Period
to 23 November 2017

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 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 176 152
Rank change year-on-year +10 -24 +22
Contract jobs citing CICS 21 10 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.42% 0.23% 0.75%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.51% 1.16% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 13
Scotland median daily rate £429 £356 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.49% +25.00% -1.72%
10th Percentile £412 £270 £254
90th Percentile £439 £444 £468
UK median daily rate £475 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +10.59% +1.06% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £28.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -5.26%

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 837 862 978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.60% 19.89% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 522 502
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.44% -4.33%
10th Percentile £225 £219 £180
90th Percentile £538 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +6.26% +5.88% +5.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 26
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.00% +100.00%
10th Percentile £15.89 £13.35 £13.75
90th Percentile £26.88 £42.00 £40.38
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

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 November 2017. 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
Glasgow -1 14 £429 +58.98%
Edinburgh -7 7 - -
CICS
UK

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

1 18 (85.71%) DB2
1 18 (85.71%) Mainframe
2 15 (71.43%) JCL
2 15 (71.43%) SSL
2 15 (71.43%) IBM
2 15 (71.43%) CA
2 15 (71.43%) Unix
2 15 (71.43%) Finance
3 14 (66.67%) Sybase
3 14 (66.67%) Security Management
3 14 (66.67%) Information Security
3 14 (66.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (66.67%) PKI
3 14 (66.67%) ISPF
3 14 (66.67%) SSH
3 14 (66.67%) Project Planning
3 14 (66.67%) Time Management
3 14 (66.67%) People Management
3 14 (66.67%) Time Sharing Option
3 14 (66.67%) CLIST
3 14 (66.67%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 14 (66.67%) zSecure
3 14 (66.67%) MQSeries
3 14 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (66.67%) Perl
3 14 (66.67%) SQL
3 14 (66.67%) REXX
3 14 (66.67%) Assembly Language
3 14 (66.67%) SAS

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 14 (66.67%) MQSeries
1 14 (66.67%) SAS
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 15 (71.43%) SSL
2 14 (66.67%) Kerberos
2 14 (66.67%) SSH
3 2 (9.52%) SNA
3 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (85.71%) DB2
General
1 15 (71.43%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Assembler Programmer
1 6 (28.57%) Mainframe Programmer
1 6 (28.57%) Programmer
1 6 (28.57%) RACF Programmer
1 6 (28.57%) SAS Programmer
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Payments Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) CICS Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (66.67%) ISPF
1 14 (66.67%) Middleware
2 2 (9.52%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) JSON
3 1 (4.76%) REST
3 1 (4.76%) SOAP
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (4.76%) WSDL
3 1 (4.76%) XML
3 1 (4.76%) XSD
3 1 (4.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (85.71%) Mainframe
2 14 (66.67%) PKI
3 1 (4.76%) DataPower
3 1 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Unix
2 14 (66.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Information Security
1 14 (66.67%) People Management
1 14 (66.67%) Project Planning
1 14 (66.67%) Security Management
1 14 (66.67%) Time Management
2 2 (9.52%) Change Management
2 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (9.52%) Workload Management
3 1 (4.76%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) JCL
2 14 (66.67%) Assembly Language
2 14 (66.67%) CLIST
2 14 (66.67%) Perl
2 14 (66.67%) REXX
2 14 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 14 (66.67%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) COBOL
4 2 (9.52%) Java
5 1 (4.76%) XPath
System Software
1 14 (66.67%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 14 (66.67%) RACF
1 14 (66.67%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 14 (66.67%) zSecure
2 2 (9.52%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) CA
1 15 (71.43%) IBM
2 14 (66.67%) Sybase
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) Planview
3 2 (9.52%) ServiceNow