The first 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the North West region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 125 125 134
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing GIS 10 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.11% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.39% 0.51% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate
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£425 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £355 £370
% change year-on-year
-8.45% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £9.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+67.56% -42.18%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
719 587 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.75% 21.45% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 273 296
Average daily rate £385 £325 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +1.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £427 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 35 73
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.98% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.12 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%
GIS
England

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

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

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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 1 August 2014.

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

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 1 August 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 +8 6 £425 - 1
Manchester +1 3 - -
Merseyside - - - -
GIS
England

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (40.74%) Information Security
2 8 (29.63%) Finance
3 6 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 6 (22.22%) Banking
3 6 (22.22%) Security Architecture
4 5 (18.52%) Security Management
4 5 (18.52%) ArcGIS
5 4 (14.81%) SQL
5 4 (14.81%) Linux
5 4 (14.81%) Python
6 3 (11.11%) UNIX
6 3 (11.11%) Windows
6 3 (11.11%) ESRI
6 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 3 (11.11%) AutoCAD
7 2 (7.41%) SLA
7 2 (7.41%) IBM
7 2 (7.41%) Citrix
7 2 (7.41%) SAN
7 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
7 2 (7.41%) OOD
7 2 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
7 2 (7.41%) MySQL
7 2 (7.41%) ITIL
7 2 (7.41%) Java
7 2 (7.41%) SQL Server

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 5 (18.52%) ArcGIS
2 2 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.70%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (3.70%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) AutoCAD
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (7.41%) MySQL
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) Big Data
2 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Consultant
2 9 (33.33%) Security Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) DBA
4 2 (7.41%) GIS Technician
4 2 (7.41%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (7.41%) SQL DBA
4 2 (7.41%) GIS Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Security Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Python Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Lead Security Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Information Security Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Middleware Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Security Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) GIS Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) GIS Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Django
1 2 (7.41%) jQuery
1 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
1 2 (7.41%) Leaflet
1 2 (7.41%) Flask
2 1 (3.70%) Regular Expression
2 1 (3.70%) WCF
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (3.70%) Rendezvous
2 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) Replication
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) Tandem
3 1 (3.70%) AS400
3 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) UNIX
2 3 (11.11%) Windows
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) VMS
4 1 (3.70%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Information Security
2 6 (22.22%) Security Architecture
3 5 (18.52%) Security Management
4 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
5 2 (7.41%) OOD
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL
5 2 (7.41%) Business Continuity
5 2 (7.41%) Data Management
5 2 (7.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (7.41%) TDD
6 1 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.70%) Web Application Development
6 1 (3.70%) Release Management
6 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) Workflow Management
6 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
1 4 (14.81%) Python
2 2 (7.41%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) TypeScript
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) Perl
3 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
1 2 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) ESRI
2 2 (7.41%) IBM
2 2 (7.41%) Citrix
2 2 (7.41%) VMware
2 2 (7.41%) Splunk
3 1 (3.70%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (3.70%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Cognos
3 1 (3.70%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.70%) SolidWorks