The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 582 555 534
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -21
Contract jobs citing CICS 76 76 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.72% 0.74% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 39 42
Average daily rate £343 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.41% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £260 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
-13.23% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London average 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
10496 10337 9638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.78% 18.51% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6875 6290 5949
Average daily rate £420 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 383 322
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £11.74 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.15 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CICS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -26 64 £312 -26.70% 6
North West +6 27 £425 +1.19% 1
London -17 13 £240 -40.00% 2
Scotland -19 13 £446 +8.18% 1
South West +20 12 £263 -
Wiltshire +10 12 £263 -
Swindon - 10 £263 -
Cheshire +2 9 £425 -
Merseyside - 9 - -
Edinburgh -15 8 £446 +2.00%
Knutsford -10 6 £425 -
Manchester -14 6 £430 +2.32% 1
East Midlands +7 4 £356 -
South East - 4 - - 3
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
Nottinghamshire 0 3 £356 -
Nottingham -5 3 £356 -
Preston - 3 £329 -
Lancashire - 3 £329 -
Yorkshire -5 2 £525 -
Bootle - 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 - -
West Yorkshire 0 1 £525 -
South Yorkshire -14 1 £525 -
Sheffield -26 1 £525 -
Leeds - 1 £525 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Chester - 1 £375 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CICS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CICS.

1 101 (69.18%) DB2
2 94 (64.38%) Mainframe
3 87 (59.59%) COBOL
4 64 (43.84%) IBM
5 57 (39.04%) Finance
6 56 (38.36%) JCL
7 50 (34.25%) zOS
8 39 (26.71%) IBM Mainframe
9 35 (23.97%) Banking
10 29 (19.86%) SQL
11 27 (18.49%) Assembly Language
11 27 (18.49%) ISPF
12 26 (17.81%) REXX
12 26 (17.81%) Linux
13 25 (17.12%) Oracle
13 25 (17.12%) WebSphere
14 24 (16.44%) CA
15 21 (14.38%) Windows
16 20 (13.70%) SQL Server
16 20 (13.70%) C++
16 20 (13.70%) Java
16 20 (13.70%) Project Management
16 20 (13.70%) VSAM
17 18 (12.33%) Web Services
18 17 (11.64%) Easytrieve
18 17 (11.64%) MVS
18 17 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
19 16 (10.96%) RACF
20 15 (10.27%) CLIST
21 14 (9.59%) AIX

CICS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CICS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CICS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (17.12%) WebSphere
2 13 (8.90%) MQSeries
3 8 (5.48%) JBoss
3 8 (5.48%) WebLogic
4 6 (4.11%) Apache
4 6 (4.11%) IIS
4 6 (4.11%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (2.05%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 7 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (5.48%) assyst
2 1 (0.68%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.11%) FTP
1 6 (4.11%) SSL
1 6 (4.11%) WinSCP
2 5 (3.42%) SNA
3 4 (2.74%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.05%) Network Security
4 3 (2.05%) Wireless
5 1 (0.68%) Internet
5 1 (0.68%) Intranet
5 1 (0.68%) LDAP
5 1 (0.68%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (69.18%) DB2
2 20 (13.70%) SQL Server
3 17 (11.64%) Easytrieve
4 6 (4.11%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 6 (4.11%) MS Access
4 6 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.42%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (3.42%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (1.37%) Adabas
6 2 (1.37%) OLTP
6 2 (1.37%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.68%) DataStage
7 1 (0.68%) Essbase
7 1 (0.68%) IDMS
7 1 (0.68%) IMS/DB
7 1 (0.68%) MySQL
7 1 (0.68%) OLAP
7 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (5.48%) ClearCase
1 8 (5.48%) Subversion
2 6 (4.11%) Eclipse
2 6 (4.11%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.37%) CA Gen
4 1 (0.68%) ERwin
4 1 (0.68%) JIRA
4 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.68%) VisualAge
General
1 57 (39.04%) Finance
2 35 (23.97%) Banking
3 7 (4.79%) Retail
4 4 (2.74%) Billing
4 4 (2.74%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.05%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.37%) Law
6 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.68%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 44 (30.14%) Developer
2 32 (21.92%) Architect
3 27 (18.49%) COBOL Developer
4 22 (15.07%) Solutions Architect
5 21 (14.38%) Analyst
6 17 (11.64%) Mainframe Developer
7 16 (10.96%) DB2 Developer
8 9 (6.16%) Programmer
9 8 (5.48%) CICS Analyst
10 7 (4.79%) Designer
11 6 (4.11%) Applications Developer
11 6 (4.11%) CICS Programmer
11 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Developer
11 6 (4.11%) Technical Analyst
12 5 (3.42%) Consultant
12 5 (3.42%) DB2 DBA
12 5 (3.42%) DBA
12 5 (3.42%) Mainframe Specialist
12 5 (3.42%) Solutions Designer
12 5 (3.42%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (18.49%) ISPF
2 18 (12.33%) Web Services
3 13 (8.90%) .NET
4 12 (8.22%) Middleware
5 10 (6.85%) J2EE
5 10 (6.85%) JSP
6 9 (6.16%) JMS
6 9 (6.16%) XML
7 8 (5.48%) EJB
7 8 (5.48%) Hibernate
7 8 (5.48%) Servlets
7 8 (5.48%) Struts
7 8 (5.48%) WSDL
7 8 (5.48%) XSD
8 7 (4.79%) IBM Integration Bus
9 6 (4.11%) ASP.NET
10 4 (2.74%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (2.05%) APPC
12 1 (0.68%) Ajax
12 1 (0.68%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 94 (64.38%) Mainframe
2 39 (26.71%) IBM Mainframe
3 20 (13.70%) VSAM
4 10 (6.85%) AS400
5 8 (5.48%) PMI
6 7 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (4.11%) Data Centre
8 5 (3.42%) Replication
9 4 (2.74%) Contactless
9 4 (2.74%) Smart Meter
10 3 (2.05%) Management Information System
10 3 (2.05%) PKI
10 3 (2.05%) Tandem
11 2 (1.37%) SWIFT
12 1 (0.68%) DataPower
12 1 (0.68%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 50 (34.25%) zOS
2 26 (17.81%) Linux
3 21 (14.38%) Windows
4 17 (11.64%) MVS
5 14 (9.59%) AIX
6 12 (8.22%) Windows Server
6 12 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (6.16%) Unix
8 6 (4.11%) HPUX
9 4 (2.74%) SUSE
10 3 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.05%) Solaris
11 2 (1.37%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.70%) Project Management
2 17 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (8.22%) SDLC
4 11 (7.53%) High Availability
5 10 (6.85%) ITIL
6 9 (6.16%) Mentoring
6 9 (6.16%) Problem Management
6 9 (6.16%) Service Management
6 9 (6.16%) Waterfall
7 8 (5.48%) Agile Project Management
7 8 (5.48%) CMMI
7 8 (5.48%) ITIL V3
7 8 (5.48%) Knowledge Management
7 8 (5.48%) PRINCE
7 8 (5.48%) PRINCE2
7 8 (5.48%) RUP
7 8 (5.48%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (5.48%) Workflow
8 7 (4.79%) E-Commerce
8 7 (4.79%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 87 (59.59%) COBOL
2 56 (38.36%) JCL
3 29 (19.86%) SQL
4 27 (18.49%) Assembly Language
5 26 (17.81%) REXX
6 20 (13.70%) C++
6 20 (13.70%) Java
7 15 (10.27%) CLIST
8 14 (9.59%) JavaScript
9 6 (4.11%) C
9 6 (4.11%) C#
9 6 (4.11%) Perl
9 6 (4.11%) VBA
10 1 (0.68%) Python
10 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (6.16%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.48%) PMI Certification
3 6 (4.11%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.42%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.37%) CCNA
5 2 (1.37%) CCNP
5 2 (1.37%) CISA
5 2 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.37%) CISM
5 2 (1.37%) CISSP
5 2 (1.37%) MCP
5 2 (1.37%) MCSE
5 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.11%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) COBIT
2 1 (0.68%) COREP
2 1 (0.68%) FINREP
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.68%) SEPA
System Software
1 16 (10.96%) RACF
2 12 (8.22%) Time Sharing Option
3 10 (6.85%) Active Directory
3 10 (6.85%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 8 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (3.42%) vSphere
6 2 (1.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.68%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 10 (6.85%) Tivoli NetView
2 7 (4.79%) OMEGAMON
3 4 (2.74%) CA Endevor
3 4 (2.74%) Control-M
4 2 (1.37%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 64 (43.84%) IBM
2 25 (17.12%) Oracle
3 24 (16.44%) CA
4 12 (8.22%) HP
4 12 (8.22%) Microsoft
5 8 (5.48%) Chordiant
5 8 (5.48%) VMware
6 6 (4.11%) Micro Focus
7 5 (3.42%) Citrix
7 5 (3.42%) Sun
8 3 (2.05%) Intel
9 2 (1.37%) ATG
9 2 (1.37%) BMC
9 2 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.68%) Calypso
10 1 (0.68%) Informatica
10 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.68%) Sybase
10 1 (0.68%) TOWER Software
10 1 (0.68%) Unisys
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