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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Geographic Information System (GIS)
England / North West
Rank 113 146 125
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -21
Contract jobs citing GIS 21 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 0.36% 0.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.38% 1.73% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 4
Median daily rate £275 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +6.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £430 £400
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -63.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.50 £19.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-51.28% -47.29%

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
622 809 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.76% 20.81% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 526 459
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 20
Median hourly rate £20.50 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.75% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £17.20 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £67.04 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

GIS
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

GIS
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

GIS
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 20 January 2017.

GIS Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

GIS
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

GIS
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GIS across the North West region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

GIS Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

GIS
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 20 January 2017. 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 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
Cheshire +32 10 £275 -38.88%
Manchester +14 5 - -
Merseyside +2 4 £208 -36.15% 1
Cumbria - 1 £290 -
GIS
England

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (29.41%) Banking
2 10 (29.41%) Scrum
2 10 (29.41%) Degree
3 9 (26.47%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (26.47%) Finance
3 9 (26.47%) Data Management
4 8 (23.53%) Spatial Data
5 7 (20.59%) Information Security
6 6 (17.65%) ESRI
6 6 (17.65%) Financial Institution
6 6 (17.65%) Security Management
6 6 (17.65%) Internal Audit
6 6 (17.65%) PostGIS
6 6 (17.65%) Domain-Driven Design
6 6 (17.65%) Security Architecture
6 6 (17.65%) Information Architecture
7 5 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (14.71%) Jenkins
7 5 (14.71%) Ansible
7 5 (14.71%) Python
8 4 (11.76%) C#
8 4 (11.76%) Java
8 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
8 4 (11.76%) SQL
8 4 (11.76%) Project Management
8 4 (11.76%) Internet
8 4 (11.76%) Migration
8 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
8 4 (11.76%) GeoServer

GIS
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 4 (11.76%) GeoServer
2 1 (2.94%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) Internet
2 1 (2.94%) 2G
2 1 (2.94%) 3G
2 1 (2.94%) 4G
2 1 (2.94%) ATM
2 1 (2.94%) SAN
2 1 (2.94%) SDH
2 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) Spatial Data
2 2 (5.88%) MS Access
2 2 (5.88%) QGIS
2 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.94%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Jenkins
2 4 (11.76%) Artifactory
2 4 (11.76%) JIRA
3 1 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (29.41%) Banking
2 9 (26.47%) Finance
3 6 (17.65%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.94%) Legal
4 1 (2.94%) Local Government
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Consultant
2 7 (20.59%) Architect
2 7 (20.59%) Developer
2 7 (20.59%) Security Consultant
3 6 (17.65%) Data Architect
3 6 (17.65%) GIS Architect
4 5 (14.71%) AWS Consultant
4 5 (14.71%) Cloud Consultant
4 5 (14.71%) GIS Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Senior Consultant
4 5 (14.71%) Senior Security Consultant
5 4 (11.76%) GIS Web Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Web Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Administrator
6 3 (8.82%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Unix Administrator
7 2 (5.88%) GIS Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) PostGIS
2 4 (11.76%) Leaflet
2 4 (11.76%) OpenLayers
3 3 (8.82%) .NET
4 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.94%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.82%) LLPG
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Clustering
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.94%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) AIX
1 3 (8.82%) Linux
1 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (8.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (29.41%) Scrum
3 9 (26.47%) Data Management
3 9 (26.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (20.59%) Information Security
5 6 (17.65%) Domain-Driven Design
5 6 (17.65%) Information Architecture
5 6 (17.65%) Internal Audit
5 6 (17.65%) Security Architecture
5 6 (17.65%) Security Management
6 4 (11.76%) Migration
6 4 (11.76%) Project Management
6 4 (11.76%) Web Development
7 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.88%) ETL
7 2 (5.88%) Master Data Management
7 2 (5.88%) MVC
7 2 (5.88%) SOA
8 1 (2.94%) Agile Project Management
8 1 (2.94%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) Python
2 4 (11.76%) C#
2 4 (11.76%) Java
2 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 4 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Degree
2 3 (8.82%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) BS7666
2 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) ESRI
2 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
2 3 (8.82%) Veritas
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) SAP