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 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 140 115
Rank change year-on-year +32 -25  
Contract jobs citing CICS 8 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.37% 0.51% 0.78%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.36% 2.38% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 13
Median daily rate £429 £446 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.80% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £359 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £463 £450
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 Scotland with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 339 631 549
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.64% 21.48% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 341 276
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £238 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.69% +11.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 20 12
Median hourly rate £18.00 £36.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +157.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £14.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £42.00 £30.00
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +13 7 £429 +49.30%
Edinburgh +10 1 - -
CICS
UK

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 Scotland region with a requirement for CICS.

1 8 (100.00%) CA
2 7 (87.50%) REXX
2 7 (87.50%) SSL
2 7 (87.50%) IBM
2 7 (87.50%) Assembly Language
2 7 (87.50%) RACF
2 7 (87.50%) JCL
2 7 (87.50%) Middleware
2 7 (87.50%) Mainframe
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) Sybase
2 7 (87.50%) DB2
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (87.50%) Unix
2 7 (87.50%) MQSeries
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (87.50%) SAS
2 7 (87.50%) Kerberos
2 7 (87.50%) zOS
2 7 (87.50%) Security Management
2 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 7 (87.50%) SSH
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (87.50%) PKI
2 7 (87.50%) ISPF
2 7 (87.50%) Project Planning
2 7 (87.50%) Time Management
2 7 (87.50%) Time Sharing Option
2 7 (87.50%) CLIST
2 7 (87.50%) Job Entry Subsystem

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 7 (87.50%) MQSeries
1 7 (87.50%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Kerberos
1 7 (87.50%) SSH
1 7 (87.50%) SSL
2 1 (12.50%) SNA
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) DB2
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Security Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Assembler Programmer
2 2 (25.00%) Mainframe Programmer
2 2 (25.00%) Programmer
2 2 (25.00%) RACF Programmer
2 2 (25.00%) SAS Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) ISPF
1 7 (87.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Mainframe
1 7 (87.50%) PKI
2 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Unix
1 7 (87.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Project Planning
1 7 (87.50%) Security Management
1 7 (87.50%) Time Management
2 6 (75.00%) Information Security
2 6 (75.00%) People Management
3 1 (12.50%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Assembly Language
1 7 (87.50%) CLIST
1 7 (87.50%) JCL
1 7 (87.50%) REXX
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) Perl
2 6 (75.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 7 (87.50%) RACF
1 7 (87.50%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) zSecure
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) CA
2 7 (87.50%) IBM
2 7 (87.50%) Sybase