The table below looks at the statistics for GIS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 508 456 425
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -31
Contract jobs citing GIS 117 156 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.07% 1.34% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 71 106
Median daily rate £406 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 6
Median hourly rate £12.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.70 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +38.09%
GIS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
10914 11601 10833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.81% 23.14% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7485 7684 7009
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 163 186
Median hourly rate £31.90 £22.84 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.66% -28.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.60 £47.30 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £23.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+41.97% -26.98%

GIS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing GIS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

GIS Jobs Demand Trend in England

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Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GIS across the England region.

GIS Daily Rate Trend in England

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Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GIS across the England region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

GIS Daily Rate Histogram in England

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Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

GIS Hourly Rate Trend in England

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Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GIS across the England region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

GIS Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the England region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -21 30 £350 -26.31% 4
North West +17 29 £475 +12.75% 4
South East -32 27 £400 +0.94% 4
West Midlands 0 9 £400 -13.51% 2
East Midlands +18 8 £350 +53.84% 1
South West -20 5 £319 -17.74% 4
East of England -1 3 £550 +22.22% 3
Midlands - 3 £450 -
Yorkshire +9 1 - - 4
North East -48 1 - -
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UK

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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 England region with a requirement for GIS.

1 79 (28.62%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (26.45%) JavaScript
3 59 (21.38%) ESRI
4 58 (21.01%) SQL
5 54 (19.57%) Microsoft
6 51 (18.48%) Java
6 51 (18.48%) ArcGIS
7 50 (18.12%) Security Cleared
8 49 (17.75%) Oracle
9 47 (17.03%) Python
10 43 (15.58%) HTML
11 42 (15.22%) Web Services
12 40 (14.49%) CSS
13 39 (14.13%) Open Source
14 36 (13.04%) Windows
15 32 (11.59%) DV Cleared
15 32 (11.59%) PostGIS
15 32 (11.59%) Analytics
15 32 (11.59%) GeoServer
16 31 (11.23%) HTML5
16 31 (11.23%) Migration
16 31 (11.23%) SQL Server
17 29 (10.51%) AngularJS
18 28 (10.14%) .NET
18 28 (10.14%) C
18 28 (10.14%) C#
19 27 (9.78%) Linux
19 27 (9.78%) Mapinfo
19 27 (9.78%) MVC
19 27 (9.78%) jQuery

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Top Related IT Skills in England 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 51 (18.48%) ArcGIS
2 32 (11.59%) GeoServer
3 21 (7.61%) SAS
4 12 (4.35%) Oracle Spatial
5 10 (3.62%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.54%) Node.js
6 7 (2.54%) Smallworld
6 7 (2.54%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.81%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.45%) CMS
8 4 (1.45%) IIS
8 4 (1.45%) WebSphere Portal
9 3 (1.09%) ArcSDE
10 2 (0.72%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.72%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.72%) Drupal
10 2 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.72%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.72%) Oracle UPK
11 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 24 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 24 (8.70%) MS Office
2 8 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (2.90%) SPSS
3 5 (1.81%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.45%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.09%) MS Project
5 3 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.36%) ArcView
6 1 (0.36%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.36%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 8 (2.90%) Maximo
2 4 (1.45%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (1.09%) SAP Payroll
4 2 (0.72%) Primavera
5 1 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.81%) IaaS
2 4 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.09%) PaaS
3 3 (1.09%) SaaS
4 2 (0.72%) GitHub
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.90%) Remote Desktop
2 6 (2.17%) Internet
3 5 (1.81%) Firewall
4 3 (1.09%) 3G
4 3 (1.09%) 4G
4 3 (1.09%) FTP
4 3 (1.09%) Intranet
4 3 (1.09%) tcpdump
4 3 (1.09%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.72%) Broadband
5 2 (0.72%) DNS
5 2 (0.72%) Extranet
5 2 (0.72%) LAN
5 2 (0.72%) PABX
5 2 (0.72%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.72%) SSL
5 2 (0.72%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.72%) VPN
5 2 (0.72%) WAN
5 2 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.23%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.88%) Hadoop
3 15 (5.43%) NoSQL
3 15 (5.43%) QGIS
4 14 (5.07%) Big Data
5 10 (3.62%) Data Mining
5 10 (3.62%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 9 (3.26%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.54%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.81%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.81%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.45%) MS Access
10 4 (1.45%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.09%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (3.62%) Visual Studio
2 9 (3.26%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.26%) Maven
2 9 (3.26%) Selenium
3 8 (2.90%) Cucumber
3 8 (2.90%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.54%) Rational DOORS
5 6 (2.17%) Gradle
5 6 (2.17%) JBehave
5 6 (2.17%) JIRA
6 5 (1.81%) Subversion
7 4 (1.45%) ClearCase
7 4 (1.45%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.45%) GitLab
8 3 (1.09%) JMeter
8 3 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.72%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.72%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.72%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (6.52%) Finance
1 18 (6.52%) Telecoms
2 8 (2.90%) Local Government
3 5 (1.81%) Legal
3 5 (1.81%) Marketing
4 3 (1.09%) Banking
5 2 (0.72%) Avionics
5 2 (0.72%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.72%) Military
6 1 (0.36%) Back Office
6 1 (0.36%) Games
6 1 (0.36%) Law
6 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 61 (22.10%) Developer
2 52 (18.84%) Analyst
3 32 (11.59%) GIS Developer
4 25 (9.06%) Consultant
5 22 (7.97%) Architect
6 21 (7.61%) GIS Technician
7 16 (5.80%) Data Technician
8 15 (5.43%) Business Analyst
8 15 (5.43%) GIS Analyst
8 15 (5.43%) GIS Consultant
9 12 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (3.99%) .NET Developer
10 11 (3.99%) Data Analyst
10 11 (3.99%) Integration Engineer
11 10 (3.62%) C# Developer
11 10 (3.62%) Data Architect
12 9 (3.26%) Administrator
12 9 (3.26%) C# .NET Developer
12 9 (3.26%) Project Manager
13 8 (2.90%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (15.58%) HTML
2 42 (15.22%) Web Services
3 40 (14.49%) CSS
4 32 (11.59%) PostGIS
5 31 (11.23%) HTML5
6 29 (10.51%) AngularJS
7 28 (10.14%) .NET
8 27 (9.78%) jQuery
9 24 (8.70%) REST
10 21 (7.61%) OpenLayers
11 17 (6.16%) ASP.NET
12 15 (5.43%) CSS3
12 15 (5.43%) D3.js
12 15 (5.43%) Leaflet
13 10 (3.62%) .NET Framework
14 8 (2.90%) Ajax
14 8 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (2.90%) Entity Framework
15 7 (2.54%) SOAP
16 6 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.97%) Management Information System
2 20 (7.25%) Mobile App
3 18 (6.52%) User Experience
4 17 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (5.43%) Mathematics
6 11 (3.99%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.54%) Data Integration
7 7 (2.54%) Visualisation
8 5 (1.81%) SCADA
9 3 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.09%) Economics
9 3 (1.09%) NHS
9 3 (1.09%) Statistics
10 2 (0.72%) 3D Graphics
10 2 (0.72%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.72%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (0.72%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (0.72%) LLPG
10 2 (0.72%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.72%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 36 (13.04%) Windows
2 27 (9.78%) Linux
3 19 (6.88%) Windows Server
4 11 (3.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (3.62%) Unix
6 8 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.54%) Windows 7
7 7 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.72%) Android
9 1 (0.36%) AIX
9 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (28.62%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (14.13%) Open Source
3 32 (11.59%) Analytics
4 31 (11.23%) Migration
5 27 (9.78%) MVC
6 25 (9.06%) Asset Management
6 25 (9.06%) Project Management
6 25 (9.06%) Scrum
7 21 (7.61%) SDLC
7 21 (7.61%) TOGAF
8 20 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (7.25%) Data Migration
9 19 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (5.07%) Data Analysis
11 13 (4.71%) UML
11 13 (4.71%) Validation
12 12 (4.35%) Change Management
12 12 (4.35%) ETL
12 12 (4.35%) ITIL
13 11 (3.99%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (26.45%) JavaScript
2 58 (21.01%) SQL
3 51 (18.48%) Java
4 47 (17.03%) Python
5 28 (10.14%) C
5 28 (10.14%) C#
6 11 (3.99%) PL/SQL
6 11 (3.99%) SAS Macro
7 5 (1.81%) PHP
8 3 (1.09%) Scala
8 3 (1.09%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.09%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.72%) R
9 2 (0.72%) Ruby
9 2 (0.72%) VB
9 2 (0.72%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.72%) VB6
9 2 (0.72%) VBA
10 1 (0.36%) Magik
10 1 (0.36%) MapBasic
Qualifications
1 50 (18.12%) Security Cleared
2 32 (11.59%) DV Cleared
3 19 (6.88%) SC Cleared
4 18 (6.52%) Degree
5 8 (2.90%) SAS Certification
6 7 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.45%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.09%) CFCE
9 3 (1.09%) EnCE
9 3 (1.09%) GCFA
9 3 (1.09%) GCFE
9 3 (1.09%) GIAC
10 2 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.36%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.35%) QA
2 9 (3.26%) JSP 440
3 7 (2.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (2.17%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.45%) BS7666
6 2 (0.72%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.36%) GxP
System Software
1 18 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.09%) EnCase
1 3 (1.09%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.36%) Oozie
2 1 (0.36%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 59 (21.38%) ESRI
2 54 (19.57%) Microsoft
3 49 (17.75%) Oracle
4 27 (9.78%) Mapinfo
5 16 (5.80%) IBM
5 16 (5.80%) Tableau
6 11 (3.99%) i2
7 8 (2.90%) Red Hat
7 8 (2.90%) SAP
8 7 (2.54%) Google
9 5 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.45%) Fujitsu
10 4 (1.45%) Lumension
10 4 (1.45%) NetApp
10 4 (1.45%) Sophos
11 3 (1.09%) ArcSight
11 3 (1.09%) Rapid7
11 3 (1.09%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.09%) Splunk
11 3 (1.09%) VMware
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