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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 100 87 82
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Contract jobs citing CICS 7 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.38% 0.72% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.37% 4.33% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
Median daily rate £430 £420 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +250.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £398
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - -
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
295 277 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.99% 16.67% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 151 138
Median daily rate £385 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 12
Median hourly rate £115.00 £15.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+654.09% -15.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £10.01 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £19.00 £37.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +15.34%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 12 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (60.00%) Finance
3 7 (46.67%) Middleware
4 6 (40.00%) DB2
4 6 (40.00%) Linux
4 6 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 6 (40.00%) WebSphere
4 6 (40.00%) IBM Integration Bus
5 5 (33.33%) IBM
5 5 (33.33%) zOS
6 4 (26.67%) CA
6 4 (26.67%) QA
6 4 (26.67%) Banking
6 4 (26.67%) Contactless
7 3 (20.00%) Tag Management
7 3 (20.00%) JCL
7 3 (20.00%) SEO
7 3 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
7 3 (20.00%) Analytics
7 3 (20.00%) COBOL
8 2 (13.33%) MVS
8 2 (13.33%) RACF
8 2 (13.33%) CA Gen
8 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
8 2 (13.33%) OMEGAMON
9 1 (6.67%) ISPF
9 1 (6.67%) CA Endevor
9 1 (6.67%) Retail
9 1 (6.67%) VSAM

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 6 (40.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Intranet
1 1 (6.67%) SNA
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) Easytrieve
2 1 (6.67%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) CA Gen
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Architect
2 6 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) CICS Programmer
3 2 (13.33%) CICS Systems Programmer
3 2 (13.33%) Digital Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Digital Solutions Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Programmer
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) CICS Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) CICS Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (6.67%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (6.67%) DB2 Developer
4 1 (6.67%) DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Mainframe Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Mainframe DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Middleware
2 6 (40.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (6.67%) APPC
3 1 (6.67%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (26.67%) Contactless
3 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (6.67%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) zOS
3 2 (13.33%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (20.00%) Analytics
2 3 (20.00%) SEO
2 3 (20.00%) Tag Management
3 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.67%) Change Control
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) COBOL
1 3 (20.00%) JCL
2 1 (6.67%) Assembly Language
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (13.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (6.67%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) IBM
2 4 (26.67%) CA
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle