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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 75 57 57
Rank change year-on-year
-18 0
Contract jobs citing CICS 8 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.58% 1.30% 0.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.60% 6.84% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £390 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £363 £230
% change year-on-year
+24.13% +57.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
222 234 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.06% 19.06% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 122 33
Average daily rate £400 £375 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £226 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £458 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £99.53 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +623.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.73 £19.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-11.97% +1.71%

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 4 March 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 10 (71.43%) DB2
2 7 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
3 6 (42.86%) Banking
4 4 (28.57%) VSAM
4 4 (28.57%) COBOL
4 4 (28.57%) zOS
5 3 (21.43%) IBM
5 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
6 2 (14.29%) High Availability
6 2 (14.29%) REXX
6 2 (14.29%) MVS
6 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (14.29%) Web Services
6 2 (14.29%) JCL
6 2 (14.29%) Middleware
7 1 (7.14%) Migration
7 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (7.14%) BPEL
7 1 (7.14%) Network Design
7 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (7.14%) SOA
7 1 (7.14%) ETL
7 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
7 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
7 1 (7.14%) SSL
7 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
7 1 (7.14%) IIS
7 1 (7.14%) SAML

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
2 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
3 1 (7.14%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) DB2
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) International Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Technical Leader
2 1 (7.14%) Developer
2 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Environment Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (7.14%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) SAML
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (7.14%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (28.57%) VSAM
3 1 (7.14%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) zOS
2 2 (14.29%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (7.14%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.14%) BPEL
2 1 (7.14%) Network Design
2 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) SOA
2 1 (7.14%) ETL
2 1 (7.14%) DevOps
2 1 (7.14%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) COBOL
2 2 (14.29%) REXX
2 2 (14.29%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.14%) CA Endevor
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) CA
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow