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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 74 53 66
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +13
Contract jobs citing GIS 9 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.87% 1.53% 0.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.11% 8.52% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Average daily rate £400 £475 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +15.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £9.50 - £9.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £12.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+61.64% +19.04%
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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
176 176 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.10% 17.90% 18.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 113 116
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Average hourly rate £9.50 - £9.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%

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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 30 April 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 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 16 (57.14%) MS Office
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (28.57%) Open Source
4 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 6 (21.43%) Scrum
4 6 (21.43%) TOGAF
4 6 (21.43%) Oracle
5 4 (14.29%) Oracle Spatial
5 4 (14.29%) GeoServer
5 4 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (10.71%) HTML
6 3 (10.71%) Java
6 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
6 3 (10.71%) JMeter
7 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
7 2 (7.14%) Spring
7 2 (7.14%) Maven
7 2 (7.14%) Data Management
7 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (7.14%) Hibernate
7 2 (7.14%) SQL
7 2 (7.14%) EJB
7 2 (7.14%) CSS
7 2 (7.14%) JSP
7 2 (7.14%) Web Services
7 2 (7.14%) Python
7 2 (7.14%) OpenLayers
7 2 (7.14%) MVC

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 (14.29%) GeoServer
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 16 (57.14%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) JMeter
2 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.14%) Maven
2 2 (7.14%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.57%) Selenium
General
1 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Data Technician
1 16 (57.14%) GIS Technician
2 8 (28.57%) Consultant
2 8 (28.57%) GIS Consultant
3 2 (7.14%) Developer
3 2 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Automation Tester
4 1 (3.57%) IT Trainer
4 1 (3.57%) Java Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Performance Tester
4 1 (3.57%) Tester
4 1 (3.57%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) HTML
2 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 2 (7.14%) CSS
2 2 (7.14%) EJB
2 2 (7.14%) EJB 3.0
2 2 (7.14%) Hibernate
2 2 (7.14%) JSP
2 2 (7.14%) OpenLayers
2 2 (7.14%) REST
2 2 (7.14%) Spring
2 2 (7.14%) Spring MVC
2 2 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
1 1 (3.57%) e-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) Open Source
3 6 (21.43%) Scrum
3 6 (21.43%) TOGAF
4 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (7.14%) Data Management
4 2 (7.14%) MVC
4 2 (7.14%) User Stories
5 1 (3.57%) API Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Coaching
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) Java
1 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.14%) Python
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) SAP