The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank - 29 33
Contract jobs citing CICS 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 0.48% 1.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 5.88% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £439 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.06% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £110.00 -
CICS
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Application Platforms Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
66 17 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.80% 8.13% 25.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 8 50
Average daily rate £350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
-2.70% -0.48%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

CICS
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

CICS Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

CICS
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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%) JCL
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) COBOL
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) VSAM
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Easytrieve
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 1 (50.00%) Easytrieve
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Support
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) COBOL
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM