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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 79 - 82
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing CICS 9 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.66% - 0.61%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.25% - 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 3
Average daily rate
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£128 - £110
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+14.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £37.50
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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
212 221 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.55% 18.62% 20.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 99 141
Average daily rate £323 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £209 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.97% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 35 31
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £24.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -27.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.30 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £36.10 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.52 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.48% -2.55%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 13 (68.42%) IBM
2 8 (42.11%) ITIL
3 7 (36.84%) COBOL
3 7 (36.84%) Mainframe
4 5 (26.32%) DB2
4 5 (26.32%) Finance
5 4 (21.05%) Service Management
5 4 (21.05%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (21.05%) MS Office
5 4 (21.05%) Windows
5 4 (21.05%) Linux
5 4 (21.05%) Windows NT
5 4 (21.05%) zOS
6 3 (15.79%) MVS
6 3 (15.79%) DataStage
6 3 (15.79%) Assembly Language
6 3 (15.79%) CA
6 3 (15.79%) AIX
6 3 (15.79%) Solaris
6 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Stress Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
6 3 (15.79%) VSAM
7 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
7 2 (10.53%) Banking
7 2 (10.53%) Time Management
7 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
7 2 (10.53%) UNIX

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) DB2
2 3 (15.79%) DataStage
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Programmer
2 4 (21.05%) Service Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Systems Programmer
3 3 (15.79%) CICS Systems Programmer
3 3 (15.79%) CICS Programmer
3 3 (15.79%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Design Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Mainframe Operator
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Design Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Mainframe
2 4 (21.05%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (15.79%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
1 4 (21.05%) Windows NT
1 4 (21.05%) zOS
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) AIX
2 3 (15.79%) Solaris
2 3 (15.79%) MVS
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.53%) UNIX
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Service Management
3 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
3 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Stress Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Time Management
4 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.26%) SOA
5 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) V-Model
5 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) COBOL
2 3 (15.79%) Assembly Language
3 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) IBM
2 3 (15.79%) CA
3 1 (5.26%) FatWire
3 1 (5.26%) Endeca
3 1 (5.26%) Intel
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
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