The first 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 419 448 371
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -77
Contract jobs citing GIS 177 120 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.24% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.28% 0.89% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 47 123
Average daily rate
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£360 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £255 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.76% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 11
Average hourly rate £17.00 £10.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.13% -32.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £8.22 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.03 £45.59 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £9.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+72.97% -42.18%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13784 13507 14222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.21% 26.47% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8368 8151 8153
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 613 778
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +25 154 £353 -11.87% 30
London +10 53 £373 -25.40% 7
South East -4 36 £300 -27.27% 7
South West -8 24 £375 +32.74% 4
Berkshire +1 20 £300 -29.41% 3
Reading +10 17 £300 -29.41% 2
City of London +24 15 £400 -7.24%
Somerset -8 13 £371 -
North West +7 11 £425 - 2
Wales - 11 £403 - 2
South Wales - 10 £403 - 2
Cardiff - 10 £403 - 2
East of England -23 9 £425 +6.25% 4
Scotland -25 9 £325 -13.33% 2
Cambridgeshire -4 7 £425 - 2
North East -8 7 £325 - 2
West Midlands -10 7 £249 -15.47% 1
Edinburgh -11 7 £338 - 2
Cheshire +9 6 £425 - 1
Yorkshire +11 5 £375 +36.36% 3
Buckinghamshire -5 5 - -
Cambridge -6 5 £425 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 5 £325 - 1
Tyne and Wear -13 5 £325 - 1
Manchester -1 4 £338 - 1
Hampshire -15 4 £426 +20.07% 1
Aylesbury - 4 - -
Surrey -1 3 £325 -
West Sussex -1 3 - - 3
Devon - 3 £375 -

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 73 (20.11%) SQL
2 69 (19.01%) Degree
3 63 (17.36%) Oracle
4 62 (17.08%) ArcGIS
5 58 (15.98%) Java
5 58 (15.98%) JavaScript
6 56 (15.43%) Microsoft
7 52 (14.33%) ESRI
8 51 (14.05%) .NET
9 50 (13.77%) SQL Server
10 49 (13.50%) Security Cleared
11 48 (13.22%) HTML
12 44 (12.12%) MS Excel
13 43 (11.85%) Agile Software Development
14 42 (11.57%) PRINCE2
15 40 (11.02%) SAP
15 40 (11.02%) CSS
15 40 (11.02%) SC Cleared
16 39 (10.74%) Management Information System
16 39 (10.74%) Scrum
16 39 (10.74%) Project Management
17 38 (10.47%) C#
18 35 (9.64%) Windows
18 35 (9.64%) jQuery
18 35 (9.64%) Data Management
19 34 (9.37%) Data Warehouse
20 32 (8.82%) Data Analysis
20 32 (8.82%) Relational Database
21 31 (8.54%) MS Office
22 29 (7.99%) Migration

GIS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 62 (17.08%) ArcGIS
2 18 (4.96%) SharePoint
3 17 (4.68%) Apache
4 13 (3.58%) ArcSDE
5 10 (2.75%) Oracle Spatial
6 7 (1.93%) Smallworld
7 6 (1.65%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.65%) IIS
7 6 (1.65%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (1.65%) Liferay
7 6 (1.65%) Apache ServiceMix
8 5 (1.38%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (1.38%) CMS
9 4 (1.10%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.10%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.10%) Lync
10 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.83%) LiveLink
11 2 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.55%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 44 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 31 (8.54%) MS Office
3 12 (3.31%) AutoCAD
4 11 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (2.75%) Casewise Modeler
6 9 (2.48%) MS Visio
7 6 (1.65%) MS Project
8 4 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (0.83%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (1.65%) Maximo
2 4 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.55%) Summit
3 2 (0.55%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.28%) SAP MRS
4 1 (0.28%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.65%) SaaS
3 5 (1.38%) Office 365
4 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.75%) DNS
2 7 (1.93%) Internet
3 6 (1.65%) RTCP
3 6 (1.65%) RTP
3 6 (1.65%) Network Security
4 5 (1.38%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.38%) VPN
5 4 (1.10%) DHCP
5 4 (1.10%) SSL
5 4 (1.10%) SAN
5 4 (1.10%) Firewall
6 2 (0.55%) RFID
6 2 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.55%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.55%) HTTP
6 2 (0.55%) Intranet
6 2 (0.55%) GSM
6 2 (0.55%) SMS
7 1 (0.28%) LDAP
7 1 (0.28%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (13.77%) SQL Server
2 34 (9.37%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (8.82%) Relational Database
4 19 (5.23%) RDBMS
5 18 (4.96%) Big Data
6 15 (4.13%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (2.20%) MS Access
9 7 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (1.65%) Data Mining
10 6 (1.65%) MySQL
10 6 (1.65%) JasperReports
11 5 (1.38%) SQL Server 7
11 5 (1.38%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (1.38%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.83%) EDRMS
13 3 (0.83%) OLAP
13 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (4.68%) Selenium
2 16 (4.41%) Maven
3 13 (3.58%) JUnit
4 12 (3.31%) Visual Studio
4 12 (3.31%) Git (software)
5 10 (2.75%) Eclipse
5 10 (2.75%) Jenkins
6 9 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (1.93%) Hudson
8 6 (1.65%) Subversion
9 5 (1.38%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.83%) Behat
10 3 (0.83%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.55%) FitNesse
11 2 (0.55%) Toad
11 2 (0.55%) JMeter
11 2 (0.55%) NUnit
12 1 (0.28%) JIRA
12 1 (0.28%) LoadRunner
12 1 (0.28%) ERwin
General
1 20 (5.51%) Finance
2 9 (2.48%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.20%) Banking
4 5 (1.38%) Local Government
5 4 (1.10%) Legal
6 3 (0.83%) Retail
7 2 (0.55%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.55%) Publishing
7 2 (0.55%) Military
7 2 (0.55%) Marketing
8 1 (0.28%) French Language
8 1 (0.28%) German Language
8 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 87 (23.97%) Analyst
2 78 (21.49%) Developer
3 32 (8.82%) Consultant
4 31 (8.54%) Business Analyst
5 30 (8.26%) Project Manager
6 28 (7.71%) GIS Analyst
7 23 (6.34%) Architect
8 17 (4.68%) Java Developer
9 16 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (3.58%) GIS Developer
11 12 (3.31%) GIS Technician
12 11 (3.03%) Graduate
13 10 (2.75%) Security Consultant
13 10 (2.75%) Senior Analyst
13 10 (2.75%) GIS Consultant
13 10 (2.75%) Graduate Developer
14 9 (2.48%) Test Leader
14 9 (2.48%) Test Analyst
14 9 (2.48%) Support Analyst
15 8 (2.20%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (14.05%) .NET
2 48 (13.22%) HTML
3 40 (11.02%) CSS
4 35 (9.64%) jQuery
5 27 (7.44%) Web Services
6 25 (6.89%) XML
7 23 (6.34%) ASP.NET
8 19 (5.23%) HTML5
9 17 (4.68%) Ajax
10 16 (4.41%) J2EE
11 14 (3.86%) Spring
12 13 (3.58%) JSON
13 12 (3.31%) Silverlight
13 12 (3.31%) CSS3
14 11 (3.03%) ArcObjects
15 9 (2.48%) ASP.NET MVC
16 8 (2.20%) Java EE
16 8 (2.20%) JMS
17 7 (1.93%) Struts
17 7 (1.93%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 39 (10.74%) Management Information System
2 28 (7.71%) Open Source
3 25 (6.89%) Computer Science
4 22 (6.06%) Mobile App
5 16 (4.41%) Statistics
6 15 (4.13%) Mobile Computing
7 10 (2.75%) CMDB
8 8 (2.20%) NHS
9 7 (1.93%) Visualisation
10 6 (1.65%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.38%) iPhone
12 4 (1.10%) Semantic Web
12 4 (1.10%) Informatics
12 4 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.10%) Photography
13 3 (0.83%) Taxonomies
13 3 (0.83%) LLPG
14 2 (0.55%) NLPG
14 2 (0.55%) E-Learning
14 2 (0.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 35 (9.64%) Windows
2 15 (4.13%) Apple iOS
3 8 (2.20%) UNIX
4 7 (1.93%) Android
5 6 (1.65%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.10%) Linux
7 2 (0.55%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.55%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.55%) Windows CE
7 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.28%) AIX
8 1 (0.28%) VMS
8 1 (0.28%) NetWare
8 1 (0.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (11.85%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (11.57%) PRINCE2
3 39 (10.74%) Project Management
3 39 (10.74%) Scrum
4 35 (9.64%) Data Management
5 32 (8.82%) Data Analysis
6 29 (7.99%) Migration
6 29 (7.99%) UML
7 28 (7.71%) Data Modelling
7 28 (7.71%) TDD
8 24 (6.61%) OO
9 23 (6.34%) CRM
10 21 (5.79%) Workflow
11 20 (5.51%) Asset Management
12 19 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (4.68%) ETL
13 17 (4.68%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (4.68%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (4.68%) BDD
14 16 (4.41%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 73 (20.11%) SQL
2 58 (15.98%) Java
2 58 (15.98%) JavaScript
3 38 (10.47%) C#
4 23 (6.34%) Python
5 19 (5.23%) PL/SQL
6 9 (2.48%) C++
7 7 (1.93%) PHP
8 6 (1.65%) C
9 5 (1.38%) Magik
10 3 (0.83%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.83%) VB
10 3 (0.83%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.83%) Scala
11 2 (0.55%) Ruby
11 2 (0.55%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.55%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.55%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.55%) Perl
12 1 (0.28%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 69 (19.01%) Degree
2 49 (13.50%) Security Cleared
3 40 (11.02%) SC Cleared
4 21 (5.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (1.93%) CTC Cleared
6 6 (1.65%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.65%) ISEB
6 6 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.55%) MCSE
7 2 (0.55%) MCTS
7 2 (0.55%) MCITP
7 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.28%) CCNP
8 1 (0.28%) CCNA
8 1 (0.28%) HND
8 1 (0.28%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.28%) PMP
8 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.03%) SLA
2 7 (1.93%) QA
3 5 (1.38%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.55%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.55%) JTAG
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) BS7666
System Software
1 9 (2.48%) Active Directory
1 9 (2.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (0.55%) Windows Intune
1 2 (0.55%) SCDPM
1 2 (0.55%) DatAdvantage
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.28%) WebInspect
2 1 (0.28%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 63 (17.36%) Oracle
2 56 (15.43%) Microsoft
3 52 (14.33%) ESRI
4 40 (11.02%) SAP
5 20 (5.51%) JBoss
6 16 (4.41%) Mapinfo
7 10 (2.75%) Casewise
7 10 (2.75%) Google
7 10 (2.75%) SolarWinds
8 8 (2.20%) Adobe
9 6 (1.65%) IBM
9 6 (1.65%) Intergraph
10 5 (1.38%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.83%) Varonis
11 3 (0.83%) Open Text
11 3 (0.83%) McAfee
12 2 (0.55%) Civica
12 2 (0.55%) Lagan
12 2 (0.55%) Infor
12 2 (0.55%) VMware
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