Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for CICS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CICS over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 115 102
Rank change year-on-year -17 -13 +15
Contract jobs citing CICS 7 5 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.24% 0.23% 0.87%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.46% 1.11% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Edinburgh median daily rate - £430 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.56% +51.26%
Scotland median daily rate £429 £356 £275
% change year-on-year +20.49% +29.55% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

CICS is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 479 450 526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 16.43% 20.72% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 267 256
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% -5.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £218 £228
90th Percentile £538 £480 £501
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.41% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 8
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £13.50 £28.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% -52.98% +139.27%
10th Percentile £17.42 £11.35 £15.99
90th Percentile £29.40 £15.25 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - -16.00% +104.08%

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing CICS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for CICS in Edinburgh

CICS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CICS in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for CICS in Edinburgh

CICS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CICS in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for CICS.

1 7 (100.00%) Banking
2 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 4 (57.14%) DB2
3 3 (42.86%) COBOL
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) SNA
4 2 (28.57%) CA Endevor
4 2 (28.57%) Planview
4 2 (28.57%) ServiceNow
4 2 (28.57%) Workload Management
5 1 (14.29%) DataPower
5 1 (14.29%) REST
5 1 (14.29%) WSDL
5 1 (14.29%) SSL
5 1 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) CA
5 1 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (14.29%) JCL
5 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (14.29%) SOAP
5 1 (14.29%) Web Services
5 1 (14.29%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) XSD
5 1 (14.29%) XSLT

CICS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) SNA
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) DB2
General
1 7 (100.00%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Payments Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) CICS Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) JSON
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (14.29%) WSDL
2 1 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) XSD
2 1 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) DataPower
2 1 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Change Management
1 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (28.57%) Workload Management
2 1 (14.29%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) COBOL
2 2 (28.57%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) JCL
3 1 (14.29%) XPath
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) Planview
1 2 (28.57%) ServiceNow
2 1 (14.29%) CA
2 1 (14.29%) IBM