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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK
Rank 430 439 500
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +61
Contract jobs citing GIS 165 175 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.35% 0.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.66% 1.54% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 54 50
Median daily rate £350 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £181 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £512 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £418 £400
% change year-on-year
-16.16% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 39 17
Median hourly rate £9.50 £19.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.28% -29.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.50 £19.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-51.28% -40.00%

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
9954 11379 10951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.19% 22.76% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6652 7645 7124
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 223 163
Median hourly rate £38.00 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.18% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.20 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +26 135 £331 -17.37% 43
South East +23 47 £425 +6.25% 13
Berkshire +23 29 £475 +22.58% 2
Scotland +12 25 £425 +1.79% 3
Edinburgh +9 24 £425 -3.95% 2
North West +32 22 £275 -35.29% 2
London -19 21 £350 -6.66% 6
Reading +12 17 £475 +22.58% 1
Yorkshire +23 14 £325 - 2
West Yorkshire +20 13 £325 - 1
Leeds - 13 £325 - 1
Cheshire +36 11 £275 -38.88%
Buckinghamshire +12 11 - - 3
Wales +10 7 £400 -11.11% 2
North East -17 7 £550 +5.76%
South Wales - 7 £400 - 1
South West +8 6 £350 +47.36% 1
Hampshire +7 6 £200 -50.00% 2
East of England +4 6 £150 -71.42% 13
Tyne and Wear -23 6 £550 +5.76%
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 6 £550 +5.76%
Manchester +7 5 - -
West Midlands 0 5 £438 - 7
Cardiff - 5 £400 -
Merseyside +5 4 £208 -36.15% 2
Liverpool +4 4 £208 - 2
Thatcham - 4 - -
Essex - 4 £150 - 4
City of London 0 3 £563 +35.37%
Wokingham - 3 £500 -

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 93 (25.62%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (20.39%) Python
3 68 (18.73%) Degree
4 67 (18.46%) ArcGIS
5 66 (18.18%) ESRI
6 65 (17.91%) SQL
7 62 (17.08%) Java
8 58 (15.98%) Microsoft
9 57 (15.70%) JavaScript
10 55 (15.15%) Scrum
11 53 (14.60%) Analytical Skills
12 47 (12.95%) Spatial Data
13 43 (11.85%) PostGIS
14 37 (10.19%) GeoServer
14 37 (10.19%) OpenLayers
14 37 (10.19%) BDD
15 36 (9.92%) Finance
16 34 (9.37%) MS Office
17 32 (8.82%) Leaflet
18 30 (8.26%) MS Excel
19 29 (7.99%) JIRA
19 29 (7.99%) QA
20 28 (7.71%) Web Services
20 28 (7.71%) Telecoms
20 28 (7.71%) AngularJS
21 27 (7.44%) QGIS
21 27 (7.44%) Management Information System
21 27 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
22 26 (7.16%) Migration
23 25 (6.89%) 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 67 (18.46%) ArcGIS
2 37 (10.19%) GeoServer
3 13 (3.58%) SAS
4 9 (2.48%) Apache Spark
4 9 (2.48%) Smallworld
5 8 (2.20%) Apache
6 6 (1.65%) IIS
7 5 (1.38%) ArcSDE
8 4 (1.10%) CMS
8 4 (1.10%) Oracle Spatial
9 3 (0.83%) Documentum
10 2 (0.55%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.55%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.55%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.28%) Gentran
11 1 (0.28%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 34 (9.37%) MS Office
2 30 (8.26%) MS Excel
3 11 (3.03%) Stata
4 3 (0.83%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.83%) SPSS
5 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.28%) Weka
Business Applications
1 15 (4.13%) Maximo
2 4 (1.10%) Oracle Utilities
3 2 (0.55%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.55%) SAP CS
3 2 (0.55%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.55%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.55%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.28%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.55%) Heroku
4 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.28%) PaaS
4 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.20%) Internet
2 5 (1.38%) GPON
2 5 (1.38%) Intranet
3 4 (1.10%) 2G
3 4 (1.10%) 4G
3 4 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.83%) 3G
4 3 (0.83%) ATM
4 3 (0.83%) Firewall
4 3 (0.83%) SDH
5 1 (0.28%) DHCP
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%) VLAN
5 1 (0.28%) WAN
5 1 (0.28%) WebEx
5 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.95%) Spatial Data
2 27 (7.44%) QGIS
3 24 (6.61%) NoSQL
4 17 (4.68%) SQL Server
5 16 (4.41%) Big Data
6 13 (3.58%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (2.48%) Power BI
7 9 (2.48%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.93%) Data Mining
8 7 (1.93%) Text Mining
9 5 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.10%) MS Access
11 3 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.83%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.83%) MySQL
11 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.55%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
12 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 29 (7.99%) JIRA
2 24 (6.61%) Jenkins
3 22 (6.06%) Cucumber
3 22 (6.06%) Selenium
4 17 (4.68%) Git (software)
5 16 (4.41%) Maven
6 15 (4.13%) Artifactory
6 15 (4.13%) Gradle
6 15 (4.13%) JBehave
7 5 (1.38%) MSI
8 4 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.10%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.10%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.83%) Flyway
9 3 (0.83%) Mercurial
9 3 (0.83%) Subversion
10 2 (0.55%) Bower
10 2 (0.55%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.55%) Protractor
10 2 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
General
1 36 (9.92%) Finance
2 28 (7.71%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.13%) Banking
4 11 (3.03%) Local Government
5 9 (2.48%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.65%) Legal
7 4 (1.10%) Back Office
8 3 (0.83%) Marketing
8 3 (0.83%) Military
8 3 (0.83%) Publishing
9 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.28%) Front Office
10 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 67 (18.46%) GIS Technician
2 64 (17.63%) Analyst
2 64 (17.63%) Developer
3 27 (7.44%) GIS Analyst
3 27 (7.44%) GIS Developer
3 27 (7.44%) Project Manager
4 26 (7.16%) Architect
4 26 (7.16%) Java Developer
5 22 (6.06%) Consultant
5 22 (6.06%) Data Technician
6 19 (5.23%) Data Analyst
6 19 (5.23%) Python Developer
7 17 (4.68%) JavaScript Developer
8 15 (4.13%) Angular Developer
8 15 (4.13%) GIS Architect
9 14 (3.86%) Web Developer
10 13 (3.58%) Open Source Developer
11 11 (3.03%) GIS Data Analyst
11 11 (3.03%) Security Consultant
11 11 (3.03%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (11.85%) PostGIS
2 37 (10.19%) OpenLayers
3 32 (8.82%) Leaflet
4 28 (7.71%) AngularJS
4 28 (7.71%) Web Services
5 22 (6.06%) HTML
6 21 (5.79%) REST
7 16 (4.41%) .NET
8 13 (3.58%) CSS
9 11 (3.03%) jQuery
10 8 (2.20%) .NET Framework
11 7 (1.93%) SOAP
12 6 (1.65%) Java EE
12 6 (1.65%) JPA
12 6 (1.65%) Spring
13 5 (1.38%) Django
13 5 (1.38%) Hibernate
13 5 (1.38%) HTML5
13 5 (1.38%) JavaFX
13 5 (1.38%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 53 (14.60%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (7.44%) Management Information System
3 16 (4.41%) Statistics
4 10 (2.75%) Visualisation
5 8 (2.20%) Clustering
5 8 (2.20%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.20%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.93%) Mathematics
6 7 (1.93%) Remote Sensing
6 7 (1.93%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.65%) Ontologies
7 6 (1.65%) User Experience
8 5 (1.38%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.38%) Neural Network
9 4 (1.10%) Applied Mathematics
9 4 (1.10%) Performance Metrics
9 4 (1.10%) SCADA
9 4 (1.10%) Semantic Web
10 3 (0.83%) LLPG
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.41%) Linux
2 9 (2.48%) Windows
3 8 (2.20%) Unix
4 4 (1.10%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.83%) AIX
5 3 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.83%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.55%) Android
6 2 (0.55%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.28%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (25.62%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (15.15%) Scrum
3 37 (10.19%) BDD
4 27 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (7.16%) Migration
6 25 (6.89%) TDD
7 24 (6.61%) Spatial Analysis
8 23 (6.34%) Project Management
9 22 (6.06%) Open Source
10 20 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (5.51%) Data Management
10 20 (5.51%) SDLC
10 20 (5.51%) Web Development
11 19 (5.23%) User Stories
12 17 (4.68%) Analytics
12 17 (4.68%) Asset Management
12 17 (4.68%) Microservices
13 15 (4.13%) Machine Learning
13 15 (4.13%) Open Source Development
14 14 (3.86%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 74 (20.39%) Python
2 65 (17.91%) SQL
3 62 (17.08%) Java
4 57 (15.70%) JavaScript
5 17 (4.68%) R
6 13 (3.58%) C#
7 9 (2.48%) VBA
8 5 (1.38%) PHP
9 4 (1.10%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.10%) sed
10 3 (0.83%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.55%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.55%) CoffeeScript
11 2 (0.55%) Perl
11 2 (0.55%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.28%) C
12 1 (0.28%) JCL
12 1 (0.28%) MapBasic
12 1 (0.28%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 68 (18.73%) Degree
2 13 (3.58%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.20%) Postgraduate
4 7 (1.93%) ISEB
4 7 (1.93%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.65%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.10%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.83%) HND
8 3 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.83%) RHCSA
9 2 (0.55%) CISSP
9 2 (0.55%) PhD
10 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.28%) CFCE
10 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.28%) GISP
10 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.99%) QA
2 8 (2.20%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.83%) WCAG
5 2 (0.55%) BS7666
5 2 (0.55%) WAI
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 4 (1.10%) Docker
2 3 (0.83%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.28%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 22 (6.06%) Ansible
2 4 (1.10%) Kibana
3 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.28%) Packer
3 1 (0.28%) SCCM
3 1 (0.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 66 (18.18%) ESRI
2 58 (15.98%) Microsoft
3 21 (5.79%) Oracle
4 20 (5.51%) Mapinfo
5 16 (4.41%) SAP
6 6 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.38%) Facebook
7 5 (1.38%) Google
8 4 (1.10%) Alteryx
8 4 (1.10%) Tableau
9 3 (0.83%) Adobe
9 3 (0.83%) Cisco
9 3 (0.83%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.83%) Veritas
10 2 (0.55%) Citrix
10 2 (0.55%) Dell
10 2 (0.55%) i2
10 2 (0.55%) OpenText
10 2 (0.55%) Virgin Media
10 2 (0.55%) Xamarin
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