The table below looks at the statistics for PostGIS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PostGIS over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PostGIS
Rank 573 568 554
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing PostGIS 19 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.004% 0.014%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.014% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
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£431 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.96% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £375 -
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £38.00

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
14718 14100 13785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.54% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10077 9008 8644
Average daily rate £395 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 302 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

PostGIS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PostGIS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PostGIS within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 19 £431 +18.96% 2
South East - 18 £450 - 2
Hampshire - 16 £475 - 2
Southampton - 11 £475 - 1
South West -27 1 £375 -
Surrey - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
London - - - -
Scotland - - - -

PostGIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PostGIS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PostGIS.

1 44 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (87.50%) PostgreSQL
3 32 (66.67%) Internet
4 29 (60.42%) Web Services
4 29 (60.42%) Open Source
5 28 (58.33%) Maven
6 27 (56.25%) Jenkins
7 26 (54.17%) Apache
8 23 (47.92%) Eclipse
8 23 (47.92%) RESTful
9 22 (45.83%) Scrum
10 21 (43.75%) J2EE
10 21 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
11 20 (41.67%) Linux
12 19 (39.58%) PHP
12 19 (39.58%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (37.50%) Cucumber
13 18 (37.50%) TDD
14 17 (35.42%) Puppet
15 16 (33.33%) JavaScript
16 15 (31.25%) MVC
17 14 (29.17%) Tomcat
17 14 (29.17%) Apache Solr
18 12 (25.00%) SaaS
18 12 (25.00%) Java
18 12 (25.00%) JSON
18 12 (25.00%) JIRA
18 12 (25.00%) FitNesse
19 11 (22.92%) MySQL
19 11 (22.92%) CSS

PostGIS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PostGIS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PostGIS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (54.17%) Apache
2 14 (29.17%) Tomcat
2 14 (29.17%) Apache Solr
3 5 (10.42%) Node.js
4 2 (4.17%) ArcGIS
5 1 (2.08%) CMS
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 21 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (25.00%) SaaS
3 5 (10.42%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (10.42%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 32 (66.67%) Internet
2 1 (2.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (87.50%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (22.92%) MySQL
3 4 (8.33%) Hazelcast
3 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (58.33%) Maven
2 27 (56.25%) Jenkins
3 23 (47.92%) Eclipse
4 18 (37.50%) Cucumber
5 12 (25.00%) JIRA
5 12 (25.00%) FitNesse
6 7 (14.58%) Mockito
7 6 (12.50%) JUnit
8 5 (10.42%) RSpec
8 5 (10.42%) Selenium
8 5 (10.42%) Subversion
9 4 (8.33%) PHPUnit
9 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
10 1 (2.08%) Hudson
10 1 (2.08%) Grunt
Job Titles
1 23 (47.92%) Architect
1 23 (47.92%) Developer
1 23 (47.92%) Solutions Architect
2 7 (14.58%) Java Developer
2 7 (14.58%) PHP Developer
3 4 (8.33%) Senior PHP Developer
3 4 (8.33%) Web Developer
3 4 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 3 (6.25%) GIS Developer
5 1 (2.08%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (2.08%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (2.08%) Analyst
5 1 (2.08%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (60.42%) Web Services
2 23 (47.92%) RESTful
3 21 (43.75%) J2EE
4 12 (25.00%) JSON
5 11 (22.92%) CSS
5 11 (22.92%) SOAP
6 10 (20.83%) REST
7 9 (18.75%) Spring
8 8 (16.67%) Ajax
8 8 (16.67%) .NET
9 7 (14.58%) Hibernate
9 7 (14.58%) JPA
10 6 (12.50%) HTML
11 5 (10.42%) XML
11 5 (10.42%) JTS
11 5 (10.42%) Spring MVC
11 5 (10.42%) KML
12 4 (8.33%) WCF
12 4 (8.33%) jQuery
12 4 (8.33%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 29 (60.42%) Open Source
2 8 (16.67%) GIS
3 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Remote Sensing
4 1 (2.08%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.08%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.08%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 20 (41.67%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (45.83%) Scrum
3 19 (39.58%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (37.50%) TDD
5 15 (31.25%) MVC
6 10 (20.83%) BDD
6 10 (20.83%) Content Management
6 10 (20.83%) SOA
7 9 (18.75%) OO
7 9 (18.75%) Web Development
8 6 (12.50%) Unit Testing
9 5 (10.42%) Kanban
9 5 (10.42%) Test Automation
10 4 (8.33%) Change Control
10 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
10 4 (8.33%) OOP
11 1 (2.08%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 19 (39.58%) PHP
2 16 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 12 (25.00%) Java
4 8 (16.67%) C#
5 6 (12.50%) SQL
6 5 (10.42%) PHP5
7 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) VirtualBox
2 4 (8.33%) Docker
3 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.08%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 17 (35.42%) Puppet
2 5 (10.42%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) VMware
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) EMC
3 1 (2.08%) ESRI
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