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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 80 81 85
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing CICS 10 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.73% 0.084% 0.51%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.57% 0.44% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 2
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£400 £300 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +172.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £343 £326
% change year-on-year
+16.78% +4.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - -
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
219 226 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.94% 19.09% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 101 135
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 35 23
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £35.00 £25.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -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 October 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 October 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 19 (73.08%) IBM
2 13 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 13 (50.00%) COBOL
3 11 (42.31%) Finance
4 9 (34.62%) IBM Mainframe
4 9 (34.62%) MS Office
4 9 (34.62%) ITIL
5 8 (30.77%) VSAM
6 7 (26.92%) Assembly Language
7 6 (23.08%) DB2
8 5 (19.23%) Linux
8 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
8 5 (19.23%) Windows NT
8 5 (19.23%) Windows
8 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (19.23%) Service Management
9 4 (15.38%) Change Management
9 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
9 4 (15.38%) Banking
9 4 (15.38%) AIX
9 4 (15.38%) Solaris
9 4 (15.38%) DataStage
9 4 (15.38%) Easytrieve
9 4 (15.38%) JCL
9 4 (15.38%) CA
9 4 (15.38%) REXX
9 4 (15.38%) zOS
9 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
10 3 (11.54%) MVS
10 3 (11.54%) Middleware

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (3.85%) Apache
1 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (34.62%) MS Office
2 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) DB2
2 4 (15.38%) DataStage
2 4 (15.38%) Easytrieve
General
1 11 (42.31%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
2 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Architect
3 5 (19.23%) Technical Architect
3 5 (19.23%) Service Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Mainframe Architect
4 4 (15.38%) Programmer
5 3 (11.54%) CICS Systems Programmer
5 3 (11.54%) CICS Programmer
5 3 (11.54%) Systems Programmer
5 3 (11.54%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Design Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Mainframe Operator
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Design Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Design Leader
7 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (34.62%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (30.77%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
1 5 (19.23%) Windows NT
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) AIX
2 4 (15.38%) Solaris
2 4 (15.38%) zOS
3 3 (11.54%) MVS
3 3 (11.54%) UNIX
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.85%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (19.23%) Service Management
3 4 (15.38%) Change Management
4 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
4 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Stress Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.69%) Time Management
6 1 (3.85%) V-Model
6 1 (3.85%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.85%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.85%) Scrum
6 1 (3.85%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.85%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.85%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) COBOL
2 7 (26.92%) Assembly Language
3 4 (15.38%) REXX
3 4 (15.38%) JCL
4 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) IBM
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) CA
3 1 (3.85%) FatWire
3 1 (3.85%) Endeca
3 1 (3.85%) Intel
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle