The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 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 / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 126 140
Rank change year-on-year +2 +14  
Contract jobs citing GIS 11 36 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.38% 0.96% 0.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.78% 4.40% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 7
Median daily rate £330 £475 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.52% +28.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £350 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £475 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £413 £350
% change year-on-year -7.87% +17.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £22.00 £9.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +144.44% -37.93%  
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 North West with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 617 818 866
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 21.28% 21.80% 23.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 518 550
Median daily rate £375 £388 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +4.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £507 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 23
Median hourly rate £42.50 £20.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.31% -37.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £16.45 £18.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.95 £56.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GIS in the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GIS in the North West over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GIS in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GIS in the North West

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Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Cheshire +29 5 £284 +7.07% 2
Manchester -9 5 £375 -21.05%
Merseyside -5 1 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for GIS.

1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 12 (40.00%) Banking
3 11 (36.67%) Information Security
4 9 (30.00%) Financial Institution
4 9 (30.00%) Security Management
4 9 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (30.00%) Security Architecture
4 9 (30.00%) Internal Audit
4 9 (30.00%) IT Strategy
5 8 (26.67%) Data Management
6 5 (16.67%) Internet
6 5 (16.67%) SQL
6 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (16.67%) LLPG
7 4 (13.33%) Spatial Data
7 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
7 4 (13.33%) Autodesk
7 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
8 3 (10.00%) Smallworld
8 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
8 3 (10.00%) Migration
8 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (10.00%) Project Management
8 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
8 3 (10.00%) Local Government
8 3 (10.00%) MicroStation
9 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (6.67%) JIRA
9 2 (6.67%) BS7666
9 2 (6.67%) Risk Analysis

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (10.00%) Smallworld
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (10.00%) MicroStation
Cloud Services
1 9 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Spatial Data
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.33%) MS Access
3 1 (3.33%) QGIS
3 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 12 (40.00%) Banking
3 9 (30.00%) Financial Institution
4 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
5 3 (10.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) AWS Consultant
1 9 (30.00%) Cloud Consultant
1 9 (30.00%) Consultant
1 9 (30.00%) Security Consultant
1 9 (30.00%) Senior Consultant
1 9 (30.00%) Senior Security Consultant
2 6 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) GIS Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) AIX Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Developer
4 2 (6.67%) GIS Officer
4 2 (6.67%) GIS Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Leader
4 2 (6.67%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (3.33%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (16.67%) LLPG
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) AIX
1 2 (6.67%) Linux
1 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (6.67%) Solaris
1 2 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Information Security
2 9 (30.00%) Internal Audit
2 9 (30.00%) IT Strategy
2 9 (30.00%) Security Architecture
2 9 (30.00%) Security Management
3 8 (26.67%) Data Management
4 3 (10.00%) Migration
4 3 (10.00%) Project Management
4 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Business Transformation
6 1 (3.33%) Data Extraction
6 1 (3.33%) Network Planning
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Optimisation
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Programme Delivery
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) C#
2 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) BS7666
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Autodesk
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (6.67%) Veritas
3 1 (3.33%) Mapinfo