The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for GIS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 79 70
Rank change year-on-year +26 -9  
Contract jobs citing GIS 5 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.78% 0.33% 0.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.07% 1.38% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Median daily rate £284 £265 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% -37.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £265 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £265 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £414 £350
% change year-on-year -8.15% +18.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.50 £9.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year - -34.48%  

GIS is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 123 218 253
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 19.22% 23.70% 25.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 165 160
Median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.78 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.40% -37.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year +25.19% +16.74%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing GIS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for GIS in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GIS in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for GIS in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GIS in Cheshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GIS in Cheshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GIS in Cheshire

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Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +4 1 - -
Chester - 1 £238 -
Crewe - 1 £225 -
GIS
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GIS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for GIS.

1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 8 (53.33%) Banking
3 7 (46.67%) Information Security
4 5 (33.33%) Financial Institution
4 5 (33.33%) Security Management
4 5 (33.33%) LLPG
4 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (33.33%) Security Architecture
4 5 (33.33%) Internal Audit
4 5 (33.33%) IT Strategy
5 4 (26.67%) Data Management
6 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (13.33%) JIRA
7 2 (13.33%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (13.33%) Local Government
7 2 (13.33%) BS7666
7 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (13.33%) RHCSA
7 2 (13.33%) Unix
7 2 (13.33%) AIX
7 2 (13.33%) Linux
7 2 (13.33%) Veritas
7 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
7 2 (13.33%) Internet
7 2 (13.33%) Project Management
8 1 (6.67%) DNA
8 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
8 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
8 1 (6.67%) Telecoms

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 8 (53.33%) Banking
3 5 (33.33%) Financial Institution
4 2 (13.33%) Local Government
5 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) AWS Consultant
1 5 (33.33%) Cloud Consultant
1 5 (33.33%) Consultant
1 5 (33.33%) Security Consultant
1 5 (33.33%) Senior Consultant
1 5 (33.33%) Senior Security Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) GIS Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) AIX Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) AIX Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) GIS Officer
3 2 (13.33%) GIS Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Unix Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) LLPG
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) AIX
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
1 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Information Security
2 5 (33.33%) Internal Audit
2 5 (33.33%) IT Strategy
2 5 (33.33%) Security Architecture
2 5 (33.33%) Security Management
3 4 (26.67%) Data Management
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Business Transformation
6 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) DNA
6 1 (6.67%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) BS7666
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
1 2 (13.33%) Veritas