The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 March 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)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 - 44
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing GIS 12 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.14% - 0.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.11% - 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £413 - £427
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 - £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 - £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -12.25% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.50 £21.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -54.76% +55.55%  

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 South Wales with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 148 161 142
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 26.38% 27.66% 31.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 96 100
Median daily rate £450 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £198 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 3
Median hourly rate £37.77 £24.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.16% +8.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £17.45 £19.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £71.00 £32.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.62 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +6.52% -  

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Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GIS in South Wales

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GIS in South Wales

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Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Newport - 10 £450 -
Cardiff - 2 £381 -
GIS
Wales

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 South Wales region with a requirement for GIS.

1 13 (65.00%) ArcGIS
2 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) Mapinfo
2 9 (45.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (45.00%) QGIS
3 7 (35.00%) ESRI
4 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (20.00%) Migration
6 3 (15.00%) SAP
6 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
6 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (10.00%) Degree
7 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
7 2 (10.00%) Middleware
7 2 (10.00%) C#
7 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (10.00%) .NET
7 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
7 2 (10.00%) ArcSDE
7 2 (10.00%) Coaching
7 2 (10.00%) Spatial Data
8 1 (5.00%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (5.00%) GeoServer
8 1 (5.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.00%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (5.00%) SDLC
8 1 (5.00%) Defect Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 13 (65.00%) ArcGIS
2 2 (10.00%) ArcSDE
3 1 (5.00%) GeoServer
Applications
1 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) QGIS
2 2 (10.00%) Spatial Data
3 1 (5.00%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (5.00%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.00%) Mercurial
General
1 9 (45.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) GIS Technician
2 5 (25.00%) Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) GIS Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Middleware Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Mobile Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) SAP Architect
4 2 (10.00%) SAP Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) GIS Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) GIS Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.00%) PhoneGap
2 1 (5.00%) RESTful
2 1 (5.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) WCF
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Android
1 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (20.00%) Migration
3 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (10.00%) Coaching
4 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (5.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.00%) SDLC
5 1 (5.00%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Test Management
5 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C#
1 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Mapinfo
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) ESRI
3 3 (15.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) OpenText
4 1 (5.00%) Xamarin