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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Geographic Information System (GIS)
England / South West
Rank 128 136 117
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -19
Contract jobs citing GIS 7 10 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.26% 0.33% 0.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.27% 1.46% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 22
Median daily rate £363 £363 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -34.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £231 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £441 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £21.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.50 £21.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-54.76% +55.55%

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
550 684 738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.38% 22.84% 23.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 505 536
Median daily rate £381 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 6 11
Median hourly rate £40.00 £31.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.98% -2.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.13 £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%

GIS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing GIS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

GIS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

GIS
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

GIS
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 February 2017.

GIS Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

GIS
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

GIS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +7 3 £500 +42.85% 1
Dorset +2 1 £210 -9.18%
Gloucestershire +1 1 £375 -
Wiltshire - 1 £350 -
Devon - 1 - -
GIS
England

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GIS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for GIS.

1 5 (41.67%) ArcGIS
2 4 (33.33%) Spatial Data
3 3 (25.00%) ESRI
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Data Management
3 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) MS Office
4 2 (16.67%) User Experience
4 2 (16.67%) QGIS
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
5 1 (8.33%) QA Automation
5 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (8.33%) Web Services
5 1 (8.33%) TestRail
5 1 (8.33%) ISEB
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Windows
5 1 (8.33%) UML
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) Java
5 1 (8.33%) MS Access

GIS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (41.67%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Spatial Data
2 2 (16.67%) QGIS
3 1 (8.33%) Big Data
3 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (8.33%) MS Access
3 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
1 1 (8.33%) TestComplete
1 1 (8.33%) TestRail
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
1 1 (8.33%) Military
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) GIS Technician
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Graduate
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) GIS Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) GIS Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) GIS Graduate
3 1 (8.33%) IT Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) OSS Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
1 1 (8.33%) REST
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (8.33%) ArchiMate
2 1 (8.33%) B2B
2 1 (8.33%) B2C
2 1 (8.33%) BDD
2 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Information Architecture
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Open Source
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) QA Automation
2 1 (8.33%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Statistics
2 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
2 1 (8.33%) UML
2 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) ESRI
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Cloudera
3 1 (8.33%) VMware