Period
to 20 January 2020

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 20 January 2020 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
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 530 624 654
Rank change year-on-year +94 +30 -77
Contract jobs citing GIS 188 213 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.35% 1.05% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 111 90
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +36.36%
10th Percentile £235 £300 £200
90th Percentile £701 £675 £575
UK median daily rate £438 £473 £444
% change year-on-year -7.41% +6.48% +21.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 29
England median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -5.41% +94.74%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.91 £10.02
90th Percentile £25.50 £24.00 £36.09
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -14.71% -10.53% +100.00%

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 13,974 20,321 20,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.25% 22.62% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,424 14,115 14,150
England median daily rate £475 £484 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.86% +2.43% +9.88%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £631
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 216 224
England median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £31.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +12.07% +13.56%
10th Percentile £13.80 £14.75 £15.20
90th Percentile £57.10 £56.66 £58.19
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year - +5.69% +9.12%

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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 20 January 2020.

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 20 January 2020.

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 20 January 2020. 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
South East +69 65 £579 +11.57% 20
London +112 53 £475 +5.56% 7
North of England +30 28 £425 -2.86% 8
Midlands +56 21 £413 +32.00% 9
South West -6 17 £439 -20.18% 10
North West +9 15 £488 +14.71% 3
West Midlands +50 13 £450 +40.63% 4
East Midlands +29 9 £413 +34.69% 5
Yorkshire +28 8 £187 -58.38% 4
East of England +35 5 £363 - 4
North East - 5 £425 - 1
GIS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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 58 (30.85%) Python
2 57 (30.32%) ArcGIS
3 50 (26.60%) Geospatial Data
4 41 (21.81%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (20.74%) ESRI
6 35 (18.62%) Security Cleared
6 35 (18.62%) SQL
7 34 (18.09%) JavaScript
8 32 (17.02%) CAD
9 30 (15.96%) Oracle
9 30 (15.96%) Data Science
10 28 (14.89%) GeoServer
11 27 (14.36%) SC Cleared
12 25 (13.30%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (12.77%) Finance
14 23 (12.23%) Linux
14 23 (12.23%) Degree
14 23 (12.23%) Data Management
15 22 (11.70%) SDLC
15 22 (11.70%) Data Modelling
16 21 (11.17%) Web Services
16 21 (11.17%) Azure
17 20 (10.64%) Spatial Data
17 20 (10.64%) Information Management
18 19 (10.11%) Software Engineering
18 19 (10.11%) QGIS
19 18 (9.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 18 (9.57%) Analytics
19 18 (9.57%) Machine Learning
19 18 (9.57%) SQL Server

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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 57 (30.32%) ArcGIS
2 28 (14.89%) GeoServer
3 13 (6.91%) Jupyter
4 12 (6.38%) Apache
4 12 (6.38%) Apache Spark
5 6 (3.19%) Smallworld
6 5 (2.66%) JBoss
7 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.06%) WildFly
9 1 (0.53%) ArcSDE
9 1 (0.53%) Confluence
9 1 (0.53%) Documentum
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle Spatial
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (4.26%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.60%) MicroStation
4 3 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.60%) SPSS
4 3 (1.60%) Stata
5 2 (1.06%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.53%) ArcInfo
6 1 (0.53%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.53%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.53%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.53%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.53%) Maximo
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.53%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.17%) Azure
2 14 (7.45%) PaaS
3 12 (6.38%) Azure Machine Learning
4 7 (3.72%) npm
5 5 (2.66%) AWS
6 3 (1.60%) SaaS
7 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.53%) GCP
7 1 (0.53%) IaaS
7 1 (0.53%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.57%) Internet
2 4 (2.13%) DMZ
2 4 (2.13%) HTTPS
2 4 (2.13%) SSL
3 1 (0.53%) ATM
3 1 (0.53%) DWDM
3 1 (0.53%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.53%) Extranet
3 1 (0.53%) Intranet
3 1 (0.53%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.53%) SDH
3 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.53%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (26.60%) Geospatial Data
2 20 (10.64%) Spatial Data
3 19 (10.11%) QGIS
4 18 (9.57%) SQL Server
5 17 (9.04%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (6.91%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (5.85%) NoSQL
8 8 (4.26%) Relational Database
9 7 (3.72%) Oracle Database
10 4 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.60%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (1.60%) Big Data
11 3 (1.60%) Cosmos DB
11 3 (1.60%) SSDT
12 2 (1.06%) Data Mining
12 2 (1.06%) Hadoop
12 2 (1.06%) HBase
12 2 (1.06%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.53%) QlikView
13 1 (0.53%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 16 (8.51%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.72%) Grunt
2 7 (3.72%) gulp
3 6 (3.19%) Selenium
4 5 (2.66%) Maven
5 3 (1.60%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (1.60%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.60%) Visual Studio Code
6 2 (1.06%) JIRA
6 2 (1.06%) MSTest
6 2 (1.06%) PyCharm
6 2 (1.06%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.06%) Subversion
6 2 (1.06%) tSQLt
7 1 (0.53%) Hudson
7 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (12.77%) Finance
2 17 (9.04%) Public Sector
3 11 (5.85%) Local Government
3 11 (5.85%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.72%) Back Office
5 5 (2.66%) Law
6 4 (2.13%) Publishing
7 2 (1.06%) Legal
7 2 (1.06%) Marketing
7 2 (1.06%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.53%) Billing
8 1 (0.53%) Electronics
8 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 41 (21.81%) Developer
2 23 (12.23%) Data Scientist
3 19 (10.11%) GIS Developer
4 18 (9.57%) Analyst
5 17 (9.04%) Architect
6 15 (7.98%) GIS Technician
7 14 (7.45%) Consultant
8 12 (6.38%) GIS Analyst
8 12 (6.38%) GIS Consultant
9 10 (5.32%) Head of Information
10 8 (4.26%) Senior Data Scientist
11 7 (3.72%) Fibre Planner
11 7 (3.72%) GIS Architect
11 7 (3.72%) GIS Specialist
12 6 (3.19%) Administrator
12 6 (3.19%) Data Architect
12 6 (3.19%) Java Developer
12 6 (3.19%) JavaScript Developer
12 6 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
13 5 (2.66%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.17%) Web Services
2 15 (7.98%) Pandas
3 13 (6.91%) AngularJS
3 13 (6.91%) NumPy
3 13 (6.91%) PySpark
3 13 (6.91%) REST
4 12 (6.38%) Keras
4 12 (6.38%) scikit-learn
4 12 (6.38%) TensorFlow
5 11 (5.85%) PostGIS
6 10 (5.32%) HTML
7 9 (4.79%) CSS
8 6 (3.19%) .NET
8 6 (3.19%) Middleware
8 6 (3.19%) OpenLayers
8 6 (3.19%) XML
9 5 (2.66%) JSON
9 5 (2.66%) React
9 5 (2.66%) Spring
10 3 (1.60%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (9.04%) Management Information System
2 16 (8.51%) Data Centre
3 13 (6.91%) Lidar
4 8 (4.26%) Smart City
5 7 (3.72%) Fibre Optics
6 6 (3.19%) Algorithms
6 6 (3.19%) LLPG
7 4 (2.13%) Clustering
7 4 (2.13%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.60%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.60%) User Experience
9 2 (1.06%) Photography
10 1 (0.53%) AS400
10 1 (0.53%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.23%) Linux
2 7 (3.72%) Unix
3 4 (2.13%) Windows
4 3 (1.60%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (21.81%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (17.02%) CAD
3 30 (15.96%) Data Science
4 25 (13.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (12.23%) Data Management
6 22 (11.70%) Data Modelling
6 22 (11.70%) SDLC
7 20 (10.64%) Information Management
8 19 (10.11%) Software Engineering
9 18 (9.57%) Analytics
9 18 (9.57%) Machine Learning
9 18 (9.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 17 (9.04%) Computer Science
10 17 (9.04%) Visualisation
11 15 (7.98%) DevOps
11 15 (7.98%) Mathematics
12 14 (7.45%) Decision-Making
12 14 (7.45%) Open Source
13 13 (6.91%) Information Assurance
13 13 (6.91%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 58 (30.85%) Python
2 35 (18.62%) SQL
3 34 (18.09%) JavaScript
4 17 (9.04%) Java
5 9 (4.79%) R
6 7 (3.72%) TypeScript
7 6 (3.19%) C#
8 4 (2.13%) C
8 4 (2.13%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.60%) Java 8
9 3 (1.60%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.06%) C++
10 2 (1.06%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.06%) Scala
11 1 (0.53%) Magik
11 1 (0.53%) PHP
11 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.53%) Ruby
11 1 (0.53%) VB
11 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (18.62%) Security Cleared
2 27 (14.36%) SC Cleared
3 23 (12.23%) Degree
4 10 (5.32%) Numerate Degree
4 10 (5.32%) PhD
5 9 (4.79%) Master's Degree
6 4 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.60%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.06%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.06%) PMP
9 1 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.79%) GDPR
2 5 (2.66%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.66%) PMO
3 3 (1.60%) QA
4 1 (0.53%) BS7799
System Software
1 3 (1.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.06%) Terraform
2 1 (0.53%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 39 (20.74%) ESRI
2 30 (15.96%) Oracle
3 11 (5.85%) Tableau
4 9 (4.79%) Mapinfo
4 9 (4.79%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.60%) Google
6 2 (1.06%) IBM
6 2 (1.06%) SAP
7 1 (0.53%) Autodesk
7 1 (0.53%) Avaya
7 1 (0.53%) Capita
7 1 (0.53%) Civica
7 1 (0.53%) HP
7 1 (0.53%) Trapeze