The table below looks at the statistics for GIS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 252 208 222
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +14
Contract jobs citing GIS 26 56 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.56% 0.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.34% 3.14% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 10
Average daily rate £400 £370 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +3.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £258 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £610 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 7
Average hourly rate £12.06 £11.50 £9.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% +26.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £12.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+61.64% +19.04%
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England

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 South East region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1938 1784 1848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.11% 17.93% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1229 1086 1059
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 34 45
Average hourly rate £38.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £19.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £48.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £32.10 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.80% -8.28%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

GIS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

GIS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GIS across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

GIS Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

GIS Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GIS across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

GIS Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Berkshire -6 13 £400 -8.57%
Buckinghamshire +14 3 £590 -
East Sussex +3 3 £255 -31.08%
Hampshire -9 3 - -
Surrey -13 2 - - 2
Oxfordshire +3 1 - - 2
West Sussex - 1 £300 -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 24 (36.92%) Microsoft
2 17 (26.15%) MS Office
3 16 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (18.46%) HTML
5 11 (16.92%) JavaScript
5 11 (16.92%) SQL
6 10 (15.38%) Java
6 10 (15.38%) Oracle
6 10 (15.38%) Scrum
7 9 (13.85%) CSS
7 9 (13.85%) Open Source
8 8 (12.31%) HTML5
8 8 (12.31%) Mathematics
8 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared
8 8 (12.31%) AngularJS
8 8 (12.31%) SQL Server
8 8 (12.31%) C
8 8 (12.31%) C#
8 8 (12.31%) MVC
9 7 (10.77%) TOGAF
9 7 (10.77%) .NET
9 7 (10.77%) Python
10 6 (9.23%) ASP.NET
10 6 (9.23%) Visual Studio
10 6 (9.23%) Management Information System
10 6 (9.23%) GeoServer
10 6 (9.23%) jQuery
10 6 (9.23%) .NET Framework
10 6 (9.23%) Degree
10 6 (9.23%) ASP.NET MVC

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 6 (9.23%) GeoServer
2 5 (7.69%) ArcGIS
2 5 (7.69%) Oracle Spatial
3 2 (3.08%) ArcSDE
3 2 (3.08%) SAS
4 1 (1.54%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.54%) Node.js
Applications
1 17 (26.15%) MS Office
2 2 (3.08%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) 3G
1 2 (3.08%) 4G
1 2 (3.08%) DMZ
1 2 (3.08%) Firewall
1 2 (3.08%) Internet
1 2 (3.08%) LAN
1 2 (3.08%) PABX
1 2 (3.08%) Radio Access Network
1 2 (3.08%) SAN
1 2 (3.08%) VPN
1 2 (3.08%) WAN
1 2 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.54%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.08%) Big Data
5 1 (1.54%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.54%) MS Access
5 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.54%) QGIS
5 1 (1.54%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.15%) Selenium
3 3 (4.62%) Appium
3 3 (4.62%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.62%) JMeter
3 3 (4.62%) Subversion
3 3 (4.62%) WebDriver
3 3 (4.62%) Zephyr
4 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.08%) Maven
4 2 (3.08%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (3.08%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (3.08%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.54%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.08%) Avionics
2 2 (3.08%) Finance
3 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (30.77%) GIS Technician
2 16 (24.62%) Data Technician
3 13 (20.00%) Developer
4 10 (15.38%) Consultant
5 9 (13.85%) Analyst
5 9 (13.85%) GIS Consultant
6 7 (10.77%) C# Developer
7 6 (9.23%) .NET Developer
7 6 (9.23%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (9.23%) GIS Analyst
8 5 (7.69%) SQL Developer
9 4 (6.15%) Business Analyst
9 4 (6.15%) GIS Business Analyst
9 4 (6.15%) GIS Developer
9 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Developer
10 3 (4.62%) Project Manager
10 3 (4.62%) Test Analyst
11 2 (3.08%) Architect
11 2 (3.08%) JavaScript Developer
11 2 (3.08%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.46%) HTML
2 9 (13.85%) CSS
3 8 (12.31%) AngularJS
3 8 (12.31%) HTML5
4 7 (10.77%) .NET
5 6 (9.23%) .NET Framework
5 6 (9.23%) ASP.NET
5 6 (9.23%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (9.23%) Entity Framework
5 6 (9.23%) jQuery
6 5 (7.69%) ADO.NET
6 5 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (6.15%) OpenLayers
8 3 (4.62%) REST
9 2 (3.08%) EJB
9 2 (3.08%) EJB 3.0
9 2 (3.08%) JSP
9 2 (3.08%) PostGIS
9 2 (3.08%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Mathematics
2 6 (9.23%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.62%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.62%) Visualisation
4 2 (3.08%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.54%) Biology
5 1 (1.54%) Chemistry
5 1 (1.54%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.54%) Economics
5 1 (1.54%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.54%) Life Science
5 1 (1.54%) Statistics
5 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.08%) Linux
1 2 (3.08%) Windows
2 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (15.38%) Scrum
3 9 (13.85%) Open Source
4 8 (12.31%) MVC
5 7 (10.77%) TOGAF
6 5 (7.69%) Analytics
6 5 (7.69%) Document Management
7 4 (6.15%) Performance Testing
8 3 (4.62%) BDD
8 3 (4.62%) Business Analysis
8 3 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.62%) Load Testing
8 3 (4.62%) Network Planning
8 3 (4.62%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (4.62%) SDLC
8 3 (4.62%) Test Automation
8 3 (4.62%) Test Management
9 2 (3.08%) Data Management
9 2 (3.08%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (3.08%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.92%) JavaScript
1 11 (16.92%) SQL
2 10 (15.38%) Java
3 8 (12.31%) C
3 8 (12.31%) C#
4 7 (10.77%) Python
5 1 (1.54%) MapBasic
5 1 (1.54%) PHP
5 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.54%) R
5 1 (1.54%) Scala
5 1 (1.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.23%) Degree
3 4 (6.15%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.62%) ISEB
5 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.54%) APMP
6 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.08%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.54%) QA
Vendors
1 24 (36.92%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.38%) Oracle
3 5 (7.69%) Mapinfo
4 3 (4.62%) ESRI
5 1 (1.54%) Google
5 1 (1.54%) SAP
5 1 (1.54%) Tableau
5 1 (1.54%) Telerik