The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 30 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)
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 141 135
Contract jobs citing CICS 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire - 0.035% 0.22%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 0.17% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £525 -
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 advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 318 591 510
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 15.00% 20.43% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 383 315
Median daily rate £376 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.93% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 19
Median hourly rate £19.00 £10.99 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.88% -8.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.00 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £21.50 £30.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year - +3.91%  

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

CICS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CICS in Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for CICS in Yorkshire

CICS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CICS in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for CICS.

1 14 (87.50%) Unit Testing
1 14 (87.50%) Virtual Environments
2 13 (81.25%) IBM
2 13 (81.25%) Mainframe
3 12 (75.00%) CA
3 12 (75.00%) zOS
3 12 (75.00%) DB2
3 12 (75.00%) E-Commerce
3 12 (75.00%) OMEGAMON
3 12 (75.00%) Syncsort
3 12 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 12 (75.00%) CA Service Virtualization
3 12 (75.00%) DevOps
3 12 (75.00%) iPad
3 12 (75.00%) Splunk
3 12 (75.00%) Functional Testing
4 9 (56.25%) CA Endevor
5 3 (18.75%) Finance
6 2 (12.50%) SUSE
6 2 (12.50%) Replication
6 2 (12.50%) VMware
6 2 (12.50%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (12.50%) Banking
6 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (12.50%) Middleware
6 2 (12.50%) Windows
6 2 (12.50%) AIX
6 2 (12.50%) Solaris
6 2 (12.50%) Linux

CICS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 (12.50%) IBM HTTP Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (75.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JBehave
1 1 (6.25%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Build Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) Consultant
1 4 (25.00%) Deployment Specialist
1 4 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) DevOps Specialist
1 4 (25.00%) z/OS Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Developer
2 2 (12.50%) DevOps Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (81.25%) Mainframe
2 12 (75.00%) iPad
3 2 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) zOS
2 2 (12.50%) AIX
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Solaris
2 2 (12.50%) SUSE
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Unit Testing
1 14 (87.50%) Virtual Environments
2 12 (75.00%) DevOps
2 12 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 12 (75.00%) Functional Testing
2 12 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Feasibility Study
4 1 (6.25%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (75.00%) CA Service Virtualization
1 12 (75.00%) OMEGAMON
2 9 (56.25%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) IBM
2 12 (75.00%) CA
2 12 (75.00%) Splunk
2 12 (75.00%) Syncsort
3 2 (12.50%) Intel
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) VMware