Period
to 9 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for GIS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GIS over the 6 months to 9 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
London > Central London
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 228 287 269
Rank change year-on-year +59 -18 -5
Contract jobs citing GIS 16 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.22% 0.075% 0.093%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.90% 0.31% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 7
Central London median daily rate £550 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% - -8.16%
10th Percentile £315 £415 £241
90th Percentile £911 £525 £664
London median daily rate £525 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +16.67% +2.86% +34.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Central London median hourly rate - £19.50 -
London median hourly rate £15.60 £19.50 £20.60
% change year-on-year -20.00% -5.34% -41.14%

GIS is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1,780 2,256 2,116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 24.81% 24.33% 24.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,385 1,801 1,717
Central London median daily rate £520 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.95% - +10.53%
10th Percentile £370 £369 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 12
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.27% -38.89%
10th Percentile £21.20 £19.50 £20.75
90th Percentile £86.70 £42.19 £33.25
London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +27.27% - -7.97%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing GIS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for GIS in Central London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GIS in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for GIS in Central London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GIS in Central London over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GIS in Central London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for GIS in Central London

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Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the Central London region over the 6 months to 9 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +46 8 £463 +5.71% 2
West End of London - 7 £925 -
City of Westminster - 1 £925 -
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London

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing GIS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for GIS.

1 11 (68.75%) Data Management
2 10 (62.50%) ArcGIS
2 10 (62.50%) Open Source
2 10 (62.50%) Geospatial Data
3 9 (56.25%) GeoServer
3 9 (56.25%) QGIS
3 9 (56.25%) ESRI
3 9 (56.25%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 9 (56.25%) SQL
3 9 (56.25%) Oracle
3 9 (56.25%) Python
4 8 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 8 (50.00%) Java
4 8 (50.00%) Linux
4 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (50.00%) Docker
4 8 (50.00%) Microservices
4 8 (50.00%) REST
4 8 (50.00%) AngularJS
5 7 (43.75%) Unit Testing
5 7 (43.75%) JSON
5 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
5 7 (43.75%) Subversion
5 7 (43.75%) XML
6 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (18.75%) Public Sector
7 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (18.75%) CAD
8 2 (12.50%) Internet

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 10 (62.50%) ArcGIS
2 9 (56.25%) GeoServer
3 1 (6.25%) ArcSDE
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) AWS
1 2 (12.50%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) Geospatial Data
2 9 (56.25%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (56.25%) QGIS
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
1 7 (43.75%) Subversion
General
1 3 (18.75%) Public Sector
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) GIS Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Head of Information
4 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Data Architect
5 1 (6.25%) GIS Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) GIS Architect
5 1 (6.25%) GIS Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Head of Digital
5 1 (6.25%) Head of Information Services
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 8 (50.00%) REST
2 7 (43.75%) JSON
2 7 (43.75%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Data Management
2 10 (62.50%) Open Source
3 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (50.00%) Microservices
4 7 (43.75%) Unit Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (18.75%) CAD
6 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (12.50%) Information Management
8 1 (6.25%) 3D Visualisation
8 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
8 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (6.25%) Information Assurance
8 1 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
8 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
8 1 (6.25%) Spatial Analysis
8 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
1 9 (56.25%) Python
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) Java
2 8 (50.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) ESRI
1 9 (56.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) SAP