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 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 579 529 557
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +28
Contract jobs citing CICS 61 111 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.64% 1.13% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 68 29
Median daily rate £430 £423 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.77% +12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £306 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £398
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 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
9534 9846 9395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.73% 17.56% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6361 6132 5683
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 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 343 350
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.19 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +12.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.90 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +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 24 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 24 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 -34 47 £430 +2.26% 6
Scotland -29 15 £446 +5.00% 1
North West +5 12 £402 -15.31%
London -37 10 £240 -36.00% 1
Yorkshire -1 7 £525 +40.00% 2
Edinburgh -21 7 £463 +8.82%
East Midlands +1 5 £356 -20.83% 1
Manchester -6 5 £430 -9.47%
Warwickshire -14 5 £498 +17.05%
West Midlands -27 5 £498 +17.05%
South Yorkshire +1 4 £525 - 2
Nottinghamshire -1 4 £356 -20.83% 1
Nottingham -4 4 £356 -20.83% 1
Sheffield -12 4 £525 - 2
South East - 4 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
Merseyside -1 3 - -
West Yorkshire -3 3 £463 +23.33%
Warwick -13 3 £533 +25.29%
Preston - 3 £329 -
Lancashire - 3 £329 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 - -
North East - 3 - -
Halifax - 2 £400 -
City of London +31 1 £525 +52.72% 1
East of England +14 1 £375 +17.18%
Leicestershire +4 1 - -
Liverpool -4 1 - -
Glasgow -4 1 £288 +10.57% 1

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 87 (70.16%) DB2
2 77 (62.10%) Mainframe
3 61 (49.19%) COBOL
4 48 (38.71%) Finance
5 45 (36.29%) IBM
6 41 (33.06%) zOS
7 32 (25.81%) SQL
8 29 (23.39%) Oracle
8 29 (23.39%) IBM Mainframe
9 28 (22.58%) Banking
9 28 (22.58%) JCL
10 20 (16.13%) WebSphere
10 20 (16.13%) Project Management
11 19 (15.32%) Windows
12 18 (14.52%) AIX
12 18 (14.52%) Linux
13 16 (12.90%) Web Services
14 14 (11.29%) Middleware
14 14 (11.29%) SQL Server
15 13 (10.48%) Java
15 13 (10.48%) Assembly Language
15 13 (10.48%) CA
16 12 (9.68%) VMware
16 12 (9.68%) RACF
17 11 (8.87%) J2EE
17 11 (8.87%) Unix
17 11 (8.87%) Agile Software Development
17 11 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
17 11 (8.87%) SDLC
18 10 (8.06%) ISPF

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 (16.13%) WebSphere
2 9 (7.26%) JBoss
2 9 (7.26%) WebLogic
3 6 (4.84%) IBM HTTP Server
3 6 (4.84%) MQSeries
4 5 (4.03%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.81%) Apache
6 1 (0.81%) AquaLogic
6 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.81%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.81%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.81%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) 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%) Wireless
4 2 (1.61%) Intranet
5 1 (0.81%) Internet
5 1 (0.81%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.81%) LDAP
5 1 (0.81%) SSL
5 1 (0.81%) VoIP
5 1 (0.81%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (70.16%) DB2
2 14 (11.29%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.84%) Easytrieve
4 5 (4.03%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (4.03%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.61%) OLTP
5 2 (1.61%) PowerCenter
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 1 (0.81%) Build Forge
2 1 (0.81%) CA Gen
2 1 (0.81%) JIRA
2 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.81%) VisualAge
General
1 48 (38.71%) Finance
2 28 (22.58%) Banking
3 5 (4.03%) Retail
4 4 (3.23%) Billing
4 4 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.61%) Law
5 2 (1.61%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Automotive
6 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (28.23%) Developer
2 26 (20.97%) Architect
3 25 (20.16%) COBOL Developer
4 18 (14.52%) Analyst
5 15 (12.10%) Mainframe Developer
5 15 (12.10%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (10.48%) DB2 Developer
7 9 (7.26%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (6.45%) Designer
8 8 (6.45%) Programmer
9 6 (4.84%) CICS Programmer
9 6 (4.84%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.84%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (4.03%) CICS Analyst
10 5 (4.03%) CICS Systems Programmer
10 5 (4.03%) Consultant
10 5 (4.03%) Solutions Designer
10 5 (4.03%) Systems Programmer
11 4 (3.23%) DBA
11 4 (3.23%) Mainframe Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.90%) Web Services
2 14 (11.29%) Middleware
3 11 (8.87%) J2EE
4 10 (8.06%) ISPF
4 10 (8.06%) JSP
5 9 (7.26%) JMS
5 9 (7.26%) WebSphere MQ
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 7 (5.65%) .NET
8 5 (4.03%) IBM Integration Bus
9 2 (1.61%) APPC
10 1 (0.81%) Ajax
10 1 (0.81%) JDBC
10 1 (0.81%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 77 (62.10%) Mainframe
2 29 (23.39%) IBM Mainframe
3 10 (8.06%) VSAM
4 9 (7.26%) Replication
5 8 (6.45%) PMI
6 5 (4.03%) Data Centre
7 4 (3.23%) AS400
7 4 (3.23%) Smart Meter
8 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.42%) PKI
9 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.81%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.81%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.81%) Tandem
9 1 (0.81%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 41 (33.06%) zOS
2 19 (15.32%) Windows
3 18 (14.52%) AIX
3 18 (14.52%) Linux
4 11 (8.87%) Unix
5 8 (6.45%) Solaris
6 7 (5.65%) SUSE
7 6 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (4.84%) Windows Server
8 5 (4.03%) HPUX
8 5 (4.03%) MVS
9 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.42%) OS/2
11 1 (0.81%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.13%) Project Management
2 11 (8.87%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (8.87%) SDLC
3 9 (7.26%) Service Management
3 9 (7.26%) Waterfall
4 8 (6.45%) Agile Project Management
4 8 (6.45%) CMMI
4 8 (6.45%) ITIL
4 8 (6.45%) PRINCE
4 8 (6.45%) PRINCE2
4 8 (6.45%) RUP
5 7 (5.65%) Performance Analysis
5 7 (5.65%) SOA
5 7 (5.65%) Unit Testing
5 7 (5.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (4.03%) Automated Testing
6 5 (4.03%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (4.03%) Incident Management
6 5 (4.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (4.03%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 61 (49.19%) COBOL
2 32 (25.81%) SQL
3 28 (22.58%) JCL
4 13 (10.48%) Assembly Language
4 13 (10.48%) Java
5 10 (8.06%) REXX
6 8 (6.45%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.65%) C++
8 5 (4.03%) C
8 5 (4.03%) CLIST
9 1 (0.81%) Perl
9 1 (0.81%) Python
9 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (6.45%) PMI Certification
2 5 (4.03%) Sun Certification
3 3 (2.42%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.42%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.61%) CCNA
4 2 (1.61%) CCNP
4 2 (1.61%) CISA
4 2 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.61%) CISM
4 2 (1.61%) CISSP
4 2 (1.61%) Degree
4 2 (1.61%) MCP
4 2 (1.61%) MCSE
4 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 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 12 (9.68%) RACF
2 11 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.03%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.03%) vSphere
4 4 (3.23%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 3 (2.42%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.81%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 6 (4.84%) OMEGAMON
2 4 (3.23%) Control-M
2 4 (3.23%) Tivoli NetView
3 2 (1.61%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.81%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (36.29%) IBM
2 29 (23.39%) Oracle
3 13 (10.48%) CA
4 12 (9.68%) VMware
5 9 (7.26%) HP
5 9 (7.26%) Microsoft
6 8 (6.45%) Chordiant
7 6 (4.84%) Citrix
7 6 (4.84%) Intel
7 6 (4.84%) Sun
8 3 (2.42%) BMC
9 2 (1.61%) ATG
9 2 (1.61%) IBM Sterling
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
10 1 (0.81%) Unisys
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