Period
to 16 November 2018

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 6 months to 16 November 2018 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
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 799 804 778
Rank change year-on-year +5 -26 -90
Contract jobs citing CICS 73 37 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.077% 0.039% 0.086%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.45% 0.23% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 28 50
England median daily rate £328 £475 £471
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.93% +0.80% +10.88%
10th Percentile £302 £299 £318
90th Percentile £497 £686 £565
UK median daily rate £328 £475 £430
% change year-on-year -30.93% +10.59% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £28.50
UK median hourly rate - - £28.50

CICS is in the Application Platforms category. The following 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.

All Application Platform Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 16,087 15,839 18,383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.93% 16.74% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,572 10,470 12,030
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £632 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 409 458
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.41 £11.20 £12.23
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.47 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.49% +2.34% -

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CICS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 16 November 2018.

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 6 months to 16 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +25 22 £320 -17.42% 1
London +11 22 £450 +2.86% 2
North of England -14 14 £375 -18.92% 1
East Midlands +7 7 £320 -1.54% 1
Midlands -9 7 £320 -1.54% 1
Yorkshire -7 5 £488 -
North West -19 5 £375 -18.92% 1
South West -28 5 £313 -45.65%
North East - 4 £295 -
East of England +9 3 £425 - 2
CICS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CICS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for CICS.

1 65 (89.04%) Mainframe
2 59 (80.82%) DB2
3 44 (60.27%) COBOL
4 33 (45.21%) IBM
5 25 (34.25%) JCL
5 25 (34.25%) zOS
6 24 (32.88%) Unix
7 18 (24.66%) IBM Mainframe
8 16 (21.92%) SQL
8 16 (21.92%) REXX
9 15 (20.55%) Windows
10 14 (19.18%) Shell Script
11 13 (17.81%) Linux
11 13 (17.81%) Java
11 13 (17.81%) Time Sharing Option
12 11 (15.07%) Assembly Language
13 10 (13.70%) ISPF
13 10 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (12.33%) Tandem
14 9 (12.33%) Finance
14 9 (12.33%) Middleware
14 9 (12.33%) SMTP
14 9 (12.33%) SNMP
14 9 (12.33%) Acceptance Criteria
15 8 (10.96%) WebSphere
15 8 (10.96%) Web Development
16 7 (9.59%) JIRA
17 6 (8.22%) TDD
17 6 (8.22%) Banking
17 6 (8.22%) Problem-Solving

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 8 (10.96%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.48%) Jetty
2 4 (5.48%) WebLogic
2 4 (5.48%) WildFly
3 3 (4.11%) Confluence
4 2 (2.74%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.37%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.37%) GitHub
2 1 (1.37%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.33%) SMTP
1 9 (12.33%) SNMP
2 1 (1.37%) ATM
2 1 (1.37%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.37%) SAN
2 1 (1.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (80.82%) DB2
2 4 (5.48%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.37%) Adabas
3 1 (1.37%) IMS/DB
3 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (9.59%) JIRA
2 5 (6.85%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.85%) Selenium
3 4 (5.48%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.11%) HP UFT
4 3 (4.11%) JMeter
4 3 (4.11%) JUnit
4 3 (4.11%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.74%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.74%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.37%) Ant
6 1 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.37%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.37%) CA Release Automation
6 1 (1.37%) Gradle
6 1 (1.37%) Maven
6 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.37%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (12.33%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Banking
3 4 (5.48%) Automotive
3 4 (5.48%) Legal
3 4 (5.48%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (41.10%) Developer
2 19 (26.03%) COBOL Developer
3 9 (12.33%) Mainframe Developer
4 7 (9.59%) Architect
5 5 (6.85%) Middleware Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.48%) Programmer
7 3 (4.11%) Administrator
7 3 (4.11%) DBA
7 3 (4.11%) Mainframe Architect
7 3 (4.11%) Systems Programmer
8 2 (2.74%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) CICS Programmer
8 2 (2.74%) CICS Systems Programmer
8 2 (2.74%) DB2 DBA
8 2 (2.74%) Functional Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Functional Test Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Lead Architect
8 2 (2.74%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.70%) ISPF
2 9 (12.33%) Middleware
3 5 (6.85%) IBM Integration Bus
3 5 (6.85%) JSP
3 5 (6.85%) REST
3 5 (6.85%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (5.48%) J2EE
5 3 (4.11%) Ajax
5 3 (4.11%) JDBC
5 3 (4.11%) RESTful
5 3 (4.11%) Swing
6 2 (2.74%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.74%) SOAP
6 2 (2.74%) Web Services
6 2 (2.74%) XML
6 2 (2.74%) XML Messaging
7 1 (1.37%) .NET
7 1 (1.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 65 (89.04%) Mainframe
2 18 (24.66%) IBM Mainframe
3 9 (12.33%) Tandem
4 5 (6.85%) User Experience
5 4 (5.48%) VSAM
6 3 (4.11%) Algorithms
6 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (4.11%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.74%) AS400
7 2 (2.74%) DataPower
7 2 (2.74%) Replication
7 2 (2.74%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.37%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 25 (34.25%) zOS
2 24 (32.88%) Unix
3 15 (20.55%) Windows
4 13 (17.81%) Linux
5 2 (2.74%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (12.33%) Acceptance Criteria
3 8 (10.96%) Web Development
4 6 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (8.22%) TDD
4 6 (8.22%) Test Automation
5 5 (6.85%) BDD
5 5 (6.85%) Logistics
5 5 (6.85%) Migration
6 4 (5.48%) Functional Testing
6 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (5.48%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (5.48%) Scrum
6 4 (5.48%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (4.11%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (4.11%) Domain Models
7 3 (4.11%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
7 3 (4.11%) Front End Development
7 3 (4.11%) Secure Coding
7 3 (4.11%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (60.27%) COBOL
2 25 (34.25%) JCL
3 16 (21.92%) REXX
3 16 (21.92%) SQL
4 14 (19.18%) Shell Script
5 13 (17.81%) Java
6 11 (15.07%) Assembly Language
7 3 (4.11%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.11%) Perl
7 3 (4.11%) Python
8 2 (2.74%) C
8 2 (2.74%) C#
8 2 (2.74%) C++
8 2 (2.74%) PL/1
8 2 (2.74%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.74%) RPG
8 2 (2.74%) VB
8 2 (2.74%) VBScript
9 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.37%) Natural
Qualifications
1 2 (2.74%) ISEB
1 2 (2.74%) ISTQB
1 2 (2.74%) PMI Certification
1 2 (2.74%) PMP
2 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) SEPA
System Software
1 13 (17.81%) Time Sharing Option
2 5 (6.85%) RACF
3 2 (2.74%) ACF2
4 1 (1.37%) Docker
4 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.85%) OMEGAMON
2 3 (4.11%) CA Endevor
3 2 (2.74%) Control-M
3 2 (2.74%) HP ALM
3 2 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.37%) Ansible
4 1 (1.37%) Automic
4 1 (1.37%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (45.21%) IBM
2 4 (5.48%) HP
3 3 (4.11%) MKS
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle
4 2 (2.74%) CA
4 2 (2.74%) Kofax
4 2 (2.74%) Micro Focus
5 1 (1.37%) BMC
5 1 (1.37%) VMware