The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 April 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)
England / North West
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 139 142
Rank change year-on-year +11 +3  
Contract jobs citing CICS 2 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.072% 0.58% 0.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.50% 3.36% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 8
Median daily rate £463 £425 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -2.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £333 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £426 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £358 £425
% change year-on-year +11.88% -15.88%  
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 the North West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 404 684 623
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.54% 17.23% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 381 323
Median daily rate £360 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 32
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.54 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.01% +18.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.90 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £57.75 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00%  

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

CICS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CICS in the North West

CICS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CICS 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 24 April 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 +23 1 £525 +23.52%
Manchester +12 1 £400 -6.86%
CICS
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (75.00%) JCL
1 3 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (50.00%) COBOL
2 2 (50.00%) DB2
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 2 (50.00%) VSAM
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) ISPF
3 1 (25.00%) CA Endevor
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (25.00%) REXX
3 1 (25.00%) RACF
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) AIX
3 1 (25.00%) HPUX
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management

CICS
Co-occurring 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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) COBOL Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) ISPF
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (50.00%) VSAM
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) AIX
1 1 (25.00%) HPUX
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Change Control
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) JCL
2 2 (50.00%) COBOL
3 1 (25.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (25.00%) REXX
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (25.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle