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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 149 120 124
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +4
Contract jobs citing CICS 9 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.24% 0.64% 0.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.46% 3.79% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 5
Average daily rate £358 £463 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.70% +320.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £463 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 - £110.00
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
617 554 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.28% 16.94% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 297 211
Average daily rate £375 £354 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 24 33
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheshire -10 3 £358 -22.70% 2
Manchester -23 3 - - 1
Merseyside - 3 - -
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 28 (87.50%) Mainframe
2 24 (75.00%) DB2
3 17 (53.13%) JCL
4 16 (50.00%) RACF
4 16 (50.00%) zOS
5 15 (46.88%) CA
5 15 (46.88%) Finance
6 13 (40.63%) QA
7 11 (34.38%) CA Endevor
8 8 (25.00%) WebSphere
8 8 (25.00%) IBM
9 7 (21.88%) Middleware
9 7 (21.88%) COBOL
10 6 (18.75%) Banking
11 5 (15.63%) IBM Integration Bus
11 5 (15.63%) Project Management
11 5 (15.63%) SQL
11 5 (15.63%) Linux
11 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
12 4 (12.50%) Assembly Language
12 4 (12.50%) Contactless
12 4 (12.50%) Time Sharing Option
13 3 (9.38%) ISPF
13 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (9.38%) VSAM
13 3 (9.38%) REXX
13 3 (9.38%) Oracle
14 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
14 2 (6.25%) Sybase
14 2 (6.25%) J2EE

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 8 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.25%) JBoss
2 2 (6.25%) MQSeries
2 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.13%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
1 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Kerberos
1 1 (3.13%) SNA
1 1 (3.13%) SSH
1 1 (3.13%) SSL
1 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (75.00%) DB2
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.13%) Easytrieve
3 1 (3.13%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) ClearCase
1 2 (6.25%) Subversion
2 1 (3.13%) CA Gen
2 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (46.88%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Analyst
2 11 (34.38%) CICS Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Architect
4 5 (15.63%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Mainframe Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) COBOL Developer
6 1 (3.13%) DB2 DBA
6 1 (3.13%) DB2 Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Information Security Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Mainframe DBA
6 1 (3.13%) Mainframe Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Design Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) Middleware
2 5 (15.63%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (9.38%) ISPF
4 2 (6.25%) EJB
4 2 (6.25%) Hibernate
4 2 (6.25%) J2EE
4 2 (6.25%) JMS
4 2 (6.25%) JSP
4 2 (6.25%) Servlets
4 2 (6.25%) Struts
4 2 (6.25%) Web Services
4 2 (6.25%) WSDL
4 2 (6.25%) XML
4 2 (6.25%) XSD
5 1 (3.13%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (87.50%) Mainframe
2 4 (12.50%) Contactless
3 3 (9.38%) VSAM
4 2 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.25%) PMI
5 1 (3.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) zOS
2 5 (15.63%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
1 5 (15.63%) Project Management
2 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.25%) Agile Project Management
3 2 (6.25%) Analytics
3 2 (6.25%) Automated Testing
3 2 (6.25%) BDD
3 2 (6.25%) CMMI
3 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.25%) Information Security
3 2 (6.25%) PRINCE
3 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.25%) RUP
3 2 (6.25%) SDLC
3 2 (6.25%) Security Management
3 2 (6.25%) SEO
3 2 (6.25%) Service Management
3 2 (6.25%) TDD
3 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) JCL
2 7 (21.88%) COBOL
3 5 (15.63%) SQL
4 4 (12.50%) Assembly Language
5 3 (9.38%) REXX
6 2 (6.25%) Java
6 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.13%) C
7 1 (3.13%) CLIST
7 1 (3.13%) Perl
7 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.13%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (40.63%) QA
System Software
1 16 (50.00%) RACF
2 4 (12.50%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (6.25%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (6.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 11 (34.38%) CA Endevor
2 2 (6.25%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (6.25%) Tivoli
2 2 (6.25%) zSecure
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) CA
2 8 (25.00%) IBM
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) Chordiant
4 2 (6.25%) Sybase
5 1 (3.13%) Sun
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Posted: 12 days ago