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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 116 108 135
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +27
Contract jobs citing GIS 27 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.81% 0.47% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.52% 2.19% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 1
Average daily rate £376 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.38% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £340 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.02% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.25 £15.31 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.98% -23.45%
Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
767 502 721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.06% 21.34% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 261 371
Average daily rate £350 £325 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 49 71
Average hourly rate £14.00 £22.20 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.92% -28.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.05 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
GIS
England

GIS
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Somerset 0 13 £400 -
Wiltshire - 3 £285 -
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 2
Avon - - - -
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England

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 19 (52.78%) SAP
2 17 (47.22%) Security Cleared
3 16 (44.44%) PRINCE2
4 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
5 14 (38.89%) UML
5 14 (38.89%) Project Management
6 12 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 12 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (30.56%) Test Strategy
8 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (22.22%) Data Modelling
9 7 (19.44%) Use Case
10 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 6 (16.67%) Web Services
11 5 (13.89%) Service Delivery
11 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (13.89%) Asset Management
11 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (13.89%) CMDB
11 5 (13.89%) Operations Management
11 5 (13.89%) SolarWinds
11 5 (13.89%) Capacity Management
12 4 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
12 4 (11.11%) Change Control
12 4 (11.11%) Visualisation
12 4 (11.11%) DV Cleared
12 4 (11.11%) Scrum
12 4 (11.11%) ITIL
12 4 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (8.33%) MS Excel

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.56%) ArcGIS
1 2 (5.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.33%) MS Access
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.78%) Big Data
3 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Analyst
2 13 (36.11%) Business Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Applications Support
4 2 (5.56%) Data Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Author
4 2 (5.56%) Technical Author
4 2 (5.56%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 1 (2.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Technical Assistant
5 1 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Data Scientist
5 1 (2.78%) Java Programmer
5 1 (2.78%) Python Programmer
5 1 (2.78%) GIS Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Data Architect
5 1 (2.78%) Business Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (5.56%) Ajax
2 2 (5.56%) JSON
2 2 (5.56%) jQuery
2 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (5.56%) HTML
2 2 (5.56%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.56%) CSS
2 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 2 (5.56%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (2.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) CMDB
2 4 (11.11%) Visualisation
3 3 (8.33%) Data Extraction
4 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.78%) Web 2.0
5 1 (2.78%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) PRINCE2
2 14 (38.89%) UML
2 14 (38.89%) Project Management
3 12 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (30.56%) Test Strategy
5 8 (22.22%) Data Modelling
6 7 (19.44%) Use Case
7 5 (13.89%) Capacity Management
7 5 (13.89%) Operations Management
7 5 (13.89%) Service Delivery
7 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (13.89%) Asset Management
8 4 (11.11%) Scrum
8 4 (11.11%) ITIL
8 4 (11.11%) Change Control
8 4 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
9 3 (8.33%) Business Analysis
10 2 (5.56%) Data Analysis
10 2 (5.56%) Business Process Mapping
10 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.56%) C
2 2 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (2.78%) Java
3 1 (2.78%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (47.22%) Security Cleared
2 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 12 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (11.11%) DV Cleared
5 3 (8.33%) Degree
6 2 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) ISO 9001
1 2 (5.56%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 19 (52.78%) SAP
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.89%) SolarWinds
4 2 (5.56%) Northgate
4 2 (5.56%) Civica
5 1 (2.78%) Mapinfo
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle