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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 431 450 434
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -16
Contract jobs citing GIS 235 198 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.35% 0.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.95% 1.49% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 92 101
Median daily rate £375 £374 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.33% +0.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £203 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 8
Median hourly rate £9.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.42% -2.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-32.14% -12.50%

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
12029 13253 11849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.26% 23.27% 21.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8018 8618 7315
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 £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 187 198
Median hourly rate £31.95 £27.78 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.01% +1.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £52.17 £52.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.28% +14.00%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -13 141 £350 -12.50% 40
Scotland +70 92 £375 +66.66% 4
Edinburgh +61 85 £413 +230.00% 4
London -5 34 £350 -18.60% 15
South East -22 33 £400 +2.56% 5
North West +28 31 £420 +13.51% 3
Berkshire +3 27 £400 +6.66% 1
Manchester +12 24 £475 -
Reading +11 21 £400 -3.03% 1
East of England +22 14 £350 -26.31% 4
West Midlands - 9 £204 - 2
East Midlands -1 8 £265 -3.63% 2
South West -20 8 £325 -21.21% 4
Solihull - 7 £250 -
Wales -4 6 £385 +18.46%
Essex +8 5 £350 -
Liverpool - 5 - -
Merseyside - 5 - -
City of London +47 4 £389 +12.68% 1
Cambridgeshire +19 4 £350 - 4
Wiltshire - 4 £356 -
Bracknell - 4 - -
Chelmsford - 4 £350 -
South Wales +8 3 £350 -16.66%
Bedfordshire +6 3 £300 -
Glasgow +2 3 £375 +15.38%
Nottinghamshire 0 3 £233 -9.26% 1
Nottingham -1 3 £233 -19.13%
Swindon - 3 £356 -
Derbyshire - 3 - - 1

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 153 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (30.39%) ESRI
2 124 (30.39%) JavaScript
3 112 (27.45%) Java
4 108 (26.47%) Python
5 99 (24.26%) PostGIS
6 90 (22.06%) GeoServer
6 90 (22.06%) Scrum
7 79 (19.36%) Open Source
8 73 (17.89%) OpenLayers
9 64 (15.69%) Spatial Data
10 62 (15.20%) Leaflet
10 62 (15.20%) Web Services
11 61 (14.95%) AngularJS
12 60 (14.71%) REST
13 59 (14.46%) ArcGIS
14 55 (13.48%) Jenkins
15 52 (12.75%) SQL
15 52 (12.75%) Microsoft
16 48 (11.76%) User Experience
17 47 (11.52%) HTML
17 47 (11.52%) Cucumber
17 47 (11.52%) JIRA
18 46 (11.27%) Selenium
18 46 (11.27%) SDLC
19 45 (11.03%) Maven
19 45 (11.03%) CSS
20 44 (10.78%) TDD
21 43 (10.54%) JBehave
21 43 (10.54%) Gradle

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 90 (22.06%) GeoServer
2 59 (14.46%) ArcGIS
3 18 (4.41%) SAS
4 14 (3.43%) Oracle Spatial
5 9 (2.21%) CMS
6 8 (1.96%) IIS
6 8 (1.96%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.72%) Drupal
8 5 (1.23%) Smallworld
9 4 (0.98%) ArcSDE
10 3 (0.74%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.49%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.49%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.49%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.49%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.49%) Oracle UPK
11 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.49%) WordPress
12 1 (0.25%) Documentum
12 1 (0.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 27 (6.62%) MS Excel
2 25 (6.13%) MS Office
3 12 (2.94%) SPSS
4 8 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.47%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.74%) MS Project
8 1 (0.25%) ArcView
8 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.25%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 10 (2.45%) Maximo
2 4 (0.98%) Primavera
3 3 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.49%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.49%) OpenLink RightAngle
4 2 (0.49%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.49%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.49%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.25%) SAP CS
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.98%) IaaS
1 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.74%) iTunes
2 3 (0.74%) Office 365
3 2 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.49%) Boomi
3 2 (0.49%) Force.com
3 2 (0.49%) GitHub
3 2 (0.49%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.25%) PaaS
4 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.19%) Internet
2 10 (2.45%) Remote Desktop
3 9 (2.21%) Firewall
4 7 (1.72%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.72%) tcpdump
4 7 (1.72%) Wireshark
5 6 (1.47%) GPON
6 5 (1.23%) 2G
6 5 (1.23%) 3G
6 5 (1.23%) 4G
7 4 (0.98%) ATM
7 4 (0.98%) SAN
7 4 (0.98%) VPN
8 3 (0.74%) DNS
8 3 (0.74%) SDH
9 2 (0.49%) Broadband
9 2 (0.49%) DHCP
9 2 (0.49%) DMZ
9 2 (0.49%) Intranet
9 2 (0.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (15.69%) Spatial Data
2 37 (9.07%) NoSQL
3 33 (8.09%) QGIS
4 21 (5.15%) SQL Server
5 20 (4.90%) Hadoop
6 17 (4.17%) Big Data
7 14 (3.43%) MongoDB
8 11 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (2.45%) Data Mining
9 10 (2.45%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 7 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.23%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.98%) MySQL
13 3 (0.74%) Base SAS
13 3 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
13 3 (0.74%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 55 (13.48%) Jenkins
2 47 (11.52%) Cucumber
2 47 (11.52%) JIRA
3 46 (11.27%) Selenium
4 45 (11.03%) Maven
5 43 (10.54%) Gradle
5 43 (10.54%) JBehave
6 31 (7.60%) Artifactory
7 25 (6.13%) Git (software)
8 10 (2.45%) Subversion
9 8 (1.96%) Hudson
10 7 (1.72%) Bower
10 7 (1.72%) DBeaver
11 6 (1.47%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (1.23%) Visual Studio
13 4 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.98%) GitLab
14 3 (0.74%) TeamCity
14 3 (0.74%) WebDriver
15 2 (0.49%) Mercurial
General
1 23 (5.64%) Telecoms
2 19 (4.66%) Finance
3 8 (1.96%) Local Government
4 4 (0.98%) Marketing
4 4 (0.98%) Retail
5 3 (0.74%) Banking
5 3 (0.74%) Legal
5 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.49%) Avionics
6 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.49%) Military
7 1 (0.25%) Back Office
7 1 (0.25%) Billing
7 1 (0.25%) Electronics
7 1 (0.25%) Games
7 1 (0.25%) Law
7 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 124 (30.39%) Developer
2 86 (21.08%) GIS Developer
3 75 (18.38%) Analyst
4 32 (7.84%) Consultant
5 29 (7.11%) Architect
6 26 (6.37%) Web Developer
7 24 (5.88%) Business Analyst
7 24 (5.88%) GIS Technician
8 18 (4.41%) Data Analyst
8 18 (4.41%) GIS Analyst
8 18 (4.41%) GIS Web Developer
9 17 (4.17%) Data Architect
9 17 (4.17%) Project Manager
10 16 (3.92%) Data Technician
11 15 (3.68%) GIS Consultant
11 15 (3.68%) Java Developer
12 14 (3.43%) Open Source Developer
13 11 (2.70%) Security Analyst
14 9 (2.21%) GIS Business Analyst
14 9 (2.21%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (24.26%) PostGIS
2 73 (17.89%) OpenLayers
3 62 (15.20%) Leaflet
3 62 (15.20%) Web Services
4 61 (14.95%) AngularJS
5 60 (14.71%) REST
6 47 (11.52%) HTML
7 45 (11.03%) CSS
8 39 (9.56%) jQuery
9 34 (8.33%) .NET
10 25 (6.13%) HTML5
11 16 (3.92%) Node.js
12 15 (3.68%) ASP.NET
13 13 (3.19%) CSS3
14 12 (2.94%) Ajax
15 9 (2.21%) Backbone.js
15 9 (2.21%) Sass
16 8 (1.96%) D3.js
16 8 (1.96%) Flask
16 8 (1.96%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 48 (11.76%) User Experience
2 26 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 20 (4.90%) Mobile App
5 17 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 16 (3.92%) Mathematics
7 9 (2.21%) SCADA
8 8 (1.96%) Statistics
9 7 (1.72%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (1.72%) Visualisation
10 5 (1.23%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (1.23%) LLPG
11 4 (0.98%) Data Integration
11 4 (0.98%) iPad
11 4 (0.98%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.74%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.74%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.74%) iPhone
12 3 (0.74%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 38 (9.31%) Windows
2 29 (7.11%) Linux
3 16 (3.92%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.47%) Unix
7 5 (1.23%) Android
7 5 (1.23%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.98%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.25%) AIX
9 1 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (22.06%) Scrum
3 79 (19.36%) Open Source
4 46 (11.27%) SDLC
5 44 (10.78%) TDD
6 38 (9.31%) BDD
7 34 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 33 (8.09%) TOGAF
9 32 (7.84%) Web Development
10 31 (7.60%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (7.35%) Project Management
12 28 (6.86%) MVC
13 24 (5.88%) Analytics
14 23 (5.64%) Data Analysis
14 23 (5.64%) Information Architecture
15 22 (5.39%) Asset Management
15 22 (5.39%) Migration
16 20 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
16 20 (4.90%) Enterprise Architecture
17 17 (4.17%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 124 (30.39%) JavaScript
2 112 (27.45%) Java
3 108 (26.47%) Python
4 52 (12.75%) SQL
5 27 (6.62%) C#
6 15 (3.68%) C
7 13 (3.19%) PL/SQL
8 12 (2.94%) PHP
9 9 (2.21%) Perl
9 9 (2.21%) SAS Macro
10 8 (1.96%) CoffeeScript
11 7 (1.72%) Ruby
12 5 (1.23%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.74%) C++
13 3 (0.74%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.49%) R
14 2 (0.49%) Scala
14 2 (0.49%) VB
14 2 (0.49%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.49%) VB6
Qualifications
1 37 (9.07%) Security Cleared
2 33 (8.09%) Degree
3 18 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 17 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 8 (1.96%) SAS Certification
6 7 (1.72%) CFCE
6 7 (1.72%) EnCE
6 7 (1.72%) GCFA
6 7 (1.72%) GCFE
6 7 (1.72%) GIAC
7 5 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.23%) CISSP
8 3 (0.74%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.74%) PMP
9 2 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.49%) MCITP
9 2 (0.49%) MCSE
9 2 (0.49%) MCTS
9 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (8.09%) QA
2 26 (6.37%) WCAG
3 9 (2.21%) Data Quality
3 9 (2.21%) JSP 440
4 7 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.98%) GxP
5 4 (0.98%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.74%) BS7666
7 2 (0.49%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.49%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.45%) GeoWebCache
3 4 (0.98%) Docker
4 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 35 (8.58%) Ansible
2 7 (1.72%) EnCase
3 1 (0.25%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.25%) Oozie
Vendors
1 124 (30.39%) ESRI
2 52 (12.75%) Microsoft
3 35 (8.58%) Oracle
4 24 (5.88%) Mapinfo
5 18 (4.41%) SAP
6 14 (3.43%) IBM
7 10 (2.45%) Tableau
8 9 (2.21%) i2
8 9 (2.21%) VMware
9 8 (1.96%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.72%) ArcSight
10 7 (1.72%) Google
10 7 (1.72%) Rapid7
10 7 (1.72%) Splunk
11 4 (0.98%) Cisco
11 4 (0.98%) Citrix
11 4 (0.98%) Siemens
12 3 (0.74%) Dell
12 3 (0.74%) iManage
12 3 (0.74%) ServiceNow
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