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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 589 534 533
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -1
Contract jobs citing CICS 34 85 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.068% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.37% 0.93% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 52 24
Median daily rate £525 £413 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +11.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £320 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £486 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £370
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +14.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £28.50 - £29.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - £29.25
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
9107 9097 8513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.26% 17.63% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6093 5840 5096
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 282 367
Median hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £42.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+30.23% +30.30%

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 July 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 July 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 -8 9 £525 +38.15% 2
West Midlands -27 7 £498 +18.80%
London -40 7 £500 +21.21% 1
North West -5 2 £600 +33.33%
East Midlands -8 2 £325 -16.12% 2
North East - 2 - -
East of England +20 1 £375 +17.18%
South West -3 1 £550 +4.76% 3
South East - 1 - - 3
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 75 (77.32%) DB2
2 55 (56.70%) Mainframe
3 46 (47.42%) COBOL
4 39 (40.21%) Finance
5 35 (36.08%) zOS
6 30 (30.93%) SQL
6 30 (30.93%) IBM
7 26 (26.80%) Banking
8 21 (21.65%) JCL
9 20 (20.62%) Oracle
9 20 (20.62%) IBM Mainframe
10 16 (16.49%) Project Management
11 15 (15.46%) Linux
11 15 (15.46%) WebSphere
12 13 (13.40%) Java
13 12 (12.37%) Middleware
14 11 (11.34%) SDLC
14 11 (11.34%) WebSphere MQ
14 11 (11.34%) Windows
14 11 (11.34%) Web Services
15 10 (10.31%) JSP
15 10 (10.31%) J2EE
15 10 (10.31%) Assembly Language
15 10 (10.31%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (9.28%) VSAM
16 9 (9.28%) Waterfall
16 9 (9.28%) CA
16 9 (9.28%) JMS
16 9 (9.28%) SQL Server
16 9 (9.28%) Service Management

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 15 (15.46%) WebSphere
2 8 (8.25%) IBM HTTP Server
2 8 (8.25%) JBoss
2 8 (8.25%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.03%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.03%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.03%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (2.06%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.09%) SNA
1 3 (3.09%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.06%) Intranet
3 1 (1.03%) Internet
3 1 (1.03%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (77.32%) DB2
2 9 (9.28%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.09%) Easytrieve
4 2 (2.06%) OLTP
4 2 (2.06%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.03%) DataStage
5 1 (1.03%) Essbase
5 1 (1.03%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.03%) IMS/DB
5 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.03%) MySQL
5 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (8.25%) ClearCase
1 8 (8.25%) Subversion
2 1 (1.03%) CA Gen
2 1 (1.03%) JIRA
2 1 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.03%) VisualAge
General
1 39 (40.21%) Finance
2 26 (26.80%) Banking
3 4 (4.12%) Retail
4 3 (3.09%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.06%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.03%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 33 (34.02%) Developer
2 24 (24.74%) Architect
3 23 (23.71%) COBOL Developer
4 18 (18.56%) Analyst
5 15 (15.46%) Mainframe Developer
6 13 (13.40%) Infrastructure Architect
7 12 (12.37%) DB2 Developer
8 11 (11.34%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (7.22%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 7 (7.22%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (6.19%) Designer
10 6 (6.19%) Mainframe Architect
11 5 (5.15%) Programmer
11 5 (5.15%) Solutions Designer
12 4 (4.12%) Administrator
12 4 (4.12%) CICS Programmer
12 4 (4.12%) CICS Systems Programmer
12 4 (4.12%) Systems Programmer
13 3 (3.09%) Operations Analyst
13 3 (3.09%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.37%) Middleware
2 11 (11.34%) Web Services
2 11 (11.34%) WebSphere MQ
3 10 (10.31%) J2EE
3 10 (10.31%) JSP
4 9 (9.28%) JMS
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 5 (5.15%) IBM Integration Bus
7 4 (4.12%) ISPF
8 2 (2.06%) .NET
9 1 (1.03%) Ajax
9 1 (1.03%) JDBC
9 1 (1.03%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 55 (56.70%) Mainframe
2 20 (20.62%) IBM Mainframe
3 9 (9.28%) VSAM
4 8 (8.25%) PMI
4 8 (8.25%) Replication
5 3 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.06%) AS400
7 1 (1.03%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.03%) iSeries
7 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.03%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.03%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 35 (36.08%) zOS
2 15 (15.46%) Linux
3 11 (11.34%) Windows
4 9 (9.28%) SUSE
5 8 (8.25%) AIX
5 8 (8.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (8.25%) Solaris
6 5 (5.15%) Unix
7 3 (3.09%) MVS
8 1 (1.03%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.49%) Project Management
2 11 (11.34%) SDLC
3 10 (10.31%) Agile Software Development
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
5 8 (8.25%) Unit Testing
6 6 (6.19%) Performance Analysis
6 6 (6.19%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (5.15%) Automated Testing
7 5 (5.15%) BDD
7 5 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (5.15%) Migration
7 5 (5.15%) TDD
8 4 (4.12%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (4.12%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 46 (47.42%) COBOL
2 30 (30.93%) SQL
3 21 (21.65%) JCL
4 13 (13.40%) Java
5 10 (10.31%) Assembly Language
6 8 (8.25%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.09%) C++
8 2 (2.06%) C
8 2 (2.06%) CLIST
8 2 (2.06%) REXX
9 1 (1.03%) Perl
9 1 (1.03%) Python
9 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (8.25%) PMI Certification
2 5 (5.15%) Sun Certification
3 2 (2.06%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.06%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.03%) Degree
4 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.03%) COREP
1 1 (1.03%) FINREP
1 1 (1.03%) QA
1 1 (1.03%) SEPA
1 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.12%) RACF
3 3 (3.09%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.09%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (2.06%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (4.12%) CA Endevor
2 3 (3.09%) Control-M
3 2 (2.06%) Tivoli NetView
3 2 (2.06%) zSecure
4 1 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (30.93%) IBM
2 20 (20.62%) Oracle
3 9 (9.28%) CA
3 9 (9.28%) VMware
4 8 (8.25%) Chordiant
4 8 (8.25%) Intel
5 5 (5.15%) Sun
6 3 (3.09%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.03%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.03%) ATG
7 1 (1.03%) Calypso
7 1 (1.03%) Cisco
7 1 (1.03%) HP
7 1 (1.03%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (1.03%) Informatica
7 1 (1.03%) Lotus
7 1 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.03%) Splunk
7 1 (1.03%) Sybase
7 1 (1.03%) Unisys
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