Period
to 20 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 857 803 742
Rank change year-on-year -54 -61 -17
Contract jobs citing CICS 27 45 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.049% 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.16% 0.28% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 62
UK median daily rate £385 £430 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.47% +26.01% -19.71%
10th Percentile £296 £286 £237
90th Percentile £613 £578 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £394 £369
% change year-on-year -2.22% +6.78% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
UK median hourly rate - - £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £28.50

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 16,674 15,852 18,326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.48% 17.10% 17.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,051 10,218 11,748
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £390 £390
% change year-on-year +5.91% -0.13% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 327 460
UK median hourly rate £18.95 £19.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.85% -3.70% +9.46%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.55 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% -5.00% +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 April 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 11 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 April 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 -34 23 £385 -2.22% 3
England -51 19 £395 -8.14% 4
Scotland -31 6 £425 - 1
North West -16 5 £375 -13.79% 1
North of England -21 5 £375 -28.57% 1
Midlands -5 4 £314 -12.24% 1
London -51 4 - - 2
South West - 4 £600 -
East Midlands +4 3 £325 -7.14% 1
South East -22 2 - -
Northern Ireland - 2 £298 -

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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 22 (81.48%) Mainframe
2 16 (59.26%) IBM
3 15 (55.56%) DB2
4 9 (33.33%) COBOL
4 9 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
4 9 (33.33%) DataPower
5 7 (25.93%) Banking
5 7 (25.93%) Java
5 7 (25.93%) JCL
5 7 (25.93%) Firewall
6 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (22.22%) Spring
6 6 (22.22%) JSON
6 6 (22.22%) WebSphere
6 6 (22.22%) Node.js
6 6 (22.22%) Microservices
6 6 (22.22%) webpack
6 6 (22.22%) React
7 5 (18.52%) Time Sharing Option
7 5 (18.52%) VSAM
7 5 (18.52%) Finance
7 5 (18.52%) SOA
7 5 (18.52%) Oracle
7 5 (18.52%) Linux
8 4 (14.81%) Apache
8 4 (14.81%) Tomcat
8 4 (14.81%) IIS
8 4 (14.81%) XML
8 4 (14.81%) zOS
8 4 (14.81%) WebSphere MQ

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 6 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 4 (14.81%) Apache
2 4 (14.81%) IIS
2 4 (14.81%) Tomcat
3 3 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (7.41%) JBoss
4 2 (7.41%) MQSeries
4 2 (7.41%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.41%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) Firewall
2 4 (14.81%) BIG-IP
2 4 (14.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (11.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (55.56%) DB2
2 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) Adabas
3 1 (3.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) webpack
2 3 (11.11%) Artifactory
2 3 (11.11%) Bitbucket
2 3 (11.11%) JIRA
2 3 (11.11%) TeamCity
3 2 (7.41%) jspm
3 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.70%) JMeter
4 1 (3.70%) JUnit
4 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.70%) PROIV
4 1 (3.70%) Selenium
General
1 7 (25.93%) Banking
2 5 (18.52%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Developer
2 4 (14.81%) COBOL Developer
2 4 (14.81%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Angular Developer
4 2 (7.41%) CICS Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) DB2 Developer
4 2 (7.41%) DevOps Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) HTML Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Java Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Java Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Linux Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Mainframe Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Programmer
4 2 (7.41%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) JSON
1 6 (22.22%) Node.js
1 6 (22.22%) React
1 6 (22.22%) Spring
2 4 (14.81%) REST
2 4 (14.81%) Spring Boot
2 4 (14.81%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (14.81%) XML
3 3 (11.11%) SOAP
3 3 (11.11%) Web Services
3 3 (11.11%) WSDL
3 3 (11.11%) XSD
3 3 (11.11%) XSLT
4 2 (7.41%) Aurelia
4 2 (7.41%) CSS
4 2 (7.41%) HTML
4 2 (7.41%) Meteor
4 2 (7.41%) Polymer
4 2 (7.41%) Semantic UI
4 2 (7.41%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 22 (81.48%) Mainframe
2 9 (33.33%) DataPower
2 9 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (18.52%) VSAM
4 2 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
4 2 (7.41%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) zOS
3 2 (7.41%) MVS
3 2 (7.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (22.22%) Microservices
2 5 (18.52%) SOA
3 4 (14.81%) DevOps
3 4 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (11.11%) Analytics
4 3 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (7.41%) ArchiMate
5 2 (7.41%) Data Development
5 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.41%) Scrum
5 2 (7.41%) SDLC
5 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
5 2 (7.41%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (7.41%) TDD
5 2 (7.41%) TOGAF
5 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.70%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) COBOL
2 7 (25.93%) Java
2 7 (25.93%) JCL
3 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.11%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) XPath
4 2 (7.41%) ES6
4 2 (7.41%) ES7
4 2 (7.41%) PL/1
4 2 (7.41%) TypeScript
5 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.70%) Natural
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) ISEB
1 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
1 1 (3.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (14.81%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (7.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (3.70%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) OMEGAMON
1 2 (7.41%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) IBM
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle
3 4 (14.81%) F5
4 3 (11.11%) Adobe
4 3 (11.11%) Green Hat
4 3 (11.11%) ServiceNow
5 2 (7.41%) Syncsort
6 1 (3.70%) Google
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) Planview
6 1 (3.70%) Twitter