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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 128 121 122
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing GIS 12 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.32% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.26% 1.18% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £239 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.44% -42.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £226 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £368
% change year-on-year
-2.98% -8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £19.52 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-25.71% -43.54%
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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 North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
954 764 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.57% 26.76% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 391 390
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 66 62
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.69 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.10% +1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.64 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%

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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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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 20 October 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
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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 +5 7 £375 +48.80% 7
Manchester - 3 £325 - 2
Lancashire - - - - 1
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 11 (47.83%) ArcGIS
2 9 (39.13%) Python
3 6 (26.09%) Data Modelling
3 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
3 6 (26.09%) .NET
4 5 (21.74%) SQL
4 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
4 5 (21.74%) Web Services
4 5 (21.74%) Finance
4 5 (21.74%) WCF
4 5 (21.74%) ESRI
5 4 (17.39%) Security Architecture
5 4 (17.39%) Information Security
5 4 (17.39%) Banking
5 4 (17.39%) Security Management
5 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
5 4 (17.39%) Windows
6 3 (13.04%) SLA
6 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
6 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.04%) Data Management
6 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
6 3 (13.04%) Degree
7 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
7 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
7 2 (8.70%) T-SQL

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 11 (47.83%) ArcGIS
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.35%) ArcSDE
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) AutoCAD
2 1 (4.35%) PowerPivot
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Big Data
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Consultant
2 6 (26.09%) Developer
3 5 (21.74%) GIS Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Security Consultant
4 4 (17.39%) Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Information Security Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) GIS Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Security Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Lead Security Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) GIS Technician
7 1 (4.35%) Security Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Information Manager
7 1 (4.35%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (4.35%) SQL DBA
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) .NET
2 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
2 5 (21.74%) Web Services
2 5 (21.74%) WCF
3 1 (4.35%) Django
3 1 (4.35%) jQuery
3 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.35%) Leaflet
3 1 (4.35%) Flask
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Replication
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Data Modelling
2 4 (17.39%) Security Management
2 4 (17.39%) Information Security
2 4 (17.39%) Security Architecture
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) Data Management
4 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.35%) Release Management
5 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.35%) TDD
5 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Workflow Management
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
5 1 (4.35%) Workflow
5 1 (4.35%) Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.35%) OOD
5 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) Python
2 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
3 5 (21.74%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.35%) C#
5 1 (4.35%) Java
5 1 (4.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) ESRI
2 1 (4.35%) VMware
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) SAP
2 1 (4.35%) Cognos
2 1 (4.35%) Citrix