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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK
Rank 420 427 475
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +48
Contract jobs citing GIS 167 196 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.38% 0.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.68% 1.68% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 70 73
Median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 41 12
Median hourly rate £9.50 £19.50 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.28% -21.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.50 £19.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-51.89% +46.29%

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
9942 11634 11622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.31% 22.44% 22.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6700 7818 7526
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 212 164
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £13.85 £15.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £60.62 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.18% -15.38%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +37 135 £340 -15.00% 37
South East +31 50 £275 -30.81% 9
London -20 25 £350 -14.63% 9
Berkshire +20 24 £475 +26.66% 1
North West +38 19 £275 -14.39% 4
Scotland +7 18 £438 +11.11% 2
Reading +11 17 £475 +26.66% 1
Edinburgh +2 15 £438 +2.94% 1
Yorkshire +25 14 - - 4
Buckinghamshire +12 13 - - 3
Cheshire +34 12 £275 - 1
Leeds +19 12 - - 2
Wales +19 12 £406 -9.72%
West Yorkshire +17 12 - - 2
South Wales - 12 £406 -
North East -9 10 £340 -34.61% 1
Hampshire +14 8 £275 -30.37% 2
Tyne and Wear -9 8 £445 -14.42%
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 8 £445 -14.42%
East of England +10 7 £195 -62.85% 5
Newport - 7 £450 -
Surrey +13 5 £286 - 1
South West +5 5 £375 +3.44% 1
Cardiff - 5 £400 -
Merseyside +1 4 £208 -35.40% 1
Aylesbury -1 4 - - 2
Liverpool -2 4 £208 - 1
Thatcham - 4 - -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 4 £286 -
Chester +5 3 £275 -

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 87 (24.65%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (18.41%) ArcGIS
3 64 (18.13%) Microsoft
4 63 (17.85%) Degree
5 59 (16.71%) SQL
5 59 (16.71%) ESRI
6 57 (16.15%) Python
7 56 (15.86%) JavaScript
8 52 (14.73%) Scrum
9 49 (13.88%) Java
10 47 (13.31%) Analytical Skills
11 44 (12.46%) Spatial Data
12 36 (10.20%) PostGIS
12 36 (10.20%) MS Excel
13 35 (9.92%) Telecoms
14 34 (9.63%) Finance
14 34 (9.63%) MS Office
14 34 (9.63%) GeoServer
14 34 (9.63%) OpenLayers
15 32 (9.07%) Web Services
15 32 (9.07%) BDD
16 30 (8.50%) QGIS
17 29 (8.22%) JIRA
17 29 (8.22%) QA
17 29 (8.22%) Mapinfo
17 29 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
18 28 (7.93%) Management Information System
18 28 (7.93%) AngularJS
18 28 (7.93%) Leaflet
19 27 (7.65%) TDD

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 65 (18.41%) ArcGIS
2 34 (9.63%) GeoServer
3 9 (2.55%) SAS
3 9 (2.55%) Smallworld
4 7 (1.98%) IIS
5 5 (1.42%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.42%) CMS
6 4 (1.13%) Apache
6 4 (1.13%) ArcSDE
6 4 (1.13%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (1.13%) Oracle Spatial
7 2 (0.57%) Documentum
7 2 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.57%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.57%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.28%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.28%) Predix
8 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 34 (9.63%) MS Office
3 7 (1.98%) Stata
4 3 (0.85%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.85%) SPSS
5 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.28%) Weka
Business Applications
1 14 (3.97%) Maximo
2 4 (1.13%) Oracle Utilities
3 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.28%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.28%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.85%) Heroku
3 1 (0.28%) Boomi
3 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.28%) PaaS
3 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.83%) Internet
2 5 (1.42%) GPON
3 3 (0.85%) 2G
3 3 (0.85%) 4G
3 3 (0.85%) Intranet
3 3 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.57%) 3G
4 2 (0.57%) ATM
4 2 (0.57%) Firewall
4 2 (0.57%) SDH
5 1 (0.28%) DHCP
5 1 (0.28%) Extranet
5 1 (0.28%) LAN
5 1 (0.28%) MPLS
5 1 (0.28%) Network Security
5 1 (0.28%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.28%) SSH
5 1 (0.28%) WAN
5 1 (0.28%) WebEx
5 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.46%) Spatial Data
2 30 (8.50%) QGIS
3 20 (5.67%) SQL Server
4 18 (5.10%) NoSQL
5 13 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (2.83%) Big Data
7 9 (2.55%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.98%) Data Mining
9 6 (1.70%) Power BI
9 6 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.42%) MS Access
10 5 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.85%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.85%) Text Mining
13 2 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.57%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 29 (8.22%) JIRA
2 21 (5.95%) Cucumber
3 20 (5.67%) Jenkins
3 20 (5.67%) Selenium
4 18 (5.10%) Git (software)
5 16 (4.53%) Maven
6 14 (3.97%) Gradle
6 14 (3.97%) JBehave
7 10 (2.83%) Artifactory
8 7 (1.98%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.42%) MSI
9 5 (1.42%) Rational DOORS
9 5 (1.42%) Subversion
10 4 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.13%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.85%) Flyway
11 3 (0.85%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.57%) Babel
12 2 (0.57%) Bower
12 2 (0.57%) Protractor
General
1 35 (9.92%) Telecoms
2 34 (9.63%) Finance
3 17 (4.82%) Banking
4 11 (3.12%) Local Government
5 10 (2.83%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.42%) Legal
6 5 (1.42%) Publishing
7 2 (0.57%) Back Office
7 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.28%) Electronics
8 1 (0.28%) Front Office
8 1 (0.28%) Games
8 1 (0.28%) Marketing
8 1 (0.28%) Military
8 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 74 (20.96%) GIS Technician
2 65 (18.41%) Analyst
3 61 (17.28%) Developer
4 27 (7.65%) Architect
5 26 (7.37%) GIS Analyst
6 25 (7.08%) Java Developer
7 24 (6.80%) Data Technician
8 23 (6.52%) GIS Developer
9 21 (5.95%) Consultant
9 21 (5.95%) Data Analyst
10 20 (5.67%) Project Manager
11 18 (5.10%) JavaScript Developer
12 17 (4.82%) Angular Developer
12 17 (4.82%) Python Developer
13 15 (4.25%) GIS Architect
14 13 (3.68%) Open Source Developer
15 12 (3.40%) GIS Data Analyst
16 11 (3.12%) Solutions Architect
16 11 (3.12%) Web Developer
17 9 (2.55%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (10.20%) PostGIS
2 34 (9.63%) OpenLayers
3 32 (9.07%) Web Services
4 28 (7.93%) AngularJS
4 28 (7.93%) Leaflet
5 25 (7.08%) HTML
6 21 (5.95%) .NET
6 21 (5.95%) REST
7 14 (3.97%) CSS
7 14 (3.97%) jQuery
8 12 (3.40%) .NET Framework
9 9 (2.55%) HTML5
9 9 (2.55%) Node.js
10 8 (2.27%) Java EE
10 8 (2.27%) SignalR
11 7 (1.98%) JPA
11 7 (1.98%) SOAP
12 6 (1.70%) ASP.NET
12 6 (1.70%) Sass
12 6 (1.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.31%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.93%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.55%) Clustering
3 9 (2.55%) Computer Science
3 9 (2.55%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.27%) Statistics
5 7 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.98%) User Experience
5 7 (1.98%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.42%) Mathematics
6 5 (1.42%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.13%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.13%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (0.85%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.85%) LLPG
8 3 (0.85%) Remote Sensing
9 2 (0.57%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.57%) NHS
9 2 (0.57%) Ontologies
9 2 (0.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.10%) Windows
2 15 (4.25%) Linux
3 10 (2.83%) Unix
4 8 (2.27%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.42%) AIX
5 5 (1.42%) Android
6 4 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.85%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.57%) OS/390
8 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (24.65%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (14.73%) Scrum
3 32 (9.07%) BDD
4 29 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (7.65%) TDD
6 25 (7.08%) Project Management
7 23 (6.52%) Data Management
8 22 (6.23%) Migration
8 22 (6.23%) SDLC
9 20 (5.67%) User Stories
10 17 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (4.82%) Web Development
11 16 (4.53%) Analytics
11 16 (4.53%) Asset Management
11 16 (4.53%) Microservices
11 16 (4.53%) Open Source
11 16 (4.53%) Spatial Analysis
12 15 (4.25%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (4.25%) Data Migration
13 14 (3.97%) Open Source Development
Programming Languages
1 59 (16.71%) SQL
2 57 (16.15%) Python
3 56 (15.86%) JavaScript
4 49 (13.88%) Java
5 17 (4.82%) C#
6 13 (3.68%) R
7 6 (1.70%) VBA
8 4 (1.13%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.13%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.13%) sed
9 3 (0.85%) C
9 3 (0.85%) JCL
9 3 (0.85%) PHP
10 2 (0.57%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.57%) C++
10 2 (0.57%) CoffeeScript
10 2 (0.57%) ES6
10 2 (0.57%) Perl
10 2 (0.57%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 63 (17.85%) Degree
2 16 (4.53%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.55%) ISTQB
4 7 (1.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (1.70%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.70%) ISEB
5 6 (1.70%) Postgraduate
6 4 (1.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (1.13%) RHCSA
6 4 (1.13%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.57%) CISSP
7 2 (0.57%) GISP
7 2 (0.57%) HND
7 2 (0.57%) PhD
8 1 (0.28%) HNC
8 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.22%) QA
2 7 (1.98%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.85%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.57%) BS7666
System Software
1 4 (1.13%) Docker
2 3 (0.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.85%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (4.82%) Ansible
2 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.28%) Packer
2 1 (0.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 64 (18.13%) Microsoft
2 59 (16.71%) ESRI
3 29 (8.22%) Mapinfo
4 19 (5.38%) Oracle
5 11 (3.12%) SAP
6 7 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.42%) Alteryx
7 5 (1.42%) Tableau
8 4 (1.13%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.13%) Veritas
8 4 (1.13%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.85%) Dell
10 2 (0.57%) Adobe
10 2 (0.57%) Cisco
10 2 (0.57%) Citrix
10 2 (0.57%) Mapbox
10 2 (0.57%) OpenText
10 2 (0.57%) RapidMiner
11 1 (0.28%) Virgin Media
11 1 (0.28%) VMware
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day (Some remote working is available)
Posted: 4 days ago
County Durham
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
prosource.it
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Venturi
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago