The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
UK / Scotland
Rank 104 113 121
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +8
Contract jobs citing CICS 4 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.23% 0.47% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.62% 2.26% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Median daily rate - £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Application Platforms Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
247 530 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.34% 20.55% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 306 233
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 11
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -20.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.64 £16.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £17.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +1.40%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing CICS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +5 3 - -
Edinburgh +9 1 - -
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for CICS.

1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) Unix
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (50.00%) COBOL
3 3 (50.00%) MVS
3 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (16.67%) Assembly Language
5 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) Apache
5 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (16.67%) DB2
5 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) C
5 1 (16.67%) CMS
5 1 (16.67%) zsh
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) CMS
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Transformation Extender
2 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Artifactory
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) COBOL Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Java Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Programme Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Technical Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Developer
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Unix
2 3 (50.00%) MVS
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Content Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) COBOL
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Assembly Language
4 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (16.67%) C
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (16.67%) zsh
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat