The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Manchester region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 87 66 78
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +12
Contract jobs citing CICS 2 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.14% 0.80% 0.43%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.82% 3.92% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £120 £350 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-65.71% -26.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Application Platforms Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
245 204 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.04% 20.38% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 97 154
Average daily rate £335 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.55% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £471 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 25
Average hourly rate £18.00 £25.97 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.68% +52.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £32.40 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%
CICS
North West

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 15 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) MS Office
1 8 (100.00%) ITIL
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows NT
1 8 (100.00%) Service Management
2 5 (62.50%) SLA
3 4 (50.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (25.00%) assyst
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) Advertising
5 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 8 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) assyst
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle iProcurement
General
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Analyst
1 8 (100.00%) Service Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Procurement Analyst
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) ITIL
1 8 (100.00%) Service Management
2 4 (50.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
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