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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 87 72 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing CICS 19 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.00% 1.06% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.88% 6.54% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 0
Average daily rate
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£465 £128 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+264.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.66% +15.38%
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
323 214 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.03% 16.20% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 116 100
Average daily rate £400 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.03% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £248 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 35
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.40 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.91 £19.95 £34.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 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 20 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 18 (72.00%) VSAM
3 17 (68.00%) CA
4 16 (64.00%) Finance
5 14 (56.00%) COBOL
6 13 (52.00%) ITIL
6 13 (52.00%) Middleware
7 12 (48.00%) UNIX
7 12 (48.00%) IBM
8 10 (40.00%) AIX
9 8 (32.00%) Solaris
9 8 (32.00%) DataStage
9 8 (32.00%) JCL
10 7 (28.00%) zOS
10 7 (28.00%) Linux
11 6 (24.00%) RACF
11 6 (24.00%) Banking
12 5 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
12 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
12 5 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
12 5 (20.00%) BYOD
13 4 (16.00%) WebSphere
13 4 (16.00%) Firewall
13 4 (16.00%) DB2
13 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
14 3 (12.00%) SNA
14 3 (12.00%) SSL
14 3 (12.00%) ETL
14 3 (12.00%) SMS
14 3 (12.00%) SMTP

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4 (16.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (12.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.00%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (16.00%) Firewall
2 3 (12.00%) NAS
2 3 (12.00%) SNA
2 3 (12.00%) SSL
2 3 (12.00%) SAN
2 3 (12.00%) SMS
2 3 (12.00%) SMTP
2 3 (12.00%) FTP
3 1 (4.00%) HTTP
3 1 (4.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) DataStage
2 4 (16.00%) DB2
3 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.00%) Easytrieve
General
1 16 (64.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Technical Design Leader
2 7 (28.00%) Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Mainframe Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Designer
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Systems Programmer
4 1 (4.00%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Programmer
4 1 (4.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (52.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) ISPF
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 20 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 18 (72.00%) VSAM
3 5 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (20.00%) BYOD
3 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (12.00%) EFT
4 3 (12.00%) PKI
5 1 (4.00%) Data Extraction
5 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) UNIX
2 10 (40.00%) AIX
3 8 (32.00%) Solaris
4 7 (28.00%) Linux
4 7 (28.00%) zOS
5 2 (8.00%) Windows
6 1 (4.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) ETL
3 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Service Management
4 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.00%) Change Management
4 1 (4.00%) Validation
4 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) COBOL
2 8 (32.00%) JCL
3 2 (8.00%) REXX
4 1 (4.00%) Assembly Language
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) RACF
2 5 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
3 3 (12.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) OMEGAMON
1 3 (12.00%) zSecure
2 2 (8.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) CA
2 12 (48.00%) IBM
3 3 (12.00%) VMware
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft