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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 473 458 433
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -25
Contract jobs citing GIS 174 183 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.33% 0.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.43% 1.43% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 77 110
Median daily rate £430 £425 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +12.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £296 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £441 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
+10.31% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 11 13
Median hourly rate £21.00 £15.30 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.29% -15.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £11.50 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £22.50 £41.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.21 £12.00 £12.25
% change year-on-year
+68.37% -2.04%

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
12131 12763 12597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.82% 22.87% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8221 8220 7924
Median daily rate £425 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 168 219
Median hourly rate £34.25 £32.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £15.35 £14.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.09 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -7.14%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 3 May 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 -54 130 £413 -2.94% 33
Scotland +20 45 £475 +25.41% 3
London -33 40 £375 -16.66% 17
Edinburgh +19 39 £475 +25.41% 3
North West +13 29 £413 +3.77% 3
South East -38 22 £400 +8.10% 4
Manchester - 19 £475 - 3
Berkshire -9 11 £400 -8.57%
Cheshire -13 10 £263 -33.54%
North East -41 9 £500 +17.64% 1
South West -4 8 £438 -35.18% 1
Tyne and Wear -27 8 £500 +53.84%
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 8 £500 +53.84%
Reading -11 7 £400 -15.78%
City of London +36 6 £500 -23.07% 2
Wales -1 6 £375 -9.09% 1
West Midlands -4 6 £400 -13.51%
East Midlands - 6 £350 -
Warwickshire +2 4 £400 -
Chester -1 4 £250 -50.00%
South Wales -4 4 £350 -18.08%
Midlands - 4 £450 -
Warwick - 4 £400 -
Taunton +24 3 £406 -44.72%
Buckinghamshire +9 3 £590 -
Somerset +8 3 £406 -44.72%
East Sussex -2 3 £255 -31.08%
Nottinghamshire - 3 £300 -
Nottingham - 3 £300 -
Yorkshire 0 2 £188 -42.30% 4

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 108 (29.83%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (25.69%) JavaScript
3 89 (24.59%) Java
4 79 (21.82%) Open Source
5 77 (21.27%) ArcGIS
6 75 (20.72%) ESRI
7 74 (20.44%) Python
8 72 (19.89%) SQL
9 67 (18.51%) Microsoft
10 65 (17.96%) AngularJS
11 60 (16.57%) Web Services
11 60 (16.57%) Security Cleared
11 60 (16.57%) GeoServer
12 55 (15.19%) PostGIS
12 55 (15.19%) Oracle
13 49 (13.54%) HTML
14 45 (12.43%) OpenLayers
15 44 (12.15%) .NET
15 44 (12.15%) REST
16 43 (11.88%) Scrum
17 42 (11.60%) SQL Server
17 42 (11.60%) CSS
17 42 (11.60%) jQuery
18 41 (11.33%) Windows
19 38 (10.50%) MS Excel
19 38 (10.50%) Management Information System
20 37 (10.22%) SDLC
21 35 (9.67%) Migration
22 33 (9.12%) Analytics
22 33 (9.12%) Leaflet

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 77 (21.27%) ArcGIS
2 60 (16.57%) GeoServer
3 22 (6.08%) SAS
4 15 (4.14%) Oracle Spatial
5 11 (3.04%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.49%) ArcSDE
6 9 (2.49%) Node.js
7 7 (1.93%) CMS
8 6 (1.66%) Smallworld
8 6 (1.66%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.66%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.38%) IIS
10 4 (1.10%) WebSphere Portal
11 2 (0.55%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.55%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.55%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.55%) Oracle UPK
12 1 (0.28%) ArcIMS
12 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 38 (10.50%) MS Excel
2 24 (6.63%) MS Office
3 11 (3.04%) SPSS
4 8 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.66%) ArcView
5 6 (1.66%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.38%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (1.10%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.83%) MS Project
9 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (1.93%) Maximo
2 4 (1.10%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.83%) SAP Payroll
4 2 (0.55%) Primavera
5 1 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.38%) IaaS
2 4 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.83%) Office 365
3 3 (0.83%) PaaS
3 3 (0.83%) SaaS
4 2 (0.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.76%) Remote Desktop
2 9 (2.49%) Internet
3 5 (1.38%) Firewall
3 5 (1.38%) SAN
3 5 (1.38%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.10%) DNS
4 4 (1.10%) VPN
4 4 (1.10%) WAN
5 3 (0.83%) 3G
5 3 (0.83%) 4G
5 3 (0.83%) Broadband
5 3 (0.83%) FTP
5 3 (0.83%) Intranet
5 3 (0.83%) LAN
5 3 (0.83%) tcpdump
5 3 (0.83%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.55%) DHCP
6 2 (0.55%) DMZ
6 2 (0.55%) Extranet
6 2 (0.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (11.60%) SQL Server
2 30 (8.29%) NoSQL
3 24 (6.63%) QGIS
4 19 (5.25%) Hadoop
5 14 (3.87%) Big Data
6 13 (3.59%) Data Mining
7 10 (2.76%) MS Access
7 10 (2.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 9 (2.49%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.93%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (1.66%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.66%) Oracle BI EE
10 6 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.38%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.38%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 30 (8.29%) Selenium
2 29 (8.01%) Cucumber
3 28 (7.73%) Maven
4 25 (6.91%) Gradle
4 25 (6.91%) JBehave
4 25 (6.91%) JIRA
5 15 (4.14%) Visual Studio
6 10 (2.76%) Jenkins
6 10 (2.76%) Rational DOORS
7 8 (2.21%) Git (software)
8 6 (1.66%) GitLab
9 5 (1.38%) Subversion
10 4 (1.10%) ClearCase
10 4 (1.10%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.83%) Appium
11 3 (0.83%) JMeter
11 3 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.83%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.83%) Zephyr
General
1 20 (5.52%) Telecoms
2 19 (5.25%) Finance
3 8 (2.21%) Local Government
4 6 (1.66%) Legal
4 6 (1.66%) Marketing
5 2 (0.55%) Avionics
5 2 (0.55%) Banking
5 2 (0.55%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.55%) Military
6 1 (0.28%) Back Office
6 1 (0.28%) Games
6 1 (0.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 95 (26.24%) Developer
2 76 (20.99%) Analyst
3 63 (17.40%) GIS Developer
4 27 (7.46%) Architect
5 24 (6.63%) Consultant
5 24 (6.63%) Data Analyst
5 24 (6.63%) GIS Technician
6 20 (5.52%) Business Analyst
7 18 (4.97%) GIS Consultant
8 17 (4.70%) GIS Analyst
8 17 (4.70%) Project Manager
9 15 (4.14%) Data Technician
10 14 (3.87%) Integration Engineer
10 14 (3.87%) Systems Engineer
11 11 (3.04%) .NET Developer
11 11 (3.04%) Angular Developer
11 11 (3.04%) SQL Analyst
12 10 (2.76%) Java Developer
12 10 (2.76%) Systems Integration Engineer
13 9 (2.49%) GIS Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (17.96%) AngularJS
2 60 (16.57%) Web Services
3 55 (15.19%) PostGIS
4 49 (13.54%) HTML
5 45 (12.43%) OpenLayers
6 44 (12.15%) .NET
6 44 (12.15%) REST
7 42 (11.60%) CSS
7 42 (11.60%) jQuery
8 33 (9.12%) Leaflet
9 32 (8.84%) HTML5
10 19 (5.25%) Dojo
11 16 (4.42%) CSS3
12 15 (4.14%) ASP.NET
12 15 (4.14%) D3.js
13 10 (2.76%) .NET Framework
13 10 (2.76%) Spring
14 8 (2.21%) Ajax
14 8 (2.21%) Entity Framework
14 8 (2.21%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.50%) Management Information System
2 28 (7.73%) User Experience
3 24 (6.63%) Mobile App
4 20 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (4.42%) Mathematics
6 13 (3.59%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.49%) Visualisation
8 8 (2.21%) Data Integration
9 7 (1.93%) Data Extraction
9 7 (1.93%) Statistics
10 6 (1.66%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.38%) SCADA
12 3 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
12 3 (0.83%) LLPG
12 3 (0.83%) NHS
13 2 (0.55%) 3D Graphics
13 2 (0.55%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.55%) Economics
13 2 (0.55%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.55%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 41 (11.33%) Windows
2 24 (6.63%) Linux
2 24 (6.63%) Windows Server
3 16 (4.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (3.31%) Windows 7
5 11 (3.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (2.49%) Unix
7 7 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.10%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.28%) Android
9 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (29.83%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (21.82%) Open Source
3 43 (11.88%) Scrum
4 37 (10.22%) SDLC
5 35 (9.67%) Migration
6 33 (9.12%) Analytics
7 30 (8.29%) Asset Management
7 30 (8.29%) Data Analysis
8 27 (7.46%) MVC
9 26 (7.18%) Project Management
10 23 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (6.08%) BDD
12 21 (5.80%) TDD
13 20 (5.52%) Data Migration
13 20 (5.52%) TOGAF
13 20 (5.52%) UML
14 16 (4.42%) Microservices
14 16 (4.42%) Service Delivery
14 16 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (4.42%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 93 (25.69%) JavaScript
2 89 (24.59%) Java
3 74 (20.44%) Python
4 72 (19.89%) SQL
5 32 (8.84%) C#
6 23 (6.35%) C
7 11 (3.04%) PL/SQL
7 11 (3.04%) SAS Macro
8 9 (2.49%) VBA
9 6 (1.66%) PHP
10 4 (1.10%) C++
11 3 (0.83%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.83%) Scala
11 3 (0.83%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.83%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.55%) MapBasic
12 2 (0.55%) R
12 2 (0.55%) Ruby
13 1 (0.28%) Perl
Qualifications
1 60 (16.57%) Security Cleared
2 31 (8.56%) DV Cleared
3 25 (6.91%) SC Cleared
4 20 (5.52%) Degree
5 10 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (2.21%) SAS Certification
7 7 (1.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.10%) ISEB
8 4 (1.10%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.83%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.83%) CFCE
9 3 (0.83%) EnCE
9 3 (0.83%) GCFA
9 3 (0.83%) GCFE
9 3 (0.83%) GIAC
9 3 (0.83%) MCSE
10 2 (0.55%) MCITP
10 2 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.29%) QA
2 12 (3.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (2.76%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.10%) BS7666
5 3 (0.83%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.55%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 19 (5.25%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.66%) Docker
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (0.83%) EnCase
1 3 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.28%) Ansible
2 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.28%) Oozie
2 1 (0.28%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 75 (20.72%) ESRI
2 67 (18.51%) Microsoft
3 55 (15.19%) Oracle
4 27 (7.46%) Mapinfo
5 16 (4.42%) IBM
5 16 (4.42%) Tableau
6 11 (3.04%) i2
7 9 (2.49%) Google
7 9 (2.49%) SAP
8 7 (1.93%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.10%) Citrix
10 4 (1.10%) Fujitsu
10 4 (1.10%) Luciad
10 4 (1.10%) Lumension
10 4 (1.10%) Sophos
10 4 (1.10%) VMware
10 4 (1.10%) Zend
11 3 (0.83%) ArcSight
11 3 (0.83%) Splunk
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