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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 75 78 76
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing CICS 11 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.80% 0.54% 0.49%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.60% 2.86% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
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£475 £110 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+331.81% -54.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £110 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £117 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +15.38%
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
239 210 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.42% 18.73% 24.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 119 123
Average daily rate £350 £300 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £135 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £445 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 11
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £25.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -19.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £17.15 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.86%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 (63.64%) Mainframe
2 13 (59.09%) COBOL
2 13 (59.09%) ITIL
3 12 (54.55%) MS Office
4 11 (50.00%) Finance
4 11 (50.00%) VSAM
5 10 (45.45%) IBM
6 8 (36.36%) Service Management
6 8 (36.36%) Windows NT
6 8 (36.36%) Windows
7 7 (31.82%) AIX
7 7 (31.82%) Solaris
7 7 (31.82%) Linux
7 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
7 7 (31.82%) UNIX
7 7 (31.82%) CA
8 6 (27.27%) SLA
8 6 (27.27%) Middleware
8 6 (27.27%) Incident Management
9 5 (22.73%) IBM Mainframe
9 5 (22.73%) DataStage
10 4 (18.18%) Easytrieve
10 4 (18.18%) JCL
10 4 (18.18%) Assembly Language
10 4 (18.18%) Change Management
10 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
10 4 (18.18%) REXX
10 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
10 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (13.64%) Banking

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (54.55%) MS Office
2 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) DataStage
2 4 (18.18%) Easytrieve
3 1 (4.55%) DB2
General
1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 3 (13.64%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Architect
2 8 (36.36%) Service Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Technical Architect
4 5 (22.73%) Technical Design Leader
5 4 (18.18%) Mainframe Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Design Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Designer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Technical Designer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Lead Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (63.64%) Mainframe
2 11 (50.00%) VSAM
3 5 (22.73%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Windows NT
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) AIX
2 7 (31.82%) Solaris
2 7 (31.82%) Linux
2 7 (31.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) ITIL
2 8 (36.36%) Service Management
3 6 (27.27%) Incident Management
4 4 (18.18%) Change Management
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.55%) High Availability
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
6 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) COBOL
2 4 (18.18%) JCL
2 4 (18.18%) Assembly Language
2 4 (18.18%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) IBM
2 7 (31.82%) CA
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) Intel
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