The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 99 90 70
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -20
Contract jobs citing CICS 5 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.28% 0.33% 1.00%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.95% 2.02% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Median daily rate £430 £475 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.47% +143.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £431 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £485 £284
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - £29.25
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
256 248 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.49% 16.45% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 160 106
Median daily rate £400 £388 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +17.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £215 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 12
Median hourly rate £36.00 £18.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.26% +1.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +23.52%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing CICS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CICS across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

CICS Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CICS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for CICS.

1 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 3 (42.86%) Middleware
2 3 (42.86%) DB2
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) CA
3 2 (28.57%) MVS
3 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
3 2 (28.57%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (14.29%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) CA Gen
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (14.29%) Tag Management
4 1 (14.29%) SEO
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Intranet
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) zOS
4 1 (14.29%) COBOL
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) CA Gen
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) CICS Programmer
2 2 (28.57%) CICS Systems Programmer
2 2 (28.57%) Programmer
2 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) CICS Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Middleware
2 2 (28.57%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) MVS
2 1 (14.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) SEO
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) System Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Tag Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
1 1 (14.29%) COBOL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) CA
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle