The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
North West / Manchester
Rank 91 98 81
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Contract jobs citing CICS 1 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.076% 0.17% 0.92%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.46% 1.12% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 8
Median daily rate £228 - £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £456
% change year-on-year
- -15.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
218 267 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.48% 14.74% 17.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 129 147
Median daily rate £375 £385 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 15
Median hourly rate £16.00 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +128.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing CICS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CICS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for CICS.

1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
1 5 (83.33%) Validation
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) AIX
2 4 (66.67%) HPUX
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 2 (33.33%) VSAM
3 2 (33.33%) COBOL
3 2 (33.33%) DB2
3 2 (33.33%) JCL
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) Change Control
4 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) The Grinder
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (16.67%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (16.67%) FTP
4 1 (16.67%) HTTP
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) FTP
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) DB2
3 1 (16.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Fiddler
1 1 (16.67%) Firebug
1 1 (16.67%) JMeter
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (16.67%) The Grinder
1 1 (16.67%) Toad
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
1 2 (33.33%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) AIX
1 4 (66.67%) HPUX
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) COBOL
1 2 (33.33%) JCL
2 1 (16.67%) Assembly Language
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) HP