The 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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 72 67 63
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing GIS 8 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.81% 0.85% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.69% 3.02% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 0
Average daily rate
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£368 £406 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.53% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £10.50 £15.16
% change year-on-year
+38.09% -30.71%
GIS
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
297 232 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.94% 28.16% 28.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 110 95
Average daily rate £450 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £215 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 4
Average hourly rate £16.84 £32.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.18% +109.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.20 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £44.75 £29.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GIS across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

GIS Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 3 £368 -
Chester - 1 £500 -
GIS
North West

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) ArcGIS
2 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
3 7 (41.18%) Oracle
4 6 (35.29%) ESRI
5 5 (29.41%) Data Management
5 5 (29.41%) Oracle Spatial
5 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
5 5 (29.41%) Windows
6 4 (23.53%) Information Security
7 3 (17.65%) Spring
7 3 (17.65%) Linux
7 3 (17.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (17.65%) Python
7 3 (17.65%) Java
7 3 (17.65%) TIBCO
7 3 (17.65%) TIBCO Hawk
7 3 (17.65%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
7 3 (17.65%) Project Management
7 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
7 3 (17.65%) Dojo
8 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (11.76%) SIEM
8 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (11.76%) User Stories
8 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
8 2 (11.76%) Resource Management
8 2 (11.76%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (11.76%) CAD

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Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 8 (47.06%) ArcGIS
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (5.88%) ArcSDE
3 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (5.88%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.88%) Ingres
2 1 (5.88%) Informix
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Developer
2 3 (17.65%) JavaScript Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Java Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Java Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Senior JavaScript Developer
3 2 (11.76%) GIS Developer
3 2 (11.76%) GIS Technician
4 1 (5.88%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Database Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Spring
1 3 (17.65%) Dojo
2 1 (5.88%) ArcObjects
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Data Management
3 4 (23.53%) Information Security
4 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
4 3 (17.65%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) SIEM
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.76%) User Stories
5 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.76%) Resource Management
5 2 (11.76%) CAD
5 2 (11.76%) ETL
5 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
5 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) Security Management
6 1 (5.88%) Service Management
6 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
2 3 (17.65%) Python
2 3 (17.65%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) VBA
4 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) CCNP
3 1 (5.88%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) CISSP
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
2 6 (35.29%) ESRI
3 3 (17.65%) TIBCO
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) Mapinfo
5 1 (5.88%) Teradata
5 1 (5.88%) SAP
5 1 (5.88%) Sybase
5 1 (5.88%) McAfee
5 1 (5.88%) ArcSight
5 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.88%) Rapid7