The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 29 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)
England / Midlands
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 151 160
Rank change year-on-year -4 +9  
Contract jobs citing GIS 4 22 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.11% 0.47% 0.073%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.53% 2.26% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 3
Median daily rate - £388 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +72.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
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 the Midlands with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 752 972 997
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 20.47% 20.69% 24.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 886 1353 1402
Median daily rate £380 £400 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +18.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £281 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 18 39
Median hourly rate £31.00 £21.25 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.88% +17.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £38.25 £42.55
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 the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for GIS in the Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GIS in the Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GIS in the Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 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
West Midlands +15 3 - -
East Midlands -13 1 - -
GIS
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 Midlands region with a requirement for GIS.

1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
1 3 (33.33%) ESRI
1 3 (33.33%) ArcGIS
1 3 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
1 3 (33.33%) JPA
2 2 (22.22%) jQuery
2 2 (22.22%) Maven
2 2 (22.22%) HTML5
2 2 (22.22%) Heroku
2 2 (22.22%) REST
2 2 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (22.22%) Front End Development
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) Ant
3 1 (11.11%) SOAP
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Mapinfo
3 1 (11.11%) Publishing
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Document Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (33.33%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Heroku
2 1 (11.11%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (11.11%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Ant
1 2 (22.22%) Maven
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) GIS Technician
1 3 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Data Technician
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) GIS Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) IT Manager
3 1 (11.11%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) IT Technical Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Java Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Project Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Java Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 3 (33.33%) JPA
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) HTML5
2 2 (22.22%) jQuery
2 2 (22.22%) REST
2 2 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 1 (11.11%) JSF
3 1 (11.11%) SOAP
3 1 (11.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (22.22%) Front End Development
2 1 (11.11%) CRM
2 1 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (11.11%) Data Mapping
2 1 (11.11%) Document Management
2 1 (11.11%) Image Processing
2 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) People Management
2 1 (11.11%) Programme Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
2 1 (11.11%) TDD
2 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
2 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) ESRI
1 3 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Mapinfo