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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 579 559 536
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -23
Contract jobs citing CICS 47 52 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.095% 0.11% 0.094%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.49% 0.57% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 33 21
Median daily rate £301 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.29% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £320 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - -
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
9526 9110 8406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.34% 18.51% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6421 5757 5292
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.72% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 325 296
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.19 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.87% +9.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.91% +15.34%

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 May 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 May 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
North West -4 15 £402 -13.02%
London -14 12 £240 -36.00% 2
South West - 7 £275 -
East Midlands +13 5 £356 +37.01%
South East - 3 - - 4
Yorkshire -1 2 £525 - 1
North East - 2 - -
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 77 (79.38%) DB2
2 65 (67.01%) COBOL
3 61 (62.89%) Mainframe
4 42 (43.30%) Finance
4 42 (43.30%) IBM
5 35 (36.08%) JCL
6 31 (31.96%) Banking
7 30 (30.93%) IBM Mainframe
7 30 (30.93%) zOS
8 25 (25.77%) SQL
9 21 (21.65%) Assembly Language
10 20 (20.62%) ISPF
11 19 (19.59%) WebSphere
12 18 (18.56%) Java
13 17 (17.53%) Project Management
13 17 (17.53%) VSAM
14 16 (16.49%) CA
14 16 (16.49%) Linux
15 15 (15.46%) Oracle
15 15 (15.46%) SQL Server
15 15 (15.46%) REXX
16 14 (14.43%) MVS
16 14 (14.43%) Easytrieve
16 14 (14.43%) C++
16 14 (14.43%) JavaScript
16 14 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
17 13 (13.40%) CLIST
18 11 (11.34%) Web Services
19 10 (10.31%) JSP
19 10 (10.31%) J2EE

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 19 (19.59%) WebSphere
2 8 (8.25%) JBoss
2 8 (8.25%) WebLogic
3 7 (7.22%) MQSeries
4 6 (6.19%) Apache
4 6 (6.19%) IIS
5 3 (3.09%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.03%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (6.19%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.15%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.19%) FTP
1 6 (6.19%) SSL
1 6 (6.19%) WinSCP
2 4 (4.12%) SNA
3 3 (3.09%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.06%) Intranet
5 1 (1.03%) Internet
5 1 (1.03%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (79.38%) DB2
2 15 (15.46%) SQL Server
3 14 (14.43%) Easytrieve
4 6 (6.19%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 6 (6.19%) MS Access
4 6 (6.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (6.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.06%) OLTP
5 2 (2.06%) PowerCenter
6 1 (1.03%) Adabas
6 1 (1.03%) DataStage
6 1 (1.03%) Essbase
6 1 (1.03%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.03%) IMS/DB
6 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.03%) MySQL
6 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (8.25%) ClearCase
1 8 (8.25%) Subversion
2 6 (6.19%) Eclipse
2 6 (6.19%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.03%) CA Gen
3 1 (1.03%) JIRA
3 1 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.03%) VisualAge
General
1 42 (43.30%) Finance
2 31 (31.96%) Banking
3 6 (6.19%) Retail
4 4 (4.12%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.09%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.03%) Automotive
6 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (43.30%) Developer
2 25 (25.77%) COBOL Developer
3 18 (18.56%) Architect
4 16 (16.49%) Mainframe Developer
5 14 (14.43%) DB2 Developer
6 13 (13.40%) Analyst
7 9 (9.28%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (6.19%) Applications Developer
8 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Developer
8 6 (6.19%) Programmer
9 5 (5.15%) CICS Programmer
9 5 (5.15%) Designer
9 5 (5.15%) Solutions Designer
9 5 (5.15%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (4.12%) CICS Systems Programmer
10 4 (4.12%) Systems Programmer
11 3 (3.09%) Analyst Developer
11 3 (3.09%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.09%) Mainframe Support
11 3 (3.09%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.62%) ISPF
2 11 (11.34%) Web Services
3 10 (10.31%) J2EE
3 10 (10.31%) JSP
4 9 (9.28%) JMS
4 9 (9.28%) Middleware
5 8 (8.25%) .NET
5 8 (8.25%) EJB
5 8 (8.25%) Hibernate
5 8 (8.25%) Servlets
5 8 (8.25%) Struts
5 8 (8.25%) WSDL
5 8 (8.25%) XML
5 8 (8.25%) XSD
6 6 (6.19%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.09%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (2.06%) IBM Integration Bus
9 1 (1.03%) Ajax
9 1 (1.03%) APPC
9 1 (1.03%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 61 (62.89%) Mainframe
2 30 (30.93%) IBM Mainframe
3 17 (17.53%) VSAM
4 8 (8.25%) PMI
5 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (6.19%) AS400
6 3 (3.09%) Replication
7 1 (1.03%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.03%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.03%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 30 (30.93%) zOS
2 16 (16.49%) Linux
3 14 (14.43%) MVS
4 9 (9.28%) Windows
5 6 (6.19%) Windows Server
5 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.12%) SUSE
7 3 (3.09%) AIX
7 3 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.09%) Solaris
7 3 (3.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.53%) Project Management
2 14 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (10.31%) SDLC
4 9 (9.28%) Service Management
4 9 (9.28%) Waterfall
5 8 (8.25%) Agile Project Management
5 8 (8.25%) CMMI
5 8 (8.25%) PRINCE
5 8 (8.25%) PRINCE2
5 8 (8.25%) RUP
6 7 (7.22%) ITIL
6 7 (7.22%) Performance Analysis
6 7 (7.22%) Unit Testing
6 7 (7.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (6.19%) High Availability
7 6 (6.19%) ITIL V3
7 6 (6.19%) Mentoring
7 6 (6.19%) Problem Management
8 5 (5.15%) BDD
8 5 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 65 (67.01%) COBOL
2 35 (36.08%) JCL
3 25 (25.77%) SQL
4 21 (21.65%) Assembly Language
5 18 (18.56%) Java
6 15 (15.46%) REXX
7 14 (14.43%) C++
7 14 (14.43%) JavaScript
8 13 (13.40%) CLIST
9 6 (6.19%) C#
9 6 (6.19%) Perl
9 6 (6.19%) VBA
10 3 (3.09%) C
11 1 (1.03%) Python
11 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (8.25%) PMI Certification
2 5 (5.15%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.15%) Sun Certification
3 2 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.06%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.06%) QA
2 1 (1.03%) COREP
2 1 (1.03%) FINREP
2 1 (1.03%) SEPA
2 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (10.31%) Time Sharing Option
2 7 (7.22%) Active Directory
3 6 (6.19%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 3 (3.09%) RACF
4 3 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.03%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 6 (6.19%) Tivoli NetView
2 4 (4.12%) Control-M
3 2 (2.06%) CA Endevor
3 2 (2.06%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 42 (43.30%) IBM
2 16 (16.49%) CA
3 15 (15.46%) Oracle
4 8 (8.25%) Chordiant
4 8 (8.25%) Microsoft
5 6 (6.19%) Micro Focus
6 5 (5.15%) HP
6 5 (5.15%) Sun
7 4 (4.12%) VMware
8 3 (3.09%) Intel
9 2 (2.06%) ATG
9 2 (2.06%) IBM Sterling
9 2 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.03%) ArcSight
10 1 (1.03%) Cisco
10 1 (1.03%) Citrix
10 1 (1.03%) Informatica
10 1 (1.03%) Lotus
10 1 (1.03%) Splunk
10 1 (1.03%) Unisys
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