The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 24 June 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 / Manchester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 97 90
Rank change year-on-year +11 -7  
Contract jobs citing CICS 5 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.37% 0.28% 0.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.55% 1.89% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £400 £430 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.97% -9.47%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -11.51% +8.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.50 -

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 Manchester with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 196 265 265
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.34% 14.70% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 156 174
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Median hourly rate £22.00 £36.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.88% +97.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £36.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £40.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

CICS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CICS in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Manchester region with a requirement for CICS.

1 6 (100.00%) COBOL
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (83.33%) JCL
3 4 (66.67%) DB2
3 4 (66.67%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) Assembly Language
4 3 (50.00%) OS/390
4 3 (50.00%) SOA
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) hybris
5 2 (33.33%) VSAM
6 1 (16.67%) Finance
6 1 (16.67%) Migration
6 1 (16.67%) Retail
6 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 1 (16.67%) .NET
6 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
6 1 (16.67%) IBM
6 1 (16.67%) JIRA
6 1 (16.67%) QA
6 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (16.67%) Change Control
6 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 1 (16.67%) Time Sharing Option

CICS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Mainframe Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Mainframe Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) VSAM
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) COBOL
2 5 (83.33%) JCL
3 4 (66.67%) Assembly Language
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) hybris
3 1 (16.67%) IBM