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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 584 536 561
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +25
Contract jobs citing CICS 44 109 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.49% 1.16% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 27 38
Median daily rate £403 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.29% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £281 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £600 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £28.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +75.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +75.00%

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
9001 9380 10125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.94% 16.88% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5772 5936 6423
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 265 360
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.46 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £42.75 £41.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.29 £17.50 £19.38
% change year-on-year
+21.65% -9.70%

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 2 December 2016.

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 30 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 2 December 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
England -35 39 £380 -10.58% 3
Yorkshire +33 15 £550 +13.40%
West Yorkshire +31 15 £550 +13.40%
London -10 9 £380 -10.58%
North West -7 8 £425 +28.30%
Scotland -1 5 £425 +41.66% 1
Manchester -10 4 £425 -
Cheshire +12 3 £335 +7.20%
Glasgow -2 3 £425 +41.66% 1
East Midlands -11 3 £350 -17.64% 2
Northamptonshire - 3 £350 -
City of London - 3 - -
Northampton - 3 £350 -
Halifax +7 2 £550 +13.40%
South East +7 2 - - 1
Edinburgh +6 2 - -
Hampshire +13 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +10 1 - -
Milton Keynes +5 1 - -
Lancashire +1 1 £310 -35.41%
North East -42 1 - -
Tyne and Wear -45 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Sunderland - 1 - -
Havant - 1 - -
Blackburn - 1 £310 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 with a requirement for CICS.

1 58 (59.79%) Mainframe
2 57 (58.76%) DB2
3 43 (44.33%) zOS
4 36 (37.11%) IBM
5 32 (32.99%) Finance
6 28 (28.87%) Oracle
7 27 (27.84%) JCL
8 26 (26.80%) Linux
9 24 (24.74%) Windows
9 24 (24.74%) CA
10 20 (20.62%) Banking
11 19 (19.59%) COBOL
11 19 (19.59%) CA Endevor
12 18 (18.56%) Unit Testing
12 18 (18.56%) AIX
12 18 (18.56%) Validation
13 17 (17.53%) SQL
14 16 (16.49%) Virtual Environments
15 15 (15.46%) OMEGAMON
15 15 (15.46%) iPad
15 15 (15.46%) DevOps
16 14 (14.43%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (14.43%) Splunk
16 14 (14.43%) Functional Testing
16 14 (14.43%) CA Service Virtualization
16 14 (14.43%) Syncsort
16 14 (14.43%) SQL Server
16 14 (14.43%) Unix
16 14 (14.43%) E-Commerce
17 13 (13.40%) WebSphere MQ

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 9 (9.28%) IBM HTTP Server
1 9 (9.28%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.22%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.09%) MQSeries
3 3 (3.09%) WebSphere Portal
4 2 (2.06%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.06%) Confluence
4 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.06%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.03%) Apache
5 1 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.03%) CMS
5 1 (1.03%) Commerce Server
5 1 (1.03%) Commerce Server 2007
5 1 (1.03%) IBM Transformation Extender
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.03%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (5.15%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) Bluemix
1 2 (2.06%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.06%) Internet
1 2 (2.06%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.06%) WebEx
2 1 (1.03%) Firewall
2 1 (1.03%) FTP
2 1 (1.03%) HTTP
2 1 (1.03%) SAN
2 1 (1.03%) SMTP
2 1 (1.03%) SNA
2 1 (1.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (58.76%) DB2
2 14 (14.43%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.09%) Adabas
4 2 (2.06%) BODI
4 2 (2.06%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.03%) MS Access
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.06%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.03%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.03%) ChangeMan
3 1 (1.03%) ERwin
3 1 (1.03%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.03%) Firebug
3 1 (1.03%) JBehave
3 1 (1.03%) JIRA
3 1 (1.03%) JMeter
3 1 (1.03%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.03%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (1.03%) Subversion
3 1 (1.03%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.03%) The Grinder
3 1 (1.03%) Toad
3 1 (1.03%) Vagrant
General
1 32 (32.99%) Finance
2 20 (20.62%) Banking
3 3 (3.09%) Retail
4 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (21.65%) Analyst
2 18 (18.56%) Architect
3 14 (14.43%) Developer
3 14 (14.43%) Infrastructure Architect
4 11 (11.34%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (7.22%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 7 (7.22%) Mainframe Analyst
5 7 (7.22%) Operations Analyst
6 6 (6.19%) Build Engineer
6 6 (6.19%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (6.19%) Programmer
6 6 (6.19%) Systems Programmer
6 6 (6.19%) Test Leader
7 5 (5.15%) CICS Analyst
7 5 (5.15%) Consultant
7 5 (5.15%) Mainframe Architect
7 5 (5.15%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) Deployment Specialist
8 4 (4.12%) Mainframe Developer
8 4 (4.12%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.40%) WebSphere MQ
2 10 (10.31%) Middleware
2 10 (10.31%) Web Services
3 5 (5.15%) IBM Integration Bus
4 4 (4.12%) XML
5 3 (3.09%) REST
6 2 (2.06%) .NET
6 2 (2.06%) ISPF
6 2 (2.06%) SOAP
7 1 (1.03%) ADO.NET
7 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.03%) CSS
7 1 (1.03%) HTML
7 1 (1.03%) J2EE
7 1 (1.03%) jQuery
7 1 (1.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 58 (59.79%) Mainframe
2 15 (15.46%) iPad
3 14 (14.43%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (11.34%) IBM Mainframe
5 9 (9.28%) Replication
6 6 (6.19%) VSAM
7 3 (3.09%) iSeries
8 2 (2.06%) DataPower
8 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.06%) SWIFT
9 1 (1.03%) AS400
9 1 (1.03%) Blog
9 1 (1.03%) Hedge funds
9 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.03%) Social Media
9 1 (1.03%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 43 (44.33%) zOS
2 26 (26.80%) Linux
3 24 (24.74%) Windows
4 18 (18.56%) AIX
5 14 (14.43%) Unix
6 9 (9.28%) HPUX
6 9 (9.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (9.28%) Solaris
6 9 (9.28%) SUSE
7 3 (3.09%) MVS
8 1 (1.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.56%) Unit Testing
1 18 (18.56%) Validation
2 16 (16.49%) Virtual Environments
3 15 (15.46%) DevOps
4 14 (14.43%) E-Commerce
4 14 (14.43%) Functional Testing
5 12 (12.37%) Test Automation
6 11 (11.34%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (9.28%) Feasibility Study
8 5 (5.15%) Regression Testing
9 4 (4.12%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (3.09%) Migration
10 3 (3.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (2.06%) Asset Management
11 2 (2.06%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (2.06%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (2.06%) Cybersecurity
11 2 (2.06%) Incident Management
11 2 (2.06%) Line Management
11 2 (2.06%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.84%) JCL
2 19 (19.59%) COBOL
3 17 (17.53%) SQL
4 13 (13.40%) Java
5 4 (4.12%) Perl
5 4 (4.12%) REXX
6 3 (3.09%) Assembly Language
6 3 (3.09%) C#
7 2 (2.06%) NATURAL
7 2 (2.06%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.03%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.03%) C
8 1 (1.03%) CLIST
8 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.03%) PL/1
8 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.09%) ISEB
1 3 (3.09%) ISTQB
1 3 (3.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 9 (9.28%) RACF
1 9 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.06%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (1.03%) Docker
3 1 (1.03%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.03%) zsh
Systems Management
1 19 (19.59%) CA Endevor
2 15 (15.46%) OMEGAMON
3 14 (14.43%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.06%) zSecure
5 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.03%) Puppet
5 1 (1.03%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.03%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 36 (37.11%) IBM
2 28 (28.87%) Oracle
3 24 (24.74%) CA
4 14 (14.43%) Splunk
4 14 (14.43%) Syncsort
5 9 (9.28%) Intel
5 9 (9.28%) VMware
6 3 (3.09%) HP
6 3 (3.09%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.06%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.03%) Ab Initio
8 1 (1.03%) Ektron
8 1 (1.03%) Pega
8 1 (1.03%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.03%) Remedy