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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 82 80
Contract jobs citing CICS 0 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh - 0.53% 0.34%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 2.57% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £375 £445
% change year-on-year -20.00% -15.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

CICS is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 116 311 237
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 12.60% 20.49% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 177 128
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year - +3.91%  

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing CICS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 30 March 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 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) CMS
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) Puppet
2 1 (50.00%) Artifactory
2 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (50.00%) zsh
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment

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 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Artifactory
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Technical Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Content Management
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (50.00%) zsh
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle