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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 142 133 116
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -17
Contract jobs citing GIS 12 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.37% 0.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.59% 1.55% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 13
Average daily rate £325 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £374 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £400 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £331
% change year-on-year
- +20.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -35.71%
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
755 773 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.13% 23.74% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 480 349
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 15 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £24.80 £17.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.65 £67.00 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the North West region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester -12 6 £300 -7.69% 1
Merseyside - 3 £321 - 1
Cheshire -10 2 £450 +12.50%
GIS
England

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 16 (37.21%) Information Security
1 16 (37.21%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (34.88%) Network Monitoring
2 15 (34.88%) Intrusion Detection
3 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (32.56%) Banking
4 13 (30.23%) Investment Banking
4 13 (30.23%) Incident Management
4 13 (30.23%) ESRI
4 13 (30.23%) Management Information System
5 12 (27.91%) Python
6 11 (25.58%) Scrum
6 11 (25.58%) Java
6 11 (25.58%) Open Source
7 10 (23.26%) JavaScript
7 10 (23.26%) Web Services
8 9 (20.93%) PostGIS
8 9 (20.93%) AngularJS
8 9 (20.93%) REST
9 8 (18.60%) Gradle
9 8 (18.60%) Cucumber
9 8 (18.60%) JIRA
9 8 (18.60%) QA
9 8 (18.60%) Selenium
9 8 (18.60%) JBehave
9 8 (18.60%) Maven
10 7 (16.28%) TDD
10 7 (16.28%) SDLC
10 7 (16.28%) Microservices
10 7 (16.28%) BDD

GIS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (9.30%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (34.88%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) NoSQL
2 4 (9.30%) QGIS
3 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Cucumber
1 8 (18.60%) Gradle
1 8 (18.60%) JBehave
1 8 (18.60%) JIRA
1 8 (18.60%) Maven
1 8 (18.60%) Selenium
2 3 (6.98%) GitLab
3 2 (4.65%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.65%) Eclipse RCP
3 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.65%) Subversion
General
1 14 (32.56%) Banking
2 13 (30.23%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Developer
2 12 (27.91%) Security Specialist
3 9 (20.93%) GIS Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Data Business Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) GIS Technician
6 2 (4.65%) IT Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) IT Security Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.33%) Agile Project Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse Business Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) GIS Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) GIS Consultant
7 1 (2.33%) GIS Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) Web Services
2 9 (20.93%) AngularJS
2 9 (20.93%) PostGIS
2 9 (20.93%) REST
3 6 (13.95%) Leaflet
4 3 (6.98%) .NET
4 3 (6.98%) Backbone.js
5 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.65%) Entity Framework
5 2 (4.65%) Google Maps API
5 2 (4.65%) GTK+
5 2 (4.65%) OpenGL
5 2 (4.65%) Qt
5 2 (4.65%) Spring
5 2 (4.65%) Spring Boot
6 1 (2.33%) Ajax
6 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.23%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Data Integration
3 2 (4.65%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.65%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.33%) LLPG
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Linux
1 2 (4.65%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Cybersecurity
1 16 (37.21%) Information Security
2 15 (34.88%) Network Monitoring
3 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (30.23%) Incident Management
5 11 (25.58%) Open Source
5 11 (25.58%) Scrum
6 7 (16.28%) BDD
6 7 (16.28%) Microservices
6 7 (16.28%) SDLC
6 7 (16.28%) TDD
7 4 (9.30%) Project Management
8 3 (6.98%) Data Analysis
8 3 (6.98%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (4.65%) Data Management
9 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2
9 2 (4.65%) Programme Management
9 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
9 2 (4.65%) SOA
9 2 (4.65%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) Python
2 11 (25.58%) Java
3 10 (23.26%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.95%) SQL
5 4 (9.30%) C#
6 2 (4.65%) C
6 2 (4.65%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) Degree
1 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) BS7666
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Docker
Vendors
1 13 (30.23%) ESRI
2 2 (4.65%) Google
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle
2 2 (4.65%) SAP
2 2 (4.65%) Splunk
3 1 (2.33%) Mapinfo
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft