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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 600 554 571
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +17
Contract jobs citing CICS 52 119 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.52% 1.15% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 45 42
Median daily rate £430 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £262 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £530 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £463 £393
% change year-on-year
-8.10% +17.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.00

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
10035 10362 10208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.83% 17.90% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6556 6608 6143
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 310 405
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +21.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.75 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+27.90% +21.12%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -48 44 £430 -3.48% 8
Yorkshire +14 10 £513 +2.50%
North West -6 9 £425 -5.55% 2
Sheffield - 9 £513 -
South Yorkshire - 9 £513 -
London +2 8 £475 +15.15% 1
South West +21 7 £350 -36.36%
Scotland -2 7 £270 +2.85%
Manchester -25 7 £425 -8.60%
Edinburgh +7 4 £430 -9.57%
Dorset - 4 £325 -
Bournemouth - 4 £325 -
Glasgow +5 3 £270 +3.84%
East Midlands -9 3 £338 +3.84%
City of London +17 2 £575 - 1
Leeds +9 2 - -
West Yorkshire -2 2 - -
Warwick -11 2 £519 +22.05%
Warwickshire -13 2 £519 +22.05%
West Midlands -37 2 £519 +22.05%
Bristol - 2 £430 -
Northampton - 2 £369 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £369 -
Buckinghamshire +15 1 - -
Milton Keynes +10 1 - -
South East 0 1 - - 5
Nottinghamshire -9 1 £325 -
Nottingham -14 1 £325 -
Gloucester - 1 £550 -
Blackburn - 1 £310 -

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 64 (59.81%) DB2
2 63 (58.88%) Mainframe
3 42 (39.25%) Finance
4 41 (38.32%) zOS
5 38 (35.51%) IBM
6 31 (28.97%) Oracle
7 29 (27.10%) JCL
8 28 (26.17%) COBOL
8 28 (26.17%) Linux
9 25 (23.36%) Windows
10 24 (22.43%) AIX
10 24 (22.43%) IBM Mainframe
11 21 (19.63%) Unix
12 20 (18.69%) Banking
13 19 (17.76%) SQL
14 16 (14.95%) WebSphere MQ
14 16 (14.95%) CA
14 16 (14.95%) VMware
15 15 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
15 15 (14.02%) Middleware
15 15 (14.02%) SQL Server
16 13 (12.15%) RACF
16 13 (12.15%) WebSphere
16 13 (12.15%) Replication
17 12 (11.21%) Validation
17 12 (11.21%) Java
17 12 (11.21%) Solaris
18 11 (10.28%) Microsoft
18 11 (10.28%) SUSE
19 10 (9.35%) IBM HTTP Server

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 13 (12.15%) WebSphere
2 10 (9.35%) IBM HTTP Server
3 7 (6.54%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (2.80%) MQSeries
5 3 (2.80%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (2.80%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (1.87%) Confluence
6 2 (1.87%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.87%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.93%) Apache
7 1 (0.93%) AquaLogic
7 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.93%) JBoss
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.93%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (4.67%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.80%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.80%) Internet
1 3 (2.80%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.87%) Intranet
2 2 (1.87%) SNA
2 2 (1.87%) WebEx
3 1 (0.93%) Firewall
3 1 (0.93%) FTP
3 1 (0.93%) HTTP
3 1 (0.93%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.93%) Network Security
3 1 (0.93%) SAN
3 1 (0.93%) SMTP
3 1 (0.93%) SSL
3 1 (0.93%) VoIP
3 1 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (59.81%) DB2
2 15 (14.02%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.67%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (4.67%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (1.87%) BODI
4 2 (1.87%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.87%) OLTP
4 2 (1.87%) PowerCenter
4 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.93%) Adabas
5 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.93%) DataStage
5 1 (0.93%) Easytrieve
5 1 (0.93%) Essbase
5 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.93%) IMS/DB
5 1 (0.93%) MS Access
5 1 (0.93%) MySQL
5 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.87%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.93%) Build Forge
3 1 (0.93%) CA Gen
3 1 (0.93%) ChangeMan
3 1 (0.93%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.93%) Firebug
3 1 (0.93%) JIRA
3 1 (0.93%) JMeter
3 1 (0.93%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.93%) Subversion
3 1 (0.93%) The Grinder
3 1 (0.93%) Toad
General
1 42 (39.25%) Finance
2 20 (18.69%) Banking
3 4 (3.74%) Billing
4 3 (2.80%) Retail
5 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (25.23%) Analyst
2 24 (22.43%) Architect
3 16 (14.95%) Developer
3 16 (14.95%) Solutions Architect
4 15 (14.02%) Infrastructure Architect
5 10 (9.35%) Programmer
6 9 (8.41%) Mainframe Developer
7 8 (7.48%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 8 (7.48%) Mainframe Analyst
7 8 (7.48%) Systems Programmer
8 7 (6.54%) Mainframe Architect
8 7 (6.54%) Operations Analyst
9 6 (5.61%) Administrator
9 6 (5.61%) CICS Programmer
9 6 (5.61%) CICS Systems Programmer
9 6 (5.61%) COBOL Developer
9 6 (5.61%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (5.61%) Test Leader
10 5 (4.67%) CICS Analyst
11 4 (3.74%) Environment Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.95%) WebSphere MQ
2 15 (14.02%) Middleware
3 9 (8.41%) Web Services
4 8 (7.48%) .NET
5 7 (6.54%) IBM Integration Bus
6 4 (3.74%) ISPF
6 4 (3.74%) J2EE
7 2 (1.87%) JSP
7 2 (1.87%) REST
7 2 (1.87%) XML
8 1 (0.93%) Ajax
8 1 (0.93%) JDBC
8 1 (0.93%) JMS
8 1 (0.93%) JNDI
8 1 (0.93%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 63 (58.88%) Mainframe
2 24 (22.43%) IBM Mainframe
3 13 (12.15%) Replication
4 8 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (7.48%) VSAM
5 4 (3.74%) Smart Meter
6 3 (2.80%) AS400
6 3 (2.80%) iSeries
6 3 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.93%) Blog
7 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.93%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.93%) iPad
7 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.93%) PKI
7 1 (0.93%) Social Media
7 1 (0.93%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.93%) Tandem
7 1 (0.93%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 41 (38.32%) zOS
2 28 (26.17%) Linux
3 25 (23.36%) Windows
4 24 (22.43%) AIX
5 21 (19.63%) Unix
6 12 (11.21%) Solaris
7 11 (10.28%) SUSE
8 10 (9.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (6.54%) HPUX
10 3 (2.80%) MVS
10 3 (2.80%) OS/2
11 2 (1.87%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.93%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.21%) Validation
2 10 (9.35%) Feasibility Study
3 7 (6.54%) SOA
4 6 (5.61%) ITIL
4 6 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (4.67%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (4.67%) Data Management
5 5 (4.67%) Migration
5 5 (4.67%) TOGAF
6 4 (3.74%) Change Management
6 4 (3.74%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 4 (3.74%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (2.80%) High Availability
7 3 (2.80%) Project Management
7 3 (2.80%) Regression Testing
7 3 (2.80%) Risk Management
7 3 (2.80%) SDLC
8 2 (1.87%) Problem Management
8 2 (1.87%) Security Management
8 2 (1.87%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.10%) JCL
2 28 (26.17%) COBOL
3 19 (17.76%) SQL
4 12 (11.21%) Java
5 8 (7.48%) REXX
6 5 (4.67%) Perl
7 3 (2.80%) C
7 3 (2.80%) C++
8 2 (1.87%) Assembly Language
8 2 (1.87%) C#
8 2 (1.87%) CLIST
9 1 (0.93%) PL/1
9 1 (0.93%) Python
9 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (2.80%) ISEB
1 3 (2.80%) ISTQB
1 3 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (2.80%) SC Cleared
1 3 (2.80%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (1.87%) Degree
3 1 (0.93%) CCNA
3 1 (0.93%) CCNP
3 1 (0.93%) CISA
3 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.93%) CISM
3 1 (0.93%) CISSP
3 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.93%) MCP
3 1 (0.93%) MCSE
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.87%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.93%) COREP
2 1 (0.93%) FINREP
2 1 (0.93%) SEPA
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (12.15%) RACF
3 5 (4.67%) vSphere
4 3 (2.80%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.80%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 3 (2.80%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 8 (7.48%) CA Endevor
2 4 (3.74%) OMEGAMON
3 3 (2.80%) Control-M
4 2 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.87%) Tivoli NetView
4 2 (1.87%) zSecure
5 1 (0.93%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.93%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 38 (35.51%) IBM
2 31 (28.97%) Oracle
3 16 (14.95%) CA
3 16 (14.95%) VMware
4 11 (10.28%) Microsoft
5 10 (9.35%) Intel
6 8 (7.48%) HP
7 6 (5.61%) Citrix
8 3 (2.80%) BMC
9 1 (0.93%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.93%) Axway
9 1 (0.93%) Calypso
9 1 (0.93%) Cisco
9 1 (0.93%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.93%) Informatica
9 1 (0.93%) Lotus
9 1 (0.93%) Pega
9 1 (0.93%) Sun
9 1 (0.93%) Sybase
9 1 (0.93%) Unisys
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