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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 125 143 121
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -22
Contract jobs citing GIS 29 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 0.26% 0.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.19% 1.19% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 5
Median daily rate £395 £385 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.59% -9.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £366 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £371 £351
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £9.00 - £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-32.14% -12.50%
GIS
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
908 842 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.88% 21.77% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 543 385
Median daily rate £375 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 17 14
Median hourly rate £24.00 £34.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +74.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £33.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £57.75 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £28.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -

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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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +17 21 £420 -
Merseyside - 5 - -
Cheshire -2 2 £265 -44.21% 1
GIS
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 34 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (53.57%) ESRI
3 25 (44.64%) PostGIS
4 22 (39.29%) JavaScript
5 21 (37.50%) GeoServer
6 20 (35.71%) Spatial Data
7 18 (32.14%) Python
8 16 (28.57%) Open Source
8 16 (28.57%) Information Architecture
9 14 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
9 14 (25.00%) TOGAF
9 14 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
9 14 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (25.00%) AngularJS
10 12 (21.43%) OpenLayers
10 12 (21.43%) Java
11 11 (19.64%) Web Services
11 11 (19.64%) REST
11 11 (19.64%) Leaflet
12 10 (17.86%) .NET
12 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
13 9 (16.07%) C#
13 9 (16.07%) NoSQL
13 9 (16.07%) jQuery
13 9 (16.07%) Systems Analysis
13 9 (16.07%) SDLC
14 8 (14.29%) Mobile App
14 8 (14.29%) Local Government
15 7 (12.50%) Ajax
15 7 (12.50%) SQL Server

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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 21 (37.50%) GeoServer
2 4 (7.14%) ArcGIS
3 3 (5.36%) CMS
3 3 (5.36%) Drupal
4 1 (1.79%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) Firewall
1 4 (7.14%) tcpdump
1 4 (7.14%) Wireshark
2 3 (5.36%) 2G
2 3 (5.36%) 3G
2 3 (5.36%) 4G
2 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.57%) ATM
3 2 (3.57%) SDH
4 1 (1.79%) GSM
4 1 (1.79%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (35.71%) Spatial Data
2 9 (16.07%) NoSQL
3 7 (12.50%) QGIS
3 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 7 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (3.57%) MS Access
4 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.79%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (14.29%) Local Government
2 4 (7.14%) Finance
3 3 (5.36%) Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Developer
2 17 (30.36%) GIS Developer
3 14 (25.00%) Architect
3 14 (25.00%) Data Architect
4 12 (21.43%) Analyst
5 6 (10.71%) Applications Developer
6 5 (8.93%) Consultant
6 5 (8.93%) GIS Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Applications Consultant
7 4 (7.14%) Business Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Incident Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Security Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Senior Incident Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Senior Security Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Drupal Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) GIS Officer
8 3 (5.36%) Web Consultant
9 2 (3.57%) Node.js Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Transmission Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (44.64%) PostGIS
2 14 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 12 (21.43%) OpenLayers
4 11 (19.64%) Leaflet
4 11 (19.64%) REST
4 11 (19.64%) Web Services
5 10 (17.86%) .NET
6 9 (16.07%) jQuery
7 7 (12.50%) Ajax
7 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET
8 5 (8.93%) CSS
8 5 (8.93%) Ember.js
8 5 (8.93%) HTML
8 5 (8.93%) Node.js
9 3 (5.36%) Backbone.js
9 3 (5.36%) CSS3
9 3 (5.36%) HTML5
9 3 (5.36%) React
10 2 (3.57%) Laravel
10 2 (3.57%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 5 (8.93%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (5.36%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (5.36%) User Experience
5 2 (3.57%) Cryptography
5 2 (3.57%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (3.57%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.57%) Tandem
6 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.79%) Economics
6 1 (1.79%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.79%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.79%) LLPG
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.57%) Information Architecture
2 16 (28.57%) Open Source
3 14 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 14 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 14 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 9 (16.07%) SDLC
4 9 (16.07%) Systems Analysis
5 7 (12.50%) Change Management
6 6 (10.71%) Scrum
7 5 (8.93%) Information Security
8 4 (7.14%) Business Analysis
8 4 (7.14%) Digital Forensics
8 4 (7.14%) Migration
8 4 (7.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 3 (5.36%) Automated Testing
9 3 (5.36%) Content Management
9 3 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (5.36%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (39.29%) JavaScript
2 18 (32.14%) Python
3 12 (21.43%) Java
4 9 (16.07%) C#
5 3 (5.36%) PHP
5 3 (5.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) CFCE
1 4 (7.14%) Degree
1 4 (7.14%) EnCE
1 4 (7.14%) GCFA
1 4 (7.14%) GCFE
1 4 (7.14%) GIAC
2 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) BS7666
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) EnCase
Vendors
1 30 (53.57%) ESRI
2 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.14%) ArcSight
3 4 (7.14%) Rapid7
3 4 (7.14%) SAP
3 4 (7.14%) Splunk
4 2 (3.57%) IBM
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle
4 2 (3.57%) Zend