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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 583 560
Rank change year-on-year -9 -23  
Contract jobs citing CICS 13 65 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.17% 0.70% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 33 23
Median daily rate £300 £358 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.08% -15.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £375 £445
% change year-on-year -20.00% -15.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 7828 9271 9247
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.31% 17.22% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5120 5927 5476
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £563 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 224 340
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +7 13 £300 +9.09% 5
South East +17 5 £300 -42.85%
Hampshire - 4 £300 -
North West +17 3 £400 -5.88%
Portsmouth - 3 £300 -
Manchester +19 2 £314 -
London +19 2 - - 3
Cheshire +20 1 £525 +23.52%
Knutsford +6 1 £525 +23.52%
Buckinghamshire -11 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £388 -
Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £388 -
City of London - 1 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 (76.00%) Mainframe
2 36 (72.00%) DB2
3 24 (48.00%) IBM
4 21 (42.00%) COBOL
5 18 (36.00%) Unit Testing
6 16 (32.00%) Virtual Environments
6 16 (32.00%) zOS
7 15 (30.00%) JCL
8 14 (28.00%) CA
8 14 (28.00%) E-Commerce
8 14 (28.00%) OMEGAMON
8 14 (28.00%) Syncsort
8 14 (28.00%) iPad
8 14 (28.00%) Splunk
8 14 (28.00%) Functional Testing
8 14 (28.00%) DevOps
8 14 (28.00%) CA Service Virtualization
9 13 (26.00%) CA Endevor
10 12 (24.00%) Banking
10 12 (24.00%) Oracle
10 12 (24.00%) Test Automation
11 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (22.00%) Finance
12 10 (20.00%) SQL
13 9 (18.00%) Java
14 8 (16.00%) Linux
15 7 (14.00%) Web Services
15 7 (14.00%) Windows
15 7 (14.00%) VSAM
16 6 (12.00%) Validation

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 2 (4.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (4.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.00%) Apache
2 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.00%) CMS
2 1 (2.00%) Commerce Server
2 1 (2.00%) Commerce Server 2007
2 1 (2.00%) EPiServer
2 1 (2.00%) IBM Transformation Extender
2 1 (2.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Bluemix
1 2 (4.00%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) SSL
2 1 (2.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (72.00%) DB2
2 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.00%) Adabas
3 2 (4.00%) DataStage
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.00%) Pentaho
3 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) ChangeMan
2 1 (2.00%) Artifactory
2 1 (2.00%) ERwin
2 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.00%) JBehave
2 1 (2.00%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (2.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.00%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (24.00%) Banking
2 11 (22.00%) Finance
3 3 (6.00%) Retail
4 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.00%) Billing
5 1 (2.00%) Electronics
5 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Developer
2 6 (12.00%) Build Engineer
2 6 (12.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (10.00%) Analyst
3 5 (10.00%) COBOL Developer
3 5 (10.00%) Consultant
4 4 (8.00%) Architect
4 4 (8.00%) Deployment Specialist
4 4 (8.00%) DevOps Specialist
4 4 (8.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 4 (8.00%) z/OS Specialist
5 3 (6.00%) COBOL Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.00%) Applications Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.00%) Lead Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Programmer
6 2 (4.00%) Senior Programmer
6 2 (4.00%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) Web Services
2 4 (8.00%) .NET
2 4 (8.00%) ISPF
2 4 (8.00%) XML
3 2 (4.00%) HTML
3 2 (4.00%) Middleware
3 2 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.00%) ADO.NET
4 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.00%) CSS
4 1 (2.00%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (2.00%) J2EE
4 1 (2.00%) jQuery
4 1 (2.00%) REST
4 1 (2.00%) SOAP
4 1 (2.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (76.00%) Mainframe
2 14 (28.00%) iPad
3 7 (14.00%) VSAM
4 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (8.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (4.00%) DataPower
6 2 (4.00%) Replication
6 2 (4.00%) SWIFT
7 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.00%) zOS
2 8 (16.00%) Linux
3 7 (14.00%) Windows
4 5 (10.00%) AIX
4 5 (10.00%) MVS
4 5 (10.00%) Unix
5 3 (6.00%) Solaris
6 2 (4.00%) HPUX
6 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.00%) SUSE
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) Unit Testing
2 16 (32.00%) Virtual Environments
3 14 (28.00%) DevOps
3 14 (28.00%) E-Commerce
3 14 (28.00%) Functional Testing
4 12 (24.00%) Test Automation
5 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (12.00%) Validation
7 3 (6.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (6.00%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (6.00%) Regression Testing
8 2 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.00%) Feasibility Study
8 2 (4.00%) Incident Management
8 2 (4.00%) Line Management
8 2 (4.00%) Prototyping
8 2 (4.00%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (4.00%) Translating Business Requirements
8 2 (4.00%) Waterfall
8 2 (4.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.00%) COBOL
2 15 (30.00%) JCL
3 10 (20.00%) SQL
4 9 (18.00%) Java
5 3 (6.00%) Assembly Language
5 3 (6.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.00%) NATURAL
6 2 (4.00%) R
7 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.00%) C
7 1 (2.00%) C#
7 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.00%) Perl
7 1 (2.00%) REXX
7 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.00%) Docker
3 1 (2.00%) RACF
3 1 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.00%) zsh
Systems Management
1 14 (28.00%) CA Service Virtualization
1 14 (28.00%) OMEGAMON
2 13 (26.00%) CA Endevor
3 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.00%) Puppet
3 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (48.00%) IBM
2 14 (28.00%) CA
2 14 (28.00%) Splunk
2 14 (28.00%) Syncsort
3 12 (24.00%) Oracle
4 2 (4.00%) Intel
4 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.00%) Remedy
4 2 (4.00%) SaltStack
4 2 (4.00%) TIBCO
4 2 (4.00%) VMware
5 1 (2.00%) BMC
5 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.00%) SAP
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