Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 828 769 679
Rank change year-on-year -59 -90 +58
Contract jobs citing CICS 42 75 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.077% 0.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.26% 0.43% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 40 65
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £336 £286 £276
90th Percentile £613 £539 £591
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £445
% change year-on-year +17.65% -4.49% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
UK median hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £27.00

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 16,416 17,528 18,962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.51% 18.10% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,950 11,295 12,007
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £230
90th Percentile £622 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +3.23% - +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 406 553
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £19.53 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.15% -7.00% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £45.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.34 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.30% - +14.29%

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CICS in the UK

CICS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CICS in the UK

CICS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CICS over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CICS in the UK

CICS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CICS in the UK

CICS
Top 12 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 20 January 2018. 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
UK excluding London -20 33 £500 +17.65% 12
England -41 30 £475 +11.76% 13
Scotland -17 11 - - 1
South West +8 10 £575 +47.53% 5
London -29 9 £438 +2.34% 2
North of England +6 6 £423 -6.06% 4
North West +1 6 £423 -0.59% 3
Midlands +3 2 £325 -7.14% 1
East Midlands -1 2 £325 -7.14% 1
South East -22 2 £375 +25.00% 1
East of England -9 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £298 -

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 with a requirement for CICS.

1 36 (85.71%) Mainframe
2 29 (69.05%) IBM
2 29 (69.05%) DB2
3 17 (40.48%) Finance
4 16 (38.10%) Banking
5 14 (33.33%) COBOL
5 14 (33.33%) Java
5 14 (33.33%) JCL
5 14 (33.33%) DataPower
6 13 (30.95%) Microservices
6 13 (30.95%) Oracle
7 12 (28.57%) Firewall
8 11 (26.19%) Spring
8 11 (26.19%) Linux
8 11 (26.19%) React
8 11 (26.19%) webpack
8 11 (26.19%) DevOps
8 11 (26.19%) Node.js
9 10 (23.81%) F5
9 10 (23.81%) Bitbucket
9 10 (23.81%) TeamCity
9 10 (23.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 10 (23.81%) Spring Boot
9 10 (23.81%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (23.81%) IIS
9 10 (23.81%) Apache
9 10 (23.81%) Tomcat
9 10 (23.81%) zOS
9 10 (23.81%) BIG-IP
10 9 (21.43%) JIRA

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 10 (23.81%) Apache
1 10 (23.81%) IIS
1 10 (23.81%) Tomcat
2 8 (19.05%) MQSeries
3 6 (14.29%) SAS
4 3 (7.14%) WebSphere
5 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (2.38%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (2.38%) JBoss
6 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.38%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.43%) Adobe Analytics
2 4 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.38%) Bluemix
4 1 (2.38%) GitHub
4 1 (2.38%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 12 (28.57%) Firewall
2 10 (23.81%) BIG-IP
2 10 (23.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 8 (19.05%) SSL
4 6 (14.29%) Kerberos
4 6 (14.29%) SSH
5 1 (2.38%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (69.05%) DB2
2 1 (2.38%) Adabas
2 1 (2.38%) Easytrieve
2 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.38%) IDMS
2 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (26.19%) webpack
2 10 (23.81%) Bitbucket
2 10 (23.81%) TeamCity
3 9 (21.43%) Artifactory
3 9 (21.43%) JIRA
4 1 (2.38%) Ant
4 1 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.38%) Gradle
4 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.38%) jspm
4 1 (2.38%) Maven
4 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (40.48%) Finance
2 16 (38.10%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Developer
2 8 (19.05%) Consultant
2 8 (19.05%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 7 (16.67%) DevOps Consultant
4 6 (14.29%) Programmer
5 5 (11.90%) Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Java Consultant
5 5 (11.90%) Linux Consultant
6 4 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Mainframe Programmer
7 3 (7.14%) Assembler Programmer
7 3 (7.14%) COBOL Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) RACF Programmer
7 3 (7.14%) SAS Programmer
8 2 (4.76%) Banking Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) CICS Programmer
8 2 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) Node.js
1 11 (26.19%) React
1 11 (26.19%) Spring
2 10 (23.81%) Spring Boot
3 7 (16.67%) Middleware
4 6 (14.29%) ISPF
5 3 (7.14%) .NET
5 3 (7.14%) JSON
5 3 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (4.76%) REST
6 2 (4.76%) SOAP
6 2 (4.76%) Web Services
6 2 (4.76%) WSDL
6 2 (4.76%) XML
6 2 (4.76%) XSD
6 2 (4.76%) XSLT
7 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.38%) HTML5
7 1 (2.38%) RESTful
7 1 (2.38%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 36 (85.71%) Mainframe
2 14 (33.33%) DataPower
3 9 (21.43%) IBM Mainframe
4 6 (14.29%) PKI
5 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.76%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (4.76%) VSAM
6 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.38%) Replication
6 1 (2.38%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Linux
2 10 (23.81%) zOS
3 7 (16.67%) Unix
4 3 (7.14%) MVS
5 1 (2.38%) AIX
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.38%) Solaris
5 1 (2.38%) SUSE
5 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Microservices
2 11 (26.19%) DevOps
3 9 (21.43%) Analytics
4 6 (14.29%) Information Security
4 6 (14.29%) People Management
4 6 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 6 (14.29%) Security Management
4 6 (14.29%) Time Management
5 4 (9.52%) SOA
5 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.76%) Change Management
7 2 (4.76%) Coaching
7 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.76%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.76%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (4.76%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) COBOL
1 14 (33.33%) Java
1 14 (33.33%) JCL
2 7 (16.67%) Perl
2 7 (16.67%) REXX
2 7 (16.67%) SQL
3 6 (14.29%) Assembly Language
3 6 (14.29%) CLIST
3 6 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.76%) PL/1
4 2 (4.76%) XPath
5 1 (2.38%) ES6
5 1 (2.38%) ES7
5 1 (2.38%) Fortran
5 1 (2.38%) NATURAL
5 1 (2.38%) Python
5 1 (2.38%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (19.05%) Time Sharing Option
3 6 (14.29%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 6 (14.29%) RACF
4 1 (2.38%) Docker
4 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) zSecure
2 3 (7.14%) CA Endevor
3 2 (4.76%) Ansible
4 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.38%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.38%) Puppet
4 1 (2.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 29 (69.05%) IBM
2 13 (30.95%) Oracle
3 10 (23.81%) F5
4 9 (21.43%) Adobe
4 9 (21.43%) Green Hat
5 7 (16.67%) CA
6 6 (14.29%) Sybase
7 3 (7.14%) ServiceNow
8 2 (4.76%) Planview
8 2 (4.76%) Syncsort
9 1 (2.38%) Google
9 1 (2.38%) Intel
9 1 (2.38%) MuleSoft
9 1 (2.38%) Twitter
9 1 (2.38%) Unisys
9 1 (2.38%) VMware