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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 140 121 119
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -2
Contract jobs citing CICS 8 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.39% 1.72% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
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£463 £420 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
CICS
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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
576 407 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.69% 13.46% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 217 181
Average daily rate £370 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £227 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 35
Average hourly rate £16.84 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.64% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.01% -9.21%

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
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 22 May 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 -8 6 £463 - 3
Cheshire -13 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 27 (77.14%) Mainframe
2 26 (74.29%) IBM
3 19 (54.29%) DB2
4 18 (51.43%) Finance
5 17 (48.57%) COBOL
6 16 (45.71%) CA
6 16 (45.71%) VSAM
7 13 (37.14%) IBM Mainframe
7 13 (37.14%) zOS
8 12 (34.29%) UNIX
8 12 (34.29%) Banking
9 9 (25.71%) AIX
9 9 (25.71%) Solaris
9 9 (25.71%) Linux
9 9 (25.71%) MQSeries
9 9 (25.71%) JCL
10 8 (22.86%) Middleware
10 8 (22.86%) REXX
10 8 (22.86%) ITIL
11 7 (20.00%) BYOD
11 7 (20.00%) ISPF
11 7 (20.00%) Degree
11 7 (20.00%) Assembly Language
11 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 7 (20.00%) TCP/IP
11 7 (20.00%) DataStage
11 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (17.14%) Project Management
12 6 (17.14%) RACF
12 6 (17.14%) JMS

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 9 (25.71%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.86%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.71%) ATM
3 1 (2.86%) Network Security
3 1 (2.86%) SSH
3 1 (2.86%) HTTP
3 1 (2.86%) Kerberos
3 1 (2.86%) RIP
3 1 (2.86%) SSL
3 1 (2.86%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (54.29%) DB2
2 7 (20.00%) DataStage
3 1 (2.86%) Easytrieve
General
1 18 (51.43%) Finance
2 12 (34.29%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Law
3 2 (5.71%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Architect
1 9 (25.71%) Programmer
2 8 (22.86%) Technical Design Leader
3 7 (20.00%) Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Technical Architect
4 4 (11.43%) Designer
5 3 (8.57%) Technical Design Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Systems Programmer
5 3 (8.57%) Lead Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Mainframe Programmer
5 3 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Service Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.71%) CICS Programmer
7 1 (2.86%) Mainframe Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) Middleware
2 7 (20.00%) ISPF
3 6 (17.14%) JMS
3 6 (17.14%) JDBC
3 6 (17.14%) JSP
3 6 (17.14%) .NET
3 6 (17.14%) J2EE
3 6 (17.14%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 27 (77.14%) Mainframe
2 16 (45.71%) VSAM
3 13 (37.14%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (20.00%) BYOD
5 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (37.14%) zOS
2 12 (34.29%) UNIX
3 9 (25.71%) AIX
3 9 (25.71%) Solaris
3 9 (25.71%) Linux
4 3 (8.57%) Windows
4 3 (8.57%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (17.14%) Project Management
3 6 (17.14%) Agile Project Management
3 6 (17.14%) Waterfall
4 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (11.43%) Migration
6 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
6 3 (8.57%) Service Management
7 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Stress Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Time Management
8 1 (2.86%) High Availability
8 1 (2.86%) People Management
8 1 (2.86%) Project Planning
8 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.86%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (48.57%) COBOL
2 9 (25.71%) JCL
3 8 (22.86%) REXX
4 7 (20.00%) Assembly Language
5 4 (11.43%) Java
6 1 (2.86%) Perl
6 1 (2.86%) SQL
6 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) QA
2 3 (8.57%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) RACF
Vendors
1 26 (74.29%) IBM
2 16 (45.71%) CA
3 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.86%) Sybase