The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 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 West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 122 148
Contract jobs citing CICS 0 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.48% 0.032%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 2.83% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 0
Median daily rate - £263 -
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 West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 476 494 513
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 18.46% 17.00% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 348 309
Median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 13
Median hourly rate £46.25 £18.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.94% -7.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.75 £8.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.60 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

CICS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CICS in the South West

CICS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CICS in the South West