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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 111 108 104
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing CICS 11 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.42% 0.32% 0.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.96% 1.83% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 2
Average daily rate
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£406 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £400 £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £388 £308
% change year-on-year
-4.51% +26.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £34.50
Application Platforms Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
372 436 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.20% 17.43% 14.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 195 150
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £225 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 24 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.39 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% -12.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £20.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -
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 11 July 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 11 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -18 6 £450 +12.50%
Glasgow +9 5 £310 -
West Lothian - - - -
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 26 (89.66%) Mainframe
2 22 (75.86%) Finance
3 14 (48.28%) DB2
4 12 (41.38%) zOS
5 10 (34.48%) UNIX
5 10 (34.48%) Linux
5 10 (34.48%) IBM
6 9 (31.03%) Banking
6 9 (31.03%) IBM Mainframe
7 8 (27.59%) WebSphere
7 8 (27.59%) Replication
7 8 (27.59%) NAS
7 8 (27.59%) SRDF
7 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
7 8 (27.59%) EMC
7 8 (27.59%) SAN
7 8 (27.59%) Windows
7 8 (27.59%) AIX
7 8 (27.59%) JCL
7 8 (27.59%) Oracle
8 6 (20.69%) COBOL
8 6 (20.69%) CA
9 4 (13.79%) Financial Institution
10 3 (10.34%) Middleware
10 3 (10.34%) Firewall
10 3 (10.34%) REXX
10 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
10 3 (10.34%) MQSeries
10 3 (10.34%) Retail
10 3 (10.34%) VSAM

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 8 (27.59%) WebSphere
2 3 (10.34%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) SAN
1 8 (27.59%) NAS
2 3 (10.34%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (48.28%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 22 (75.86%) Finance
2 9 (31.03%) Banking
3 4 (13.79%) Financial Institution
4 3 (10.34%) Retail
5 2 (6.90%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Designer
2 7 (24.14%) Infrastructure Designer
3 6 (20.69%) Technical Specialist
4 5 (17.24%) Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Architect
6 3 (10.34%) Mainframe Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Solutions Designer
7 2 (6.90%) Test Architect
8 1 (3.45%) IBM Mainframe Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Mainframe Tester
8 1 (3.45%) Mainframe Architect
8 1 (3.45%) CICS Systems Programmer
8 1 (3.45%) CICS Programmer
8 1 (3.45%) Systems Programmer
8 1 (3.45%) Business Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Tester
8 1 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.45%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Middleware
2 2 (6.90%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (89.66%) Mainframe
2 9 (31.03%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (27.59%) Replication
4 3 (10.34%) VSAM
5 2 (6.90%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) zOS
2 10 (34.48%) UNIX
2 10 (34.48%) Linux
3 8 (27.59%) Windows
3 8 (27.59%) AIX
4 2 (6.90%) MVS
4 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.34%) Network Design
2 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
2 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
2 2 (6.90%) Migration
3 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) JCL
2 6 (20.69%) COBOL
3 3 (10.34%) REXX
4 2 (6.90%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (27.59%) SRDF
2 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) IBM
2 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 8 (27.59%) EMC
2 8 (27.59%) Oracle
3 6 (20.69%) CA
4 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.45%) BMC