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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 86 71 67
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -4
Contract jobs citing CICS 8 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.52% 0.75% 1.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.67% 4.30% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 5
Average daily rate £446 £438 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £388 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
-13.23% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - -
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
300 256 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 19.56% 17.55% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 141 138
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £219 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £19.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%

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 April 2016, 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 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 9 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 6 (33.33%) RACF
3 6 (33.33%) Oracle
3 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 6 (33.33%) DB2
3 6 (33.33%) Web Services
3 6 (33.33%) Windows
3 6 (33.33%) AIX
3 6 (33.33%) HPUX
3 6 (33.33%) Linux
3 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 5 (27.78%) zOS
4 5 (27.78%) Banking
4 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
5 3 (16.67%) Security Operations
5 3 (16.67%) Wireless
5 3 (16.67%) Information Security
5 3 (16.67%) Identity Management
5 3 (16.67%) Security Management
5 3 (16.67%) PKI
5 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
5 3 (16.67%) Network Security
5 3 (16.67%) CA
5 3 (16.67%) Project Management
6 2 (11.11%) CISA
6 2 (11.11%) CISM
6 2 (11.11%) JCL
6 2 (11.11%) REXX
6 2 (11.11%) OS/2

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Network Security
1 3 (16.67%) Wireless
2 1 (5.56%) LDAP
2 1 (5.56%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) DB2
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Law
4 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) CICS Programmer
1 3 (16.67%) CICS Systems Programmer
1 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (16.67%) Programmer
1 3 (16.67%) Systems Programmer
2 2 (11.11%) CISSP Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Coordinator
2 2 (11.11%) DB2 DBA
2 2 (11.11%) DB2 Support
2 2 (11.11%) DBA
2 2 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Designer
2 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Production DBA
2 2 (11.11%) Security Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) SIEM Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Technical Designer
3 1 (5.56%) Programme Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
3 3 (16.67%) PKI
4 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) AIX
1 6 (33.33%) HPUX
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) zOS
3 2 (11.11%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Identity Management
1 3 (16.67%) Information Security
1 3 (16.67%) Project Management
1 3 (16.67%) Security Management
1 3 (16.67%) Security Operations
2 2 (11.11%) SIEM
2 2 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (5.56%) SDLC
3 1 (5.56%) Security Testing
3 1 (5.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) JCL
1 2 (11.11%) REXX
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CCNA
1 2 (11.11%) CCNP
1 2 (11.11%) CISA
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.11%) CISM
1 2 (11.11%) CISSP
1 2 (11.11%) MCP
1 2 (11.11%) MCSE
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) COBIT
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.56%) QA
1 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (5.56%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) CA
3 2 (11.11%) BMC
3 2 (11.11%) IBM