The table below looks at the prevalence of the term GIS in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 24 13 21
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +8
Contract jobs citing GIS 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 1.89% 9.62% 1.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.14% 33.33% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£90 £354 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-74.55% -11.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £374 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-25.71% -44.88%
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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 Taunton region.

Miscellaneous Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
28 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 26.42% 28.85% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 6 2
Average daily rate £400 £354 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% +96.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.30 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GIS across the Taunton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

GIS Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GIS across the Taunton region.

GIS Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) SAP
3 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
3 5 (38.46%) Project Management
4 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (30.77%) UML
4 4 (30.77%) CSS
4 4 (30.77%) XML
4 4 (30.77%) C#
4 4 (30.77%) HTML
4 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio
4 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
4 4 (30.77%) Asset Management
4 4 (30.77%) Operations Management
4 4 (30.77%) Degree
4 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) CMDB
4 4 (30.77%) SolarWinds
4 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 4 (30.77%) Capacity Management
4 4 (30.77%) Test Planning
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (23.08%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (23.08%) Web Services

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Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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.

Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Graduate
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
1 6 (46.15%) Graduate Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Business Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) CSS
1 4 (30.77%) XML
1 4 (30.77%) HTML
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
1 5 (38.46%) Project Management
2 4 (30.77%) UML
2 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
2 4 (30.77%) Asset Management
2 4 (30.77%) Operations Management
2 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
2 4 (30.77%) Capacity Management
2 4 (30.77%) Test Planning
3 3 (23.08%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (15.38%) Change Control
5 1 (7.69%) Use Case
5 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management
5 1 (7.69%) Information Assurance
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C#
1 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
1 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) SAP
3 4 (30.77%) SolarWinds