Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 702 625 593
Rank change year-on-year -77 -32 +4
Contract jobs citing GIS 149 219 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.24% 0.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.69% 1.08% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 100 117
England median daily rate £475 £402 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.23% +14.79% -12.50%
10th Percentile £300 £218 £150
90th Percentile £630 £625 £497
UK median daily rate £473 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +18.13% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 25 43
England median hourly rate £17.50 £12.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% +26.32% -30.91%
10th Percentile £10.03 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £33.38 £19.34 £24.00
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £14.75 £9.50
% change year-on-year +15.25% +55.26% -30.91%

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 21,541 20,259 21,976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.82% 22.17% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,179 13,876 14,802
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £314 £308 £288
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 255 344
England median hourly rate £32.48 £30.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.48% +7.02% +3.64%
10th Percentile £13.74 £13.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £56.03 £53.25 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year - +1.69% +5.36%

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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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -29 48 £475 +11.76% 16
North of England -13 41 £475 +50.79% 12
South East -53 29 £500 +11.11% 15
Yorkshire +1 27 £488 +65.25% 6
North West -11 14 £425 +28.79% 6
Midlands -33 12 £313 -3.85% 20
South West -25 11 £425 -15.00% 6
East of England +6 9 £475 +11.76% 8
West Midlands -23 7 £354 +8.85% 9
East Midlands +12 5 £300 -7.69% 11
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UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 51 (34.23%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (24.83%) SQL
3 35 (23.49%) Python
4 33 (22.15%) Security Cleared
5 32 (21.48%) ArcGIS
6 30 (20.13%) Windows
7 25 (16.78%) JavaScript
8 23 (15.44%) ESRI
8 23 (15.44%) SC Cleared
8 23 (15.44%) Geospatial Data
9 22 (14.77%) Git (software)
9 22 (14.77%) Microsoft
10 21 (14.09%) TDD
10 21 (14.09%) Software Engineering
11 20 (13.42%) Java
11 20 (13.42%) SQL Server
11 20 (13.42%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (11.41%) Degree
12 17 (11.41%) Jenkins
12 17 (11.41%) Scrum
13 16 (10.74%) Oracle
13 16 (10.74%) Apache
13 16 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (10.07%) SDLC
14 15 (10.07%) MongoDB
14 15 (10.07%) Subversion
15 14 (9.40%) Finance
15 14 (9.40%) PostgreSQL
15 14 (9.40%) Hadoop
15 14 (9.40%) Apache Spark

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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 32 (21.48%) ArcGIS
2 16 (10.74%) Apache
3 14 (9.40%) Apache Spark
4 12 (8.05%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (8.05%) nginx
5 7 (4.70%) JBoss
6 4 (2.68%) Gentran
6 4 (2.68%) Smallworld
7 3 (2.01%) ArcSDE
7 3 (2.01%) Confluence
7 3 (2.01%) IIS
7 3 (2.01%) Oracle Spatial
8 2 (1.34%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.34%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.34%) WebSphere Portal
8 2 (1.34%) WildFly
9 1 (0.67%) Drupal
9 1 (0.67%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.67%) SAS
9 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.68%) Autodesk Inventor
2 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.01%) MicroStation
4 2 (1.34%) AutoCAD
4 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.67%) SPSS
5 1 (0.67%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Eikon
1 2 (1.34%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (1.34%) SAP HCM
1 2 (1.34%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.67%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.67%) Maximo
2 1 (0.67%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.67%) SAP MRS
2 1 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.67%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.03%) Office 365
4 3 (2.01%) Azure Machine Learning
5 2 (1.34%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.34%) PaaS
5 2 (1.34%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.67%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.67%) iPaaS
6 1 (0.67%) npm
6 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.68%) SDH
1 4 (2.68%) SSH
2 3 (2.01%) DWDM
2 3 (2.01%) Internet
3 2 (1.34%) HTTP
3 2 (1.34%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.67%) 2G
4 1 (0.67%) 3G
4 1 (0.67%) 4G
4 1 (0.67%) ATM
4 1 (0.67%) Firewall
4 1 (0.67%) GSM
4 1 (0.67%) LAN
4 1 (0.67%) Multicast
4 1 (0.67%) SMS
4 1 (0.67%) UMTS
4 1 (0.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.44%) Geospatial Data
2 20 (13.42%) SQL Server
3 15 (10.07%) MongoDB
4 14 (9.40%) Hadoop
4 14 (9.40%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (8.72%) NoSQL
6 12 (8.05%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (8.05%) CouchDB
6 12 (8.05%) Redis
7 11 (7.38%) Riak
8 10 (6.71%) Big Data
9 8 (5.37%) Oracle Database
9 8 (5.37%) Spatial Data
10 7 (4.70%) QGIS
11 6 (4.03%) Relational Database
12 3 (2.01%) MS Access
12 3 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (2.01%) RDBMS
13 2 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 22 (14.77%) Git (software)
2 17 (11.41%) Jenkins
3 15 (10.07%) Subversion
4 12 (8.05%) Mercurial
5 6 (4.03%) JIRA
5 6 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (3.36%) Hudson
6 5 (3.36%) JUnit
6 5 (3.36%) Maven
6 5 (3.36%) TeamCity
7 4 (2.68%) Bitbucket
8 3 (2.01%) CruiseControl
8 3 (2.01%) FishEye
8 3 (2.01%) Selenium
8 3 (2.01%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.34%) Ant
9 2 (1.34%) ClearQuest
9 2 (1.34%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.34%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.34%) VisualVM
General
1 14 (9.40%) Finance
2 9 (6.04%) Banking
3 8 (5.37%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.03%) Advertising
4 6 (4.03%) Spanish Language
5 5 (3.36%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (2.01%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.34%) Military
7 2 (1.34%) Retail
8 1 (0.67%) Billing
8 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 37 (24.83%) Developer
2 17 (11.41%) Python Developer
3 15 (10.07%) Analyst
4 10 (6.71%) GIS Technician
5 7 (4.70%) GIS Developer
5 7 (4.70%) Software Engineer
6 6 (4.03%) GIS Specialist
7 5 (3.36%) Administrator
7 5 (3.36%) Java Developer
7 5 (3.36%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (2.68%) Architect
8 4 (2.68%) Integration Engineer
8 4 (2.68%) Product Owner
8 4 (2.68%) Project Manager
8 4 (2.68%) Senior Developer
8 4 (2.68%) SQL Developer
8 4 (2.68%) Support Analyst
8 4 (2.68%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (2.01%) GIS Manager
9 3 (2.01%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.72%) RabbitMQ
2 12 (8.05%) .NET
2 12 (8.05%) REST
3 11 (7.38%) Web Services
4 8 (5.37%) HTML
4 8 (5.37%) JSON
4 8 (5.37%) Middleware
4 8 (5.37%) React
4 8 (5.37%) XML
5 7 (4.70%) AngularJS
5 7 (4.70%) ASP.NET
6 6 (4.03%) Hibernate
7 5 (3.36%) GWT
7 5 (3.36%) SOAP
7 5 (3.36%) Spring
8 4 (2.68%) Apache Flex
8 4 (2.68%) CSS
8 4 (2.68%) Django
8 4 (2.68%) HTML5
8 4 (2.68%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.72%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (8.05%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.37%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.68%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.68%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.01%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.01%) Fintech
7 3 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.34%) LLPG
8 2 (1.34%) NHS
9 1 (0.67%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.67%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.67%) GPGPU
9 1 (0.67%) Pricing Data
9 1 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.13%) Windows
2 12 (8.05%) Linux
3 9 (6.04%) Unix
3 9 (6.04%) Windows Server
4 8 (5.37%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.68%) MVS
6 2 (1.34%) Android
7 1 (0.67%) AIX
7 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (34.23%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (14.09%) Software Engineering
2 21 (14.09%) TDD
3 20 (13.42%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (11.41%) Scrum
5 15 (10.07%) SDLC
6 14 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (8.05%) Data Management
8 11 (7.38%) DevOps
9 10 (6.71%) UML
10 9 (6.04%) CAD
10 9 (6.04%) Service Delivery
11 8 (5.37%) Data Modelling
11 8 (5.37%) Information Security
11 8 (5.37%) Machine Learning
11 8 (5.37%) Migration
12 7 (4.70%) Analytics
12 7 (4.70%) Kanban
12 7 (4.70%) Mentoring
12 7 (4.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 37 (24.83%) SQL
2 35 (23.49%) Python
3 25 (16.78%) JavaScript
4 20 (13.42%) Java
5 10 (6.71%) C
5 10 (6.71%) C#
6 5 (3.36%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.68%) Java 8
7 4 (2.68%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.01%) R
8 3 (2.01%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.34%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.34%) VB
10 1 (0.67%) ABAP
10 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.67%) GLSL
10 1 (0.67%) Perl
10 1 (0.67%) PHP
10 1 (0.67%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (22.15%) Security Cleared
2 23 (15.44%) SC Cleared
3 17 (11.41%) Degree
4 5 (3.36%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.68%) Postgraduate
6 3 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.01%) CISSP
7 2 (1.34%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (1.34%) CLAS
8 1 (0.67%) CISA
8 1 (0.67%) GIAC
8 1 (0.67%) HND
8 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.36%) SLA
2 4 (2.68%) QA
3 3 (2.01%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.01%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.34%) PMO
5 1 (0.67%) GDPR
5 1 (0.67%) RMADS
System Software
1 11 (7.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.01%) Docker
3 1 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (9.40%) Ansible
2 2 (1.34%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.34%) Puppet
3 1 (0.67%) FlexNet
3 1 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.67%) WMI
Vendors
1 23 (15.44%) ESRI
2 22 (14.77%) Microsoft
3 16 (10.74%) Oracle
4 11 (7.38%) Remedy
5 10 (6.71%) SAP
6 6 (4.03%) Tableau
7 5 (3.36%) Adobe
7 5 (3.36%) Google
8 4 (2.68%) Apple
8 4 (2.68%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.68%) Citrix
8 4 (2.68%) Mapbox
9 3 (2.01%) Autodesk
9 3 (2.01%) Bloomberg
9 3 (2.01%) Reuters
9 3 (2.01%) Saba
9 3 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.34%) NetApp
10 2 (1.34%) Telerik
10 2 (1.34%) Workday