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 24 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 127 100 111
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +11
Contract jobs citing GIS 18 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.53% 0.51% 0.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.16% 2.18% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 15
Average daily rate
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£225 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £328 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £382 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £374 £355
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +5.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -44.88%
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England

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
833 504 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.71% 23.45% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 302 390
Average daily rate £375 £338 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 45 56
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.30 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.34% -50.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.75 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.30 £31.70 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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 -7 8 £225 -36.39% 1
Bristol - 5 £325 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £225 -
Avon - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 12 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
3 10 (23.81%) C#
3 10 (23.81%) SC Cleared
4 9 (21.43%) SQL
4 9 (21.43%) SAP
5 8 (19.05%) PRINCE2
5 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
6 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 7 (16.67%) HTML
6 7 (16.67%) CSS
6 7 (16.67%) UML
6 7 (16.67%) Scrum
6 7 (16.67%) Degree
7 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (14.29%) MVC
7 6 (14.29%) .NET
7 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET
7 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (11.90%) Project Management
8 5 (11.90%) Risk Management
8 5 (11.90%) Asset Management
9 4 (9.52%) Data Management
9 4 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (9.52%) ArcGIS
9 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
9 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
9 4 (9.52%) Web Services

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4 (9.52%) ArcGIS
2 2 (4.76%) Smallworld
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.76%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Developer
2 12 (28.57%) Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 6 (14.29%) Graduate
3 6 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 6 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Graduate Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Data Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Programmer
5 3 (7.14%) GIS Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) .NET Programmer
5 3 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Agile Project Manager
5 3 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Data Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) CSS
1 7 (16.67%) HTML
2 6 (14.29%) .NET
2 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (9.52%) jQuery
3 4 (9.52%) Web Services
3 4 (9.52%) XML
4 3 (7.14%) Ajax
4 3 (7.14%) Google Maps API
4 3 (7.14%) JSON
4 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 3 (7.14%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (7.14%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (4.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (4.76%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) CMDB
2 2 (4.76%) Visualisation
2 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) NHS
3 1 (2.38%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) PRINCE2
2 7 (16.67%) UML
2 7 (16.67%) Scrum
3 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (14.29%) MVC
4 5 (11.90%) Risk Management
4 5 (11.90%) Project Management
4 5 (11.90%) Asset Management
5 4 (9.52%) Data Management
5 4 (9.52%) Operations Management
5 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
5 4 (9.52%) Test Strategy
5 4 (9.52%) Capacity Management
5 4 (9.52%) Test Planning
6 3 (7.14%) Data Transformation
6 3 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (7.14%) OOP
6 3 (7.14%) OO
6 3 (7.14%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
2 10 (23.81%) C#
3 9 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (7.14%) Magik
5 1 (2.38%) C
5 1 (2.38%) Python
5 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 10 (23.81%) SC Cleared
3 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 7 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) SAP
2 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.52%) SolarWinds
4 2 (4.76%) Google
4 2 (4.76%) IBM