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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 76 76 84
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing CICS 14 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.97% 0.36% 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.17% 1.84% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 1
Average daily rate
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£356 £110 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+223.86% -70.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £110.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £110.00 -
% change year-on-year
-85.45% -
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
227 217 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.67% 19.62% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 115 127
Average daily rate £365 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 18
Average hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.11% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £31.00 £25.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 16 (57.14%) IBM
2 14 (50.00%) MS Office
3 13 (46.43%) ITIL
3 13 (46.43%) COBOL
4 12 (42.86%) Mainframe
5 11 (39.29%) Finance
6 10 (35.71%) Service Management
6 10 (35.71%) Windows
6 10 (35.71%) Windows NT
7 8 (28.57%) VSAM
7 8 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
8 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 7 (25.00%) Assembly Language
9 6 (21.43%) Incident Management
10 5 (17.86%) SLA
10 5 (17.86%) DB2
11 4 (14.29%) AIX
11 4 (14.29%) Solaris
11 4 (14.29%) Linux
11 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 4 (14.29%) CA
11 4 (14.29%) REXX
11 4 (14.29%) DataStage
11 4 (14.29%) Easytrieve
11 4 (14.29%) JCL
11 4 (14.29%) Change Management
11 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
11 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (14.29%) Banking
12 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (50.00%) MS Office
2 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) DB2
2 4 (14.29%) DataStage
2 4 (14.29%) Easytrieve
General
1 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
2 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Analyst
2 10 (35.71%) Service Desk Analyst
2 10 (35.71%) Service Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Architect
4 5 (17.86%) Technical Architect
5 4 (14.29%) Mainframe Architect
6 3 (10.71%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Mainframe Operator
7 2 (7.14%) Technical Manager
7 2 (7.14%) Programmer
7 2 (7.14%) Technical Design Manager
8 1 (3.57%) CICS Systems Programmer
8 1 (3.57%) CICS Programmer
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Technical Design Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Technical Design Leader
8 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Mainframe
2 8 (28.57%) VSAM
2 8 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Windows
1 10 (35.71%) Windows NT
2 4 (14.29%) AIX
2 4 (14.29%) Solaris
2 4 (14.29%) Linux
3 3 (10.71%) MVS
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.14%) UNIX
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) ITIL
2 10 (35.71%) Service Management
3 6 (21.43%) Incident Management
4 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (7.14%) Time Management
6 1 (3.57%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.57%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Stress Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.57%) Scrum
6 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.57%) SOA
6 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) COBOL
2 7 (25.00%) Assembly Language
3 4 (14.29%) REXX
3 4 (14.29%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) SLA
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) IBM
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) CA
3 1 (3.57%) Intel