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 August 2016 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 117 115 127
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +12
Contract jobs citing CICS 8 23 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.35% 0.70% 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.82% 4.66% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 2
Median daily rate £270 £260 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -34.17%
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.29% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - £29.25
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
439 494 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.18% 15.13% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 253 284
Median daily rate £355 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £180 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £455 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 11
Median hourly rate £21.25 £27.46 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.62% +128.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.38 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +28.57%

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
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 25 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 0 4 £270 +3.84%
Edinburgh -2 4 £430 -4.55%
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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 17 (73.91%) Mainframe
2 11 (47.83%) IBM
3 10 (43.48%) DB2
4 9 (39.13%) Unix
4 9 (39.13%) Finance
5 8 (34.78%) IBM Mainframe
6 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
6 7 (30.43%) COBOL
6 7 (30.43%) AIX
7 6 (26.09%) Oracle
7 6 (26.09%) SOA
7 6 (26.09%) RACF
8 5 (21.74%) JCL
8 5 (21.74%) HP
8 5 (21.74%) Citrix
8 5 (21.74%) .NET
8 5 (21.74%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (21.74%) vSphere
8 5 (21.74%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (21.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (21.74%) Banking
8 5 (21.74%) WebSphere
8 5 (21.74%) VMware
8 5 (21.74%) Data Management
8 5 (21.74%) TOGAF
9 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (17.39%) Billing
9 4 (17.39%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 4 (17.39%) Smart Meter

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 5 (21.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 5 (21.74%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) AquaLogic
2 1 (4.35%) JBoss
2 1 (4.35%) MQSeries
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (4.35%) Tuxedo
2 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.35%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (4.35%) OpenText MBPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Internet
1 2 (8.70%) Network Security
1 2 (8.70%) Wireless
2 1 (4.35%) LDAP
2 1 (4.35%) SSL
2 1 (4.35%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) DB2
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (8.70%) BODI
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Build Forge
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 4 (17.39%) Billing
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Programmer
2 7 (30.43%) Systems Programmer
3 6 (26.09%) CICS Programmer
3 6 (26.09%) CICS Systems Programmer
4 5 (21.74%) Architect
4 5 (21.74%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (17.39%) Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Mainframe Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) DB2 DBA
6 3 (13.04%) DB2 Support
6 3 (13.04%) DBA
6 3 (13.04%) Production DBA
7 2 (8.70%) Mainframe Test Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Middleware Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Analyst Programmer
8 1 (4.35%) CISSP Consultant
8 1 (4.35%) Consultant
8 1 (4.35%) SIEM Consultant
8 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (4.35%) ISPF
3 1 (4.35%) J2EE
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (73.91%) Mainframe
2 8 (34.78%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (17.39%) Smart Meter
4 3 (13.04%) Replication
5 2 (8.70%) PKI
6 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
6 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
6 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 1 (4.35%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Unix
2 7 (30.43%) AIX
3 4 (17.39%) zOS
4 3 (13.04%) OS/2
5 2 (8.70%) Solaris
5 2 (8.70%) Windows
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.35%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) SOA
2 5 (21.74%) Data Management
2 5 (21.74%) TOGAF
3 4 (17.39%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.04%) Security Management
5 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (8.70%) Identity Management
5 2 (8.70%) Information Security
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL
5 2 (8.70%) Planning and Forecasting
5 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
5 2 (8.70%) Security Operations
5 2 (8.70%) Security Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.35%) Change Management
6 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.35%) Information Assurance
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) COBOL
2 5 (21.74%) JCL
3 3 (13.04%) REXX
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) C
4 1 (4.35%) C++
4 1 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ISEB
1 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
1 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.35%) CCNA
3 1 (4.35%) CCNP
3 1 (4.35%) CISA
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.35%) CISM
3 1 (4.35%) CISSP
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) MCP
3 1 (4.35%) MCSE
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.35%) COBIT
2 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) RACF
2 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (21.74%) vSphere
3 1 (4.35%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (4.35%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) IBM
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 6 (26.09%) Oracle
4 5 (21.74%) Citrix
4 5 (21.74%) HP
4 5 (21.74%) VMware
5 4 (17.39%) CA
6 3 (13.04%) BMC
7 1 (4.35%) Axway
7 1 (4.35%) Fujitsu
7 1 (4.35%) Sun