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 28 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 195 189 218
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +29
Contract jobs citing GIS 3 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.056% 0.22% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.62% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
Average daily rate
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£345 £380 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.21% +12.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £378
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £26.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% -5.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.06% -17.14%
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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
2046 2102 2798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 38.07% 36.15% 38.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1613 1478 2063
Average daily rate £475 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 45 64
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £36.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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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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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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015, 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 3 (60.00%) Mapinfo
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) LLPG
2 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (20.00%) i2
3 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) SAS
3 1 (20.00%) SLA
3 1 (20.00%) ResourceLink
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) LANDesk
3 1 (20.00%) SAS Macro
3 1 (20.00%) Base SAS
3 1 (20.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Big Data

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (20.00%) SAS
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Spatial
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) MS Access
2 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (20.00%) Base SAS
2 1 (20.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (20.00%) Big Data
2 1 (20.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
1 1 (20.00%) Programmer
1 1 (20.00%) Service Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Data Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) SAS Programmer
1 1 (20.00%) GIS Technician
1 1 (20.00%) Transition Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Data Programmer
1 1 (20.00%) Service Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) LLPG
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Mapinfo
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) i2
3 1 (20.00%) LANDesk