Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 193 171
Rank change year-on-year +26 -22 -3
Contract jobs citing GIS 11 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.31% 0.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.25% 1.54% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 2
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £438 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.71% +157.35% -45.16%
10th Percentile £225 £240 £98
90th Percentile £345 £499 £247
England median daily rate £403 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +15.14% -12.50% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £18.56 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.02% -7.20% +56.86%
England median hourly rate £17.75 £9.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year +86.84% -30.91% -16.67%

GIS is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following 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 or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 877 1237 1071
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.11% 20.00% 21.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 747 664
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +11.94%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £219
90th Percentile £538 £538 £505
England median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 24 31
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.31 £17.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.39% -11.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £21.05 £13.98 £12.30
90th Percentile £51.50 £23.70 £33.55
England median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +1.82% +11.11%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing GIS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GIS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +11 7 £200 +26.98%
Staffordshire +15 3 £338 -
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England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) Change Management
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) GeoServer
3 2 (18.18%) OpenLayers
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (18.18%) Big Data
3 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (18.18%) SAP
3 2 (18.18%) CSS
3 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 2 (18.18%) CAD
3 2 (18.18%) AutoCAD
4 1 (9.09%) Mapinfo
4 1 (9.09%) HTML
4 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 1 (9.09%) Data Management

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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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) GeoServer
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) AutoCAD
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Big Data
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) QGIS
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst Programmer
2 2 (18.18%) GIS Technician
2 2 (18.18%) Network Planner
2 2 (18.18%) Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) Coordinator
3 1 (9.09%) GIS Coordinator
3 1 (9.09%) GIS Support
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 2 (18.18%) OpenLayers
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 1 (9.09%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) LLPG
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Change Management
1 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) CAD
3 1 (9.09%) Data Management
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Prototyping
3 1 (9.09%) Release Management
3 1 (9.09%) SDLC
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Spatial Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) ESRI
3 1 (9.09%) Mapinfo