The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 43 - 47
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing CICS 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.32% - 0.47%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.32% - 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £310 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £456 £384
% change year-on-year
-5.86% +18.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.00
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 Lancashire region.

Application Platforms Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
76 121 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.20% 21.96% 16.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 84 45
Median daily rate £455 £440 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.40% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £225 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Median hourly rate £9.19 £26.18 £18.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.89% +42.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +25.71%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing CICS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn - 1 £310 -
CICS
North West

CICS
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for CICS.

1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (50.00%) zOS
3 2 (50.00%) OLTP
4 1 (25.00%) COBOL
4 1 (25.00%) DB2
4 1 (25.00%) JCL
4 1 (25.00%) Informatica
4 1 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) OLTP
2 1 (25.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) DB2 Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior COBOL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (75.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) zOS
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) COBOL
2 1 (25.00%) JCL
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Informatica