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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
England / North West
Rank 132 143 120
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -23
Contract jobs citing CICS 2 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.076% 0.36% 0.61%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.46% 2.24% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 10
Median daily rate £349 £313 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.60% -30.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £313 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £313 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £381 £438
% change year-on-year
+9.50% -13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 -

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
436 624 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.63% 15.90% 15.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 351 266
Median daily rate £375 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 42 31
Median hourly rate £16.00 £27.05 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.85% +48.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +13.15%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing CICS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +26 1 £470 +50.40%
Manchester +3 1 £228 -
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CICS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for CICS.

1 10 (83.33%) Finance
2 9 (75.00%) Validation
2 9 (75.00%) Oracle
3 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 8 (66.67%) Web Services
3 8 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 8 (66.67%) AIX
3 8 (66.67%) HPUX
3 8 (66.67%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) JCL
4 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
4 3 (25.00%) COBOL
4 3 (25.00%) DB2
5 2 (16.67%) Banking
5 2 (16.67%) Retail
5 2 (16.67%) VSAM
6 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
6 1 (8.33%) Firebug
6 1 (8.33%) Fiddler
6 1 (8.33%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Stress Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (8.33%) The Grinder
6 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
6 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) FTP
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) DB2
3 1 (8.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Fiddler
1 1 (8.33%) Firebug
1 1 (8.33%) JMeter
1 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (8.33%) The Grinder
1 1 (8.33%) Toad
General
1 10 (83.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 3 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) CICS Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) CICS Systems Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) DB2 Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Mainframe Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior COBOL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (16.67%) VSAM
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) AIX
1 8 (66.67%) HPUX
1 8 (66.67%) Linux
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Validation
2 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (8.33%) Change Control
2 1 (8.33%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) Stress Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) COBOL
1 3 (25.00%) JCL
2 1 (8.33%) Assembly Language
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) IBM