The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Edinburgh region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 65 53 66
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +13
Contract jobs citing CICS 16 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.25% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.53% 1.83% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate £460 - £329
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 - £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 - £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Application Platforms Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
152 109 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.84% 14.48% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 44 82
Average daily rate £380 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £134 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
Average hourly rate £19.06 £22.75 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.24% +85.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
CICS
Scotland

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 18 April 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 34 (77.27%) DB2
2 27 (61.36%) Mainframe
3 22 (50.00%) zOS
4 21 (47.73%) Finance
5 20 (45.45%) Banking
5 20 (45.45%) RACF
6 11 (25.00%) IBM
7 8 (18.18%) CA
7 8 (18.18%) Security Management
8 7 (15.91%) REXX
9 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
9 6 (13.64%) Linux
9 6 (13.64%) COBOL
9 6 (13.64%) Middleware
9 6 (13.64%) IBM Mainframe
10 5 (11.36%) Retail
10 5 (11.36%) JCL
11 4 (9.09%) UNIX
11 4 (9.09%) Windows
11 4 (9.09%) AIX
11 4 (9.09%) SAS
11 4 (9.09%) EMC
11 4 (9.09%) SAN
11 4 (9.09%) Oracle
11 4 (9.09%) Replication
11 4 (9.09%) NAS
11 4 (9.09%) WebSphere
11 4 (9.09%) SRDF
12 3 (6.82%) Oracle BPM
12 3 (6.82%) PCI DSS

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (9.09%) SAS
1 4 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.82%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Office
2 2 (4.55%) MS Project
3 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) SAN
1 4 (9.09%) NAS
2 3 (6.82%) Firewall
3 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (77.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 21 (47.73%) Finance
2 20 (45.45%) Banking
3 5 (11.36%) Retail
4 2 (4.55%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (11.36%) Systems Programmer
1 5 (11.36%) Programmer
2 4 (9.09%) Architect
2 4 (9.09%) Analyst
2 4 (9.09%) Designer
3 3 (6.82%) CICS Systems Programmer
3 3 (6.82%) CICS Programmer
3 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Designer
3 3 (6.82%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (6.82%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
4 2 (4.55%) Development Manager
4 2 (4.55%) Developer
4 2 (4.55%) Security Analyst
4 2 (4.55%) Development Project Manager
4 2 (4.55%) Mainframe Developer
4 2 (4.55%) Test Architect
5 1 (2.27%) IBM Mainframe Developer
5 1 (2.27%) Senior Development Manager
5 1 (2.27%) Mainframe Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) Middleware
2 2 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (61.36%) Mainframe
2 6 (13.64%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (9.09%) Replication
4 3 (6.82%) VSAM
5 2 (4.55%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 22 (50.00%) zOS
2 6 (13.64%) Linux
3 4 (9.09%) UNIX
3 4 (9.09%) Windows
3 4 (9.09%) AIX
4 2 (4.55%) MVS
4 2 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.18%) Security Management
2 3 (6.82%) Network Design
3 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2
3 2 (4.55%) Migration
3 2 (4.55%) Automated Testing
3 2 (4.55%) Test Automation
3 2 (4.55%) Change Control
4 1 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.27%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) REXX
2 6 (13.64%) COBOL
3 5 (11.36%) JCL
4 2 (4.55%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (45.45%) RACF
2 4 (9.09%) SRDF
3 3 (6.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) IBM
2 8 (18.18%) CA
3 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 4 (9.09%) EMC
4 4 (9.09%) Oracle
5 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.27%) BMC
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