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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 436 472 444
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -28
Contract jobs citing GIS 221 191 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.33% 0.34%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.82% 1.43% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 108 94
Median daily rate £363 £415 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.65% +27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £302 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 22 17
Median hourly rate £9.50 £12.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.49% -22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.47 £9.38 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £19.15 £26.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.50 £12.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-20.83% -20.00%

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
12122 13332 12303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.69% 22.95% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8027 8826 7790
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 200 201
Median hourly rate £36.00 £33.55 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.30% +34.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £56.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.32 £33.55 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.25% +49.11%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +18 146 £350 -12.50% 25
Scotland +63 73 £400 +23.07% 14
Edinburgh +53 55 £400 +61.61% 3
London +14 46 £325 -7.14% 10
South East +3 40 £363 -9.37% 5
Berkshire +7 25 £388 +3.33% 1
Reading +20 22 £388 -8.82% 1
Yorkshire +12 15 - -
West Yorkshire +25 14 - -
North West +4 12 £425 -10.52% 3
Leeds +16 11 - -
South West +1 9 £365 -18.88% 1
West Midlands -16 9 £438 +157.35% 1
Manchester - 9 £458 - 1
Glasgow - 9 £348 - 1
East of England -1 7 £350 -36.36% 3
Wiltshire - 7 £365 -
Hampshire +7 5 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +25 4 £95 -78.53%
South Wales +1 4 £160 -62.35%
Warwickshire 0 4 £469 +80.28%
Wales 0 4 £160 -62.35%
Fife - 4 - - 1
St Andrews - 4 - -
City of London +23 3 £388 +40.90% 1
Newport +13 3 £160 -63.21%
Essex +5 3 £344 -
West Sussex 0 3 £500 +33.33%
Aylesbury -1 3 £95 -
East Midlands -7 3 £300 +4.34% 1

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 162 (37.33%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (33.41%) ESRI
3 121 (27.88%) Python
4 116 (26.73%) Java
5 115 (26.50%) JavaScript
6 108 (24.88%) PostGIS
7 97 (22.35%) Scrum
8 95 (21.89%) GeoServer
9 86 (19.82%) OpenLayers
10 77 (17.74%) Leaflet
11 66 (15.21%) Open Source
11 66 (15.21%) Jenkins
11 66 (15.21%) Spatial Data
12 64 (14.75%) SQL
13 60 (13.82%) Web Services
14 59 (13.59%) ArcGIS
15 58 (13.36%) JIRA
16 56 (12.90%) REST
17 55 (12.67%) AngularJS
18 54 (12.44%) BDD
19 51 (11.75%) Degree
19 51 (11.75%) Microsoft
20 50 (11.52%) Ansible
21 49 (11.29%) SDLC
21 49 (11.29%) Selenium
21 49 (11.29%) TDD
21 49 (11.29%) Cucumber
22 45 (10.37%) Maven
22 45 (10.37%) Web Development
22 45 (10.37%) Artifactory

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 95 (21.89%) GeoServer
2 59 (13.59%) ArcGIS
3 13 (3.00%) IIS
4 9 (2.07%) CMS
5 7 (1.61%) Apache Spark
5 7 (1.61%) Drupal
5 7 (1.61%) Oracle Spatial
5 7 (1.61%) SAS
5 7 (1.61%) Smallworld
6 6 (1.38%) Apache
7 3 (0.69%) ArcSDE
7 3 (0.69%) Documentum
8 2 (0.46%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.46%) Joomla!
8 2 (0.46%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.46%) WordPress
9 1 (0.23%) Gentran
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 37 (8.53%) MS Excel
2 29 (6.68%) MS Office
3 6 (1.38%) Stata
4 4 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.46%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.46%) SPSS
7 1 (0.23%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.07%) Maximo
2 4 (0.92%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (0.92%) SAP PM
3 3 (0.69%) SAP CS
3 3 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.46%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.46%) OpenLink RightAngle
4 2 (0.46%) Primavera
4 2 (0.46%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.46%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.46%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (0.69%) iTunes
1 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.69%) Office 365
2 2 (0.46%) Boomi
2 2 (0.46%) Force.com
2 2 (0.46%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.46%) IaaS
3 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.23%) GitHub
3 1 (0.23%) PaaS
3 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.53%) Internet
2 7 (1.61%) Firewall
2 7 (1.61%) GPON
3 6 (1.38%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.15%) tcpdump
4 5 (1.15%) Wireshark
5 4 (0.92%) 2G
5 4 (0.92%) 3G
5 4 (0.92%) 4G
5 4 (0.92%) ATM
6 3 (0.69%) Intranet
6 3 (0.69%) SDH
7 2 (0.46%) DHCP
7 2 (0.46%) DNS
7 2 (0.46%) Network Security
7 2 (0.46%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.46%) SAN
7 2 (0.46%) VPN
8 1 (0.23%) LTE
8 1 (0.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (15.21%) Spatial Data
2 42 (9.68%) NoSQL
3 26 (5.99%) QGIS
4 21 (4.84%) Data Mining
5 18 (4.15%) Big Data
6 13 (3.00%) SQL Server
7 11 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (2.30%) MongoDB
9 9 (2.07%) Power BI
10 8 (1.84%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.38%) MySQL
11 6 (1.38%) Text Mining
12 5 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.92%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.69%) MS Access
14 3 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
14 3 (0.69%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 66 (15.21%) Jenkins
2 58 (13.36%) JIRA
3 49 (11.29%) Cucumber
3 49 (11.29%) Selenium
4 45 (10.37%) Artifactory
4 45 (10.37%) Maven
5 43 (9.91%) Gradle
5 43 (9.91%) JBehave
6 27 (6.22%) Git (software)
7 10 (2.30%) Subversion
8 8 (1.84%) Hudson
9 7 (1.61%) Bower
9 7 (1.61%) DBeaver
10 5 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (1.15%) MSI
10 5 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
10 5 (1.15%) WebDriver
11 4 (0.92%) LSMW
12 3 (0.69%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.46%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (6.68%) Finance
2 21 (4.84%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.61%) Local Government
4 4 (0.92%) Banking
4 4 (0.92%) Legal
4 4 (0.92%) Military
5 3 (0.69%) Marketing
5 3 (0.69%) Publishing
5 3 (0.69%) Retail
6 2 (0.46%) Avionics
6 2 (0.46%) Back Office
6 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.23%) Billing
7 1 (0.23%) Electronics
7 1 (0.23%) Games
7 1 (0.23%) Law
7 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 122 (28.11%) Developer
2 84 (19.35%) GIS Developer
3 76 (17.51%) Analyst
4 37 (8.53%) GIS Technician
5 34 (7.83%) Architect
5 34 (7.83%) Web Developer
6 27 (6.22%) Project Manager
7 25 (5.76%) Consultant
8 23 (5.30%) GIS Analyst
9 22 (5.07%) GIS Web Developer
10 20 (4.61%) Data Technician
11 19 (4.38%) Business Analyst
11 19 (4.38%) Java Developer
12 18 (4.15%) Data Architect
13 16 (3.69%) Data Analyst
14 14 (3.23%) JavaScript Developer
14 14 (3.23%) Open Source Developer
15 13 (3.00%) Python Developer
16 12 (2.76%) Test Analyst
17 11 (2.53%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (24.88%) PostGIS
2 86 (19.82%) OpenLayers
3 77 (17.74%) Leaflet
4 60 (13.82%) Web Services
5 56 (12.90%) REST
6 55 (12.67%) AngularJS
7 31 (7.14%) HTML
8 28 (6.45%) CSS
9 25 (5.76%) .NET
10 18 (4.15%) jQuery
11 15 (3.46%) Node.js
12 11 (2.53%) Sass
13 10 (2.30%) HTML5
14 8 (1.84%) Flask
14 8 (1.84%) Java EE
14 8 (1.84%) SOAP
15 7 (1.61%) .NET Framework
15 7 (1.61%) Ember.js
16 6 (1.38%) Ajax
16 6 (1.38%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.99%) User Experience
2 34 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.23%) Statistics
5 11 (2.53%) Mathematics
6 10 (2.30%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.30%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.30%) SCADA
6 10 (2.30%) Visualisation
7 8 (1.84%) Clustering
7 8 (1.84%) Virtual Team
8 7 (1.61%) Applied Mathematics
9 6 (1.38%) Remote Sensing
10 5 (1.15%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (1.15%) Data Integration
10 5 (1.15%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.15%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (1.15%) Neural Network
10 5 (1.15%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.76%) Windows
2 20 (4.61%) Linux
3 11 (2.53%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.61%) Windows 7
4 7 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.38%) Android
6 5 (1.15%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.15%) Unix
7 2 (0.46%) AIX
7 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (37.33%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (22.35%) Scrum
3 66 (15.21%) Open Source
4 54 (12.44%) BDD
5 49 (11.29%) SDLC
5 49 (11.29%) TDD
6 45 (10.37%) Web Development
7 40 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 37 (8.53%) Project Management
9 35 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (7.37%) Migration
11 29 (6.68%) TOGAF
12 24 (5.53%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (5.30%) Information Architecture
14 22 (5.07%) Spatial Analysis
15 21 (4.84%) PRINCE2
16 20 (4.61%) Enterprise Architecture
17 19 (4.38%) Asset Management
17 19 (4.38%) Data Analysis
18 18 (4.15%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 121 (27.88%) Python
2 116 (26.73%) Java
3 115 (26.50%) JavaScript
4 64 (14.75%) SQL
5 17 (3.92%) C#
5 17 (3.92%) PL/SQL
6 15 (3.46%) PHP
7 13 (3.00%) C
8 9 (2.07%) R
8 9 (2.07%) VBA
9 8 (1.84%) CoffeeScript
9 8 (1.84%) Perl
10 7 (1.61%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.38%) Ruby
12 3 (0.69%) C++
12 3 (0.69%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.46%) VB
13 2 (0.46%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.46%) VB6
14 1 (0.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 51 (11.75%) Degree
2 19 (4.38%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.76%) DV Cleared
4 11 (2.53%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (1.61%) CISSP
7 6 (1.38%) CFCE
7 6 (1.38%) ISEB
7 6 (1.38%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.15%) EnCE
8 5 (1.15%) GCFA
8 5 (1.15%) GCFE
8 5 (1.15%) GIAC
9 4 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.92%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.69%) HND
10 3 (0.69%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.69%) PMP
11 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.46%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.06%) QA
2 29 (6.68%) WCAG
3 13 (3.00%) Data Quality
4 9 (2.07%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.92%) GxP
5 4 (0.92%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.46%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.46%) BS7666
7 2 (0.46%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.46%) WAI
8 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 18 (4.15%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.07%) GeoWebCache
3 2 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.23%) Docker
4 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 50 (11.52%) Ansible
2 5 (1.15%) EnCase
3 4 (0.92%) Kibana
4 1 (0.23%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.23%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 145 (33.41%) ESRI
2 51 (11.75%) Microsoft
3 30 (6.91%) Oracle
4 24 (5.53%) SAP
5 21 (4.84%) Mapinfo
6 9 (2.07%) VMware
7 7 (1.61%) Google
8 6 (1.38%) Cisco
8 6 (1.38%) Citrix
9 5 (1.15%) ArcSight
9 5 (1.15%) Dell
9 5 (1.15%) Rapid7
9 5 (1.15%) Splunk
10 4 (0.92%) Facebook
10 4 (0.92%) Siemens
10 4 (0.92%) Virgin Media
11 3 (0.69%) OpenText
11 3 (0.69%) Tableau
11 3 (0.69%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.69%) Zend
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