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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 583 561 540
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -21
Contract jobs citing CICS 43 90 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.087% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.46% 0.94% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 42 38
Median daily rate £474 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £321 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £456 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.86% +21.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.00
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
9297 9547 9158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.91% 18.11% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6104 6162 5578
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 288 372
Median hourly rate £27.00 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.18 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.75 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+23.59% +27.14%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +12 11 £525 +5.00%
London -15 8 £475 +15.15%
South West +21 7 £350 -36.36%
North West -2 7 £425 -5.55% 2
East Midlands -4 3 £338 +3.84% 1
West Midlands -27 2 £519 +22.05%
South East +10 1 - - 4
East of England - 1 £375 -
North East - 1 - - 1
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 57 (64.04%) DB2
2 47 (52.81%) Mainframe
3 38 (42.70%) Finance
4 36 (40.45%) zOS
5 28 (31.46%) Linux
6 27 (30.34%) JCL
7 25 (28.09%) Oracle
7 25 (28.09%) COBOL
7 25 (28.09%) IBM
8 23 (25.84%) Windows
9 20 (22.47%) Banking
10 18 (20.22%) WebSphere MQ
10 18 (20.22%) SQL
11 17 (19.10%) AIX
12 15 (16.85%) Middleware
13 14 (15.73%) IBM Mainframe
14 13 (14.61%) SUSE
14 13 (14.61%) VMware
14 13 (14.61%) SQL Server
15 12 (13.48%) Unix
15 12 (13.48%) Solaris
15 12 (13.48%) Intel
15 12 (13.48%) IBM HTTP Server
15 12 (13.48%) Replication
15 12 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (13.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (13.48%) Feasibility Study
16 11 (12.36%) VSAM
16 11 (12.36%) CA
16 11 (12.36%) Java

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 12 (13.48%) IBM HTTP Server
2 9 (10.11%) WebSphere
3 5 (5.62%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.37%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (2.25%) Confluence
5 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.25%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.25%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.12%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (5.62%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.37%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.25%) Intranet
2 2 (2.25%) SNA
2 2 (2.25%) WebEx
3 1 (1.12%) Firewall
3 1 (1.12%) FTP
3 1 (1.12%) HTTP
3 1 (1.12%) Internet
3 1 (1.12%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.12%) SAN
3 1 (1.12%) SMTP
3 1 (1.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (64.04%) DB2
2 13 (14.61%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.25%) OLTP
3 2 (2.25%) PowerCenter
3 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.12%) Adabas
4 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.12%) DataStage
4 1 (1.12%) Easytrieve
4 1 (1.12%) Essbase
4 1 (1.12%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.12%) IMS/DB
4 1 (1.12%) MS Access
4 1 (1.12%) MySQL
4 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.12%) CA Gen
3 1 (1.12%) ChangeMan
3 1 (1.12%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.12%) Firebug
3 1 (1.12%) JIRA
3 1 (1.12%) JMeter
3 1 (1.12%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.12%) Subversion
3 1 (1.12%) The Grinder
3 1 (1.12%) Toad
General
1 38 (42.70%) Finance
2 20 (22.47%) Banking
3 3 (3.37%) Retail
4 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (24.72%) Analyst
2 21 (23.60%) Architect
3 18 (20.22%) Developer
4 17 (19.10%) Infrastructure Architect
5 13 (14.61%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (12.36%) Mainframe Developer
7 10 (11.24%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 8 (8.99%) COBOL Developer
9 6 (6.74%) Administrator
9 6 (6.74%) Mainframe Architect
9 6 (6.74%) Operations Analyst
9 6 (6.74%) Programmer
9 6 (6.74%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (5.62%) Systems Programmer
10 5 (5.62%) Test Leader
11 4 (4.49%) CICS Programmer
11 4 (4.49%) CICS Systems Programmer
11 4 (4.49%) Environment Analyst
11 4 (4.49%) WebSphere Administrator
11 4 (4.49%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.22%) WebSphere MQ
2 15 (16.85%) Middleware
3 7 (7.87%) Web Services
4 6 (6.74%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (3.37%) .NET
5 3 (3.37%) ISPF
5 3 (3.37%) J2EE
6 2 (2.25%) JSP
6 2 (2.25%) REST
6 2 (2.25%) XML
7 1 (1.12%) Ajax
7 1 (1.12%) JDBC
7 1 (1.12%) JMS
7 1 (1.12%) JNDI
7 1 (1.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (52.81%) Mainframe
2 14 (15.73%) IBM Mainframe
3 12 (13.48%) Replication
4 11 (12.36%) VSAM
5 8 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.37%) AS400
6 3 (3.37%) iSeries
7 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.12%) Blog
8 1 (1.12%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.12%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.12%) iPad
8 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.12%) Social Media
8 1 (1.12%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.12%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 36 (40.45%) zOS
2 28 (31.46%) Linux
3 23 (25.84%) Windows
4 17 (19.10%) AIX
5 13 (14.61%) SUSE
6 12 (13.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (13.48%) Solaris
6 12 (13.48%) Unix
7 5 (5.62%) HPUX
8 3 (3.37%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.48%) Feasibility Study
2 10 (11.24%) Validation
3 5 (5.62%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (5.62%) Migration
4 4 (4.49%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (4.49%) ITIL
5 3 (3.37%) Change Management
5 3 (3.37%) High Availability
5 3 (3.37%) Project Management
5 3 (3.37%) Regression Testing
5 3 (3.37%) SDLC
6 2 (2.25%) Asset Management
6 2 (2.25%) CRM
6 2 (2.25%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.25%) Line Management
6 2 (2.25%) Performance Testing
6 2 (2.25%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.25%) Stress Testing
6 2 (2.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (30.34%) JCL
2 25 (28.09%) COBOL
3 18 (20.22%) SQL
4 11 (12.36%) Java
5 5 (5.62%) REXX
6 4 (4.49%) Perl
7 2 (2.25%) Assembly Language
7 2 (2.25%) C
7 2 (2.25%) C#
7 2 (2.25%) C++
7 2 (2.25%) CLIST
8 1 (1.12%) PL/1
8 1 (1.12%) Python
8 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.12%) Degree
2 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) COREP
1 1 (1.12%) FINREP
1 1 (1.12%) SEPA
1 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.99%) RACF
3 3 (3.37%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.37%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (2.25%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 8 (8.99%) CA Endevor
2 3 (3.37%) Control-M
3 2 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.25%) Tivoli NetView
3 2 (2.25%) zSecure
4 1 (1.12%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 25 (28.09%) IBM
1 25 (28.09%) Oracle
2 13 (14.61%) VMware
3 12 (13.48%) Intel
4 11 (12.36%) CA
5 4 (4.49%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.37%) HP
7 1 (1.12%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.12%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.12%) Calypso
7 1 (1.12%) Cisco
7 1 (1.12%) Citrix
7 1 (1.12%) Informatica
7 1 (1.12%) Lotus
7 1 (1.12%) Pega
7 1 (1.12%) Splunk
7 1 (1.12%) Sybase
7 1 (1.12%) Unisys
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