The table below looks at the prevalence of the term GIS 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 58 65 53
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -12
Contract jobs citing GIS 15 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.50% 0.85% 2.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.02% 3.07% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 9
Average daily rate
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£475 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £323 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £503 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £9.10 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £10.50 £15.31
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -31.41%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
249 293 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.83% 27.80% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 139 81
Average daily rate £400 £350 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £181 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 21
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.10 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.50 £19.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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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 Miscellaneous 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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Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GIS across the Reading region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

GIS Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 April 2015, 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 9 (30.00%) ESRI
1 9 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
2 8 (26.67%) Java
2 8 (26.67%) Python
2 8 (26.67%) TOGAF
3 7 (23.33%) Process Architecture
3 7 (23.33%) People Management
4 5 (16.67%) ArcGIS
4 5 (16.67%) SQL
4 5 (16.67%) Mapinfo
4 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.33%) ArcSDE
5 4 (13.33%) ArcObjects
5 4 (13.33%) SAP
5 4 (13.33%) Oracle
5 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
5 4 (13.33%) Time Management
5 4 (13.33%) Information Architecture
6 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (10.00%) Smart Meter
6 3 (10.00%) Finance
6 3 (10.00%) Legal
6 3 (10.00%) MS Office
6 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.00%) Billing
7 2 (6.67%) Data Management
7 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Migration
7 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (6.67%) Waterfall

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 5 (16.67%) ArcGIS
2 4 (13.33%) ArcSDE
3 2 (6.67%) Smallworld
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP SRM
1 1 (3.33%) SAP ERP
1 1 (3.33%) SAP CRM
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Kiln
General
1 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Legal
2 3 (10.00%) Billing
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Architect
2 7 (23.33%) Technical Architect
3 4 (13.33%) Technical Leader
3 4 (13.33%) GIS Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Information Architect
5 2 (6.67%) AWS Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Data Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Trainer
6 1 (3.33%) Domain Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Information Systems Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Telecoms Business Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Business Architect
6 1 (3.33%) SAP Trainer
6 1 (3.33%) GIS Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) ArcObjects
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
2 8 (26.67%) TOGAF
3 7 (23.33%) Process Architecture
3 7 (23.33%) People Management
4 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.33%) Time Management
5 4 (13.33%) Information Architecture
6 2 (6.67%) Data Management
6 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.67%) Migration
6 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
6 2 (6.67%) Network Management
6 2 (6.67%) EAM
6 2 (6.67%) CRM
6 2 (6.67%) Project Management
6 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.33%) MVC
7 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.33%) ERP
7 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) Java
1 8 (26.67%) Python
2 5 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) BC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) ESRI
2 5 (16.67%) Mapinfo
3 4 (13.33%) SAP
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle
4 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.33%) ClickSoftware Technologies