The table below looks at the statistics for the GIS Technician role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIS Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 22 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIS Technician
Rank 599 561 589
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +28
Contract jobs requiring a GIS Technician 7 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.025% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.027% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £160 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -36.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £250
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 3
Average hourly rate £12.94 £11.63 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.29% +22.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.94 £10.25 £9.50
% change year-on-year
+26.21% +7.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52499 48968 54351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.83% 92.75% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29332 30408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2057 2099 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

GIS Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GIS Technician in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

GIS Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GIS Technician
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GIS Technician within the UK.

GIS Technician Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GIS Technician
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GIS Technician within the UK.

GIS Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

GIS Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited GIS Technician in their job title 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 with GIS Technician in their job title.

1 12 (100.00%) GIS
2 8 (66.67%) ArcGIS
3 7 (58.33%) Degree
4 5 (41.67%) Cartography
4 5 (41.67%) Data Management
4 5 (41.67%) Project Management
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) VB.NET
5 4 (33.33%) .NET
5 4 (33.33%) MS Access
5 4 (33.33%) ArcInfo
5 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 4 (33.33%) Asset Management
5 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) MS Office
7 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 2 (16.67%) CAD
7 2 (16.67%) AutoCAD
8 1 (8.33%) Smallworld
8 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
8 1 (8.33%) C
8 1 (8.33%) Mapinfo
8 1 (8.33%) Python
8 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
8 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (8.33%) QA
8 1 (8.33%) Google Maps API
8 1 (8.33%) Time Management
8 1 (8.33%) Data Conversion

GIS Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited GIS Technician in their job title 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 with GIS Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (66.67%) ArcGIS
2 1 (8.33%) Smallworld
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) ArcInfo
2 3 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (16.67%) AutoCAD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) MS Access
1 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 12 (100.00%) GIS
2 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Data Conversion
3 1 (8.33%) Data Extraction
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Project Management
1 5 (41.67%) Data Management
1 5 (41.67%) Cartography
2 4 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (16.67%) CAD
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (8.33%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Mapinfo
2 1 (8.33%) Google