Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 825 768 676
Rank change year-on-year -57 -92 +24
Contract jobs citing CICS 37 87 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.039% 0.089% 0.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.23% 0.48% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 50 79
England median daily rate £475 £471 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.80% +10.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £299 £318 £306
90th Percentile £686 £565 £569
UK median daily rate £475 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +10.59% +1.06% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
England median hourly rate - £28.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -5.26%
UK median hourly rate - £28.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -5.26%

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 15767 18098 18560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.63% 18.55% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10456 11804 11801
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £235
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 448 555
England median hourly rate £20.44 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.23 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.98 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.15
% change year-on-year - -0.74% +11.94%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -12 13 £438 -7.89% 1
South West +1 10 £575 +33.88%
North of England +22 8 £463 -3.90% 3
North West +25 7 £463 +8.82% 3
South East +3 3 £388 -
Midlands +20 2 £325 -26.76%
East Midlands -5 2 £325 -5.45%
East of England -2 1 - -
Yorkshire -3 1 - -
CICS
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 30 (81.08%) Mainframe
2 28 (75.68%) DB2
3 21 (56.76%) IBM
4 20 (54.05%) COBOL
5 13 (35.14%) Oracle
5 13 (35.14%) Linux
5 13 (35.14%) JCL
6 12 (32.43%) Finance
6 12 (32.43%) Java
6 12 (32.43%) Microservices
7 11 (29.73%) React
7 11 (29.73%) webpack
7 11 (29.73%) DevOps
7 11 (29.73%) Banking
7 11 (29.73%) Spring
7 11 (29.73%) Node.js
8 10 (27.03%) F5
8 10 (27.03%) DataPower
8 10 (27.03%) Bitbucket
8 10 (27.03%) TeamCity
8 10 (27.03%) BIG-IP
8 10 (27.03%) JIRA
8 10 (27.03%) IIS
8 10 (27.03%) Apache
8 10 (27.03%) Tomcat
8 10 (27.03%) Firewall
8 10 (27.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 10 (27.03%) Spring Boot
8 10 (27.03%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (24.32%) Green Hat

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 10 (27.03%) Apache
1 10 (27.03%) IIS
1 10 (27.03%) Tomcat
2 3 (8.11%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (2.70%) JBoss
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.70%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 9 (24.32%) Adobe Analytics
2 4 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.70%) Bluemix
3 1 (2.70%) GitHub
3 1 (2.70%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) BIG-IP
1 10 (27.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 10 (27.03%) Firewall
2 3 (8.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (75.68%) DB2
2 2 (5.41%) Adabas
3 1 (2.70%) Big Data
3 1 (2.70%) Easytrieve
3 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.70%) IDMS
3 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) webpack
2 10 (27.03%) Bitbucket
2 10 (27.03%) JIRA
2 10 (27.03%) TeamCity
3 9 (24.32%) Artifactory
4 3 (8.11%) Toad
5 2 (5.41%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.70%) Ant
6 1 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.70%) Gradle
6 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.70%) jspm
6 1 (2.70%) Maven
6 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 11 (29.73%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Billing
4 1 (2.70%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Consultant
2 8 (21.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 7 (18.92%) Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Developer
3 7 (18.92%) DevOps Consultant
4 6 (16.22%) Mainframe Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) Java Consultant
5 5 (13.51%) Linux Consultant
5 5 (13.51%) Mainframe Test Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) Test Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Architect
7 3 (8.11%) COBOL Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 3 (8.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Programmer
7 3 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.41%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (29.73%) Node.js
1 11 (29.73%) React
1 11 (29.73%) Spring
2 10 (27.03%) Spring Boot
3 3 (8.11%) Middleware
3 3 (8.11%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (5.41%) ISPF
5 1 (2.70%) .NET
5 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.70%) Aurelia
5 1 (2.70%) CSS
5 1 (2.70%) HTML
5 1 (2.70%) HTML5
5 1 (2.70%) JSON
5 1 (2.70%) Meteor
5 1 (2.70%) Polymer
5 1 (2.70%) RESTful
5 1 (2.70%) Semantic UI
5 1 (2.70%) Vaadin
5 1 (2.70%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 30 (81.08%) Mainframe
2 10 (27.03%) DataPower
3 9 (24.32%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (10.81%) VSAM
5 3 (8.11%) Replication
6 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.70%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (2.70%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Linux
2 7 (18.92%) zOS
3 3 (8.11%) AIX
3 3 (8.11%) OS/390
3 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (8.11%) Solaris
3 3 (8.11%) SUSE
3 3 (8.11%) Windows
4 1 (2.70%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Microservices
2 11 (29.73%) DevOps
3 9 (24.32%) Analytics
4 3 (8.11%) Defect Management
4 3 (8.11%) Feasibility Study
4 3 (8.11%) SOA
4 3 (8.11%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.41%) Change Control
5 2 (5.41%) Coaching
5 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.41%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.41%) Software Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.41%) Workflow
6 1 (2.70%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (2.70%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (2.70%) Release Automation
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (54.05%) COBOL
2 13 (35.14%) JCL
3 12 (32.43%) Java
4 9 (24.32%) SQL
5 3 (8.11%) Assembly Language
5 3 (8.11%) REXX
6 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.70%) ECMAScript
7 1 (2.70%) ES6
7 1 (2.70%) Fortran
7 1 (2.70%) NATURAL
7 1 (2.70%) Perl
7 1 (2.70%) PL/1
7 1 (2.70%) Python
7 1 (2.70%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (27.03%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (8.11%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Ansible
2 1 (2.70%) CA Endevor
2 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (56.76%) IBM
2 13 (35.14%) Oracle
3 10 (27.03%) F5
4 9 (24.32%) Adobe
4 9 (24.32%) Green Hat
5 3 (8.11%) HP
5 3 (8.11%) hybris
5 3 (8.11%) Intel
5 3 (8.11%) VMware
6 2 (5.41%) MuleSoft
7 1 (2.70%) CA
7 1 (2.70%) Unisys