The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 68 74 59
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -15
Contract jobs citing CICS 18 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.24% 0.61% 0.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.89% 2.93% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 1
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£425 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £366 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.04% -2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 -
CICS
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Application Platforms Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
228 273 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 15.70% 20.94% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 171 74
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £354 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £16.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.23% -11.84%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CICS across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

CICS
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CICS across the Edinburgh region.

CICS Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

CICS
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

CICS Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing CICS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CICS.

1 15 (65.22%) Mainframe
2 14 (60.87%) DB2
3 13 (56.52%) zOS
4 9 (39.13%) Migration
4 9 (39.13%) WebSphere
5 8 (34.78%) LPAR
5 8 (34.78%) CA
5 8 (34.78%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (26.09%) IBM
6 6 (26.09%) Banking
7 5 (21.74%) Change Management
8 4 (17.39%) Introscope
8 4 (17.39%) Jython
8 4 (17.39%) BMC
8 4 (17.39%) Windows
8 4 (17.39%) AIX
8 4 (17.39%) Solaris
8 4 (17.39%) Linux
8 4 (17.39%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Process Server
8 4 (17.39%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Portal
8 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (17.39%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (17.39%) CA Wily
9 3 (13.04%) COBOL
9 3 (13.04%) VSAM
10 2 (8.70%) Finance
10 2 (8.70%) High Availability
11 1 (4.35%) Technical Analysis

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing CICS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CICS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (39.13%) WebSphere
2 8 (34.78%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Process Server
3 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Portal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (60.87%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Introscope
General
1 6 (26.09%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Administrator
2 8 (34.78%) WebSphere Administrator
3 5 (21.74%) Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Server Administrator
4 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Mainframe Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) CICS Systems Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) CICS Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) Mainframe Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.35%) ISPF
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 15 (65.22%) Mainframe
2 8 (34.78%) LPAR
3 4 (17.39%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (13.04%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) zOS
2 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) AIX
2 4 (17.39%) Solaris
2 4 (17.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Migration
2 5 (21.74%) Change Management
3 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (17.39%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (8.70%) High Availability
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL
5 1 (4.35%) ETL
5 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Jython
2 3 (13.04%) COBOL
3 1 (4.35%) REXX
3 1 (4.35%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) BS7799
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) CA Wily
2 1 (4.35%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) CA
2 6 (26.09%) IBM
3 4 (17.39%) BMC
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