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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 484 417 367
Rank change year-on-year
-67 -50
Contract jobs citing GIS 124 155 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.30% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.74% 0.96% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 81 91
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £138 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £359
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -9.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 20
Average hourly rate £16.51 £17.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.68% -45.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.53 £9.25 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £40.00 £39.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £17.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+117.64% -47.69%

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
16749 16076 14715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.28% 31.11% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10786 9968 8670
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 695 837
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.51 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 18 December 2014.

GIS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GIS
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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -53 111 £365 +1.38% 39
London +17 45 £350 -6.66% 7
South East -23 34 £388 +56.56% 13
Berkshire +17 20 £575 +161.36% 3
North West -21 11 £363 -19.44% 1
South West -42 11 £388 - 12
Reading +22 9 £575 +161.36% 3
Scotland -22 6 £310 +10.71% 1
Surrey -4 5 £525 - 1
Manchester -6 5 £325 -
Yorkshire -11 5 £275 - 1
Bristol - 5 £400 - 4
City of London -1 4 £363 +1.61%
West Sussex -9 4 £375 - 5
West Yorkshire - 4 £275 -
Glasgow 0 3 £320 -
Gloucestershire -18 3 £375 - 2
Leeds - 3 £275 -
Kent -5 2 - - 1
Cheshire -11 2 £400 -11.11% 1
East of England -16 2 - - 1
Wales - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Aberdeen +11 1 - -
East Midlands +6 1 - -
West Midlands -5 1 - - 3
Somerset -12 1 £200 -48.38% 1
Edinburgh -19 1 £310 +19.23% 1

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 70 (21.94%) ArcGIS
2 63 (19.75%) SQL
3 59 (18.50%) .NET
3 59 (18.50%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (17.24%) JavaScript
5 53 (16.61%) ESRI
6 51 (15.99%) Degree
7 44 (13.79%) SQL Server
8 42 (13.17%) Data Management
9 39 (12.23%) C#
9 39 (12.23%) Oracle
10 37 (11.60%) Java
11 36 (11.29%) Microsoft
12 35 (10.97%) HTML
13 32 (10.03%) Web Services
14 30 (9.40%) CSS
15 28 (8.78%) Scrum
15 28 (8.78%) Project Management
16 27 (8.46%) Mapinfo
16 27 (8.46%) Windows
16 27 (8.46%) Python
16 27 (8.46%) Finance
16 27 (8.46%) Security Cleared
17 26 (8.15%) Management Information System
18 25 (7.84%) Telecoms
18 25 (7.84%) Asset Management
19 24 (7.52%) TDD
19 24 (7.52%) MS Excel
20 21 (6.58%) MS Office
20 21 (6.58%) ASP.NET

GIS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (21.94%) ArcGIS
2 13 (4.08%) Apache
3 12 (3.76%) Tomcat
4 11 (3.45%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.82%) Node.js
6 8 (2.51%) ArcSDE
7 6 (1.88%) Smallworld
7 6 (1.88%) CMS
8 5 (1.57%) JBoss
8 5 (1.57%) Oracle Spatial
9 4 (1.25%) Confluence
9 4 (1.25%) WordPress
9 4 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (1.25%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.25%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.25%) IIS
10 3 (0.94%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.94%) Drupal
10 3 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.63%) Liferay
Applications
1 24 (7.52%) MS Excel
2 21 (6.58%) MS Office
3 7 (2.19%) AutoCAD
3 7 (2.19%) ArcInfo
4 6 (1.88%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (1.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.94%) MS Project
7 3 (0.94%) SPSS
8 2 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.63%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.31%) InDesign
9 1 (0.31%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.31%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.31%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.31%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.94%) Maximo
1 3 (0.94%) SAP SRM
1 3 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (0.31%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.31%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.31%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.31%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.57%) SaaS
3 4 (1.25%) Office 365
4 3 (0.94%) IaaS
4 3 (0.94%) PaaS
5 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.08%) Internet
2 12 (3.76%) LTE
2 12 (3.76%) 3G
3 9 (2.82%) VPN
3 9 (2.82%) Radio Access Network
4 7 (2.19%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.19%) SSL
4 7 (2.19%) LAN
5 6 (1.88%) Firewall
5 6 (1.88%) DNS
6 5 (1.57%) HTTP
7 4 (1.25%) WAN
7 4 (1.25%) DHCP
7 4 (1.25%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.94%) SAN
8 3 (0.94%) 3GPP
8 3 (0.94%) VoIP
8 3 (0.94%) Intranet
8 3 (0.94%) Wireless
8 3 (0.94%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.27%) Relational Database
3 17 (5.33%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (4.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (4.08%) MS Access
5 13 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (3.13%) MySQL
7 7 (2.19%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.88%) Data Mining
8 6 (1.88%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.57%) SQL Server 7
9 5 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.57%) Big Data
10 4 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (4.39%) Jenkins
1 14 (4.39%) Eclipse
2 12 (3.76%) Subversion
2 12 (3.76%) Selenium
3 11 (3.45%) JUnit
4 8 (2.51%) JMeter
5 7 (2.19%) Maven
6 5 (1.57%) JIRA
6 5 (1.57%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.25%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.25%) Hudson
7 4 (1.25%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.63%) Eclipse RCP
8 2 (0.63%) NUnit
9 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.31%) Toad
General
1 27 (8.46%) Finance
2 25 (7.84%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.88%) Banking
3 6 (1.88%) Local Government
3 6 (1.88%) Legal
4 5 (1.57%) Back Office
4 5 (1.57%) Marketing
5 3 (0.94%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.63%) Military
6 2 (0.63%) Publishing
7 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.31%) Billing
7 1 (0.31%) Retail
Job Titles
1 81 (25.39%) Developer
2 71 (22.26%) Analyst
3 37 (11.60%) GIS Developer
4 29 (9.09%) Consultant
5 24 (7.52%) GIS Analyst
6 15 (4.70%) GIS Technician
7 14 (4.39%) Business Analyst
8 13 (4.08%) Architect
8 13 (4.08%) .NET Developer
9 11 (3.45%) Web Developer
9 11 (3.45%) Support Technician
9 11 (3.45%) GIS Consultant
10 10 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (2.82%) Java Developer
11 9 (2.82%) Data Analyst
11 9 (2.82%) Support Analyst
11 9 (2.82%) Test Analyst
12 8 (2.51%) Project Manager
13 7 (2.19%) Trainer
13 7 (2.19%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (18.50%) .NET
2 35 (10.97%) HTML
3 32 (10.03%) Web Services
4 30 (9.40%) CSS
5 21 (6.58%) ASP.NET
6 20 (6.27%) jQuery
7 17 (5.33%) XML
8 16 (5.02%) SOAP
9 13 (4.08%) REST
10 12 (3.76%) HTML5
10 12 (3.76%) WCF
11 10 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (3.13%) Ajax
12 9 (2.82%) JSON
13 8 (2.51%) PostGIS
13 8 (2.51%) Google Maps API
14 7 (2.19%) Spring
14 7 (2.19%) AngularJS
14 7 (2.19%) CSS3
15 6 (1.88%) ArcObjects
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.15%) Management Information System
2 20 (6.27%) Open Source
3 19 (5.96%) Computer Science
4 14 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.08%) Statistics
6 11 (3.45%) Data Structures
7 9 (2.82%) Mobile App
8 8 (2.51%) User Experience
9 7 (2.19%) NHS
10 5 (1.57%) Social Media
11 4 (1.25%) Data Conversion
11 4 (1.25%) Animation
11 4 (1.25%) Informatics
12 3 (0.94%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.94%) E-Learning
12 3 (0.94%) NLPG
13 2 (0.63%) Learning Management System
13 2 (0.63%) Inversion of Control
13 2 (0.63%) Visualisation
13 2 (0.63%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 27 (8.46%) Windows
2 11 (3.45%) Windows 7
3 8 (2.51%) Linux
4 6 (1.88%) UNIX
5 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.94%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.63%) SUSE
7 2 (0.63%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.31%) AIX
8 1 (0.31%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (18.50%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (13.17%) Data Management
3 28 (8.78%) Scrum
3 28 (8.78%) Project Management
4 25 (7.84%) Asset Management
5 24 (7.52%) TDD
6 20 (6.27%) Data Analysis
7 19 (5.96%) MVC
8 17 (5.33%) ITIL
9 16 (5.02%) Data Modelling
10 15 (4.70%) Web Development
10 15 (4.70%) Cartography
11 13 (4.08%) Workflow
12 12 (3.76%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (3.76%) CAD
13 11 (3.45%) ETL
13 11 (3.45%) OO
13 11 (3.45%) Service Delivery
14 10 (3.13%) Performance Improvement
14 10 (3.13%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 63 (19.75%) SQL
2 55 (17.24%) JavaScript
3 39 (12.23%) C#
4 37 (11.60%) Java
5 27 (8.46%) Python
6 12 (3.76%) PL/SQL
6 12 (3.76%) VB.NET
7 11 (3.45%) PHP
8 5 (1.57%) VBA
8 5 (1.57%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.25%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.25%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.25%) C++
10 3 (0.94%) C
10 3 (0.94%) Magik
10 3 (0.94%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.63%) VB
12 1 (0.31%) JCL
12 1 (0.31%) MapBasic
12 1 (0.31%) R
Qualifications
1 51 (15.99%) Degree
2 27 (8.46%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.51%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.88%) ISEB
5 4 (1.25%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.94%) MCSE
6 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.94%) MCTS
6 3 (0.94%) MCITP
6 3 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.31%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.31%) HNC
7 1 (0.31%) HND
7 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.19%) SLA
2 3 (0.94%) BS7666
3 2 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 12 (3.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.25%) WebInspect
2 3 (0.94%) SCDPM
2 3 (0.94%) SCCM
2 3 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (0.94%) Windows Intune
3 2 (0.63%) DatAdvantage
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 53 (16.61%) ESRI
2 39 (12.23%) Oracle
3 36 (11.29%) Microsoft
4 27 (8.46%) Mapinfo
5 14 (4.39%) Google
6 10 (3.13%) SAP
7 9 (2.82%) Adobe
8 5 (1.57%) Autodesk
8 5 (1.57%) Intergraph
9 4 (1.25%) Facebook
10 3 (0.94%) ClickSoftware Technologies
10 3 (0.94%) Varonis
10 3 (0.94%) IBM
10 3 (0.94%) Citrix
10 3 (0.94%) McAfee
10 3 (0.94%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 3 (0.94%) Twitter
11 2 (0.63%) Lumension
11 2 (0.63%) VMware
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