Period
to 27 November 2021

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 27 November 2021 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
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 599 398 565
Rank change year-on-year -201 +167 +124
Contract jobs citing GIS 162 119 191
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.39% 0.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.07% 1.72% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 77 85
10th Percentile £251 £206 £296
25th Percentile £400 £220 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% -
75th Percentile £597 £525 £613
90th Percentile £650 £613 £775
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 24
10th Percentile £18.33 £11.01 £10.03
25th Percentile £20.45 £11.41 £10.60
Median hourly rate £21.69 £16.50 £15.00
Median % change year-on-year +31.45% +10.00% -23.08%
75th Percentile £29.69 £28.44 £21.13
90th Percentile £56.88 £42.23 £54.50
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +68.00% -16.67% -13.04%

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 15,172 6,914 16,475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.52% 22.58% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,931 4,852 11,402
10th Percentile £356 £313 £321
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £638 £600 £575
90th Percentile £725 £688 £663
UK median daily rate £525 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 112 228
10th Percentile £17.75 £12.63 £12.75
25th Percentile £24.50 £19.15 £17.00
Median hourly rate £39.40 £30.25 £28.10
Median % change year-on-year +30.25% +7.67% +0.34%
75th Percentile £57.81 £47.81 £45.00
90th Percentile £65.25 £60.23 £72.15
UK median hourly rate £39.08 £27.23 £27.94
% change year-on-year +43.50% -2.54% +1.18%

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing GIS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for GIS in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing GIS in England.

Daily rate trend for GIS in England

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Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing GIS in England over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

Daily rate histogram for GIS in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing GIS in England.

Hourly rate trend for GIS in England

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Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing GIS in England over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

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 27 November 2021. 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 -179 53 £475 +11.76% 16
South East -95 34 £525 +16.67% 12
South West -43 27 £438 -2.78% 16
North of England -66 14 £475 +54.57% 9
Midlands -61 11 £475 +35.71% 9
East of England -47 10 £475 -5.00% 9
North West -50 10 £475 +5.56% 9
West Midlands -55 10 £475 +35.71% 6
Yorkshire -41 4 - -
East Midlands -33 1 £425 - 3
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UK

For the 6 months to 27 November 2021, 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 54 (33.33%) Geospatial Data
2 40 (24.69%) ArcGIS
3 36 (22.22%) Python
3 36 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 34 (20.99%) Social Skills
5 32 (19.75%) ESRI
6 30 (18.52%) C
6 30 (18.52%) SQL Server
6 30 (18.52%) Asset Management
7 29 (17.90%) Windows
7 29 (17.90%) Management Information System
8 28 (17.28%) SQL
9 26 (16.05%) SC Cleared
10 23 (14.20%) Software Engineering
11 22 (13.58%) Configuration Management
11 22 (13.58%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (13.58%) Linux
12 21 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (12.96%) Azure
13 20 (12.35%) DevOps
13 20 (12.35%) Migration
14 19 (11.73%) EAM
14 19 (11.73%) Project Management
14 19 (11.73%) Microsoft
15 18 (11.11%) Java
15 18 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
16 17 (10.49%) SDLC
16 17 (10.49%) JavaScript
16 17 (10.49%) Microsoft Office
16 17 (10.49%) 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 40 (24.69%) ArcGIS
2 6 (3.70%) Apache
3 3 (1.85%) CMS
3 3 (1.85%) Smallworld
4 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.23%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.62%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.62%) ArcSDE
5 1 (0.62%) Hyperledger
5 1 (0.62%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (10.49%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (7.41%) Photoshop
3 8 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (3.09%) SPSS
5 3 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (1.23%) AutoCAD
6 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.62%) Revit
7 1 (0.62%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (10.49%) Maximo
2 2 (1.23%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.62%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.62%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.62%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.96%) Azure
2 10 (6.17%) AWS
3 9 (5.56%) Power Platform
4 4 (2.47%) Amazon S3
4 4 (2.47%) Amazon SageMaker
5 3 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.85%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (1.85%) GitHub
5 3 (1.85%) GitHub Actions
5 3 (1.85%) IBM Blueworks
5 3 (1.85%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (1.85%) PaaS
5 3 (1.85%) Serverless
6 2 (1.23%) Azure Synapse Analytics
6 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.23%) npm
7 1 (0.62%) AWS Fargate
7 1 (0.62%) GCP
7 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.62%) DNS
1 1 (0.62%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (33.33%) Geospatial Data
2 30 (18.52%) SQL Server
3 12 (7.41%) QGIS
4 9 (5.56%) Power BI
5 7 (4.32%) Tableau
6 6 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.47%) Data Mining
7 4 (2.47%) Spatial Data
8 3 (1.85%) Amazon Athena
8 3 (1.85%) Neo4j
8 3 (1.85%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.62%) Big Data
10 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.62%) MySQL
10 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (9.26%) Eclipse
1 15 (9.26%) NetBeans
1 15 (9.26%) Rational DOORS
1 15 (9.26%) Rational Rhapsody
1 15 (9.26%) Rational Team Concert
2 7 (4.32%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.23%) gulp
4 1 (0.62%) GitLab
4 1 (0.62%) JIRA
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.62%) Zephyr
General
1 34 (20.99%) Social Skills
2 18 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (8.64%) Public Sector
4 12 (7.41%) Local Government
5 5 (3.09%) Finance
5 5 (3.09%) Publishing
6 4 (2.47%) Marketing
6 4 (2.47%) Organisational Skills
7 3 (1.85%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.85%) Presentation Skills
7 3 (1.85%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.23%) Back Office
8 2 (1.23%) Electronics
8 2 (1.23%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 2 (1.23%) Law
8 2 (1.23%) Legal
9 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.62%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 26 (16.05%) Analyst
2 20 (12.35%) Software Engineer
3 18 (11.11%) Architect
4 15 (9.26%) C Software Engineer
4 15 (9.26%) Developer
4 15 (9.26%) Java Engineer
4 15 (9.26%) Java Software Engineer
5 14 (8.64%) C++ Software Engineer
6 13 (8.02%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 13 (8.02%) Project Manager
6 13 (8.02%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (6.79%) Asset Management Project Manager
8 10 (6.17%) Data Engineer
9 9 (5.56%) GIS Analyst
9 9 (5.56%) Senior Developer
10 8 (4.94%) Data Analyst
10 8 (4.94%) GIS Architect
10 8 (4.94%) GIS Support
11 7 (4.32%) Consultant
11 7 (4.32%) GIS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.49%) Web Services
2 15 (9.26%) CORBA
2 15 (9.26%) Motif
3 12 (7.41%) CSS
3 12 (7.41%) HTML
4 8 (4.94%) .NET
5 7 (4.32%) Sass
6 6 (3.70%) HTML5
6 6 (3.70%) OpenLayers
7 5 (3.09%) REST
8 4 (2.47%) .NET Core
8 4 (2.47%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.85%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.85%) ASP.NET Core
9 3 (1.85%) Entity Framework
9 3 (1.85%) PostGIS
9 3 (1.85%) RESTful
9 3 (1.85%) XML
10 2 (1.23%) Leaflet
10 2 (1.23%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.90%) Management Information System
2 15 (9.26%) Client/Server
2 15 (9.26%) Legacy Applications
3 9 (5.56%) Legacy Systems
4 6 (3.70%) Algorithms
5 5 (3.09%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (2.47%) CMDB
6 4 (2.47%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.23%) Digital Wallet
7 2 (1.23%) iPad
7 2 (1.23%) Smart City
8 1 (0.62%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.62%) Fibre Optics
8 1 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.62%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.62%) SCADA
8 1 (0.62%) Shadow IT
8 1 (0.62%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (17.90%) Windows
2 22 (13.58%) Linux
3 12 (7.41%) Windows 10
3 12 (7.41%) Windows 7
3 12 (7.41%) Windows Server
3 12 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (7.41%) Windows Server 2016
3 12 (7.41%) Windows Server 2019
4 1 (0.62%) Alpine Linux
4 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.52%) Asset Management
2 23 (14.20%) Software Engineering
3 22 (13.58%) Configuration Management
3 22 (13.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (12.35%) DevOps
5 20 (12.35%) Migration
6 19 (11.73%) EAM
6 19 (11.73%) Project Management
7 17 (10.49%) Information Security
7 17 (10.49%) SDLC
8 16 (9.88%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (9.88%) Data Migration
8 16 (9.88%) Decision-Making
9 15 (9.26%) ITIL
10 13 (8.02%) Data Modelling
10 13 (8.02%) Image Processing
10 13 (8.02%) Project Delivery
10 13 (8.02%) Systems Engineering
11 12 (7.41%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 36 (22.22%) Python
2 30 (18.52%) C
3 28 (17.28%) SQL
4 18 (11.11%) Java
5 17 (10.49%) JavaScript
6 16 (9.88%) C++
7 12 (7.41%) PowerShell
7 12 (7.41%) VB
8 9 (5.56%) R
9 7 (4.32%) C#
10 6 (3.70%) TypeScript
11 5 (3.09%) ES6
11 5 (3.09%) PHP
12 3 (1.85%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.23%) ABAP
14 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.62%) Fortran
14 1 (0.62%) Perl
14 1 (0.62%) Ruby
14 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 26 (16.05%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.26%) DV Cleared
4 13 (8.02%) Degree
5 12 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (7.41%) PMI Certification
5 12 (7.41%) PMP
6 6 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (2.47%) DBS Check
7 4 (2.47%) ISEB
8 3 (1.85%) IIBA
9 2 (1.23%) HND
10 1 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.62%) PhD
10 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.88%) Data Quality
2 9 (5.56%) QA
3 2 (1.23%) Accessibility
3 2 (1.23%) WCAG
4 1 (0.62%) BS7666
4 1 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.62%) GDPR
4 1 (0.62%) PMO
4 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (7.41%) Active Directory
1 12 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 12 (7.41%) VMware NSX
2 1 (0.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (7.41%) Ansible
2 3 (1.85%) Terraform
3 1 (0.62%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 32 (19.75%) ESRI
2 19 (11.73%) Microsoft
3 17 (10.49%) IBM
4 16 (9.88%) Oracle
5 12 (7.41%) Cisco
5 12 (7.41%) Lumension
5 12 (7.41%) Sophos
5 12 (7.41%) VMware
6 11 (6.79%) SAP
7 4 (2.47%) Autodesk
7 4 (2.47%) Databricks
7 4 (2.47%) LogRhythm
8 2 (1.23%) EMC
8 2 (1.23%) IBM Sterling
8 2 (1.23%) Mapinfo
8 2 (1.23%) Minitab
8 2 (1.23%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.23%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.62%) Google