Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 836 805 777
Rank change year-on-year -31 -28 -81
Contract jobs citing CICS 43 41 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.045% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.26% 0.26% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 59
UK median daily rate £375 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -2.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £258 £269 £237
90th Percentile £488 £538 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £394 £413
% change year-on-year -11.11% -4.55% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £28.50
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 16,429 15,541 18,856
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.42% 17.05% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,882 10,052 12,295
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +4.43%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 363 468
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £19.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.32% -7.32% +7.89%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.50 £47.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.98 £20.50
% change year-on-year -7.80% -7.41% +17.14%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 +6 37 £350 -11.11% 6
England -51 32 £350 -9.68% 9
South East -17 11 - -
North of England -28 11 £324 -19.00% 5
Scotland -34 10 £475 +10.66% 1
North West -9 6 £375 -6.25% 2
London -41 6 £475 +21.79% 4
Midlands -11 4 £314 -19.03%
North East - 4 £295 -
East Midlands +1 3 £325 -
Yorkshire -12 1 £260 - 3
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 29 (67.44%) Mainframe
2 24 (55.81%) DB2
3 21 (48.84%) IBM
4 15 (34.88%) COBOL
5 12 (27.91%) Java
5 12 (27.91%) SQL
5 12 (27.91%) IBM Mainframe
6 11 (25.58%) JCL
6 11 (25.58%) zOS
7 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (18.60%) Linux
8 8 (18.60%) Time Sharing Option
9 7 (16.28%) RACF
9 7 (16.28%) Finance
9 7 (16.28%) WebSphere
10 6 (13.95%) TDD
10 6 (13.95%) Shell Script
10 6 (13.95%) CA
10 6 (13.95%) REXX
10 6 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (13.95%) Test Automation
10 6 (13.95%) REST
10 6 (13.95%) WildFly
11 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
11 5 (11.63%) Bash Shell
11 5 (11.63%) RESTful
11 5 (11.63%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (11.63%) HP UFT
11 5 (11.63%) LoadRunner
11 5 (11.63%) Assembly Language

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 7 (16.28%) WebSphere
2 6 (13.95%) WildFly
3 5 (11.63%) MQSeries
4 4 (9.30%) Jetty
4 4 (9.30%) WebLogic
5 3 (6.98%) SAS
6 2 (4.65%) JBoss
7 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.65%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) SSL
2 3 (6.98%) Kerberos
2 3 (6.98%) SSH
3 1 (2.33%) ATM
3 1 (2.33%) Firewall
3 1 (2.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (55.81%) DB2
2 5 (11.63%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.65%) Adabas
3 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) HP UFT
1 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
1 5 (11.63%) JMeter
1 5 (11.63%) JUnit
1 5 (11.63%) LoadRunner
1 5 (11.63%) Selenium
2 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.98%) JIRA
3 2 (4.65%) jspm
3 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.65%) webpack
4 1 (2.33%) PROIV
4 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Developer
2 6 (13.95%) COBOL Developer
3 4 (9.30%) DB2 Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Java Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Mainframe Developer
4 3 (6.98%) Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) DB2 DBA
4 3 (6.98%) DBA
4 3 (6.98%) Programmer
4 3 (6.98%) Security Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Angular Developer
5 2 (4.65%) CICS Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) DB2 Support
5 2 (4.65%) HTML Developer
5 2 (4.65%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Production DBA
5 2 (4.65%) React Developer
6 1 (2.33%) CICS Specialist
6 1 (2.33%) DB2 Programmer
6 1 (2.33%) Mainframe Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) REST
2 5 (11.63%) RESTful
3 4 (9.30%) J2EE
3 4 (9.30%) JSON
3 4 (9.30%) JSP
4 3 (6.98%) Ajax
4 3 (6.98%) ISPF
4 3 (6.98%) JDBC
4 3 (6.98%) Middleware
4 3 (6.98%) Spring
4 3 (6.98%) Swing
5 2 (4.65%) CSS
5 2 (4.65%) HTML
5 2 (4.65%) HTML5
5 2 (4.65%) Sass
5 2 (4.65%) SOAP
5 2 (4.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (4.65%) Vaadin
5 2 (4.65%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (4.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (67.44%) Mainframe
2 12 (27.91%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (11.63%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (9.30%) VSAM
5 3 (6.98%) Algorithms
5 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.98%) PKI
5 3 (6.98%) Replication
5 3 (6.98%) User Experience
6 2 (4.65%) DataPower
6 2 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) zOS
2 8 (18.60%) Linux
3 5 (11.63%) Unix
4 3 (6.98%) OS/2
5 2 (4.65%) MVS
5 2 (4.65%) Windows
6 1 (2.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (13.95%) TDD
2 6 (13.95%) Test Automation
3 4 (9.30%) Project Planning
3 4 (9.30%) Time Management
4 3 (6.98%) BDD
4 3 (6.98%) Continuous Deployment
4 3 (6.98%) Domain Models
4 3 (6.98%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 3 (6.98%) Front End Development
4 3 (6.98%) Information Security
4 3 (6.98%) Migration
4 3 (6.98%) MVC
4 3 (6.98%) Pair Programming
4 3 (6.98%) People Management
4 3 (6.98%) Scrum
4 3 (6.98%) Secure Coding
4 3 (6.98%) Security Management
4 3 (6.98%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) COBOL
2 12 (27.91%) Java
2 12 (27.91%) SQL
3 11 (25.58%) JCL
4 6 (13.95%) REXX
4 6 (13.95%) Shell Script
5 5 (11.63%) Assembly Language
5 5 (11.63%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.98%) CLIST
6 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.98%) Perl
7 2 (4.65%) ES6
7 2 (4.65%) ES7
7 2 (4.65%) Natural
7 2 (4.65%) PL/1
7 2 (4.65%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.33%) SELCOPY
8 1 (2.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) ISEB
1 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.33%) PMP
1 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) Time Sharing Option
2 7 (16.28%) RACF
3 3 (6.98%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (2.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) OMEGAMON
2 3 (6.98%) zSecure
3 2 (4.65%) Control-M
4 1 (2.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (48.84%) IBM
2 6 (13.95%) CA
3 5 (11.63%) HP
4 3 (6.98%) Sybase
5 2 (4.65%) BMC
5 2 (4.65%) ServiceNow
5 2 (4.65%) Syncsort
6 1 (2.33%) Google
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle
6 1 (2.33%) Planview
6 1 (2.33%) Twitter