The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 47 73 58
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -15
Contract jobs citing CICS 1 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.21% 0.22% 0.83%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.12% 1.61% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £470 £313 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.40% -32.43%
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £381 £438
% change year-on-year
+9.50% -13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 -

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
89 124 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.39% 13.73% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 74 59
Median daily rate £355 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £245 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 8
Median hourly rate £12.50 £23.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.36% +97.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +13.15%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing CICS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for CICS.

1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) AIX
1 3 (100.00%) HPUX
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Validation

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Test Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) AIX
1 3 (100.00%) HPUX
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Validation
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle