The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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 / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 161 200
Rank change year-on-year -2 +39  
Contract jobs citing GIS 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.091% 0.089% 0.017%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.35% 0.37% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £245 £390 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.17% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £414 £350
% change year-on-year -8.15% +18.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.50 £9.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year - -34.48%  

GIS is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 860 812 1484
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 26.06% 24.00% 25.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 645 1182
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.88 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.27% -40.41%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year +25.19% +16.74%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing GIS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for GIS in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GIS in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GIS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for GIS.

1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Project Management
3 4 (50.00%) NHS
3 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (50.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 4 (50.00%) Performance Management
3 4 (50.00%) Data Entry
3 4 (50.00%) Information Governance
3 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (37.50%) Leaflet
4 3 (37.50%) Play Framework
4 3 (37.50%) Scala
4 3 (37.50%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) CSS
5 2 (25.00%) HTTPS
5 2 (25.00%) HTTP
5 2 (25.00%) CMS
5 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) OpenLayers
5 2 (25.00%) Front End Development
6 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
6 1 (12.50%) Android Development
6 1 (12.50%) User Experience

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 2 (25.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
1 2 (25.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Hudson
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence Specialist
2 3 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Java Scala Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Scala Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Android Developer
4 1 (12.50%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) AWS Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Business Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (12.50%) GIS Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Java Android Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Java Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Java Scala Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) NHS BI Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Scala Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Leaflet
1 3 (37.50%) Play Framework
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) OpenLayers
3 1 (12.50%) JSON
3 1 (12.50%) REST
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 4 (50.00%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (12.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Project Management
2 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (50.00%) Data Entry
2 4 (50.00%) Information Governance
2 4 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (50.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Android Development
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) Scala