Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 641 558 595
Rank change year-on-year -83 +37 -12
Contract jobs citing GIS 204 274 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.31% 0.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.00% 1.36% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 110 113
England median daily rate £450 £335 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.33% -16.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £173 £155 £264
90th Percentile £575 £550 £548
UK median daily rate £438 £363 £425
% change year-on-year +20.69% -14.71% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 49 53
England median hourly rate £18.50 £9.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.74% -20.83% -31.43%
10th Percentile £10.02 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £34.79 £24.95 £43.20
UK median hourly rate £18.85 £9.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +98.42% -32.14% -17.65%

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 20,329 20,139 22,713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.95% 22.56% 23.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,312 13,569 15,274
England median daily rate £475 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £275
90th Percentile £631 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £455 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +7.06% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 265 394
England median hourly rate £31.15 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.27% -8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £15.11 £9.75 £11.58
90th Percentile £58.75 £47.00 £53.38
UK median hourly rate £30.63 £28.18 £30.00
% change year-on-year +8.68% -6.07% +9.09%

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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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -2 92 £500 +53.85% 17
South East -61 43 £400 +33.33% 24
North of England -1 25 £344 +1.10% 13
South West +17 22 £419 +17.13% 7
North West -8 14 £350 +20.69% 11
Midlands -2 12 £195 -55.43% 10
East of England -14 10 £475 +26.67% 17
West Midlands +10 9 £195 -55.43% 7
Yorkshire -12 9 £250 -23.08%
East Midlands +1 3 - - 3
North East +41 2 - - 2
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UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 60 (29.41%) SQL
2 48 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 45 (22.06%) Oracle
4 38 (18.63%) ArcGIS
5 35 (17.16%) Geospatial Data
6 34 (16.67%) Java
6 34 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 33 (16.18%) Microsoft
8 32 (15.69%) Windows
8 32 (15.69%) Python
9 31 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
10 28 (13.73%) DV Cleared
11 27 (13.24%) C
12 25 (12.25%) PL/SQL
12 25 (12.25%) XML
12 25 (12.25%) Degree
12 25 (12.25%) Big Data
13 24 (11.76%) Oracle Database
14 23 (11.27%) Web Application Development
14 23 (11.27%) Software Architecture
14 23 (11.27%) Requirements Analysis
14 23 (11.27%) Oracle Database 11g
14 23 (11.27%) Oracle Database 10g
14 23 (11.27%) ESRI
14 23 (11.27%) Quality Management
15 22 (10.78%) Migration
15 22 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
15 22 (10.78%) J2EE
16 21 (10.29%) Finance
17 20 (9.80%) Web Services

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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 38 (18.63%) ArcGIS
2 12 (5.88%) WebSphere
2 12 (5.88%) WebSphere Portal
3 9 (4.41%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.94%) Apache
4 6 (2.94%) nginx
4 6 (2.94%) SAS
4 6 (2.94%) Smallworld
5 5 (2.45%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.45%) GeoServer
6 3 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.98%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.98%) JBoss
8 1 (0.49%) ArcSDE
8 1 (0.49%) CMS
8 1 (0.49%) Gentran
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 19 (9.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (7.35%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.94%) AutoCAD
4 4 (1.96%) Stata
5 2 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.98%) SPSS
6 1 (0.49%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.49%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.49%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 11 (5.39%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.45%) Maximo
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.49%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.49%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.49%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.96%) Office 365
2 4 (1.96%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 4 (1.96%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.98%) GitHub
4 1 (0.49%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.43%) GSM
2 6 (2.94%) Ethernet
3 5 (2.45%) 5G
3 5 (2.45%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (2.45%) Wireless
4 4 (1.96%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
5 3 (1.47%) 3G
5 3 (1.47%) 4G
6 2 (0.98%) 2G
6 2 (0.98%) ATM
6 2 (0.98%) Internet
6 2 (0.98%) SDH
6 2 (0.98%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.98%) UMTS
7 1 (0.49%) DSLAM
7 1 (0.49%) HTTP
7 1 (0.49%) LAN
7 1 (0.49%) SMS
7 1 (0.49%) SSL
7 1 (0.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (17.16%) Geospatial Data
2 25 (12.25%) Big Data
3 24 (11.76%) Oracle Database
4 23 (11.27%) Oracle Database 10g
4 23 (11.27%) Oracle Database 11g
5 18 (8.82%) QGIS
6 17 (8.33%) Spatial Data
7 12 (5.88%) Hadoop
7 12 (5.88%) SQL Server
8 8 (3.92%) Apache Hive
8 8 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (3.43%) NoSQL
10 6 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.96%) Redis
11 4 (1.96%) Relational Database
12 3 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (1.47%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.47%) Text Mining
13 2 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.98%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (5.39%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.43%) Maven
3 6 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (2.45%) JIRA
5 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Blend
6 2 (0.98%) CruiseControl
6 2 (0.98%) ERwin
6 2 (0.98%) FishEye
6 2 (0.98%) Hudson
6 2 (0.98%) JUnit
6 2 (0.98%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.98%) TestPartner
7 1 (0.49%) Ant
7 1 (0.49%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.49%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.49%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.49%) Subversion
7 1 (0.49%) webpack
7 1 (0.49%) Zephyr
General
1 21 (10.29%) Finance
2 19 (9.31%) Telecoms
3 13 (6.37%) Banking
4 8 (3.92%) Legal
5 6 (2.94%) Electronics
5 6 (2.94%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.96%) Local Government
6 4 (1.96%) Publishing
7 2 (0.98%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.98%) Marketing
7 2 (0.98%) Military
8 1 (0.49%) Billing
8 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 41 (20.10%) Developer
2 30 (14.71%) Analyst
3 19 (9.31%) Consultant
4 16 (7.84%) Architect
5 12 (5.88%) GIS Analyst
5 12 (5.88%) GIS Specialist
5 12 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
6 11 (5.39%) Development Engineer
6 11 (5.39%) Software Development Engineer
6 11 (5.39%) Software Integration Engineer
7 10 (4.90%) Data Analyst
7 10 (4.90%) Java Developer
7 10 (4.90%) Security Consultant
8 9 (4.41%) GIS Developer
9 8 (3.92%) Software Developer
10 7 (3.43%) DV Cleared Java Developer
10 7 (3.43%) Software Engineer
10 7 (3.43%) Support Engineer
11 6 (2.94%) Senior Consultant
11 6 (2.94%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.25%) XML
2 22 (10.78%) J2EE
3 20 (9.80%) Web Services
4 19 (9.31%) JSF
5 9 (4.41%) .NET
5 9 (4.41%) CSS
6 7 (3.43%) HTML
7 6 (2.94%) Middleware
7 6 (2.94%) ModSecurity
7 6 (2.94%) REST
8 5 (2.45%) HTML5
9 4 (1.96%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (1.96%) PostGIS
9 4 (1.96%) SOAP
9 4 (1.96%) Visualforce
10 3 (1.47%) JSON
10 3 (1.47%) JTS
10 3 (1.47%) Node.js
10 3 (1.47%) RESTful
10 3 (1.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.37%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.43%) Data Structures
4 5 (2.45%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.96%) Linked Data
5 4 (1.96%) LLPG
6 3 (1.47%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.47%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.47%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.98%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.98%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.98%) iPad
7 2 (0.98%) iPhone
7 2 (0.98%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.98%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.49%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.49%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.69%) Windows
2 15 (7.35%) Linux
2 15 (7.35%) Windows Server
3 10 (4.90%) Unix
4 6 (2.94%) CentOS
5 5 (2.45%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.47%) Solaris
6 3 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.98%) Fedora
7 2 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.98%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.49%) AIX
8 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 23 (11.27%) Quality Management
2 23 (11.27%) Requirements Analysis
2 23 (11.27%) Software Architecture
2 23 (11.27%) Web Application Development
3 22 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (10.78%) Migration
4 16 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (7.35%) CAD
5 15 (7.35%) Data Modelling
5 15 (7.35%) Information Security
6 14 (6.86%) Project Management
7 13 (6.37%) Data Migration
8 12 (5.88%) DevOps
9 11 (5.39%) Image Processing
9 11 (5.39%) Process Management
9 11 (5.39%) Statistics
10 10 (4.90%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (4.90%) Spatial Analysis
11 9 (4.41%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 60 (29.41%) SQL
2 34 (16.67%) Java
3 32 (15.69%) Python
4 27 (13.24%) C
5 25 (12.25%) PL/SQL
6 13 (6.37%) JavaScript
7 11 (5.39%) C#
8 8 (3.92%) R
9 7 (3.43%) C++
10 6 (2.94%) Dart
11 4 (1.96%) Apex Code
11 4 (1.96%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.96%) Perl
11 4 (1.96%) PHP
12 3 (1.47%) Scala
12 3 (1.47%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.47%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.47%) VBA
13 2 (0.98%) ES6
13 2 (0.98%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 48 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 28 (13.73%) DV Cleared
3 25 (12.25%) Degree
4 20 (9.80%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.94%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (2.94%) CISSP
5 6 (2.94%) CLAS
6 4 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.96%) HND
7 3 (1.47%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.98%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.49%) GISP
9 1 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.39%) Data Quality
2 7 (3.43%) JSP 440
3 6 (2.94%) QA
3 6 (2.94%) RMADS
4 3 (1.47%) BS7666
4 3 (1.47%) PMO
5 1 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.49%) GDPR
5 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (7.84%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.43%) Docker
3 1 (0.49%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.94%) Ansible
2 3 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.98%) Oozie
Vendors
1 45 (22.06%) Oracle
2 33 (16.18%) Microsoft
3 23 (11.27%) ESRI
4 13 (6.37%) Mapinfo
5 11 (5.39%) Fujitsu
6 8 (3.92%) Red Hat
7 7 (3.43%) Google
8 6 (2.94%) SAP
9 4 (1.96%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.96%) Remedy
9 4 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.47%) Mapbox
10 3 (1.47%) Tableau
11 2 (0.98%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.98%) BT
11 2 (0.98%) HP
11 2 (0.98%) Splunk
11 2 (0.98%) Teradata
12 1 (0.49%) Cisco
12 1 (0.49%) VMware