The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 71 85
Rank change year-on-year -11 +14  
Contract jobs citing GIS 5 30 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.36% 1.69% 0.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.77% 8.80% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 0
Median daily rate £375 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £413 £350
% change year-on-year -7.87% +17.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.00 - -
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 Manchester with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 282 341 334
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 20.14% 19.18% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 207 230
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £249 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Median hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +44.73%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GIS in Manchester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GIS in Manchester

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 Manchester region with a requirement for GIS.

1 4 (40.00%) Autodesk
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
1 4 (40.00%) Information Security
1 4 (40.00%) Financial Institution
1 4 (40.00%) Security Management
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
1 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (40.00%) Security Architecture
1 4 (40.00%) Internal Audit
1 4 (40.00%) IT Strategy
2 3 (30.00%) Spatial Data
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (30.00%) MicroStation
2 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (30.00%) Smallworld
2 3 (30.00%) Internet
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) Solaris
3 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) PostGIS
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (10.00%) QGIS
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Network Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Python

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) Smallworld
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MicroStation
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Spatial Data
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (10.00%) QGIS
General
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
1 4 (40.00%) Financial Institution
2 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) AWS Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) Cloud Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) Security Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) Senior Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) Senior Security Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Leader
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) GIS Developer
3 1 (10.00%) GIS Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Information Security
1 4 (40.00%) Internal Audit
1 4 (40.00%) IT Strategy
1 4 (40.00%) Security Architecture
1 4 (40.00%) Security Management
2 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) ETL
2 1 (10.00%) Network Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Optimisation
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Python
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Autodesk
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle