The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 563 537 530
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -7
Contract jobs citing CICS 64 61 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.67% 0.65% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 29 33
Average daily rate £312 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.70% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £313 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
-13.23% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London average 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
9612 9435 8774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.76% 18.61% 17.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6377 5832 5462
Average daily rate £425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 353 310
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.99 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CICS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North West +6 27 £425 +1.19% 1
London -17 13 £240 -40.00% 2
South West +20 12 £263 -
East Midlands +7 4 £356 -
South East - 4 - - 3
Yorkshire -5 2 £525 -
North East - 1 - -
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing CICS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CICS.

1 88 (74.58%) DB2
2 80 (67.80%) COBOL
3 75 (63.56%) Mainframe
4 56 (47.46%) IBM
5 53 (44.92%) JCL
6 47 (39.83%) Finance
7 44 (37.29%) zOS
8 34 (28.81%) IBM Mainframe
9 32 (27.12%) Banking
10 27 (22.88%) ISPF
10 27 (22.88%) Assembly Language
10 27 (22.88%) SQL
11 24 (20.34%) REXX
12 21 (17.80%) CA
12 21 (17.80%) WebSphere
13 20 (16.95%) VSAM
13 20 (16.95%) C++
13 20 (16.95%) Linux
14 19 (16.10%) Java
15 17 (14.41%) Easytrieve
15 17 (14.41%) Project Management
15 17 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
16 16 (13.56%) MVS
17 15 (12.71%) Windows
17 15 (12.71%) CLIST
18 14 (11.86%) JavaScript
18 14 (11.86%) Oracle
18 14 (11.86%) SQL Server
19 13 (11.02%) MQSeries
20 12 (10.17%) Windows Server 2003

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing CICS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CICS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (17.80%) WebSphere
2 13 (11.02%) MQSeries
3 8 (6.78%) JBoss
3 8 (6.78%) WebLogic
4 6 (5.08%) Apache
4 6 (5.08%) IIS
5 3 (2.54%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (6.78%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.08%) FTP
1 6 (5.08%) SSL
1 6 (5.08%) WinSCP
2 4 (3.39%) SNA
3 3 (2.54%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.85%) Internet
4 1 (0.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (74.58%) DB2
2 17 (14.41%) Easytrieve
3 14 (11.86%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.08%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 6 (5.08%) MS Access
4 6 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.69%) Adabas
5 2 (1.69%) OLTP
5 2 (1.69%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.85%) DataStage
6 1 (0.85%) Essbase
6 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.85%) IDMS
6 1 (0.85%) IMS/DB
6 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.85%) MySQL
6 1 (0.85%) OLAP
6 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (6.78%) ClearCase
1 8 (6.78%) Subversion
2 6 (5.08%) Eclipse
2 6 (5.08%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.69%) CA Gen
4 1 (0.85%) ERwin
4 1 (0.85%) JIRA
4 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.85%) VisualAge
General
1 47 (39.83%) Finance
2 32 (27.12%) Banking
3 7 (5.93%) Retail
4 4 (3.39%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.54%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Automotive
6 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (37.29%) Developer
2 27 (22.88%) Architect
2 27 (22.88%) COBOL Developer
3 17 (14.41%) Analyst
3 17 (14.41%) Mainframe Developer
3 17 (14.41%) Solutions Architect
4 16 (13.56%) DB2 Developer
5 8 (6.78%) Programmer
6 6 (5.08%) Applications Developer
6 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Developer
7 5 (4.24%) CICS Programmer
7 5 (4.24%) Designer
7 5 (4.24%) Solutions Designer
7 5 (4.24%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (3.39%) CICS Analyst
8 4 (3.39%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (3.39%) Mainframe Analyst
8 4 (3.39%) SQL Developer
8 4 (3.39%) Systems Programmer
9 3 (2.54%) DB2 DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (22.88%) ISPF
2 12 (10.17%) Middleware
3 11 (9.32%) Web Services
4 10 (8.47%) J2EE
4 10 (8.47%) JSP
5 9 (7.63%) JMS
6 8 (6.78%) .NET
6 8 (6.78%) EJB
6 8 (6.78%) Hibernate
6 8 (6.78%) Servlets
6 8 (6.78%) Struts
6 8 (6.78%) WSDL
6 8 (6.78%) XML
6 8 (6.78%) XSD
7 6 (5.08%) ASP.NET
7 6 (5.08%) IBM Integration Bus
8 3 (2.54%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (1.69%) APPC
10 1 (0.85%) Ajax
10 1 (0.85%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 75 (63.56%) Mainframe
2 34 (28.81%) IBM Mainframe
3 20 (16.95%) VSAM
4 10 (8.47%) AS400
5 8 (6.78%) PMI
6 7 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.39%) Contactless
8 3 (2.54%) Replication
9 2 (1.69%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.85%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 44 (37.29%) zOS
2 20 (16.95%) Linux
3 16 (13.56%) MVS
4 15 (12.71%) Windows
5 12 (10.17%) Windows Server
5 12 (10.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.39%) SUSE
7 3 (2.54%) AIX
7 3 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.54%) Solaris
7 3 (2.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (14.41%) Project Management
2 11 (9.32%) High Availability
2 11 (9.32%) SDLC
3 10 (8.47%) ITIL
4 9 (7.63%) Mentoring
4 9 (7.63%) Problem Management
4 9 (7.63%) Service Management
4 9 (7.63%) Waterfall
5 8 (6.78%) Agile Project Management
5 8 (6.78%) CMMI
5 8 (6.78%) ITIL V3
5 8 (6.78%) Knowledge Management
5 8 (6.78%) PRINCE
5 8 (6.78%) PRINCE2
5 8 (6.78%) RUP
5 8 (6.78%) Workflow
6 7 (5.93%) E-Commerce
6 7 (5.93%) Performance Analysis
6 7 (5.93%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (67.80%) COBOL
2 53 (44.92%) JCL
3 27 (22.88%) Assembly Language
3 27 (22.88%) SQL
4 24 (20.34%) REXX
5 20 (16.95%) C++
6 19 (16.10%) Java
7 15 (12.71%) CLIST
8 14 (11.86%) JavaScript
9 6 (5.08%) C#
9 6 (5.08%) Perl
9 6 (5.08%) VBA
10 4 (3.39%) C
11 1 (0.85%) Python
11 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (7.63%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.78%) PMI Certification
3 6 (5.08%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.24%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.24%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) COREP
2 1 (0.85%) FINREP
2 1 (0.85%) SEPA
System Software
1 12 (10.17%) Time Sharing Option
2 10 (8.47%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.47%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 7 (5.93%) RACF
4 3 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.85%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 10 (8.47%) Tivoli NetView
2 4 (3.39%) Control-M
2 4 (3.39%) OMEGAMON
3 3 (2.54%) CA Endevor
4 2 (1.69%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 56 (47.46%) IBM
2 21 (17.80%) CA
3 14 (11.86%) Oracle
4 8 (6.78%) Chordiant
5 7 (5.93%) HP
5 7 (5.93%) Microsoft
6 6 (5.08%) Micro Focus
7 5 (4.24%) Sun
8 3 (2.54%) Intel
8 3 (2.54%) VMware
9 2 (1.69%) ATG
9 2 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.85%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.85%) Calypso
10 1 (0.85%) Informatica
10 1 (0.85%) Splunk
10 1 (0.85%) Sybase
10 1 (0.85%) TOWER Software
10 1 (0.85%) Unisys
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