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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 48 - 46
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing CICS 2 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.47% - 1.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.78% - 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £294
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +12.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £37.50
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
72 28 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 16.78% 10.61% 29.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 14 75
Average daily rate £340 £310 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £350 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £18.42 £11.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.40% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Skelmersdale - - - - 1
CICS
North West

CICS
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Banking
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) VSAM
2 2 (66.67%) COBOL
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) JCL
2 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) PL/1
3 1 (33.33%) Easytrieve
3 1 (33.33%) DB2
3 1 (33.33%) MQSeries
3 1 (33.33%) IMS/DB
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Easytrieve
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
1 1 (33.33%) IMS/DB
General
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) VSAM
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) COBOL
1 2 (66.67%) JCL
2 1 (33.33%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM