The table below looks at the statistics for GIS skills 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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 78 73 64
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs citing GIS 10 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.91% 0.98% 1.01%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.10% 3.51% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 6
Average daily rate £263 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.54% -1.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £14.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £12.50 £12.25
% change year-on-year
+61.64% +2.04%
GIS
North West

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

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
244 285 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.10% 28.05% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 190 95
Average daily rate £413 £445 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% +27.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £675 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 7
Average hourly rate £22.54 £24.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% -41.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%

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 Database & Business Intelligence 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GIS across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

GIS Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

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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 1 May 2016. 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
Chester +4 4 £250 -50.00%
Knutsford -15 2 - -
GIS
North West

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) Local Government
2 7 (63.64%) Systems Analysis
2 7 (63.64%) Ajax
2 7 (63.64%) jQuery
2 7 (63.64%) QGIS
2 7 (63.64%) SQL Server 2014
2 7 (63.64%) GeoServer
2 7 (63.64%) Mobile App
2 7 (63.64%) Scrum
2 7 (63.64%) .NET
2 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET
2 7 (63.64%) C#
2 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 7 (63.64%) Python
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) Change Management
3 6 (54.55%) Open Source
4 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
5 2 (18.18%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (18.18%) Wealth Management
5 2 (18.18%) Matrix Management
5 2 (18.18%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (18.18%) IBM
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (18.18%) Unix
5 2 (18.18%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
5 2 (18.18%) Management Information System

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Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 7 (63.64%) GeoServer
2 1 (9.09%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) QGIS
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 8 (72.73%) Local Government
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
1 8 (72.73%) GIS Developer
2 6 (54.55%) Applications Developer
3 3 (27.27%) GIS Officer
4 2 (18.18%) Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) GIS Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
5 1 (9.09%) Architect
5 1 (9.09%) GIS Support
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior GIS Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) .NET
1 7 (63.64%) Ajax
1 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET
1 7 (63.64%) jQuery
2 1 (9.09%) OpenLayers
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Mobile App
2 2 (18.18%) Cryptography
2 2 (18.18%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Tandem
3 1 (9.09%) LLPG
3 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Scrum
2 7 (63.64%) Systems Analysis
3 6 (54.55%) Change Management
3 6 (54.55%) Open Source
4 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
4 2 (18.18%) Data Management
4 2 (18.18%) Matrix Management
4 2 (18.18%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) Wealth Management
5 1 (9.09%) ArchiMate
5 1 (9.09%) Information Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
5 1 (9.09%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C#
1 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
1 7 (63.64%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) BS7666
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) ESRI