The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
UK
Rank 580 554 546
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -8
Contract jobs citing CICS 16 70 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.20% 0.81% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 32 33
Median daily rate £388 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £252 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
7922 8669 9043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.47% 16.94% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5146 5525 5543
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 229 310
Median hourly rate £18.85 £21.40 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.91% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +2.70%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing CICS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CICS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CICS within the UK.

CICS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CICS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CICS within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

CICS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CICS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CICS within the UK.

CICS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CICS
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 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
England -14 12 £388 - 12
Scotland +11 4 - -
South East +6 4 £300 -42.58%
Glasgow +1 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 £300 -
North West +12 2 £376 -11.47% 2
Yorkshire +9 2 £550 - 5
Sheffield +3 2 £550 - 2
South Yorkshire 0 2 £550 - 2
Portsmouth - 2 £300 -
Cheshire +16 1 £525 +23.52% 2
Manchester +11 1 £228 -
Edinburgh +9 1 - -
Knutsford +7 1 £525 +23.52% 2
Buckinghamshire -7 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £388 -
Midlands - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 3
Birmingham - 1 £388 -

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 with a requirement for CICS.

1 40 (67.80%) DB2
1 40 (67.80%) Mainframe
2 26 (44.07%) IBM
3 23 (38.98%) COBOL
4 20 (33.90%) Oracle
5 19 (32.20%) zOS
6 18 (30.51%) Unit Testing
7 17 (28.81%) Finance
8 16 (27.12%) JCL
8 16 (27.12%) Virtual Environments
9 15 (25.42%) DevOps
9 15 (25.42%) Linux
10 14 (23.73%) E-Commerce
10 14 (23.73%) Windows
10 14 (23.73%) CA
10 14 (23.73%) CA Service Virtualization
10 14 (23.73%) Syncsort
10 14 (23.73%) CA Endevor
10 14 (23.73%) OMEGAMON
10 14 (23.73%) iPad
10 14 (23.73%) Splunk
10 14 (23.73%) Functional Testing
11 13 (22.03%) Validation
11 13 (22.03%) Banking
12 12 (20.34%) AIX
12 12 (20.34%) Web Services
12 12 (20.34%) SQL Server
12 12 (20.34%) Java
12 12 (20.34%) SQL
12 12 (20.34%) Test Automation

CICS
Top Related IT Skills 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 8 (13.56%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.08%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (5.08%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.39%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.69%) Apache
4 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.69%) CMS
4 1 (1.69%) Commerce Server
4 1 (1.69%) Commerce Server 2007
4 1 (1.69%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.69%) IBM Transformation Extender
4 1 (1.69%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Bluemix
1 2 (3.39%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) SSL
1 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.69%) Firewall
2 1 (1.69%) FTP
2 1 (1.69%) HTTP
2 1 (1.69%) Internet
2 1 (1.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (67.80%) DB2
2 12 (20.34%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.08%) Adabas
4 2 (3.39%) DataStage
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.39%) Pentaho
4 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.69%) MS Access
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.08%) ChangeMan
2 1 (1.69%) Artifactory
2 1 (1.69%) ERwin
2 1 (1.69%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.69%) Firebug
2 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.69%) JBehave
2 1 (1.69%) JMeter
2 1 (1.69%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.69%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.69%) The Grinder
2 1 (1.69%) Toad
2 1 (1.69%) Vagrant
General
1 17 (28.81%) Finance
2 13 (22.03%) Banking
3 4 (6.78%) Retail
4 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.69%) Billing
5 1 (1.69%) Electronics
5 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (25.42%) Developer
2 6 (10.17%) Architect
2 6 (10.17%) Build Engineer
2 6 (10.17%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (8.47%) COBOL Developer
3 5 (8.47%) Consultant
3 5 (8.47%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (8.47%) Test Leader
4 4 (6.78%) Analyst
4 4 (6.78%) Deployment Specialist
4 4 (6.78%) DevOps Specialist
4 4 (6.78%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 4 (6.78%) Senior Developer
4 4 (6.78%) Test Manager
4 4 (6.78%) z/OS Specialist
5 3 (5.08%) COBOL Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 3 (5.08%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.34%) Web Services
2 4 (6.78%) XML
3 3 (5.08%) .NET
3 3 (5.08%) ISPF
3 3 (5.08%) Middleware
3 3 (5.08%) REST
3 3 (5.08%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (3.39%) HTML
4 2 (3.39%) SOAP
5 1 (1.69%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.69%) CSS
5 1 (1.69%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (1.69%) J2EE
5 1 (1.69%) jQuery
5 1 (1.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (67.80%) Mainframe
2 14 (23.73%) iPad
3 9 (15.25%) VSAM
4 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (6.78%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (5.08%) Replication
7 2 (3.39%) DataPower
7 2 (3.39%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.69%) AS400
8 1 (1.69%) Blog
8 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.20%) zOS
2 15 (25.42%) Linux
3 14 (23.73%) Windows
4 12 (20.34%) AIX
5 8 (13.56%) HPUX
6 6 (10.17%) Unix
7 5 (8.47%) MVS
8 4 (6.78%) Solaris
9 3 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (5.08%) SUSE
10 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.51%) Unit Testing
2 16 (27.12%) Virtual Environments
3 15 (25.42%) DevOps
4 14 (23.73%) E-Commerce
4 14 (23.73%) Functional Testing
5 13 (22.03%) Validation
6 12 (20.34%) Test Automation
7 11 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (5.08%) Feasibility Study
8 3 (5.08%) Integration Testing
8 3 (5.08%) Line Management
8 3 (5.08%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (5.08%) Regression Testing
8 3 (5.08%) Workflow
9 2 (3.39%) Continuous Deployment
9 2 (3.39%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (3.39%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (3.39%) Translating Business Requirements
9 2 (3.39%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.98%) COBOL
2 16 (27.12%) JCL
3 12 (20.34%) Java
3 12 (20.34%) SQL
4 4 (6.78%) Assembly Language
5 3 (5.08%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.39%) NATURAL
6 2 (3.39%) R
6 2 (3.39%) REXX
7 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.69%) C
7 1 (1.69%) C#
7 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.69%) Perl
7 1 (1.69%) PL/1
7 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.39%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (1.69%) Docker
3 1 (1.69%) RACF
3 1 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.69%) zsh
Systems Management
1 14 (23.73%) CA Endevor
1 14 (23.73%) CA Service Virtualization
1 14 (23.73%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.69%) Puppet
2 1 (1.69%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (1.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (44.07%) IBM
2 20 (33.90%) Oracle
3 14 (23.73%) CA
3 14 (23.73%) Splunk
3 14 (23.73%) Syncsort
4 3 (5.08%) Intel
4 3 (5.08%) VMware
5 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.39%) Remedy
5 2 (3.39%) SaltStack
5 2 (3.39%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.69%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.69%) HP
6 1 (1.69%) Pega
6 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.69%) SAP
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