The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the North West region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 111 - 111
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing CICS 20 0 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% - 0.96%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.52% - 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 20
Average daily rate
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£270 - £288
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 - £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 - £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £400 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.43% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £34.50
Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
442 497 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.66% 18.34% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 228 380
Average daily rate £325 £310 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -7.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 47 51
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.51% -8.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.70 £34.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
CICS
England

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014. 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 - 14 £201 -
Cheshire - 4 - -
Lancashire - 1 £338 -
Merseyside - 1 £265 -
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 21 (75.00%) IBM
2 14 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 13 (46.43%) DB2
4 11 (39.29%) IBM Mainframe
5 10 (35.71%) Finance
6 8 (28.57%) ITIL
7 7 (25.00%) Banking
8 6 (21.43%) COBOL
8 6 (21.43%) Java
8 6 (21.43%) Waterfall
9 5 (17.86%) JNDI
9 5 (17.86%) MS Office
9 5 (17.86%) JDBC
9 5 (17.86%) JSP
9 5 (17.86%) .NET
9 5 (17.86%) J2EE
9 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
9 5 (17.86%) Windows
9 5 (17.86%) Windows NT
9 5 (17.86%) JMS
9 5 (17.86%) Retail
9 5 (17.86%) Service Management
10 4 (14.29%) Project Management
10 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (14.29%) Migration
10 4 (14.29%) Assembly Language
10 4 (14.29%) zOS
10 4 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
10 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 1 (3.57%) Apache
1 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.57%) MQSeries
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (46.43%) DB2
2 3 (10.71%) IMS/DB
3 2 (7.14%) Adabas
3 2 (7.14%) DataStage
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 7 (25.00%) Banking
3 5 (17.86%) Retail
4 3 (10.71%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Programmer
2 5 (17.86%) Service Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Designer
4 3 (10.71%) CICS Systems Programmer
4 3 (10.71%) CICS Programmer
4 3 (10.71%) Mainframe Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Systems Programmer
4 3 (10.71%) Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Mainframe Operator
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Design Manager
5 2 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe Developer
6 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Mainframe Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) .NET
1 5 (17.86%) J2EE
1 5 (17.86%) JDBC
1 5 (17.86%) JSP
1 5 (17.86%) JMS
1 5 (17.86%) JNDI
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 11 (39.29%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (7.14%) Data Extraction
3 2 (7.14%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
1 5 (17.86%) Windows NT
2 4 (14.29%) zOS
3 3 (10.71%) MVS
3 3 (10.71%) Linux
4 2 (7.14%) UNIX
4 2 (7.14%) AIX
4 2 (7.14%) Solaris
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.57%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) Waterfall
3 5 (17.86%) Service Management
4 4 (14.29%) Project Management
4 4 (14.29%) Migration
4 4 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
4 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Stress Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
6 2 (7.14%) Time Management
6 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 2 (7.14%) Information Security
7 1 (3.57%) V-Model
7 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.57%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) COBOL
1 6 (21.43%) Java
2 4 (14.29%) Assembly Language
3 3 (10.71%) PL/1
4 1 (3.57%) NATURAL
4 1 (3.57%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) ISEB
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
Vendors
1 21 (75.00%) IBM
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) CA
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) FatWire
4 1 (3.57%) Endeca