The table below looks at the prevalence of the term GIS in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 35 47 38
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -9
Contract jobs citing GIS 10 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 3.46% 0.60% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.76% 2.50% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £90 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+400.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £378
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.06% -17.14%
GIS
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Miscellaneous Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
85 80 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 29.41% 23.81% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 63 25
Average daily rate £369 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.42% +26.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 2 3
Average hourly rate £55.00 £24.21 £17.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.17% +37.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

GIS
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GIS across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

GIS Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

GIS Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GIS across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

GIS Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

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Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

GIS Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Taunton +14 7 £450 +400.00%
GIS
South West

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 15 (78.95%) Content Management
2 12 (63.16%) SOA
2 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 12 (63.16%) UML
3 11 (57.89%) CRM
3 11 (57.89%) ITIL
3 11 (57.89%) PRINCE2
3 11 (57.89%) SAP
3 11 (57.89%) Web Services
3 11 (57.89%) ISO 9000
3 11 (57.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (57.89%) Manufacturing
3 11 (57.89%) Information Security
3 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (57.89%) Change Control
4 10 (52.63%) CMS
4 10 (52.63%) Management Information System
4 10 (52.63%) Workflow
4 10 (52.63%) .NET Framework
4 10 (52.63%) ISEB
4 10 (52.63%) .NET
5 9 (47.37%) Retail
6 8 (42.11%) ArchiMate
6 8 (42.11%) C#
6 8 (42.11%) VB
7 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
8 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
8 5 (26.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (26.32%) HTML
8 5 (26.32%) XML

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Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 10 (52.63%) CMS
2 5 (26.32%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
3 3 (15.79%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Summit
2 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
General
1 11 (57.89%) Manufacturing
2 9 (47.37%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Architect
1 13 (68.42%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (26.32%) Author
2 5 (26.32%) Technical Author
3 1 (5.26%) Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) GIS Technician
3 1 (5.26%) GIS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) Web Services
2 10 (52.63%) .NET
2 10 (52.63%) .NET Framework
3 5 (26.32%) HTML
3 5 (26.32%) XML
4 1 (5.26%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Management Information System
2 4 (21.05%) Wiki
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Content Management
2 12 (63.16%) UML
2 12 (63.16%) SOA
3 11 (57.89%) CRM
3 11 (57.89%) ITIL
3 11 (57.89%) PRINCE2
3 11 (57.89%) Information Security
3 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (57.89%) Change Control
4 10 (52.63%) Workflow
5 8 (42.11%) ArchiMate
6 3 (15.79%) Migration
6 3 (15.79%) Change Management
7 2 (10.53%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
8 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
8 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (5.26%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) C#
1 8 (42.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) ISEB
2 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (57.89%) ISO 9000
1 11 (57.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (15.79%) QA
3 2 (10.53%) ISO 9001
3 2 (10.53%) ISO 14001
4 1 (5.26%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
1 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 11 (57.89%) SAP
3 2 (10.53%) ESRI
4 1 (5.26%) Veeam
4 1 (5.26%) Zerto