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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 77 77 80
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing CICS 14 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.00% 0.52% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.56% 2.48% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 2
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£400 £110 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+263.63% -54.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £110 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £228 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £364 £330
% change year-on-year
+18.13% +10.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £110.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £110.00 -
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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
252 242 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.94% 20.95% 19.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 136 122
Average daily rate £375 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 9
Average hourly rate £16.25 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £17.15 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £31.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.24 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.22% -9.27%

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
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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 12 (57.14%) MS Office
1 12 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 11 (52.38%) ITIL
3 10 (47.62%) COBOL
3 10 (47.62%) IBM
3 10 (47.62%) Finance
4 8 (38.10%) VSAM
4 8 (38.10%) Service Management
4 8 (38.10%) Windows
4 8 (38.10%) Windows NT
5 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 6 (28.57%) Incident Management
6 6 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (23.81%) SLA
8 4 (19.05%) Assembly Language
8 4 (19.05%) CA
8 4 (19.05%) REXX
8 4 (19.05%) AIX
8 4 (19.05%) Solaris
8 4 (19.05%) Linux
8 4 (19.05%) UNIX
8 4 (19.05%) Change Management
8 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
8 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
8 4 (19.05%) Easytrieve
8 4 (19.05%) JCL
8 4 (19.05%) Middleware
8 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (14.29%) DataStage
10 2 (9.52%) Banking

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (57.14%) MS Office
2 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Easytrieve
2 3 (14.29%) DataStage
3 2 (9.52%) DB2
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.52%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Analyst
2 8 (38.10%) Service Desk Analyst
2 8 (38.10%) Service Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) Architect
4 6 (28.57%) Technical Architect
5 4 (19.05%) Mainframe Architect
6 3 (14.29%) Technical Design Leader
7 2 (9.52%) Technical Design Architect
8 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
8 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (4.76%) Programmer
8 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 1 (4.76%) Systems Programmer
8 1 (4.76%) Lead Architect
8 1 (4.76%) Business Systems Analyst
8 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (4.76%) CICS Systems Programmer
8 1 (4.76%) CICS Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 8 (38.10%) VSAM
3 6 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
1 8 (38.10%) Windows NT
2 4 (19.05%) AIX
2 4 (19.05%) Solaris
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) UNIX
3 1 (4.76%) zOS
3 1 (4.76%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) ITIL
2 8 (38.10%) Service Management
3 6 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 4 (19.05%) Change Management
4 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.76%) SOA
6 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.76%) Scrum
6 1 (4.76%) TOGAF
6 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Stress Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) COBOL
2 4 (19.05%) Assembly Language
2 4 (19.05%) REXX
2 4 (19.05%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) IBM
2 4 (19.05%) CA
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) Intel
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