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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 605 528 538
Rank change year-on-year
-77 +10
Contract jobs citing CICS 45 117 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.46% 1.17% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 61 33
Median daily rate £500 £413 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £260 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £475 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £370
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +14.86%
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
9829 9992 9438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.20% 17.54% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6499 6277 5544
Median daily rate £415 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 312 390
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £41.85 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+30.23% +30.30%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -65 34 £525 +27.27% 9
Yorkshire -2 9 £525 +38.15% 2
Scotland -17 8 £279 +7.21%
Warwickshire -4 7 £498 +17.05%
West Midlands -30 7 £498 +18.80%
London -38 7 £500 +21.21%
South Yorkshire - 6 £525 - 2
Sheffield - 6 £525 - 2
Warwick -5 5 £525 +23.52%
Glasgow +1 3 £270 +3.84%
West Yorkshire 0 3 £400 +5.26%
Edinburgh -12 3 £463 +8.82%
City of London +43 2 £563 +40.62%
Halifax -2 2 £400 -20.00%
East Midlands -4 2 £325 -16.12% 2
Nottingham -7 2 £325 -27.77%
Nottinghamshire -9 2 £325 -27.77%
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
East of England +19 1 £375 +17.18%
Leeds -2 1 - -
South West -4 1 £550 +4.76% 2
Manchester -11 1 £600 +24.67%
North West -13 1 £600 +33.33%
South East - 1 - - 3
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £550 -
Erskine - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £550 -

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 89 (73.55%) DB2
2 77 (63.64%) Mainframe
3 52 (42.98%) COBOL
4 46 (38.02%) Finance
5 45 (37.19%) IBM
6 44 (36.36%) zOS
7 33 (27.27%) SQL
8 30 (24.79%) IBM Mainframe
9 28 (23.14%) Banking
10 27 (22.31%) JCL
11 25 (20.66%) Oracle
12 20 (16.53%) WebSphere
13 17 (14.05%) Project Management
14 15 (12.40%) CA
14 15 (12.40%) AIX
14 15 (12.40%) Linux
15 14 (11.57%) Java
15 14 (11.57%) Middleware
15 14 (11.57%) VMware
16 13 (10.74%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (10.74%) Unix
16 13 (10.74%) Windows
17 12 (9.92%) RACF
17 12 (9.92%) WebSphere MQ
17 12 (9.92%) SDLC
18 11 (9.09%) Replication
18 11 (9.09%) Web Services
18 11 (9.09%) J2EE
19 10 (8.26%) JSP
19 10 (8.26%) Solaris

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 20 (16.53%) WebSphere
2 9 (7.44%) JBoss
2 9 (7.44%) WebLogic
3 8 (6.61%) IBM HTTP Server
4 5 (4.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (3.31%) MQSeries
6 3 (2.48%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.83%) Apache
7 1 (0.83%) AquaLogic
7 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.83%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.83%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.83%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (0.83%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.48%) Network Security
1 3 (2.48%) SNA
1 3 (2.48%) TCP/IP
1 3 (2.48%) Wireless
2 2 (1.65%) Internet
2 2 (1.65%) Intranet
3 1 (0.83%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.83%) LDAP
3 1 (0.83%) SSL
3 1 (0.83%) VoIP
3 1 (0.83%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (73.55%) DB2
2 9 (7.44%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.13%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (4.13%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (1.65%) Easytrieve
4 2 (1.65%) OLTP
4 2 (1.65%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.83%) BODI
5 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.83%) DataStage
5 1 (0.83%) Essbase
5 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.83%) IMS/DB
5 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.83%) MySQL
5 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (6.61%) ClearCase
1 8 (6.61%) Subversion
2 1 (0.83%) Build Forge
2 1 (0.83%) CA Gen
2 1 (0.83%) JIRA
2 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.83%) VisualAge
General
1 46 (38.02%) Finance
2 28 (23.14%) Banking
3 4 (3.31%) Billing
3 4 (3.31%) Retail
4 3 (2.48%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.65%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Automotive
6 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (27.27%) Developer
2 29 (23.97%) Architect
3 24 (19.83%) Analyst
4 23 (19.01%) COBOL Developer
5 16 (13.22%) Mainframe Developer
5 16 (13.22%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (10.74%) Infrastructure Architect
7 12 (9.92%) DB2 Developer
8 9 (7.44%) Programmer
9 7 (5.79%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.79%) Mainframe Architect
9 7 (5.79%) Systems Programmer
9 7 (5.79%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (4.96%) CICS Programmer
10 6 (4.96%) CICS Systems Programmer
10 6 (4.96%) Designer
11 5 (4.13%) Operations Analyst
11 5 (4.13%) Solutions Designer
12 4 (3.31%) Administrator
12 4 (3.31%) Mainframe Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.57%) Middleware
2 12 (9.92%) WebSphere MQ
3 11 (9.09%) J2EE
3 11 (9.09%) Web Services
4 10 (8.26%) JSP
5 9 (7.44%) JMS
6 8 (6.61%) EJB
6 8 (6.61%) Hibernate
6 8 (6.61%) Servlets
6 8 (6.61%) Struts
6 8 (6.61%) WSDL
6 8 (6.61%) XML
6 8 (6.61%) XSD
7 7 (5.79%) .NET
8 6 (4.96%) IBM Integration Bus
9 5 (4.13%) ISPF
10 1 (0.83%) Ajax
10 1 (0.83%) JDBC
10 1 (0.83%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 77 (63.64%) Mainframe
2 30 (24.79%) IBM Mainframe
3 11 (9.09%) Replication
4 9 (7.44%) VSAM
5 8 (6.61%) PMI
6 5 (4.13%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.31%) Smart Meter
8 3 (2.48%) PKI
9 2 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.65%) AS400
9 2 (1.65%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.65%) Tandem
10 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.83%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.83%) iSeries
10 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.83%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.83%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 44 (36.36%) zOS
2 15 (12.40%) AIX
2 15 (12.40%) Linux
3 13 (10.74%) Unix
3 13 (10.74%) Windows
4 10 (8.26%) Solaris
5 9 (7.44%) SUSE
6 8 (6.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.48%) MVS
7 3 (2.48%) OS/2
7 3 (2.48%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.83%) OS/390
8 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.05%) Project Management
2 12 (9.92%) SDLC
3 10 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (7.44%) Service Management
4 9 (7.44%) Waterfall
5 8 (6.61%) Agile Project Management
5 8 (6.61%) CMMI
5 8 (6.61%) PRINCE
5 8 (6.61%) PRINCE2
5 8 (6.61%) RUP
5 8 (6.61%) Unit Testing
6 7 (5.79%) SOA
7 6 (4.96%) ITIL
7 6 (4.96%) Performance Analysis
7 6 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (4.96%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (4.13%) BDD
8 5 (4.13%) Data Management
8 5 (4.13%) Migration
8 5 (4.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 52 (42.98%) COBOL
2 33 (27.27%) SQL
3 27 (22.31%) JCL
4 14 (11.57%) Java
5 10 (8.26%) Assembly Language
6 8 (6.61%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.13%) REXX
8 4 (3.31%) C++
9 3 (2.48%) C
10 2 (1.65%) CLIST
10 2 (1.65%) Perl
11 1 (0.83%) Python
11 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (6.61%) PMI Certification
2 5 (4.13%) Sun Certification
3 3 (2.48%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.48%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.65%) CCNA
4 2 (1.65%) CCNP
4 2 (1.65%) CISA
4 2 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.65%) CISM
4 2 (1.65%) CISSP
4 2 (1.65%) Degree
4 2 (1.65%) ISEB
4 2 (1.65%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.65%) MCP
4 2 (1.65%) MCSE
4 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.83%) COBIT
2 1 (0.83%) COREP
2 1 (0.83%) FINREP
2 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.83%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.83%) SEPA
2 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (10.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (9.92%) RACF
3 5 (4.13%) vSphere
4 3 (2.48%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.48%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 3 (2.48%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (4.13%) CA Endevor
2 4 (3.31%) OMEGAMON
3 3 (2.48%) Control-M
4 2 (1.65%) Tivoli NetView
4 2 (1.65%) zSecure
5 1 (0.83%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 45 (37.19%) IBM
2 25 (20.66%) Oracle
3 15 (12.40%) CA
4 14 (11.57%) VMware
5 9 (7.44%) Microsoft
6 8 (6.61%) Chordiant
6 8 (6.61%) Intel
7 6 (4.96%) Citrix
7 6 (4.96%) HP
7 6 (4.96%) Sun
8 3 (2.48%) BMC
9 1 (0.83%) ATG
9 1 (0.83%) Calypso
9 1 (0.83%) Cisco
9 1 (0.83%) IBM Sterling
9 1 (0.83%) Informatica
9 1 (0.83%) Lotus
9 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.83%) Sybase
9 1 (0.83%) Unisys
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