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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 136 112 -
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -
Contract jobs citing CICS 22 20 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.67% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.94% 4.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 0
Average daily rate
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£463 £270 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.29% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £370 £433
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -14.45%
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
558 444 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.58% 14.79% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 218 237
Average daily rate £390 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 33 49
Average hourly rate £23.75 £15.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.22% -20.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £28.70 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -10.52%

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 31 July 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 31 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 -10 12 £488 +142.23% 4
Merseyside -5 7 - -
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 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 29 (76.32%) Mainframe
2 24 (63.16%) IBM
3 22 (57.89%) CA
3 22 (57.89%) zOS
4 18 (47.37%) DB2
4 18 (47.37%) VSAM
5 15 (39.47%) COBOL
5 15 (39.47%) RACF
5 15 (39.47%) Middleware
6 14 (36.84%) Finance
7 13 (34.21%) MQSeries
7 13 (34.21%) ISPF
8 12 (31.58%) Time Sharing Option
9 11 (28.95%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 11 (28.95%) TCP/IP
9 11 (28.95%) JCL
10 10 (26.32%) UNIX
10 10 (26.32%) zSecure
10 10 (26.32%) IBM Mainframe
11 9 (23.68%) Banking
11 9 (23.68%) ITIL
12 8 (21.05%) REXX
13 7 (18.42%) SSL
13 7 (18.42%) Assembly Language
14 6 (15.79%) Kerberos
14 6 (15.79%) SQL
14 6 (15.79%) Sybase
14 6 (15.79%) AIX
14 6 (15.79%) Information Security
14 6 (15.79%) SSH

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 13 (34.21%) MQSeries
2 2 (5.26%) SAS
2 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Office
2 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) TCP/IP
2 7 (18.42%) SSL
3 6 (15.79%) Kerberos
3 6 (15.79%) SSH
4 4 (10.53%) SNA
4 4 (10.53%) SMS
4 4 (10.53%) SMTP
4 4 (10.53%) FTP
5 2 (5.26%) Firewall
6 1 (2.63%) Network Security
6 1 (2.63%) NAS
6 1 (2.63%) HTTP
6 1 (2.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (47.37%) DB2
2 4 (10.53%) DataStage
3 1 (2.63%) Easytrieve
3 1 (2.63%) Adabas
3 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
General
1 14 (36.84%) Finance
2 9 (23.68%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Programmer
2 6 (15.79%) Architect
2 6 (15.79%) Technical Design Leader
3 5 (13.16%) Information Security Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Security Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Systems Programmer
4 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Service Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Designer
4 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Designer
4 3 (7.89%) Mainframe Programmer
5 2 (5.26%) Mainframe Architect
5 2 (5.26%) CICS Programmer
5 2 (5.26%) Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) COBOL Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Adabas DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (39.47%) Middleware
2 13 (34.21%) ISPF
3 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 29 (76.32%) Mainframe
2 18 (47.37%) VSAM
3 10 (26.32%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (13.16%) Computer Science
5 3 (7.89%) BYOD
5 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
6 2 (5.26%) PKI
6 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.63%) EFT
7 1 (2.63%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 22 (57.89%) zOS
2 10 (26.32%) UNIX
3 6 (15.79%) AIX
4 5 (13.16%) Windows
4 5 (13.16%) Linux
5 4 (10.53%) Solaris
6 3 (7.89%) Windows NT
7 1 (2.63%) OS/390
7 1 (2.63%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) ITIL
2 6 (15.79%) Information Security
3 3 (7.89%) Incident Management
3 3 (7.89%) Service Management
3 3 (7.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.26%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.26%) Stress Testing
5 1 (2.63%) Time Management
5 1 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.63%) People Management
5 1 (2.63%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.63%) ETL
5 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.63%) Change Management
5 1 (2.63%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) COBOL
2 11 (28.95%) JCL
3 8 (21.05%) REXX
4 7 (18.42%) Assembly Language
5 6 (15.79%) SQL
5 6 (15.79%) CLIST
6 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.63%) NATURAL
6 1 (2.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
2 3 (7.89%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (39.47%) RACF
2 12 (31.58%) Time Sharing Option
3 11 (28.95%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (26.32%) zSecure
2 4 (10.53%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 24 (63.16%) IBM
2 22 (57.89%) CA
3 6 (15.79%) Sybase
4 1 (2.63%) VMware
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
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Posted: 15 days ago
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