Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 821 791 789
Rank change year-on-year -30 -2 -83
Contract jobs citing CICS 43 31 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.046% 0.035% 0.095%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.27% 0.21% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 18 65
England median daily rate £328 £413 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.46% -3.96% +1.06%
10th Percentile £274 £269 £240
90th Percentile £488 £713 £564
UK median daily rate £352 £422 £430
% change year-on-year -16.64% -1.80% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
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 15,691 14,958 18,510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.83% 16.92% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,350 9,713 12,333
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.92%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 383 442
England median hourly rate £21.00 £19.97 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.16% -0.15% +1.27%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.55 £50.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £19.30 £20.20
% change year-on-year +6.25% -4.46% +0.98%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +2 14 £550 +37.50% 1
North of England -2 14 £375 -6.25% 4
North West -19 7 £375 -6.25% 1
London -36 6 £475 +5.56%
East Midlands - 5 £320 - 2
Midlands - 5 £320 - 2
North East - 4 £295 -
South West - 4 £313 - 1
Yorkshire -17 3 £368 - 3
CICS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 34 (79.07%) Mainframe
2 24 (55.81%) DB2
3 20 (46.51%) IBM
4 19 (44.19%) COBOL
5 15 (34.88%) Java
5 15 (34.88%) IBM Mainframe
6 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (27.91%) SQL
6 12 (27.91%) Linux
7 10 (23.26%) zOS
7 10 (23.26%) JCL
8 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
9 8 (18.60%) Selenium
10 7 (16.28%) JIRA
10 7 (16.28%) TDD
10 7 (16.28%) Shell Script
10 7 (16.28%) HP
10 7 (16.28%) REST
10 7 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (13.95%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (13.95%) Bash Shell
11 6 (13.95%) Jenkins
11 6 (13.95%) HP UFT
11 6 (13.95%) LoadRunner
11 6 (13.95%) JUnit
11 6 (13.95%) Unix
11 6 (13.95%) Windows
11 6 (13.95%) JMeter
11 6 (13.95%) Scrum
12 5 (11.63%) PostgreSQL

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 5 (11.63%) WebSphere
1 5 (11.63%) WildFly
2 4 (9.30%) Jetty
2 4 (9.30%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.65%) Confluence
3 2 (4.65%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) ATM
1 1 (2.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (55.81%) DB2
2 5 (11.63%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.33%) Adabas
4 1 (2.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Selenium
2 7 (16.28%) JIRA
3 6 (13.95%) HP UFT
3 6 (13.95%) Jenkins
3 6 (13.95%) JMeter
3 6 (13.95%) JUnit
3 6 (13.95%) LoadRunner
4 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.65%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.33%) jspm
6 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.33%) webpack
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Legal
2 4 (9.30%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.98%) Automotive
3 3 (6.98%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Developer
2 10 (23.26%) COBOL Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Java Developer
4 3 (6.98%) Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Architect
4 3 (6.98%) Mainframe Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Applications Architect
5 2 (4.65%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) DB2 DBA
5 2 (4.65%) DBA
5 2 (4.65%) Functional Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Programmer
5 2 (4.65%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Tester
6 1 (2.33%) CICS Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) CICS Programmer
6 1 (2.33%) CICS Systems Programmer
6 1 (2.33%) Lead Architect
6 1 (2.33%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) REST
2 4 (9.30%) J2EE
2 4 (9.30%) JSP
2 4 (9.30%) RESTful
3 3 (6.98%) Ajax
3 3 (6.98%) JDBC
3 3 (6.98%) Middleware
3 3 (6.98%) Swing
4 2 (4.65%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.65%) SOAP
4 2 (4.65%) Spring
4 2 (4.65%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (4.65%) XML
4 2 (4.65%) XML Messaging
5 1 (2.33%) HTML5
5 1 (2.33%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (2.33%) JSON
5 1 (2.33%) Node.js
5 1 (2.33%) Sass
5 1 (2.33%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 34 (79.07%) Mainframe
2 15 (34.88%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (13.95%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (11.63%) User Experience
5 4 (9.30%) VSAM
6 3 (6.98%) Algorithms
6 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (6.98%) Tandem
7 2 (4.65%) DataPower
7 2 (4.65%) Replication
7 2 (4.65%) SWIFT
8 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.91%) Linux
2 10 (23.26%) zOS
3 6 (13.95%) Unix
3 6 (13.95%) Windows
4 2 (4.65%) OS/2
5 1 (2.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
3 7 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (16.28%) TDD
4 6 (13.95%) Scrum
5 5 (11.63%) BDD
5 5 (11.63%) Logistics
5 5 (11.63%) Migration
6 4 (9.30%) Functional Testing
6 4 (9.30%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2
6 4 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (6.98%) Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (6.98%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (6.98%) Domain Models
7 3 (6.98%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
7 3 (6.98%) Front End Development
7 3 (6.98%) Secure Coding
7 3 (6.98%) Six Sigma
7 3 (6.98%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (44.19%) COBOL
2 15 (34.88%) Java
3 12 (27.91%) SQL
4 10 (23.26%) JCL
5 7 (16.28%) Shell Script
6 6 (13.95%) Bash Shell
7 4 (9.30%) REXX
8 2 (4.65%) Assembly Language
8 2 (4.65%) C
8 2 (4.65%) C#
8 2 (4.65%) C++
8 2 (4.65%) Perl
8 2 (4.65%) PL/1
8 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.65%) Python
8 2 (4.65%) VB
8 2 (4.65%) VBScript
9 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.33%) SELCOPY
9 1 (2.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) ISEB
1 3 (6.98%) ISTQB
1 3 (6.98%) PMI Certification
1 3 (6.98%) PMP
2 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) RACF
1 5 (11.63%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (4.65%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Control-M
1 2 (4.65%) HP ALM
1 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (4.65%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 20 (46.51%) IBM
2 7 (16.28%) HP
3 2 (4.65%) CA
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle
4 1 (2.33%) BMC
4 1 (2.33%) Micro Focus