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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 50 73 63
Rank change year-on-year +23 -10  
Contract jobs citing CICS 1 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.19% 0.82% 1.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.41% 3.79% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Median daily rate £525 £425 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.52% -3.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £381 £445
% change year-on-year -21.31% -14.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

CICS is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 71 211 126
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 13.42% 21.66% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 115 57
Median daily rate £355 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.47% +6.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £261 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 13
Median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £34.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing CICS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CICS in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CICS in Cheshire

CICS
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Knutsford +6 1 £525 +23.52% 1
CICS
North West

CICS
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 3 (75.00%) Web Services
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) AIX
1 3 (75.00%) HPUX
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Validation
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) ISPF
2 1 (25.00%) CA Endevor
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) REXX
2 1 (25.00%) RACF
2 1 (25.00%) JCL
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) DB2

CICS
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) DB2
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Test Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) AIX
1 3 (75.00%) HPUX
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) JCL
1 1 (25.00%) REXX
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) RACF
1 1 (25.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) IBM