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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 84 61 55
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -6
Contract jobs citing CICS 3 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.24% 0.68% 0.59%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.68% 3.91% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£450 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £433 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.45% +44.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £34.50
Application Platforms Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
179 179 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.17% 17.46% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 76 54
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £426 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £19.75 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.30% +12.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
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 1 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 17 (89.47%) Mainframe
2 13 (68.42%) Finance
2 13 (68.42%) DB2
3 11 (57.89%) Linux
4 10 (52.63%) IBM
4 10 (52.63%) IBM Mainframe
5 9 (47.37%) NAS
5 9 (47.37%) SRDF
5 9 (47.37%) Replication
5 9 (47.37%) WebSphere
5 9 (47.37%) Oracle
5 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
5 9 (47.37%) EMC
5 9 (47.37%) SAN
5 9 (47.37%) UNIX
5 9 (47.37%) Windows
5 9 (47.37%) AIX
5 9 (47.37%) Banking
5 9 (47.37%) zOS
6 5 (26.32%) CA
7 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
7 4 (21.05%) COBOL
7 4 (21.05%) JCL
7 4 (21.05%) Middleware
7 4 (21.05%) Financial Institution
7 4 (21.05%) Firewall
7 4 (21.05%) Network Design
7 4 (21.05%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (21.05%) PCI DSS
8 3 (15.79%) Retail

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (47.37%) WebSphere
2 3 (15.79%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) NAS
1 9 (47.37%) SAN
2 4 (21.05%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (68.42%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 13 (68.42%) Finance
2 9 (47.37%) Banking
3 4 (21.05%) Financial Institution
4 3 (15.79%) Retail
5 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Designer
2 7 (36.84%) Infrastructure Designer
3 4 (21.05%) Solutions Designer
4 3 (15.79%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (15.79%) Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Mainframe Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Test Architect
6 1 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Middleware
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (89.47%) Mainframe
2 10 (52.63%) IBM Mainframe
3 9 (47.37%) Replication
4 2 (10.53%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Linux
2 9 (47.37%) UNIX
2 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) AIX
2 9 (47.37%) zOS
3 2 (10.53%) MVS
3 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Network Design
2 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
2 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
3 1 (5.26%) Migration
3 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) COBOL
1 4 (21.05%) JCL
2 3 (15.79%) REXX
3 2 (10.53%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) SRDF
2 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) IBM
2 9 (47.37%) Oracle
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) EMC
3 5 (26.32%) CA
4 2 (10.53%) Red Hat