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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 442 441 474
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +33
Contract jobs citing GIS 189 176 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.32% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.05% 1.01% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 92 38
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£374 £350 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.78% -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £189 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.61% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 24
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.62% +27.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.22 £10.35 £8.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £29.50 £43.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £15.50 £9.25
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +67.56%

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
18025 17483 16801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.66% 31.95% 32.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11347 10580 9963
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 674 726
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.66 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -18 141 £375 +7.14% 36
South East 0 53 £375 +25.00% 9
London -36 31 £375 +2.31% 10
Wales +10 28 £325 -19.25% 1
South West +8 26 £438 +94.44% 1
Berkshire +4 22 £388 +29.16% 3
Scotland +2 16 £325 - 5
Somerset +9 15 £413 +292.85% 1
Reading -7 15 £425 +41.66% 3
Hampshire +4 13 £310 -27.27% 1
Taunton +16 12 £375 +257.14%
Mid Wales - 12 £340 -
Aberystwyth - 12 £340 -
Ceredigion - 12 £340 -
North West -18 10 £385 -9.41% 1
East of England +3 9 £475 +11.76% 5
Southampton +3 7 £305 +0.82%
Edinburgh -3 7 £290 -14.07% 2
South Wales -4 7 £420 +4.34% 1
West Sussex -5 7 £350 -
Horsham - 7 £350 -
Milton Keynes +4 6 £520 -
East Midlands -3 6 £275 -33.73% 1
Buckinghamshire -10 6 £520 - 1
Cardiff -11 6 £425 +5.59%
North Lanarkshire -4 5 - -
Dorset - 5 £102 -
West Wales - 5 £238 -
Lancashire +13 4 £370 -26.00% 1
Cheshire -10 4 £475 +11.76%

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 88 (23.53%) ArcGIS
2 80 (21.39%) Microsoft
3 79 (21.12%) ESRI
4 77 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (20.05%) Oracle
6 67 (17.91%) Security Cleared
7 55 (14.71%) Mapinfo
8 54 (14.44%) SQL Server
8 54 (14.44%) Java
9 51 (13.64%) JavaScript
10 47 (12.57%) .NET
11 46 (12.30%) Management Information System
12 45 (12.03%) Degree
13 44 (11.76%) HTML
14 43 (11.50%) Web Services
15 41 (10.96%) Data Management
16 40 (10.70%) CSS
17 39 (10.43%) SQL
18 37 (9.89%) Scrum
19 36 (9.63%) Windows
19 36 (9.63%) UML
20 35 (9.36%) C#
21 34 (9.09%) Data Analysis
22 33 (8.82%) jQuery
22 33 (8.82%) Python
22 33 (8.82%) Data Modelling
23 31 (8.29%) PRINCE2
23 31 (8.29%) Information Security
24 30 (8.02%) Migration
24 30 (8.02%) SOA

GIS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 88 (23.53%) ArcGIS
2 23 (6.15%) Oracle Spatial
2 23 (6.15%) ArcSDE
3 21 (5.61%) SharePoint
4 15 (4.01%) CMS
5 13 (3.48%) JBoss
5 13 (3.48%) Apache
6 10 (2.67%) IIS
7 9 (2.41%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.60%) Smallworld
9 5 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (1.07%) NetWeaver
10 4 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.07%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.80%) ArcIMS
12 2 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.53%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.53%) SAS
12 2 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 29 (7.75%) MS Office
2 26 (6.95%) MS Excel
3 12 (3.21%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.07%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.53%) SPSS
7 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.67%) Maximo
2 3 (0.80%) Agresso
3 2 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.53%) Summit
3 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.53%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.27%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.01%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (4.01%) PaaS
2 14 (3.74%) SaaS
3 10 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.07%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.67%) FTP
2 6 (1.60%) DNS
3 4 (1.07%) SSL
3 4 (1.07%) Firewall
4 3 (0.80%) LTE
4 3 (0.80%) Internet
4 3 (0.80%) HTTP
4 3 (0.80%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.80%) Broadband
5 2 (0.53%) VPN
5 2 (0.53%) SAN
5 2 (0.53%) DHCP
5 2 (0.53%) NAS
5 2 (0.53%) VoLTE
6 1 (0.27%) Skype
6 1 (0.27%) 4G
6 1 (0.27%) ATM
6 1 (0.27%) MGW
6 1 (0.27%) 2G
6 1 (0.27%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (14.44%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.49%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (6.95%) Relational Database
4 20 (5.35%) RDBMS
5 18 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (4.01%) Oracle Database
7 10 (2.67%) Big Data
8 8 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (2.14%) Data Mining
9 7 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.87%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.34%) EDMS
12 4 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.53%) Base SAS
13 2 (0.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 2 (0.53%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 16 (4.28%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.74%) TeamCity
3 10 (2.67%) Subversion
4 9 (2.41%) Cucumber
5 7 (1.87%) Visual Studio
5 7 (1.87%) Selenium
5 7 (1.87%) WebDriver
6 6 (1.60%) Eclipse
6 6 (1.60%) Appium
7 5 (1.34%) Maven
7 5 (1.34%) Axure RP
8 4 (1.07%) JUnit
8 4 (1.07%) Zephyr
9 3 (0.80%) ReSharper
9 3 (0.80%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.53%) Toad
10 2 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.53%) Hudson
10 2 (0.53%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (5.35%) Telecoms
1 20 (5.35%) Finance
1 20 (5.35%) Retail
2 16 (4.28%) Manufacturing
3 8 (2.14%) Legal
4 6 (1.60%) Billing
5 3 (0.80%) Local Government
5 3 (0.80%) Marketing
5 3 (0.80%) Publishing
5 3 (0.80%) Banking
6 2 (0.53%) Front Office
7 1 (0.27%) Back Office
7 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.27%) Games
7 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (21.66%) Architect
2 79 (21.12%) Analyst
3 77 (20.59%) Developer
4 51 (13.64%) Solutions Architect
5 29 (7.75%) GIS Technician
6 28 (7.49%) GIS Developer
6 28 (7.49%) GIS Analyst
7 21 (5.61%) Java Developer
8 20 (5.35%) Consultant
9 16 (4.28%) Data Analyst
9 16 (4.28%) GIS Consultant
10 15 (4.01%) Technical Architect
10 15 (4.01%) Business Analyst
11 13 (3.48%) JavaScript Developer
12 11 (2.94%) Senior Developer
13 10 (2.67%) Systems Analyst
13 10 (2.67%) Project Manager
13 10 (2.67%) Senior Java Developer
14 8 (2.14%) Data Architect
15 7 (1.87%) GIS Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (12.57%) .NET
2 44 (11.76%) HTML
3 43 (11.50%) Web Services
4 40 (10.70%) CSS
5 33 (8.82%) jQuery
6 27 (7.22%) Spring
7 20 (5.35%) Hibernate
8 19 (5.08%) AngularJS
9 18 (4.81%) REST
9 18 (4.81%) Ajax
9 18 (4.81%) SOAP
10 17 (4.55%) XML
10 17 (4.55%) .NET Framework
11 14 (3.74%) Java EE
11 14 (3.74%) Spring MVC
11 14 (3.74%) EJB
12 13 (3.48%) JSON
12 13 (3.48%) J2EE
13 12 (3.21%) Google Maps API
14 11 (2.94%) ArcObjects
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.30%) Management Information System
2 17 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.28%) Computer Science
4 15 (4.01%) Data Structures
5 12 (3.21%) Data Integration
6 9 (2.41%) LLPG
7 8 (2.14%) Visualisation
8 7 (1.87%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.87%) User Experience
8 7 (1.87%) Taxonomies
9 6 (1.60%) Animation
9 6 (1.60%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.34%) Clustering
11 4 (1.07%) Wiki
11 4 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.07%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.80%) Mathematics
13 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.53%) Photography
13 2 (0.53%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 36 (9.63%) Windows
2 21 (5.61%) Linux
3 9 (2.41%) Android
3 9 (2.41%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.14%) UNIX
5 3 (0.80%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.53%) SUSE
6 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (10.96%) Data Management
3 37 (9.89%) Scrum
4 36 (9.63%) UML
5 34 (9.09%) Data Analysis
6 33 (8.82%) Data Modelling
7 31 (8.29%) PRINCE2
7 31 (8.29%) Information Security
8 30 (8.02%) Migration
8 30 (8.02%) SOA
9 27 (7.22%) Workflow
10 26 (6.95%) TDD
11 25 (6.68%) TOGAF
12 24 (6.42%) ITIL
13 22 (5.88%) Project Management
14 21 (5.61%) ETL
14 21 (5.61%) Content Management
14 21 (5.61%) Asset Management
15 19 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
16 18 (4.81%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 54 (14.44%) Java
2 51 (13.64%) JavaScript
3 39 (10.43%) SQL
4 35 (9.36%) C#
5 33 (8.82%) Python
6 16 (4.28%) VB
7 10 (2.67%) VB.NET
8 7 (1.87%) PHP
8 7 (1.87%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.87%) MapBasic
9 6 (1.60%) MATLAB
9 6 (1.60%) XAML
9 6 (1.60%) Perl
10 4 (1.07%) C
11 3 (0.80%) C++
11 3 (0.80%) Ruby
12 2 (0.53%) SAS Macro
12 2 (0.53%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.27%) Groovy
13 1 (0.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 67 (17.91%) Security Cleared
2 45 (12.03%) Degree
3 24 (6.42%) SC Cleared
4 20 (5.35%) ISEB
5 15 (4.01%) CTC Cleared
5 15 (4.01%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.34%) CISSP
6 5 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.34%) CCNP
6 5 (1.34%) CCNA
7 4 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.07%) OCPJWCD
7 4 (1.07%) OCPJP
7 4 (1.07%) OCMJD
8 3 (0.80%) A+ Certification
8 3 (0.80%) CITP
9 2 (0.53%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.53%) MOS
9 2 (0.53%) CEH
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (4.01%) QA
2 15 (4.01%) ISO 9000
3 6 (1.60%) SLA
4 2 (0.53%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.53%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.27%) BS7666
System Software
1 4 (1.07%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.53%) vSphere
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle Clusterware
4 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.53%) Data Guard
1 2 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (0.53%) TIBCO Hawk
1 2 (0.53%) SCCM
2 1 (0.27%) SCOM
2 1 (0.27%) Legato
2 1 (0.27%) Puppet
2 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 80 (21.39%) Microsoft
2 79 (21.12%) ESRI
3 75 (20.05%) Oracle
4 55 (14.71%) Mapinfo
5 19 (5.08%) SAP
6 17 (4.55%) Google
7 14 (3.74%) VMware
8 12 (3.21%) Citrix
9 10 (2.67%) IBM
10 7 (1.87%) Sun
11 5 (1.34%) Cisco
12 4 (1.07%) ArcSight
13 3 (0.80%) Twitter
14 2 (0.53%) TIBCO
14 2 (0.53%) Symantec
14 2 (0.53%) Intergraph
14 2 (0.53%) i2
15 1 (0.27%) Informatica
15 1 (0.27%) Siemens
15 1 (0.27%) Veritas
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