The table below looks at the prevalence of the term GIS 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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 192 214 213
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -1
Contract jobs citing GIS 13 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.11% 0.089%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.75% 0.34% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Average daily rate
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£380 £338 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.59% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £338 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £338 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £378 £400
% change year-on-year
-13.90% -5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.49 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.60% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £16.66
% change year-on-year
-22.85% +5.07%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1736 2367 2533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.35% 32.24% 32.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1214 1730 1909
Average daily rate £475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 61 58
Average hourly rate £18.18 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.75% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.56 £14.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £44.15 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -39.65%

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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 Miscellaneous 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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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 1 September 2014, 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 8 (36.36%) Open Source
2 6 (27.27%) Mobile App
2 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
3 5 (22.73%) Security Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
4 4 (18.18%) Migration
4 4 (18.18%) Java
4 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 4 (18.18%) XML
4 4 (18.18%) Oracle
4 4 (18.18%) Data Security
4 4 (18.18%) Big Data
5 3 (13.64%) ArcGIS
5 3 (13.64%) Magik
5 3 (13.64%) Smallworld
5 3 (13.64%) Windows
5 3 (13.64%) UML
5 3 (13.64%) HTML
5 3 (13.64%) CSS
5 3 (13.64%) Degree
5 3 (13.64%) Network Security
6 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
6 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Web Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Google Maps API

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 (13.64%) ArcGIS
1 3 (13.64%) Smallworld
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (9.09%) Liferay
2 2 (9.09%) Apache
2 2 (9.09%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (4.55%) Gentran
3 1 (4.55%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Network Security
2 2 (9.09%) SSL
3 1 (4.55%) DMZ
3 1 (4.55%) FTP
3 1 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
3 4 (18.18%) Big Data
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (9.09%) JasperReports
5 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Maven
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) JMeter
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Developer
3 3 (13.64%) GIS Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Information Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Security Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Production Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Junior Information Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) GIS Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) GIS Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) XML
2 3 (13.64%) HTML
2 3 (13.64%) CSS
3 2 (9.09%) JSP
3 2 (9.09%) Struts
3 2 (9.09%) Web Services
3 2 (9.09%) J2EE
3 2 (9.09%) Hibernate
3 2 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (9.09%) Spring
3 2 (9.09%) JSF
3 2 (9.09%) XML Schema
3 2 (9.09%) Struts2
3 2 (9.09%) Google Maps API
3 2 (9.09%) DHTML
4 1 (4.55%) BlazeDS
4 1 (4.55%) HTML5
4 1 (4.55%) REST
4 1 (4.55%) CSS3
4 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Open Source
2 6 (27.27%) Mobile App
3 2 (9.09%) NHS
4 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Clustering
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
2 3 (13.64%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) AIX
3 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) Security Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 4 (18.18%) Migration
3 4 (18.18%) Data Security
4 3 (13.64%) UML
5 2 (9.09%) Workflow
5 2 (9.09%) RUP
5 2 (9.09%) Scrum
5 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 2 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Web Development
5 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Web Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
5 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Project Management
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.64%) Magik
4 2 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.55%) Python
5 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.55%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) CTC Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) PMP
3 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Google
3 1 (4.55%) Varonis
3 1 (4.55%) Adobe
3 1 (4.55%) Mapinfo
3 1 (4.55%) ESRI