The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 66 57 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing CICS 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.13% 0.48% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.70% 2.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £240 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £343 £326
% change year-on-year
+16.78% +4.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - -
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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 Glasgow region.

Application Platforms Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
143 123 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 18.94% 19.81% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 63 61
Average daily rate £350 £319 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £214 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £14.75 £13.13 £20.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.38% -34.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £9.25 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £19.10 £23.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -9.32%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CICS across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

CICS
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CICS across the Glasgow region.

CICS Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

CICS
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Tandem
3 3 (50.00%) JCL
4 2 (33.33%) UNIX
4 2 (33.33%) zOS
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) RACF
5 1 (16.67%) COBOL
5 1 (16.67%) Banking
5 1 (16.67%) VSAM
5 1 (16.67%) ISPF

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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.

General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (50.00%) Tandem
3 1 (16.67%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
1 2 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) JCL
2 1 (16.67%) COBOL
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) RACF