The table below looks at the statistics for GIS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 430 476 430
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -46
Contract jobs citing GIS 197 140 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.27% 0.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.72% 1.24% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 70 73
Average daily rate £400 £400 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +39.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £675 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 14 16
Average hourly rate £19.50 £19.25 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% +8.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.38 £10.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -15.62%

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
11434 11313 11415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.21% 21.90% 23.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7701 7322 6923
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 170 226
Average hourly rate £36.50 £30.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £15.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+14.06% +14.28%

GIS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GIS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 9 February 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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -13 149 £400 - 25
London +23 59 £375 +20.00% 11
South East +2 40 £400 - 4
Scotland +27 38 £435 +295.45% 6
Edinburgh +23 35 £443 +4.11% 3
Berkshire +9 25 £388 -13.88%
Reading -5 20 £375 -6.25%
North West -11 11 £325 -18.75% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 11 £520 -
North East -20 11 £520 +38.66%
Tyne and Wear -21 11 £520 -
Yorkshire -4 10 £269 -
South West -23 8 £363 -34.09%
City of London +46 7 £533 +67.53% 2
Hampshire +9 7 £409 -0.90%
West Yorkshire -2 7 - -
East of England +3 6 £525 +23.52% 7
Manchester -14 6 £300 -7.69% 1
Castleford - 5 - -
Surrey -3 4 - -
Buckinghamshire +13 3 £400 -
Milton Keynes +6 3 £400 -
Taunton +4 3 £406 -40.80%
Bedfordshire +3 3 - - 1
Somerset -6 3 £406 -39.81%
Bracknell - 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 £321 -
Hertfordshire +13 2 £525 +23.52% 2
Leeds -4 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 £188 -

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GIS 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 GIS.

1 94 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (21.95%) ArcGIS
3 78 (21.14%) Java
4 76 (20.60%) Microsoft
5 74 (20.05%) ESRI
6 72 (19.51%) JavaScript
7 69 (18.70%) Open Source
8 66 (17.89%) SQL
9 62 (16.80%) Security Cleared
10 58 (15.72%) Python
11 57 (15.45%) Web Services
12 52 (14.09%) Oracle
13 50 (13.55%) AngularJS
14 46 (12.47%) Management Information System
15 45 (12.20%) PostGIS
16 43 (11.65%) Scrum
17 42 (11.38%) HTML
18 41 (11.11%) Windows
19 40 (10.84%) SQL Server
19 40 (10.84%) MS Excel
20 38 (10.30%) Project Management
20 38 (10.30%) REST
21 37 (10.03%) MS Office
22 35 (9.49%) Migration
23 34 (9.21%) Analytics
24 33 (8.94%) CSS
25 32 (8.67%) jQuery
26 31 (8.40%) Data Management
26 31 (8.40%) DV Cleared
26 31 (8.40%) .NET

GIS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GIS 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 GIS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 81 (21.95%) ArcGIS
2 19 (5.15%) SAS
3 15 (4.07%) SharePoint
4 14 (3.79%) ArcSDE
5 10 (2.71%) Oracle Spatial
6 9 (2.44%) CMS
7 6 (1.63%) IIS
7 6 (1.63%) Smallworld
7 6 (1.63%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.63%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.36%) Apache Solr
8 5 (1.36%) Node.js
9 4 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.08%) WebSphere Portal
10 3 (0.81%) ArcIMS
11 2 (0.54%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.54%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle 10gAS
12 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 40 (10.84%) MS Excel
2 37 (10.03%) MS Office
3 14 (3.79%) SPSS
4 6 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.36%) ArcView
5 5 (1.36%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.08%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.54%) MS Project
7 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.27%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (2.17%) Maximo
2 5 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.08%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.81%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.81%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.54%) Primavera
6 1 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.98%) SaaS
2 10 (2.71%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.44%) Office 365
4 8 (2.17%) IaaS
4 8 (2.17%) PaaS
5 2 (0.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.07%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
3 6 (1.63%) FTP
3 6 (1.63%) Internet
3 6 (1.63%) SAN
4 5 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (1.08%) Firewall
5 4 (1.08%) HTTP
5 4 (1.08%) Network Security
6 3 (0.81%) 3G
6 3 (0.81%) 4G
6 3 (0.81%) DNS
6 3 (0.81%) Multicast
6 3 (0.81%) NAS
6 3 (0.81%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.81%) tcpdump
6 3 (0.81%) WAN
6 3 (0.81%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.54%) Extranet
7 2 (0.54%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.05%) NoSQL
3 20 (5.42%) Big Data
3 20 (5.42%) Hadoop
3 20 (5.42%) QGIS
4 16 (4.34%) MS Access
5 12 (3.25%) Oracle Database
6 10 (2.71%) Data Mining
7 9 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.44%) MongoDB
7 9 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (2.17%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (1.90%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 7 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.63%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.36%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 30 (8.13%) Selenium
2 29 (7.86%) Cucumber
3 26 (7.05%) Maven
4 25 (6.78%) Gradle
4 25 (6.78%) JBehave
4 25 (6.78%) JIRA
5 11 (2.98%) Visual Studio
6 9 (2.44%) Rational DOORS
7 7 (1.90%) Git (software)
7 7 (1.90%) Subversion
8 6 (1.63%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.08%) ClearCase
9 4 (1.08%) GitLab
9 4 (1.08%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.81%) Appium
10 3 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.81%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.81%) Zephyr
11 2 (0.54%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 22 (5.96%) Finance
2 16 (4.34%) Banking
3 15 (4.07%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.52%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.63%) Legal
6 4 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.08%) Marketing
6 4 (1.08%) Military
7 3 (0.81%) Games
8 2 (0.54%) Billing
Job Titles
1 77 (20.87%) Developer
2 73 (19.78%) Analyst
3 46 (12.47%) Architect
4 43 (11.65%) GIS Developer
5 31 (8.40%) Solutions Architect
6 28 (7.59%) GIS Technician
7 26 (7.05%) Data Analyst
8 21 (5.69%) Data Technician
9 20 (5.42%) Consultant
10 17 (4.61%) Business Analyst
10 17 (4.61%) GIS Consultant
11 16 (4.34%) GIS Architect
11 16 (4.34%) Integration Engineer
11 16 (4.34%) Systems Engineer
12 13 (3.52%) Java Developer
12 13 (3.52%) Project Manager
12 13 (3.52%) SQL Analyst
13 12 (3.25%) GIS Analyst
13 12 (3.25%) Security Specialist
14 11 (2.98%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (15.45%) Web Services
2 50 (13.55%) AngularJS
3 45 (12.20%) PostGIS
4 42 (11.38%) HTML
5 38 (10.30%) REST
6 33 (8.94%) CSS
7 32 (8.67%) jQuery
8 31 (8.40%) .NET
9 28 (7.59%) HTML5
10 25 (6.78%) Leaflet
11 18 (4.88%) Dojo
12 13 (3.52%) CSS3
13 12 (3.25%) D3.js
14 9 (2.44%) .NET Framework
14 9 (2.44%) ASP.NET
15 7 (1.90%) Entity Framework
15 7 (1.90%) Spring
16 6 (1.63%) SOAP
16 6 (1.63%) Spring Boot
16 6 (1.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.47%) Management Information System
2 25 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.88%) User Experience
4 15 (4.07%) Data Integration
4 15 (4.07%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.52%) Mathematics
6 12 (3.25%) Computer Science
6 12 (3.25%) Visualisation
7 8 (2.17%) Data Extraction
7 8 (2.17%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.63%) Statistics
9 3 (0.81%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.81%) NHS
9 3 (0.81%) Remote Sensing
10 2 (0.54%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.54%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.54%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 41 (11.11%) Windows
2 27 (7.32%) Linux
3 26 (7.05%) Windows Server
4 16 (4.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (3.79%) Windows 7
6 13 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.63%) Unix
8 6 (1.63%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.54%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.27%) Android
10 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (18.70%) Open Source
3 43 (11.65%) Scrum
4 38 (10.30%) Project Management
5 35 (9.49%) Migration
6 34 (9.21%) Analytics
7 31 (8.40%) Data Management
8 30 (8.13%) SDLC
9 29 (7.86%) Data Analysis
10 28 (7.59%) TOGAF
11 24 (6.50%) ITIL
12 23 (6.23%) Information Security
13 22 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
14 20 (5.42%) BDD
14 20 (5.42%) Data Migration
14 20 (5.42%) MVC
14 20 (5.42%) TDD
14 20 (5.42%) UML
15 18 (4.88%) ETL
16 17 (4.61%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 78 (21.14%) Java
2 72 (19.51%) JavaScript
3 66 (17.89%) SQL
4 58 (15.72%) Python
5 27 (7.32%) C
6 26 (7.05%) C#
7 15 (4.07%) VBA
8 10 (2.71%) C++
8 10 (2.71%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.63%) SAS Macro
10 4 (1.08%) PHP
10 4 (1.08%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.81%) MapBasic
11 3 (0.81%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.54%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.54%) Ruby
12 2 (0.54%) Scala
13 1 (0.27%) R
Qualifications
1 62 (16.80%) Security Cleared
2 31 (8.40%) DV Cleared
3 25 (6.78%) SC Cleared
4 23 (6.23%) Degree
5 10 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (2.17%) SAS Certification
7 5 (1.36%) ISEB
7 5 (1.36%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.81%) APMP
9 3 (0.81%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.81%) CFCE
9 3 (0.81%) EnCE
9 3 (0.81%) GCFA
9 3 (0.81%) GCFE
9 3 (0.81%) GIAC
9 3 (0.81%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.13%) QA
2 12 (3.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (2.17%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.36%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.54%) BS7666
6 1 (0.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 20 (5.42%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.08%) Docker
3 3 (0.81%) XenApp
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Clusterware
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (0.81%) EnCase
1 3 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.27%) Oozie
2 1 (0.27%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 76 (20.60%) Microsoft
2 74 (20.05%) ESRI
3 52 (14.09%) Oracle
4 24 (6.50%) Mapinfo
5 16 (4.34%) IBM
6 12 (3.25%) Tableau
7 11 (2.98%) SAP
8 9 (2.44%) Citrix
8 9 (2.44%) VMware
9 8 (2.17%) Cisco
9 8 (2.17%) Google
10 7 (1.90%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.63%) i2
12 5 (1.36%) BT
12 5 (1.36%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.36%) HP
12 5 (1.36%) Juniper
12 5 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.36%) Splunk
13 4 (1.08%) Fujitsu
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