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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 115 115 110
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing GIS 27 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.87% 0.37% 0.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.32% 1.57% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 7
Average daily rate
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£550 £388 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.93% +33.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £183 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £727 £388 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +48.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+85.71% -39.65%
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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
814 573 641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.18% 23.37% 25.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 352 330
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £221 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 46 67
Average hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -47.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £35.00 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +5 10 £686 +77.09%
Bristol - 10 £409 - 2
Gloucestershire -17 3 £375 - 2
Devon - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 15 (33.33%) ArcGIS
2 14 (31.11%) UML
3 13 (28.89%) .NET
3 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (26.67%) C#
4 12 (26.67%) PRINCE2
4 12 (26.67%) Security Cleared
5 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
6 10 (22.22%) ISEB
6 10 (22.22%) ISO 9000
6 10 (22.22%) CRM
6 10 (22.22%) Web Services
6 10 (22.22%) ITIL
6 10 (22.22%) Retail
6 10 (22.22%) Manufacturing
6 10 (22.22%) .NET Framework
7 9 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (20.00%) Change Control
7 9 (20.00%) CMS
7 9 (20.00%) Content Management
7 9 (20.00%) ESRI
7 9 (20.00%) Management Information System
7 9 (20.00%) Workflow
7 9 (20.00%) Information Security
7 9 (20.00%) VB
7 9 (20.00%) SAP
7 9 (20.00%) SOA
8 7 (15.56%) Data Management
8 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
9 6 (13.33%) JavaScript

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 15 (33.33%) ArcGIS
2 9 (20.00%) CMS
3 2 (4.44%) Smallworld
4 1 (2.22%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Office
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (22.22%) Retail
1 10 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Developer
1 12 (26.67%) Solutions Architect
1 12 (26.67%) Architect
2 7 (15.56%) GIS Developer
3 5 (11.11%) GIS Consultant
3 5 (11.11%) Consultant
4 4 (8.89%) Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Data Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Data Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Graduate Developer
6 2 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Graduate
7 1 (2.22%) GIS Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) .NET
2 10 (22.22%) Web Services
2 10 (22.22%) .NET Framework
3 3 (6.67%) Razor View Engine
3 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 3 (6.67%) JSON
3 3 (6.67%) jQuery
3 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (6.67%) HTML
3 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.67%) CSS
3 3 (6.67%) Ajax
4 1 (2.22%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.22%) Data Conversion
2 1 (2.22%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.22%) Open Source
2 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) UML
2 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (26.67%) PRINCE2
4 10 (22.22%) CRM
4 10 (22.22%) ITIL
5 9 (20.00%) Change Control
5 9 (20.00%) Content Management
5 9 (20.00%) Workflow
5 9 (20.00%) Information Security
5 9 (20.00%) SOA
6 7 (15.56%) Data Management
7 4 (8.89%) Risk Management
7 4 (8.89%) Data Transformation
8 3 (6.67%) OOP
8 3 (6.67%) OO
8 3 (6.67%) OOD
8 3 (6.67%) MVC
8 3 (6.67%) Scrum
9 2 (4.44%) TOGAF
9 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) C#
2 9 (20.00%) VB
3 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.11%) Python
5 4 (8.89%) SQL
6 3 (6.67%) Magik
7 2 (4.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (22.22%) ISEB
3 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.22%) ISO 9000
2 9 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.22%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.00%) ESRI
2 9 (20.00%) SAP
3 5 (11.11%) Oracle
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