The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 82 81 82
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing CICS 4 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.34% 0.66% 0.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.57% 4.68% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £430 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.55% -10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £493 £445 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.67% +18.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
255 235 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.85% 14.05% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 120 158
Median daily rate £355 £378 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.96% +1.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £12.00 £36.40 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.03% +203.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +26.76%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing CICS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 August 2016, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for CICS.

1 6 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 6 (50.00%) RACF
2 5 (41.67%) DB2
2 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Banking
3 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 4 (33.33%) OMEGAMON
3 4 (33.33%) zOS
3 4 (33.33%) IBM
3 4 (33.33%) CA
4 3 (25.00%) REXX
4 3 (25.00%) OS/2
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) Replication
4 3 (25.00%) BMC
5 2 (16.67%) Information Security
5 2 (16.67%) PKI
5 2 (16.67%) Network Security
5 2 (16.67%) Planning and Forecasting
5 2 (16.67%) Security Operations
5 2 (16.67%) Identity Management
5 2 (16.67%) Security Management
5 2 (16.67%) Wireless
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 2 (16.67%) JCL
6 1 (8.33%) X.500
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (8.33%) COBOL
6 1 (8.33%) CCNP

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Network Security
1 2 (16.67%) Wireless
2 1 (8.33%) LDAP
2 1 (8.33%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) DB2
General
1 5 (41.67%) Banking
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Programmer
1 7 (58.33%) Systems Programmer
2 6 (50.00%) CICS Programmer
2 6 (50.00%) CICS Systems Programmer
3 3 (25.00%) DB2 DBA
3 3 (25.00%) DB2 Support
3 3 (25.00%) DBA
3 3 (25.00%) Production DBA
4 1 (8.33%) CICS Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) CISSP Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Security Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Security Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Security Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) SIEM Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) z/OS Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) ISPF
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (25.00%) Replication
3 2 (16.67%) PKI
4 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) zOS
2 3 (25.00%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Identity Management
1 2 (16.67%) Information Security
1 2 (16.67%) Planning and Forecasting
1 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
1 2 (16.67%) Security Management
1 2 (16.67%) Security Operations
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (8.33%) SDLC
2 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) SIEM
2 1 (8.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) REXX
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) JCL
3 1 (8.33%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) CISA
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) CISM
1 1 (8.33%) CISSP
1 1 (8.33%) MCP
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) COBIT
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) RACF
2 1 (8.33%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) CA
1 4 (33.33%) IBM
2 3 (25.00%) BMC