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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 562 568 545
Rank change year-on-year +6 -23  
Contract jobs citing CICS 14 56 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.033% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.19% 0.65% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 30 20
Median daily rate £300 £275 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -35.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £240 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £375 £445
% change year-on-year -20.00% -15.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 7310 8598 8515
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.41% 17.21% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4781 5554 5119
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £575 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 205 323
Median hourly rate £18.59 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.27% -5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year - +3.91%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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
South East +18 5 £300 -42.85%
London +22 3 - - 3
North West +17 3 £400 -5.88%
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £388 -
CICS
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 36 (80.00%) DB2
1 36 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 24 (53.33%) IBM
3 18 (40.00%) COBOL
3 18 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 17 (37.78%) zOS
5 16 (35.56%) Virtual Environments
6 15 (33.33%) JCL
7 14 (31.11%) CA
7 14 (31.11%) E-Commerce
7 14 (31.11%) Syncsort
7 14 (31.11%) OMEGAMON
7 14 (31.11%) iPad
7 14 (31.11%) Splunk
7 14 (31.11%) Functional Testing
7 14 (31.11%) CA Service Virtualization
7 14 (31.11%) DevOps
8 13 (28.89%) CA Endevor
9 12 (26.67%) Test Automation
10 11 (24.44%) Banking
11 10 (22.22%) Finance
12 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (15.56%) VSAM
13 7 (15.56%) Linux
13 7 (15.56%) SQL
13 7 (15.56%) Oracle
14 6 (13.33%) Web Services
14 6 (13.33%) Windows
14 6 (13.33%) Validation
15 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills

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 2 (4.44%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (4.44%) IBM HTTP Server
1 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.22%) Commerce Server
2 1 (2.22%) Commerce Server 2007
2 1 (2.22%) EPiServer
2 1 (2.22%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Bluemix
1 2 (4.44%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) SSL
2 1 (2.22%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (80.00%) DB2
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.44%) Adabas
3 2 (4.44%) DataStage
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.44%) Pentaho
4 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) ChangeMan
2 1 (2.22%) ERwin
2 1 (2.22%) JBehave
2 1 (2.22%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (2.22%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (2.22%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (24.44%) Banking
2 10 (22.22%) Finance
3 3 (6.67%) Retail
4 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.22%) Billing
5 1 (2.22%) Electronics
5 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Developer
2 6 (13.33%) Build Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Consultant
4 4 (8.89%) Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) COBOL Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Deployment Specialist
4 4 (8.89%) DevOps Specialist
4 4 (8.89%) z/OS Specialist
5 3 (6.67%) Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Applications Developer
6 2 (4.44%) CICS Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) COBOL Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Designer
6 2 (4.44%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Mainframe Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) Web Services
2 4 (8.89%) .NET
2 4 (8.89%) ISPF
3 2 (4.44%) HTML
3 2 (4.44%) Middleware
3 2 (4.44%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.22%) ADO.NET
4 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.22%) CSS
4 1 (2.22%) J2EE
4 1 (2.22%) jQuery
4 1 (2.22%) REST
4 1 (2.22%) SOAP
4 1 (2.22%) WCF
4 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 14 (31.11%) iPad
3 7 (15.56%) VSAM
4 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (8.89%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (4.44%) Replication
6 2 (4.44%) SWIFT
7 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
7 1 (2.22%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 17 (37.78%) zOS
2 7 (15.56%) Linux
3 6 (13.33%) Windows
4 5 (11.11%) AIX
5 3 (6.67%) Solaris
6 2 (4.44%) HPUX
6 2 (4.44%) MVS
6 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.44%) SUSE
7 1 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 16 (35.56%) Virtual Environments
3 14 (31.11%) DevOps
3 14 (31.11%) E-Commerce
3 14 (31.11%) Functional Testing
4 12 (26.67%) Test Automation
5 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (13.33%) Validation
7 3 (6.67%) Integration Testing
7 3 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (6.67%) Regression Testing
8 2 (4.44%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (4.44%) Feasibility Study
8 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
8 2 (4.44%) Line Management
8 2 (4.44%) Prototyping
8 2 (4.44%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (4.44%) Translating Business Requirements
8 2 (4.44%) Waterfall
8 2 (4.44%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.00%) COBOL
2 15 (33.33%) JCL
3 7 (15.56%) SQL
4 5 (11.11%) Java
5 2 (4.44%) Assembly Language
5 2 (4.44%) NATURAL
5 2 (4.44%) R
6 1 (2.22%) C#
6 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.22%) Perl
6 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.22%) REXX
6 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (4.44%) RACF
2 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (31.11%) CA Service Virtualization
1 14 (31.11%) OMEGAMON
2 13 (28.89%) CA Endevor
3 1 (2.22%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.22%) zSecure
Vendors
1 24 (53.33%) IBM
2 14 (31.11%) CA
2 14 (31.11%) Splunk
2 14 (31.11%) Syncsort
3 7 (15.56%) Oracle
4 2 (4.44%) Intel
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.44%) Remedy
4 2 (4.44%) SaltStack
4 2 (4.44%) TIBCO
4 2 (4.44%) VMware
5 1 (2.22%) BMC
5 1 (2.22%) SAP
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