The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term GIS in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the South West region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 121 109 98
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -11
Contract jobs citing GIS 17 5 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.56% 0.23% 1.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.92% 1.20% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 21
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£225 £283 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.35% -21.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £221 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £477 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £17.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £9.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+67.56% -42.18%
Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
583 418 580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.17% 19.51% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 242 297
Average daily rate £368 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £198 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 30 50
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -53.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%
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Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

GIS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

GIS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GIS across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

GIS Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

GIS Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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
Somerset -10 6 £105 -
Wiltshire -6 5 £225 -20.35%
Devon - 3 £375 -
Bristol -20 1 - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 30 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 27 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 27 (50.00%) SAP
3 23 (42.59%) PRINCE2
4 18 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 17 (31.48%) Project Management
5 17 (31.48%) UML
6 16 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (29.63%) Microsoft Azure
7 15 (27.78%) Microsoft
8 13 (24.07%) Test Strategy
9 11 (20.37%) Web Services
9 11 (20.37%) JavaScript
10 10 (18.52%) Service Delivery
10 10 (18.52%) Capacity Management
10 10 (18.52%) SolarWinds
10 10 (18.52%) CMDB
10 10 (18.52%) Operations Management
10 10 (18.52%) Asset Management
11 9 (16.67%) Degree
11 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 9 (16.67%) C#
11 9 (16.67%) Data Modelling
12 8 (14.81%) Scrum
12 8 (14.81%) Use Case
12 8 (14.81%) Portfolio Management
13 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
14 6 (11.11%) HTML
14 6 (11.11%) SQL
14 6 (11.11%) CSS

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (5.56%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) AutoCAD
1 1 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 16 (29.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (3.70%) Big Data
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.85%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (44.44%) Analyst
2 18 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 11 (20.37%) Project Manager
4 10 (18.52%) Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Graduate
5 5 (9.26%) Graduate Developer
6 4 (7.41%) .NET Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Programmer
7 3 (5.56%) .NET Programmer
7 3 (5.56%) Agile Project Manager
8 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Data Scientist
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Business Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Data Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Author
8 2 (3.70%) Technical Author
8 2 (3.70%) Test Analyst
9 1 (1.85%) Data Architect
9 1 (1.85%) Business Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.37%) Web Services
2 6 (11.11%) HTML
2 6 (11.11%) CSS
3 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (9.26%) .NET
3 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET
4 4 (7.41%) XML
5 3 (5.56%) jQuery
5 3 (5.56%) Google Maps API
5 3 (5.56%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (3.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (3.70%) REST
6 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (3.70%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (3.70%) Ajax
6 2 (3.70%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) CMDB
2 6 (11.11%) Visualisation
3 4 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) NHS
4 1 (1.85%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.85%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.85%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (42.59%) PRINCE2
2 17 (31.48%) UML
2 17 (31.48%) Project Management
3 16 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (24.07%) Test Strategy
5 10 (18.52%) Asset Management
5 10 (18.52%) Operations Management
5 10 (18.52%) Service Delivery
5 10 (18.52%) Capacity Management
6 9 (16.67%) Data Modelling
7 8 (14.81%) Scrum
7 8 (14.81%) Use Case
7 8 (14.81%) Portfolio Management
8 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (11.11%) Change Control
9 5 (9.26%) ITIL
9 5 (9.26%) MVC
10 4 (7.41%) Business Process Mapping
11 3 (5.56%) PRINCE
11 3 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) JavaScript
2 9 (16.67%) C#
3 6 (11.11%) SQL
4 3 (5.56%) C
5 2 (3.70%) Python
5 2 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 30 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 27 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 18 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 9 (16.67%) Degree
5 6 (11.11%) DV Cleared
6 5 (9.26%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) ISO 9001
1 2 (3.70%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 27 (50.00%) SAP
2 15 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 10 (18.52%) SolarWinds
4 2 (3.70%) Google
4 2 (3.70%) IBM
5 1 (1.85%) Mapinfo
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle