The table below looks at the statistics for GIS skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 147 194 205
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +11
Contract jobs citing GIS 7 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.036% 0.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.80% 0.14% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 7
Average daily rate £550 £650 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +52.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £650 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £12.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+61.64% +19.04%
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London

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 City of London region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
870 1408 1431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 24.91% 25.61% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 709 1122 1053
Average daily rate £488 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 9
Average hourly rate £19.00 £45.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.77% +63.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

GIS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

GIS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GIS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

GIS Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

GIS Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 6 (50.00%) Java
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) Data Integration
4 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) Big Data
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (25.00%) SAS
4 3 (25.00%) IBM
5 2 (16.67%) MS Project
5 2 (16.67%) Python
5 2 (16.67%) ERP
5 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 2 (16.67%) Data Mining
5 2 (16.67%) ETL
5 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
5 2 (16.67%) SAP
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) Unix
5 2 (16.67%) BEA

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 3 (25.00%) SAS
2 2 (16.67%) ArcGIS
2 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
2 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (8.33%) GeoServer
3 1 (8.33%) IIS
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Project
2 1 (8.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Maximo
1 2 (16.67%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (25.00%) Big Data
3 3 (25.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (16.67%) Base SAS
4 2 (16.67%) Data Mining
4 2 (16.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) Gradle
3 1 (8.33%) JBehave
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) Maven
3 1 (8.33%) NUnit
3 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Back Office
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Consultant
1 2 (16.67%) Developer
1 2 (16.67%) Governance Manager
1 2 (16.67%) Maximo Consultant
1 2 (16.67%) Mobile Project Manager
1 2 (16.67%) Project Governance Manager
1 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Data Programmer
2 1 (8.33%) GIS Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) SAS Programmer
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Support Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) HTML5
1 1 (8.33%) jQuery
1 1 (8.33%) Leaflet
1 1 (8.33%) OpenLayers
1 1 (8.33%) PostGIS
1 1 (8.33%) REST
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Data Integration
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (16.67%) Visualisation
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) Data Extraction
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Unix
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) CAD
2 2 (16.67%) Data Architecture
2 2 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
2 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (16.67%) Data Transformation
2 2 (16.67%) Data Visualisation
2 2 (16.67%) EAM
2 2 (16.67%) ERP
2 2 (16.67%) ETL
2 2 (16.67%) Facilities Management
2 2 (16.67%) Information Architecture
2 2 (16.67%) Information Governance
2 2 (16.67%) Information Management
2 2 (16.67%) Information Security
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (16.67%) WFM
2 2 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) Python
4 2 (16.67%) SAS Macro
5 1 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) CCA
3 1 (8.33%) CCEE
3 1 (8.33%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) MCSA
3 1 (8.33%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (8.33%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) IBM
4 2 (16.67%) BEA
4 2 (16.67%) CODA
4 2 (16.67%) ESRI
4 2 (16.67%) i2
4 2 (16.67%) SAP
4 2 (16.67%) Syclo
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) Mapinfo
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (8.33%) VMware