The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 28 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)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 - 34
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing GIS 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.73% - 0.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.13% - 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £238 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £406 £350
% change year-on-year -2.76% +16.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Chester with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 32 82 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 23.36% 36.61% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 165 67
Median daily rate £360 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.72% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £286 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 20
Median hourly rate - £20.78 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -38.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.95 £26.00
% change year-on-year +18.93% +22.88%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing GIS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for GIS in Chester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GIS in Chester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GIS in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 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 Chester region with a requirement for GIS.

1 4 (100.00%) LLPG
2 3 (75.00%) Data Management
3 2 (50.00%) Local Government
4 1 (25.00%) BS7666
4 1 (25.00%) Spatial Data

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Spatial Data
General
1 2 (50.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) GIS Manager
2 2 (50.00%) GIS Project Manager
2 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Data Manager
3 1 (25.00%) GIS Officer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) LLPG
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Data Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) BS7666