The 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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 115 106 108
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing GIS 19 41 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.63% 1.38% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.52% 5.32% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 33 1
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£388 £375 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.80 £15.16
% change year-on-year
-8.22% +4.25%
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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 South West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
753 770 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.04% 25.99% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 484 279
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 52 41
Average hourly rate £31.04 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.12% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.48 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -

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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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 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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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
Somerset +2 9 £375 -
Dorset - 5 £102 -
Gloucestershire -5 2 £400 -
Devon -8 1 £400 +6.66%
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 22 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (47.73%) Content Management
3 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (38.64%) Management Information System
3 17 (38.64%) .NET
3 17 (38.64%) Web Services
3 17 (38.64%) UML
4 16 (36.36%) ISEB
4 16 (36.36%) CRM
4 16 (36.36%) PRINCE2
4 16 (36.36%) SOA
4 16 (36.36%) Workflow
4 16 (36.36%) Manufacturing
4 16 (36.36%) CMS
4 16 (36.36%) .NET Framework
4 16 (36.36%) Security Cleared
5 15 (34.09%) Change Control
5 15 (34.09%) Retail
5 15 (34.09%) ISO 9000
5 15 (34.09%) ITIL
5 15 (34.09%) SAP
6 14 (31.82%) C#
6 14 (31.82%) Information Security
6 14 (31.82%) ArcGIS
6 14 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (29.55%) VB
8 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 10 (22.73%) ESRI
10 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
11 6 (13.64%) SharePoint

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 16 (36.36%) CMS
2 14 (31.82%) ArcGIS
3 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
4 5 (11.36%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.27%) ArcSDE
5 1 (2.27%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.09%) MS Office
3 2 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) PaaS
1 1 (2.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.27%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.27%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) JUnit
1 1 (2.27%) Maven
General
1 16 (36.36%) Manufacturing
2 15 (34.09%) Retail
3 2 (4.55%) Finance
4 1 (2.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (40.91%) Architect
1 18 (40.91%) Solutions Architect
2 12 (27.27%) Developer
3 9 (20.45%) GIS Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Author
4 5 (11.36%) Technical Author
5 4 (9.09%) GIS Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.82%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (4.55%) GIS Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Graduate
8 1 (2.27%) Administrator
8 1 (2.27%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.27%) Data Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) GIS Technician
8 1 (2.27%) Data Administrator
8 1 (2.27%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (38.64%) .NET
1 17 (38.64%) Web Services
2 16 (36.36%) .NET Framework
3 6 (13.64%) XML
4 5 (11.36%) HTML
5 2 (4.55%) JSP
6 1 (2.27%) Spring
6 1 (2.27%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (38.64%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.09%) Wiki
3 1 (2.27%) Replication
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.27%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (47.73%) Content Management
2 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (38.64%) UML
3 16 (36.36%) CRM
3 16 (36.36%) PRINCE2
3 16 (36.36%) SOA
3 16 (36.36%) Workflow
4 15 (34.09%) Change Control
4 15 (34.09%) ITIL
5 14 (31.82%) Information Security
6 4 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.55%) Line Management
8 2 (4.55%) Open Source
8 2 (4.55%) Asset Management
8 2 (4.55%) Data Management
8 2 (4.55%) TOGAF
9 1 (2.27%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (2.27%) Data Modelling
9 1 (2.27%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.82%) C#
2 13 (29.55%) VB
3 6 (13.64%) Python
4 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.82%) Java
6 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (36.36%) ISEB
1 16 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) Degree
3 3 (6.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (34.09%) ISO 9000
2 14 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (9.09%) QA
4 2 (4.55%) ISO 14001
4 2 (4.55%) ISO 9001
5 1 (2.27%) SLA
5 1 (2.27%) JSP 440
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Puppet
1 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (34.09%) SAP
3 10 (22.73%) ESRI
4 5 (11.36%) Oracle
5 1 (2.27%) Veeam
5 1 (2.27%) Zerto