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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 49 65 -
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -
Contract jobs citing GIS 24 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.83% 1.25% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.26% 4.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 0
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£306 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £9.25
% change year-on-year
- +56.75%
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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
181 204 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 21.32% 25.56% 32.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 125 87
Average daily rate £350 £350 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £457 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 13
Average hourly rate £15.75 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.22 £15.23 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £25.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%

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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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Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GIS across the Wales region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

GIS Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Mid Wales - 9 £330 -
South Wales -1 7 £425 +17.24% 2
West Wales +9 5 £238 -32.14%
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UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 19 (65.52%) ESRI
2 17 (58.62%) Security Cleared
3 14 (48.28%) CTC Cleared
4 13 (44.83%) SQL Server
5 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
5 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (31.03%) Scrum
7 8 (27.59%) ArcGIS
7 8 (27.59%) Oracle
7 8 (27.59%) ArcSDE
8 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
8 7 (24.14%) Data Governance
8 7 (24.14%) Data Modelling
8 7 (24.14%) ETL
9 6 (20.69%) RDBMS
9 6 (20.69%) Migration
9 6 (20.69%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (20.69%) .NET
9 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (20.69%) Relational Database
9 6 (20.69%) Data Management
9 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (20.69%) Knowledge Management
9 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (20.69%) Taxonomies
9 6 (20.69%) Data Migration
10 5 (17.24%) Data Analysis
11 4 (13.79%) System Testing
11 4 (13.79%) ArcObjects
11 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2012

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 8 (27.59%) ArcGIS
1 8 (27.59%) ArcSDE
2 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.90%) nginx
2 2 (6.90%) Node.js
2 2 (6.90%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (6.90%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.90%) JBoss
2 2 (6.90%) Apache
2 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (44.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.69%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (20.69%) RDBMS
2 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (20.69%) Relational Database
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Architect
2 7 (24.14%) Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Developer
3 6 (20.69%) Data Architect
3 6 (20.69%) GIS Developer
4 4 (13.79%) GIS Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Data Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Software Tester
5 3 (10.34%) GIS Data Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Server Support
7 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.45%) GIS Technician
7 1 (3.45%) Applications Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) .NET
2 4 (13.79%) ArcObjects
3 2 (6.90%) Dojo
3 2 (6.90%) jQuery
3 2 (6.90%) RESTful
3 2 (6.90%) HTML5
3 2 (6.90%) CSS3
3 2 (6.90%) PostGIS
3 2 (6.90%) HTML
3 2 (6.90%) CSS
3 2 (6.90%) JSP
3 2 (6.90%) SOAP
3 2 (6.90%) Web Services
3 2 (6.90%) XML
3 2 (6.90%) XSLT
3 2 (6.90%) JSF
3 2 (6.90%) Ajax
3 2 (6.90%) Java EE
3 2 (6.90%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Taxonomies
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.90%) User Experience
3 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (31.03%) Scrum
3 7 (24.14%) Data Governance
3 7 (24.14%) Data Modelling
3 7 (24.14%) ETL
4 6 (20.69%) Migration
4 6 (20.69%) Data Management
4 6 (20.69%) Data Migration
4 6 (20.69%) Knowledge Management
5 5 (17.24%) Data Analysis
6 4 (13.79%) System Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Business Analysis
7 3 (10.34%) Validation
7 3 (10.34%) UML
8 2 (6.90%) RUP
8 2 (6.90%) DSDM
8 2 (6.90%) TDD
8 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (6.90%) Open Source
9 1 (3.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) C#
1 4 (13.79%) VB.NET
2 2 (6.90%) Python
2 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
2 2 (6.90%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.90%) Perl
2 2 (6.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (58.62%) Security Cleared
2 14 (48.28%) CTC Cleared
3 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.34%) DV Cleared
4 3 (10.34%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
1 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Legato
Vendors
1 19 (65.52%) ESRI
2 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
3 8 (27.59%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) Mapinfo
5 1 (3.45%) VMware
5 1 (3.45%) SAP
5 1 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix