The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 120 108 131
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +23
Contract jobs citing GIS 16 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.50% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.22% 2.17% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 1
Average daily rate £369 £345 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.88% -31.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £15.31 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-31.41% -23.45%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
721 554 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.72% 23.01% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 250 332
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 47 62
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.42 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.28% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.75 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £34.70 £25.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
GIS
England

GIS
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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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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -7 9 £400 +60.00%
Manchester -16 2 £335 -4.28%
Lancashire -23 1 - -
GIS
England

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 17 (43.59%) Middleware
2 14 (35.90%) UNIX
2 14 (35.90%) Windows
3 13 (33.33%) Change Management
4 11 (28.21%) Finance
4 11 (28.21%) Mainframe
4 11 (28.21%) SSL
4 11 (28.21%) DMZ
4 11 (28.21%) Clustering
4 11 (28.21%) Information Security
5 10 (25.64%) Shell Script
6 9 (23.08%) AIX
6 9 (23.08%) Banking
7 8 (20.51%) ISPF
7 8 (20.51%) Oracle
7 8 (20.51%) FTP
7 8 (20.51%) JCL
8 7 (17.95%) ERP
8 7 (17.95%) Mobile App
9 6 (15.38%) Gentran
9 6 (15.38%) HTTPS
10 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (12.82%) SOA
10 5 (12.82%) SharePoint
10 5 (12.82%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (12.82%) Master Data Management
10 5 (12.82%) Local Government
10 5 (12.82%) Data Management
11 4 (10.26%) Axway
11 4 (10.26%) Tumbleweed

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (15.38%) Gentran
2 5 (12.82%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.26%) ArcGIS
4 2 (5.13%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.56%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.56%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.21%) SSL
1 11 (28.21%) DMZ
2 8 (20.51%) FTP
3 6 (15.38%) HTTPS
4 4 (10.26%) Internet
5 2 (5.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.56%) MySQL
3 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 9 (23.08%) Banking
3 5 (12.82%) Local Government
4 2 (5.13%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.13%) Retail
5 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Architect
1 9 (23.08%) Consultant
2 7 (17.95%) Security Consultant
3 5 (12.82%) Middleware Specialist
3 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 5 (12.82%) Applications Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.13%) GIS Manager
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (5.13%) SQL DBA
5 2 (5.13%) DBA
5 2 (5.13%) Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Programme Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Domain Architect
6 1 (2.56%) Lead Security Consultant
6 1 (2.56%) Middleware Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Middleware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (43.59%) Middleware
2 8 (20.51%) ISPF
3 1 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.56%) Rendezvous
3 1 (2.56%) Flask
3 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.56%) Regular Expression
3 1 (2.56%) Leaflet
3 1 (2.56%) Django
3 1 (2.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Mainframe
1 11 (28.21%) Clustering
2 7 (17.95%) Mobile App
3 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.13%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (5.13%) Replication
5 1 (2.56%) AS400
5 1 (2.56%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) UNIX
1 14 (35.90%) Windows
2 9 (23.08%) AIX
3 3 (7.69%) Linux
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.56%) zOS
5 1 (2.56%) VMS
5 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Change Management
2 11 (28.21%) Information Security
3 7 (17.95%) ERP
4 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (12.82%) SOA
4 5 (12.82%) Master Data Management
4 5 (12.82%) Data Management
5 4 (10.26%) Risk Management
5 4 (10.26%) Workflow
5 4 (10.26%) ITIL
6 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.69%) Security Management
6 3 (7.69%) Security Architecture
7 2 (5.13%) Resource Management
7 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity
7 2 (5.13%) Supplier Management
7 2 (5.13%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (5.13%) TOGAF
7 2 (5.13%) Content Management
7 2 (5.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) Shell Script
2 8 (20.51%) JCL
3 3 (7.69%) Python
4 2 (5.13%) C
4 2 (5.13%) SQL
5 1 (2.56%) Java
5 1 (2.56%) Perl
5 1 (2.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.13%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Oracle
2 4 (10.26%) Axway
2 4 (10.26%) Tumbleweed
2 4 (10.26%) ESRI
3 2 (5.13%) Splunk
3 2 (5.13%) VMware
3 2 (5.13%) IBM
3 2 (5.13%) Citrix
4 1 (2.56%) Mapinfo
4 1 (2.56%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.56%) SolidWorks
4 1 (2.56%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (2.56%) Google