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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 118 114 88
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -26
Contract jobs citing CICS 13 9 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.51% 0.34% 1.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.36% 2.12% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 6
Average daily rate £450 £500 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +28.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £463 £375
% change year-on-year
-14.86% +23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 - £110.00
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
551 424 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.62% 16.03% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 228 197
Average daily rate £380 £398 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.62% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 6
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.41 £34.00 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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
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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -14 9 £450 -10.00%
Glasgow - 4 £425 -
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (68.42%) Mainframe
2 16 (42.11%) Finance
3 15 (39.47%) JCL
3 15 (39.47%) DB2
4 14 (36.84%) zOS
5 13 (34.21%) RACF
5 13 (34.21%) CA Endevor
6 12 (31.58%) CA
7 11 (28.95%) QA
8 8 (21.05%) Banking
8 8 (21.05%) Oracle
8 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
8 8 (21.05%) Windows
8 8 (21.05%) Linux
9 7 (18.42%) Web Services
9 7 (18.42%) Unix
10 6 (15.79%) AIX
10 6 (15.79%) HPUX
10 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
10 6 (15.79%) Tandem
11 5 (13.16%) COBOL
12 4 (10.53%) Java
12 4 (10.53%) XML
12 4 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
13 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
13 3 (7.89%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 3 (7.89%) MVS
13 3 (7.89%) Project Management
13 3 (7.89%) WebSphere

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.89%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (39.47%) DB2
2 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.26%) BODI
General
1 16 (42.11%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Analyst
2 13 (34.21%) CICS Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Mainframe Specialist
4 4 (10.53%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (7.89%) Designer
5 3 (7.89%) Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Coordinator
6 2 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Mainframe Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Mainframe Project Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Designer
7 1 (2.63%) DB2 Programmer
7 1 (2.63%) DB2 Systems Programmer
7 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Test Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) Web Services
2 4 (10.53%) XML
3 3 (7.89%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (2.63%) SOAP
4 1 (2.63%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 26 (68.42%) Mainframe
2 6 (15.79%) Tandem
3 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.26%) DataPower
5 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (36.84%) zOS
2 8 (21.05%) Linux
2 8 (21.05%) Windows
3 7 (18.42%) Unix
4 6 (15.79%) AIX
4 6 (15.79%) HPUX
5 3 (7.89%) MVS
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (7.89%) Project Management
2 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (5.26%) Change Management
3 2 (5.26%) OO
3 2 (5.26%) OOD
3 2 (5.26%) Validation
4 1 (2.63%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) JCL
2 5 (13.16%) COBOL
3 4 (10.53%) Java
4 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.26%) R
4 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.26%) SQL
5 1 (2.63%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.95%) QA
System Software
1 13 (34.21%) RACF
Systems Management
1 13 (34.21%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) CA
2 8 (21.05%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (2.63%) BMC
4 1 (2.63%) Red Hat