Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 818 778 717
Rank change year-on-year -40 -61 -18
Contract jobs citing CICS 28 52 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.031% 0.059% 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.19% 0.33% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 42
England median daily rate £475 £380 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -10.59% +8.63%
10th Percentile £325 £272 £263
90th Percentile £613 £548 £584
UK median daily rate £475 £384 £425
% change year-on-year +23.78% -9.71% +8.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
England median hourly rate - - £27.00
UK median hourly rate - - £28.00

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 15,022 15,785 16,920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.38% 17.88% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,112 10,212 10,816
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 333 474
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56% +8.74%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £10.96
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +11.11%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 West +16 10 £575 - 1
London -43 7 £450 +18.42% 1
North West +10 6 £423 +11.18% 2
North of England +6 6 £423 -0.59% 2
Midlands +5 3 £325 -9.09% 2
East Midlands -3 2 £325 -7.14% 2
South East -22 1 £375 +25.00%
East of England - 1 - -
CICS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 24 (85.71%) Mainframe
2 21 (75.00%) IBM
3 16 (57.14%) DB2
4 14 (50.00%) DataPower
5 12 (42.86%) Microservices
5 12 (42.86%) Firewall
6 11 (39.29%) Java
6 11 (39.29%) webpack
6 11 (39.29%) Node.js
6 11 (39.29%) Spring
6 11 (39.29%) React
7 10 (35.71%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (35.71%) F5
7 10 (35.71%) Spring Boot
7 10 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 10 (35.71%) DevOps
7 10 (35.71%) Oracle
7 10 (35.71%) IIS
7 10 (35.71%) Apache
7 10 (35.71%) Tomcat
7 10 (35.71%) Linux
7 10 (35.71%) BIG-IP
8 9 (32.14%) Adobe
8 9 (32.14%) Banking
8 9 (32.14%) COBOL
8 9 (32.14%) Green Hat
8 9 (32.14%) Analytics
8 9 (32.14%) Artifactory
8 9 (32.14%) Adobe Analytics
8 9 (32.14%) Bitbucket

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 (35.71%) Apache
1 10 (35.71%) IIS
1 10 (35.71%) Tomcat
2 4 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 2 (7.14%) MQSeries
3 2 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.57%) JBoss
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.57%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 9 (32.14%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.57%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) Firewall
2 10 (35.71%) BIG-IP
2 10 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (57.14%) DB2
2 2 (7.14%) Adabas
3 1 (3.57%) Easytrieve
3 1 (3.57%) IDMS
3 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) webpack
2 9 (32.14%) Artifactory
2 9 (32.14%) Bitbucket
2 9 (32.14%) JIRA
2 9 (32.14%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.57%) jspm
3 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (32.14%) Banking
2 8 (28.57%) Finance
3 3 (10.71%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Developer
2 8 (28.57%) Consultant
2 8 (28.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 7 (25.00%) DevOps Consultant
4 5 (17.86%) Java Consultant
4 5 (17.86%) Linux Consultant
5 4 (14.29%) COBOL Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Programmer
6 3 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) CICS Programmer
7 2 (7.14%) CICS Systems Programmer
7 2 (7.14%) DB2 Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Java Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) JIRA Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Systems Programmer
8 1 (3.57%) Mainframe Expert
8 1 (3.57%) Mobile Designer
8 1 (3.57%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) Node.js
1 11 (39.29%) React
1 11 (39.29%) Spring
2 10 (35.71%) Spring Boot
3 4 (14.29%) JSON
4 3 (10.71%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (10.71%) XML
5 2 (7.14%) REST
5 2 (7.14%) SOAP
5 2 (7.14%) Web Services
5 2 (7.14%) WSDL
5 2 (7.14%) XSD
5 2 (7.14%) XSLT
6 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.57%) HTML5
6 1 (3.57%) Meteor
6 1 (3.57%) RESTful
6 1 (3.57%) Sass
6 1 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (3.57%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 24 (85.71%) Mainframe
2 14 (50.00%) DataPower
3 7 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 2 (7.14%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (3.57%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) MVS
2 3 (10.71%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Microservices
2 10 (35.71%) DevOps
3 9 (32.14%) Analytics
4 4 (14.29%) SOA
5 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.14%) ArchiMate
6 2 (7.14%) Change Control
6 2 (7.14%) Coaching
6 2 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.14%) TOGAF
6 2 (7.14%) Workflow
7 1 (3.57%) Business Development
7 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
7 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.57%) Migration
7 1 (3.57%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) Java
2 9 (32.14%) COBOL
3 5 (17.86%) JCL
4 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.14%) NATURAL
4 2 (7.14%) PL/1
4 2 (7.14%) XPath
5 1 (3.57%) ES6
5 1 (3.57%) ES7
5 1 (3.57%) Fortran
5 1 (3.57%) SQL
5 1 (3.57%) TypeScript
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.57%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Ansible
1 1 (3.57%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 21 (75.00%) IBM
2 10 (35.71%) F5
2 10 (35.71%) Oracle
3 9 (32.14%) Adobe
3 9 (32.14%) Green Hat
4 2 (7.14%) Syncsort
5 1 (3.57%) CA
5 1 (3.57%) Google
5 1 (3.57%) Twitter
5 1 (3.57%) Unisys