The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 23 June 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)
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 567 573 543
Rank change year-on-year +6 -30  
Contract jobs citing CICS 21 47 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.049% 0.095% 0.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.29% 0.53% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 26 55
Median daily rate £400 £415 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.55% -1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £240 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £538 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £446 £425
% change year-on-year -8.29% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £28.50 -
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 England with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7160 8849 9069
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 16.65% 17.91% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4614 6007 5779
Median daily rate £438 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.69% +11.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 200 306
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.44 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.63% -5.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +8.69% +9.52%  

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

CICS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CICS in England

CICS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CICS in England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CICS in England

CICS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CICS in England

CICS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the England region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
London +3 9 £390 +62.50%
South East +10 6 £400 -
North West +16 5 £400 -0.55%
Yorkshire +20 1 - -
CICS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 England region with a requirement for CICS.

1 31 (93.94%) Mainframe
2 29 (87.88%) DB2
3 26 (78.79%) COBOL
4 13 (39.39%) SQL
4 13 (39.39%) JCL
5 9 (27.27%) IBM
5 9 (27.27%) VSAM
6 8 (24.24%) IBM Mainframe
6 8 (24.24%) Finance
7 7 (21.21%) Banking
8 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (18.18%) .NET
9 5 (15.15%) Web Services
9 5 (15.15%) Linux
10 4 (12.12%) Time Sharing Option
10 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
10 4 (12.12%) Retail
10 4 (12.12%) ISPF
10 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
10 4 (12.12%) HP
10 4 (12.12%) Assembly Language
10 4 (12.12%) Windows
11 3 (9.09%) OS/390
11 3 (9.09%) zOS
11 3 (9.09%) Toad
11 3 (9.09%) SOA
11 3 (9.09%) Oracle
11 3 (9.09%) Java
11 3 (9.09%) RACF
11 3 (9.09%) REXX

CICS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 1 (3.03%) Apache
1 1 (3.03%) JBoss
1 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) DNS
1 2 (6.06%) HTTP
1 2 (6.06%) MPLS
1 2 (6.06%) SSL
1 2 (6.06%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (87.88%) DB2
2 2 (6.06%) DataStage
2 2 (6.06%) OLTP
2 2 (6.06%) Pentaho
3 1 (3.03%) Adabas
3 1 (3.03%) Big Data
3 1 (3.03%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Toad
2 2 (6.06%) ChangeMan
2 2 (6.06%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.03%) JIRA
3 1 (3.03%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (3.03%) RSpec
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 7 (21.21%) Banking
3 4 (12.12%) Retail
4 2 (6.06%) Billing
4 2 (6.06%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.03%) Danish Language
5 1 (3.03%) Electronics
5 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Developer
3 7 (21.21%) Mainframe Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) COBOL Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Mainframe Test Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Test Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) COBOL Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Business Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Applications Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Azure Architect
7 2 (6.06%) CICS Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Lead Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Mainframe Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Mainframe Specialist
7 2 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.06%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) .NET
2 5 (15.15%) Web Services
3 4 (12.12%) ISPF
4 2 (6.06%) JSON
4 2 (6.06%) XML
5 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.03%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (93.94%) Mainframe
2 9 (27.27%) VSAM
3 8 (24.24%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (9.09%) Reference Data
5 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.03%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Linux
2 4 (12.12%) Windows
3 3 (9.09%) OS/390
3 3 (9.09%) zOS
4 2 (6.06%) Unix
5 1 (3.03%) MVS
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
3 3 (9.09%) Integration Testing
3 3 (9.09%) SOA
3 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
4 2 (6.06%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (6.06%) Data Analysis
4 2 (6.06%) Defect Management
4 2 (6.06%) ETL
4 2 (6.06%) Line Management
4 2 (6.06%) Migration
4 2 (6.06%) Multithreading
4 2 (6.06%) SDLC
4 2 (6.06%) Software Testing
4 2 (6.06%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (6.06%) Test Automation
4 2 (6.06%) TOGAF
4 2 (6.06%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
4 2 (6.06%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (78.79%) COBOL
2 13 (39.39%) JCL
2 13 (39.39%) SQL
3 4 (12.12%) Assembly Language
4 3 (9.09%) Java
4 3 (9.09%) REXX
5 2 (6.06%) R
6 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.03%) Perl
6 1 (3.03%) PL/1
6 1 (3.03%) Python
6 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (9.09%) RACF
3 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) CA Endevor
1 2 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (6.06%) zSecure
2 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) IBM
2 4 (12.12%) HP
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.09%) hybris
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (6.06%) TIBCO
4 2 (6.06%) TSYS
5 1 (3.03%) BMC
5 1 (3.03%) Remedy
5 1 (3.03%) SAP
5 1 (3.03%) Splunk
5 1 (3.03%) VMware
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