The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 26 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 129 -
Rank change year-on-year +15 -  
Contract jobs citing GIS 3 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.37% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.70% 1.74% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £413 £350
% change year-on-year -7.87% +17.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West Midlands with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 430 632 561
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 21.04% 21.17% 23.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 391 374
Median daily rate £375 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +15.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £300 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £503 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 17
Median hourly rate £30.00 £23.25 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +28.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £36.50 £38.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GIS in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GIS in the West Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 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
Birmingham - 3 - -
GIS
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for GIS.

1 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) jQuery
2 2 (40.00%) JPA
2 2 (40.00%) HTML5
2 2 (40.00%) Heroku
2 2 (40.00%) REST
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) Ant
2 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (40.00%) Maven
2 2 (40.00%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (40.00%) Front End Development
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) Image Processing

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Heroku
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Ant
1 2 (40.00%) Maven
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) GIS Technician
1 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Data Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
1 2 (40.00%) HTML5
1 2 (40.00%) JPA
1 2 (40.00%) jQuery
1 2 (40.00%) REST
1 2 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (20.00%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft