Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 626 583 602
Rank change year-on-year -43 +19 -36
Contract jobs citing GIS 223 289 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.07% 1.30% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 118 138
England median daily rate £410 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -12.50% +17.65%
10th Percentile £213 £150 £263
90th Percentile £625 £500 £566
UK median daily rate £403 £365 £400
% change year-on-year +10.41% -8.75% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 46 42
England median hourly rate £16.50 £9.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.68% -25.49% -25.00%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £22.04 £26.38 £20.25
UK median hourly rate £18.25 £9.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +92.11% -29.63% -18.18%

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 20838 22232 24572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.05% 22.59% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14415 14914 16340
England median daily rate £453 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.47% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 322 381
England median hourly rate £31.75 £28.00 £27.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.39% +0.79% +15.75%
10th Percentile £14.28 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £56.64 £48.68 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £31.23 £28.18 £28.50
% change year-on-year +10.82% -1.12% +16.33%

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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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 -1 81 £425 +30.77% 5
South East -5 65 £425 +13.33% 6
North of England +31 32 £338 -3.57% 6
Midlands +15 16 £325 -20.00%
South West +2 16 £450 +29.03%
North West +1 16 £338 -3.57% 4
West Midlands +14 11 £325 -25.71%
Yorkshire +18 9 £298 -8.46% 2
East of England -34 9 £500 +42.86% 2
North East +71 7 £380 -
East Midlands -1 5 £325 +30.65%
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UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 England region with a requirement for GIS.

1 57 (25.56%) SQL
2 49 (21.97%) Microsoft
3 44 (19.73%) ArcGIS
4 36 (16.14%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (16.14%) Geospatial Data
5 34 (15.25%) Oracle
6 31 (13.90%) Security Cleared
7 30 (13.45%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (13.00%) ESRI
8 29 (13.00%) Telecoms
9 28 (12.56%) Python
10 26 (11.66%) SQL Server
11 25 (11.21%) Degree
11 25 (11.21%) Big Data
12 24 (10.76%) QGIS
13 23 (10.31%) Management Information System
14 22 (9.87%) Finance
14 22 (9.87%) Java
14 22 (9.87%) JavaScript
14 22 (9.87%) Data Modelling
15 21 (9.42%) Project Management
16 20 (8.97%) Microsoft Excel
17 19 (8.52%) .NET
17 19 (8.52%) Web Services
17 19 (8.52%) Data Analysis
17 19 (8.52%) Software Engineering
18 18 (8.07%) Statistics
18 18 (8.07%) Microsoft Office
18 18 (8.07%) Unix
19 17 (7.62%) XML

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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 44 (19.73%) ArcGIS
2 10 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.14%) GeoServer
3 7 (3.14%) nginx
3 7 (3.14%) SAS
4 6 (2.69%) Smallworld
4 6 (2.69%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.69%) WebSphere Portal
5 5 (2.24%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.79%) Apache
6 4 (1.79%) IIS
7 3 (1.35%) Drupal
7 3 (1.35%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.90%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.45%) CMS
9 1 (0.45%) Documentum
9 1 (0.45%) JBoss
9 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (8.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (8.07%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.69%) AutoCAD
3 6 (2.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (2.69%) Stata
4 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.35%) SPSS
5 2 (0.90%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.45%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 8 (3.59%) Maximo
2 6 (2.69%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.45%) FastStats
4 1 (0.45%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.45%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.24%) IaaS
4 4 (1.79%) PaaS
5 3 (1.35%) Office 365
5 3 (1.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 2 (0.90%) GitHub
6 2 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.90%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.45%) Heroku
7 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.45%) Serverless
7 1 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.14%) Internet
2 6 (2.69%) GSM
3 4 (1.79%) ATM
3 4 (1.79%) Ethernet
3 4 (1.79%) Intranet
3 4 (1.79%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
3 4 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.35%) 5G
4 3 (1.35%) DNS
4 3 (1.35%) Firewall
4 3 (1.35%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (1.35%) VPN
4 3 (1.35%) Wireless
5 2 (0.90%) 3G
5 2 (0.90%) 4G
5 2 (0.90%) BGP
5 2 (0.90%) DHCP
6 1 (0.45%) 2G
6 1 (0.45%) DSLAM
6 1 (0.45%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (16.14%) Geospatial Data
2 26 (11.66%) SQL Server
3 25 (11.21%) Big Data
4 24 (10.76%) QGIS
5 13 (5.83%) Oracle Database
6 11 (4.93%) Hadoop
6 11 (4.93%) Spatial Data
7 10 (4.48%) Oracle Database 10g
7 10 (4.48%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (3.59%) Apache Hive
10 7 (3.14%) NoSQL
11 6 (2.69%) SQL Server 2016
11 6 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (1.79%) EDRMS
13 4 (1.79%) Relational Database
13 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (1.79%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (5.38%) Jenkins
1 12 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (4.04%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.59%) Maven
4 7 (3.14%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (3.14%) Visual Studio
4 7 (3.14%) webpack
5 4 (1.79%) JIRA
5 4 (1.79%) Moq
5 4 (1.79%) MSTest
5 4 (1.79%) Selenium
5 4 (1.79%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.35%) Babel
6 3 (1.35%) ReSharper
7 2 (0.90%) ERwin
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.90%) Toad
8 1 (0.45%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.45%) RStudio
General
1 29 (13.00%) Telecoms
2 22 (9.87%) Finance
3 12 (5.38%) Banking
4 8 (3.59%) Financial Institution
5 7 (3.14%) Legal
6 6 (2.69%) Electronics
7 5 (2.24%) Military
7 5 (2.24%) Publishing
8 4 (1.79%) Automotive
8 4 (1.79%) Local Government
9 3 (1.35%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.35%) Marketing
10 1 (0.45%) Advertising
10 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 51 (22.87%) Developer
2 28 (12.56%) Analyst
3 26 (11.66%) Consultant
4 19 (8.52%) Architect
4 19 (8.52%) GIS Technician
5 15 (6.73%) GIS Developer
5 15 (6.73%) Security Consultant
6 11 (4.93%) Data Analyst
6 11 (4.93%) GIS Specialist
7 9 (4.04%) Database Architect
8 8 (3.59%) Senior Consultant
8 8 (3.59%) Senior Security Consultant
8 8 (3.59%) Software Developer
9 7 (3.14%) Applications Support
9 7 (3.14%) Data Technician
9 7 (3.14%) GIS Analyst
9 7 (3.14%) Project Manager
10 6 (2.69%) Development Engineer
10 6 (2.69%) Software Development Engineer
10 6 (2.69%) Software Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.52%) .NET
1 19 (8.52%) Web Services
2 17 (7.62%) XML
3 15 (6.73%) CSS
4 14 (6.28%) HTML
5 12 (5.38%) HTML5
6 11 (4.93%) REST
7 9 (4.04%) .NET Framework
7 9 (4.04%) J2EE
7 9 (4.04%) Node.js
7 9 (4.04%) React
8 8 (3.59%) JSF
9 7 (3.14%) ASP.NET
9 7 (3.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (3.14%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (3.14%) Redux
10 6 (2.69%) jQuery
10 6 (2.69%) OpenLayers
10 6 (2.69%) SOAP
10 6 (2.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.14%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (10.31%) Management Information System
3 13 (5.83%) Data Structures
4 8 (3.59%) Reference Data
5 7 (3.14%) User Experience
6 4 (1.79%) LLPG
7 3 (1.35%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.35%) Linked Data
7 3 (1.35%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.90%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.90%) iPad
8 2 (0.90%) iPhone
8 2 (0.90%) Life Science
8 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.90%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.45%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.45%) FMCG
9 1 (0.45%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.07%) Unix
2 16 (7.17%) Windows
3 14 (6.28%) Linux
4 9 (4.04%) CentOS
5 7 (3.14%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.90%) Fedora
6 2 (0.90%) Solaris
6 2 (0.90%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.90%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.45%) AIX
7 1 (0.45%) Android
7 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (13.45%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (9.87%) Data Modelling
3 21 (9.42%) Project Management
4 19 (8.52%) Data Analysis
4 19 (8.52%) Software Engineering
5 18 (8.07%) Statistics
6 17 (7.62%) Data Management
6 17 (7.62%) Migration
7 16 (7.17%) Analytics
7 16 (7.17%) IT Strategy
8 15 (6.73%) Information Security
9 13 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (5.38%) DevOps
10 12 (5.38%) ITIL
10 12 (5.38%) Spatial Analysis
11 11 (4.93%) CAD
11 11 (4.93%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (4.93%) Mathematics
11 11 (4.93%) OWASP
11 11 (4.93%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (25.56%) SQL
2 28 (12.56%) Python
3 22 (9.87%) Java
3 22 (9.87%) JavaScript
4 15 (6.73%) C
5 14 (6.28%) C#
6 13 (5.83%) PL/SQL
7 10 (4.48%) R
8 8 (3.59%) ES6
9 7 (3.14%) Dart
9 7 (3.14%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.24%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.79%) F#
11 4 (1.79%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.35%) Apex Code
12 3 (1.35%) C++
12 3 (1.35%) Perl
12 3 (1.35%) PHP
13 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (13.90%) Security Cleared
2 25 (11.21%) Degree
3 16 (7.17%) SC Cleared
4 15 (6.73%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.14%) CESG Certified Professional
5 7 (3.14%) CLAS
6 5 (2.24%) CISSP
7 4 (1.79%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (1.79%) HND
7 4 (1.79%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.90%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.45%) GISP
9 1 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.45%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.93%) Data Quality
2 10 (4.48%) QA
3 6 (2.69%) JSP 440
4 3 (1.35%) BS7666
4 3 (1.35%) PMO
5 2 (0.90%) GCP
5 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.45%) COBIT
6 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.45%) GDPR
6 1 (0.45%) GxP
6 1 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (4.48%) Docker
2 6 (2.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (3.14%) Ansible
2 2 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 49 (21.97%) Microsoft
2 34 (15.25%) Oracle
3 29 (13.00%) ESRI
4 16 (7.17%) Mapinfo
5 10 (4.48%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.69%) Capita
6 6 (2.69%) Cloudera
6 6 (2.69%) Fujitsu
7 5 (2.24%) Google
7 5 (2.24%) Mapbox
7 5 (2.24%) SAP
7 5 (2.24%) Tableau
8 3 (1.35%) HP
8 3 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.90%) Autodesk
9 2 (0.90%) BT
9 2 (0.90%) Northgate
9 2 (0.90%) Remedy
9 2 (0.90%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.90%) Splunk