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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 412 427 388
Rank change year-on-year +15 -39  
Contract jobs citing CICS 10 7 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.048% 0.032% 0.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.28% 0.17% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 33
Median daily rate £433 £240 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +80.20% -36.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £240 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £636 £411 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £446 £425
% change year-on-year -6.21% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.50 -

CICS is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 3545 4055 4318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.07% 18.68% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2490 2921 2889
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.26% +12.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 44 96
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £33.86 £39.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing CICS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +3 5 £588 +11.90%
CICS
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 (91.67%) DB2
1 11 (91.67%) Mainframe
2 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) Banking
2 6 (50.00%) COBOL
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) VSAM
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) IBM
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle
4 4 (33.33%) zOS
4 4 (33.33%) JCL
4 4 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (25.00%) .NET
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) Web Services
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) Toad
5 3 (25.00%) ISPF
6 2 (16.67%) Retail
6 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Retail Banking
6 2 (16.67%) VPLS
6 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
6 2 (16.67%) DNS
6 2 (16.67%) OLTP

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 1 (8.33%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
1 2 (16.67%) MPLS
1 2 (16.67%) VPLS
2 1 (8.33%) SMS
2 1 (8.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (91.67%) DB2
2 2 (16.67%) OLTP
3 1 (8.33%) Adabas
3 1 (8.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Toad
2 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (8.33%) PowerBuilder
General
1 6 (50.00%) Banking
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Retail
2 2 (16.67%) Retail Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Mainframe Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Mainframe Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Azure Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) CICS Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) CICS Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Energy Trading Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) ETRM Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Mainframe Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) RACF Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) RACF Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
1 3 (25.00%) ISPF
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) JSON
2 2 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (8.33%) Middleware
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (91.67%) Mainframe
2 5 (41.67%) VSAM
3 4 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) zOS
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (8.33%) AIX
4 1 (8.33%) MVS
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Solaris
4 1 (8.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 2 (16.67%) Multithreading
3 2 (16.67%) SDLC
3 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) Business Transformation
4 1 (8.33%) Data Management
4 1 (8.33%) ETRM
4 1 (8.33%) Feasibility Study
4 1 (8.33%) Prototyping
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) COBOL
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) JCL
4 2 (16.67%) REXX
5 1 (8.33%) PL/1
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) RACF
1 2 (16.67%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) zSecure
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) IBM
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) TSYS
3 1 (8.33%) BMC
3 1 (8.33%) Intel
3 1 (8.33%) VMware