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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 420 468 378
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -90
Contract jobs citing GIS 195 118 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.22% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.11% 0.72% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 50 130
Average daily rate
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£325 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £184 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £484 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.07% -13.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 17
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £46.00 £36.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -7.89%

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
17586 16390 17257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.53% 31.06% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10697 10107 9986
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 670 874
Average hourly rate £18.73 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +52 170 £325 -3.70% 44
London +28 59 £350 +1.81% 15
South East +44 53 £325 -27.77% 8
Berkshire +25 22 £375 -25.00% 1
South West -26 21 £225 +9.75% 5
Wales -9 16 £390 +9.85% 3
City of London +33 15 £380 +1.33% 4
Reading +26 13 £338 -
South Wales 0 13 £395 +38.59% 3
North West -2 12 £375 +56.90% 2
Cardiff -3 12 £400 +40.35% 2
West Sussex +13 11 £338 - 2
Yorkshire +2 9 £275 -42.10% 3
Cheshire +9 8 £375 +48.80%
Surrey +1 8 £325 - 2
Somerset -6 8 £225 - 2
Warrington 0 6 £375 -
Hampshire -7 6 £315 -14.57% 2
Scotland -12 6 £288 - 1
West Midlands -24 6 - - 4
West Yorkshire +3 5 - - 3
Glasgow -9 5 £288 - 1
North East -32 5 £325 -31.57%
Bristol - 5 £325 -
East of England -26 4 £450 - 6
Manchester - 4 - - 2
Oxfordshire -2 3 £275 - 1
Devon -18 3 - - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £225 -
Southampton - 3 £315 -

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 81 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (20.63%) SQL
3 71 (18.54%) ArcGIS
4 67 (17.49%) Degree
5 66 (17.23%) JavaScript
6 64 (16.71%) .NET
7 60 (15.67%) Microsoft
8 52 (13.58%) Data Management
9 51 (13.32%) ESRI
10 50 (13.05%) Oracle
11 49 (12.79%) Java
12 47 (12.27%) SQL Server
12 47 (12.27%) Scrum
12 47 (12.27%) Security Cleared
13 45 (11.75%) HTML
14 44 (11.49%) C#
15 42 (10.97%) CSS
16 41 (10.70%) Management Information System
17 40 (10.44%) TDD
18 35 (9.14%) SC Cleared
18 35 (9.14%) jQuery
19 34 (8.88%) Project Management
19 34 (8.88%) Web Services
19 34 (8.88%) MS Excel
20 31 (8.09%) Open Source
21 30 (7.83%) Microsoft Azure
21 30 (7.83%) Windows
21 30 (7.83%) ASP.NET
22 29 (7.57%) Asset Management
22 29 (7.57%) Computer Science

GIS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 71 (18.54%) ArcGIS
2 18 (4.70%) SharePoint
3 15 (3.92%) Apache
4 12 (3.13%) Smallworld
5 8 (2.09%) Oracle Spatial
5 8 (2.09%) Node.js
6 7 (1.83%) IIS
7 6 (1.57%) CMS
7 6 (1.57%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (1.31%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.31%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.31%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (1.04%) Confluence
9 4 (1.04%) Liferay
9 4 (1.04%) Lync
9 4 (1.04%) Apache ServiceMix
10 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.52%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 34 (8.88%) MS Excel
2 24 (6.27%) MS Office
3 9 (2.35%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.31%) AutoCAD
4 5 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.31%) MS Project
5 4 (1.04%) ArcInfo
6 3 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.26%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.26%) Casewise Modeler
8 1 (0.26%) SPSS
8 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.78%) Maximo
3 1 (0.26%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.26%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.83%) Office 365
3 6 (1.57%) SaaS
4 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.13%) DNS
2 11 (2.87%) Internet
3 9 (2.35%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.09%) VPN
5 7 (1.83%) SAN
6 6 (1.57%) DHCP
6 6 (1.57%) Firewall
6 6 (1.57%) 3G
6 6 (1.57%) Network Security
6 6 (1.57%) LTE
7 5 (1.31%) SSL
7 5 (1.31%) LAN
8 4 (1.04%) HTTP
8 4 (1.04%) RTCP
8 4 (1.04%) RTP
8 4 (1.04%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (0.78%) WAN
9 3 (0.78%) Intranet
10 2 (0.52%) VoIP
10 2 (0.52%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.74%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (5.48%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (5.48%) Relational Database
4 19 (4.96%) Oracle Reports
5 17 (4.44%) Big Data
6 15 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (3.39%) MS Access
8 11 (2.87%) Data Mining
9 8 (2.09%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.83%) MySQL
11 6 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.57%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 7
12 5 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (1.04%) JasperReports
13 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (4.96%) Selenium
2 18 (4.70%) JUnit
3 16 (4.18%) Jenkins
4 15 (3.92%) Maven
4 15 (3.92%) Eclipse
5 12 (3.13%) Git (software)
5 12 (3.13%) Subversion
6 9 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (2.09%) Hudson
7 8 (2.09%) Cucumber
8 7 (1.83%) JMeter
9 6 (1.57%) Visual Studio
10 5 (1.31%) JIRA
11 4 (1.04%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.78%) NUnit
13 2 (0.52%) FitNesse
13 2 (0.52%) WebDriver
13 2 (0.52%) Behat
14 1 (0.26%) Toad
14 1 (0.26%) ERwin
General
1 21 (5.48%) Finance
2 14 (3.66%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.87%) Banking
4 7 (1.83%) Local Government
5 4 (1.04%) Legal
6 3 (0.78%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.52%) Military
7 2 (0.52%) Publishing
7 2 (0.52%) Marketing
8 1 (0.26%) German Language
8 1 (0.26%) Retail
8 1 (0.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 99 (25.85%) Developer
2 92 (24.02%) Analyst
3 39 (10.18%) Consultant
4 29 (7.57%) GIS Developer
5 28 (7.31%) Business Analyst
6 26 (6.79%) GIS Analyst
7 18 (4.70%) Project Manager
8 17 (4.44%) Java Developer
8 17 (4.44%) .NET Developer
9 16 (4.18%) GIS Consultant
10 15 (3.92%) Test Analyst
11 14 (3.66%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (3.39%) Graduate
13 12 (3.13%) GIS Technician
13 12 (3.13%) Graduate Developer
14 11 (2.87%) Architect
15 10 (2.61%) Security Consultant
16 9 (2.35%) Support Analyst
16 9 (2.35%) C# Developer
17 8 (2.09%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (16.71%) .NET
2 45 (11.75%) HTML
3 42 (10.97%) CSS
4 35 (9.14%) jQuery
5 34 (8.88%) Web Services
6 30 (7.83%) ASP.NET
7 18 (4.70%) XML
8 16 (4.18%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (3.66%) Ajax
10 13 (3.39%) Spring
10 13 (3.39%) HTML5
10 13 (3.39%) J2EE
11 12 (3.13%) REST
11 12 (3.13%) WCF
12 11 (2.87%) SOAP
13 10 (2.61%) JMS
14 9 (2.35%) AngularJS
14 9 (2.35%) Google Maps API
14 9 (2.35%) Java EE
14 9 (2.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.70%) Management Information System
2 31 (8.09%) Open Source
3 29 (7.57%) Computer Science
4 21 (5.48%) Statistics
4 21 (5.48%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.61%) CMDB
7 8 (2.09%) NHS
8 5 (1.31%) User Experience
8 5 (1.31%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.04%) E-Learning
9 4 (1.04%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.04%) NLPG
9 4 (1.04%) Informatics
9 4 (1.04%) Photography
9 4 (1.04%) iPhone
9 4 (1.04%) Semantic Web
10 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.78%) Taxonomies
11 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 30 (7.83%) Windows
2 13 (3.39%) Apple iOS
3 10 (2.61%) Windows 7
4 6 (1.57%) Linux
4 6 (1.57%) UNIX
4 6 (1.57%) Android
4 6 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.26%) VMS
6 1 (0.26%) zOS
6 1 (0.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (13.58%) Data Management
3 47 (12.27%) Scrum
4 40 (10.44%) TDD
5 34 (8.88%) Project Management
6 29 (7.57%) Asset Management
7 26 (6.79%) PRINCE2
8 25 (6.53%) Data Analysis
9 22 (5.74%) UML
9 22 (5.74%) MVC
10 21 (5.48%) OO
11 20 (5.22%) BDD
11 20 (5.22%) ITIL
12 19 (4.96%) Workflow
13 18 (4.70%) Migration
13 18 (4.70%) ETL
14 16 (4.18%) Cartography
14 16 (4.18%) Information Security
14 16 (4.18%) Service Delivery
14 16 (4.18%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 79 (20.63%) SQL
2 66 (17.23%) JavaScript
3 49 (12.79%) Java
4 44 (11.49%) C#
5 26 (6.79%) Python
6 12 (3.13%) PL/SQL
7 9 (2.35%) PHP
8 8 (2.09%) VB.NET
8 8 (2.09%) Magik
9 6 (1.57%) C++
9 6 (1.57%) C
9 6 (1.57%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.31%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.04%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.78%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.78%) VB
13 2 (0.52%) Perl
13 2 (0.52%) Ruby
13 2 (0.52%) Scala
13 2 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 67 (17.49%) Degree
2 47 (12.27%) Security Cleared
3 35 (9.14%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (2.35%) ISEB
6 5 (1.31%) CTC Cleared
6 5 (1.31%) MCTS
6 5 (1.31%) MCITP
6 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.31%) MCSE
7 4 (1.04%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.26%) PMP
8 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.26%) CCNP
8 1 (0.26%) CCNA
8 1 (0.26%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.87%) SLA
2 7 (1.83%) QA
3 4 (1.04%) BS7666
4 3 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.31%) SCDPM
1 5 (1.31%) Windows Intune
1 5 (1.31%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (1.04%) WebInspect
3 2 (0.52%) SCCM
3 2 (0.52%) DatAdvantage
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 60 (15.67%) Microsoft
2 51 (13.32%) ESRI
3 50 (13.05%) Oracle
4 27 (7.05%) SAP
5 21 (5.48%) Mapinfo
6 17 (4.44%) JBoss
7 11 (2.87%) Google
8 10 (2.61%) SolarWinds
9 6 (1.57%) Intergraph
9 6 (1.57%) McAfee
9 6 (1.57%) Sitecore
10 5 (1.31%) IBM
11 4 (1.04%) Citrix
11 4 (1.04%) Adobe
12 3 (0.78%) ClickSoftware Technologies
12 3 (0.78%) Varonis
13 2 (0.52%) NetApp
13 2 (0.52%) Cisco
13 2 (0.52%) VMware
13 2 (0.52%) Symantec
Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £273.97 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £ Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 9 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bridgwater
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Bridgwater
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £21.00 - £26.00 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Chichester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £315 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £270 per day
Posted: 24 days ago