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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank - - 33
Contract jobs citing CICS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - - 0.41%
As % of the Application Platforms category - - 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £463 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 - £110.00
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
90 68 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 22.39% 15.81% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 53 11
Average daily rate £308 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.02% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £500 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 8 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) VSAM
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM