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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 135 110 -
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -
Contract jobs citing CICS 10 20 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.67% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.81% 4.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £366 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.04% -2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 -
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
554 420 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.03% 14.00% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 212 220
Average daily rate £350 £323 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +3.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 43
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £12.30 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £34.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

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 3 July 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 -15 7 £475 +72.72% 2
Merseyside -12 2 - -
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 24 (72.73%) Mainframe
2 21 (63.64%) IBM
3 17 (51.52%) COBOL
4 16 (48.48%) DB2
4 16 (48.48%) VSAM
5 15 (45.45%) CA
5 15 (45.45%) zOS
6 13 (39.39%) Finance
7 11 (33.33%) JCL
8 10 (30.30%) UNIX
8 10 (30.30%) Banking
8 10 (30.30%) IBM Mainframe
9 9 (27.27%) ISPF
9 9 (27.27%) MQSeries
9 9 (27.27%) ITIL
10 8 (24.24%) Middleware
10 8 (24.24%) Assembly Language
10 8 (24.24%) REXX
10 8 (24.24%) TCP/IP
11 7 (21.21%) AIX
11 7 (21.21%) RACF
12 6 (18.18%) Solaris
12 6 (18.18%) Linux
13 5 (15.15%) Windows
13 5 (15.15%) MS Office
13 5 (15.15%) DataStage
13 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
13 5 (15.15%) QA
13 5 (15.15%) Degree
13 5 (15.15%) BYOD

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (27.27%) MQSeries
2 2 (6.06%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Office
2 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.03%) SNA
2 1 (3.03%) SSL
2 1 (3.03%) Firewall
2 1 (3.03%) SSH
2 1 (3.03%) Network Security
2 1 (3.03%) SMS
2 1 (3.03%) SMTP
2 1 (3.03%) FTP
2 1 (3.03%) HTTP
2 1 (3.03%) Kerberos
2 1 (3.03%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (48.48%) DB2
2 5 (15.15%) DataStage
3 1 (3.03%) Easytrieve
3 1 (3.03%) Adabas
General
1 13 (39.39%) Finance
2 10 (30.30%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Programmer
2 7 (21.21%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Technical Design Leader
3 6 (18.18%) Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Service Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Designer
5 3 (9.09%) Mainframe Programmer
5 3 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Systems Programmer
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Developer
6 2 (6.06%) CICS Programmer
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Design Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Analyst Programmer
7 1 (3.03%) Mainframe Architect
7 1 (3.03%) CICS Systems Programmer
7 1 (3.03%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) ISPF
2 8 (24.24%) Middleware
3 2 (6.06%) JNDI
3 2 (6.06%) .NET
3 2 (6.06%) J2EE
3 2 (6.06%) JDBC
3 2 (6.06%) JSP
3 2 (6.06%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (72.73%) Mainframe
2 16 (48.48%) VSAM
3 10 (30.30%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (15.15%) BYOD
4 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
5 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
6 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) zOS
2 10 (30.30%) UNIX
3 7 (21.21%) AIX
4 6 (18.18%) Solaris
4 6 (18.18%) Linux
5 5 (15.15%) Windows
6 4 (12.12%) Windows NT
7 1 (3.03%) OS/390
7 1 (3.03%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) ITIL
2 4 (12.12%) Service Management
2 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
3 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.06%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.06%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (6.06%) SDLC
4 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.06%) Stress Testing
4 2 (6.06%) Waterfall
4 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.06%) Project Management
4 2 (6.06%) Migration
4 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.03%) Information Security
5 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.03%) Change Management
5 1 (3.03%) Security Management
5 1 (3.03%) High Availability
5 1 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) COBOL
2 11 (33.33%) JCL
3 8 (24.24%) Assembly Language
3 8 (24.24%) REXX
4 2 (6.06%) Java
5 1 (3.03%) Perl
5 1 (3.03%) SQL
5 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.03%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) QA
2 4 (12.12%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (21.21%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 21 (63.64%) IBM
2 15 (45.45%) CA
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.03%) Sybase
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