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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 444 402 408
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +6
Contract jobs citing GIS 165 187 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.36% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.00% 1.16% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 119 67
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 13
Average hourly rate £15.35 £16.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.56% +1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £9.10 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £29.25 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £10.50 £15.66
% change year-on-year
+26.19% -32.92%

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
16501 16144 14914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.46% 30.67% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10228 10089 8893
Average daily rate £415 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 660 645 613
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.92 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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

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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 May 2015.

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 May 2015.

GIS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

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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 May 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 -38 148 £450 +20.00% 30
South East +12 56 £400 +33.33% 8
London -22 39 £475 +26.66% 6
Berkshire -1 24 £400 +33.33% 2
East of England +18 13 £450 +5.88% 4
Reading +8 12 £438 +45.83%
South West -22 12 £675 +80.00% 3
Hampshire +4 11 £393 -4.84% 2
Milton Keynes +12 10 £520 +100.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +11 10 £520 +100.00% 1
Hertfordshire - 10 £450 - 3
North East - 10 £338 -
North West -27 9 £421 +5.31% 5
Edinburgh -1 8 £244 -29.85% 2
Scotland -8 8 £244 -29.85% 3
Cheshire -11 8 £368 -10.90% 1
Wales +4 6 £425 +21.42% 1
Oxfordshire - 6 - -
South Wales +2 5 £425 +21.42% 1
Taunton -1 5 £735 +101.36%
Somerset -3 5 £735 +91.53%
Southampton - 5 £393 - 2
Cardiff +11 4 £425 +21.42%
Yorkshire -17 4 £325 -25.71% 1
Slough - 4 - - 1
Surrey +4 3 £240 -9.43% 3
City of London +3 3 £650 +62.50% 2
West Yorkshire -8 3 £325 -27.77% 1
West Midlands -15 3 £463 +14.19%
Knutsford - 3 £368 -

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 92 (29.11%) ArcGIS
2 65 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (20.25%) Microsoft
4 63 (19.94%) ESRI
5 59 (18.67%) Mapinfo
5 59 (18.67%) Oracle
6 46 (14.56%) Data Management
7 42 (13.29%) Security Cleared
8 39 (12.34%) SQL Server
9 38 (12.03%) Web Services
9 38 (12.03%) Management Information System
10 34 (10.76%) .NET
10 34 (10.76%) Java
11 33 (10.44%) JavaScript
11 33 (10.44%) Degree
12 32 (10.13%) SQL
12 32 (10.13%) Windows
13 30 (9.49%) Data Modelling
13 30 (9.49%) Data Analysis
14 29 (9.18%) Python
15 28 (8.86%) Workflow
16 27 (8.54%) SOA
17 25 (7.91%) PRINCE2
17 25 (7.91%) C#
18 23 (7.28%) SAP
18 23 (7.28%) MS Excel
19 22 (6.96%) CRM
19 22 (6.96%) ITIL
19 22 (6.96%) UML
19 22 (6.96%) ETL

GIS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 92 (29.11%) ArcGIS
2 17 (5.38%) ArcSDE
3 16 (5.06%) CMS
4 13 (4.11%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.85%) Apache
6 8 (2.53%) Oracle Spatial
6 8 (2.53%) JBoss
7 3 (0.95%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.63%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.63%) Drupal
8 2 (0.63%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (0.63%) Node.js
8 2 (0.63%) Lync
8 2 (0.63%) nginx
8 2 (0.63%) Liferay
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.63%) Smallworld
8 2 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 23 (7.28%) MS Excel
2 21 (6.65%) MS Office
3 9 (2.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.22%) SPSS
5 6 (1.90%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.58%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.63%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.32%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 9 (2.85%) Maximo
2 3 (0.95%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.32%) Agresso
4 1 (0.32%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.32%) Summit
4 1 (0.32%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.16%) SaaS
1 10 (3.16%) PaaS
2 9 (2.85%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.32%) IaaS
5 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.16%) FTP
2 4 (1.27%) Firewall
3 3 (0.95%) Broadband
3 3 (0.95%) HTTP
3 3 (0.95%) Internet
3 3 (0.95%) LTE
4 2 (0.63%) VoLTE
4 2 (0.63%) NAS
4 2 (0.63%) 2G
4 2 (0.63%) 3G
4 2 (0.63%) SAN
4 2 (0.63%) VPN
4 2 (0.63%) SSL
4 2 (0.63%) DHCP
4 2 (0.63%) LAN
5 1 (0.32%) PBX
5 1 (0.32%) SDH
5 1 (0.32%) WAN
5 1 (0.32%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.32%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (12.34%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.38%) Relational Database
2 17 (5.38%) RDBMS
3 16 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (3.48%) Oracle Database
6 8 (2.53%) Big Data
7 7 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.58%) EDMS
9 5 (1.58%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.63%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 2 (0.63%) JasperReports
11 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.63%) Base SAS
11 2 (0.63%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 2 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.63%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (2.22%) JUnit
1 7 (2.22%) Subversion
2 6 (1.90%) Maven
2 6 (1.90%) Cucumber
2 6 (1.90%) Eclipse
3 5 (1.58%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.58%) Selenium
4 4 (1.27%) WebDriver
5 3 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.95%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.95%) NUnit
5 3 (0.95%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.95%) WebLOAD
5 3 (0.95%) ReSharper
5 3 (0.95%) Appium
5 3 (0.95%) Zephyr
6 2 (0.63%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.63%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.63%) Hudson
7 1 (0.32%) RequisitePro
General
1 20 (6.33%) Retail
2 19 (6.01%) Finance
3 18 (5.70%) Telecoms
4 17 (5.38%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.22%) Billing
5 7 (2.22%) Local Government
6 6 (1.90%) Legal
7 4 (1.27%) Marketing
8 3 (0.95%) Back Office
8 3 (0.95%) Publishing
9 2 (0.63%) Banking
9 2 (0.63%) Front Office
10 1 (0.32%) French Language
10 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (19.94%) Architect
2 58 (18.35%) Developer
3 56 (17.72%) Analyst
4 41 (12.97%) Solutions Architect
5 31 (9.81%) GIS Developer
6 25 (7.91%) Consultant
7 24 (7.59%) GIS Technician
8 22 (6.96%) GIS Analyst
9 20 (6.33%) GIS Consultant
10 18 (5.70%) Project Manager
11 12 (3.80%) Java Developer
11 12 (3.80%) Data Analyst
12 9 (2.85%) Technical Architect
12 9 (2.85%) JavaScript Developer
13 8 (2.53%) Senior Manager
14 7 (2.22%) Business Analyst
14 7 (2.22%) Data Architect
14 7 (2.22%) GIS Officer
15 6 (1.90%) Data Manager
15 6 (1.90%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (12.03%) Web Services
2 34 (10.76%) .NET
3 20 (6.33%) .NET Framework
4 18 (5.70%) HTML
5 16 (5.06%) CSS
6 14 (4.43%) SOAP
6 14 (4.43%) REST
7 13 (4.11%) JSON
7 13 (4.11%) XML
8 12 (3.80%) Spring
9 10 (3.16%) Ajax
9 10 (3.16%) jQuery
10 8 (2.53%) Google Maps API
10 8 (2.53%) JSP
11 7 (2.22%) PostGIS
11 7 (2.22%) WPF
11 7 (2.22%) Java EE
12 6 (1.90%) J2EE
13 5 (1.58%) Dojo
13 5 (1.58%) ArcObjects
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.03%) Management Information System
2 16 (5.06%) Data Structures
3 13 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.80%) Open Source
5 10 (3.16%) Data Integration
6 9 (2.85%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.22%) LLPG
8 6 (1.90%) Taxonomies
8 6 (1.90%) Animation
9 5 (1.58%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.27%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.27%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.95%) User Experience
12 2 (0.63%) PKI
12 2 (0.63%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.63%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.63%) Clustering
13 1 (0.32%) Blackberry
13 1 (0.32%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 32 (10.13%) Windows
2 14 (4.43%) Linux
3 5 (1.58%) UNIX
4 4 (1.27%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.27%) Android
4 4 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.95%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.63%) SUSE
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (14.56%) Data Management
3 30 (9.49%) Data Modelling
3 30 (9.49%) Data Analysis
4 28 (8.86%) Workflow
5 27 (8.54%) SOA
6 25 (7.91%) PRINCE2
7 22 (6.96%) CRM
7 22 (6.96%) ITIL
7 22 (6.96%) UML
7 22 (6.96%) ETL
7 22 (6.96%) Migration
8 21 (6.65%) Information Security
9 20 (6.33%) Scrum
9 20 (6.33%) Asset Management
9 20 (6.33%) TOGAF
10 19 (6.01%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (5.70%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (5.70%) Service Delivery
11 18 (5.70%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (10.76%) Java
2 33 (10.44%) JavaScript
3 32 (10.13%) SQL
4 29 (9.18%) Python
5 25 (7.91%) C#
6 16 (5.06%) VB
7 7 (2.22%) MATLAB
7 7 (2.22%) MapBasic
8 6 (1.90%) XAML
8 6 (1.90%) Perl
8 6 (1.90%) PHP
9 4 (1.27%) VBA
10 3 (0.95%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.63%) Ruby
11 2 (0.63%) SAS Macro
11 2 (0.63%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.63%) C
12 1 (0.32%) Fortran
12 1 (0.32%) Pascal
12 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (13.29%) Security Cleared
2 33 (10.44%) Degree
3 19 (6.01%) ISEB
4 16 (5.06%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.22%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.95%) CCNP
6 3 (0.95%) CCNA
6 3 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.95%) CITP
7 2 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.63%) CISSP
8 1 (0.32%) MCP
8 1 (0.32%) HND
8 1 (0.32%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.32%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 15 (4.75%) ISO 9000
2 6 (1.90%) QA
3 2 (0.63%) PMBOK
3 2 (0.63%) SLA
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.32%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.32%) BS7666
System Software
1 5 (1.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.63%) vSphere
4 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.32%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.95%) TIBCO Hawk
2 2 (0.63%) SCCM
3 1 (0.32%) Legato
3 1 (0.32%) Puppet
3 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 64 (20.25%) Microsoft
2 63 (19.94%) ESRI
3 59 (18.67%) Mapinfo
3 59 (18.67%) Oracle
4 23 (7.28%) SAP
5 12 (3.80%) VMware
6 10 (3.16%) Google
6 10 (3.16%) Citrix
7 9 (2.85%) IBM
8 7 (2.22%) Business Objects
9 4 (1.27%) Cisco
10 3 (0.95%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.95%) Twitter
11 2 (0.63%) ArcSight
11 2 (0.63%) Intergraph
11 2 (0.63%) i2
11 2 (0.63%) HP
12 1 (0.32%) Sybase
12 1 (0.32%) Sun
12 1 (0.32%) Adobe
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