The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 21 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 118 125 121
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing CICS 18 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 0.22% 0.43%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.58% 1.26% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 4
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£400 £205 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+95.12% -42.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £110 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £351 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £110.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £110.00 -
% change year-on-year
-85.45% -
CICS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
503 478 552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.79% 17.31% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 232 291
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 54 34
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.02 £18.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.85% +0.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.30 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £36.07 £25.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CICS across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

CICS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CICS across the North West region.

CICS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

CICS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CICS across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

CICS Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

CICS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CICS across the North West region.

CICS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

CICS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 14 £356 +223.86% 1
Lancashire - 2 - -
Cheshire +14 1 - -
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 23 (63.89%) IBM
2 20 (55.56%) Mainframe
3 17 (47.22%) Finance
4 16 (44.44%) COBOL
5 14 (38.89%) MS Office
6 13 (36.11%) ITIL
6 13 (36.11%) IBM Mainframe
7 10 (27.78%) VSAM
7 10 (27.78%) Windows
7 10 (27.78%) Windows NT
7 10 (27.78%) DB2
7 10 (27.78%) Banking
7 10 (27.78%) Service Management
8 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (22.22%) Assembly Language
10 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
11 6 (16.67%) JCL
11 6 (16.67%) Waterfall
11 6 (16.67%) Incident Management
12 5 (13.89%) JNDI
12 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
12 5 (13.89%) SLA
12 5 (13.89%) JMS
12 5 (13.89%) JDBC
12 5 (13.89%) JSP
12 5 (13.89%) Java
12 5 (13.89%) .NET
12 5 (13.89%) J2EE
12 5 (13.89%) Easytrieve

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (38.89%) MS Office
2 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) DB2
2 5 (13.89%) Easytrieve
3 4 (11.11%) DataStage
4 1 (2.78%) Adabas
General
1 17 (47.22%) Finance
2 10 (27.78%) Banking
3 5 (13.89%) Retail
4 4 (11.11%) Retail Banking
4 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Analyst
2 10 (27.78%) Service Analyst
2 10 (27.78%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (25.00%) Architect
4 5 (13.89%) Technical Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Programmer
5 4 (11.11%) Mainframe Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Designer
6 3 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Design Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Mainframe Operator
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (5.56%) Solutions Designer
8 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Analyst Programmer
8 1 (2.78%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (2.78%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) .NET
1 5 (13.89%) J2EE
1 5 (13.89%) JDBC
1 5 (13.89%) JSP
1 5 (13.89%) JMS
1 5 (13.89%) JNDI
2 3 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (55.56%) Mainframe
2 13 (36.11%) IBM Mainframe
3 10 (27.78%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Windows
1 10 (27.78%) Windows NT
2 4 (11.11%) AIX
2 4 (11.11%) Solaris
2 4 (11.11%) Linux
3 3 (8.33%) MVS
4 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.56%) UNIX
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.78%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) ITIL
2 10 (27.78%) Service Management
3 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 6 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 4 (11.11%) Change Management
5 4 (11.11%) Migration
6 3 (8.33%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (8.33%) Project Management
7 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.56%) Time Management
7 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.78%) Scrum
8 1 (2.78%) Data Modelling
8 1 (2.78%) SOA
8 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.78%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.78%) Stress Testing
8 1 (2.78%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) COBOL
2 8 (22.22%) Assembly Language
3 6 (16.67%) JCL
4 5 (13.89%) Java
5 4 (11.11%) REXX
6 1 (2.78%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) Degree
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) SLA
Vendors
1 23 (63.89%) IBM
2 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.11%) CA
4 1 (2.78%) Intel