The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Cheshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 71 - 57
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing CICS 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.23% - 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.63% - 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £420 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Application Platforms Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
123 148 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.44% 19.84% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 53 66
Average daily rate £375 £334 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -8.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £135 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.67% +10.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%
CICS
North West

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
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) J2EE
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) JDBC
1 2 (100.00%) JSP
1 2 (100.00%) JMS
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
1 2 (100.00%) JNDI
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Retail Banking

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Designer
2 1 (50.00%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) J2EE
1 2 (100.00%) JDBC
1 2 (100.00%) JSP
1 2 (100.00%) JMS
1 2 (100.00%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft