The first table below looks at the demand for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 30 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 West Yorkshire 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 95 93 116
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +23
Contract jobs citing CICS 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.12% 0.33% 0.054%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.72% 1.75% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£358 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £433 £288
% change year-on-year
-14.45% +50.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £34.50
Application Platforms Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
279 285 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 16.46% 18.85% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 134 193
Average daily rate £365 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £125 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 16
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £10.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £43.20 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
CICS
Yorkshire

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CICS across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

CICS
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CICS across the West Yorkshire region.

CICS Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

CICS
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CICS across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

CICS Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

CICS
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CICS across the West Yorkshire region.

CICS Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

CICS
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 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
Leeds -9 1 £265 -
CICS
Yorkshire

CICS
Top 19 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 4 (80.00%) zOS
1 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (60.00%) COBOL
2 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (40.00%) Release Management
3 2 (40.00%) SLA
3 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) ChangeMan
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) Assembly Language
4 1 (20.00%) Control-M
4 1 (20.00%) NATURAL
4 1 (20.00%) DB2
4 1 (20.00%) Adabas
4 1 (20.00%) SMS
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Network Management

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SMS
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
1 1 (20.00%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) ChangeMan
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Programmer
1 1 (20.00%) Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) COBOL
2 1 (20.00%) Assembly Language
2 1 (20.00%) NATURAL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM