The table below looks at the statistics for GIS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 60 52 74
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +22
Contract jobs citing GIS 20 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.03% 1.86% 0.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.00% 11.27% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 1
Average daily rate £375 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £322
% change year-on-year
- +24.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 1
Average hourly rate £9.50 - £9.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £23.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-15.21% +43.75%
GIS
Berkshire

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 Reading region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
200 142 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.26% 16.55% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 79 101
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 3 1
Average hourly rate £9.50 £55.65 £9.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.92% +511.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +16.07%

GIS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GIS across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

GIS Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GIS across the Reading region.

GIS Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GIS across the Reading region.

GIS Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 22 (68.75%) Microsoft
1 22 (68.75%) MS Office
2 8 (25.00%) Open Source
3 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (18.75%) TOGAF
5 4 (12.50%) Scrum
5 4 (12.50%) Oracle Spatial
5 4 (12.50%) Oracle
6 2 (6.25%) SQL
6 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
6 2 (6.25%) Data Management
6 2 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (3.13%) ComArch
7 1 (3.13%) VLAN
7 1 (3.13%) 4G
7 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.13%) Automation Testing
7 1 (3.13%) API Testing
7 1 (3.13%) RNC
7 1 (3.13%) SDH
7 1 (3.13%) LTE
7 1 (3.13%) MGW
7 1 (3.13%) VPLS
7 1 (3.13%) Degree
7 1 (3.13%) Selenium
7 1 (3.13%) Performance Testing
7 1 (3.13%) HTML
7 1 (3.13%) Java

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (12.50%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 22 (68.75%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) 2G
1 1 (3.13%) 3G
1 1 (3.13%) 4G
1 1 (3.13%) BGP
1 1 (3.13%) DWDM
1 1 (3.13%) LTE
1 1 (3.13%) MGW
1 1 (3.13%) RNC
1 1 (3.13%) SDH
1 1 (3.13%) VLAN
1 1 (3.13%) VPLS
1 1 (3.13%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) JMeter
1 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
1 1 (3.13%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (65.63%) Data Technician
1 21 (65.63%) GIS Technician
2 8 (25.00%) Consultant
2 8 (25.00%) GIS Consultant
3 1 (3.13%) Architect
3 1 (3.13%) Automation Tester
3 1 (3.13%) GIS Architect
3 1 (3.13%) GIS Officer
3 1 (3.13%) IP Engineer
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Architect
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Spatial Consultant
3 1 (3.13%) Performance Tester
3 1 (3.13%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Open Source
2 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (18.75%) TOGAF
4 4 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (6.25%) Data Management
6 1 (3.13%) API Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Automation Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Project Management
6 1 (3.13%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 22 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (3.13%) ComArch
3 1 (3.13%) Cramer