Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 23 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)
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 622 603 572
Rank change year-on-year -19 -31 +3
Contract jobs citing CICS 13 16 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.028% 0.035% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.16% 0.18% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 29
London median daily rate £438 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +15.15% +21.32%
10th Percentile £269 £348 £270
90th Percentile £719 £600 £453
England median daily rate £475 £471 £425
% change year-on-year +0.80% +10.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 8059 8930 8415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.11% 19.76% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5748 6157 5699
London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 109 115
London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £56.87 £44.60
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +8.33%

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for CICS in London

CICS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CICS in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for CICS in London

CICS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CICS in London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CICS in London

CICS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CICS in London

CICS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the London region over the 6 months to 23 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
Central London -1 3 £600 +4.35%
CICS
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region with a requirement for CICS.

1 11 (84.62%) DB2
2 8 (61.54%) Finance
3 7 (53.85%) COBOL
4 6 (46.15%) Mainframe
5 5 (38.46%) JCL
5 5 (38.46%) SQL
5 5 (38.46%) Banking
6 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (30.77%) zOS
6 4 (30.77%) IBM
7 3 (23.08%) Intel
7 3 (23.08%) REXX
7 3 (23.08%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (23.08%) Middleware
7 3 (23.08%) Windows
7 3 (23.08%) AIX
7 3 (23.08%) Solaris
7 3 (23.08%) Linux
7 3 (23.08%) SMS
7 3 (23.08%) Oracle
7 3 (23.08%) Toad
7 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (23.08%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (23.08%) SUSE
7 3 (23.08%) VSAM
7 3 (23.08%) Replication
7 3 (23.08%) VMware
7 3 (23.08%) IBM HTTP Server

CICS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 3 (23.08%) IBM HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) Bluemix
2 1 (7.69%) GitHub
2 1 (7.69%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (84.62%) DB2
2 1 (7.69%) Adabas
2 1 (7.69%) Big Data
2 1 (7.69%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Toad
2 2 (15.38%) HP UFT
3 1 (7.69%) Ant
3 1 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
3 1 (7.69%) Gradle
3 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.69%) Maven
3 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Mainframe Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Mainframe Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) AWS Architect
3 2 (15.38%) CICS Programmer
3 2 (15.38%) CICS Systems Programmer
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Programmer
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) COBOL Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Mainframe Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Software Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Middleware
1 3 (23.08%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (15.38%) ISPF
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Mainframe
2 3 (23.08%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (23.08%) Replication
2 3 (23.08%) VSAM
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) zOS
2 3 (23.08%) AIX
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Solaris
2 3 (23.08%) SUSE
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Feasibility Study
1 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
2 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
2 2 (15.38%) Microservices
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Build Automation
3 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Data Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) Release Automation
3 1 (7.69%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) Software Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) COBOL
2 5 (38.46%) JCL
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) REXX
4 1 (7.69%) Fortran
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) PL/1
4 1 (7.69%) Python
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Ansible
1 1 (7.69%) Kubernetes
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) IBM
2 3 (23.08%) Intel
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) MuleSoft
4 1 (7.69%) CA
4 1 (7.69%) Unisys