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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 78 64 55
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -9
Contract jobs citing CICS 9 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.62% 1.27% 0.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.60% 7.11% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 0
Average daily rate
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£438 £460 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.89% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +6.89%
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
250 225 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.15% 17.83% 15.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 138 50
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £99.53 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.94% +337.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%

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 27 April 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 (78.95%) DB2
2 10 (52.63%) Mainframe
3 8 (42.11%) Banking
4 7 (36.84%) WebSphere
4 7 (36.84%) zOS
4 7 (36.84%) Migration
4 7 (36.84%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (31.58%) COBOL
5 6 (31.58%) LPAR
6 5 (26.32%) WebSphere Process Server
6 5 (26.32%) CA
7 4 (21.05%) Windows
7 4 (21.05%) AIX
7 4 (21.05%) Solaris
7 4 (21.05%) Linux
7 4 (21.05%) Jython
7 4 (21.05%) Introscope
7 4 (21.05%) Finance
7 4 (21.05%) VSAM
7 4 (21.05%) CA Wily
7 4 (21.05%) WebSphere Portal
8 3 (15.79%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (10.53%) Middleware
9 2 (10.53%) Web Services
9 2 (10.53%) High Availability
10 1 (5.26%) Technical Analysis
10 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
10 1 (5.26%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 1 (5.26%) Oracle BI EE

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 7 (36.84%) WebSphere Application Server
1 7 (36.84%) WebSphere
2 5 (26.32%) WebSphere Process Server
3 4 (21.05%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
4 1 (5.26%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (78.95%) DB2
2 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Introscope
General
1 8 (42.11%) Banking
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Administrator
1 6 (31.58%) WebSphere Administrator
2 4 (21.05%) Server Administrator
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Mainframe Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (10.53%) Middleware
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Mainframe
2 6 (31.58%) LPAR
3 4 (21.05%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) zOS
2 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) AIX
2 4 (21.05%) Solaris
2 4 (21.05%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) High Availability
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) SOA
3 1 (5.26%) ETL
3 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.26%) BPEL
3 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) COBOL
2 4 (21.05%) Jython
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) CA Wily
2 1 (5.26%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) CA
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) IBM
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