The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 132 113 107
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -6
Contract jobs citing CICS 9 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.30% 0.086% 0.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.55% 0.52% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
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£380 £358 £495
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.29% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £284 £471
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £432 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £370 £433
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -14.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
582 386 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 19.46% 16.62% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 211 186
Average daily rate £363 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £247 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 34 23
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.04 £30.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.38% -10.52%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

CICS
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

CICS Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

CICS
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CICS across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

CICS Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

CICS
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

CICS Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

CICS
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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
West Yorkshire -17 9 £380 +6.29%
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region 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 15 (88.24%) Mainframe
2 14 (82.35%) COBOL
3 13 (76.47%) JCL
4 8 (47.06%) DB2
4 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (29.41%) Java
5 5 (29.41%) Adabas
6 4 (23.53%) SAS
6 4 (23.53%) zOS
6 4 (23.53%) NATURAL
6 4 (23.53%) Perl
6 4 (23.53%) VSAM
6 4 (23.53%) Spring
6 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (23.53%) WebSphere
7 3 (17.65%) Java EE
7 3 (17.65%) Hibernate
7 3 (17.65%) JIRA
7 3 (17.65%) Confluence
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) JUnit
7 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
7 3 (17.65%) HTML
7 3 (17.65%) Web Services
7 3 (17.65%) XML
7 3 (17.65%) UNIX
7 3 (17.65%) Linux
7 3 (17.65%) Apache
7 3 (17.65%) Python
7 3 (17.65%) Oracle

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region 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 4 (23.53%) SAS
1 4 (23.53%) WebSphere
2 3 (17.65%) Apache
2 3 (17.65%) Confluence
3 2 (11.76%) GlassFish
4 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (5.88%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) SSL
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) DB2
2 5 (29.41%) Adabas
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) JUnit
1 3 (17.65%) JIRA
General
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) COBOL Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Mainframe Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Mainframe Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Mainframe Developer
5 1 (5.88%) COBOL Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Software Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Spring
2 3 (17.65%) Java EE
2 3 (17.65%) Web Services
2 3 (17.65%) XML
2 3 (17.65%) HTML
2 3 (17.65%) Hibernate
3 2 (11.76%) EntireX
3 2 (11.76%) WSDL
3 2 (11.76%) XML Schema
3 2 (11.76%) JAXB
3 2 (11.76%) Grails
3 2 (11.76%) ISPF
4 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (5.88%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (88.24%) Mainframe
2 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (23.53%) VSAM
4 2 (11.76%) W3C
5 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.88%) Data Integration
5 1 (5.88%) iSeries
5 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
5 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) zOS
2 3 (17.65%) UNIX
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) ETL
2 3 (17.65%) SDLC
3 2 (11.76%) User Stories
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.76%) Time Management
3 2 (11.76%) Kanban
3 2 (11.76%) Feature Driven Development
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Scrum
3 2 (11.76%) TDD
3 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) COBOL
2 13 (76.47%) JCL
3 5 (29.41%) Java
4 4 (23.53%) NATURAL
4 4 (23.53%) Perl
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 3 (17.65%) Python
5 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
6 2 (11.76%) REXX
7 1 (5.88%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) RACF
1 2 (11.76%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Tivoli
1 2 (11.76%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft