Period
to 8 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 8 December 2021 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)
UK
6 months to
8 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 768 553 777
Rank change year-on-year -215 +224 +58
Contract jobs citing CICS 70 31 19
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.078% 0.082% 0.024%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.62% 0.56% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 16 6
10th Percentile £369 £285 £258
25th Percentile £413 £338 £258
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £379
Median % change year-on-year - +18.81% +1.00%
75th Percentile £528 £538 £503
90th Percentile £540 £550 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £379
% change year-on-year +2.86% +15.51% +15.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50

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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 11,322 5,515 11,865
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.63% 14.60% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,803 3,718 7,795
10th Percentile £313 £275 £250
25th Percentile £413 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% +5.56% -1.10%
75th Percentile £608 £563 £550
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +4.35% +1.47% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 174 290
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.63 £10.97
25th Percentile £16.25 £17.93 £14.26
Median hourly rate £22.50 £25.02 £20.51
Median % change year-on-year -10.08% +22.00% +2.55%
75th Percentile £51.00 £53.44 £40.07
90th Percentile £65.54 £64.50 £51.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £23.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -17.39% +27.78% -10.00%

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CICS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CICS in the UK

CICS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CICS.

Daily rate trend for CICS in the UK

CICS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CICS over the 6 months to 8 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CICS in the UK

CICS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CICS.

Hourly rate trend for CICS in the UK

CICS
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the UK over the 6 months to 8 December 2021. 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
England -185 57 £450 +28.57% 1
UK excluding London -123 38 £450 +2.86% 1
Work from Home -174 22 £508 -3.33%
North of England -58 16 £450 +28.57%
London -194 16 £525 +31.25%
South East -65 15 £477 -
North West -40 11 £450 -
Yorkshire -40 5 £425 +21.43%
Scotland - 4 - -
Midlands -78 2 £420 +44.83% 1
East Midlands -38 1 £420 +44.83%
East of England - 1 £500 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 8 December 2021, IT contractor jobs citing CICS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for CICS.

1 57 (81.43%) DB2
2 55 (78.57%) Mainframe
3 46 (65.71%) COBOL
4 35 (50.00%) IBM
5 34 (48.57%) JCL
6 30 (42.86%) zOS
7 24 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (30.00%) REXX
9 20 (28.57%) RACF
10 16 (22.86%) Social Skills
11 15 (21.43%) Software Engineering
11 15 (21.43%) JIRA
12 14 (20.00%) IDMS
13 13 (18.57%) Banking
14 12 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (17.14%) Scrum
14 12 (17.14%) Finance
14 12 (17.14%) Configuration Management
14 12 (17.14%) Coaching
14 12 (17.14%) Job Entry Subsystem
15 11 (15.71%) DevOps
15 11 (15.71%) Analytics
15 11 (15.71%) Confluence
15 11 (15.71%) IBM Mainframe
15 11 (15.71%) Data Protection
15 11 (15.71%) Data Protection Act
15 11 (15.71%) Project Management
15 11 (15.71%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (15.71%) Data Modelling
15 11 (15.71%) Migration

CICS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 11 (15.71%) Confluence
2 9 (12.86%) SAS
3 3 (4.29%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.86%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.43%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 9 (12.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) BASE24
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.43%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Azure
2 1 (1.43%) Apigee
2 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.43%) GitHub
2 1 (1.43%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) FTP
2 2 (2.86%) SSL
2 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.43%) ATM
3 1 (1.43%) Firewall
3 1 (1.43%) HTTP
3 1 (1.43%) NAS
3 1 (1.43%) SAN
3 1 (1.43%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (81.43%) DB2
2 14 (20.00%) IDMS
3 3 (4.29%) Adabas
3 3 (4.29%) OLTP
4 1 (1.43%) Big Data
4 1 (1.43%) DataStage
4 1 (1.43%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.43%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (21.43%) JIRA
2 7 (10.00%) XPEDITER
3 2 (2.86%) Introscope
4 1 (1.43%) ERwin
4 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.43%) Postman
4 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 16 (22.86%) Social Skills
2 13 (18.57%) Banking
3 12 (17.14%) Finance
4 3 (4.29%) Presentation Skills
4 3 (4.29%) Retail
5 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.86%) Law
5 2 (2.86%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.43%) Influencing Skills
6 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (27.14%) Developer
2 11 (15.71%) COBOL Developer
3 8 (11.43%) Software Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) Programmer
5 6 (8.57%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.14%) Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Mainframe Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Systems Programmer
8 3 (4.29%) Applications Developer
8 3 (4.29%) CICS Programmer
8 3 (4.29%) Consultant
8 3 (4.29%) Mainframe Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Mainframe Programmer
8 3 (4.29%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) Designer
9 2 (2.86%) Mainframe Consultant
9 2 (2.86%) Software Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) ISPF
2 4 (5.71%) Middleware
2 4 (5.71%) SailPoint
3 3 (4.29%) LDAP
3 3 (4.29%) Web Services
4 2 (2.86%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (2.86%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.43%) JSON
5 1 (1.43%) Kafka
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (78.57%) Mainframe
2 11 (15.71%) Data Protection Act
2 11 (15.71%) IBM Mainframe
3 10 (14.29%) VSAM
4 3 (4.29%) DataPower
4 3 (4.29%) Legacy Systems
5 2 (2.86%) iSeries
6 1 (1.43%) AS400
6 1 (1.43%) BYOD
6 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.43%) EFT
6 1 (1.43%) Legacy Applications
6 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (42.86%) zOS
2 8 (11.43%) MVS
3 5 (7.14%) Linux
4 4 (5.71%) Unix
5 3 (4.29%) AIX
6 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.43%) Solaris
6 1 (1.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (21.43%) Software Engineering
3 12 (17.14%) Coaching
3 12 (17.14%) Configuration Management
3 12 (17.14%) Scrum
3 12 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (15.71%) Analytics
4 11 (15.71%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (15.71%) Data Modelling
4 11 (15.71%) Data Protection
4 11 (15.71%) DevOps
4 11 (15.71%) Migration
4 11 (15.71%) Project Management
5 10 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 10 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (12.86%) Data Analytics
6 9 (12.86%) Process Improvement
6 9 (12.86%) Software Testing
7 8 (11.43%) ITIL
7 8 (11.43%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 46 (65.71%) COBOL
2 34 (48.57%) JCL
3 21 (30.00%) REXX
4 6 (8.57%) SQL
5 4 (5.71%) Java
5 4 (5.71%) Natural
6 3 (4.29%) Assembly Language
6 3 (4.29%) Python
7 1 (1.43%) Perl
7 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (5.71%) Degree
1 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (4.29%) Master's Degree
3 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) ISO 8583
1 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (28.57%) RACF
2 12 (17.14%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 8 (11.43%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (4.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (4.29%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.43%) ACF2
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (14.29%) Tivoli NetView
2 6 (8.57%) Control-M
3 3 (4.29%) Tivoli
3 3 (4.29%) zSecure
4 2 (2.86%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (2.86%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
5 1 (1.43%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (1.43%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (1.43%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 35 (50.00%) IBM
2 9 (12.86%) Broadcom
3 8 (11.43%) CA
4 3 (4.29%) Micro Focus
4 3 (4.29%) Oracle
4 3 (4.29%) ServiceNow
4 3 (4.29%) Splunk
5 1 (1.43%) BMC
5 1 (1.43%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.43%) Compuware
5 1 (1.43%) FIS
5 1 (1.43%) Green Hat
5 1 (1.43%) Informatica
5 1 (1.43%) NCR
5 1 (1.43%) VMware
5 1 (1.43%) Wincor Nixdorf