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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 604 527 554
Rank change year-on-year
-77 +27
Contract jobs citing CICS 57 135 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.23% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.56% 1.30% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 70 35
Median daily rate £489 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £265 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £435 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.64% +16.00%
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

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
10106 10363 9884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.54% 17.73% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6612 6491 5764
Median daily rate £424 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.29% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 335 425
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.75 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +28.57%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -55 47 £495 +16.47% 7
Yorkshire +1 15 £525 +5.00%
Sheffield - 12 £525 -
South Yorkshire - 12 £525 -
Scotland +2 8 £270 +3.84%
Warwickshire -7 7 £498 +17.05%
London -28 7 £475 +15.15% 1
West Midlands -34 7 £498 +18.80%
South West +15 6 £350 -34.88% 1
Warwick -6 5 £525 +23.52%
Glasgow 0 4 £270 +3.84%
Edinburgh -6 4 £430 -4.55%
Dorset - 4 £325 -
Bournemouth - 4 £325 -
West Yorkshire -2 3 £400 -20.00%
East Midlands -3 3 £338 -25.00%
City of London +30 2 £575 -
South East +13 2 - - 5
East of England +13 2 £375 +17.18%
Halifax +4 2 £400 -20.00%
North West -9 2 £430 -6.12%
Manchester -27 2 £430 -7.63%
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Northampton - 2 £369 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £369 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £375 -
Leeds -1 1 - -
Nottingham -6 1 £325 -27.77%
Nottinghamshire -7 1 £325 -27.77%
Bristol - 1 £430 - 1

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 79 (66.95%) DB2
2 69 (58.47%) Mainframe
3 44 (37.29%) zOS
4 43 (36.44%) Finance
5 39 (33.05%) COBOL
5 39 (33.05%) IBM
6 32 (27.12%) JCL
7 27 (22.88%) Banking
7 27 (22.88%) IBM Mainframe
8 26 (22.03%) SQL
9 25 (21.19%) Oracle
10 24 (20.34%) Linux
11 21 (17.80%) Windows
12 20 (16.95%) AIX
12 20 (16.95%) Unix
13 19 (16.10%) WebSphere MQ
14 18 (15.25%) VMware
15 17 (14.41%) VMware Infrastructure
15 17 (14.41%) Middleware
15 17 (14.41%) CA
16 15 (12.71%) Replication
17 14 (11.86%) Solaris
17 14 (11.86%) RACF
18 13 (11.02%) SUSE
18 13 (11.02%) WebSphere
19 12 (10.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 12 (10.17%) IBM HTTP Server
19 12 (10.17%) Intel
19 12 (10.17%) Feasibility Study
20 11 (9.32%) Microsoft

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 13 (11.02%) WebSphere
2 12 (10.17%) IBM HTTP Server
3 5 (4.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (2.54%) MQSeries
4 3 (2.54%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (2.54%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (1.69%) Confluence
5 2 (1.69%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.69%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.85%) Apache
6 1 (0.85%) AquaLogic
6 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.85%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.85%) JBoss
6 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.85%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.85%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (4.24%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.69%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (0.85%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.54%) Internet
1 3 (2.54%) SNA
1 3 (2.54%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.69%) Intranet
2 2 (1.69%) Network Security
2 2 (1.69%) WebEx
2 2 (1.69%) Wireless
3 1 (0.85%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.85%) LDAP
3 1 (0.85%) SMTP
3 1 (0.85%) SSL
3 1 (0.85%) VoIP
3 1 (0.85%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (66.95%) DB2
2 10 (8.47%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.24%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (4.24%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (1.69%) BODI
4 2 (1.69%) OLTP
4 2 (1.69%) PowerCenter
4 2 (1.69%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.85%) DataStage
5 1 (0.85%) Easytrieve
5 1 (0.85%) Essbase
5 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.85%) IMS/DB
5 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.85%) MySQL
5 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.69%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.69%) JIRA
3 1 (0.85%) Build Forge
3 1 (0.85%) CA Gen
3 1 (0.85%) Subversion
3 1 (0.85%) VisualAge
General
1 43 (36.44%) Finance
2 27 (22.88%) Banking
3 4 (3.39%) Billing
3 4 (3.39%) Retail
4 2 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.69%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Automotive
5 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (25.42%) Developer
2 29 (24.58%) Analyst
3 25 (21.19%) Architect
4 18 (15.25%) COBOL Developer
5 17 (14.41%) Infrastructure Architect
5 17 (14.41%) Solutions Architect
6 16 (13.56%) Mainframe Developer
7 11 (9.32%) Programmer
8 10 (8.47%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 9 (7.63%) DB2 Developer
9 9 (7.63%) Systems Programmer
10 8 (6.78%) CICS Programmer
10 8 (6.78%) CICS Systems Programmer
10 8 (6.78%) Mainframe Analyst
10 8 (6.78%) Technical Analyst
11 7 (5.93%) Mainframe Architect
11 7 (5.93%) Operations Analyst
12 6 (5.08%) Administrator
13 5 (4.24%) CICS Analyst
14 4 (3.39%) Environment Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.10%) WebSphere MQ
2 17 (14.41%) Middleware
3 8 (6.78%) .NET
4 7 (5.93%) IBM Integration Bus
5 4 (3.39%) ISPF
5 4 (3.39%) J2EE
5 4 (3.39%) Web Services
6 2 (1.69%) JSP
6 2 (1.69%) XML
7 1 (0.85%) Ajax
7 1 (0.85%) JDBC
7 1 (0.85%) JMS
7 1 (0.85%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 69 (58.47%) Mainframe
2 27 (22.88%) IBM Mainframe
3 15 (12.71%) Replication
4 9 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.63%) VSAM
5 4 (3.39%) Smart Meter
6 3 (2.54%) iSeries
6 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.69%) AS400
7 2 (1.69%) PKI
8 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.85%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.85%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.85%) iPad
8 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.85%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.85%) Tandem
8 1 (0.85%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 44 (37.29%) zOS
2 24 (20.34%) Linux
3 21 (17.80%) Windows
4 20 (16.95%) AIX
4 20 (16.95%) Unix
5 14 (11.86%) Solaris
6 13 (11.02%) SUSE
7 12 (10.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.54%) MVS
8 3 (2.54%) OS/2
9 2 (1.69%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.85%) HPUX
10 1 (0.85%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (10.17%) Feasibility Study
2 7 (5.93%) SOA
3 6 (5.08%) ITIL
3 6 (5.08%) Project Management
3 6 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (4.24%) Data Management
4 5 (4.24%) Migration
4 5 (4.24%) TOGAF
4 5 (4.24%) Unit Testing
4 5 (4.24%) Validation
5 4 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (3.39%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 4 (3.39%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (3.39%) SDLC
6 3 (2.54%) Change Management
6 3 (2.54%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (2.54%) Regression Testing
6 3 (2.54%) Risk Management
6 3 (2.54%) Security Management
6 3 (2.54%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (33.05%) COBOL
2 32 (27.12%) JCL
3 26 (22.03%) SQL
4 9 (7.63%) Java
5 7 (5.93%) REXX
6 5 (4.24%) Perl
7 3 (2.54%) C
7 3 (2.54%) C++
8 2 (1.69%) C#
8 2 (1.69%) CLIST
9 1 (0.85%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.85%) Python
9 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (2.54%) ISEB
1 3 (2.54%) ISTQB
1 3 (2.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (2.54%) SC Cleared
1 3 (2.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (1.69%) Degree
3 1 (0.85%) CCNA
3 1 (0.85%) CCNP
3 1 (0.85%) CISA
3 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.85%) CISM
3 1 (0.85%) CISSP
3 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.85%) MCP
3 1 (0.85%) MCSE
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.85%) COBIT
2 1 (0.85%) COREP
2 1 (0.85%) FINREP
2 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.85%) SEPA
2 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (14.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (11.86%) RACF
3 5 (4.24%) vSphere
4 3 (2.54%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.54%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 3 (2.54%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 8 (6.78%) CA Endevor
2 4 (3.39%) OMEGAMON
3 3 (2.54%) Control-M
4 2 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.69%) Tivoli NetView
4 2 (1.69%) zSecure
5 1 (0.85%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 39 (33.05%) IBM
2 25 (21.19%) Oracle
3 18 (15.25%) VMware
4 17 (14.41%) CA
5 12 (10.17%) Intel
6 11 (9.32%) Microsoft
7 7 (5.93%) HP
8 6 (5.08%) Citrix
9 3 (2.54%) BMC
10 1 (0.85%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.85%) Axway
10 1 (0.85%) Calypso
10 1 (0.85%) Cisco
10 1 (0.85%) Fujitsu
10 1 (0.85%) Informatica
10 1 (0.85%) Lotus
10 1 (0.85%) Splunk
10 1 (0.85%) Sun
10 1 (0.85%) Sybase
10 1 (0.85%) Unisys
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