The table below looks at the statistics for GIS skills 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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 136 120 125
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs citing GIS 8 29 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.90% 0.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.19% 4.01% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 2
Average daily rate £363 £550 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.09% +266.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £375 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £725 £194
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -15.62%
GIS
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 West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
674 723 673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 22.63% 22.43% 25.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 519 424
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 25
Average hourly rate £43.50 £32.00 £30.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.93% +5.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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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 Database & Business Intelligence 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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 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
Somerset -7 3 £406 -39.81%
Dorset - 2 £231 -
Bristol -9 1 £350 -14.42%
GIS
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 11 (68.75%) Java
2 10 (62.50%) Scrum
2 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (56.25%) Linux
3 9 (56.25%) Open Source
4 8 (50.00%) PostGIS
4 8 (50.00%) QGIS
5 7 (43.75%) MongoDB
5 7 (43.75%) Analytics
6 6 (37.50%) Big Data
6 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
6 6 (37.50%) Hadoop
7 5 (31.25%) Apache Solr
7 5 (31.25%) ActiveMQ
7 5 (31.25%) Web Services
7 5 (31.25%) SQL
7 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
7 5 (31.25%) NoSQL
7 5 (31.25%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 5 (31.25%) Apache Camel
8 4 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (25.00%) ETL
8 4 (25.00%) Data Management
9 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (18.75%) NHS
9 3 (18.75%) Internet
9 3 (18.75%) Python
10 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
10 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 5 (31.25%) Apache Solr
2 4 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (12.50%) Apache Pig
3 2 (12.50%) CMS
4 1 (6.25%) Apache Spark
4 1 (6.25%) ArcGIS
4 1 (6.25%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (12.50%) GitHub
2 2 (12.50%) IaaS
2 2 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) QGIS
2 7 (43.75%) MongoDB
3 6 (37.50%) Big Data
3 6 (37.50%) Hadoop
4 5 (31.25%) NoSQL
5 2 (12.50%) Apache Hive
6 1 (6.25%) Apache Accumulo
6 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (6.25%) Impala
6 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.25%) Capybara
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) git-flow
2 1 (6.25%) GitLab
2 1 (6.25%) Gradle
2 1 (6.25%) JBehave
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) JUnit
2 1 (6.25%) Maven
2 1 (6.25%) RSpec
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 2 (12.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 10 (62.50%) Java Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Information Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) GIS Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) GIS Developer
5 1 (6.25%) GIS Graduate
5 1 (6.25%) GIS Technician
5 1 (6.25%) Graduate
5 1 (6.25%) Graduate Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Information Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) PostGIS
2 5 (31.25%) ActiveMQ
2 5 (31.25%) Apache Camel
2 5 (31.25%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.25%) Backbone.js
3 1 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) REST
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (6.25%) Sass
3 1 (6.25%) Spring
3 1 (6.25%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) NHS
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (62.50%) Scrum
2 9 (56.25%) Open Source
3 7 (43.75%) Analytics
4 5 (31.25%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 4 (25.00%) Data Management
5 4 (25.00%) ETL
6 2 (12.50%) Content Management
6 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 2 (12.50%) SOA
6 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 2 (12.50%) Workflow
7 1 (6.25%) BDD
7 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
7 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Machine Learning
7 1 (6.25%) Migration
7 1 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) Python
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) Scala
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) ESRI
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft