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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 84 70 54
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -16
Contract jobs citing CICS 9 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.63% 0.66% 1.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.49% 3.85% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 5
Average daily rate £450 £500 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +26.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £463 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 - £110.00
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
362 234 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 25.51% 17.22% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 123 105
Average daily rate £386 £380 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.64% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £19.02 £34.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.05% +240.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 12 February 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 18 (69.23%) Mainframe
2 15 (57.69%) DB2
3 14 (53.85%) zOS
4 13 (50.00%) JCL
5 12 (46.15%) CA
6 11 (42.31%) CA Endevor
6 11 (42.31%) QA
6 11 (42.31%) RACF
7 8 (30.77%) Linux
7 8 (30.77%) Oracle
7 8 (30.77%) Finance
8 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
8 6 (23.08%) Web Services
8 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
8 6 (23.08%) Windows
8 6 (23.08%) AIX
8 6 (23.08%) HPUX
8 6 (23.08%) Banking
9 4 (15.38%) COBOL
10 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (11.54%) Project Management
10 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
11 2 (7.69%) Law
11 2 (7.69%) Validation
11 2 (7.69%) Change Management
11 2 (7.69%) Unix
12 1 (3.85%) SOAP
12 1 (3.85%) Java
12 1 (3.85%) IBM
12 1 (3.85%) BMC

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (57.69%) DB2
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Analyst
2 11 (42.31%) CICS Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Designer
3 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Coordinator
4 2 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Mainframe Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Designer
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Support
5 1 (3.85%) Architect
5 1 (3.85%) DB2 Systems Programmer
5 1 (3.85%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Programmer
5 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (69.23%) Mainframe
2 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) zOS
2 8 (30.77%) Linux
3 6 (23.08%) AIX
3 6 (23.08%) HPUX
3 6 (23.08%) Windows
4 2 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.54%) Project Management
1 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (7.69%) Change Management
2 2 (7.69%) Validation
3 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) JCL
2 4 (15.38%) COBOL
3 1 (3.85%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (42.31%) QA
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) RACF
Systems Management
1 11 (42.31%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) CA
2 8 (30.77%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) BMC
3 1 (3.85%) IBM