The first table below looks at the demand for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 24 April 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 Scotland 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 107 113 109
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing CICS 20 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.76% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.14% 0.98% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 2
Average daily rate £400 - £329
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 - £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 - £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.25
Application Platforms Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
389 409 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.80% 17.22% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 213 204
Average daily rate £371 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.07% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 26
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £12.20 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.34 £27.90 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
CICS
UK

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

CICS
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

CICS Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

CICS
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CICS across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

CICS Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

CICS
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CICS across the Scotland region.

CICS Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

CICS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -10 16 £460 -
Glasgow +12 4 £245 -
West Lothian - - - -
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 34 (68.00%) DB2
2 31 (62.00%) Mainframe
3 26 (52.00%) Finance
4 24 (48.00%) zOS
5 22 (44.00%) RACF
6 17 (34.00%) Banking
7 10 (20.00%) Security Management
7 10 (20.00%) IBM
8 8 (16.00%) CA
9 7 (14.00%) REXX
9 7 (14.00%) JCL
9 7 (14.00%) Middleware
9 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
9 7 (14.00%) Linux
9 7 (14.00%) COBOL
9 7 (14.00%) IBM Mainframe
10 5 (10.00%) WebSphere
10 5 (10.00%) Replication
10 5 (10.00%) Oracle
10 5 (10.00%) UNIX
10 5 (10.00%) Windows
10 5 (10.00%) AIX
10 5 (10.00%) EMC
10 5 (10.00%) SAN
10 5 (10.00%) NAS
10 5 (10.00%) SRDF
11 4 (8.00%) SAS
11 4 (8.00%) Retail
12 3 (6.00%) VSAM
12 3 (6.00%) Network Design

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 5 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.00%) SAS
3 3 (6.00%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Office
2 2 (4.00%) MS Project
3 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) SAN
1 5 (10.00%) NAS
2 3 (6.00%) Firewall
3 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (68.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 26 (52.00%) Finance
2 17 (34.00%) Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Retail
4 3 (6.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (14.00%) Analyst
2 5 (10.00%) Designer
3 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Designer
3 4 (8.00%) Architect
3 4 (8.00%) Programmer
4 3 (6.00%) Solutions Designer
4 3 (6.00%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (6.00%) Mainframe Developer
4 3 (6.00%) Systems Programmer
4 3 (6.00%) CICS Systems Programmer
4 3 (6.00%) CICS Programmer
4 3 (6.00%) Developer
5 2 (4.00%) Test Architect
5 2 (4.00%) Development Project Manager
5 2 (4.00%) Security Analyst
5 2 (4.00%) Development Manager
5 2 (4.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.00%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.00%) Tester
6 1 (2.00%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) Middleware
2 2 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (62.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (14.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (10.00%) Replication
4 3 (6.00%) VSAM
5 2 (4.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 24 (48.00%) zOS
2 7 (14.00%) Linux
3 5 (10.00%) UNIX
3 5 (10.00%) Windows
3 5 (10.00%) AIX
4 2 (4.00%) MVS
4 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Security Management
2 3 (6.00%) Network Design
3 2 (4.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (4.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (4.00%) Change Control
3 2 (4.00%) Migration
3 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) COBOL
1 7 (14.00%) REXX
1 7 (14.00%) JCL
2 2 (4.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (44.00%) RACF
2 5 (10.00%) SRDF
3 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 10 (20.00%) IBM
2 8 (16.00%) CA
3 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.00%) EMC
4 5 (10.00%) Oracle
5 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.00%) BMC