Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for CICS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CICS over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 96 112
Rank change year-on-year +6 +16 -15
Contract jobs citing CICS 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.075% 0.21% 0.096%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.50% 1.52% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £335 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% +7.20% -
10th Percentile £363 £333 £306
90th Percentile £388 £452 £319
North West median daily rate £463 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +8.82% -5.56% +66.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

CICS is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 199 197 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.95% 13.60% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 140 140
Cheshire median daily rate £343 £376 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.79% -6.13% +18.52%
10th Percentile £241 £272 £267
90th Percentile £548 £600 £489
North West median daily rate £395 £388 £413
% change year-on-year +1.94% -6.06% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 22
Cheshire median hourly rate £24.00 £14.18 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.25% -23.35% -2.63%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.08
90th Percentile £38.75 £17.77 £34.43
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% -14.29% +4.48%

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing CICS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for CICS in Cheshire

CICS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CICS in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for CICS in Cheshire

CICS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CICS in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for CICS.

1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) VSAM
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option

CICS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM