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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 76 56 60
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +4
Contract jobs citing CICS 3 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.25% 1.34% 0.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.73% 8.02% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Average daily rate
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£410 £300 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -36.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £278 £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £370 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £37.50
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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
173 187 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.70% 16.76% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 82 50
Average daily rate £350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £278 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £19.00 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +8.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CICS across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

CICS Daily Rate Histogram 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 2014, 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 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 11 (73.33%) Finance
3 10 (66.67%) Linux
4 9 (60.00%) DB2
4 9 (60.00%) IBM
4 9 (60.00%) zOS
4 9 (60.00%) Replication
4 9 (60.00%) WebSphere
4 9 (60.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 8 (53.33%) NAS
5 8 (53.33%) SRDF
5 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
5 8 (53.33%) UNIX
5 8 (53.33%) Windows
5 8 (53.33%) AIX
5 8 (53.33%) Oracle
5 8 (53.33%) EMC
5 8 (53.33%) SAN
6 4 (26.67%) Network Design
6 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
6 4 (26.67%) Middleware
6 4 (26.67%) Firewall
6 4 (26.67%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
6 4 (26.67%) Financial Institution
7 3 (20.00%) REXX
7 3 (20.00%) CA
7 3 (20.00%) Banking
8 2 (13.33%) VSAM
8 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 (60.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) SAN
1 8 (53.33%) NAS
2 4 (26.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) SMS
3 1 (6.67%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Financial Institution
3 3 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Designer
2 6 (40.00%) Infrastructure Designer
3 3 (20.00%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (13.33%) Mainframe Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Architect
5 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) DBA
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Middleware
2 2 (13.33%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (60.00%) Replication
2 9 (60.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (13.33%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 9 (60.00%) zOS
3 8 (53.33%) UNIX
3 8 (53.33%) Windows
3 8 (53.33%) AIX
4 2 (13.33%) MVS
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Network Design
2 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) Data Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) REXX
2 2 (13.33%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) SRDF
2 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) IBM
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) EMC
2 8 (53.33%) Oracle
3 3 (20.00%) CA
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.67%) SAP