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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 580 542 551
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +9
Contract jobs citing CICS 59 80 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.57% 0.82% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 50 34
Median daily rate £375 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £313 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
-2.41% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - -

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
10440 9807 9312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.45% 18.38% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6970 6098 5752
Median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 348 318
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.19 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.87% +12.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £39.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +23.52%

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 1 June 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 1 June 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 -25 46 £350 -17.15% 5
North West -8 15 £402 -13.02%
Scotland -26 15 £446 +5.00%
London -22 12 £240 -36.00% 2
Edinburgh -14 7 £463 +8.82%
Merseyside -1 6 - -
East Midlands +2 5 £356 +37.01%
Manchester -11 5 £430 -7.02%
Yorkshire +2 4 £525 +40.00% 1
Nottinghamshire -3 4 £356 -
Nottingham -4 4 £356 -
South East - 4 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
West Yorkshire +1 3 £463 +23.33% 1
Tyne and Wear - 3 - -
Preston - 3 £329 -
Lancashire - 3 £329 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 - -
North East - 3 - -
Liverpool 0 2 - -
Halifax - 2 £400 - 1
Swindon - 2 £258 -
South West - 2 £258 -
Wiltshire - 2 £258 -
City of London +25 1 £525 +40.00% 2
Leicestershire +4 1 - -
Glasgow -3 1 £288 +10.57%
Leeds -5 1 £525 +39.07%
South Yorkshire -7 1 £525 -
Sheffield -26 1 £525 -

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 86 (69.35%) DB2
2 81 (65.32%) Mainframe
3 68 (54.84%) COBOL
4 52 (41.94%) Finance
5 50 (40.32%) IBM
6 38 (30.65%) zOS
7 34 (27.42%) JCL
7 34 (27.42%) IBM Mainframe
8 31 (25.00%) Banking
9 29 (23.39%) SQL
10 27 (21.77%) Oracle
11 22 (17.74%) WebSphere
12 20 (16.13%) Project Management
13 18 (14.52%) Linux
14 17 (13.71%) SQL Server
14 17 (13.71%) Web Services
14 17 (13.71%) Windows
15 16 (12.90%) ISPF
15 16 (12.90%) AIX
15 16 (12.90%) Assembly Language
16 15 (12.10%) Java
17 14 (11.29%) CA
17 14 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
18 13 (10.48%) VSAM
18 13 (10.48%) REXX
19 11 (8.87%) Microsoft
19 11 (8.87%) Middleware
19 11 (8.87%) RACF
19 11 (8.87%) J2EE
19 11 (8.87%) ITIL

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 22 (17.74%) WebSphere
2 9 (7.26%) JBoss
2 9 (7.26%) WebLogic
3 7 (5.65%) MQSeries
4 6 (4.84%) MS Exchange
5 5 (4.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (2.42%) Apache
7 3 (2.42%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (1.61%) IIS
9 1 (0.81%) AquaLogic
9 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.81%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.81%) Tuxedo
9 1 (0.81%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (2.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.03%) assyst
2 1 (0.81%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.81%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.03%) SNA
2 4 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.42%) Network Security
3 3 (2.42%) SSL
3 3 (2.42%) Wireless
4 2 (1.61%) FTP
4 2 (1.61%) Intranet
4 2 (1.61%) WinSCP
5 1 (0.81%) Internet
5 1 (0.81%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.81%) LDAP
5 1 (0.81%) VoIP
5 1 (0.81%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (69.35%) DB2
2 17 (13.71%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.26%) Easytrieve
4 5 (4.03%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (4.03%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.61%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 2 (1.61%) MS Access
5 2 (1.61%) OLTP
5 2 (1.61%) PowerCenter
5 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.81%) Adabas
6 1 (0.81%) DataStage
6 1 (0.81%) Essbase
6 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.81%) IMS/DB
6 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.81%) MySQL
6 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (6.45%) ClearCase
1 8 (6.45%) Subversion
2 2 (1.61%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.61%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.81%) Build Forge
3 1 (0.81%) CA Gen
3 1 (0.81%) JIRA
3 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.81%) VisualAge
General
1 52 (41.94%) Finance
2 31 (25.00%) Banking
3 6 (4.84%) Retail
4 4 (3.23%) Billing
4 4 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.42%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.61%) Law
6 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.81%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 39 (31.45%) Developer
2 26 (20.97%) COBOL Developer
3 22 (17.74%) Architect
4 17 (13.71%) Mainframe Developer
5 16 (12.90%) Analyst
6 14 (11.29%) DB2 Developer
7 13 (10.48%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (6.45%) Programmer
9 7 (5.65%) Designer
10 6 (4.84%) CICS Programmer
11 5 (4.03%) CICS Systems Programmer
11 5 (4.03%) Consultant
11 5 (4.03%) Solutions Designer
11 5 (4.03%) Systems Programmer
11 5 (4.03%) Technical Analyst
12 4 (3.23%) Analyst Developer
12 4 (3.23%) CICS Analyst
12 4 (3.23%) DB2 DBA
12 4 (3.23%) DB2 Support
12 4 (3.23%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.71%) Web Services
2 16 (12.90%) ISPF
3 11 (8.87%) J2EE
3 11 (8.87%) Middleware
4 10 (8.06%) JSP
5 9 (7.26%) .NET
5 9 (7.26%) JMS
6 8 (6.45%) EJB
6 8 (6.45%) Hibernate
6 8 (6.45%) Servlets
6 8 (6.45%) Struts
6 8 (6.45%) WSDL
6 8 (6.45%) XML
6 8 (6.45%) XSD
7 6 (4.84%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (4.03%) IBM Integration Bus
9 2 (1.61%) APPC
9 2 (1.61%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.81%) Ajax
10 1 (0.81%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 81 (65.32%) Mainframe
2 34 (27.42%) IBM Mainframe
3 13 (10.48%) VSAM
4 8 (6.45%) PMI
5 7 (5.65%) AS400
6 6 (4.84%) Data Centre
6 6 (4.84%) Replication
7 4 (3.23%) Smart Meter
8 3 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.42%) PKI
9 2 (1.61%) Tandem
10 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.81%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.81%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.81%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 38 (30.65%) zOS
2 18 (14.52%) Linux
3 17 (13.71%) Windows
4 16 (12.90%) AIX
5 10 (8.06%) MVS
5 10 (8.06%) Unix
6 7 (5.65%) Windows Server
7 6 (4.84%) HPUX
8 5 (4.03%) Solaris
8 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (3.23%) SUSE
10 3 (2.42%) OS/2
10 3 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.81%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.13%) Project Management
2 14 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (8.87%) ITIL
3 11 (8.87%) SDLC
4 9 (7.26%) Service Management
4 9 (7.26%) Waterfall
5 8 (6.45%) Agile Project Management
5 8 (6.45%) CMMI
5 8 (6.45%) PRINCE
5 8 (6.45%) PRINCE2
5 8 (6.45%) RUP
6 7 (5.65%) High Availability
6 7 (5.65%) Performance Analysis
6 7 (5.65%) Problem Management
6 7 (5.65%) SOA
6 7 (5.65%) Unit Testing
6 7 (5.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (4.84%) ITIL V3
7 6 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (4.03%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 68 (54.84%) COBOL
2 34 (27.42%) JCL
3 29 (23.39%) SQL
4 16 (12.90%) Assembly Language
5 15 (12.10%) Java
6 13 (10.48%) REXX
7 10 (8.06%) C++
7 10 (8.06%) JavaScript
8 8 (6.45%) CLIST
9 5 (4.03%) C
10 3 (2.42%) Perl
11 2 (1.61%) C#
11 2 (1.61%) VBA
12 1 (0.81%) Python
12 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (6.45%) PMI Certification
2 5 (4.03%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.03%) Sun Certification
3 4 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.42%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.61%) CCNA
5 2 (1.61%) CCNP
5 2 (1.61%) CISA
5 2 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.61%) CISM
5 2 (1.61%) CISSP
5 2 (1.61%) Degree
5 2 (1.61%) MCP
5 2 (1.61%) MCSE
5 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.61%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) COBIT
2 1 (0.81%) COREP
2 1 (0.81%) FINREP
2 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.81%) SEPA
2 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (8.87%) RACF
2 8 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.65%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 6 (4.84%) Time Sharing Option
5 5 (4.03%) vSphere
6 1 (0.81%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 7 (5.65%) Tivoli NetView
2 6 (4.84%) OMEGAMON
3 4 (3.23%) Control-M
4 2 (1.61%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.81%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 50 (40.32%) IBM
2 27 (21.77%) Oracle
3 14 (11.29%) CA
4 11 (8.87%) Microsoft
5 9 (7.26%) HP
5 9 (7.26%) VMware
6 8 (6.45%) Chordiant
7 6 (4.84%) Citrix
7 6 (4.84%) Sun
8 3 (2.42%) BMC
8 3 (2.42%) Intel
9 2 (1.61%) ATG
9 2 (1.61%) IBM Sterling
9 2 (1.61%) Micro Focus
9 2 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.81%) Axway
10 1 (0.81%) Calypso
10 1 (0.81%) Fujitsu
10 1 (0.81%) Informatica
10 1 (0.81%) Lotus
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