The table below looks at the statistics for GIS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 461 473 516
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +43
Contract jobs citing GIS 169 166 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.50% 1.32% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 70 65
Median daily rate £400 £435 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% +28.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £443 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.60% +36.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 16
Median hourly rate £11.00 £12.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £24.50 £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.25 £12.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-14.58% -67.56%

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

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11296 12608 12200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.51% 23.05% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7492 8418 8093
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 194 187
Median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £43.80 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.44 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+49.37% -20.50%

GIS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

GIS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GIS
Daily Rate Trend

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

GIS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GIS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GIS within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

GIS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GIS
Hourly Rate Trend

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

GIS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

GIS
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GIS within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

GIS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

GIS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 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
England +4 130 £400 -8.04% 25
Scotland +27 42 £400 -8.04% 14
South East +20 41 £336 -15.93% 5
Edinburgh +29 33 £400 -11.11% 3
Berkshire +19 23 £440 +10.00% 2
London -16 20 £413 +17.85% 8
Reading +10 16 - - 1
North West -8 16 £372 -21.78% 3
West Yorkshire +21 15 £325 - 2
Yorkshire +20 15 £325 -13.33% 4
Leeds - 13 £325 - 2
East of England +14 10 £400 -20.00% 2
Manchester +5 10 - - 1
West Midlands -9 10 £438 +446.87% 1
Hampshire +16 8 £300 -26.60%
Glasgow +12 8 £400 +229.89% 2
Buckinghamshire +12 6 £95 -77.64%
Essex - 6 £150 - 1
South West +9 5 £303 -19.33% 1
South Wales -1 5 £388 -8.82% 1
Wales -8 5 £388 -8.82% 1
North East -32 5 £560 - 1
Cheshire +3 4 £419 -11.84% 1
Tyne and Wear -37 4 £560 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -38 4 £560 - 1
Cardiff +15 3 £400 -5.88%
West Sussex +10 3 £500 - 2
City of London +1 3 £563 +35.37% 1
Aylesbury 0 3 £95 -
Cambridgeshire -1 3 £400 - 1

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 with a requirement for GIS.

1 131 (33.08%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (24.75%) ESRI
3 95 (23.99%) Python
4 85 (21.46%) Java
5 81 (20.45%) JavaScript
6 76 (19.19%) Scrum
6 76 (19.19%) PostGIS
7 72 (18.18%) Degree
8 65 (16.41%) SQL
9 62 (15.66%) ArcGIS
10 61 (15.40%) GeoServer
11 60 (15.15%) Spatial Data
12 57 (14.39%) Microsoft
13 55 (13.89%) OpenLayers
14 51 (12.88%) Leaflet
15 47 (11.87%) Jenkins
16 46 (11.62%) BDD
17 45 (11.36%) JIRA
18 44 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
19 42 (10.61%) Ansible
20 41 (10.35%) Open Source
21 39 (9.85%) Web Services
22 38 (9.60%) Cucumber
23 36 (9.09%) Selenium
24 35 (8.84%) QA
24 35 (8.84%) REST
24 35 (8.84%) AngularJS
25 34 (8.59%) QGIS
25 34 (8.59%) Web Development
25 34 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management

GIS
Top Related IT Skills 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 62 (15.66%) ArcGIS
2 61 (15.40%) GeoServer
3 10 (2.53%) SAS
4 9 (2.27%) Apache Spark
5 8 (2.02%) Apache
5 8 (2.02%) CMS
6 6 (1.52%) IIS
7 5 (1.26%) Oracle Spatial
7 5 (1.26%) Smallworld
8 4 (1.01%) ArcSDE
8 4 (1.01%) Documentum
8 4 (1.01%) Drupal
9 3 (0.76%) WordPress
10 2 (0.51%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.51%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.25%) Gentran
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 33 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 33 (8.33%) MS Office
2 8 (2.02%) Stata
3 4 (1.01%) SPSS
4 3 (0.76%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.25%) Weka
Business Applications
1 9 (2.27%) Maximo
2 4 (1.01%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (1.01%) SAP PM
3 3 (0.76%) SAP CS
3 3 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.51%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.51%) OpenLink RightAngle
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle Utilities
4 2 (0.51%) Primavera
4 2 (0.51%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.51%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.51%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.25%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.51%) Boomi
2 2 (0.51%) Force.com
2 2 (0.51%) G Suite
2 2 (0.51%) Heroku
3 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.25%) GitHub
3 1 (0.25%) iTunes
3 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.78%) GPON
1 11 (2.78%) Internet
2 6 (1.52%) 2G
2 6 (1.52%) 3G
2 6 (1.52%) 4G
2 6 (1.52%) Firewall
2 6 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.26%) ATM
3 5 (1.26%) Intranet
3 5 (1.26%) SDH
4 3 (0.76%) tcpdump
4 3 (0.76%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.25%) Extranet
5 1 (0.25%) LTE
5 1 (0.25%) MPLS
5 1 (0.25%) Network Security
5 1 (0.25%) VLAN
5 1 (0.25%) WebEx
5 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (15.15%) Spatial Data
2 34 (8.59%) QGIS
3 24 (6.06%) NoSQL
4 19 (4.80%) Big Data
4 19 (4.80%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (3.03%) SQL Server
6 10 (2.53%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.27%) Power BI
8 7 (1.77%) Data Mining
8 7 (1.77%) MySQL
8 7 (1.77%) Text Mining
9 5 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.01%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.01%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.76%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 3 (0.76%) MS Access
11 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.51%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 47 (11.87%) Jenkins
2 45 (11.36%) JIRA
3 38 (9.60%) Cucumber
4 36 (9.09%) Selenium
5 31 (7.83%) Artifactory
6 28 (7.07%) Maven
7 27 (6.82%) Gradle
7 27 (6.82%) JBehave
8 24 (6.06%) Git (software)
9 8 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (1.26%) MSI
10 5 (1.26%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.01%) LSMW
11 4 (1.01%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.01%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.76%) Flyway
12 3 (0.76%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.51%) Jasmine
13 2 (0.51%) Protractor
13 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (6.57%) Finance
2 25 (6.31%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.53%) Local Government
4 5 (1.26%) Banking
4 5 (1.26%) Legal
5 4 (1.01%) Back Office
5 4 (1.01%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.76%) Publishing
6 3 (0.76%) Retail
7 2 (0.51%) Marketing
7 2 (0.51%) Military
8 1 (0.25%) Billing
8 1 (0.25%) Electronics
8 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 85 (21.46%) Developer
2 65 (16.41%) Analyst
3 54 (13.64%) GIS Technician
4 43 (10.86%) GIS Developer
5 32 (8.08%) Architect
6 29 (7.32%) Project Manager
7 25 (6.31%) Java Developer
7 25 (6.31%) Web Developer
8 22 (5.56%) Data Technician
9 20 (5.05%) GIS Analyst
10 18 (4.55%) Consultant
10 18 (4.55%) Python Developer
11 16 (4.04%) Data Analyst
11 16 (4.04%) JavaScript Developer
12 14 (3.54%) Open Source Developer
13 13 (3.28%) Data Architect
13 13 (3.28%) Tester
14 12 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
15 11 (2.78%) Angular Developer
15 11 (2.78%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (19.19%) PostGIS
2 55 (13.89%) OpenLayers
3 51 (12.88%) Leaflet
4 39 (9.85%) Web Services
5 35 (8.84%) AngularJS
5 35 (8.84%) REST
6 24 (6.06%) HTML
7 18 (4.55%) CSS
8 15 (3.79%) .NET
9 8 (2.02%) Gherkin
9 8 (2.02%) jQuery
9 8 (2.02%) SOAP
10 7 (1.77%) .NET Framework
10 7 (1.77%) HTML5
10 7 (1.77%) Spring
11 6 (1.52%) Django
11 6 (1.52%) Java EE
11 6 (1.52%) XML
12 5 (1.26%) Ajax
12 5 (1.26%) JavaFX
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (7.32%) Management Information System
3 23 (5.81%) User Experience
4 15 (3.79%) Statistics
5 11 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.78%) Visualisation
6 10 (2.53%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.02%) Clustering
7 8 (2.02%) Mathematics
7 8 (2.02%) SCADA
8 7 (1.77%) Remote Sensing
8 7 (1.77%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.52%) Ontologies
10 5 (1.26%) Applied Mathematics
10 5 (1.26%) Data Integration
10 5 (1.26%) Neural Network
11 4 (1.01%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.01%) Semantic Web
11 4 (1.01%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.76%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.54%) Windows
2 13 (3.28%) Linux
3 7 (1.77%) Unix
3 7 (1.77%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.26%) Windows 7
4 5 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.76%) AIX
5 3 (0.76%) Android
5 3 (0.76%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (33.08%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (19.19%) Scrum
3 46 (11.62%) BDD
4 41 (10.35%) Open Source
5 34 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 34 (8.59%) Web Development
6 33 (8.33%) TDD
7 32 (8.08%) Migration
8 31 (7.83%) Project Management
9 29 (7.32%) SDLC
10 27 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (6.06%) Spatial Analysis
12 20 (5.05%) PRINCE2
12 20 (5.05%) User Stories
13 19 (4.80%) CAD
14 17 (4.29%) Analytics
14 17 (4.29%) Data Migration
15 16 (4.04%) Data Management
15 16 (4.04%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 95 (23.99%) Python
2 85 (21.46%) Java
3 81 (20.45%) JavaScript
4 65 (16.41%) SQL
5 14 (3.54%) R
6 13 (3.28%) PHP
7 10 (2.53%) C#
8 9 (2.27%) VBA
9 4 (1.01%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.01%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.01%) Ruby
9 4 (1.01%) sed
10 2 (0.51%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.51%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.25%) C
11 1 (0.25%) C++
11 1 (0.25%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 72 (18.18%) Degree
2 14 (3.54%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.02%) Postgraduate
4 7 (1.77%) ISEB
4 7 (1.77%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.52%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.26%) CISSP
6 5 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.26%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.01%) CFCE
7 4 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.76%) EnCE
8 3 (0.76%) GCFA
8 3 (0.76%) GCFE
8 3 (0.76%) GIAC
8 3 (0.76%) HND
8 3 (0.76%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.76%) PMP
8 3 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.76%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.84%) QA
2 16 (4.04%) WCAG
3 12 (3.03%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.01%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.51%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.51%) BS7666
5 2 (0.51%) GxP
5 2 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.51%) WAI
6 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 9 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.26%) Docker
3 2 (0.51%) GeoWebCache
4 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 42 (10.61%) Ansible
2 4 (1.01%) Kibana
3 3 (0.76%) EnCase
4 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.25%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.25%) Packer
4 1 (0.25%) SCCM
4 1 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 98 (24.75%) ESRI
2 57 (14.39%) Microsoft
3 26 (6.57%) SAP
4 23 (5.81%) Oracle
5 17 (4.29%) Mapinfo
6 7 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.52%) Google
8 5 (1.26%) Facebook
9 4 (1.01%) Citrix
9 4 (1.01%) Dell
10 3 (0.76%) Adobe
10 3 (0.76%) ArcSight
10 3 (0.76%) Cisco
10 3 (0.76%) Rapid7
10 3 (0.76%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.76%) Splunk
10 3 (0.76%) Veritas
10 3 (0.76%) Virgin Media
11 2 (0.51%) Talend
11 2 (0.51%) Ventyx
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