Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 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)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 823 790 668
Rank change year-on-year -33 -122 +59
Contract jobs citing CICS 59 95 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.090% 0.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.35% 0.48% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 56 93
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +13.33%
10th Percentile £304 £304 £266
90th Percentile £683 £565 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £435
% change year-on-year +4.77% -1.26% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £28.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -5.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -5.26%

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 16734 19605 20311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.70% 18.60% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10953 12813 12778
UK median daily rate £445 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.95% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 507 619
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +9.15%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.85 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.44% +7.89% +8.57%

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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017. 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 +6 46 £450 +4.77% 1
England -25 38 £450 -5.01%
Scotland +16 21 £429 -0.06% 1
London +3 13 £438 -7.89%
North of England +34 9 £463 +2.49%
North West +17 8 £463 +8.82%
South West -4 7 £575 +33.88%
South East +8 6 £374 -
Midlands +20 2 £325 -34.34%
East Midlands -4 2 £325 -3.70%
Yorkshire +3 1 - -
East of England -27 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 with a requirement for CICS.

1 49 (83.05%) Mainframe
2 47 (79.66%) DB2
3 34 (57.63%) IBM
4 29 (49.15%) JCL
5 28 (47.46%) SQL
5 28 (47.46%) Finance
6 26 (44.07%) COBOL
7 23 (38.98%) zOS
8 19 (32.20%) Middleware
8 19 (32.20%) Assembly Language
8 19 (32.20%) REXX
8 19 (32.20%) Time Sharing Option
9 18 (30.51%) CA
9 18 (30.51%) ISPF
10 17 (28.81%) Unix
11 16 (27.12%) MQSeries
11 16 (27.12%) Microsoft Excel
11 16 (27.12%) SAS
11 16 (27.12%) Perl
11 16 (27.12%) Sybase
11 16 (27.12%) Microsoft Office
11 16 (27.12%) SSL
11 16 (27.12%) Kerberos
11 16 (27.12%) RACF
11 16 (27.12%) Project Planning
11 16 (27.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 16 (27.12%) PKI
11 16 (27.12%) Banking
11 16 (27.12%) SSH
11 16 (27.12%) Security Management

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 16 (27.12%) MQSeries
1 16 (27.12%) SAS
2 7 (11.86%) Apache
2 7 (11.86%) IIS
2 7 (11.86%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.08%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.69%) JBoss
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.69%) WildFly
Applications
1 16 (27.12%) Microsoft Excel
1 16 (27.12%) Microsoft Office
1 16 (27.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.17%) Adobe Analytics
2 4 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.69%) Bluemix
3 1 (1.69%) GitHub
3 1 (1.69%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.69%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 16 (27.12%) Kerberos
1 16 (27.12%) SSH
1 16 (27.12%) SSL
2 7 (11.86%) BIG-IP
2 7 (11.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 7 (11.86%) Firewall
3 3 (5.08%) SMS
4 2 (3.39%) SNA
4 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (79.66%) DB2
2 2 (3.39%) Adabas
3 1 (1.69%) Big Data
3 1 (1.69%) Easytrieve
3 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.69%) IDMS
3 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (13.56%) webpack
2 7 (11.86%) Bitbucket
2 7 (11.86%) JIRA
2 7 (11.86%) TeamCity
3 6 (10.17%) Artifactory
4 3 (5.08%) Toad
5 2 (3.39%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.69%) Ant
6 1 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.69%) Gradle
6 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.69%) jspm
6 1 (1.69%) Maven
6 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (47.46%) Finance
2 16 (27.12%) Banking
3 3 (5.08%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Billing
4 1 (1.69%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (20.34%) Analyst
2 9 (15.25%) Programmer
3 8 (13.56%) Consultant
3 8 (13.56%) Developer
4 7 (11.86%) Mainframe Programmer
5 6 (10.17%) Assembler Programmer
5 6 (10.17%) Mainframe Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) RACF Programmer
5 6 (10.17%) SAS Programmer
6 5 (8.47%) DevOps Consultant
6 5 (8.47%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 5 (8.47%) Mainframe Test Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) Test Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) COBOL Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) COBOL Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Security Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Java Consultant
8 3 (5.08%) Linux Consultant
8 3 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (32.20%) Middleware
2 18 (30.51%) ISPF
3 8 (13.56%) Node.js
3 8 (13.56%) React
3 8 (13.56%) Spring
4 7 (11.86%) Spring Boot
5 4 (6.78%) .NET
6 3 (5.08%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.69%) Aurelia
7 1 (1.69%) CSS
7 1 (1.69%) HTML
7 1 (1.69%) JSON
7 1 (1.69%) Meteor
7 1 (1.69%) Polymer
7 1 (1.69%) Semantic UI
7 1 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.69%) Vaadin
7 1 (1.69%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 49 (83.05%) Mainframe
2 16 (27.12%) PKI
3 9 (15.25%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (11.86%) DataPower
5 4 (6.78%) VSAM
6 3 (5.08%) Reference Data
6 3 (5.08%) Replication
7 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.69%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (1.69%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 23 (38.98%) zOS
2 17 (28.81%) Unix
3 10 (16.95%) Linux
4 3 (5.08%) AIX
4 3 (5.08%) OS/390
4 3 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.08%) Solaris
4 3 (5.08%) SUSE
4 3 (5.08%) Windows
5 1 (1.69%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) Project Planning
1 16 (27.12%) Security Management
1 16 (27.12%) Time Management
2 15 (25.42%) Information Security
2 15 (25.42%) People Management
3 9 (15.25%) Microservices
4 8 (13.56%) DevOps
5 6 (10.17%) Analytics
6 4 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.08%) Defect Management
7 3 (5.08%) Feasibility Study
7 3 (5.08%) SOA
7 3 (5.08%) Test Strategy
8 2 (3.39%) Change Control
8 2 (3.39%) Coaching
8 2 (3.39%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.39%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.39%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.39%) Test Automation
8 2 (3.39%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (49.15%) JCL
2 28 (47.46%) SQL
3 26 (44.07%) COBOL
4 19 (32.20%) Assembly Language
4 19 (32.20%) REXX
5 16 (27.12%) CLIST
5 16 (27.12%) Perl
6 15 (25.42%) Shell Script
7 11 (18.64%) Java
8 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.69%) ECMAScript
9 1 (1.69%) ES6
9 1 (1.69%) Fortran
9 1 (1.69%) NATURAL
9 1 (1.69%) PL/1
9 1 (1.69%) Python
9 1 (1.69%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) PMO
1 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 19 (32.20%) Time Sharing Option
2 16 (27.12%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 16 (27.12%) RACF
3 7 (11.86%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (27.12%) zSecure
2 3 (5.08%) CA Endevor
3 2 (3.39%) Ansible
3 2 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.69%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (57.63%) IBM
2 18 (30.51%) CA
3 16 (27.12%) Sybase
4 12 (20.34%) Oracle
5 7 (11.86%) F5
6 6 (10.17%) Adobe
6 6 (10.17%) Green Hat
7 4 (6.78%) HP
8 3 (5.08%) hybris
8 3 (5.08%) Intel
8 3 (5.08%) VMware
9 2 (3.39%) MuleSoft
9 2 (3.39%) Planview
9 2 (3.39%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.69%) Unisys