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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 114 126 107
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -19
Contract jobs citing CICS 22 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.69% 0.32% 0.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.30% 1.68% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 1
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£260 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.27% -9.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 -
CICS
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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
512 535 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.00% 19.27% 16.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 270 180
Average daily rate £340 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £210 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 24
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -23.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.38 £19.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +5 14 £425 -5.55%
Glasgow +4 7 £260 -16.12%
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 27 (77.14%) Mainframe
2 16 (45.71%) zOS
3 13 (37.14%) DB2
4 12 (34.29%) Migration
5 10 (28.57%) CA
5 10 (28.57%) WebSphere
6 9 (25.71%) WebSphere Application Server
6 9 (25.71%) IBM
6 9 (25.71%) Finance
7 8 (22.86%) LPAR
8 7 (20.00%) Banking
9 6 (17.14%) Change Management
9 6 (17.14%) UNIX
9 6 (17.14%) JCL
10 5 (14.29%) BODI
11 4 (11.43%) WebSphere Process Server
11 4 (11.43%) IBM Mainframe
11 4 (11.43%) Introscope
11 4 (11.43%) Jython
11 4 (11.43%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (11.43%) Windows
11 4 (11.43%) AIX
11 4 (11.43%) Solaris
11 4 (11.43%) Linux
11 4 (11.43%) BMC
11 4 (11.43%) CA Wily
11 4 (11.43%) WebSphere Portal
11 4 (11.43%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (11.43%) Performance Monitoring
12 3 (8.57%) COBOL

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 10 (28.57%) WebSphere
2 9 (25.71%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (11.43%) WebSphere Process Server
3 4 (11.43%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.86%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) DB2
2 5 (14.29%) BODI
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Introscope
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 7 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Analyst
1 12 (34.29%) Administrator
2 8 (22.86%) WebSphere Administrator
3 4 (11.43%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
3 4 (11.43%) Server Administrator
4 3 (8.57%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Mainframe Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (2.86%) CICS Programmer
6 1 (2.86%) Mainframe Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.86%) Systems Programmer
6 1 (2.86%) CICS Systems Programmer
6 1 (2.86%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (5.71%) Middleware
2 2 (5.71%) Web Services
2 2 (5.71%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (2.86%) XML
3 1 (2.86%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (77.14%) Mainframe
2 8 (22.86%) LPAR
3 4 (11.43%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.86%) DataPower
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Tandem
4 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (45.71%) zOS
2 6 (17.14%) UNIX
3 4 (11.43%) Windows
3 4 (11.43%) AIX
3 4 (11.43%) Solaris
3 4 (11.43%) Linux
4 1 (2.86%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Migration
2 6 (17.14%) Change Management
3 4 (11.43%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (11.43%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (5.71%) ITIL
4 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.86%) Service Management
5 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.86%) Release Management
5 1 (2.86%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (2.86%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) JCL
2 4 (11.43%) Jython
3 3 (8.57%) COBOL
4 2 (5.71%) REXX
5 1 (2.86%) C
5 1 (2.86%) Java
5 1 (2.86%) Assembly Language
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) BS7799
1 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) RACF
2 2 (5.71%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (2.86%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) CA Wily
2 2 (5.71%) CA Endevor
3 1 (2.86%) Control-M
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) CA
2 9 (25.71%) IBM
3 4 (11.43%) BMC
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat