The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 April 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)
UK / Wales
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 68 67
Rank change year-on-year +19 -1  
Contract jobs citing GIS 16 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.36% 0.46% 0.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.88% 1.73% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Median daily rate £413 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £350 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £390 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -20.00% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.50 £18.60 £12.50
% change year-on-year -48.93% +48.82%  

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 Wales with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 162 173 229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 23.93% 26.78% 29.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 105 153
Median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 2
Median hourly rate £37.77 £19.63 £26.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.45% -26.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.26 £11.50 £20.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £71.00 £32.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.30
% change year-on-year -4.61% +0.61%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Wales

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GIS in Wales

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GIS in Wales over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GIS in Wales

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GIS in Wales

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Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
South Wales +26 16 £413 +17.85%
GIS
UK

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

1 17 (73.91%) ArcGIS
2 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 14 (60.87%) Mapinfo
2 14 (60.87%) Telecoms
2 14 (60.87%) QGIS
3 6 (26.09%) ESRI
4 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
5 3 (13.04%) SAP
5 3 (13.04%) Migration
6 2 (8.70%) Middleware
6 2 (8.70%) HP
6 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
6 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (8.70%) Coaching
7 1 (4.35%) Spatial Data
7 1 (4.35%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (4.35%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.35%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (4.35%) SDLC
7 1 (4.35%) Defect Management
7 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.35%) Project Governance
7 1 (4.35%) Functional Testing

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Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 17 (73.91%) ArcGIS
2 1 (4.35%) ArcSDE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (60.87%) QGIS
2 1 (4.35%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (4.35%) Spatial Data
General
1 14 (60.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) GIS Technician
2 5 (21.74%) Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.70%) GIS Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Middleware Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Mobile Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.70%) SAP Architect
4 2 (8.70%) SAP Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.35%) GIS Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (13.04%) Migration
2 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
3 2 (8.70%) Coaching
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
3 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
3 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Defect Management
4 1 (4.35%) Functional Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Load Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Project Governance
4 1 (4.35%) SDLC
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (4.35%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) ISEB
1 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Mapinfo
1 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) ESRI
3 3 (13.04%) SAP
4 2 (8.70%) HP