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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 102 78 78
Rank change year-on-year
-24 0
Contract jobs citing CICS 3 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.16% 0.78% 0.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.02% 4.51% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 5
Average daily rate - £475 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +331.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £463 £375
% change year-on-year
-14.86% +23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £110.00
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 Manchester region.

Application Platforms Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
294 244 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.14% 17.21% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 142 119
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £225 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 12
Average hourly rate £29.00 £19.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.63% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.70 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 9 February 2016, 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 21 (95.45%) Mainframe
2 15 (68.18%) DB2
3 14 (63.64%) zOS
4 13 (59.09%) JCL
4 13 (59.09%) CA
4 13 (59.09%) QA
5 12 (54.55%) RACF
6 11 (50.00%) CA Endevor
7 7 (31.82%) Finance
8 6 (27.27%) WebSphere
9 5 (22.73%) IBM Integration Bus
9 5 (22.73%) Middleware
9 5 (22.73%) Linux
9 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
10 4 (18.18%) COBOL
10 4 (18.18%) Contactless
11 3 (13.64%) IBM
12 2 (9.09%) VSAM
12 2 (9.09%) Tag Management
12 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
12 2 (9.09%) OMEGAMON
12 2 (9.09%) SEO
12 2 (9.09%) Time Sharing Option
12 2 (9.09%) Analytics
13 1 (4.55%) CA Gen
13 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
13 1 (4.55%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 1 (4.55%) ISPF
13 1 (4.55%) IDMS
13 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 6 (27.27%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) SNA
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (68.18%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) Easytrieve
2 1 (4.55%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) CA Gen
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Analyst
2 11 (50.00%) CICS Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Architect
3 5 (22.73%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (4.55%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (4.55%) DB2 Developer
4 1 (4.55%) DBA
4 1 (4.55%) Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Digital Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Mainframe DBA
4 1 (4.55%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (4.55%) OAT Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) OAT Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Design Leader
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Leader
4 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) IBM Integration Bus
1 5 (22.73%) Middleware
2 1 (4.55%) APPC
2 1 (4.55%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (95.45%) Mainframe
2 4 (18.18%) Contactless
3 2 (9.09%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) zOS
2 5 (22.73%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
2 2 (9.09%) Analytics
2 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 2 (9.09%) SEO
2 2 (9.09%) Tag Management
3 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.55%) Change Management
3 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL
3 1 (4.55%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) JCL
2 4 (18.18%) COBOL
3 1 (4.55%) Assembly Language
3 1 (4.55%) C
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (59.09%) QA
System Software
1 12 (54.55%) RACF
2 2 (9.09%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 11 (50.00%) CA Endevor
2 2 (9.09%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) CA
2 3 (13.64%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
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