The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 30 - 50
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing GIS 4 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.53% - 0.93%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.51% - 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £263 - £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -15.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.13 - £22.50
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 Southampton with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 47 43 76
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 18.01% 15.47% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 26 56
Median daily rate £363 £390 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.05% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £600 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £16.25 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GIS in Southampton

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GIS in Southampton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

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

1 3 (60.00%) ArcGIS
2 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) QGIS
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) ESRI
2 2 (40.00%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (20.00%) Statistics
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) LINQ
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) Product Management
3 1 (20.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (20.00%) R
3 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (20.00%) Task Parallel Library
3 1 (20.00%) NuGet
3 1 (20.00%) PostGIS

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 (60.00%) ArcGIS
2 1 (20.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
1 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (20.00%) Stata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Geospatial Data
1 2 (40.00%) QGIS
2 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (20.00%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) NuGet
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) .NET Software Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Engineering Manager
1 1 (20.00%) GIS Graduate
1 1 (20.00%) GIS Manager
1 1 (20.00%) GIS Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) GIS Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) GIS Technician
1 1 (20.00%) Graduate
1 1 (20.00%) Graduate GIS Technician
1 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Software Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Spatial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (20.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (20.00%) LINQ
1 1 (20.00%) PostGIS
1 1 (20.00%) SignalR
1 1 (20.00%) STL
1 1 (20.00%) Task Parallel Library
1 1 (20.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Product Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Prototyping
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Spatial Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Statistics
2 1 (20.00%) UML
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) ESRI
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Mapinfo
2 1 (20.00%) Xamarin