The table below looks at the prevalence of the term GIS in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 65 69 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing GIS 6 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.78% 1.12% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.69% 5.66% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £10.50 £15.66
% change year-on-year
+26.19% -32.92%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Miscellaneous Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
223 159 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 28.81% 19.70% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 81 64
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £244 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 9
Average hourly rate £16.75 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £25.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GIS across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

GIS Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GIS across the Wales region.

GIS Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GIS across the Wales region.

GIS Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the Wales region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
South Wales +2 5 £425 +21.42% 1
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 8 (88.89%) Oracle
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
1 8 (88.89%) Scrum
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (66.67%) Knowledge Management
2 6 (66.67%) Migration
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (66.67%) Taxonomies
2 6 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 6 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 6 (66.67%) ETL
2 6 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (66.67%) Data Governance
2 6 (66.67%) Relational Database
3 5 (55.56%) Data Management
4 3 (33.33%) ESRI
4 3 (33.33%) ArcGIS
4 3 (33.33%) Validation
4 3 (33.33%) ArcSDE
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) JBoss
5 2 (22.22%) Apache
5 2 (22.22%) RUP
5 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
5 2 (22.22%) DSDM

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 3 (33.33%) ArcGIS
1 3 (33.33%) ArcSDE
2 2 (22.22%) JBoss
2 2 (22.22%) Apache
2 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 2 (22.22%) nginx
2 2 (22.22%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 6 (66.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Data Architect
1 6 (66.67%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) GIS Developer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 1 (11.11%) Server Support
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) CSS
1 2 (22.22%) JSP
1 2 (22.22%) SOAP
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
1 2 (22.22%) XML
1 2 (22.22%) XSLT
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) Ajax
1 2 (22.22%) JSF
1 2 (22.22%) Dojo
1 2 (22.22%) jQuery
1 2 (22.22%) JSON
1 2 (22.22%) Java EE
1 2 (22.22%) PostGIS
1 2 (22.22%) RESTful
1 2 (22.22%) HTML5
1 2 (22.22%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Taxonomies
2 2 (22.22%) User Experience
2 2 (22.22%) Open Source
3 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Scrum
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Knowledge Management
2 6 (66.67%) Migration
2 6 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 6 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 6 (66.67%) ETL
2 6 (66.67%) Data Governance
3 5 (55.56%) Data Management
4 3 (33.33%) Validation
5 2 (22.22%) RUP
5 2 (22.22%) DSDM
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (11.11%) Change Control
6 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Python
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
1 2 (22.22%) Perl
1 2 (22.22%) PHP
1 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) vSphere
1 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Legato
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) ESRI
4 2 (22.22%) Mapinfo
5 1 (11.11%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix