The table below looks at the statistics for ArcGIS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ArcGIS over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ESRI ArcGIS
Rank 537 547 476
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -71
Contract jobs citing ArcGIS 50 19 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.037% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.53% 0.21% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 5 20
Average daily rate
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£400 £398 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £223 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £415 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -7.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £9.10 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £45.00 £17.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £9.10 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+108.79% -37.24%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9433 8921 8159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.94% 17.58% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5789 5262 4567
Average daily rate £400 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 309 403
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-8.10% -

ArcGIS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ArcGIS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

ArcGIS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ArcGIS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ArcGIS within the UK.

ArcGIS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ArcGIS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ArcGIS within the UK over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

ArcGIS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ArcGIS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ArcGIS within the UK.

ArcGIS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ArcGIS
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ArcGIS within the UK over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

ArcGIS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

ArcGIS
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ArcGIS within the UK over the 3 months to 3 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +19 42 £400 +18.95% 5
South East -12 11 £400 -5.88% 1
South West - 11 £409 - 1
Berkshire +5 7 £400 - 1
London +6 6 - - 2
Scotland +4 6 £425 -
Edinburgh - 5 £425 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £388 - 1
Wales -10 2 £200 -50.00%
Hampshire - 2 £413 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Mansfield - - - -
Nottingham - - - - 1
Rochester - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Tetbury - - - -
Kent - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1

ArcGIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ArcGIS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ArcGIS.

1 68 (75.56%) GIS
2 49 (54.44%) ESRI
3 32 (35.56%) JavaScript
4 27 (30.00%) SQL
5 23 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (24.44%) .NET
7 21 (23.33%) Oracle
7 21 (23.33%) Python
7 21 (23.33%) Data Management
7 21 (23.33%) Degree
8 18 (20.00%) Java
9 17 (18.89%) C#
10 16 (17.78%) ArcSDE
11 15 (16.67%) Google
12 14 (15.56%) Security Cleared
13 13 (14.44%) Google Maps API
13 13 (14.44%) REST
14 12 (13.33%) Mapinfo
14 12 (13.33%) Computer Science
14 12 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (12.22%) ETL
15 11 (12.22%) MS Access
15 11 (12.22%) Scrum
16 10 (11.11%) Software Engineering
16 10 (11.11%) SOAP
16 10 (11.11%) XML
16 10 (11.11%) Project Management
17 9 (10.00%) Microsoft
17 9 (10.00%) Windows
17 9 (10.00%) HTML

ArcGIS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ArcGIS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ArcGIS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (17.78%) ArcSDE
2 7 (7.78%) Oracle Spatial
3 4 (4.44%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.22%) JBoss
4 2 (2.22%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (2.22%) Drupal
5 1 (1.11%) Smallworld
Applications
1 7 (7.78%) ArcInfo
2 5 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.44%) MS Excel
4 3 (3.33%) MS Office
5 2 (2.22%) AutoCAD
6 1 (1.11%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.89%) HTTP
1 8 (8.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.22%) MS Access
2 9 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 8 (8.89%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.22%) MySQL
5 2 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.11%) SSDT
6 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.11%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.11%) OLTP
6 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (5.56%) NUnit
2 4 (4.44%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (3.33%) JUnit
3 3 (3.33%) LoadRunner
3 3 (3.33%) WebLOAD
3 3 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.22%) Subversion
4 2 (2.22%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.22%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.22%) Finance
3 1 (1.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 29 (32.22%) Developer
2 21 (23.33%) GIS Developer
3 13 (14.44%) GIS Technician
4 11 (12.22%) Analyst
5 7 (7.78%) Support Technician
5 7 (7.78%) .NET Developer
6 6 (6.67%) GIS Analyst
6 6 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (5.56%) Designer
7 5 (5.56%) Software Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) Systems Designer
7 5 (5.56%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.44%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.44%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Technical Leader
8 4 (4.44%) Data Manager
9 3 (3.33%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (3.33%) Test Leader
9 3 (3.33%) Senior GIS Analyst
9 3 (3.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (24.44%) .NET
2 13 (14.44%) Google Maps API
2 13 (14.44%) REST
3 10 (11.11%) XML
3 10 (11.11%) SOAP
4 9 (10.00%) ArcObjects
4 9 (10.00%) HTML
5 8 (8.89%) JMS
5 8 (8.89%) WSDL
6 7 (7.78%) CSS
7 6 (6.67%) Ajax
7 6 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (5.56%) CSS3
8 5 (5.56%) HTML5
8 5 (5.56%) Web Services
8 5 (5.56%) Spring
9 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET
9 4 (4.44%) AngularJS
9 4 (4.44%) jQuery
10 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 68 (75.56%) GIS
2 12 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 12 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.89%) Data Integration
3 8 (8.89%) Visualisation
4 6 (6.67%) Open Source
5 5 (5.56%) Mathematics
5 5 (5.56%) User Experience
6 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.22%) Reference Data
6 2 (2.22%) Data Conversion
6 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.11%) Clustering
7 1 (1.11%) Neural Network
7 1 (1.11%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.11%) Remote Sensing
7 1 (1.11%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.00%) Windows
2 5 (5.56%) Linux
2 5 (5.56%) Android
2 5 (5.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (23.33%) Data Management
3 11 (12.22%) Scrum
3 11 (12.22%) ETL
4 10 (11.11%) Project Management
4 10 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 9 (10.00%) Web Development
6 7 (7.78%) TOGAF
6 7 (7.78%) Asset Management
6 7 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (7.78%) UML
6 7 (7.78%) Cartography
7 6 (6.67%) Data Modelling
7 6 (6.67%) TDD
7 6 (6.67%) MVC
7 6 (6.67%) SysML
8 5 (5.56%) Data Visualisation
8 5 (5.56%) ITIL
8 5 (5.56%) CAD
9 4 (4.44%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 32 (35.56%) JavaScript
2 27 (30.00%) SQL
3 21 (23.33%) Python
4 18 (20.00%) Java
5 17 (18.89%) C#
6 9 (10.00%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.33%) VBA
7 3 (3.33%) MATLAB
7 3 (3.33%) R
8 2 (2.22%) C
8 2 (2.22%) PHP
9 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (23.33%) Degree
2 14 (15.56%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.22%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.11%) XenDesktop
1 1 (1.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (1.11%) Legato
Vendors
1 49 (54.44%) ESRI
2 21 (23.33%) Oracle
3 15 (16.67%) Google
4 12 (13.33%) Mapinfo
5 9 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (5.56%) SAP
7 3 (3.33%) TIBCO
8 2 (2.22%) Xamarin
9 1 (1.11%) Tableau
9 1 (1.11%) Autodesk
9 1 (1.11%) VMware
9 1 (1.11%) HP
9 1 (1.11%) Citrix
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