The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 534 443 491
Rank change year-on-year
-91 +48
Contract jobs citing CICS 74 127 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.25% 0.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.73% 1.36% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 61 17
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£413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £250 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £364 £330
% change year-on-year
+18.13% +10.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £110.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £110.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
10083 9305 8821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.23% 18.00% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6516 5660 4970
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £502 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 386 447
Average hourly rate £19.38 £17.15 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -8.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £36.07 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.51% -9.34%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CICS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CICS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CICS within the UK.

CICS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CICS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CICS within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

CICS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CICS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CICS within the UK.

CICS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CICS
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -39 67 £400 +6.66% 3
North West +1 19 £425 +269.56% 1
London -7 19 £350 -6.66% 2
Manchester -2 14 £400 +263.63% 1
East Midlands - 13 £299 -
Nottinghamshire - 8 £335 -
Scotland -50 7 £500 +36.05%
Nottingham - 7 £335 -
Edinburgh -44 6 £500 +29.87%
Cheshire +7 3 £463 -
Yorkshire -21 3 £350 +1.44%
Leicester - 3 £250 -
Leicestershire - 3 £250 -
City of London -15 2 £501 +33.60%
Knutsford - 2 £463 -
Glasgow -1 1 - -
West Yorkshire -17 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Pontefract - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CICS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CICS.

1 102 (67.55%) Mainframe
2 88 (58.28%) DB2
3 63 (41.72%) COBOL
4 56 (37.09%) IBM
5 50 (33.11%) Finance
6 48 (31.79%) JCL
7 31 (20.53%) IBM Mainframe
8 30 (19.87%) zOS
8 30 (19.87%) UNIX
9 28 (18.54%) Banking
9 28 (18.54%) VSAM
10 23 (15.23%) WebSphere
10 23 (15.23%) Windows
11 21 (13.91%) REXX
12 20 (13.25%) SQL
13 18 (11.92%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (11.26%) ISPF
14 17 (11.26%) Project Management
14 17 (11.26%) CA
14 17 (11.26%) RACF
14 17 (11.26%) Linux
14 17 (11.26%) Web Services
15 16 (10.60%) MS Office
16 15 (9.93%) ITIL
16 15 (9.93%) Oracle
16 15 (9.93%) Assembly Language
16 15 (9.93%) Middleware
17 14 (9.27%) Migration
17 14 (9.27%) Waterfall
18 13 (8.61%) OMEGAMON

CICS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CICS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CICS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (15.23%) WebSphere
2 11 (7.28%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (6.62%) MQSeries
4 9 (5.96%) SAS
5 4 (2.65%) TPMS
6 2 (1.32%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 2 (1.32%) WebSphere Process Server
6 2 (1.32%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.32%) IIS
7 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.66%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (10.60%) MS Office
2 9 (5.96%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.31%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.66%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.28%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.64%) SMTP
3 6 (3.97%) ATM
4 5 (3.31%) SSL
4 5 (3.31%) Internet
5 4 (2.65%) LAN
5 4 (2.65%) VoIP
5 4 (2.65%) WAN
6 3 (1.99%) Intranet
6 3 (1.99%) SNA
7 2 (1.32%) SAN
8 1 (0.66%) S/MIME
8 1 (0.66%) SMS
8 1 (0.66%) FTP
8 1 (0.66%) LDAP
8 1 (0.66%) Firewall
8 1 (0.66%) SSH
8 1 (0.66%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (58.28%) DB2
2 10 (6.62%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.96%) DataStage
4 5 (3.31%) Easytrieve
4 5 (3.31%) Adabas
4 5 (3.31%) Pentaho
5 4 (2.65%) Informix
5 4 (2.65%) MySQL
5 4 (2.65%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.32%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.66%) Ingres
7 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.65%) ChangeMan
1 4 (2.65%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.32%) JMeter
2 2 (1.32%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.32%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.32%) XPEDITER
3 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
General
1 50 (33.11%) Finance
2 28 (18.54%) Banking
3 7 (4.64%) Retail
3 7 (4.64%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.65%) Advertising
5 3 (1.99%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.99%) International Banking
6 2 (1.32%) French Language
7 1 (0.66%) Legal
7 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.66%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (18.54%) Analyst
2 22 (14.57%) Architect
3 18 (11.92%) Developer
4 17 (11.26%) Programmer
5 13 (8.61%) Mainframe Developer
6 12 (7.95%) Systems Programmer
7 11 (7.28%) Service Desk Analyst
7 11 (7.28%) CICS Programmer
7 11 (7.28%) Mainframe Architect
7 11 (7.28%) Technical Architect
7 11 (7.28%) Service Analyst
8 10 (6.62%) Consultant
9 9 (5.96%) CICS Systems Programmer
10 8 (5.30%) Technical Leader
11 7 (4.64%) Administrator
12 6 (3.97%) Mainframe Consultant
13 4 (2.65%) Designer
13 4 (2.65%) DBA
13 4 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
14 3 (1.99%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.26%) ISPF
1 17 (11.26%) Web Services
2 15 (9.93%) Middleware
3 11 (7.28%) WebSphere MQ
4 10 (6.62%) .NET
5 9 (5.96%) J2EE
6 8 (5.30%) JSP
7 5 (3.31%) JMS
7 5 (3.31%) JDBC
7 5 (3.31%) JNDI
8 4 (2.65%) EJB
8 4 (2.65%) JavaBeans
9 3 (1.99%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 2 (1.32%) HTML
10 2 (1.32%) XML
11 1 (0.66%) EntireX
11 1 (0.66%) SAML
11 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.66%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 102 (67.55%) Mainframe
2 31 (20.53%) IBM Mainframe
3 28 (18.54%) VSAM
4 9 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.97%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.65%) Replication
6 4 (2.65%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.99%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.32%) Tandem
8 2 (1.32%) Clustering
8 2 (1.32%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.32%) HACMP
8 2 (1.32%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.66%) New Media
9 1 (0.66%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.66%) DataPower
9 1 (0.66%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 30 (19.87%) zOS
1 30 (19.87%) UNIX
2 23 (15.23%) Windows
3 17 (11.26%) Linux
4 11 (7.28%) Windows NT
5 8 (5.30%) MVS
6 7 (4.64%) AIX
7 5 (3.31%) Solaris
8 4 (2.65%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.99%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.99%) SUSE
9 3 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.32%) HPUX
10 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.66%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (11.92%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (11.26%) Project Management
3 15 (9.93%) ITIL
4 14 (9.27%) Migration
4 14 (9.27%) Waterfall
5 11 (7.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (7.28%) Service Management
6 10 (6.62%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (5.96%) Unit Testing
8 8 (5.30%) Change Management
9 7 (4.64%) Incident Management
10 6 (3.97%) Scrum
10 6 (3.97%) SOA
11 5 (3.31%) TDD
12 4 (2.65%) Performance Management
12 4 (2.65%) Data Protection
12 4 (2.65%) Load Balancing
12 4 (2.65%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (2.65%) UML
12 4 (2.65%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 63 (41.72%) COBOL
2 48 (31.79%) JCL
3 21 (13.91%) REXX
4 20 (13.25%) SQL
5 15 (9.93%) Assembly Language
6 13 (8.61%) Java
7 6 (3.97%) C++
7 6 (3.97%) C
8 5 (3.31%) NATURAL
9 3 (1.99%) Python
10 2 (1.32%) C#
11 1 (0.66%) SELCOPY
11 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.66%) PL/1
11 1 (0.66%) VB
11 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (4.64%) Degree
2 4 (2.65%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.32%) ISSAP
4 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.97%) SLA
2 3 (1.99%) QA
2 3 (1.99%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.66%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (11.26%) RACF
2 3 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.66%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 13 (8.61%) OMEGAMON
2 9 (5.96%) CA Endevor
3 3 (1.99%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.32%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.66%) Puppet
5 1 (0.66%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.66%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.66%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 56 (37.09%) IBM
2 17 (11.26%) CA
3 15 (9.93%) Oracle
4 10 (6.62%) Microsoft
5 8 (5.30%) BMC
6 4 (2.65%) Sybase
7 3 (1.99%) EMC
7 3 (1.99%) VMware
8 2 (1.32%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.32%) SAP
8 2 (1.32%) NetApp
8 2 (1.32%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.66%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.66%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.66%) Intel
9 1 (0.66%) HP
9 1 (0.66%) Syncsort
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