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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 153 124 140
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +16
Contract jobs citing GIS 13 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.39% 0.069%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.05% 1.23% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 1
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£370 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £13.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -22.85%
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England

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
1236 978 843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.41% 31.53% 28.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 517 415
Average daily rate £400 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £218 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 52 56
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.67% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £10.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £36.45 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% +14.28%

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 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 3 September 2015. 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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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
Lancashire - 7 £370 - 3
Cheshire -17 4 £475 +26.66% 1
Manchester -21 2 - - 1
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 9 (42.86%) Information Security
2 8 (38.10%) Data Analysis
3 7 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (28.57%) GAP Analysis
5 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
5 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
5 5 (23.81%) SIEM
5 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (19.05%) ArcSight
6 4 (19.05%) CCNP
6 4 (19.05%) CCNA
6 4 (19.05%) CISSP
6 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (19.05%) SQL
6 4 (19.05%) MS Office
6 4 (19.05%) Finance
7 3 (14.29%) Banking
7 3 (14.29%) Degree
7 3 (14.29%) A+ Certification
7 3 (14.29%) Mapinfo
7 3 (14.29%) Cyber Security
8 2 (9.52%) Data Protection
8 2 (9.52%) Symantec
8 2 (9.52%) Sun
8 2 (9.52%) SPSS
8 2 (9.52%) Project Management
8 2 (9.52%) CAD
8 2 (9.52%) DHCP
8 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
8 2 (9.52%) DNS

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 2 (9.52%) ArcGIS
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) SPSS
2 2 (9.52%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (4.76%) AutoCAD
3 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP HR
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) DHCP
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
1 2 (9.52%) DNS
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) Ingres
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) DB2
2 1 (4.76%) Informix
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Security Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) GIS Technician
4 2 (9.52%) Security Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Security Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Lead Security Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Cyber Security Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Database Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Tandem
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) UNIX
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Information Security
2 8 (38.10%) Data Analysis
3 6 (28.57%) GAP Analysis
4 5 (23.81%) SIEM
5 3 (14.29%) Cyber Security
6 2 (9.52%) Data Protection
6 2 (9.52%) Security Architecture
6 2 (9.52%) Web Development
6 2 (9.52%) Resource Management
6 2 (9.52%) Security Management
6 2 (9.52%) Data Management
6 2 (9.52%) CAD
6 2 (9.52%) Project Management
7 1 (4.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (4.76%) Migration
7 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
7 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.76%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) MapBasic
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) CCNP
1 4 (19.05%) CCNA
1 4 (19.05%) CISSP
1 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (14.29%) A+ Certification
2 3 (14.29%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) CEH
4 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) ArcSight
3 3 (14.29%) Mapinfo
4 2 (9.52%) Symantec
4 2 (9.52%) Sun
4 2 (9.52%) Google
5 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.76%) Rapid7
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) Sybase
5 1 (4.76%) SAP
5 1 (4.76%) McAfee
5 1 (4.76%) Teradata
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