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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 134 124 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing CICS 29 19 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 0.61% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.17% 3.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £196 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+129.29% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 -
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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 North West region.

Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
695 511 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.81% 16.35% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 263 239
Average daily rate £408 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 35 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -22.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.02 £36.28 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 20 £465 +264.70%
Merseyside -1 6 - -
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 30 (85.71%) Mainframe
2 26 (74.29%) CA
3 21 (60.00%) IBM
3 21 (60.00%) VSAM
4 19 (54.29%) Middleware
5 17 (48.57%) Finance
5 17 (48.57%) zOS
6 15 (42.86%) RACF
7 14 (40.00%) COBOL
7 14 (40.00%) Time Sharing Option
8 13 (37.14%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 13 (37.14%) ITIL
8 13 (37.14%) UNIX
9 12 (34.29%) zSecure
10 11 (31.43%) DB2
11 10 (28.57%) AIX
11 10 (28.57%) JCL
12 9 (25.71%) SSL
13 8 (22.86%) ISPF
13 8 (22.86%) IBM Mainframe
13 8 (22.86%) Solaris
13 8 (22.86%) DataStage
14 7 (20.00%) Linux
14 7 (20.00%) MQSeries
14 7 (20.00%) TCP/IP
15 6 (17.14%) SNA
15 6 (17.14%) SMS
15 6 (17.14%) SMTP
15 6 (17.14%) FTP
15 6 (17.14%) SQL

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 7 (20.00%) MQSeries
2 4 (11.43%) WebSphere
3 3 (8.57%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (5.71%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) SSL
2 7 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (17.14%) SNA
3 6 (17.14%) SMS
3 6 (17.14%) SMTP
3 6 (17.14%) FTP
3 6 (17.14%) Kerberos
3 6 (17.14%) SSH
4 4 (11.43%) Firewall
5 3 (8.57%) NAS
5 3 (8.57%) SAN
6 1 (2.86%) HTTP
6 1 (2.86%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (31.43%) DB2
2 8 (22.86%) DataStage
3 1 (2.86%) Easytrieve
3 1 (2.86%) Adabas
3 1 (2.86%) Data Mining
General
1 17 (48.57%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Technical Design Leader
2 7 (20.00%) Architect
3 6 (17.14%) Designer
4 5 (14.29%) Information Security Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Security Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Designer
5 3 (8.57%) Mainframe Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.86%) DBA
6 1 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Programmer
6 1 (2.86%) Service Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Administrator
6 1 (2.86%) Adabas DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (54.29%) Middleware
2 8 (22.86%) ISPF
3 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 30 (85.71%) Mainframe
2 21 (60.00%) VSAM
3 8 (22.86%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (14.29%) BYOD
4 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
5 4 (11.43%) PKI
6 3 (8.57%) EFT
7 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (2.86%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 17 (48.57%) zOS
2 13 (37.14%) UNIX
3 10 (28.57%) AIX
4 8 (22.86%) Solaris
5 7 (20.00%) Linux
6 3 (8.57%) Windows
7 1 (2.86%) MVS
7 1 (2.86%) Windows NT
7 1 (2.86%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) ITIL
2 6 (17.14%) Information Security
3 3 (8.57%) ETL
4 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.86%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.86%) Time Management
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.86%) People Management
5 1 (2.86%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.86%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.86%) Service Management
5 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.86%) Change Management
5 1 (2.86%) Security Management
5 1 (2.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) COBOL
2 10 (28.57%) JCL
3 6 (17.14%) SQL
4 3 (8.57%) Assembly Language
4 3 (8.57%) REXX
5 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.86%) NATURAL
5 1 (2.86%) CLIST
5 1 (2.86%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (42.86%) RACF
2 14 (40.00%) Time Sharing Option
3 13 (37.14%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (34.29%) zSecure
2 6 (17.14%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (5.71%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 26 (74.29%) CA
2 21 (60.00%) IBM
3 6 (17.14%) Sybase
4 3 (8.57%) VMware
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft