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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 436 469 446
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -23
Contract jobs citing GIS 211 172 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.31% 0.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.82% 1.31% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 76 111
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £194 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 8
Median hourly rate £9.50 £16.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.28% +1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.37 £12.00 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £22.35 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-34.48% -6.45%

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
11576 13156 12041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.81% 23.53% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7847 8598 7537
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 187 199
Median hourly rate £31.00 £27.78 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.59% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £52.17 £52.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £26.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+18.26% -13.33%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +12 135 £383 +3.37% 15
Scotland +52 78 £475 +46.15% 2
Edinburgh +43 72 £475 +94.87% 1
North West +10 36 £475 +28.37% 1
London +8 31 £301 -19.86% 7
Manchester +14 29 £475 -
South East -12 24 £400 +18.51% 3
Berkshire -4 16 £415 +3.75% 2
Reading +5 12 £400 - 1
East Midlands +13 11 £325 +44.44%
East of England +12 11 £350 -24.32% 3
West Midlands - 11 £400 - 1
Wales +5 8 £350 +14.28%
South West -9 7 £319 -1.92%
Solihull - 6 - -
South Wales +17 5 £350 -17.64%
Nottinghamshire +5 5 £265 +17.77%
Liverpool - 5 - -
Merseyside - 5 - -
Nottingham - 5 £265 -
Essex +7 4 £350 +55.55% 1
City of London +43 3 £390 -6.02% 1
Cambridgeshire +21 3 - -
Cardiff +4 3 £350 -26.31%
Warwickshire - 3 £400 -
Wiltshire - 3 £313 -
Midlands - 3 £450 -
Chelmsford - 3 £350 - 1
Warwick - 3 £400 -
Newport +18 2 - -

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 143 (34.96%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (31.54%) JavaScript
3 115 (28.12%) ESRI
4 112 (27.38%) Java
5 103 (25.18%) Python
6 89 (21.76%) PostGIS
7 88 (21.52%) Open Source
8 86 (21.03%) GeoServer
9 75 (18.34%) Scrum
10 72 (17.60%) Web Services
11 71 (17.36%) ArcGIS
12 70 (17.11%) OpenLayers
13 66 (16.14%) AngularJS
14 63 (15.40%) SQL
15 60 (14.67%) REST
16 59 (14.43%) Microsoft
17 58 (14.18%) Leaflet
18 54 (13.20%) HTML
19 51 (12.47%) CSS
20 50 (12.22%) Spatial Data
21 49 (11.98%) User Experience
21 49 (11.98%) Security Cleared
22 46 (11.25%) Cucumber
22 46 (11.25%) Maven
23 45 (11.00%) Selenium
23 45 (11.00%) jQuery
23 45 (11.00%) Oracle
24 44 (10.76%) JBehave
24 44 (10.76%) JIRA
24 44 (10.76%) Jenkins

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 86 (21.03%) GeoServer
2 71 (17.36%) ArcGIS
3 20 (4.89%) SAS
4 13 (3.18%) Oracle Spatial
5 10 (2.44%) CMS
6 9 (2.20%) IIS
7 8 (1.96%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.96%) Smallworld
8 7 (1.71%) Drupal
9 5 (1.22%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.22%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.98%) ArcSDE
11 2 (0.49%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.49%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.49%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.49%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.49%) Oracle UPK
11 2 (0.49%) WebSphere Portal
11 2 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 33 (8.07%) MS Excel
2 26 (6.36%) MS Office
3 12 (2.93%) SPSS
4 9 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.71%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.47%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.73%) MS Project
8 2 (0.49%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.24%) ArcView
9 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.24%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 9 (2.20%) Maximo
2 4 (0.98%) Primavera
3 3 (0.73%) SAP Payroll
4 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.49%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.49%) OpenLink RightAngle
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.98%) IaaS
1 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.73%) GitHub
2 3 (0.73%) iTunes
2 3 (0.73%) Office 365
3 2 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.49%) Boomi
3 2 (0.49%) Force.com
3 2 (0.49%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.24%) PaaS
4 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.18%) Internet
2 10 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
3 9 (2.20%) Firewall
4 7 (1.71%) tcpdump
4 7 (1.71%) Wireshark
5 6 (1.47%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.98%) 3G
6 4 (0.98%) 4G
6 4 (0.98%) DNS
6 4 (0.98%) GPON
6 4 (0.98%) SAN
6 4 (0.98%) VPN
7 3 (0.73%) 2G
7 3 (0.73%) ATM
7 3 (0.73%) Intranet
8 2 (0.49%) Broadband
8 2 (0.49%) DHCP
8 2 (0.49%) DMZ
8 2 (0.49%) LAN
8 2 (0.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (12.22%) Spatial Data
2 38 (9.29%) NoSQL
3 28 (6.85%) SQL Server
4 26 (6.36%) QGIS
5 22 (5.38%) Hadoop
6 15 (3.67%) MongoDB
7 14 (3.42%) Big Data
8 10 (2.44%) Data Mining
8 10 (2.44%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 7 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.71%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.47%) Oracle BI EE
10 6 (1.47%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.47%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.22%) MS Access
12 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.73%) Base SAS
13 3 (0.73%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 46 (11.25%) Cucumber
1 46 (11.25%) Maven
2 45 (11.00%) Selenium
3 44 (10.76%) Gradle
3 44 (10.76%) JBehave
3 44 (10.76%) Jenkins
3 44 (10.76%) JIRA
4 25 (6.11%) Artifactory
5 17 (4.16%) Git (software)
6 11 (2.69%) Subversion
7 9 (2.20%) Rational DOORS
8 8 (1.96%) Hudson
8 8 (1.96%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.71%) Bower
9 7 (1.71%) DBeaver
10 3 (0.73%) GitLab
10 3 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.49%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.49%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.49%) Mercurial
General
1 26 (6.36%) Telecoms
2 23 (5.62%) Finance
3 8 (1.96%) Local Government
4 4 (0.98%) Legal
4 4 (0.98%) Marketing
5 3 (0.73%) Banking
5 3 (0.73%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.49%) Avionics
6 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.49%) Military
7 1 (0.24%) Back Office
7 1 (0.24%) Games
7 1 (0.24%) Law
7 1 (0.24%) Retail
Job Titles
1 123 (30.07%) Developer
2 87 (21.27%) GIS Developer
3 79 (19.32%) Analyst
4 32 (7.82%) Consultant
5 31 (7.58%) Architect
6 23 (5.62%) GIS Technician
6 23 (5.62%) Web Developer
7 21 (5.13%) Business Analyst
8 19 (4.65%) Data Analyst
9 18 (4.40%) GIS Web Developer
10 17 (4.16%) GIS Analyst
11 16 (3.91%) Data Technician
11 16 (3.91%) GIS Consultant
12 14 (3.42%) Data Architect
12 14 (3.42%) Project Manager
13 13 (3.18%) Java Developer
13 13 (3.18%) Open Source Developer
14 11 (2.69%) .NET Developer
15 10 (2.44%) Security Analyst
16 9 (2.20%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (21.76%) PostGIS
2 72 (17.60%) Web Services
3 70 (17.11%) OpenLayers
4 66 (16.14%) AngularJS
5 60 (14.67%) REST
6 58 (14.18%) Leaflet
7 54 (13.20%) HTML
8 51 (12.47%) CSS
9 45 (11.00%) jQuery
10 43 (10.51%) .NET
11 31 (7.58%) HTML5
12 18 (4.40%) ASP.NET
12 18 (4.40%) CSS3
13 17 (4.16%) Node.js
14 15 (3.67%) D3.js
15 13 (3.18%) Dojo
16 10 (2.44%) Sass
17 9 (2.20%) .NET Framework
18 8 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
18 8 (1.96%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 49 (11.98%) User Experience
2 33 (8.07%) Management Information System
3 25 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (5.62%) Mobile App
5 18 (4.40%) Mathematics
6 17 (4.16%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.96%) Statistics
8 7 (1.71%) Cyberthreat
8 7 (1.71%) SCADA
8 7 (1.71%) Visualisation
9 6 (1.47%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.22%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.22%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (1.22%) LLPG
11 4 (0.98%) Data Integration
11 4 (0.98%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.98%) iPad
12 3 (0.73%) Applied Mathematics
12 3 (0.73%) iPhone
12 3 (0.73%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 43 (10.51%) Windows
2 32 (7.82%) Linux
3 20 (4.89%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (2.44%) Unix
6 8 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.71%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.22%) Android
9 4 (0.98%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.24%) AIX
10 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.24%) Solaris
10 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (34.96%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (21.52%) Open Source
3 75 (18.34%) Scrum
4 44 (10.76%) SDLC
5 38 (9.29%) TDD
6 32 (7.82%) Analytics
6 32 (7.82%) BDD
6 32 (7.82%) MVC
6 32 (7.82%) Project Management
7 29 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 29 (7.09%) Web Development
8 28 (6.85%) TOGAF
9 27 (6.60%) Data Analysis
9 27 (6.60%) Migration
10 24 (5.87%) Asset Management
10 24 (5.87%) Business Intelligence
10 24 (5.87%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (4.89%) Information Architecture
12 19 (4.65%) Enterprise Architecture
12 19 (4.65%) UML
Programming Languages
1 129 (31.54%) JavaScript
2 112 (27.38%) Java
3 103 (25.18%) Python
4 63 (15.40%) SQL
5 34 (8.31%) C#
6 22 (5.38%) C
7 15 (3.67%) PL/SQL
8 11 (2.69%) SAS Macro
9 9 (2.20%) Perl
10 8 (1.96%) CoffeeScript
10 8 (1.96%) PHP
10 8 (1.96%) Ruby
11 4 (0.98%) C++
11 4 (0.98%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.73%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.73%) Scala
12 3 (0.73%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.49%) VB
13 2 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 49 (11.98%) Security Cleared
2 26 (6.36%) Degree
2 26 (6.36%) DV Cleared
3 22 (5.38%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.96%) SAS Certification
5 7 (1.71%) CFCE
5 7 (1.71%) EnCE
5 7 (1.71%) GCFA
5 7 (1.71%) GCFE
5 7 (1.71%) GIAC
5 7 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.98%) CISSP
9 2 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.49%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.49%) MCITP
9 2 (0.49%) MCSE
9 2 (0.49%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.56%) QA
2 21 (5.13%) WCAG
3 10 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (2.20%) JSP 440
5 8 (1.96%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.73%) BS7666
6 3 (0.73%) GxP
7 2 (0.49%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.96%) GeoWebCache
3 3 (0.73%) Docker
4 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (6.11%) Ansible
2 7 (1.71%) EnCase
3 3 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.24%) Oozie
Vendors
1 115 (28.12%) ESRI
2 59 (14.43%) Microsoft
3 45 (11.00%) Oracle
4 26 (6.36%) Mapinfo
5 17 (4.16%) Tableau
6 15 (3.67%) SAP
7 14 (3.42%) IBM
8 11 (2.69%) i2
9 10 (2.44%) Google
10 9 (2.20%) VMware
11 8 (1.96%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.71%) ArcSight
12 7 (1.71%) Rapid7
12 7 (1.71%) Splunk
13 5 (1.22%) NetApp
13 5 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (0.98%) Cisco
14 4 (0.98%) Siemens
15 3 (0.73%) Citrix
15 3 (0.73%) Luciad
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