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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 541 537 523
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs citing CICS 55 56 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.64% 0.65% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 32
Average daily rate £358 £350 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% -12.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £238 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £478 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £463 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 - £110.00
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
8572 8583 8158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.17% 18.23% 17.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5602 5374 4918
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 300 304
Average hourly rate £19.96 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.21% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 10 February 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 10 February 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
South East +28 14 £523 +10.00%
North West -29 9 £358 -22.70% 3
East of England - 8 - -
London -9 7 £425 +21.42% 5
North East -12 7 £324 +17.72%
South West - 5 £245 -
East Midlands -16 3 £336 +12.55% 2
Yorkshire -21 1 - - 4
Midlands - 1 £275 -
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 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.

1 115 (79.86%) Mainframe
2 111 (77.08%) DB2
3 99 (68.75%) JCL
4 90 (62.50%) zOS
5 71 (49.31%) CA
6 68 (47.22%) COBOL
7 56 (38.89%) IBM
8 54 (37.50%) RACF
9 45 (31.25%) CA Endevor
9 45 (31.25%) QA
10 42 (29.17%) Finance
11 37 (25.69%) ISPF
12 29 (20.14%) REXX
13 26 (18.06%) Assembly Language
13 26 (18.06%) VSAM
13 26 (18.06%) IBM Mainframe
14 24 (16.67%) Banking
14 24 (16.67%) Windows
15 22 (15.28%) C++
16 21 (14.58%) WebSphere
16 21 (14.58%) Time Sharing Option
17 20 (13.89%) Easytrieve
18 19 (13.19%) CLIST
19 17 (11.81%) SQL Server
19 17 (11.81%) Linux
19 17 (11.81%) MQSeries
19 17 (11.81%) Windows Server
20 14 (9.72%) SSL
20 14 (9.72%) ITIL
20 14 (9.72%) MVS

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 (14.58%) WebSphere
2 17 (11.81%) MQSeries
3 7 (4.86%) IIS
4 6 (4.17%) Apache
5 4 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.39%) JBoss
6 2 (1.39%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.69%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (4.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.69%) MS Office
2 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (5.56%) assyst
2 1 (0.69%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.72%) SSL
2 8 (5.56%) FTP
3 6 (4.17%) WinSCP
4 3 (2.08%) SNA
5 2 (1.39%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.69%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.69%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (77.08%) DB2
2 20 (13.89%) Easytrieve
3 17 (11.81%) SQL Server
4 10 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 6 (4.17%) MS Access
5 6 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.08%) Adabas
7 2 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.69%) IDMS
8 1 (0.69%) IMS/DB
8 1 (0.69%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 10 (6.94%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.17%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.39%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.39%) Introscope
3 2 (1.39%) Subversion
4 1 (0.69%) CA Gen
4 1 (0.69%) ERwin
4 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.69%) VisualAge
General
1 42 (29.17%) Finance
2 24 (16.67%) Banking
3 6 (4.17%) Retail
4 4 (2.78%) Billing
5 3 (2.08%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.39%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.39%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.69%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 56 (38.89%) Analyst
2 43 (29.86%) CICS Analyst
3 28 (19.44%) Architect
4 20 (13.89%) Developer
5 13 (9.03%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (7.64%) COBOL Developer
7 7 (4.86%) Mainframe Developer
8 6 (4.17%) Applications Developer
8 6 (4.17%) Consultant
8 6 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (4.17%) Mainframe Specialist
8 6 (4.17%) Microsoft Developer
9 5 (3.47%) DB2 Developer
9 5 (3.47%) Operations Analyst
9 5 (3.47%) Systems Architect
10 4 (2.78%) Cognos Architect
10 4 (2.78%) Mainframe Analyst
10 4 (2.78%) Mainframe Consultant
10 4 (2.78%) Programmer
11 3 (2.08%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (25.69%) ISPF
2 11 (7.64%) Middleware
3 10 (6.94%) .NET
3 10 (6.94%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.47%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (2.08%) J2EE
5 3 (2.08%) Web Services
5 3 (2.08%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.39%) APPC
6 2 (1.39%) EJB
6 2 (1.39%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.39%) JMS
6 2 (1.39%) JSP
6 2 (1.39%) Servlets
6 2 (1.39%) Struts
6 2 (1.39%) WSDL
6 2 (1.39%) XML
6 2 (1.39%) XSD
7 1 (0.69%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 115 (79.86%) Mainframe
2 26 (18.06%) IBM Mainframe
2 26 (18.06%) VSAM
3 12 (8.33%) AS400
4 10 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.78%) Contactless
6 3 (2.08%) LPAR
7 2 (1.39%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.39%) PMI
7 2 (1.39%) Tandem
8 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.69%) PKI
8 1 (0.69%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 90 (62.50%) zOS
2 24 (16.67%) Windows
3 17 (11.81%) Linux
3 17 (11.81%) Windows Server
4 14 (9.72%) MVS
5 12 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.17%) Unix
7 4 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.39%) AIX
8 2 (1.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (9.72%) ITIL
2 12 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (7.64%) Problem Management
4 10 (6.94%) High Availability
5 9 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 8 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
6 8 (5.56%) Workflow
7 7 (4.86%) ITIL V3
7 7 (4.86%) Migration
8 6 (4.17%) E-Commerce
8 6 (4.17%) Project Management
9 4 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (2.78%) Incident Management
9 4 (2.78%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (2.08%) Change Management
10 3 (2.08%) Project Planning
10 3 (2.08%) SDLC
10 3 (2.08%) Service Management
10 3 (2.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (1.39%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 99 (68.75%) JCL
2 68 (47.22%) COBOL
3 29 (20.14%) REXX
4 26 (18.06%) Assembly Language
5 22 (15.28%) C++
6 19 (13.19%) CLIST
7 13 (9.03%) SQL
8 11 (7.64%) Perl
9 10 (6.94%) C#
9 10 (6.94%) VBA
10 9 (6.25%) Java
10 9 (6.25%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.39%) C
11 2 (1.39%) Jython
12 1 (0.69%) NATURAL
12 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (7.64%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.08%) Degree
4 2 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.39%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.69%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (31.25%) QA
System Software
1 54 (37.50%) RACF
2 21 (14.58%) Time Sharing Option
3 12 (8.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 10 (6.94%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.69%) ACF2
6 1 (0.69%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 45 (31.25%) CA Endevor
2 10 (6.94%) Tivoli NetView
3 9 (6.25%) OMEGAMON
4 7 (4.86%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.39%) CA Wily
5 2 (1.39%) Control-M
5 2 (1.39%) zSecure
6 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 71 (49.31%) CA
2 56 (38.89%) IBM
3 12 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 10 (6.94%) Micro Focus
5 7 (4.86%) HP
5 7 (4.86%) Oracle
6 5 (3.47%) Cognos
7 4 (2.78%) Fujitsu
8 2 (1.39%) ATG
8 2 (1.39%) Chordiant
8 2 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.39%) Sybase
9 1 (0.69%) Sun
9 1 (0.69%) TOWER Software
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