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 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)
England / South West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 133 126
Rank change year-on-year 0 -7  
Contract jobs citing GIS 9 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.33% 0.23% 0.52%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.67% 1.21% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 9
Median daily rate £575 £319 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +80.39% -1.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £314 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £324 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £413 £350
% change year-on-year -7.87% +17.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £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 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 540 577 675
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 19.72% 19.26% 21.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 405 499
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 16
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% +72.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £13.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £42.60
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 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 28 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 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
Somerset - 5 £588 -
Bristol -2 2 £475 +46.15% 2
GIS
England

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 South West region with a requirement for GIS.

1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) ArcGIS
3 7 (43.75%) ESRI
3 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
3 7 (43.75%) Unix
3 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 7 (43.75%) Information Management
3 7 (43.75%) Maven
3 7 (43.75%) CentOS
3 7 (43.75%) OWASP
3 7 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (43.75%) nginx
3 7 (43.75%) Hadoop
3 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (43.75%) Apache Hive
3 7 (43.75%) SIEM
3 7 (43.75%) Big Data
3 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
3 7 (43.75%) Ansible
3 7 (43.75%) Docker
3 7 (43.75%) DevOps
3 7 (43.75%) Dart
3 7 (43.75%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (43.75%) CESG Certified Professional
3 7 (43.75%) CLAS
4 6 (37.50%) Cloudera
4 6 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 6 (37.50%) JSP 440

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Co-occurring 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 8 (50.00%) ArcGIS
2 7 (43.75%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) Apache Hive
1 7 (43.75%) Big Data
1 7 (43.75%) Hadoop
2 3 (18.75%) Spatial Data
3 1 (6.25%) MS Access
3 1 (6.25%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
1 7 (43.75%) Maven
1 7 (43.75%) Sonatype Nexus
1 7 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Electronics
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Back Office
3 1 (6.25%) Billing
3 1 (6.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Consultant
1 7 (43.75%) Security Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) GIS Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Security Technical Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Assurance Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Security Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) GIS Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
5 1 (6.25%) BSS Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Migration Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) OSS Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Security Assurance Coordinator
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Basis
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
1 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (6.25%) Linked Data
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
1 1 (6.25%) Smart Meter
1 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) CentOS
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
1 7 (43.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) DevOps
2 7 (43.75%) Information Management
2 7 (43.75%) OWASP
2 7 (43.75%) SIEM
3 6 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (12.50%) Information Security
5 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
6 1 (6.25%) CRM
6 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
6 1 (6.25%) ETL
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
6 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.25%) Project Management
6 1 (6.25%) SOA
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Dart
2 1 (6.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) CESG Certified Professional
1 7 (43.75%) CLAS
2 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) CISSP
3 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) ESRI
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
1 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
2 6 (37.50%) Cloudera
3 3 (18.75%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle