Period
to 17 January 2018

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 6 months to 17 January 2018 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
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 210 200
Rank change year-on-year +11 -10 -27
Contract jobs citing CICS 6 12 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.11% 0.19% 0.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.71% 1.19% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 16
North West median daily rate £423 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.59% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £263 £316
90th Percentile £488 £473 £596
England median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +10.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £27.00

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 the North West with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 844 1,009 1,355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.54% 16.35% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 650 784
North West median daily rate £400 £383 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.58% -4.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £250 £274 £225
90th Percentile £598 £556 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 27 83
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £14.86 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.69% -23.79% +15.80%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £19.43 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing CICS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 3 £475 +11.76%
Lancashire +12 2 £385 +24.19% 2
Cheshire +1 1 £375 +11.94% 2
CICS
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (83.33%) COBOL
3 3 (50.00%) IBM
3 3 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (33.33%) Syncsort
4 2 (33.33%) Change Control
4 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (33.33%) Coaching
4 2 (33.33%) MQSeries
4 2 (33.33%) PL/1
4 2 (33.33%) MVS
4 2 (33.33%) DB2
4 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) Workflow
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) VSAM
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) JCL
5 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (16.67%) Google
5 1 (16.67%) Business Development
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Twitter
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring

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 2 (33.33%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) DB2
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) CICS Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) COBOL Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) DB2 Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (16.67%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Control
1 2 (33.33%) Coaching
1 2 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 2 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) Business Development
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) COBOL
2 2 (33.33%) PL/1
3 1 (16.67%) JCL
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Syncsort
3 1 (16.67%) Google
3 1 (16.67%) Twitter