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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 90 67 -
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -
Contract jobs citing CICS 8 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.49% 1.26% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.84% 8.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Average daily rate
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£481 £201 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+139.13% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 -
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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
282 191 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.42% 15.06% 20.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 99 103
Average daily rate £388 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £418 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 23
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.95 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.55 £24.10 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

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 28 July 2015, 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 14 (66.67%) VSAM
2 13 (61.90%) Mainframe
3 11 (52.38%) CA
4 10 (47.62%) COBOL
5 9 (42.86%) IBM
5 9 (42.86%) Finance
6 7 (33.33%) DB2
6 7 (33.33%) ITIL
6 7 (33.33%) zOS
7 6 (28.57%) JCL
7 6 (28.57%) UNIX
8 5 (23.81%) Middleware
8 5 (23.81%) RACF
9 4 (19.05%) AIX
9 4 (19.05%) Linux
10 3 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 3 (14.29%) Service Management
10 3 (14.29%) Banking
10 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
10 3 (14.29%) MQSeries
10 3 (14.29%) Solaris
10 3 (14.29%) Windows
10 3 (14.29%) MS Office
10 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
10 3 (14.29%) SLA
10 3 (14.29%) Windows NT
10 3 (14.29%) REXX
11 2 (9.52%) DataStage
11 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
11 2 (9.52%) Assembly Language

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 3 (14.29%) MQSeries
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) Network Security
2 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) DB2
2 2 (9.52%) DataStage
3 1 (4.76%) Easytrieve
3 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Programmer
2 4 (19.05%) Technical Design Leader
3 3 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Systems Programmer
4 2 (9.52%) Mainframe Architect
4 2 (9.52%) CICS Programmer
4 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.76%) CICS Systems Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) Middleware
2 2 (9.52%) ISPF
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 14 (66.67%) VSAM
2 13 (61.90%) Mainframe
3 2 (9.52%) BYOD
3 2 (9.52%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (4.76%) Data Extraction
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) zOS
2 6 (28.57%) UNIX
3 4 (19.05%) AIX
3 4 (19.05%) Linux
4 3 (14.29%) Windows NT
4 3 (14.29%) Solaris
4 3 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Service Management
2 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 3 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Stress Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
3 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) COBOL
2 6 (28.57%) JCL
3 3 (14.29%) REXX
4 2 (9.52%) Assembly Language
5 1 (4.76%) CLIST
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) RACF
2 2 (9.52%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) CA
2 9 (42.86%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
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