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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 151 149 130
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -19
Contract jobs citing CICS 15 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.12% 1.36% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 3
Median daily rate £402 £435 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.52% +3.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - -
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
707 587 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.20% 16.01% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 332 219
Median daily rate £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 27
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £45.80 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.63 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.87% +14.28%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing CICS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside +2 6 - -
Manchester -8 5 £430 -1.14%
Lancashire - 3 £329 -
Cheshire -7 1 £375 -
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 North West region with a requirement for CICS.

1 22 (75.86%) DB2
2 20 (68.97%) Finance
3 17 (58.62%) Mainframe
4 16 (55.17%) Project Management
5 13 (44.83%) IBM
5 13 (44.83%) Banking
6 12 (41.38%) COBOL
7 11 (37.93%) Java
7 11 (37.93%) IBM Mainframe
8 10 (34.48%) WebSphere
9 9 (31.03%) Waterfall
9 9 (31.03%) SDLC
9 9 (31.03%) JSP
9 9 (31.03%) Assembly Language
9 9 (31.03%) J2EE
9 9 (31.03%) Oracle
9 9 (31.03%) JMS
9 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (27.59%) Hibernate
10 8 (27.59%) Service Management
10 8 (27.59%) CMMI
10 8 (27.59%) PRINCE
10 8 (27.59%) JBoss
10 8 (27.59%) RUP
10 8 (27.59%) ClearCase
10 8 (27.59%) PMI
10 8 (27.59%) PMI Certification
10 8 (27.59%) Chordiant
10 8 (27.59%) WSDL
10 8 (27.59%) Servlets

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 10 (34.48%) WebSphere
2 8 (27.59%) JBoss
2 8 (27.59%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (75.86%) DB2
2 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.90%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) ClearCase
1 8 (27.59%) Subversion
2 1 (3.45%) CA Gen
2 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (68.97%) Finance
2 13 (44.83%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Architect
3 6 (20.69%) Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Designer
5 3 (10.34%) Programmer
5 3 (10.34%) Solutions Designer
6 2 (6.90%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (6.90%) CICS Programmer
6 2 (6.90%) CICS Systems Programmer
6 2 (6.90%) COBOL Developer
6 2 (6.90%) DB2 Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Systems Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Systems Programmer
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Analyst Programmer
7 1 (3.45%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) J2EE
1 9 (31.03%) JMS
1 9 (31.03%) JSP
2 8 (27.59%) EJB
2 8 (27.59%) Hibernate
2 8 (27.59%) Servlets
2 8 (27.59%) Struts
2 8 (27.59%) Web Services
2 8 (27.59%) WSDL
2 8 (27.59%) XML
2 8 (27.59%) XSD
3 3 (10.34%) Middleware
4 2 (6.90%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (3.45%) JDBC
5 1 (3.45%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (58.62%) Mainframe
2 11 (37.93%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (27.59%) PMI
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) zOS
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Project Management
2 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (31.03%) SDLC
2 9 (31.03%) Waterfall
3 8 (27.59%) Agile Project Management
3 8 (27.59%) CMMI
3 8 (27.59%) PRINCE
3 8 (27.59%) PRINCE2
3 8 (27.59%) RUP
3 8 (27.59%) Service Management
4 5 (17.24%) Automated Testing
4 5 (17.24%) BDD
4 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (17.24%) TDD
5 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.45%) Change Management
6 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.45%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.45%) Migration
6 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) COBOL
2 11 (37.93%) Java
3 9 (31.03%) Assembly Language
4 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
4 8 (27.59%) SQL
5 1 (3.45%) JCL
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) PMI Certification
2 5 (17.24%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) IBM
2 9 (31.03%) Oracle
3 8 (27.59%) Chordiant
4 5 (17.24%) Sun
5 2 (6.90%) CA
6 1 (3.45%) Informatica