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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 394 396 403
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing GIS 188 183 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.35% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.16% 1.12% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 93 60
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £213 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £470 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 19
Average hourly rate £22.25 £15.50 £15.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.54% +1.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £9.10 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £45.00 £24.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £10.50 £15.31
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -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
16273 16270 14081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.07% 31.04% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9961 10002 8471
Average daily rate £425 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 635 724
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.52 £11.50 £11.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +10 169 £425 +9.32% 42
South East +12 53 £393 +6.44% 7
London -10 45 £450 +32.35% 9
Berkshire +15 29 £400 +20.75% 1
South West +5 25 £675 +63.63% 6
Reading +16 16 £400 +20.75% 1
Scotland -25 13 £395 +9.72% 3
North West -16 12 £400 - 4
Edinburgh -11 11 £400 +11.11% 1
East of England +13 9 £425 +256.85% 8
Hampshire -8 9 £341 -11.93% 1
Hertfordshire +15 7 £425 -5.55% 6
Bristol +7 6 £418 - 3
Yorkshire -11 6 £325 -25.71% 3
West Midlands -11 6 £375 -7.40% 3
Buckinghamshire +1 5 - -
Wales -6 5 £425 -15.00% 1
Milton Keynes +1 4 - -
South Wales -1 4 £427 +6.81%
Surrey - 4 £240 - 2
Southampton - 4 £393 -
City of London +12 3 £650 +59.70% 4
West Yorkshire -11 3 £325 -29.72% 3
Middlesex +3 2 - -
Glasgow -4 2 £105 +10.52% 1
Leeds -7 2 - - 3
Gloucestershire -13 2 £400 - 2
Devon -1 1 £400 +95.12%
Coventry -8 1 - - 1
Birmingham -9 1 - - 1

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 72 (23.30%) ArcGIS
2 65 (21.04%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (18.77%) Microsoft
4 57 (18.45%) ESRI
5 51 (16.50%) Mapinfo
5 51 (16.50%) Oracle
6 46 (14.89%) Security Cleared
7 45 (14.56%) .NET
8 42 (13.59%) Web Services
9 40 (12.94%) SQL
10 38 (12.30%) Java
11 36 (11.65%) Windows
11 36 (11.65%) Degree
12 35 (11.33%) SQL Server
13 33 (10.68%) Management Information System
14 32 (10.36%) Data Management
15 31 (10.03%) JavaScript
15 31 (10.03%) C#
16 30 (9.71%) Data Modelling
17 29 (9.39%) Telecoms
18 27 (8.74%) Project Management
18 27 (8.74%) SAP
19 26 (8.41%) PRINCE2
20 25 (8.09%) ITIL
20 25 (8.09%) Workflow
21 24 (7.77%) Finance
21 24 (7.77%) Service Delivery
21 24 (7.77%) Python
22 22 (7.12%) UML
22 22 (7.12%) SOA

GIS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 72 (23.30%) ArcGIS
2 19 (6.15%) CMS
2 19 (6.15%) ArcSDE
3 11 (3.56%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.59%) Oracle Spatial
5 7 (2.27%) Apache
6 6 (1.94%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.29%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.97%) Drupal
8 3 (0.97%) WordPress
8 3 (0.97%) JBoss
9 2 (0.65%) IIS
9 2 (0.65%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.65%) SAS
9 2 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.65%) Liferay
9 2 (0.65%) Lync
9 2 (0.65%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.32%) Node.js
10 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 20 (6.47%) MS Office
3 8 (2.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (2.59%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.59%) AutoCAD
4 7 (2.27%) SPSS
5 3 (0.97%) ArcInfo
5 3 (0.97%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.65%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.65%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.32%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.32%) MS Project
7 1 (0.32%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (1.62%) Maximo
2 3 (0.97%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.65%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.65%) SAP PM
3 2 (0.65%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.32%) Summit
4 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.32%) Agresso
4 1 (0.32%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.59%) SaaS
2 7 (2.27%) PaaS
3 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.97%) IaaS
5 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.91%) Internet
1 9 (2.91%) 3G
2 8 (2.59%) LTE
3 6 (1.94%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (1.94%) FTP
4 5 (1.62%) VPN
4 5 (1.62%) Firewall
5 4 (1.29%) 4G
6 3 (0.97%) MPLS
6 3 (0.97%) OSPF
6 3 (0.97%) BGP
6 3 (0.97%) VLAN
6 3 (0.97%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.97%) SSL
6 3 (0.97%) 3GPP
6 3 (0.97%) Broadband
7 2 (0.65%) LAN
7 2 (0.65%) DHCP
7 2 (0.65%) Intranet
7 2 (0.65%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.33%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.85%) Relational Database
3 13 (4.21%) Oracle Database
4 11 (3.56%) RDBMS
4 11 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.27%) MySQL
7 5 (1.62%) MS Access
7 5 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.29%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (1.29%) Big Data
9 2 (0.65%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 2 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.65%) JasperReports
9 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.65%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 9 (2.91%) Eclipse
2 7 (2.27%) Subversion
3 6 (1.94%) Selenium
4 5 (1.62%) Cucumber
4 5 (1.62%) JUnit
4 5 (1.62%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.29%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.29%) Maven
6 3 (0.97%) WebLOAD
6 3 (0.97%) WebDriver
6 3 (0.97%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.97%) NUnit
7 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.65%) Eclipse RCP
7 2 (0.65%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.65%) Zephyr
7 2 (0.65%) Appium
8 1 (0.32%) Kiln
8 1 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 29 (9.39%) Telecoms
2 24 (7.77%) Finance
3 19 (6.15%) Retail
4 17 (5.50%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.59%) Legal
6 7 (2.27%) Local Government
7 6 (1.94%) Back Office
8 5 (1.62%) Marketing
9 4 (1.29%) Billing
10 3 (0.97%) Publishing
11 2 (0.65%) Front Office
12 1 (0.32%) Banking
12 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 62 (20.06%) Developer
2 53 (17.15%) Analyst
3 50 (16.18%) Architect
4 32 (10.36%) GIS Developer
5 30 (9.71%) Consultant
6 27 (8.74%) Solutions Architect
7 21 (6.80%) GIS Technician
8 18 (5.83%) GIS Analyst
9 17 (5.50%) Project Manager
10 15 (4.85%) GIS Consultant
11 12 (3.88%) Technical Architect
12 11 (3.56%) Business Analyst
13 10 (3.24%) Java Developer
14 8 (2.59%) Data Analyst
14 8 (2.59%) JavaScript Developer
15 7 (2.27%) Senior Manager
15 7 (2.27%) Senior Developer
16 6 (1.94%) Data Architect
16 6 (1.94%) Software Engineer
16 6 (1.94%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (14.56%) .NET
2 42 (13.59%) Web Services
3 19 (6.15%) .NET Framework
4 18 (5.83%) HTML
5 15 (4.85%) CSS
5 15 (4.85%) XML
6 13 (4.21%) JSON
6 13 (4.21%) REST
7 12 (3.88%) SOAP
8 9 (2.91%) Spring
9 8 (2.59%) ArcObjects
9 8 (2.59%) WPF
9 8 (2.59%) jQuery
9 8 (2.59%) Google Maps API
10 6 (1.94%) Ajax
11 5 (1.62%) J2EE
12 4 (1.29%) JSP
12 4 (1.29%) Apache Flex
12 4 (1.29%) HTML5
12 4 (1.29%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.68%) Management Information System
2 22 (7.12%) Data Structures
3 13 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.88%) Open Source
5 9 (2.91%) Animation
6 7 (2.27%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.94%) Data Integration
7 6 (1.94%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.94%) User Experience
8 5 (1.62%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.29%) Taxonomies
10 3 (0.97%) Data Conversion
10 3 (0.97%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.97%) Social Media
10 3 (0.97%) LLPG
11 2 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.65%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.65%) Reference Data
12 1 (0.32%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 36 (11.65%) Windows
2 15 (4.85%) Linux
3 8 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (1.94%) Windows 7
4 6 (1.94%) UNIX
5 4 (1.29%) SUSE
5 4 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.97%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.97%) Android
7 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.65%) VxWorks
7 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (21.04%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (10.36%) Data Management
3 30 (9.71%) Data Modelling
4 27 (8.74%) Project Management
5 26 (8.41%) PRINCE2
6 25 (8.09%) ITIL
6 25 (8.09%) Workflow
7 24 (7.77%) Service Delivery
8 22 (7.12%) UML
8 22 (7.12%) SOA
8 22 (7.12%) CRM
9 21 (6.80%) Information Security
10 20 (6.47%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (6.47%) Asset Management
11 19 (6.15%) Data Analysis
11 19 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (5.83%) Content Management
13 17 (5.50%) ETL
13 17 (5.50%) Change Control
14 16 (5.18%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 40 (12.94%) SQL
2 38 (12.30%) Java
3 31 (10.03%) JavaScript
3 31 (10.03%) C#
4 24 (7.77%) Python
5 14 (4.53%) VB
6 7 (2.27%) MapBasic
6 7 (2.27%) MATLAB
7 6 (1.94%) XAML
7 6 (1.94%) PHP
7 6 (1.94%) VB.NET
8 5 (1.62%) VBA
8 5 (1.62%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.29%) C
10 3 (0.97%) C++
10 3 (0.97%) Perl
11 2 (0.65%) Ruby
11 2 (0.65%) SAS Macro
11 2 (0.65%) R
12 1 (0.32%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 46 (14.89%) Security Cleared
2 36 (11.65%) Degree
3 18 (5.83%) ISEB
4 15 (4.85%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.91%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.97%) CITP
7 3 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.97%) CCNP
7 3 (0.97%) CCNA
8 2 (0.65%) HND
8 2 (0.65%) CISSP
8 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.32%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.32%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.85%) ISO 9000
1 15 (4.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.94%) QA
3 3 (0.97%) SLA
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.32%) BS7666
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.32%) JSP 440
System Software
1 9 (2.91%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.29%) vSphere
3 3 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.32%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (0.97%) TIBCO Hawk
1 3 (0.97%) SCCM
2 1 (0.32%) SCOM
2 1 (0.32%) Puppet
2 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.32%) Legato
Vendors
1 58 (18.77%) Microsoft
2 57 (18.45%) ESRI
3 51 (16.50%) Mapinfo
3 51 (16.50%) Oracle
4 27 (8.74%) SAP
5 12 (3.88%) Google
6 10 (3.24%) VMware
7 7 (2.27%) Business Objects
7 7 (2.27%) Adobe
7 7 (2.27%) Citrix
8 6 (1.94%) Cisco
9 5 (1.62%) IBM
9 5 (1.62%) Twitter
10 3 (0.97%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 3 (0.97%) Facebook
10 3 (0.97%) BT
10 3 (0.97%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.97%) Autodesk
11 2 (0.65%) Intergraph
11 2 (0.65%) i2
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