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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 54 - 58
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing CICS 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.64% - 0.51%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.88% - 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £425 - £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £463 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 - £110.00
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
103 94 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 16.45% 12.10% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 59 50
Average daily rate £300 £345 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +17.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £249 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 8 (66.67%) Mainframe
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) Tandem
3 5 (41.67%) Unix
4 4 (33.33%) XML
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) MVS
6 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
6 2 (16.67%) RACF
6 2 (16.67%) JCL
6 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 2 (16.67%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) OO
6 2 (16.67%) OOD
6 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 2 (16.67%) R
6 2 (16.67%) Banking
6 2 (16.67%) BODI
6 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
6 2 (16.67%) CA Endevor
6 2 (16.67%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
7 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (8.33%) DataPower
7 1 (8.33%) WSDL
7 1 (8.33%) IBM
7 1 (8.33%) Red Hat

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) BODI
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Mainframe Specialist
2 4 (33.33%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (25.00%) Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) CICS Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Mainframe Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (16.67%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 6 (50.00%) Tandem
3 1 (8.33%) DataPower
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Unix
2 3 (25.00%) MVS
3 2 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (16.67%) OO
2 2 (16.67%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) JCL
2 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (16.67%) R
2 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) C
3 1 (8.33%) COBOL
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) IBM
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat