The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term GIS in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 65 61 56
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing GIS 8 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.94% 0.67% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.47% 3.70% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate £406 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £345 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.42% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.25 £15.31 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.98% -23.45%
Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
179 135 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.01% 18.10% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 58 83
Average daily rate £400 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £204 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 8
Average hourly rate £31.50 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.87% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £20.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
GIS
North West

GIS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GIS across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

GIS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

GIS
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GIS across the Cheshire region.

GIS Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

GIS
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GIS across the Cheshire region.

GIS Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

GIS
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - - - -
Winsford - - - -
GIS
North West

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing GIS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GIS.

1 15 (57.69%) Middleware
2 11 (42.31%) Change Management
2 11 (42.31%) Finance
2 11 (42.31%) UNIX
3 10 (38.46%) Shell Script
4 9 (34.62%) Mainframe
4 9 (34.62%) SSL
4 9 (34.62%) DMZ
4 9 (34.62%) Windows
4 9 (34.62%) AIX
4 9 (34.62%) Clustering
5 8 (30.77%) ISPF
5 8 (30.77%) Oracle
5 8 (30.77%) FTP
5 8 (30.77%) JCL
6 7 (26.92%) Banking
6 7 (26.92%) Information Security
6 7 (26.92%) Mobile App
7 6 (23.08%) Gentran
8 5 (19.23%) Master Data Management
8 5 (19.23%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (19.23%) Data Management
8 5 (19.23%) Local Government
8 5 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (19.23%) SOA
8 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
8 5 (19.23%) ERP
9 4 (15.38%) ITIL
9 4 (15.38%) HTTPS
9 4 (15.38%) Management Information System

GIS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing GIS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GIS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (23.08%) Gentran
2 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.69%) ArcGIS
4 1 (3.85%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) SSL
1 9 (34.62%) DMZ
2 8 (30.77%) FTP
3 4 (15.38%) HTTPS
4 2 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (42.31%) Finance
2 7 (26.92%) Banking
3 5 (19.23%) Local Government
4 2 (7.69%) Retail
4 2 (7.69%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Middleware Specialist
2 5 (19.23%) Consultant
2 5 (19.23%) Applications Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) Security Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) GIS Manager
5 1 (3.85%) GIS Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Domain Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Lead Security Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Middleware Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Middleware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (57.69%) Middleware
2 8 (30.77%) ISPF
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.85%) Rendezvous
3 1 (3.85%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Mainframe
1 9 (34.62%) Clustering
2 7 (26.92%) Mobile App
3 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.69%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) UNIX
2 9 (34.62%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) AIX
3 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Change Management
2 7 (26.92%) Information Security
3 5 (19.23%) Master Data Management
3 5 (19.23%) Data Management
3 5 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (19.23%) SOA
3 5 (19.23%) ERP
4 4 (15.38%) ITIL
5 3 (11.54%) Security Management
5 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
6 2 (7.69%) Time Management
6 2 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (7.69%) Transition Management
6 2 (7.69%) Dependency Management
6 2 (7.69%) Web Application Development
6 2 (7.69%) ETL
6 2 (7.69%) Project Management
6 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
6 2 (7.69%) Workflow
6 2 (7.69%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) Shell Script
2 8 (30.77%) JCL
3 2 (7.69%) C
3 2 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (3.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) ISEB
1 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) Tumbleweed
2 2 (7.69%) Splunk
2 2 (7.69%) ESRI
2 2 (7.69%) Axway
3 1 (3.85%) Google
3 1 (3.85%) Mapinfo
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.85%) Cyber-Ark