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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 104 89 78
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -11
Contract jobs citing CICS 3 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.18% 0.87% 0.97%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.26% 5.23% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 12
Median daily rate £425 - £356
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +75.00%
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
238 325 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.37% 16.66% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 164 127
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £218 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £506 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 24 18
Median hourly rate £14.75 £12.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% -21.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.47 £17.50 £19.88
% change year-on-year
+22.65% -11.94%

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
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 December 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 7 (100.00%) Finance
2 6 (85.71%) Validation
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 5 (71.43%) Web Services
3 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
3 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 5 (71.43%) AIX
3 5 (71.43%) HPUX
3 5 (71.43%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 1 (14.29%) VSAM
5 1 (14.29%) Firebug
5 1 (14.29%) Fiddler
5 1 (14.29%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) The Grinder
5 1 (14.29%) MS Access
5 1 (14.29%) FTP
5 1 (14.29%) HTTP
5 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (14.29%) Toad
5 1 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner

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 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) FTP
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Fiddler
1 1 (14.29%) Firebug
1 1 (14.29%) JMeter
1 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
1 1 (14.29%) The Grinder
1 1 (14.29%) Toad
General
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Test Leader
2 1 (14.29%) CICS Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) CICS Systems Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
1 1 (14.29%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) AIX
1 5 (71.43%) HPUX
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Validation
2 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) COBOL
1 1 (14.29%) JCL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) HP