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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 444 404 381
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -23
Contract jobs citing GIS 128 156 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.32% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.85% 1.04% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 76 76
Average daily rate
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£400 £309 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.29% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £122 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 16
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £24.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -29.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £10.15 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.40 £40.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £16.00 £24.89
% change year-on-year
+103.12% -35.72%

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
14973 14974 13655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.66% 30.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9455 9221 8169
Average daily rate £422 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.19% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 599 825
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £11.51 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015. 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 -24 119 £400 +23.07% 48
London +2 35 £320 +14.13% 11
South East +2 34 £400 +8.47% 19
South West +3 27 £550 +127.97% 3
Berkshire +17 20 £400 +14.28% 1
Reading +22 15 £400 +10.34% 1
North West -12 10 £400 -4.76% 2
Somerset - 10 £686 -
Bristol - 10 £409 -
Taunton - 9 £698 -
Scotland -31 7 £110 -59.25% 1
Cheshire -8 6 £400 +6.66% 1
Surrey +3 4 £338 - 1
Manchester +1 4 £325 - 1
West Midlands - 4 £88 - 3
City of London +5 3 £318 +13.42% 3
Gloucestershire -14 3 £375 - 2
East of England -14 3 £425 +237.30% 4
Edinburgh -28 3 £425 +57.40%
Glasgow - 3 £105 -
Hampshire -21 2 £413 +10.00% 4
Kent - 2 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 2 - - 1
Middlesex - 2 - -
East Midlands +14 1 £250 +138.09% 3
Aberdeen +4 1 - -
West Yorkshire -5 1 - - 3
Yorkshire -12 1 - - 3
Leeds -12 1 - - 2
Buckinghamshire -13 1 - - 4

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 77 (25.25%) ArcGIS
2 63 (20.66%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (19.67%) ESRI
3 60 (19.67%) .NET
4 49 (16.07%) JavaScript
5 48 (15.74%) SQL
6 43 (14.10%) Microsoft
7 41 (13.44%) C#
7 41 (13.44%) Oracle
8 40 (13.11%) Data Management
9 37 (12.13%) Web Services
9 37 (12.13%) Security Cleared
10 36 (11.80%) Degree
10 36 (11.80%) SQL Server
10 36 (11.80%) Mapinfo
11 30 (9.84%) Python
12 29 (9.51%) Java
13 27 (8.85%) HTML
13 27 (8.85%) Management Information System
14 26 (8.52%) Telecoms
15 25 (8.20%) Finance
15 25 (8.20%) Project Management
16 23 (7.54%) CSS
16 23 (7.54%) ITIL
17 22 (7.21%) Windows
17 22 (7.21%) Asset Management
17 22 (7.21%) Scrum
18 21 (6.89%) MS Excel
19 20 (6.56%) Open Source
20 19 (6.23%) Data Modelling

GIS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 77 (25.25%) ArcGIS
2 15 (4.92%) ArcSDE
3 13 (4.26%) CMS
3 13 (4.26%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.95%) Apache
5 8 (2.62%) Node.js
6 6 (1.97%) Oracle Spatial
6 6 (1.97%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.64%) Smallworld
8 4 (1.31%) WordPress
8 4 (1.31%) IIS
8 4 (1.31%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.98%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.98%) Drupal
9 3 (0.98%) Confluence
10 2 (0.66%) Apache ServiceMix
10 2 (0.66%) Liferay
10 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.66%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 21 (6.89%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.57%) MS Office
3 10 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.62%) AutoCAD
4 8 (2.62%) SPSS
5 7 (2.30%) ArcInfo
6 6 (1.97%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.98%) MS Project
8 2 (0.66%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.33%) InDesign
9 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.33%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.33%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.98%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.33%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.33%) Maximo
2 1 (0.33%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.33%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.33%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.31%) Office 365
2 4 (1.31%) SaaS
3 3 (0.98%) PaaS
3 3 (0.98%) IaaS
4 2 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.26%) Internet
1 13 (4.26%) 3G
2 12 (3.93%) LTE
3 9 (2.95%) VPN
3 9 (2.95%) Radio Access Network
4 7 (2.30%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.97%) DHCP
5 6 (1.97%) Firewall
6 5 (1.64%) LAN
7 4 (1.31%) SSL
7 4 (1.31%) DNS
8 3 (0.98%) Wireless
8 3 (0.98%) Intranet
8 3 (0.98%) HTTP
8 3 (0.98%) 3GPP
8 3 (0.98%) VoIP
8 3 (0.98%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.98%) SAN
8 3 (0.98%) 4G
9 2 (0.66%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (11.80%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.90%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.28%) MySQL
4 10 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (2.95%) MS Access
6 7 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.97%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.64%) Data Mining
8 5 (1.64%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.66%) Big Data
10 2 (0.66%) JasperReports
10 2 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (3.61%) Jenkins
2 10 (3.28%) Eclipse
2 10 (3.28%) Subversion
3 9 (2.95%) JUnit
4 8 (2.62%) Selenium
5 6 (1.97%) LoadRunner
5 6 (1.97%) JMeter
6 4 (1.31%) JIRA
6 4 (1.31%) NUnit
7 3 (0.98%) Maven
7 3 (0.98%) WebLOAD
7 3 (0.98%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.98%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.66%) Eclipse RCP
9 1 (0.33%) RequisitePro
9 1 (0.33%) Toad
9 1 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.33%) Hudson
General
1 26 (8.52%) Telecoms
2 25 (8.20%) Finance
3 11 (3.61%) Retail
3 11 (3.61%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.30%) Legal
4 7 (2.30%) Back Office
4 7 (2.30%) Local Government
5 5 (1.64%) Marketing
6 4 (1.31%) Banking
7 2 (0.66%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Billing
8 1 (0.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 80 (26.23%) Developer
2 53 (17.38%) Analyst
3 46 (15.08%) GIS Developer
4 34 (11.15%) Consultant
5 24 (7.87%) Architect
6 20 (6.56%) GIS Analyst
7 16 (5.25%) GIS Technician
8 15 (4.92%) GIS Consultant
9 12 (3.93%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (3.93%) .NET Developer
10 11 (3.61%) Project Manager
11 10 (3.28%) Business Analyst
12 9 (2.95%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (2.95%) Web Developer
12 9 (2.95%) Support Technician
13 7 (2.30%) Data Analyst
13 7 (2.30%) C# Developer
13 7 (2.30%) Front-End Developer
14 6 (1.97%) Java Developer
14 6 (1.97%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (19.67%) .NET
2 37 (12.13%) Web Services
3 27 (8.85%) HTML
4 23 (7.54%) CSS
5 18 (5.90%) ASP.NET
6 14 (4.59%) .NET Framework
6 14 (4.59%) jQuery
6 14 (4.59%) SOAP
7 13 (4.26%) XML
8 12 (3.93%) WCF
9 11 (3.61%) PostGIS
9 11 (3.61%) REST
10 10 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (2.95%) ArcObjects
11 9 (2.95%) HTML5
12 8 (2.62%) Ajax
13 7 (2.30%) JSON
13 7 (2.30%) AngularJS
14 6 (1.97%) Google Maps API
15 5 (1.64%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.85%) Management Information System
2 20 (6.56%) Open Source
3 15 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.26%) Computer Science
5 12 (3.93%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.30%) Statistics
6 7 (2.30%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.30%) User Experience
7 5 (1.64%) Data Conversion
8 4 (1.31%) Social Media
8 4 (1.31%) Animation
9 3 (0.98%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.98%) NLPG
9 3 (0.98%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.66%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.66%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (0.66%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.66%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.66%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.66%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 22 (7.21%) Windows
2 9 (2.95%) Linux
2 9 (2.95%) Windows 7
3 6 (1.97%) UNIX
4 5 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.66%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.66%) VxWorks
6 2 (0.66%) SUSE
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.33%) Android
7 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (20.66%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (13.11%) Data Management
3 25 (8.20%) Project Management
4 23 (7.54%) ITIL
5 22 (7.21%) Asset Management
5 22 (7.21%) Scrum
6 19 (6.23%) Data Modelling
6 19 (6.23%) MVC
7 18 (5.90%) CRM
7 18 (5.90%) PRINCE2
7 18 (5.90%) Data Analysis
8 16 (5.25%) UML
8 16 (5.25%) Workflow
8 16 (5.25%) TDD
9 15 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (4.59%) ETL
10 14 (4.59%) Service Delivery
11 13 (4.26%) Web Development
12 11 (3.61%) Information Security
13 10 (3.28%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 49 (16.07%) JavaScript
2 48 (15.74%) SQL
3 41 (13.44%) C#
4 30 (9.84%) Python
5 29 (9.51%) Java
6 12 (3.93%) VB.NET
7 11 (3.61%) PHP
8 9 (2.95%) VB
9 6 (1.97%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.64%) VBA
11 4 (1.31%) C
12 3 (0.98%) Magik
12 3 (0.98%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.98%) C++
12 3 (0.98%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.98%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.98%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.66%) R
13 2 (0.66%) MapBasic
14 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 37 (12.13%) Security Cleared
2 36 (11.80%) Degree
3 15 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 14 (4.59%) ISEB
5 5 (1.64%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.98%) MCSE
6 3 (0.98%) MCTS
6 3 (0.98%) MCITP
7 2 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.66%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.33%) HNC
8 1 (0.33%) HND
8 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.28%) ISO 9000
2 9 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.98%) BS7666
4 2 (0.66%) SLA
5 1 (0.33%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 11 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.66%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (0.98%) WebInspect
1 3 (0.98%) SCCM
1 3 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (0.98%) SCDPM
1 3 (0.98%) Windows Intune
2 1 (0.33%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 60 (19.67%) ESRI
2 43 (14.10%) Microsoft
3 41 (13.44%) Oracle
4 36 (11.80%) Mapinfo
5 18 (5.90%) SAP
6 12 (3.93%) Google
7 7 (2.30%) Adobe
8 6 (1.97%) Business Objects
9 5 (1.64%) Autodesk
10 4 (1.31%) Facebook
11 3 (0.98%) McAfee
11 3 (0.98%) Citrix
11 3 (0.98%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 3 (0.98%) ClickSoftware Technologies
11 3 (0.98%) Twitter
12 2 (0.66%) Cisco
12 2 (0.66%) VMware
12 2 (0.66%) BT
13 1 (0.33%) Open Text
13 1 (0.33%) ION Trading
Lincolnshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £550 - £600 per day all inclusive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Morden, Surrey
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £130 to £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £13.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Scotland
CPS Group
Posted: 16 days ago