Period
to 16 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 16 July 2018 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)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 675 558 598
Rank change year-on-year -117 +40 -46
Contract jobs citing GIS 172 274 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.31% 0.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.80% 1.39% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 116 134
England median daily rate £475 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £292 £238 £225
90th Percentile £575 £569 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +26.67% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 38 44
England median hourly rate £21.50 £9.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +126.32% -29.63% -16.92%
10th Percentile £12.13 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £46.69 £18.63 £35.88
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £9.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +126.32% -29.63% -15.63%

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 England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 21,604 19,690 22,476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.84% 22.52% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,199 13,184 15,249
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 242 331
England median hourly rate £33.50 £30.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.84% +7.02% +14.00%
10th Percentile £14.39 £9.38 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £51.00
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £31.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +6.45% +8.77% +14.00%

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for GIS in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GIS in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GIS in England over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GIS in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GIS in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GIS in England over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GIS in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the England region over the 6 months to 16 July 2018. 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
London -26 80 £550 +39.68% 21
South East -99 34 £388 +9.93% 22
North of England -58 26 £450 +32.35% 18
East of England +11 20 £475 +24.98% 12
Yorkshire -20 15 £475 +59.66% 9
North West -45 8 £375 -3.23% 8
Midlands -21 7 £388 +19.23% 8
West Midlands -17 6 £429 +10.65% 4
South West -1 5 £450 -14.29% 5
North East -11 3 £444 +30.51% 1
East Midlands -4 1 £190 -41.54% 4
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UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for GIS.

1 49 (28.49%) SQL
2 48 (27.91%) Security Cleared
3 41 (23.84%) Oracle
3 41 (23.84%) Windows
4 40 (23.26%) Java
5 37 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (20.93%) Active Directory
7 35 (20.35%) Software Engineering
8 31 (18.02%) ArcGIS
9 30 (17.44%) Web Services
10 29 (16.86%) Microsoft
11 28 (16.28%) SQL Server
12 27 (15.70%) C
12 27 (15.70%) SC Cleared
13 26 (15.12%) Geospatial Data
14 25 (14.53%) Oracle Database
14 25 (14.53%) JavaScript
15 24 (13.95%) Python
15 24 (13.95%) Migration
16 23 (13.37%) ESRI
16 23 (13.37%) PL/SQL
17 22 (12.79%) XML
18 20 (11.63%) J2EE
19 19 (11.05%) Quality Management
19 19 (11.05%) Web Application Development
19 19 (11.05%) DV Cleared
19 19 (11.05%) Continuous Integration
19 19 (11.05%) Data Migration
19 19 (11.05%) Open Source
19 19 (11.05%) Degree

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Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 31 (18.02%) ArcGIS
2 16 (9.30%) Apache
3 13 (7.56%) WebSphere
4 11 (6.40%) WebSphere Portal
5 10 (5.81%) JBoss
6 8 (4.65%) Apache Spark
6 8 (4.65%) nginx
7 7 (4.07%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.74%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.74%) ArcSDE
8 3 (1.74%) IIS
8 3 (1.74%) Oracle Spatial
9 2 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.16%) Gentran
9 2 (1.16%) IBM Domino
9 2 (1.16%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.16%) NetWeaver
9 2 (1.16%) SAS
9 2 (1.16%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.58%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.74%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.74%) InVision
3 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.16%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.58%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.58%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.58%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.58%) SPSS
5 1 (0.58%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (6.40%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.91%) Maximo
3 4 (2.33%) Eikon
4 2 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.16%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (1.16%) SAP Payroll
4 2 (1.16%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.58%) Finacle
5 1 (0.58%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.58%) LexisNexis TimeMap
5 1 (0.58%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.91%) SaaS
4 4 (2.33%) Office 365
4 4 (2.33%) PaaS
5 3 (1.74%) GitHub
6 2 (1.16%) Azure Machine Learning
6 2 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.16%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.16%) IaaS
7 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.58%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.91%) HTTP
2 4 (2.33%) SMS
3 2 (1.16%) 802.11
3 2 (1.16%) BGP
3 2 (1.16%) DNS
3 2 (1.16%) HSRP
3 2 (1.16%) IPsec
3 2 (1.16%) OSPF
3 2 (1.16%) SSH
3 2 (1.16%) SSL
4 1 (0.58%) 2G
4 1 (0.58%) 3G
4 1 (0.58%) 4G
4 1 (0.58%) ATM
4 1 (0.58%) Internet
4 1 (0.58%) Intranet
4 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.58%) UMTS
4 1 (0.58%) WAN
4 1 (0.58%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 26 (15.12%) Geospatial Data
3 25 (14.53%) Oracle Database
4 18 (10.47%) Oracle Database 10g
4 18 (10.47%) Oracle Database 11g
5 14 (8.14%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (6.98%) Relational Database
7 11 (6.40%) RDBMS
8 10 (5.81%) Big Data
9 8 (4.65%) NoSQL
9 8 (4.65%) Spatial Data
10 7 (4.07%) MongoDB
11 6 (3.49%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (3.49%) Hadoop
11 6 (3.49%) JasperReports
11 6 (3.49%) QGIS
11 6 (3.49%) Redis
12 5 (2.91%) CouchDB
13 4 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (2.33%) Riak
Development Applications
1 14 (8.14%) Git (software)
2 12 (6.98%) Jenkins
3 11 (6.40%) JIRA
3 11 (6.40%) JUnit
3 11 (6.40%) Subversion
4 10 (5.81%) CruiseControl
4 10 (5.81%) FishEye
4 10 (5.81%) Hudson
4 10 (5.81%) TeamCity
5 9 (5.23%) Maven
6 6 (3.49%) Ant
6 6 (3.49%) ClearQuest
6 6 (3.49%) SoapUI
7 5 (2.91%) Mercurial
7 5 (2.91%) Selenium
8 4 (2.33%) Bitbucket
8 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Blend
8 4 (2.33%) Zephyr
9 2 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 17 (9.88%) Finance
2 13 (7.56%) Banking
3 5 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.33%) Advertising
4 4 (2.33%) Retail
5 3 (1.74%) Back Office
5 3 (1.74%) Marketing
6 2 (1.16%) Billing
6 2 (1.16%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.58%) French Language
7 1 (0.58%) German Language
7 1 (0.58%) Legal
7 1 (0.58%) Local Government
7 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (16.86%) Developer
2 24 (13.95%) Architect
3 18 (10.47%) Analyst
4 11 (6.40%) Designer
4 11 (6.40%) Development Engineer
4 11 (6.40%) Integration Engineer
4 11 (6.40%) Software Development Engineer
4 11 (6.40%) Software Integration Engineer
4 11 (6.40%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (5.81%) Java Developer
5 10 (5.81%) Software Engineer
6 8 (4.65%) GIS Architect
6 8 (4.65%) GIS Designer
7 7 (4.07%) Administrator
7 7 (4.07%) Data Architect
7 7 (4.07%) GIS Technician
7 7 (4.07%) Python Developer
8 6 (3.49%) GIS Officer
8 6 (3.49%) Java Software Developer
8 6 (3.49%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (17.44%) Web Services
2 22 (12.79%) XML
3 20 (11.63%) J2EE
4 17 (9.88%) JSF
5 16 (9.30%) REST
6 13 (7.56%) CSS
6 13 (7.56%) Middleware
7 12 (6.98%) JSON
7 12 (6.98%) Spring
8 11 (6.40%) GWT
9 9 (5.23%) .NET
9 9 (5.23%) Hibernate
9 9 (5.23%) JMS
10 7 (4.07%) Apache Flex
11 6 (3.49%) Ajax
11 6 (3.49%) AWT
11 6 (3.49%) RESTful
11 6 (3.49%) SOAP
11 6 (3.49%) Swing
12 5 (2.91%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.88%) Management Information System
2 15 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.23%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (2.91%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.91%) Taxonomies
6 3 (1.74%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.16%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.16%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.16%) Digital Signage
7 2 (1.16%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.16%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.16%) NHS
7 2 (1.16%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.16%) User Experience
8 1 (0.58%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.58%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (23.84%) Windows
2 13 (7.56%) Windows Server
3 9 (5.23%) Linux
3 9 (5.23%) Unix
4 8 (4.65%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.74%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (1.16%) Android
6 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.16%) DC/OS
6 2 (1.16%) MVS
7 1 (0.58%) AIX
7 1 (0.58%) CentOS
7 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (20.35%) Software Engineering
3 24 (13.95%) Migration
4 19 (11.05%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (11.05%) Data Migration
4 19 (11.05%) Open Source
4 19 (11.05%) Quality Management
4 19 (11.05%) Web Application Development
5 18 (10.47%) Requirements Analysis
5 18 (10.47%) Scrum
5 18 (10.47%) Software Architecture
6 17 (9.88%) TDD
7 16 (9.30%) UML
8 14 (8.14%) Risk Management
9 13 (7.56%) Data Management
9 13 (7.56%) Data Modelling
9 13 (7.56%) DevOps
9 13 (7.56%) OO
10 12 (6.98%) Image Processing
10 12 (6.98%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 49 (28.49%) SQL
2 40 (23.26%) Java
3 27 (15.70%) C
4 25 (14.53%) JavaScript
5 24 (13.95%) Python
6 23 (13.37%) PL/SQL
7 9 (5.23%) C#
8 6 (3.49%) C++
9 5 (2.91%) R
10 3 (1.74%) Java 8
11 2 (1.16%) PHP
11 2 (1.16%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.16%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.58%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.58%) Scala
12 1 (0.58%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.58%) VB
12 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (27.91%) Security Cleared
2 27 (15.70%) SC Cleared
3 19 (11.05%) Degree
3 19 (11.05%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.91%) CISSP
5 3 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.16%) CCIE
6 2 (1.16%) CCNP
6 2 (1.16%) CISA
6 2 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.16%) GIAC
7 1 (0.58%) APMP
7 1 (0.58%) CISM
7 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.58%) PhD
7 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.58%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.65%) PMO
2 4 (2.33%) QA
3 3 (1.74%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.74%) SLA
4 2 (1.16%) GDPR
System Software
1 36 (20.93%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.16%) Docker
3 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (2.91%) Ansible
2 2 (1.16%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.58%) FlexNet
3 1 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.58%) WMI
Vendors
1 41 (23.84%) Oracle
2 29 (16.86%) Microsoft
3 23 (13.37%) ESRI
4 14 (8.14%) SAP
5 11 (6.40%) Adobe
5 11 (6.40%) Fujitsu
6 10 (5.81%) Atlassian
6 10 (5.81%) Google
7 9 (5.23%) Remedy
8 8 (4.65%) Tableau
9 5 (2.91%) Bloomberg
9 5 (2.91%) Reuters
10 4 (2.33%) Tradeweb
11 3 (1.74%) IBM
12 2 (1.16%) ATG
12 2 (1.16%) Demandware
12 2 (1.16%) hybris
12 2 (1.16%) Lotus
12 2 (1.16%) NetApp
13 1 (0.58%) Talend