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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
UK
Rank 554 539 550
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs citing CICS 27 79 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.36% 0.92% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 32 34
Median daily rate £418 £394 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.03% +0.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £388 £438
% change year-on-year
+7.74% -11.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.00 -

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
7544 8626 8866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.13% 16.99% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4843 5508 5549
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 236 316
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 22 January 2017.

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 20 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 22 January 2017. 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 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 0 23 £418 +19.28% 2
Yorkshire +26 12 £550 -
West Yorkshire - 10 £550 -
Scotland +9 4 - -
London +2 4 - - 1
East Midlands +7 3 £350 +4.08%
Glasgow +3 3 - -
Northamptonshire - 3 £350 -
Northampton - 3 £350 -
North West +15 2 £349 +11.60%
Sheffield -1 2 £550 -
South Yorkshire -5 2 £550 -
City of London - 2 - -
Cheshire +25 1 £470 +50.40%
Hampshire +12 1 £300 -
Edinburgh +12 1 - -
Manchester +7 1 £228 -
Portsmouth +1 1 £300 -
South East +1 1 £300 -42.58%
Halifax - 1 £550 -

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 44 (59.46%) Mainframe
2 41 (55.41%) DB2
3 28 (37.84%) IBM
4 27 (36.49%) Oracle
5 26 (35.14%) Finance
6 25 (33.78%) zOS
7 23 (31.08%) Linux
8 21 (28.38%) JCL
9 20 (27.03%) Windows
10 19 (25.68%) COBOL
11 18 (24.32%) CA
11 18 (24.32%) Banking
12 16 (21.62%) Validation
12 16 (21.62%) AIX
12 16 (21.62%) CA Endevor
12 16 (21.62%) Unit Testing
12 16 (21.62%) Virtual Environments
13 15 (20.27%) iPad
13 15 (20.27%) DevOps
13 15 (20.27%) SQL Server
13 15 (20.27%) SQL
14 14 (18.92%) E-Commerce
14 14 (18.92%) CA Service Virtualization
14 14 (18.92%) Splunk
14 14 (18.92%) Functional Testing
14 14 (18.92%) Syncsort
14 14 (18.92%) OMEGAMON
15 13 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (17.57%) Java
15 13 (17.57%) Unix

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 9 (12.16%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.11%) IBM HTTP Server
2 6 (8.11%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (2.70%) Confluence
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.70%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.70%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (1.35%) Apache
4 1 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.35%) CMS
4 1 (1.35%) Commerce Server
4 1 (1.35%) Commerce Server 2007
4 1 (1.35%) IBM Transformation Extender
4 1 (1.35%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Bluemix
1 2 (2.70%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) Internet
1 2 (2.70%) SSL
1 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.70%) WebEx
2 1 (1.35%) Firewall
2 1 (1.35%) FTP
2 1 (1.35%) HTTP
2 1 (1.35%) SAN
2 1 (1.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (55.41%) DB2
2 15 (20.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.05%) Adabas
3 3 (4.05%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.05%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.35%) BODI
5 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.35%) MS Access
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.35%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.35%) ChangeMan
3 1 (1.35%) ERwin
3 1 (1.35%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.35%) Firebug
3 1 (1.35%) JBehave
3 1 (1.35%) JIRA
3 1 (1.35%) JMeter
3 1 (1.35%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.35%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (1.35%) Subversion
3 1 (1.35%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.35%) The Grinder
3 1 (1.35%) Toad
3 1 (1.35%) Vagrant
General
1 26 (35.14%) Finance
2 18 (24.32%) Banking
3 3 (4.05%) Retail
4 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (18.92%) Developer
2 12 (16.22%) Analyst
3 10 (13.51%) Architect
4 8 (10.81%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (8.11%) Build Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Consultant
5 6 (8.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (8.11%) Programmer
5 6 (8.11%) Test Leader
6 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.76%) Systems Programmer
7 4 (5.41%) Deployment Specialist
7 4 (5.41%) DevOps Specialist
7 4 (5.41%) Environment Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Mainframe Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 4 (5.41%) Senior Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Test Manager
7 4 (5.41%) z/OS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.86%) Web Services
2 9 (12.16%) WebSphere MQ
3 7 (9.46%) Middleware
4 6 (8.11%) XML
5 4 (5.41%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (4.05%) REST
7 2 (2.70%) .NET
7 2 (2.70%) HTML
7 2 (2.70%) ISPF
7 2 (2.70%) J2EE
7 2 (2.70%) SOAP
8 1 (1.35%) ADO.NET
8 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.35%) CSS
8 1 (1.35%) jQuery
8 1 (1.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 44 (59.46%) Mainframe
2 15 (20.27%) iPad
3 13 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (9.46%) VSAM
5 6 (8.11%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (8.11%) Replication
6 2 (2.70%) DataPower
6 2 (2.70%) iSeries
6 2 (2.70%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.35%) AS400
7 1 (1.35%) Blog
7 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.35%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (33.78%) zOS
2 23 (31.08%) Linux
3 20 (27.03%) Windows
4 16 (21.62%) AIX
5 13 (17.57%) Unix
6 9 (12.16%) HPUX
7 7 (9.46%) Solaris
8 6 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (8.11%) SUSE
9 5 (6.76%) MVS
10 1 (1.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.62%) Unit Testing
1 16 (21.62%) Validation
1 16 (21.62%) Virtual Environments
2 15 (20.27%) DevOps
3 14 (18.92%) E-Commerce
3 14 (18.92%) Functional Testing
4 12 (16.22%) Test Automation
5 11 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (8.11%) Feasibility Study
7 5 (6.76%) Regression Testing
8 3 (4.05%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (2.70%) Asset Management
9 2 (2.70%) Continuous Deployment
9 2 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (2.70%) High Availability
9 2 (2.70%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.70%) Risk Management
9 2 (2.70%) SOA
9 2 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.38%) JCL
2 19 (25.68%) COBOL
3 15 (20.27%) SQL
4 13 (17.57%) Java
5 4 (5.41%) Assembly Language
5 4 (5.41%) Perl
5 4 (5.41%) REXX
6 3 (4.05%) C#
6 3 (4.05%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.70%) NATURAL
8 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.35%) C
8 1 (1.35%) CLIST
8 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.35%) PL/1
8 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.35%) Degree
1 1 (1.35%) ISEB
1 1 (1.35%) ISTQB
1 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.41%) RACF
3 1 (1.35%) Docker
3 1 (1.35%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.35%) zsh
Systems Management
1 16 (21.62%) CA Endevor
2 14 (18.92%) CA Service Virtualization
2 14 (18.92%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.70%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.35%) Puppet
4 1 (1.35%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 28 (37.84%) IBM
2 27 (36.49%) Oracle
3 18 (24.32%) CA
4 14 (18.92%) Splunk
4 14 (18.92%) Syncsort
5 6 (8.11%) Intel
5 6 (8.11%) VMware
6 3 (4.05%) HP
7 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.70%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.35%) Ab Initio
8 1 (1.35%) Ektron
8 1 (1.35%) Pega
8 1 (1.35%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.35%) Remedy
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago