The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 June 2015 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 107 107 117
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Contract jobs citing CICS 21 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.72% 0.62% 0.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.21% 3.42% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 0
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£425 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
CICS
UK

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
499 468 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.08% 18.06% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 279 209
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 17
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £15.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +1.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.00 £27.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.33% -13.15%

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 3 June 2015.

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 3 June 2015. 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 -2 16 £425 -5.55%
Glasgow -6 4 £260 -11.86% 1
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 21 (70.00%) Mainframe
2 17 (56.67%) DB2
3 12 (40.00%) zOS
4 10 (33.33%) Banking
5 9 (30.00%) WebSphere
6 8 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (26.67%) Migration
6 8 (26.67%) LPAR
7 7 (23.33%) Finance
8 6 (20.00%) CA
8 6 (20.00%) COBOL
9 5 (16.67%) IBM
10 4 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (13.33%) Windows
10 4 (13.33%) AIX
10 4 (13.33%) Solaris
10 4 (13.33%) Linux
10 4 (13.33%) Introscope
10 4 (13.33%) Change Management
10 4 (13.33%) CA Wily
10 4 (13.33%) WebSphere Portal
10 4 (13.33%) Jython
10 4 (13.33%) WebSphere Process Server
10 4 (13.33%) VSAM
11 3 (10.00%) JCL
12 2 (6.67%) BS7799
12 2 (6.67%) RACF
12 2 (6.67%) ITIL
12 2 (6.67%) UNIX
12 2 (6.67%) REXX

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 9 (30.00%) WebSphere
2 8 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (13.33%) WebSphere Process Server
3 4 (13.33%) WebSphere Portal
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (56.67%) DB2
2 2 (6.67%) BODI
3 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Introscope
General
1 10 (33.33%) Banking
2 7 (23.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Administrator
2 9 (30.00%) Analyst
3 8 (26.67%) WebSphere Administrator
4 4 (13.33%) Server Administrator
4 4 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Leader
5 3 (10.00%) Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Mainframe Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Mainframe Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) CICS Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) Systems Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) CICS Systems Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (3.33%) ISPF
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (70.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (26.67%) LPAR
3 4 (13.33%) VSAM
4 2 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) zOS
2 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) AIX
2 4 (13.33%) Solaris
2 4 (13.33%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Migration
2 4 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (6.67%) High Availability
3 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (3.33%) ETL
4 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.33%) Service Management
4 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.33%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Release Management
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) COBOL
2 4 (13.33%) Jython
3 3 (10.00%) JCL
4 2 (6.67%) REXX
5 1 (3.33%) Assembly Language
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) BS7799
1 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) CA Wily
2 1 (3.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) CA
2 5 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (6.67%) BMC
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