The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 30 March 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 / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 243 261 265
Rank change year-on-year +18 +4  
Contract jobs citing CICS 5 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.063% 0.064% 0.010%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.39% 0.36% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £300 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.85% +10.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £375 £445
% change year-on-year -20.00% -15.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 the South East with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1286 1651 1656
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.24% 17.56% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 1076 922
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 48 77
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.60 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £48.50 £42.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year - +3.91%  

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

CICS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CICS in the South East

CICS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CICS in the South East

CICS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Hampshire - 4 £300 -
Buckinghamshire -7 1 - -
CICS
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 South East region with a requirement for CICS.

1 7 (100.00%) COBOL
1 7 (100.00%) DB2
2 5 (71.43%) Mainframe
3 3 (42.86%) JCL
4 2 (28.57%) Remedy
4 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (14.29%) ISPF
5 1 (14.29%) Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) CA Endevor
5 1 (14.29%) Commerce Server 2007
5 1 (14.29%) QA
5 1 (14.29%) WCF
5 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) jQuery
5 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (14.29%) EPiServer
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (14.29%) MVS
5 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (14.29%) Commerce Server
5 1 (14.29%) SAP

CICS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (14.29%) Commerce Server
1 1 (14.29%) Commerce Server 2007
1 1 (14.29%) EPiServer
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Billing
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) COBOL Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Applications Developer
2 2 (28.57%) CICS Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) COBOL Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) DB2 Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Designer
3 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) ISPF
1 1 (14.29%) jQuery
1 1 (14.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
1 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
1 1 (14.29%) Prototyping
1 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) COBOL
2 3 (42.86%) JCL
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
1 2 (28.57%) Remedy
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) SAP