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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 435 434 486
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +52
Contract jobs citing GIS 193 188 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.33% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.02% 1.03% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 91 37
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£370 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £223 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £378
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 29
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.26 £10.20 £9.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £28.00 £31.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.06% -17.14%

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
18982 18289 17300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.97% 32.33% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11940 10984 10453
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 754 713
Average hourly rate £21.15 £19.50 £18.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £45.00 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.32 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +14.28%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -25 139 £375 +15.38% 29
South East -14 52 £375 +11.11% 6
Wales +1 33 £340 -9.33% 11
London -32 29 £350 -2.77% 9
Berkshire +3 26 £375 +4.89% 3
Reading -2 21 £425 +41.66% 2
South West 0 18 £465 +106.66% 1
Scotland 0 18 £228 -27.77%
North West -22 13 £370 -1.33% 5
East of England +14 12 £475 +5.55% 4
Hampshire +7 12 £380 +20.63% 1
Mid Wales +1 12 £340 -9.33%
Aberystwyth +1 12 £340 -9.33%
Ceredigion +1 12 £340 -9.33%
South Wales -19 12 £425 +13.33% 11
Cardiff -15 11 £425 +9.32% 9
Somerset +12 10 £450 +400.00% 1
Edinburgh -15 9 £130 -61.48%
Taunton +13 7 £450 +400.00%
East Midlands -5 7 £288 -30.72% 1
West Sussex -18 7 £350 +3.70%
Lancashire - 7 £370 - 3
Horsham - 7 £350 -
Southampton +7 6 £370 +17.46%
North Lanarkshire -3 5 - -
West Wales - 5 £238 -
Preston - 5 £370 -
Hertfordshire +3 4 £513 +7.89%
Cheshire -18 4 £475 +26.66% 1
Yorkshire -33 4 £363 +31.81% 3

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 87 (24.37%) ArcGIS
2 83 (23.25%) ESRI
3 74 (20.73%) Oracle
4 73 (20.45%) Microsoft
5 69 (19.33%) Agile Software Development
6 58 (16.25%) Security Cleared
7 50 (14.01%) JavaScript
8 47 (13.17%) SQL Server
8 47 (13.17%) Management Information System
9 46 (12.89%) HTML
10 45 (12.61%) Java
11 44 (12.32%) Mapinfo
12 43 (12.04%) Web Services
13 42 (11.76%) Data Management
14 40 (11.20%) Degree
14 40 (11.20%) .NET
14 40 (11.20%) CSS
15 38 (10.64%) Scrum
16 35 (9.80%) Data Analysis
17 34 (9.52%) Python
18 33 (9.24%) UML
18 33 (9.24%) MS Office
18 33 (9.24%) SQL
18 33 (9.24%) jQuery
19 32 (8.96%) C#
20 31 (8.68%) Information Security
21 28 (7.84%) MS Excel
21 28 (7.84%) SOA
22 27 (7.56%) Data Modelling
22 27 (7.56%) TOGAF

GIS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 87 (24.37%) ArcGIS
2 26 (7.28%) ArcSDE
3 25 (7.00%) Oracle Spatial
4 21 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 15 (4.20%) CMS
6 11 (3.08%) IIS
6 11 (3.08%) Apache
7 10 (2.80%) JBoss
8 9 (2.52%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.68%) Smallworld
10 5 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (1.12%) ArcIMS
11 4 (1.12%) NetWeaver
11 4 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.12%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.56%) Node.js
12 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (9.24%) MS Office
2 28 (7.84%) MS Excel
3 11 (3.08%) MS Visio
4 10 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.12%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.84%) MS Project
7 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.56%) SPSS
8 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (3.36%) Maximo
2 2 (0.56%) Summit
2 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.56%) ResourceLink
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle Utilities
2 2 (0.56%) Agresso
2 2 (0.56%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (4.76%) SaaS
1 17 (4.76%) PaaS
2 9 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.12%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.28%) Office 365
4 1 (0.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.36%) FTP
2 7 (1.96%) DNS
3 6 (1.68%) Internet
4 5 (1.40%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.12%) Firewall
5 4 (1.12%) LTE
5 4 (1.12%) SSL
6 3 (0.84%) HTTP
6 3 (0.84%) DHCP
7 2 (0.56%) SDH
7 2 (0.56%) ATM
7 2 (0.56%) SAN
7 2 (0.56%) Intranet
7 2 (0.56%) 3G
7 2 (0.56%) DWDM
7 2 (0.56%) BGP
7 2 (0.56%) VRRP
7 2 (0.56%) MGW
7 2 (0.56%) 4G
7 2 (0.56%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (13.17%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.56%) Relational Database
3 25 (7.00%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (5.88%) RDBMS
5 17 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (4.20%) Oracle Database
7 11 (3.08%) Big Data
8 9 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.96%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.96%) Data Mining
10 5 (1.40%) EDMS
10 5 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.12%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.56%) MS Access
13 1 (0.28%) MySQL
13 1 (0.28%) DB2
Development Applications
1 15 (4.20%) TeamCity
1 15 (4.20%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.24%) Cucumber
2 8 (2.24%) Subversion
3 6 (1.68%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.68%) Selenium
4 5 (1.40%) Maven
4 5 (1.40%) Axure RP
5 4 (1.12%) Appium
5 4 (1.12%) WebDriver
6 3 (0.84%) JIRA
6 3 (0.84%) ReSharper
6 3 (0.84%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.84%) JUnit
7 2 (0.56%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.56%) Toad
7 2 (0.56%) JBehave
7 2 (0.56%) Hudson
7 2 (0.56%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.56%) Gradle
General
1 21 (5.88%) Finance
2 19 (5.32%) Retail
3 16 (4.48%) Telecoms
4 15 (4.20%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.52%) Legal
6 4 (1.12%) Billing
6 4 (1.12%) Banking
7 3 (0.84%) Local Government
7 3 (0.84%) Marketing
7 3 (0.84%) Publishing
8 2 (0.56%) Front Office
9 1 (0.28%) Back Office
9 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.28%) Games
9 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (22.41%) Architect
2 78 (21.85%) Analyst
3 65 (18.21%) Developer
4 58 (16.25%) Solutions Architect
5 29 (8.12%) GIS Technician
5 29 (8.12%) GIS Analyst
6 22 (6.16%) GIS Developer
7 21 (5.88%) Business Analyst
8 19 (5.32%) Consultant
9 15 (4.20%) Data Analyst
9 15 (4.20%) Java Developer
9 15 (4.20%) GIS Consultant
10 11 (3.08%) JavaScript Developer
10 11 (3.08%) Project Manager
11 10 (2.80%) Systems Analyst
11 10 (2.80%) Technical Architect
12 8 (2.24%) Senior Developer
13 7 (1.96%) Senior Java Developer
14 6 (1.68%) Applications Architect
14 6 (1.68%) GIS Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (12.89%) HTML
2 43 (12.04%) Web Services
3 40 (11.20%) .NET
3 40 (11.20%) CSS
4 33 (9.24%) jQuery
5 22 (6.16%) Spring
5 22 (6.16%) AngularJS
6 19 (5.32%) SOAP
6 19 (5.32%) Hibernate
7 16 (4.48%) Ajax
7 16 (4.48%) .NET Framework
7 16 (4.48%) REST
8 15 (4.20%) Spring MVC
8 15 (4.20%) EJB
9 13 (3.64%) XML
10 11 (3.08%) ArcObjects
10 11 (3.08%) Java EE
11 10 (2.80%) Google Maps API
11 10 (2.80%) CSS3
12 9 (2.52%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.17%) Management Information System
2 18 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.48%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.64%) Data Integration
5 9 (2.52%) LLPG
6 8 (2.24%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.96%) Visualisation
7 7 (1.96%) User Experience
8 6 (1.68%) Taxonomies
9 5 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.40%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.12%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.12%) Wiki
10 4 (1.12%) Clustering
11 3 (0.84%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.84%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.56%) Social Media
12 2 (0.56%) Replication
12 2 (0.56%) Photography
13 1 (0.28%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.88%) Windows
2 15 (4.20%) Linux
3 9 (2.52%) UNIX
4 7 (1.96%) Android
4 7 (1.96%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.84%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (19.33%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (11.76%) Data Management
3 38 (10.64%) Scrum
4 35 (9.80%) Data Analysis
5 33 (9.24%) UML
6 31 (8.68%) Information Security
7 28 (7.84%) SOA
8 27 (7.56%) Data Modelling
8 27 (7.56%) TOGAF
9 26 (7.28%) TDD
9 26 (7.28%) PRINCE2
10 25 (7.00%) ITIL
10 25 (7.00%) Workflow
10 25 (7.00%) Migration
11 24 (6.72%) Project Management
12 21 (5.88%) ETL
13 20 (5.60%) Asset Management
13 20 (5.60%) Content Management
14 19 (5.32%) MVC
15 18 (5.04%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 50 (14.01%) JavaScript
2 45 (12.61%) Java
3 34 (9.52%) Python
4 33 (9.24%) SQL
5 32 (8.96%) C#
6 15 (4.20%) VB
7 10 (2.80%) VB.NET
8 7 (1.96%) PHP
8 7 (1.96%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.68%) Perl
10 4 (1.12%) C
10 4 (1.12%) MATLAB
11 3 (0.84%) MapBasic
11 3 (0.84%) Ruby
11 3 (0.84%) C++
12 2 (0.56%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.56%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.28%) Scala
13 1 (0.28%) Fortran
13 1 (0.28%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 58 (16.25%) Security Cleared
2 40 (11.20%) Degree
3 22 (6.16%) SC Cleared
4 18 (5.04%) ISEB
5 14 (3.92%) CTC Cleared
6 13 (3.64%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.40%) CISSP
7 5 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.40%) CCNP
7 5 (1.40%) CCNA
8 4 (1.12%) OCPJWCD
8 4 (1.12%) OCPJP
8 4 (1.12%) OCMJD
9 3 (0.84%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.56%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.56%) MOS
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.56%) CEH
11 1 (0.28%) MCTS
11 1 (0.28%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.48%) QA
2 14 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (3.92%) ISO 9000
3 5 (1.40%) SLA
4 3 (0.84%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.56%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.56%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.56%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.28%) BS7666
System Software
1 3 (0.84%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (0.56%) Data Guard
1 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.28%) Puppet
2 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 83 (23.25%) ESRI
2 74 (20.73%) Oracle
3 73 (20.45%) Microsoft
4 44 (12.32%) Mapinfo
5 18 (5.04%) SAP
6 15 (4.20%) Google
7 14 (3.92%) VMware
8 13 (3.64%) IBM
9 12 (3.36%) Citrix
10 6 (1.68%) Sun
11 4 (1.12%) ArcSight
12 3 (0.84%) Twitter
12 3 (0.84%) Cisco
13 2 (0.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 2 (0.56%) Symantec
13 2 (0.56%) Cramer
13 2 (0.56%) ComArch
14 1 (0.28%) LANDesk
14 1 (0.28%) Veeam
14 1 (0.28%) Teradata
London
Spring Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cardiff
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £500 - £550 per day all inclusive
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Public Sector
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Professionals in Law
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Lancashire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Lancashire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £370.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago