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 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 477 473 440
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -33
Contract jobs citing GIS 165 165 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.30% 0.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.42% 1.32% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 67 119
Median daily rate £420 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £635 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 8
Median hourly rate £13.75 £15.35 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.39% -5.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.38 £11.60 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £22.40 £29.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £13.25 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +26.19%

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
11659 12477 11820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.71% 23.02% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7910 8117 7537
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 163 205
Median hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.30 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £46.73 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.00% -23.07%

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 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 25 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 25 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 -51 113 £400 -11.11% 23
Scotland +36 58 £475 +94.87% 3
Edinburgh +38 53 £475 +94.87% 3
North West +9 29 £475 +12.75% 3
London -10 29 £350 -26.31% 7
South East -41 24 £400 - 3
Manchester - 23 £475 -
Berkshire -14 13 £400 - 2
Reading -12 10 £400 -8.57% 2
West Midlands -1 9 £400 -13.51% 1
East Midlands +19 8 £350 +53.84% 1
Wales +8 8 £375 -11.76%
Cheshire -12 5 £256 -30.27% 2
South West -13 5 £319 -52.77% 2
South Wales -2 4 £350 -17.64%
Warwickshire - 4 £400 -
Warwick - 4 £400 -
East of England -2 3 £550 +22.22% 2
Hampshire -5 3 £248 -36.94%
Nottinghamshire - 3 £300 - 1
Nottingham - 3 £300 -
Midlands - 3 £450 -
Solihull - 3 - - 1
Mid Wales - 3 £400 -
Aberystwyth - 3 £400 -
Ceredigion - 3 £400 -
Cambridgeshire +11 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +4 2 £590 +13.46%
Leicestershire +3 2 £350 +233.33%
Knutsford -7 2 - - 1

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 128 (34.22%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (30.48%) JavaScript
3 106 (28.34%) Java
4 92 (24.60%) ESRI
5 90 (24.06%) Python
6 89 (23.80%) Open Source
7 78 (20.86%) GeoServer
8 75 (20.05%) PostGIS
8 75 (20.05%) Web Services
9 73 (19.52%) SQL
10 72 (19.25%) AngularJS
11 69 (18.45%) ArcGIS
12 62 (16.58%) OpenLayers
13 61 (16.31%) Microsoft
14 60 (16.04%) Scrum
15 58 (15.51%) Security Cleared
16 57 (15.24%) REST
17 53 (14.17%) HTML
18 52 (13.90%) Oracle
19 47 (12.57%) CSS
19 47 (12.57%) Leaflet
20 46 (12.30%) SDLC
20 46 (12.30%) jQuery
21 44 (11.76%) .NET
22 40 (10.70%) Windows
22 40 (10.70%) NoSQL
22 40 (10.70%) Maven
22 40 (10.70%) Selenium
23 39 (10.43%) Cucumber
24 38 (10.16%) User Experience

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 78 (20.86%) GeoServer
2 69 (18.45%) ArcGIS
3 21 (5.61%) SAS
4 15 (4.01%) Oracle Spatial
5 14 (3.74%) Node.js
6 10 (2.67%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.87%) Smallworld
7 7 (1.87%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.60%) IIS
9 5 (1.34%) CMS
9 5 (1.34%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.07%) WebSphere Portal
11 3 (0.80%) ArcSDE
12 2 (0.53%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.53%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.53%) Drupal
12 2 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.53%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.53%) Oracle UPK
13 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 33 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 25 (6.68%) MS Office
3 11 (2.94%) SPSS
4 9 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.07%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.80%) MS Project
8 1 (0.27%) ArcView
8 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (2.14%) Maximo
2 4 (1.07%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.80%) SAP Payroll
4 2 (0.53%) Primavera
5 1 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.34%) IaaS
2 4 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.80%) PaaS
3 3 (0.80%) SaaS
4 2 (0.53%) GitHub
4 2 (0.53%) Office 365
5 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.27%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.67%) Internet
1 10 (2.67%) Remote Desktop
2 5 (1.34%) Firewall
3 4 (1.07%) DNS
3 4 (1.07%) SAN
3 4 (1.07%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.07%) VPN
4 3 (0.80%) 3G
4 3 (0.80%) 4G
4 3 (0.80%) FTP
4 3 (0.80%) Intranet
4 3 (0.80%) tcpdump
4 3 (0.80%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.53%) Broadband
5 2 (0.53%) DMZ
5 2 (0.53%) Extranet
5 2 (0.53%) PABX
5 2 (0.53%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.53%) SSL
5 2 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (10.70%) NoSQL
2 32 (8.56%) SQL Server
3 27 (7.22%) QGIS
4 20 (5.35%) Hadoop
5 14 (3.74%) Big Data
6 12 (3.21%) MongoDB
7 11 (2.94%) Data Mining
8 10 (2.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 8 (2.14%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.87%) Oracle BI EE
10 7 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (1.34%) MS Access
12 5 (1.34%) Relational Database
12 5 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 40 (10.70%) Maven
1 40 (10.70%) Selenium
2 39 (10.43%) Cucumber
3 37 (9.89%) Gradle
3 37 (9.89%) JBehave
3 37 (9.89%) JIRA
4 27 (7.22%) Jenkins
5 14 (3.74%) Git (software)
6 12 (3.21%) Visual Studio
7 11 (2.94%) Artifactory
7 11 (2.94%) Subversion
8 8 (2.14%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (1.60%) GitLab
9 6 (1.60%) Hudson
10 5 (1.34%) Bower
10 5 (1.34%) DBeaver
11 4 (1.07%) ClearCase
11 4 (1.07%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.80%) JMeter
12 3 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (5.08%) Telecoms
2 18 (4.81%) Finance
3 8 (2.14%) Local Government
4 5 (1.34%) Legal
4 5 (1.34%) Marketing
5 3 (0.80%) Banking
6 2 (0.53%) Avionics
6 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.53%) Military
7 1 (0.27%) Back Office
7 1 (0.27%) Games
7 1 (0.27%) Law
7 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 117 (31.28%) Developer
2 82 (21.93%) GIS Developer
3 67 (17.91%) Analyst
4 28 (7.49%) Architect
5 25 (6.68%) Consultant
6 21 (5.61%) GIS Technician
7 18 (4.81%) Business Analyst
7 18 (4.81%) Data Analyst
8 16 (4.28%) GIS Analyst
8 16 (4.28%) GIS Consultant
9 15 (4.01%) Data Technician
9 15 (4.01%) Project Manager
10 13 (3.48%) Java Developer
10 13 (3.48%) Systems Engineer
11 12 (3.21%) .NET Developer
11 12 (3.21%) Data Architect
11 12 (3.21%) Integration Engineer
11 12 (3.21%) Web Developer
12 11 (2.94%) C# Developer
13 10 (2.67%) GIS Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (20.05%) PostGIS
1 75 (20.05%) Web Services
2 72 (19.25%) AngularJS
3 62 (16.58%) OpenLayers
4 57 (15.24%) REST
5 53 (14.17%) HTML
6 47 (12.57%) CSS
6 47 (12.57%) Leaflet
7 46 (12.30%) jQuery
8 44 (11.76%) .NET
9 31 (8.29%) HTML5
10 17 (4.55%) ASP.NET
10 17 (4.55%) Dojo
11 15 (4.01%) CSS3
11 15 (4.01%) D3.js
12 10 (2.67%) .NET Framework
12 10 (2.67%) Spring
13 8 (2.14%) Ajax
13 8 (2.14%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (2.14%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.16%) User Experience
2 32 (8.56%) Management Information System
3 22 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 21 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (4.55%) Mathematics
6 13 (3.48%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.14%) Visualisation
8 7 (1.87%) Data Integration
8 7 (1.87%) Statistics
9 5 (1.34%) SCADA
10 3 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.80%) Data Extraction
10 3 (0.80%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.80%) Economics
10 3 (0.80%) NHS
11 2 (0.53%) 3D Graphics
11 2 (0.53%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.53%) LLPG
11 2 (0.53%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.53%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 40 (10.70%) Windows
2 32 (8.56%) Linux
3 22 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 14 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (2.67%) Unix
5 10 (2.67%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.80%) Android
8 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.27%) AIX
9 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.27%) Solaris
9 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (34.22%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (23.80%) Open Source
3 60 (16.04%) Scrum
4 46 (12.30%) SDLC
5 34 (9.09%) TDD
6 32 (8.56%) Analytics
6 32 (8.56%) Migration
7 31 (8.29%) MVC
8 30 (8.02%) BDD
9 29 (7.75%) Data Analysis
9 29 (7.75%) Project Management
10 27 (7.22%) Asset Management
11 24 (6.42%) TOGAF
12 23 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
13 22 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (5.35%) Data Migration
14 20 (5.35%) Microservices
14 20 (5.35%) Web Development
15 17 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 114 (30.48%) JavaScript
2 106 (28.34%) Java
3 90 (24.06%) Python
4 73 (19.52%) SQL
5 34 (9.09%) C#
6 28 (7.49%) C
7 17 (4.55%) PL/SQL
8 11 (2.94%) SAS Macro
9 7 (1.87%) Perl
10 6 (1.60%) CoffeeScript
11 5 (1.34%) PHP
12 3 (0.80%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.80%) Ruby
12 3 (0.80%) Scala
12 3 (0.80%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.80%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.80%) VBA
13 2 (0.53%) R
13 2 (0.53%) VB
13 2 (0.53%) VB6
Qualifications
1 58 (15.51%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.56%) DV Cleared
3 24 (6.42%) SC Cleared
4 20 (5.35%) Degree
5 9 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.14%) SAS Certification
7 5 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.07%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.80%) CFCE
9 3 (0.80%) EnCE
9 3 (0.80%) GCFA
9 3 (0.80%) GCFE
9 3 (0.80%) GIAC
10 2 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.53%) MCITP
10 2 (0.53%) MCSE
10 2 (0.53%) MCTS
10 2 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (9.89%) QA
2 12 (3.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (2.67%) WCAG
4 8 (2.14%) JSP 440
5 7 (1.87%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.07%) BS7666
7 2 (0.53%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.27%) GxP
System Software
1 21 (5.61%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.60%) Docker
3 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (2.94%) Ansible
2 3 (0.80%) EnCase
2 3 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.27%) Oozie
3 1 (0.27%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 92 (24.60%) ESRI
2 61 (16.31%) Microsoft
3 52 (13.90%) Oracle
4 27 (7.22%) Mapinfo
5 16 (4.28%) IBM
5 16 (4.28%) Tableau
6 11 (2.94%) i2
7 10 (2.67%) Google
8 9 (2.41%) VMware
9 8 (2.14%) Red Hat
9 8 (2.14%) SAP
10 5 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.07%) Fujitsu
11 4 (1.07%) Luciad
11 4 (1.07%) Lumension
11 4 (1.07%) NetApp
11 4 (1.07%) Sophos
12 3 (0.80%) Rapid7
12 3 (0.80%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.80%) Splunk
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