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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
UK / England
Rank 547 531 520
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -11
Contract jobs citing CICS 21 59 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.29% 0.76% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 30
Median daily rate £418 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £271 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £388 £438
% change year-on-year
+7.74% -11.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.00 -

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
7188 7738 7934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.31% 16.89% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4645 4960 5036
Median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 221 284
Median hourly rate £21.29 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +26 10 £550 - 2
London 0 4 - -
East Midlands 0 3 £350 +4.08%
North West +12 2 £349 +11.60%
South East +1 1 £300 -42.58% 1
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 40 (61.54%) DB2
1 40 (61.54%) Mainframe
2 28 (43.08%) IBM
3 25 (38.46%) zOS
4 23 (35.38%) Finance
5 22 (33.85%) Oracle
5 22 (33.85%) Linux
6 20 (30.77%) JCL
7 19 (29.23%) Windows
8 18 (27.69%) CA
9 16 (24.62%) AIX
9 16 (24.62%) COBOL
9 16 (24.62%) Validation
9 16 (24.62%) Banking
9 16 (24.62%) CA Endevor
9 16 (24.62%) Unit Testing
9 16 (24.62%) Virtual Environments
10 15 (23.08%) iPad
10 15 (23.08%) DevOps
11 14 (21.54%) Functional Testing
11 14 (21.54%) CA Service Virtualization
11 14 (21.54%) Splunk
11 14 (21.54%) Syncsort
11 14 (21.54%) OMEGAMON
11 14 (21.54%) E-Commerce
12 13 (20.00%) SQL Server
13 12 (18.46%) SQL
13 12 (18.46%) Test Automation
13 12 (18.46%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (15.38%) Web Services

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 (13.85%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.23%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (6.15%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.08%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (3.08%) Confluence
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.08%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.08%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.54%) Commerce Server
5 1 (1.54%) Commerce Server 2007
5 1 (1.54%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Bluemix
1 2 (3.08%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) SSL
1 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.08%) WebEx
2 1 (1.54%) Firewall
2 1 (1.54%) FTP
2 1 (1.54%) HTTP
2 1 (1.54%) Internet
2 1 (1.54%) SAN
2 1 (1.54%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (61.54%) DB2
2 13 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.62%) Adabas
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.54%) MS Access
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.54%) ChangeMan
3 1 (1.54%) ERwin
3 1 (1.54%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.54%) Firebug
3 1 (1.54%) JBehave
3 1 (1.54%) JIRA
3 1 (1.54%) JMeter
3 1 (1.54%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.54%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (1.54%) Subversion
3 1 (1.54%) The Grinder
3 1 (1.54%) Toad
3 1 (1.54%) Vagrant
General
1 23 (35.38%) Finance
2 16 (24.62%) Banking
3 3 (4.62%) Retail
4 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.54%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (18.46%) Developer
2 10 (15.38%) Analyst
3 9 (13.85%) Architect
4 7 (10.77%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (9.23%) Build Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Consultant
5 6 (9.23%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (9.23%) Test Leader
6 5 (7.69%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 4 (6.15%) Deployment Specialist
7 4 (6.15%) DevOps Specialist
7 4 (6.15%) Environment Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) Senior Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Test Manager
7 4 (6.15%) z/OS Specialist
8 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Programmer
8 3 (4.62%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.38%) Web Services
2 9 (13.85%) WebSphere MQ
3 7 (10.77%) Middleware
4 3 (4.62%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (4.62%) REST
4 3 (4.62%) XML
5 2 (3.08%) .NET
5 2 (3.08%) HTML
5 2 (3.08%) ISPF
5 2 (3.08%) J2EE
5 2 (3.08%) SOAP
6 1 (1.54%) ADO.NET
6 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.54%) CSS
6 1 (1.54%) jQuery
6 1 (1.54%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (61.54%) Mainframe
2 15 (23.08%) iPad
3 12 (18.46%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (10.77%) VSAM
5 6 (9.23%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (9.23%) Replication
6 2 (3.08%) iSeries
6 2 (3.08%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.54%) AS400
7 1 (1.54%) Blog
7 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.54%) DataPower
7 1 (1.54%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (38.46%) zOS
2 22 (33.85%) Linux
3 19 (29.23%) Windows
4 16 (24.62%) AIX
5 9 (13.85%) HPUX
6 8 (12.31%) Unix
7 7 (10.77%) Solaris
8 6 (9.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (9.23%) SUSE
9 2 (3.08%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.62%) Unit Testing
1 16 (24.62%) Validation
1 16 (24.62%) Virtual Environments
2 15 (23.08%) DevOps
3 14 (21.54%) E-Commerce
3 14 (21.54%) Functional Testing
4 12 (18.46%) Test Automation
5 8 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (9.23%) Feasibility Study
7 5 (7.69%) Regression Testing
8 3 (4.62%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (3.08%) Asset Management
9 2 (3.08%) High Availability
9 2 (3.08%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.08%) SOA
9 2 (3.08%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (1.54%) Change Management
10 1 (1.54%) Configuration Management
10 1 (1.54%) Data Modelling
10 1 (1.54%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (30.77%) JCL
2 16 (24.62%) COBOL
3 12 (18.46%) SQL
4 9 (13.85%) Java
5 4 (6.15%) Perl
5 4 (6.15%) REXX
6 3 (4.62%) Assembly Language
6 3 (4.62%) C#
7 2 (3.08%) NATURAL
8 1 (1.54%) CLIST
8 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.54%) PL/1
8 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.15%) RACF
3 1 (1.54%) Docker
3 1 (1.54%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 16 (24.62%) CA Endevor
2 14 (21.54%) CA Service Virtualization
2 14 (21.54%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.08%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.54%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 28 (43.08%) IBM
2 22 (33.85%) Oracle
3 18 (27.69%) CA
4 14 (21.54%) Splunk
4 14 (21.54%) Syncsort
5 6 (9.23%) Intel
5 6 (9.23%) VMware
6 3 (4.62%) HP
7 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.08%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.54%) Ab Initio
8 1 (1.54%) Ektron
8 1 (1.54%) Pega
8 1 (1.54%) Remedy
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