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 29 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 > South East
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 260 -
Rank change year-on-year +18 -  
Contract jobs citing CICS 6 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.078% 0.045% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.45% 0.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
South East median daily rate £400 - -
England median daily rate £400 £430 £420
% change year-on-year -6.97% +2.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England 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 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 1332 1623 1560
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.25% 18.22% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1364 1648 1576
South East median daily rate £415 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +13.33%  
10th Percentile £296 £268 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £500
England median daily rate £440 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +3.52% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 81 104
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -23.59%  
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £14.15
90th Percentile £40.00 £57.50 £40.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +19.04% -  

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing CICS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CICS in the South East over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 29 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
Hampshire - 6 £400 -
CICS
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 South East region with a requirement for CICS.

1 10 (90.91%) DB2
1 10 (90.91%) COBOL
2 9 (81.82%) Mainframe
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) Reference Data
5 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
5 2 (18.18%) Billing
6 1 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (9.09%) Finance
6 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
6 1 (9.09%) VMware
6 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
6 1 (9.09%) Ruby
6 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (9.09%) Marketing
6 1 (9.09%) CA Endevor
6 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (9.09%) Time Management
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
6 1 (9.09%) Java
6 1 (9.09%) Perl
6 1 (9.09%) SAP
6 1 (9.09%) Linux
6 1 (9.09%) JBoss
6 1 (9.09%) Apache
6 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
6 1 (9.09%) Python
6 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (9.09%) SSL

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 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) JBoss
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (90.91%) DB2
2 1 (9.09%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 1 (9.09%) RSpec
General
1 2 (18.18%) Billing
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) COBOL Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) COBOL Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Applications Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) CICS Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) DB2 Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (9.09%) DB2 Developer
4 1 (9.09%) DBA
4 1 (9.09%) Mainframe Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Mainframe Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (81.82%) Mainframe
2 3 (27.27%) Reference Data
3 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) DevOps
1 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
1 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
1 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
1 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) COBOL
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) JCL
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
3 1 (9.09%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) CA Endevor
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) IBM
1 1 (9.09%) Remedy
1 1 (9.09%) SAP
1 1 (9.09%) Splunk
1 1 (9.09%) VMware