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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 583 535
Rank change year-on-year +11 -48  
Contract jobs citing CICS 29 61 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.38% 0.63% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 31 68
Median daily rate £400 £430 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.97% +1.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £240 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -11.51% +8.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £28.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.50 -

CICS is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7666 9702 9993
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.57% 18.04% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4894 6463 6228
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 236 343
Median hourly rate £24.50 £20.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.51% +1.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.49 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CICS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 15 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +24 21 £400 -6.86% 1
London +15 9 £390 +62.50%
Scotland +38 8 £429 -3.80%
Glasgow +8 7 £429 +49.30%
South East +33 6 £400 -
Hampshire - 6 £400 -
North West +13 5 £400 -0.55%
Manchester +11 5 £400 -6.97%
City of London +2 4 £588 +11.90%
Havant - 3 £416 -
Portsmouth - 2 £385 -
Yorkshire +14 1 - -
Edinburgh +12 1 - -
Sheffield +8 1 - -
South Yorkshire +2 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 38 (92.68%) Mainframe
2 36 (87.80%) DB2
3 26 (63.41%) COBOL
4 20 (48.78%) SQL
4 20 (48.78%) JCL
5 16 (39.02%) IBM
6 15 (36.59%) Finance
7 11 (26.83%) ISPF
7 11 (26.83%) Assembly Language
7 11 (26.83%) Time Sharing Option
8 10 (24.39%) REXX
8 10 (24.39%) zOS
8 10 (24.39%) RACF
9 9 (21.95%) Unix
9 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Excel
9 9 (21.95%) SSL
9 9 (21.95%) VSAM
9 9 (21.95%) zSecure
10 8 (19.51%) Banking
10 8 (19.51%) IBM Mainframe
10 8 (19.51%) Time Management
10 8 (19.51%) CA
11 7 (17.07%) Middleware
11 7 (17.07%) SAS
11 7 (17.07%) Kerberos
11 7 (17.07%) MQSeries
11 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Office
11 7 (17.07%) Perl
11 7 (17.07%) Sybase
11 7 (17.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 (17.07%) MQSeries
1 7 (17.07%) SAS
2 1 (2.44%) Apache
2 1 (2.44%) JBoss
2 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (17.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) SSL
2 7 (17.07%) Kerberos
2 7 (17.07%) SSH
3 2 (4.88%) DNS
3 2 (4.88%) HTTP
3 2 (4.88%) MPLS
3 2 (4.88%) VPLS
4 1 (2.44%) SNA
4 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (87.80%) DB2
2 2 (4.88%) DataStage
2 2 (4.88%) OLTP
2 2 (4.88%) Pentaho
3 1 (2.44%) Adabas
3 1 (2.44%) Big Data
3 1 (2.44%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Toad
2 2 (4.88%) ChangeMan
2 2 (4.88%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.44%) JIRA
3 1 (2.44%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (2.44%) RSpec
General
1 15 (36.59%) Finance
2 8 (19.51%) Banking
3 4 (9.76%) Retail
4 2 (4.88%) Billing
4 2 (4.88%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.44%) Danish Language
5 1 (2.44%) Electronics
5 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Developer
3 7 (17.07%) Mainframe Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) COBOL Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Mainframe Test Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Test Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) COBOL Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Business Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Programmer
6 3 (7.32%) RACF Programmer
6 3 (7.32%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Applications Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Azure Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Lead Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Mainframe Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) SAS Programmer
7 2 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.88%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.83%) ISPF
2 7 (17.07%) Middleware
3 6 (14.63%) .NET
4 5 (12.20%) Web Services
5 2 (4.88%) JSON
5 2 (4.88%) XML
6 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.44%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 38 (92.68%) Mainframe
2 9 (21.95%) VSAM
3 8 (19.51%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (17.07%) PKI
5 3 (7.32%) Reference Data
6 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.44%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) zOS
2 9 (21.95%) Unix
3 5 (12.20%) Linux
4 4 (9.76%) Windows
5 3 (7.32%) OS/390
6 1 (2.44%) MVS
6 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) Time Management
2 7 (17.07%) People Management
2 7 (17.07%) Project Planning
2 7 (17.07%) Security Management
3 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (14.63%) Information Security
4 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
5 3 (7.32%) Integration Testing
5 3 (7.32%) SOA
5 3 (7.32%) Test Strategy
6 2 (4.88%) Data Analysis
6 2 (4.88%) ETL
6 2 (4.88%) Line Management
6 2 (4.88%) Migration
6 2 (4.88%) Multithreading
6 2 (4.88%) Software Testing
6 2 (4.88%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (4.88%) TOGAF
6 2 (4.88%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (63.41%) COBOL
2 20 (48.78%) JCL
2 20 (48.78%) SQL
3 11 (26.83%) Assembly Language
4 10 (24.39%) REXX
5 7 (17.07%) CLIST
5 7 (17.07%) Perl
6 6 (14.63%) Shell Script
7 3 (7.32%) Java
8 2 (4.88%) R
9 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.44%) PL/1
9 1 (2.44%) Python
9 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
System Software
1 11 (26.83%) Time Sharing Option
2 10 (24.39%) RACF
3 7 (17.07%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (21.95%) zSecure
2 2 (4.88%) CA Endevor
2 2 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (39.02%) IBM
2 8 (19.51%) CA
3 7 (17.07%) Sybase
4 4 (9.76%) HP
4 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.32%) hybris
5 3 (7.32%) Oracle
6 2 (4.88%) TIBCO
6 2 (4.88%) TSYS
7 1 (2.44%) BMC
7 1 (2.44%) Remedy
7 1 (2.44%) SAP
7 1 (2.44%) Splunk
7 1 (2.44%) VMware
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