The table below looks at the statistics for GIS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 138 136 118
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -18
Contract jobs citing GIS 29 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.74% 0.25% 0.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.63% 1.07% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 11
Median daily rate £475 £421 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.75% +5.31%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.54 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.44% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £13.25 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +26.19%
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England

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 North West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
798 839 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.39% 23.04% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 545 369
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.16% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 17
Median hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £23.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -15.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £23.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+45.65% -28.12%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing GIS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence 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 26 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 23 £475 -
Cheshire -8 5 £256 -30.27% 2
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing GIS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for GIS.

1 32 (71.11%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (55.56%) ESRI
2 25 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 25 (55.56%) GeoServer
3 24 (53.33%) PostGIS
4 23 (51.11%) Python
5 21 (46.67%) Open Source
6 18 (40.00%) AngularJS
7 17 (37.78%) Java
8 16 (35.56%) Web Services
8 16 (35.56%) REST
9 15 (33.33%) OpenLayers
10 13 (28.89%) SDLC
10 13 (28.89%) Leaflet
11 11 (24.44%) NoSQL
11 11 (24.44%) .NET
12 10 (22.22%) Scrum
12 10 (22.22%) QGIS
13 9 (20.00%) C#
13 9 (20.00%) jQuery
14 8 (17.78%) Domain-Driven Design
14 8 (17.78%) Information Architecture
14 8 (17.78%) TOGAF
14 8 (17.78%) Local Government
14 8 (17.78%) Enterprise Architecture
14 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (15.56%) Change Management
15 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
15 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
15 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (55.56%) GeoServer
2 4 (8.89%) Node.js
3 2 (4.44%) ArcGIS
3 2 (4.44%) CMS
3 2 (4.44%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) 2G
1 1 (2.22%) 3G
1 1 (2.22%) 4G
1 1 (2.22%) Firewall
1 1 (2.22%) GSM
1 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.22%) tcpdump
1 1 (2.22%) UMTS
1 1 (2.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) NoSQL
2 10 (22.22%) QGIS
3 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
3 7 (15.56%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.22%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Cucumber
1 4 (8.89%) Gradle
1 4 (8.89%) JBehave
1 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
1 4 (8.89%) JIRA
1 4 (8.89%) Maven
1 4 (8.89%) Selenium
2 3 (6.67%) GitLab
3 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (17.78%) Local Government
2 4 (8.89%) Finance
3 3 (6.67%) Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Legal
5 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (57.78%) Developer
2 21 (46.67%) GIS Developer
3 8 (17.78%) Architect
3 8 (17.78%) Data Architect
4 6 (13.33%) Applications Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Consultant
6 3 (6.67%) Applications Consultant
6 3 (6.67%) GIS Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) GIS Officer
7 2 (4.44%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Drupal Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) GIS Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Node.js Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Web Consultant
8 1 (2.22%) Security Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (53.33%) PostGIS
2 18 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 16 (35.56%) REST
3 16 (35.56%) Web Services
4 15 (33.33%) OpenLayers
5 13 (28.89%) Leaflet
6 11 (24.44%) .NET
7 9 (20.00%) jQuery
8 7 (15.56%) Ajax
8 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET
9 5 (11.11%) Backbone.js
10 4 (8.89%) CSS
10 4 (8.89%) Ember.js
10 4 (8.89%) HTML
11 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
11 2 (4.44%) CodeIgniter
11 2 (4.44%) Google Maps API
11 2 (4.44%) JSON
11 2 (4.44%) Spring
11 2 (4.44%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.44%) Cryptography
3 2 (4.44%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (4.44%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (4.44%) LLPG
3 2 (4.44%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.44%) Tandem
3 2 (4.44%) User Experience
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.22%) Economics
4 1 (2.22%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.22%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (71.11%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (46.67%) Open Source
3 13 (28.89%) SDLC
4 10 (22.22%) Scrum
5 8 (17.78%) Domain-Driven Design
5 8 (17.78%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (17.78%) Information Architecture
5 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (17.78%) TOGAF
6 7 (15.56%) Change Management
6 7 (15.56%) Systems Analysis
7 6 (13.33%) BDD
7 6 (13.33%) TDD
8 4 (8.89%) Microservices
9 3 (6.67%) Risk Management
10 2 (4.44%) Asset Management
10 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce
10 2 (4.44%) Front End Development
10 2 (4.44%) MVC
10 2 (4.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 23 (51.11%) Python
3 17 (37.78%) Java
4 9 (20.00%) C#
5 7 (15.56%) SQL
6 2 (4.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) CFCE
1 1 (2.22%) Degree
1 1 (2.22%) EnCE
1 1 (2.22%) GCFA
1 1 (2.22%) GCFE
1 1 (2.22%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) BS7666
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Docker
2 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) EnCase
Vendors
1 25 (55.56%) ESRI
2 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.44%) Google
3 2 (4.44%) IBM
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) SAP
3 2 (4.44%) Zend
4 1 (2.22%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.22%) Mapinfo
4 1 (2.22%) Rapid7
4 1 (2.22%) Splunk
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