The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 569 535 552
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +17
Contract jobs citing CICS 37 79 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.081% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.45% 0.93% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 34
Median daily rate £380 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £275 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £603 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £27.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +68.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +75.00%
CICS
UK

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

Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
8143 8476 9016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.76% 16.79% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5232 5386 5818
Median daily rate £425 £413 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 240 333
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.44 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.47 £17.50 £19.88
% change year-on-year
+22.65% -11.94%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing CICS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in England

CICS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

CICS Daily Rate Trend in England

CICS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CICS across the England region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

CICS Daily Rate Histogram in England

CICS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

CICS Hourly Rate Trend in England

CICS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the England region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Yorkshire - 15 £550 - 1
London +9 9 £380 +26.66%
North West -10 6 £425 +28.30%
East Midlands -4 3 £350 -17.64%
South East +8 2 - - 2
North East -32 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CICS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for CICS.

1 49 (62.03%) DB2
2 48 (60.76%) Mainframe
3 37 (46.84%) zOS
4 31 (39.24%) IBM
5 24 (30.38%) Linux
5 24 (30.38%) Finance
6 23 (29.11%) Oracle
7 22 (27.85%) JCL
8 21 (26.58%) CA
8 21 (26.58%) Windows
9 18 (22.78%) Validation
9 18 (22.78%) CA Endevor
9 18 (22.78%) Unit Testing
10 17 (21.52%) Banking
10 17 (21.52%) AIX
11 16 (20.25%) COBOL
11 16 (20.25%) Virtual Environments
12 15 (18.99%) DevOps
12 15 (18.99%) iPad
13 14 (17.72%) SQL
13 14 (17.72%) E-Commerce
13 14 (17.72%) Splunk
13 14 (17.72%) Functional Testing
13 14 (17.72%) CA Service Virtualization
13 14 (17.72%) Syncsort
13 14 (17.72%) OMEGAMON
14 13 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (16.46%) SQL Server
15 12 (15.19%) WebSphere MQ
15 12 (15.19%) Test Automation

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (11.39%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.13%) IBM HTTP Server
3 5 (6.33%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.80%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (2.53%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (2.53%) Confluence
5 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.53%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.27%) Commerce Server
6 1 (1.27%) Commerce Server 2007
6 1 (1.27%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Bluemix
1 2 (2.53%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.53%) WebEx
2 1 (1.27%) Firewall
2 1 (1.27%) FTP
2 1 (1.27%) HTTP
2 1 (1.27%) SAN
2 1 (1.27%) SMTP
2 1 (1.27%) SNA
2 1 (1.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (62.03%) DB2
2 13 (16.46%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.80%) Adabas
4 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.27%) MS Access
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.27%) ChangeMan
3 1 (1.27%) ERwin
3 1 (1.27%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.27%) Firebug
3 1 (1.27%) JBehave
3 1 (1.27%) JIRA
3 1 (1.27%) JMeter
3 1 (1.27%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.27%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (1.27%) Subversion
3 1 (1.27%) The Grinder
3 1 (1.27%) Toad
3 1 (1.27%) Vagrant
General
1 24 (30.38%) Finance
2 17 (21.52%) Banking
3 3 (3.80%) Retail
4 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (20.25%) Architect
2 15 (18.99%) Analyst
3 13 (16.46%) Infrastructure Architect
4 12 (15.19%) Developer
5 9 (11.39%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (7.59%) Build Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 6 (7.59%) Test Leader
7 5 (6.33%) Consultant
7 5 (6.33%) Mainframe Architect
7 5 (6.33%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Administrator
8 4 (5.06%) Deployment Specialist
8 4 (5.06%) Designer
8 4 (5.06%) DevOps Specialist
8 4 (5.06%) Environment Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.06%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.19%) WebSphere MQ
2 9 (11.39%) Middleware
2 9 (11.39%) Web Services
3 4 (5.06%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (3.80%) REST
5 2 (2.53%) .NET
5 2 (2.53%) SOAP
5 2 (2.53%) XML
6 1 (1.27%) ADO.NET
6 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.27%) CSS
6 1 (1.27%) HTML
6 1 (1.27%) ISPF
6 1 (1.27%) J2EE
6 1 (1.27%) jQuery
6 1 (1.27%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 48 (60.76%) Mainframe
2 15 (18.99%) iPad
3 13 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (10.13%) Replication
5 7 (8.86%) IBM Mainframe
6 6 (7.59%) VSAM
7 3 (3.80%) iSeries
8 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.53%) SWIFT
9 1 (1.27%) AS400
9 1 (1.27%) Blog
9 1 (1.27%) DataPower
9 1 (1.27%) Hedge funds
9 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (46.84%) zOS
2 24 (30.38%) Linux
3 21 (26.58%) Windows
4 17 (21.52%) AIX
5 9 (11.39%) HPUX
6 8 (10.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (10.13%) Solaris
6 8 (10.13%) SUSE
6 8 (10.13%) Unix
7 1 (1.27%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.78%) Unit Testing
1 18 (22.78%) Validation
2 16 (20.25%) Virtual Environments
3 15 (18.99%) DevOps
4 14 (17.72%) E-Commerce
4 14 (17.72%) Functional Testing
5 12 (15.19%) Test Automation
6 9 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (10.13%) Feasibility Study
8 5 (6.33%) Regression Testing
9 4 (5.06%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (2.53%) Asset Management
11 2 (2.53%) Incident Management
11 2 (2.53%) Line Management
11 2 (2.53%) Microservices
11 2 (2.53%) Migration
11 2 (2.53%) Performance Tuning
12 1 (1.27%) Continuous Delivery
12 1 (1.27%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.85%) JCL
2 16 (20.25%) COBOL
3 14 (17.72%) SQL
4 9 (11.39%) Java
5 4 (5.06%) Perl
5 4 (5.06%) REXX
6 3 (3.80%) C#
7 2 (2.53%) Assembly Language
7 2 (2.53%) NATURAL
8 1 (1.27%) CLIST
8 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.27%) PL/1
8 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.13%) RACF
1 8 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.27%) Docker
2 1 (1.27%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (1.27%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 18 (22.78%) CA Endevor
2 14 (17.72%) CA Service Virtualization
2 14 (17.72%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.53%) zSecure
4 1 (1.27%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 31 (39.24%) IBM
2 23 (29.11%) Oracle
3 21 (26.58%) CA
4 14 (17.72%) Splunk
4 14 (17.72%) Syncsort
5 8 (10.13%) Intel
5 8 (10.13%) VMware
6 3 (3.80%) HP
6 3 (3.80%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.53%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.27%) Ab Initio
8 1 (1.27%) Ektron
8 1 (1.27%) Pega
8 1 (1.27%) Remedy
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