The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 67 - 62
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing CICS 3 0 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.36% - 1.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.69% - 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 9
Average daily rate
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- - £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £37.50
CICS
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
177 152 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.53% 18.42% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 66 111
Average daily rate £350 £325 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 22
Average hourly rate £16.84 £22.54 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.28% +12.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £16.84 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £35.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CICS across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

CICS
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CICS across the Cheshire region.

CICS Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

CICS
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

CICS Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

CICS
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 1 - -
CICS
North West

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing CICS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CICS.

1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (83.33%) JMS
2 5 (83.33%) IBM
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) J2EE
2 5 (83.33%) DB2
2 5 (83.33%) JDBC
2 5 (83.33%) JSP
2 5 (83.33%) Retail
2 5 (83.33%) JNDI
2 5 (83.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (83.33%) Waterfall
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Project Management
3 4 (66.67%) Project Management
3 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 4 (66.67%) Migration
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Banking
4 3 (50.00%) Retail Banking
5 2 (33.33%) Degree
5 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (16.67%) ISEB
6 1 (16.67%) Adabas
6 1 (16.67%) UNIX
6 1 (16.67%) Oracle
6 1 (16.67%) SQL
6 1 (16.67%) VB

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing CICS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CICS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) DB2
2 1 (16.67%) Adabas
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (83.33%) Retail
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Banking
3 3 (50.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Designer
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
1 5 (83.33%) J2EE
1 5 (83.33%) JDBC
1 5 (83.33%) JSP
1 5 (83.33%) JMS
1 5 (83.33%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (83.33%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Waterfall
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Project Management
2 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) IBM
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle