Period
to 22 October 2021

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 22 October 2021 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
22 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 673 482 768
Rank change year-on-year -191 +286 +31
Contract jobs citing CICS 68 15 28
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.055% 0.036%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.78% 0.37% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 3 13
10th Percentile £351 £410 "
25th Percentile £413 £425 £258
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £375
Median % change year-on-year - +20.00% +14.29%
75th Percentile £498 £522 £494
90th Percentile £538 £565 £506
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £375
% change year-on-year - +20.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK median hourly rate - - £37.50

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 8,694 4,010 11,594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.86% 14.68% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,048 2,736 7,733
10th Percentile £302 £300 £263
25th Percentile £406 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £462
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.87% -0.16%
75th Percentile £600 £563 £556
90th Percentile £688 £663 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 114 243
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.63 £10.60
25th Percentile £16.22 £16.23 £13.57
Median hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £19.97
Median % change year-on-year -1.11% +12.70% -0.18%
75th Percentile £51.00 £38.63 £35.75
90th Percentile £65.50 £57.17 £50.20
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £20.96
% change year-on-year +4.44% +7.37% +4.78%

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CICS in England

CICS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CICS in England.

Daily rate trend for CICS in England

CICS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CICS in England over the 6 months to 22 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CICS in England

CICS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CICS in England.

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 22 October 2021. 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
London -192 24 £525 +9.09% 2
North of England -65 16 £450 -
South East - 16 £484 -
North West -50 12 £450 -
Midlands -68 4 £420 -
Yorkshire - 4 £425 -
West Midlands - 3 - -
East Midlands - 1 £420 -
CICS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2021, 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 54 (79.41%) Mainframe
2 51 (75.00%) DB2
3 41 (60.29%) COBOL
4 38 (55.88%) zOS
5 37 (54.41%) IBM
6 30 (44.12%) REXX
7 27 (39.71%) JCL
8 22 (32.35%) RACF
9 21 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (29.41%) IDMS
11 18 (26.47%) JIRA
12 16 (23.53%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 16 (23.53%) Software Engineering
13 15 (22.06%) Coaching
14 14 (20.59%) Broadcom
14 14 (20.59%) Analytics
14 14 (20.59%) Confluence
14 14 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (20.59%) Scrum
14 14 (20.59%) Configuration Management
14 14 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (20.59%) Data Modelling
15 13 (19.12%) Microsoft Office
15 13 (19.12%) MVS
15 13 (19.12%) CA
15 13 (19.12%) Migration
15 13 (19.12%) DevOps
15 13 (19.12%) Social Skills
16 12 (17.65%) Mentoring
16 12 (17.65%) Data Analytics

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 14 (20.59%) Confluence
2 12 (17.65%) SAS
3 3 (4.41%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.47%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.47%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.47%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 13 (19.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) BASE24
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.47%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Azure
2 1 (1.47%) Apigee
2 1 (1.47%) GitHub
2 1 (1.47%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) SNA
2 1 (1.47%) ATM
2 1 (1.47%) Firewall
2 1 (1.47%) NAS
2 1 (1.47%) SAN
2 1 (1.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (75.00%) DB2
2 20 (29.41%) IDMS
3 2 (2.94%) Adabas
4 1 (1.47%) Big Data
4 1 (1.47%) DataStage
4 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.47%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.47%) OLTP
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 18 (26.47%) JIRA
2 7 (10.29%) XPEDITER
3 1 (1.47%) ERwin
3 1 (1.47%) Introscope
3 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.47%) Postman
3 1 (1.47%) Selenium
3 1 (1.47%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 13 (19.12%) Social Skills
2 11 (16.18%) Banking
3 10 (14.71%) Finance
4 3 (4.41%) Public Sector
4 3 (4.41%) Retail
5 2 (2.94%) Law
6 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.47%) Influencing Skills
6 1 (1.47%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 13 (19.12%) Developer
2 7 (10.29%) COBOL Developer
3 6 (8.82%) Project Manager
3 6 (8.82%) Software Engineer
4 5 (7.35%) Administrator
4 5 (7.35%) Analyst
4 5 (7.35%) DBA
4 5 (7.35%) Programmer
5 4 (5.88%) Architect
5 4 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Consultant
6 3 (4.41%) Mainframe Programmer
6 3 (4.41%) Systems Programmer
7 2 (2.94%) Applications Architect
7 2 (2.94%) Applications Manager
7 2 (2.94%) Applications Project Manager
7 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (2.94%) Mainframe DBA
7 2 (2.94%) Mainframe Developer
7 2 (2.94%) Migration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) HTML
1 5 (7.35%) ISPF
1 5 (7.35%) JDBC
1 5 (7.35%) ODBC
2 2 (2.94%) Middleware
2 2 (2.94%) Web Services
2 2 (2.94%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.47%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (1.47%) JSON
3 1 (1.47%) Kafka
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (1.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (79.41%) Mainframe
2 11 (16.18%) Data Protection Act
3 9 (13.24%) IBM Mainframe
3 9 (13.24%) VSAM
4 2 (2.94%) iSeries
4 2 (2.94%) Legacy Systems
5 1 (1.47%) AS400
5 1 (1.47%) BYOD
5 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.47%) DataPower
5 1 (1.47%) EFT
5 1 (1.47%) Legacy Applications
5 1 (1.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 38 (55.88%) zOS
2 13 (19.12%) MVS
3 4 (5.88%) Unix
4 3 (4.41%) AIX
4 3 (4.41%) Linux
5 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.47%) Solaris
5 1 (1.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (23.53%) Software Engineering
3 15 (22.06%) Coaching
4 14 (20.59%) Analytics
4 14 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (20.59%) Configuration Management
4 14 (20.59%) Data Modelling
4 14 (20.59%) Scrum
4 14 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (19.12%) DevOps
5 13 (19.12%) Migration
6 12 (17.65%) Data Analytics
6 12 (17.65%) Mentoring
6 12 (17.65%) Process Improvement
6 12 (17.65%) Software Testing
7 11 (16.18%) Data Protection
7 11 (16.18%) Requirements Gathering
7 11 (16.18%) Technical Leadership
8 10 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (14.71%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 41 (60.29%) COBOL
2 30 (44.12%) REXX
3 27 (39.71%) JCL
4 8 (11.76%) SQL
5 3 (4.41%) Assembly Language
6 2 (2.94%) Java
6 2 (2.94%) Natural
6 2 (2.94%) Python
7 1 (1.47%) Perl
7 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) SC Cleared
1 5 (7.35%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.94%) IBM Certification
3 1 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.47%) Degree
3 1 (1.47%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 22 (32.35%) RACF
2 16 (23.53%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 5 (7.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (5.88%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.47%) ACF2
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (17.65%) Tivoli NetView
2 6 (8.82%) Control-M
3 5 (7.35%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.94%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (1.47%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (1.47%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (1.47%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 37 (54.41%) IBM
2 14 (20.59%) Broadcom
3 13 (19.12%) CA
4 2 (2.94%) BMC
4 2 (2.94%) Compuware
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle
4 2 (2.94%) Splunk
5 1 (1.47%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.47%) FIS
5 1 (1.47%) Green Hat
5 1 (1.47%) Informatica
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.47%) NCR
5 1 (1.47%) VMware
5 1 (1.47%) Wincor Nixdorf