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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 422 417 404
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -13
Contract jobs citing GIS 175 185 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.34% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.04% 1.08% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 102 71
Average daily rate
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£400 £376 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.31% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £255 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £464 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 18
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +3.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.10 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £39.30 £24.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £10.50 £15.31
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -31.41%

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
16828 17126 14998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.20% 31.02% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10345 10546 8944
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 660 681
Average hourly rate £18.90 £21.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.09% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +6 155 £423 +10.45% 39
South East +17 52 £354 -0.70% 11
London +1 46 £445 +18.66% 15
Berkshire +7 27 £438 +6.06% 3
Reading +7 15 £475 +15.15% 2
North East - 15 £425 -
Edinburgh +2 12 £398 +14.38% 3
Scotland -2 12 £398 +14.38% 4
South West -13 12 £650 +72.75% 3
East of England +30 11 £450 +58.14% 1
North West -23 10 £400 +8.47% 2
Cheshire -5 9 £398 -0.62% 1
Hertfordshire +12 8 £450 -
Hampshire -7 8 £290 -27.50% 2
Durham - 8 £425 -
Buckinghamshire +6 7 - - 3
Wales -11 7 £413 +17.85%
Somerset +1 6 £725 +86.49%
Milton Keynes +1 6 - -
Taunton -2 6 £725 +61.11%
Yorkshire -16 6 £325 -25.71% 1
Slough - 6 - - 1
Darlington - 6 £425 -
South Wales -5 5 £427 +22.07%
Southampton - 5 £331 - 1
Cardiff +4 4 £427 +22.07%
Oxfordshire -17 4 - -
West Midlands -20 4 £463 +14.19% 4
West Yorkshire -9 3 £325 -27.77% 1
Warrington -14 3 £400 +3.22%

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 81 (26.56%) ArcGIS
2 67 (21.97%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (20.66%) Microsoft
4 60 (19.67%) ESRI
5 53 (17.38%) Mapinfo
5 53 (17.38%) Oracle
6 45 (14.75%) Security Cleared
7 40 (13.11%) .NET
7 40 (13.11%) Web Services
8 39 (12.79%) Java
8 39 (12.79%) Data Management
9 38 (12.46%) SQL Server
10 36 (11.80%) Management Information System
11 35 (11.48%) SQL
12 34 (11.15%) Windows
12 34 (11.15%) Degree
13 31 (10.16%) JavaScript
14 28 (9.18%) C#
15 27 (8.85%) Data Modelling
16 26 (8.52%) MS Excel
16 26 (8.52%) Workflow
16 26 (8.52%) Data Analysis
17 25 (8.20%) Service Delivery
17 25 (8.20%) Project Management
17 25 (8.20%) PRINCE2
17 25 (8.20%) SAP
17 25 (8.20%) SOA
17 25 (8.20%) Python
18 24 (7.87%) ITIL
19 23 (7.54%) Stakeholder Management

GIS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 81 (26.56%) ArcGIS
2 17 (5.57%) ArcSDE
2 17 (5.57%) CMS
3 12 (3.93%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.95%) Apache
5 6 (1.97%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.97%) JBoss
6 5 (1.64%) Oracle Spatial
7 3 (0.98%) Drupal
8 2 (0.66%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.66%) IIS
8 2 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.66%) SAS
8 2 (0.66%) Smallworld
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.66%) nginx
8 2 (0.66%) Liferay
Applications
1 26 (8.52%) MS Excel
2 22 (7.21%) MS Office
3 10 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.30%) SPSS
5 5 (1.64%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.31%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.66%) ArcInfo
7 2 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.66%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.33%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.33%) InDesign
8 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (2.30%) Maximo
2 3 (0.98%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.33%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.33%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.33%) Summit
3 1 (0.33%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.33%) Agresso
3 1 (0.33%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.30%) SaaS
1 7 (2.30%) PaaS
2 6 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.62%) FTP
2 5 (1.64%) LTE
3 4 (1.31%) 3G
3 4 (1.31%) VPN
3 4 (1.31%) Firewall
4 3 (0.98%) VLAN
4 3 (0.98%) MPLS
4 3 (0.98%) OSPF
4 3 (0.98%) BGP
4 3 (0.98%) Internet
4 3 (0.98%) Broadband
5 2 (0.66%) VoLTE
5 2 (0.66%) HTTP
5 2 (0.66%) DHCP
5 2 (0.66%) 2G
5 2 (0.66%) NAS
5 2 (0.66%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.66%) 4G
6 1 (0.33%) MGW
6 1 (0.33%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (12.46%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.92%) Relational Database
3 13 (4.26%) RDBMS
4 12 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (3.93%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.64%) Big Data
6 5 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.64%) EDMS
7 4 (1.31%) MS Access
7 4 (1.31%) Data Mining
7 4 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.98%) MySQL
9 2 (0.66%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 2 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.66%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 6 (1.97%) JUnit
1 6 (1.97%) Eclipse
1 6 (1.97%) Subversion
1 6 (1.97%) Cucumber
2 5 (1.64%) Maven
2 5 (1.64%) Selenium
2 5 (1.64%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.31%) WebDriver
4 3 (0.98%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.98%) ReSharper
4 3 (0.98%) WebLOAD
4 3 (0.98%) NUnit
4 3 (0.98%) LoadRunner
4 3 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.98%) Zephyr
4 3 (0.98%) Appium
5 2 (0.66%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.66%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.33%) Hudson
6 1 (0.33%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 22 (7.21%) Finance
2 20 (6.56%) Telecoms
3 19 (6.23%) Retail
4 17 (5.57%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.62%) Legal
6 7 (2.30%) Local Government
7 6 (1.97%) Billing
8 5 (1.64%) Marketing
9 3 (0.98%) Back Office
9 3 (0.98%) Publishing
10 2 (0.66%) Front Office
11 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.33%) French Language
11 1 (0.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (19.02%) Developer
2 57 (18.69%) Analyst
3 55 (18.03%) Architect
4 32 (10.49%) Solutions Architect
5 31 (10.16%) GIS Developer
6 24 (7.87%) Consultant
6 24 (7.87%) GIS Technician
7 18 (5.90%) Project Manager
8 17 (5.57%) GIS Analyst
9 16 (5.25%) GIS Consultant
10 13 (4.26%) Business Analyst
11 12 (3.93%) Technical Architect
12 11 (3.61%) Java Developer
13 10 (3.28%) Data Analyst
14 8 (2.62%) Senior Manager
14 8 (2.62%) JavaScript Developer
15 6 (1.97%) Senior Analyst
15 6 (1.97%) Data Manager
15 6 (1.97%) Data Architect
16 5 (1.64%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (13.11%) .NET
1 40 (13.11%) Web Services
2 22 (7.21%) .NET Framework
3 17 (5.57%) HTML
4 15 (4.92%) CSS
5 12 (3.93%) XML
5 12 (3.93%) REST
5 12 (3.93%) JSON
6 11 (3.61%) SOAP
7 10 (3.28%) Spring
8 9 (2.95%) Ajax
9 8 (2.62%) jQuery
9 8 (2.62%) WPF
10 7 (2.30%) Google Maps API
11 6 (1.97%) JSP
11 6 (1.97%) ArcObjects
11 6 (1.97%) Java EE
11 6 (1.97%) PostGIS
12 5 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (1.64%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.80%) Management Information System
2 20 (6.56%) Data Structures
3 15 (4.92%) Open Source
4 14 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.62%) Data Integration
6 7 (2.30%) LLPG
7 6 (1.97%) Animation
7 6 (1.97%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.64%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.64%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.31%) User Experience
9 4 (1.31%) Taxonomies
10 3 (0.98%) Data Conversion
10 3 (0.98%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.66%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.66%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.33%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.33%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 34 (11.15%) Windows
2 15 (4.92%) Linux
3 7 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.64%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.31%) UNIX
5 4 (1.31%) SUSE
5 4 (1.31%) Android
6 3 (0.98%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.98%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (21.97%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (12.79%) Data Management
3 27 (8.85%) Data Modelling
4 26 (8.52%) Workflow
4 26 (8.52%) Data Analysis
5 25 (8.20%) Service Delivery
5 25 (8.20%) Project Management
5 25 (8.20%) PRINCE2
5 25 (8.20%) SOA
6 24 (7.87%) ITIL
7 23 (7.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (7.21%) UML
9 21 (6.89%) CRM
9 21 (6.89%) Information Security
10 19 (6.23%) Migration
10 19 (6.23%) Asset Management
10 19 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (6.23%) Content Management
11 18 (5.90%) ETL
12 17 (5.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 39 (12.79%) Java
2 35 (11.48%) SQL
3 31 (10.16%) JavaScript
4 28 (9.18%) C#
5 25 (8.20%) Python
6 14 (4.59%) VB
7 7 (2.30%) MATLAB
7 7 (2.30%) MapBasic
8 6 (1.97%) PHP
8 6 (1.97%) XAML
9 5 (1.64%) Perl
9 5 (1.64%) VBA
10 4 (1.31%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.98%) C
11 3 (0.98%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.66%) C++
12 2 (0.66%) SAS Macro
12 2 (0.66%) Ruby
12 2 (0.66%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.66%) R
Qualifications
1 45 (14.75%) Security Cleared
2 34 (11.15%) Degree
3 19 (6.23%) ISEB
4 16 (5.25%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.62%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.98%) CITP
6 3 (0.98%) CCNP
6 3 (0.98%) CCNA
6 3 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.66%) CISSP
7 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.33%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.33%) MCP
8 1 (0.33%) HND
8 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 15 (4.92%) ISO 9000
2 6 (1.97%) QA
3 1 (0.33%) BS7666
3 1 (0.33%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.33%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.33%) SLA
3 1 (0.33%) PMBOK
System Software
1 7 (2.30%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.31%) vSphere
3 3 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.33%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.33%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.98%) TIBCO Hawk
2 2 (0.66%) SCCM
3 1 (0.33%) Puppet
3 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.33%) SCOM
3 1 (0.33%) Legato
3 1 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 63 (20.66%) Microsoft
2 60 (19.67%) ESRI
3 53 (17.38%) Mapinfo
3 53 (17.38%) Oracle
4 25 (8.20%) SAP
5 12 (3.93%) VMware
6 8 (2.62%) Citrix
6 8 (2.62%) Google
7 7 (2.30%) IBM
7 7 (2.30%) Business Objects
8 6 (1.97%) Cisco
9 3 (0.98%) BT
9 3 (0.98%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.66%) HP
10 2 (0.66%) Adobe
10 2 (0.66%) Intergraph
10 2 (0.66%) i2
10 2 (0.66%) Twitter
10 2 (0.66%) ArcSight
11 1 (0.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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London
Westbourne Partners
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £180 - £187.50 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northern Ireland
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GLA
Posted: 11 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Greater London Authority
Rate: £66,183
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh
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Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
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