The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 83 75 72
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing CICS 6 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.40% 0.24% 0.53%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.49% 1.49% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£463 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 Manchester region.

Application Platforms Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
241 202 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.90% 16.30% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 105 90
Average daily rate £375 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £263 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 20
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £13.40 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £37.49 £38.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.01% -9.21%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

CICS
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

CICS Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

CICS
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CICS across the Manchester region.

CICS Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 14 (70.00%) VSAM
2 12 (60.00%) CA
2 12 (60.00%) Mainframe
3 11 (55.00%) IBM
4 10 (50.00%) COBOL
5 9 (45.00%) UNIX
5 9 (45.00%) Finance
6 8 (40.00%) ITIL
7 7 (35.00%) AIX
7 7 (35.00%) Solaris
7 7 (35.00%) Linux
7 7 (35.00%) zOS
8 6 (30.00%) DB2
9 5 (25.00%) BYOD
9 5 (25.00%) DataStage
9 5 (25.00%) RACF
9 5 (25.00%) Middleware
10 4 (20.00%) JCL
11 3 (15.00%) Banking
11 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
11 3 (15.00%) Service Management
11 3 (15.00%) MS Office
11 3 (15.00%) Windows
11 3 (15.00%) MQSeries
11 3 (15.00%) Windows NT
11 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
11 3 (15.00%) SLA
12 2 (10.00%) Assembly Language
12 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (15.00%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) Network Security
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) DB2
2 5 (25.00%) DataStage
3 1 (5.00%) Easytrieve
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Technical Design Leader
2 4 (20.00%) Architect
2 4 (20.00%) Programmer
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Programmer
3 3 (15.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 2 (10.00%) CICS Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Design Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Lead Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Mainframe Architect
5 1 (5.00%) CICS Systems Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (70.00%) VSAM
2 12 (60.00%) Mainframe
3 5 (25.00%) BYOD
4 2 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) UNIX
2 7 (35.00%) AIX
2 7 (35.00%) Solaris
2 7 (35.00%) Linux
2 7 (35.00%) zOS
3 3 (15.00%) Windows
3 3 (15.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (15.00%) Service Management
3 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (5.00%) High Availability
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) COBOL
2 4 (20.00%) JCL
3 2 (10.00%) Assembly Language
3 2 (10.00%) REXX
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) RACF
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) CA
2 11 (55.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft