The table below looks at the prevalence of the term GIS in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 143 123 108
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -15
Contract jobs citing GIS 11 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.51% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.98% 1.85% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £369 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% +6.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £325 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £416 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.58% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £10.50 £15.31
% change year-on-year
+26.19% -31.41%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1123 864 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.12% 27.29% 27.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 452 297
Average daily rate £400 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £211 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 77 58
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.13 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -2.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.61 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £44.55 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -10.11%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GIS across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

GIS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

GIS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GIS across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

GIS Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

GIS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. 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
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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
Cheshire -3 10 £400 - 1
Manchester - - - -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (40.00%) ESRI
3 8 (40.00%) ArcGIS
4 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (30.00%) Oracle
6 5 (25.00%) Java
6 5 (25.00%) Linux
6 5 (25.00%) Data Management
6 5 (25.00%) Oracle Spatial
7 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 4 (20.00%) Windows
7 4 (20.00%) Information Security
8 3 (15.00%) Finance
8 3 (15.00%) Spring
8 3 (15.00%) Python
8 3 (15.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (15.00%) TIBCO
8 3 (15.00%) TIBCO Hawk
8 3 (15.00%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (15.00%) Project Management
8 3 (15.00%) Service Management
8 3 (15.00%) Dojo
8 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
9 2 (10.00%) User Stories
9 2 (10.00%) Cyber Security
9 2 (10.00%) Qt
9 2 (10.00%) GTK+

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 8 (40.00%) ArcGIS
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle Spatial
3 2 (10.00%) Drupal
4 1 (5.00%) ArcSDE
4 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (5.00%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.00%) Eclipse RCP
2 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (15.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Senior JavaScript Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Service Manager
4 2 (10.00%) GIS Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Spring
1 3 (15.00%) Dojo
2 2 (10.00%) Google Maps API
2 2 (10.00%) Qt
2 2 (10.00%) GTK+
2 2 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) OpenGL
3 1 (5.00%) ArcObjects
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Data Management
3 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (20.00%) Information Security
3 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Service Management
5 2 (10.00%) Workflow
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) CRM
5 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (10.00%) ETL
5 2 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Resource Management
5 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (10.00%) SIEM
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (15.00%) Python
4 2 (10.00%) VBA
4 2 (10.00%) PHP
4 2 (10.00%) C
4 2 (10.00%) C++
5 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) CCNP
2 2 (10.00%) CCNA
2 2 (10.00%) CISSP
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) ESRI
2 6 (30.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) TIBCO
4 2 (10.00%) Google
4 2 (10.00%) ArcSight
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.00%) Mapinfo
5 1 (5.00%) SAP