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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 443 449 374
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -75
Contract jobs citing GIS 170 138 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.26% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.96% 0.83% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 68 105
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£338 £381 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% +3.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £217 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £507 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £359
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +7.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 19
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -43.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.25 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.50 £41.00 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -43.54%

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
17770 16530 16365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.63% 31.58% 30.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11191 10339 9577
Average daily rate £410 £410 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £243 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 713 699 805
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -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

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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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014. 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 -17 144 £340 -12.25% 19
South East +14 52 £340 -12.25% 7
London +12 51 £375 - 3
Berkshire +19 21 £400 -20.00% 1
South West -27 16 £300 -22.58% 2
North West -11 12 £325 -23.52% 3
Wales -20 12 £383 +7.74% 2
West Sussex +13 11 £344 - 1
Surrey +4 10 £525 - 1
South Wales -9 9 £390 +36.84% 2
City of London +9 8 £388 -6.06%
Cardiff -6 8 £395 +38.59%
Yorkshire -4 7 £275 -42.10% 3
Somerset -15 7 £225 -41.93%
Cheshire +7 6 £350 -17.64% 1
Scotland -2 6 £310 +37.77% 5
West Yorkshire -12 5 £275 -42.10%
Hampshire - 5 £315 - 3
Bristol - 5 £325 - 1
Reading +10 4 £425 +93.18% 1
Glasgow -3 4 £320 - 2
Warrington -12 4 - -
Oxfordshire -17 3 £275 -
Bracknell - 3 - -
Kent -2 2 - -
Leeds -12 2 £275 -42.10%
West Midlands -17 2 - - 1
Lancashire - 2 - - 1
Manchester - 2 £325 - 1
East Midlands -1 1 - -

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 73 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (20.81%) SQL
3 68 (19.65%) .NET
3 68 (19.65%) JavaScript
4 67 (19.36%) Degree
5 64 (18.50%) ArcGIS
6 52 (15.03%) C#
7 50 (14.45%) ESRI
8 49 (14.16%) Microsoft
9 48 (13.87%) HTML
10 47 (13.58%) SQL Server
11 43 (12.43%) Oracle
12 42 (12.14%) Java
12 42 (12.14%) CSS
13 41 (11.85%) Data Management
14 40 (11.56%) Scrum
15 39 (11.27%) TDD
16 31 (8.96%) Windows
16 31 (8.96%) jQuery
17 30 (8.67%) Web Services
17 30 (8.67%) Mapinfo
18 29 (8.38%) Computer Science
19 28 (8.09%) ASP.NET
20 27 (7.80%) MS Excel
21 26 (7.51%) Project Management
22 25 (7.23%) Open Source
23 24 (6.94%) Security Cleared
23 24 (6.94%) Asset Management
23 24 (6.94%) MVC
24 23 (6.65%) Management Information System

GIS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 64 (18.50%) ArcGIS
2 18 (5.20%) SharePoint
3 17 (4.91%) Apache
4 12 (3.47%) Tomcat
4 12 (3.47%) JBoss
5 9 (2.60%) Smallworld
5 9 (2.60%) Node.js
6 8 (2.31%) CMS
7 7 (2.02%) ArcSDE
7 7 (2.02%) Oracle Spatial
7 7 (2.02%) IIS
8 6 (1.73%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.45%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (1.16%) Confluence
10 4 (1.16%) WordPress
10 4 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.87%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.87%) Lync
12 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 27 (7.80%) MS Excel
2 21 (6.07%) MS Office
3 9 (2.60%) AutoCAD
4 6 (1.73%) ArcInfo
5 5 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.45%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.16%) MS Project
6 4 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.58%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.29%) SPSS
9 1 (0.29%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.29%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.29%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.87%) Maximo
3 2 (0.58%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.29%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.29%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.02%) Office 365
3 6 (1.73%) SaaS
4 3 (0.87%) PaaS
4 3 (0.87%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.20%) Internet
2 13 (3.76%) 3G
2 13 (3.76%) LTE
3 12 (3.47%) DNS
4 10 (2.89%) Radio Access Network
5 9 (2.60%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.60%) VPN
6 8 (2.31%) Firewall
7 7 (2.02%) SSL
8 6 (1.73%) DHCP
8 6 (1.73%) LAN
8 6 (1.73%) Network Security
9 5 (1.45%) HTTP
9 5 (1.45%) Intranet
9 5 (1.45%) SAN
10 4 (1.16%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.87%) 3GPP
11 3 (0.87%) VoIP
11 3 (0.87%) WAN
11 3 (0.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (13.58%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.07%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (5.78%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (5.49%) Relational Database
5 15 (4.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (4.34%) Big Data
6 14 (4.05%) MS Access
7 13 (3.76%) Oracle Reports
8 12 (3.47%) MySQL
9 7 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.73%) Data Mining
10 6 (1.73%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 7
11 5 (1.45%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.87%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 20 (5.78%) Eclipse
1 20 (5.78%) Selenium
1 20 (5.78%) Jenkins
2 19 (5.49%) JUnit
3 14 (4.05%) Subversion
4 13 (3.76%) Maven
5 9 (2.60%) Git (software)
6 8 (2.31%) Cucumber
6 8 (2.31%) Hudson
6 8 (2.31%) JMeter
7 7 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.73%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.45%) JIRA
10 4 (1.16%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.58%) NUnit
11 2 (0.58%) Toad
11 2 (0.58%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.58%) FitNesse
11 2 (0.58%) Eclipse RCP
11 2 (0.58%) Behat
General
1 23 (6.65%) Telecoms
1 23 (6.65%) Finance
2 8 (2.31%) Banking
3 7 (2.02%) Local Government
4 5 (1.45%) Marketing
5 4 (1.16%) Back Office
6 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.58%) Publishing
6 2 (0.58%) Military
7 1 (0.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 104 (30.06%) Developer
2 66 (19.08%) Analyst
3 39 (11.27%) Consultant
4 32 (9.25%) GIS Developer
5 22 (6.36%) GIS Analyst
6 18 (5.20%) .NET Developer
7 16 (4.62%) Java Developer
8 15 (4.34%) GIS Technician
9 13 (3.76%) GIS Consultant
9 13 (3.76%) Test Analyst
10 12 (3.47%) Graduate
10 12 (3.47%) Business Analyst
11 11 (3.18%) Web Developer
11 11 (3.18%) Graduate Developer
12 9 (2.60%) Support Analyst
12 9 (2.60%) Project Manager
12 9 (2.60%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (2.60%) Support Technician
13 8 (2.31%) C# Developer
13 8 (2.31%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (19.65%) .NET
2 48 (13.87%) HTML
3 42 (12.14%) CSS
4 31 (8.96%) jQuery
5 30 (8.67%) Web Services
6 28 (8.09%) ASP.NET
7 22 (6.36%) XML
8 16 (4.62%) SOAP
9 14 (4.05%) Ajax
9 14 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (4.05%) REST
10 13 (3.76%) HTML5
10 13 (3.76%) WCF
11 11 (3.18%) Spring
12 10 (2.89%) JMS
12 10 (2.89%) JSON
12 10 (2.89%) Google Maps API
13 9 (2.60%) AngularJS
13 9 (2.60%) J2EE
14 8 (2.31%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.38%) Computer Science
2 25 (7.23%) Open Source
3 23 (6.65%) Management Information System
4 20 (5.78%) Mobile App
5 15 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.47%) Statistics
7 10 (2.89%) User Experience
7 10 (2.89%) Data Structures
8 8 (2.31%) NHS
9 5 (1.45%) Social Media
10 4 (1.16%) Semantic Web
10 4 (1.16%) E-Learning
10 4 (1.16%) Animation
10 4 (1.16%) Photography
10 4 (1.16%) Informatics
10 4 (1.16%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.87%) NLPG
11 3 (0.87%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.58%) Taxonomies
12 2 (0.58%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 31 (8.96%) Windows
2 11 (3.18%) Windows 7
3 10 (2.89%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.45%) UNIX
5 5 (1.45%) Linux
6 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.58%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.58%) Android
9 1 (0.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (11.85%) Data Management
3 40 (11.56%) Scrum
4 39 (11.27%) TDD
5 26 (7.51%) Project Management
6 24 (6.94%) MVC
6 24 (6.94%) Asset Management
7 21 (6.07%) OO
8 18 (5.20%) BDD
9 17 (4.91%) ITIL
10 16 (4.62%) Data Analysis
10 16 (4.62%) Cartography
11 15 (4.34%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (4.34%) Web Development
11 15 (4.34%) Workflow
12 14 (4.05%) Data Modelling
13 13 (3.76%) Migration
14 12 (3.47%) ETL
14 12 (3.47%) Software Engineering
15 11 (3.18%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 72 (20.81%) SQL
2 68 (19.65%) JavaScript
3 52 (15.03%) C#
4 42 (12.14%) Java
5 22 (6.36%) Python
6 13 (3.76%) VB.NET
6 13 (3.76%) PL/SQL
7 11 (3.18%) PHP
8 7 (2.02%) C++
9 6 (1.73%) Magik
10 5 (1.45%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.45%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.16%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.16%) C
11 4 (1.16%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.58%) VB
12 2 (0.58%) Ruby
13 1 (0.29%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.29%) MapBasic
13 1 (0.29%) JCL
Qualifications
1 67 (19.36%) Degree
2 24 (6.94%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.18%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.73%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.45%) MCTS
5 5 (1.45%) MCITP
5 5 (1.45%) MCSE
5 5 (1.45%) ISEB
5 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.87%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.58%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.29%) PMP
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.29%) CCNP
8 1 (0.29%) CCNA
8 1 (0.29%) HNC
8 1 (0.29%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.89%) SLA
2 6 (1.73%) QA
3 3 (0.87%) BS7666
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (4.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.58%) Firmware
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (1.45%) Windows Intune
1 5 (1.45%) SCDPM
2 4 (1.16%) WebInspect
3 3 (0.87%) SCCM
4 2 (0.58%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 50 (14.45%) ESRI
2 49 (14.16%) Microsoft
3 43 (12.43%) Oracle
4 30 (8.67%) Mapinfo
5 14 (4.05%) Google
6 9 (2.60%) Adobe
7 8 (2.31%) SAP
8 5 (1.45%) Sitecore
8 5 (1.45%) McAfee
8 5 (1.45%) Autodesk
8 5 (1.45%) Intergraph
9 4 (1.16%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 4 (1.16%) Facebook
9 4 (1.16%) IBM
10 3 (0.87%) Citrix
10 3 (0.87%) Twitter
10 3 (0.87%) Varonis
11 2 (0.58%) ClickSoftware Technologies
11 2 (0.58%) Lumension
11 2 (0.58%) Cisco
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