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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Geographic Information System (GIS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 116 124 114
Rank change year-on-year +8 -10  
Contract jobs citing GIS 2 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.087% 0.037% 0.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.44% 0.15% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £388 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 - £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 - £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £394 £400
% change year-on-year -13.65% -1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 459 685 567
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.91% 25.53% 22.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 385 313
Median daily rate £400 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 11
Median hourly rate £41.00 £16.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.25% -39.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

GIS
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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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
Coventry - 2 £388 -
GIS
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for GIS.

1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
1 4 (50.00%) Heroku
2 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
3 2 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 2 (25.00%) REST
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (25.00%) Front End Development
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) Ant
3 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (25.00%) Maven
3 2 (25.00%) jQuery
3 2 (25.00%) JPA
3 2 (25.00%) Visualforce
3 2 (25.00%) Apex Code
3 2 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) WFM
4 1 (12.50%) QA
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Minitab
4 1 (12.50%) SAP
4 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft

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Top Related 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 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Heroku
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Ant
1 2 (25.00%) Maven
General
1 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Salesforce Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Information Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Mobility Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SAP WM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) HTML5
1 2 (25.00%) JPA
1 2 (25.00%) jQuery
1 2 (25.00%) REST
1 2 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 2 (25.00%) Visualforce
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Front End Development
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) CAD
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) Apex Code
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) R
3 1 (12.50%) sed
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (12.50%) Mapinfo
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Minitab
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) SAP