The table below looks at the prevalence of the term GIS in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 22 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 414 476 371
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -105
Contract jobs citing GIS 186 102 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.19% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.29% 0.73% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 34 131
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£340 £346 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.80% -9.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £187 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-18.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £13.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £9.21 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £33.38 £24.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.32 £13.58
% change year-on-year
-10.48% +27.52%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14390 13929 14463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.53% 26.13% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8615 8533 8398
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 621 795
Average hourly rate £18.53 £19.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

GIS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

GIS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GIS
Daily Rate Trend

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

GIS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GIS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GIS within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

GIS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

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Hourly Rate Trend

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

GIS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

GIS
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GIS within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

GIS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

GIS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 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
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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
England +40 156 £325 -3.70% 37
London +34 59 £355 +5.18% 11
South East +23 43 £339 -15.31% 13
Berkshire +19 18 £358 - 1
Wales +1 16 £375 -11.76% 4
North West +15 15 £375 - 2
City of London +38 14 £400 +18.51% 4
Reading +24 14 £300 -
South Wales +6 14 £375 - 3
Cardiff +9 13 £389 - 2
South West -24 13 £225 -7.69% 2
Scotland -8 11 £325 - 1
Cheshire - 10 £375 - 2
West Sussex +10 9 £338 - 2
Yorkshire +3 7 £275 -42.10% 3
Edinburgh - 7 £338 - 1
Hampshire -5 6 £315 -11.26% 8
North East -18 6 £325 -31.57%
East of England -30 6 £425 +6.25% 5
Cambridgeshire -2 5 £425 -
Buckinghamshire -4 5 - -
West Midlands -23 5 £310 +12.72% 1
Warrington - 5 £375 -
West Yorkshire +7 4 - - 3
Surrey +5 4 £325 - 1
Manchester -3 4 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 4 £325 -31.57%
Tyne and Wear -23 4 £325 -31.57%
Bristol - 4 £325 - 1
Southampton -5 3 £309 -13.02%

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 83 (22.31%) SQL
2 70 (18.82%) ArcGIS
3 69 (18.55%) JavaScript
4 68 (18.28%) Degree
5 61 (16.40%) .NET
6 58 (15.59%) Oracle
6 58 (15.59%) Microsoft
7 56 (15.05%) ESRI
8 55 (14.78%) Java
9 51 (13.71%) SQL Server
10 50 (13.44%) HTML
11 46 (12.37%) C#
11 46 (12.37%) Security Cleared
12 45 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
12 45 (12.10%) CSS
13 42 (11.29%) MS Excel
13 42 (11.29%) Scrum
13 42 (11.29%) Data Management
14 41 (11.02%) jQuery
15 37 (9.95%) Management Information System
16 36 (9.68%) SC Cleared
16 36 (9.68%) TDD
17 33 (8.87%) Project Management
17 33 (8.87%) ASP.NET
18 31 (8.33%) SAP
18 31 (8.33%) Python
19 30 (8.06%) Web Services
19 30 (8.06%) Open Source
20 29 (7.80%) PRINCE2
21 28 (7.53%) Windows

GIS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 70 (18.82%) ArcGIS
2 17 (4.57%) SharePoint
3 16 (4.30%) Apache
4 10 (2.69%) Smallworld
4 10 (2.69%) Oracle Spatial
5 9 (2.42%) ArcSDE
6 7 (1.88%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.61%) CMS
7 6 (1.61%) IIS
7 6 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (1.61%) Node.js
8 4 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (1.08%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.08%) Liferay
8 4 (1.08%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.08%) Apache ServiceMix
8 4 (1.08%) Lync
9 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.81%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 42 (11.29%) MS Excel
2 27 (7.26%) MS Office
3 11 (2.96%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (2.69%) AutoCAD
5 9 (2.42%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.34%) MS Project
7 4 (1.08%) Casewise Modeler
8 2 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.27%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.27%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.81%) Maximo
3 1 (0.27%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (0.27%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP MRS
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.61%) SaaS
2 6 (1.61%) Office 365
3 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.96%) DNS
2 9 (2.42%) Internet
3 8 (2.15%) Network Security
4 6 (1.61%) RTCP
4 6 (1.61%) RTP
4 6 (1.61%) SAN
4 6 (1.61%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.34%) VPN
5 5 (1.34%) DHCP
6 4 (1.08%) Firewall
6 4 (1.08%) SSL
7 3 (0.81%) HTTP
7 3 (0.81%) WAN
7 3 (0.81%) LAN
8 2 (0.54%) RFID
8 2 (0.54%) Intranet
8 2 (0.54%) SMS
8 2 (0.54%) GSM
8 2 (0.54%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (13.71%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.99%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (5.38%) Big Data
3 20 (5.38%) Relational Database
4 19 (5.11%) Oracle Reports
5 18 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (2.96%) Data Mining
8 10 (2.69%) RDBMS
9 9 (2.42%) MS Access
10 7 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.61%) MySQL
11 6 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.61%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (1.34%) SQL Server 7
12 5 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (1.34%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (1.08%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 18 (4.84%) Selenium
2 15 (4.03%) JUnit
3 14 (3.76%) Maven
4 13 (3.49%) Git (software)
4 13 (3.49%) Jenkins
5 12 (3.23%) Visual Studio
6 11 (2.96%) Eclipse
7 9 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (2.15%) Subversion
9 7 (1.88%) Hudson
10 6 (1.61%) Cucumber
11 5 (1.34%) JMeter
12 3 (0.81%) Behat
12 3 (0.81%) JIRA
12 3 (0.81%) NUnit
13 2 (0.54%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.54%) Toad
13 2 (0.54%) WebDriver
13 2 (0.54%) FitNesse
14 1 (0.27%) ERwin
General
1 20 (5.38%) Finance
2 11 (2.96%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.69%) Banking
4 6 (1.61%) Local Government
5 4 (1.08%) Legal
6 2 (0.54%) Military
6 2 (0.54%) Publishing
6 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.27%) Retail
7 1 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 91 (24.46%) Analyst
2 88 (23.66%) Developer
3 40 (10.75%) Consultant
4 30 (8.06%) Business Analyst
5 29 (7.80%) GIS Analyst
6 21 (5.65%) Project Manager
7 17 (4.57%) GIS Developer
7 17 (4.57%) GIS Consultant
8 16 (4.30%) Java Developer
9 15 (4.03%) .NET Developer
10 13 (3.49%) Graduate
10 13 (3.49%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (3.49%) Architect
10 13 (3.49%) Test Analyst
11 12 (3.23%) Graduate Developer
12 11 (2.96%) Security Consultant
13 10 (2.69%) Test Leader
13 10 (2.69%) GIS Technician
14 9 (2.42%) C# Developer
15 8 (2.15%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (16.40%) .NET
2 50 (13.44%) HTML
3 45 (12.10%) CSS
4 41 (11.02%) jQuery
5 33 (8.87%) ASP.NET
6 30 (8.06%) Web Services
7 23 (6.18%) XML
8 22 (5.91%) Ajax
9 18 (4.84%) HTML5
10 16 (4.30%) JSON
11 15 (4.03%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (4.03%) J2EE
12 12 (3.23%) CSS3
12 12 (3.23%) Spring
13 10 (2.69%) REST
13 10 (2.69%) WCF
14 9 (2.42%) ArcObjects
15 8 (2.15%) SOAP
15 8 (2.15%) JMS
15 8 (2.15%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.95%) Management Information System
2 30 (8.06%) Open Source
3 28 (7.53%) Computer Science
4 25 (6.72%) Mobile App
5 22 (5.91%) Statistics
6 10 (2.69%) CMDB
7 8 (2.15%) NHS
8 7 (1.88%) Visualisation
9 6 (1.61%) Mobile Computing
10 5 (1.34%) NLPG
11 4 (1.08%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.08%) Semantic Web
11 4 (1.08%) iPhone
11 4 (1.08%) Photography
11 4 (1.08%) Informatics
12 3 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.81%) Data Conversion
13 2 (0.54%) E-Learning
13 2 (0.54%) Replication
13 2 (0.54%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.53%) Windows
2 16 (4.30%) Apple iOS
3 7 (1.88%) Windows 7
4 6 (1.61%) UNIX
4 6 (1.61%) Android
5 5 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.08%) Linux
7 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.54%) Windows CE
7 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.27%) VMS
8 1 (0.27%) zOS
8 1 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (11.29%) Scrum
2 42 (11.29%) Data Management
3 36 (9.68%) TDD
4 33 (8.87%) Project Management
5 29 (7.80%) PRINCE2
6 28 (7.53%) Data Analysis
7 26 (6.99%) OO
8 25 (6.72%) UML
9 23 (6.18%) Migration
10 21 (5.65%) BDD
11 20 (5.38%) Data Modelling
11 20 (5.38%) Workflow
11 20 (5.38%) MVC
11 20 (5.38%) Asset Management
12 18 (4.84%) ETL
13 17 (4.57%) Information Security
14 16 (4.30%) ITIL
14 16 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (4.30%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 83 (22.31%) SQL
2 69 (18.55%) JavaScript
3 55 (14.78%) Java
4 46 (12.37%) C#
5 31 (8.33%) Python
6 19 (5.11%) PL/SQL
7 8 (2.15%) Magik
8 7 (1.88%) C++
9 6 (1.61%) C
9 6 (1.61%) PHP
10 5 (1.34%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.81%) Scala
11 3 (0.81%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.81%) VB
11 3 (0.81%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.54%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.54%) Perl
12 2 (0.54%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.54%) Ruby
12 2 (0.54%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 68 (18.28%) Degree
2 46 (12.37%) Security Cleared
3 36 (9.68%) SC Cleared
4 16 (4.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (1.88%) ISEB
6 5 (1.34%) CTC Cleared
6 5 (1.34%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.08%) MCSE
7 4 (1.08%) MCTS
7 4 (1.08%) MCITP
8 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.27%) CCNP
8 1 (0.27%) CCNA
8 1 (0.27%) PMP
8 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.27%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.96%) SLA
2 9 (2.42%) QA
3 4 (1.08%) BS7666
4 3 (0.81%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.54%) JTAG
5 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (2.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 9 (2.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (1.08%) SCDPM
1 4 (1.08%) Windows Intune
2 2 (0.54%) WebInspect
2 2 (0.54%) DatAdvantage
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 58 (15.59%) Oracle
1 58 (15.59%) Microsoft
2 56 (15.05%) ESRI
3 31 (8.33%) SAP
4 21 (5.65%) Mapinfo
5 17 (4.57%) JBoss
6 11 (2.96%) Google
7 10 (2.69%) SolarWinds
8 9 (2.42%) Adobe
9 6 (1.61%) Intergraph
9 6 (1.61%) Sitecore
10 5 (1.34%) IBM
10 5 (1.34%) McAfee
11 4 (1.08%) Casewise
12 3 (0.81%) Varonis
12 3 (0.81%) ClickSoftware Technologies
13 2 (0.54%) VMware
13 2 (0.54%) Symantec
13 2 (0.54%) NetApp
13 2 (0.54%) Citrix
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