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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 78 79 62
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -17
Contract jobs citing CICS 12 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.74% 0.23% 0.68%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.06% 1.01% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
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£425 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £370 £433
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -14.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 -
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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
237 297 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.70% 23.20% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 176 72
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £471 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -10.52%

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 31 July 2015, 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 (73.91%) Mainframe
2 15 (65.22%) zOS
3 13 (56.52%) DB2
4 12 (52.17%) Migration
5 10 (43.48%) CA
6 9 (39.13%) WebSphere
7 8 (34.78%) LPAR
7 8 (34.78%) IBM
7 8 (34.78%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (26.09%) Banking
9 5 (21.74%) Change Management
10 4 (17.39%) Introscope
10 4 (17.39%) Jython
10 4 (17.39%) Windows
10 4 (17.39%) AIX
10 4 (17.39%) Solaris
10 4 (17.39%) Linux
10 4 (17.39%) BMC
10 4 (17.39%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Process Server
10 4 (17.39%) CA Wily
10 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (17.39%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (17.39%) IBM Mainframe
10 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Portal
11 3 (13.04%) COBOL
12 2 (8.70%) CA Endevor
12 2 (8.70%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
12 2 (8.70%) Middleware

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (39.13%) WebSphere
2 8 (34.78%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Process Server
3 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Portal
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Introscope
General
1 6 (26.09%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Administrator
2 8 (34.78%) WebSphere Administrator
3 5 (21.74%) Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Server Administrator
4 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) CICS Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) Mainframe Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Mainframe Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) CICS Systems Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (8.70%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) ISPF
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (73.91%) Mainframe
2 8 (34.78%) LPAR
3 4 (17.39%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) zOS
2 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) AIX
2 4 (17.39%) Solaris
2 4 (17.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Migration
2 5 (21.74%) Change Management
3 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (17.39%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Jython
2 3 (13.04%) COBOL
3 1 (4.35%) REXX
3 1 (4.35%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) BS7799
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (4.35%) RACF
2 1 (4.35%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) CA Wily
2 2 (8.70%) CA Endevor
3 1 (4.35%) Control-M
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) CA
2 8 (34.78%) IBM
3 4 (17.39%) BMC