The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 63 67 61
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing CICS 1 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.16% 0.46% 0.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.85% 2.60% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 5
Median daily rate £288 £260 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.57% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
-2.41% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - -
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 Glasgow region.

Application Platforms Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
117 154 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 18.17% 17.58% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 80 65
Median daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £245 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +20.58%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Glasgow region citing CICS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CICS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for CICS.

1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) Tandem
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) COBOL
3 1 (33.33%) RACF
3 1 (33.33%) JCL
3 1 (33.33%) Finance

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) COBOL
1 1 (33.33%) JCL
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) RACF