The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term GIS 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 105 96 99
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing GIS 13 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.38% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.73% 2.21% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 2
Average daily rate £405 £325 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.61% -11.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £325 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £15.41 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £15.31 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-31.41% -23.45%
Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
477 317 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.06% 17.30% 16.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 156 156
Average daily rate £325 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 36 33
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
GIS
England

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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 Miscellaneous category.

GIS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

GIS
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

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Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GIS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

GIS Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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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

GIS
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -10 1 £250 -23.07%
Solihull - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 10 (71.43%) Data Analysis
1 10 (71.43%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (71.43%) EAI
1 10 (71.43%) Data Modelling
1 10 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) RDBMS
1 10 (71.43%) Mobile Computing
1 10 (71.43%) Relational Database
2 9 (64.29%) CRM
2 9 (64.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 7 (50.00%) Casewise
3 7 (50.00%) Casewise Modeler
3 7 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 7 (50.00%) SSADM
4 6 (42.86%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (14.29%) Visualisation
5 2 (14.29%) SaaS
6 1 (7.14%) SQL
6 1 (7.14%) .NET
6 1 (7.14%) J2EE
6 1 (7.14%) SAP
6 1 (7.14%) ITIL
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
6 1 (7.14%) DRM
6 1 (7.14%) RTCP
6 1 (7.14%) RTP
6 1 (7.14%) SyncML
6 1 (7.14%) Use Case
6 1 (7.14%) Android

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 7 (50.00%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.14%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) RTCP
1 1 (7.14%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (71.43%) RDBMS
1 10 (71.43%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (7.14%) Automotive
1 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Architect
1 11 (78.57%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (21.43%) CRM Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Author
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Author
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) IT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) J2EE
1 1 (7.14%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) Mobile Computing
2 2 (14.29%) Visualisation
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.14%) iPhone
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Data Analysis
1 10 (71.43%) EAI
1 10 (71.43%) Data Modelling
1 10 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (64.29%) CRM
2 9 (64.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 7 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 7 (50.00%) SSADM
4 6 (42.86%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) DRM
5 1 (7.14%) Use Case
5 1 (7.14%) User Experience Design
5 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Data Security
5 1 (7.14%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
5 1 (7.14%) Content Management
5 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Casewise
2 1 (7.14%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) ESRI
2 1 (7.14%) KANA