The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Geographic Information System (GIS)
England / South West
Rank 129 130 124
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6  
Contract jobs citing GIS 7 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.27% 0.34% 0.79%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.55% 1.65% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 19
Median daily rate £375 £363 £675
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -46.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £231 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £710 £441 £745
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -15.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £21.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.85% -  
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 the South West with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 453 607 743
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.60% 20.92% 23.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 439 540
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £299 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 10
Median hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.47% -35.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £15.00 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £33.90 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GIS in the South West

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GIS in the South West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GIS in the South West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GIS in the South West

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Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Bristol +8 3 £500 +42.85%
Wiltshire - 2 £600 -
Gloucestershire +6 1 £375 -
Dorset +3 1 £210 -9.18%
GIS
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region with a requirement for GIS.

1 5 (38.46%) ArcGIS
2 4 (30.77%) Spatial Data
3 3 (23.08%) ESRI
3 3 (23.08%) Degree
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Data Management
3 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
4 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
4 2 (15.38%) MS Office
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) User Experience
4 2 (15.38%) QGIS
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
5 1 (7.69%) QA Automation
5 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (7.69%) JSON
5 1 (7.69%) JIRA
5 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (7.69%) QA
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) TestRail
5 1 (7.69%) ISEB

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Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 5 (38.46%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Spatial Data
2 2 (15.38%) QGIS
3 1 (7.69%) Big Data
3 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
3 1 (7.69%) MS Access
3 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
1 1 (7.69%) TestComplete
1 1 (7.69%) TestRail
General
1 1 (7.69%) Back Office
1 1 (7.69%) Billing
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Marketing
1 1 (7.69%) Military
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) GIS Technician
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Graduate
2 2 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Business Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Business Solution Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) GIS Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) GIS Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) IT Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) OSS Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
1 1 (7.69%) JSON
1 1 (7.69%) REST
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Basis
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (23.08%) Data Management
2 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
3 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.69%) B2B
3 1 (7.69%) B2C
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) CRM
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) SOA
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Statistics
3 1 (7.69%) UML
3 1 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) ESRI
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Cloudera
3 1 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) VMware