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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 85 78 69
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Contract jobs citing CICS 12 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.73% 0.22% 0.86%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.46% 1.31% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate
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£420 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £398 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.91% +9.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
269 229 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.40% 16.96% 18.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 129 82
Average daily rate £375 £330 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £238 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 20
Average hourly rate £15.25 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.27% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £13.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £37.49 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.09 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+11.62% -7.69%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 13 (56.52%) VSAM
2 12 (52.17%) ITIL
3 11 (47.83%) IBM
3 11 (47.83%) CA
3 11 (47.83%) Mainframe
4 9 (39.13%) COBOL
4 9 (39.13%) UNIX
4 9 (39.13%) Finance
5 7 (30.43%) zOS
5 7 (30.43%) Windows
5 7 (30.43%) AIX
5 7 (30.43%) Solaris
5 7 (30.43%) Linux
5 7 (30.43%) Windows NT
5 7 (30.43%) MS Office
5 7 (30.43%) Service Management
6 6 (26.09%) DB2
7 5 (21.74%) DataStage
7 5 (21.74%) RACF
7 5 (21.74%) SLA
7 5 (21.74%) BYOD
7 5 (21.74%) Incident Management
8 4 (17.39%) Middleware
9 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
9 3 (13.04%) MQSeries
9 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
9 3 (13.04%) JCL
9 3 (13.04%) Banking
10 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (13.04%) MQSeries
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Office
2 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) Network Security
2 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) DB2
2 5 (21.74%) DataStage
3 1 (4.35%) Easytrieve
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Service Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Technical Design Leader
4 4 (17.39%) Programmer
5 3 (13.04%) Systems Programmer
5 3 (13.04%) Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Architect
6 2 (8.70%) CICS Programmer
7 1 (4.35%) Designer
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Design Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Lead Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Mainframe Architect
7 1 (4.35%) CICS Systems Programmer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Operations Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) VSAM
2 11 (47.83%) Mainframe
3 5 (21.74%) BYOD
4 2 (8.70%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) UNIX
2 7 (30.43%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) AIX
2 7 (30.43%) Solaris
2 7 (30.43%) Linux
2 7 (30.43%) Windows NT
2 7 (30.43%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) ITIL
2 7 (30.43%) Service Management
3 5 (21.74%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Stress Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.35%) Change Management
5 1 (4.35%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) COBOL
2 3 (13.04%) JCL
3 2 (8.70%) Assembly Language
3 2 (8.70%) REXX
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) RACF
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) IBM
1 11 (47.83%) CA
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft