The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for CICS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
London / City of London
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 - 189
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing CICS 4 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.12% - 0.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.74% - 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Median daily rate £588 - £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £369 £425
% change year-on-year +8.47% -13.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.50 -

CICS is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 537 554 958
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 16.78% 15.86% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 406 719
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 26
Median hourly rate £32.50 £19.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.05% +10.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.34 £17.50 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.50 £26.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.70% -15.00%  

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing CICS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for CICS in the City of London

CICS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CICS in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for CICS in the City of London

CICS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CICS in the City of London over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CICS in the City of London

CICS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CICS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for CICS.

1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (83.33%) Banking
2 5 (83.33%) DB2
3 4 (66.67%) VSAM
4 3 (50.00%) JCL
4 3 (50.00%) Web Services
5 2 (33.33%) XML
5 2 (33.33%) Unix
5 2 (33.33%) Windows
5 2 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
5 2 (33.33%) Adabas
5 2 (33.33%) HTTP
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) OLTP
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) .NET
5 2 (33.33%) Oracle
5 2 (33.33%) NATURAL
5 2 (33.33%) MPLS
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
5 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (33.33%) Retail
5 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS

CICS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
1 2 (33.33%) MPLS
1 2 (33.33%) VPLS
2 1 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) DB2
2 2 (33.33%) Adabas
2 2 (33.33%) OLTP
General
1 5 (83.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (33.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Azure Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Cloud Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Cloud Solutions Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Adabas Natural Developer
2 1 (16.67%) CICS Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Environment Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) RACF Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) JSON
2 2 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (66.67%) VSAM
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) SWIFT
4 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) MVS
2 1 (16.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
1 2 (33.33%) SDLC
1 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
1 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) JCL
2 2 (33.33%) NATURAL
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) zSecure
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) TSYS
2 1 (16.67%) BMC
2 1 (16.67%) IBM