The table below looks at the statistics for PostGIS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PostGIS 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
PostGIS
Rank 582 645 599
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -46
Contract jobs citing PostGIS 66 15 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.026% 0.063%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.40% 0.091% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 17
Median daily rate £450 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
16430 16404 15521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.75% 28.23% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11396 11302 10100
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 302 174
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £17.20 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

PostGIS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing PostGIS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

PostGIS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PostGIS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PostGIS within the UK.

PostGIS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PostGIS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PostGIS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

PostGIS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PostGIS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PostGIS within the UK.

PostGIS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PostGIS
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PostGIS 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
Scotland +56 51 £425 - 1
Edinburgh +54 45 £425 -
England +30 21 £450 +20.00% 1
South East +18 11 £450 -
Oxfordshire - 11 £450 -
North West - 10 £325 -
Manchester - 9 - -
Abingdon - 6 £450 -
Glasgow - 5 - -
Cheshire - 1 £325 -
Warrington - 1 £325 -

PostGIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PostGIS 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 PostGIS.

1 123 (83.11%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (75.68%) Python
3 111 (75.00%) ESRI
4 109 (73.65%) Java
5 108 (72.97%) GIS
6 107 (72.30%) JavaScript
7 105 (70.95%) GeoServer
8 102 (68.92%) OpenLayers
9 95 (64.19%) Leaflet
10 94 (63.51%) Scrum
11 75 (50.68%) Open Source
12 67 (45.27%) JIRA
12 67 (45.27%) Cucumber
13 63 (42.57%) Jenkins
14 62 (41.89%) Maven
15 61 (41.22%) JBehave
15 61 (41.22%) Gradle
16 55 (37.16%) AngularJS
17 53 (35.81%) TDD
18 52 (35.14%) REST
18 52 (35.14%) Ansible
19 51 (34.46%) BDD
20 48 (32.43%) Web Services
21 47 (31.76%) Selenium
22 45 (30.41%) Artifactory
23 42 (28.38%) Spatial Data
23 42 (28.38%) SDLC
24 40 (27.03%) Web Development
25 36 (24.32%) Degree
26 31 (20.95%) User Experience

PostGIS
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
1 105 (70.95%) GeoServer
2 5 (3.38%) ArcGIS
3 3 (2.03%) Apache Solr
3 3 (2.03%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.35%) Apache
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.08%) Internet
2 8 (5.41%) DHCP
2 8 (5.41%) DNS
3 7 (4.73%) IPv6
4 4 (2.70%) IPv4
4 4 (2.70%) Network Security
5 1 (0.68%) Broadband
5 1 (0.68%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (72.97%) GIS
2 42 (28.38%) Spatial Data
3 29 (19.59%) NoSQL
4 21 (14.19%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (10.14%) MongoDB
5 15 (10.14%) QGIS
6 10 (6.76%) MySQL
7 5 (3.38%) SQL Server
8 4 (2.70%) Big Data
9 1 (0.68%) MS Access
9 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 67 (45.27%) Cucumber
1 67 (45.27%) JIRA
2 63 (42.57%) Jenkins
3 62 (41.89%) Maven
4 61 (41.22%) Gradle
4 61 (41.22%) JBehave
5 47 (31.76%) Selenium
6 45 (30.41%) Artifactory
7 19 (12.84%) Git (software)
8 14 (9.46%) Subversion
9 7 (4.73%) Bower
9 7 (4.73%) DBeaver
9 7 (4.73%) Hudson
10 5 (3.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (2.70%) IntelliJ
12 3 (2.03%) Mercurial
12 3 (2.03%) PhpStorm
12 3 (2.03%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.68%) GitLab
General
1 1 (0.68%) Publishing
1 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 112 (75.68%) Developer
2 70 (47.30%) GIS Developer
3 33 (22.30%) Web Developer
4 21 (14.19%) GIS Web Developer
5 18 (12.16%) Architect
5 18 (12.16%) Data Architect
6 14 (9.46%) Java Developer
6 14 (9.46%) Open Source Developer
7 11 (7.43%) Python Developer
8 9 (6.08%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (4.73%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.38%) Angular Developer
10 5 (3.38%) Automation Tester
10 5 (3.38%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (3.38%) Linux Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.38%) QA Automation Tester
10 5 (3.38%) QA Tester
10 5 (3.38%) Tester
11 4 (2.70%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
11 4 (2.70%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (68.92%) OpenLayers
2 95 (64.19%) Leaflet
3 55 (37.16%) AngularJS
4 52 (35.14%) REST
5 48 (32.43%) Web Services
6 14 (9.46%) CSS
7 13 (8.78%) HTML
7 13 (8.78%) Node.js
8 12 (8.11%) jQuery
9 7 (4.73%) Flask
9 7 (4.73%) Sass
10 6 (4.05%) Java EE
11 5 (3.38%) Gherkin
11 5 (3.38%) Spring Boot
12 4 (2.70%) .NET
13 3 (2.03%) Ajax
13 3 (2.03%) CSS3
13 3 (2.03%) HTML5
13 3 (2.03%) JSON
13 3 (2.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.95%) User Experience
2 4 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 4 (2.70%) Visualisation
3 2 (1.35%) Photography
3 2 (1.35%) Replication
4 1 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.68%) LLPG
4 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.68%) Remote Sensing
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.46%) Linux
2 1 (0.68%) CentOS
2 1 (0.68%) Debian
2 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
2 1 (0.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (83.11%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (63.51%) Scrum
3 75 (50.68%) Open Source
4 53 (35.81%) TDD
5 51 (34.46%) BDD
6 42 (28.38%) SDLC
7 40 (27.03%) Web Development
8 30 (20.27%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (12.16%) Enterprise Architecture
9 18 (12.16%) Information Architecture
9 18 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (12.16%) TOGAF
10 17 (11.49%) Domain-Driven Design
10 17 (11.49%) Microservices
11 7 (4.73%) Kanban
12 6 (4.05%) Data Migration
12 6 (4.05%) ETL
12 6 (4.05%) Migration
12 6 (4.05%) MVC
12 6 (4.05%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (75.68%) Python
2 109 (73.65%) Java
3 107 (72.30%) JavaScript
4 24 (16.22%) SQL
5 8 (5.41%) Ruby
6 7 (4.73%) CoffeeScript
6 7 (4.73%) Perl
6 7 (4.73%) PL/SQL
7 5 (3.38%) C
7 5 (3.38%) C++
7 5 (3.38%) Scala
8 4 (2.70%) Go
8 4 (2.70%) Rust
9 3 (2.03%) PHP
9 3 (2.03%) PHP 5
10 1 (0.68%) R
10 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (24.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (20.27%) QA
2 27 (18.24%) WCAG
3 2 (1.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (4.73%) GeoWebCache
2 3 (2.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.68%) Docker
3 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 52 (35.14%) Ansible
2 6 (4.05%) Puppet
3 2 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.68%) SELinux
4 1 (0.68%) yum
Vendors
1 111 (75.00%) ESRI
2 7 (4.73%) VMware
3 2 (1.35%) Zend
4 1 (0.68%) iManage
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle
4 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com