The table below looks at the statistics for GIS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 121 106 108
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Contract jobs citing GIS 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.039% 0.18% 0.047%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.16% 0.94% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £88 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -15.62%
GIS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
622 425 478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.37% 19.24% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 245 267
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 £33.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.29% +91.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £17.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

GIS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GIS across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

GIS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

GIS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

GIS
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

GIS Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Worcestershire - 1 - -
GIS
England

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Top 9 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Smartphone
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) QGIS

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) QGIS
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Junior
1 1 (50.00%) Junior Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Radio Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft