The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 23 June 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 / Glasgow
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 70 70
Rank change year-on-year +13 0  
Contract jobs citing CICS 7 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.06% 0.14% 0.66%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.42% 0.76% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Median daily rate £429 £288 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.30% +10.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £288 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £288 £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £446 £425
% change year-on-year -8.29% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.50 -

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 Glasgow with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 109 132 190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 16.44% 18.75% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 70 95
Median daily rate £375 £333 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.78% +2.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.69% +11.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +8.69% +9.52%  

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 Glasgow

CICS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CICS in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for CICS.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) Sybase
1 7 (100.00%) DB2
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (100.00%) Unix
1 7 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (100.00%) SAS
1 7 (100.00%) Kerberos
1 7 (100.00%) SSL
1 7 (100.00%) IBM
1 7 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 7 (100.00%) CA
1 7 (100.00%) REXX
1 7 (100.00%) zOS
1 7 (100.00%) RACF
1 7 (100.00%) JCL
1 7 (100.00%) Middleware
1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 7 (100.00%) Security Management
1 7 (100.00%) SSH
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 7 (100.00%) PKI
1 7 (100.00%) ISPF
1 7 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 7 (100.00%) Time Management
1 7 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
1 7 (100.00%) CLIST
1 7 (100.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 7 (100.00%) zSecure

CICS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 7 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 7 (100.00%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Kerberos
1 7 (100.00%) SSH
1 7 (100.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Security Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Assembler Programmer
2 2 (28.57%) Mainframe Programmer
2 2 (28.57%) Programmer
2 2 (28.57%) RACF Programmer
2 2 (28.57%) SAS Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) ISPF
1 7 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 7 (100.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Unix
1 7 (100.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 7 (100.00%) Security Management
1 7 (100.00%) Time Management
2 6 (85.71%) Information Security
2 6 (85.71%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 7 (100.00%) CLIST
1 7 (100.00%) JCL
1 7 (100.00%) REXX
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) Perl
2 6 (85.71%) Shell Script
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 7 (100.00%) RACF
1 7 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 7 (100.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) CA
1 7 (100.00%) IBM
1 7 (100.00%) Sybase