Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 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)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 625 668 542
Rank change year-on-year +43 -126 +27
Contract jobs citing GIS 180 183 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.20% 0.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.97% 0.88% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 94 113
England median daily rate £423 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.50% +42.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £201
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £423 £475 £350
% change year-on-year -11.05% +35.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 38 40
England median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.95% +105.26% -39.68%
10th Percentile £10.04 £10.18 £9.25
90th Percentile £23.25 £46.69 £17.60
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £9.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +84.21% -34.48%

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 18,579 20,767 19,113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.38% 22.69% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,881 14,579 12,813
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £620
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £441
% change year-on-year +2.70% +4.93% +3.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 217 239
England median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% +2.56%
10th Percentile £14.26 £14.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £54.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year +3.70% +12.50% +5.26%

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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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 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
London +12 55 £402 -26.86% 12
South East +43 48 £475 +22.58% 12
North of England +30 37 £463 +13.85% 1
Yorkshire +28 25 £500 +42.86%
Midlands +35 19 £350 +6.06% 8
West Midlands +20 15 £400 -14.89% 8
North West +16 11 £353 -6.00% 1
East of England -6 11 £313 -34.21% 2
South West -20 10 £600 +17.07% 6
East Midlands +21 4 £325 +71.05%
North East +10 1 £275 -38.03%
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UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 England region with a requirement for GIS.

1 85 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (32.78%) Python
3 56 (31.11%) SQL
4 52 (28.89%) Git (software)
5 40 (22.22%) ArcGIS
6 37 (20.56%) PostgreSQL
7 34 (18.89%) Apache
8 33 (18.33%) Geospatial Data
9 32 (17.78%) Apache Spark
9 32 (17.78%) ESRI
10 30 (16.67%) Data Management
11 28 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
11 28 (15.56%) Jenkins
12 27 (15.00%) NoSQL
12 27 (15.00%) Security Cleared
13 26 (14.44%) Oracle
14 25 (13.89%) Microsoft
14 25 (13.89%) Visualisation
15 23 (12.78%) SQL Server
15 23 (12.78%) XML
15 23 (12.78%) Subversion
16 22 (12.22%) Java
16 22 (12.22%) Machine Learning
16 22 (12.22%) Analytics
17 21 (11.67%) QGIS
17 21 (11.67%) Data Science
17 21 (11.67%) Degree
18 19 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
18 19 (10.56%) Linux
18 19 (10.56%) GeoServer

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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 40 (22.22%) ArcGIS
2 34 (18.89%) Apache
3 32 (17.78%) Apache Spark
4 19 (10.56%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (10.56%) GeoServer
5 18 (10.00%) nginx
6 16 (8.89%) Jupyter
7 13 (7.22%) Confluence
8 10 (5.56%) Tomcat
9 9 (5.00%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.67%) CMS
10 3 (1.67%) Smallworld
11 2 (1.11%) SAS
11 2 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.56%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.56%) ArcSDE
12 1 (0.56%) IIS
12 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (7.78%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.78%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.11%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.56%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.56%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.56%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.11%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.56%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 28 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (10.56%) PaaS
3 17 (9.44%) Azure Machine Learning
4 14 (7.78%) SaaS
5 12 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.67%) Office 365
6 3 (1.67%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.11%) IaaS
7 2 (1.11%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.56%) GitHub
8 1 (0.56%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.78%) Firewall
2 4 (2.22%) Internet
3 3 (1.67%) DMZ
3 3 (1.67%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.67%) SSL
4 2 (1.11%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (1.11%) DNS
4 2 (1.11%) Multicast
4 2 (1.11%) NAS
4 2 (1.11%) Network Security
4 2 (1.11%) SAN
4 2 (1.11%) SDH
4 2 (1.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.56%) Broadband
5 1 (0.56%) DWDM
5 1 (0.56%) Intranet
5 1 (0.56%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (20.56%) PostgreSQL
2 33 (18.33%) Geospatial Data
3 27 (15.00%) NoSQL
4 23 (12.78%) SQL Server
5 21 (11.67%) QGIS
6 18 (10.00%) Hadoop
6 18 (10.00%) Redis
6 18 (10.00%) Riak
7 13 (7.22%) Big Data
7 13 (7.22%) Spatial Data
8 10 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (5.56%) CouchDB
8 10 (5.56%) MongoDB
9 8 (4.44%) Apache Hive
10 7 (3.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (3.33%) Relational Database
12 5 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (2.22%) Cosmos DB
13 4 (2.22%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 52 (28.89%) Git (software)
2 28 (15.56%) Jenkins
3 23 (12.78%) Subversion
4 18 (10.00%) Mercurial
5 10 (5.56%) Bitbucket
5 10 (5.56%) JIRA
5 10 (5.56%) JMeter
5 10 (5.56%) JUnit
5 10 (5.56%) Maven
5 10 (5.56%) Mockito
6 7 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (3.89%) Visual Studio
7 6 (3.33%) Visual Studio Code
8 4 (2.22%) MSTest
8 4 (2.22%) SpecFlow
8 4 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (2.22%) tSQLt
9 2 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (6.11%) Finance
2 10 (5.56%) Banking
3 8 (4.44%) Retail
4 7 (3.89%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.89%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.67%) Law
5 3 (1.67%) Legal
6 2 (1.11%) Back Office
6 2 (1.11%) Publishing
7 1 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 51 (28.33%) Developer
2 26 (14.44%) Analyst
3 18 (10.00%) Python Developer
4 17 (9.44%) Data Scientist
5 12 (6.67%) GIS Technician
6 11 (6.11%) GIS Developer
7 10 (5.56%) Business Analyst
8 9 (5.00%) Architect
8 9 (5.00%) Consultant
8 9 (5.00%) Java Developer
9 8 (4.44%) Administrator
9 8 (4.44%) GIS Analyst
9 8 (4.44%) GIS Specialist
10 6 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.78%) Applications Developer
11 5 (2.78%) IT Analyst
11 5 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
12 4 (2.22%) Fibre Engineer
12 4 (2.22%) Integration Developer
12 4 (2.22%) Senior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.78%) XML
2 18 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
3 17 (9.44%) JSON
4 16 (8.89%) NumPy
4 16 (8.89%) Pandas
4 16 (8.89%) PySpark
5 15 (8.33%) Keras
5 15 (8.33%) TensorFlow
6 12 (6.67%) .NET
6 12 (6.67%) scikit-learn
7 11 (6.11%) Spring
8 10 (5.56%) Apache Camel
8 10 (5.56%) Apache Commons
8 10 (5.56%) GeoTools
8 10 (5.56%) Java EE
8 10 (5.56%) JAXB
8 10 (5.56%) JAX-RS
8 10 (5.56%) JDBC
8 10 (5.56%) JMS
8 10 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.11%) Lidar
4 4 (2.22%) CMDB
4 4 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.67%) Clustering
5 3 (1.67%) Fibre Optics
5 3 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.67%) LLPG
5 3 (1.67%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.11%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.11%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.11%) NLPG
6 2 (1.11%) Pricing Data
6 2 (1.11%) User Experience
7 1 (0.56%) DataPower
7 1 (0.56%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.56%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.56%) Linux
2 16 (8.89%) Unix
3 14 (7.78%) Windows
4 2 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.11%) Solaris
4 2 (1.11%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (16.67%) Data Management
3 25 (13.89%) Visualisation
4 22 (12.22%) Analytics
4 22 (12.22%) Machine Learning
5 21 (11.67%) Data Science
6 19 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (10.56%) Data Visualisation
7 18 (10.00%) Artificial Intelligence
7 18 (10.00%) TDD
8 17 (9.44%) CRM
8 17 (9.44%) Data Engineering
8 17 (9.44%) Microservices
9 16 (8.89%) CAD
10 15 (8.33%) Data Munging
10 15 (8.33%) Deep Learning
10 15 (8.33%) DevOps
11 14 (7.78%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (7.22%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 59 (32.78%) Python
2 56 (31.11%) SQL
3 22 (12.22%) Java
4 13 (7.22%) JavaScript
5 12 (6.67%) C#
6 7 (3.89%) Shell Script
7 6 (3.33%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.78%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.67%) R
10 2 (1.11%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.11%) JCL
10 2 (1.11%) MapBasic
10 2 (1.11%) Perl
10 2 (1.11%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.11%) Tcl
10 2 (1.11%) VB
10 2 (1.11%) VBA
11 1 (0.56%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (11.67%) Degree
3 15 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.44%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.78%) CISSP
5 5 (2.78%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (2.22%) CISM
6 4 (2.22%) Master's Degree
6 4 (2.22%) PhD
7 3 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.11%) CCNA
8 2 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.56%) CISA
9 1 (0.56%) PMP
9 1 (0.56%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.56%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.33%) QA
2 5 (2.78%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.22%) GDPR
3 4 (2.22%) SLA
4 1 (0.56%) BS7666
4 1 (0.56%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (9.44%) Docker
2 6 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (10.00%) Ansible
2 6 (3.33%) SCCM
3 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 32 (17.78%) ESRI
2 26 (14.44%) Oracle
3 25 (13.89%) Microsoft
4 14 (7.78%) Tableau
5 10 (5.56%) Atlassian
6 9 (5.00%) SAP
7 6 (3.33%) Mapinfo
8 5 (2.78%) Cisco
9 4 (2.22%) BMC
10 3 (1.67%) Citrix
10 3 (1.67%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.11%) Bloomberg
11 2 (1.11%) Google
11 2 (1.11%) IBM
11 2 (1.11%) NetApp
11 2 (1.11%) Northgate
11 2 (1.11%) Remedy
11 2 (1.11%) Reuters
11 2 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.11%) VMware