Period
to 23 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 June 2018 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 151 180
Rank change year-on-year -40 +29 -21
Contract jobs citing CICS 10 8 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.19% 0.21% 0.49%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.21% 1.31% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 14
Scotland median daily rate £475 £429 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.66% -2.44% +3.53%
10th Percentile £383 £412 £400
90th Percentile £488 £439 £475
UK median daily rate £375 £390 £400
% change year-on-year -3.85% -2.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - £28.50

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 Scotland with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 826 609 1,108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.60% 15.62% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 369 631
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +2.78%
10th Percentile £207 £155 £220
90th Percentile £500 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 21
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £18.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.89% -52.63% +90.00%
10th Percentile £14.63 £13.82 £14.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £24.25 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £19.31 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +1.61% -7.32% +7.89%

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for CICS in Scotland

CICS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CICS in Scotland

CICS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CICS in Scotland

CICS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -11 7 £475 - 1
Glasgow -29 3 - -
CICS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CICS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for CICS.

1 8 (80.00%) DB2
2 6 (60.00%) Mainframe
3 5 (50.00%) IBM
3 5 (50.00%) zOS
3 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) Unix
4 4 (40.00%) CA
4 4 (40.00%) REXX
4 4 (40.00%) RACF
4 4 (40.00%) Project Planning
5 3 (30.00%) Time Management
5 3 (30.00%) People Management
5 3 (30.00%) Time Sharing Option
5 3 (30.00%) CLIST
5 3 (30.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 3 (30.00%) zSecure
5 3 (30.00%) Sybase
5 3 (30.00%) JCL
5 3 (30.00%) Middleware
5 3 (30.00%) Security Management
5 3 (30.00%) Finance
5 3 (30.00%) Information Security
5 3 (30.00%) SSH
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (30.00%) PKI
5 3 (30.00%) ISPF
5 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (30.00%) Assembly Language
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (30.00%) MQSeries

CICS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (30.00%) MQSeries
1 3 (30.00%) SAS
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Kerberos
1 3 (30.00%) SSH
1 3 (30.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) PROIV
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) CICS Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) DB2 DBA
2 1 (10.00%) DB2 Developer
2 1 (10.00%) DB2 Support
2 1 (10.00%) DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Production DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) ISPF
1 3 (30.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (30.00%) PKI
3 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Unix
1 5 (50.00%) zOS
2 1 (10.00%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Project Planning
2 3 (30.00%) Information Security
2 3 (30.00%) People Management
2 3 (30.00%) Security Management
2 3 (30.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) REXX
3 3 (30.00%) Assembly Language
3 3 (30.00%) CLIST
3 3 (30.00%) JCL
3 3 (30.00%) Perl
3 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (20.00%) COBOL
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) RACF
2 3 (30.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 3 (30.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) zSecure
2 1 (10.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) IBM
2 4 (40.00%) CA
3 3 (30.00%) Sybase
4 1 (10.00%) BMC
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) Planview
4 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow