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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 140 142 137
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing CICS 27 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 0.41% 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.66% 2.39% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 5
Average daily rate £425 £420 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +52.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £141 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £460 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
-13.23% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - -
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
737 669 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.33% 17.23% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 365 251
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £528 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 31
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £25.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -24.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.20 £49.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +12.13%

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 29 April 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 -1 9 £425 -
Merseyside - 9 - -
Manchester -13 6 £430 +2.32% 1
Lancashire - 3 £329 -
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 26 (70.27%) Finance
2 25 (67.57%) Mainframe
2 25 (67.57%) DB2
3 16 (43.24%) Project Management
4 15 (40.54%) Banking
5 14 (37.84%) WebSphere
5 14 (37.84%) IBM
6 13 (35.14%) COBOL
7 11 (29.73%) Java
8 10 (27.03%) IBM Mainframe
9 9 (24.32%) Waterfall
9 9 (24.32%) SDLC
9 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (24.32%) JMS
9 9 (24.32%) SQL
9 9 (24.32%) J2EE
9 9 (24.32%) Oracle
9 9 (24.32%) JSP
9 9 (24.32%) Assembly Language
10 8 (21.62%) PRINCE
10 8 (21.62%) Service Management
10 8 (21.62%) CMMI
10 8 (21.62%) Servlets
10 8 (21.62%) Struts
10 8 (21.62%) Web Services
10 8 (21.62%) XML
10 8 (21.62%) XSD
10 8 (21.62%) PRINCE2
10 8 (21.62%) WebLogic
10 8 (21.62%) EJB

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 14 (37.84%) WebSphere
2 8 (21.62%) JBoss
2 8 (21.62%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) SNA
1 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (67.57%) DB2
2 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.41%) OLTP
4 1 (2.70%) Easytrieve
4 1 (2.70%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) ClearCase
1 8 (21.62%) Subversion
2 2 (5.41%) CA Gen
3 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (70.27%) Finance
2 15 (40.54%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Analyst
2 11 (29.73%) Architect
3 6 (16.22%) Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (13.51%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Designer
5 3 (8.11%) Programmer
5 3 (8.11%) Solutions Designer
6 2 (5.41%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (5.41%) CICS Programmer
6 2 (5.41%) CICS Systems Programmer
6 2 (5.41%) DB2 Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Digital Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Mainframe Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) J2EE
1 9 (24.32%) JMS
1 9 (24.32%) JSP
2 8 (21.62%) EJB
2 8 (21.62%) Hibernate
2 8 (21.62%) Servlets
2 8 (21.62%) Struts
2 8 (21.62%) Web Services
2 8 (21.62%) WSDL
2 8 (21.62%) XML
2 8 (21.62%) XSD
3 6 (16.22%) IBM Integration Bus
3 6 (16.22%) Middleware
4 1 (2.70%) APPC
4 1 (2.70%) ISPF
4 1 (2.70%) JDBC
4 1 (2.70%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 25 (67.57%) Mainframe
2 10 (27.03%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (21.62%) PMI
4 4 (10.81%) Contactless
5 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.70%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Linux
1 6 (16.22%) zOS
2 1 (2.70%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Project Management
2 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (24.32%) SDLC
2 9 (24.32%) Waterfall
3 8 (21.62%) Agile Project Management
3 8 (21.62%) CMMI
3 8 (21.62%) PRINCE
3 8 (21.62%) PRINCE2
3 8 (21.62%) RUP
3 8 (21.62%) Service Management
4 6 (16.22%) E-Commerce
5 5 (13.51%) Automated Testing
5 5 (13.51%) BDD
5 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (13.51%) TDD
6 3 (8.11%) Analytics
6 3 (8.11%) SEO
6 3 (8.11%) Tag Management
7 2 (5.41%) Change Management
7 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) COBOL
2 11 (29.73%) Java
3 9 (24.32%) Assembly Language
3 9 (24.32%) SQL
4 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
5 5 (13.51%) JCL
6 2 (5.41%) REXX
7 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) PMI Certification
2 5 (13.51%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) RACF
2 3 (8.11%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (5.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) OMEGAMON
1 2 (5.41%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.70%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) IBM
2 9 (24.32%) Oracle
3 8 (21.62%) Chordiant
4 5 (13.51%) Sun
5 3 (8.11%) CA
6 1 (2.70%) Informatica
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