The table below looks at the statistics for GIS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 24 - 37
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GIS 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.85% - 0.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.35% - 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £331
% change year-on-year
- +20.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -35.71%
GIS
Cheshire

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 Chester region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
23 16 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 19.49% 11.27% 30.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 29
Average daily rate £400 £376 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% +17.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GIS across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

GIS Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

GIS Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

GIS Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 (93.75%) Information Security
1 15 (93.75%) Intrusion Detection
1 15 (93.75%) Cybersecurity
1 15 (93.75%) Network Monitoring
2 14 (87.50%) Banking
3 13 (81.25%) Incident Management
3 13 (81.25%) Investment Banking
3 13 (81.25%) Management Information System
4 3 (18.75%) Python
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) Data Integration
5 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (12.50%) Data Enrichment
5 2 (12.50%) Splunk
6 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
6 1 (6.25%) QGIS
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (6.25%) Open Source
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.25%) jQuery
6 1 (6.25%) Network Security
6 1 (6.25%) Change Management
6 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.25%) C#
6 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 1 (6.25%) .NET
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
6 1 (6.25%) Scrum

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (93.75%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (6.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) QGIS
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 14 (87.50%) Banking
2 13 (81.25%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Security Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Developer
3 1 (6.25%) GIS Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) IT Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) Ajax
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (81.25%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Data Integration
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Cybersecurity
1 15 (93.75%) Information Security
1 15 (93.75%) Network Monitoring
2 13 (81.25%) Incident Management
3 2 (12.50%) Data Enrichment
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Open Source
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Splunk
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft