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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK / England
Rank 422 458 429
Rank change year-on-year +36 -29  
Contract jobs citing GIS 153 155 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.32% 0.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.62% 1.42% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 71 83
Median daily rate £340 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £550 £693
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -15.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 33 15
Median hourly rate £9.50 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.76% -6.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.50 £21.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -54.76% +55.55%  

GIS is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 9433 10948 10834
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 22.86% 22.32% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6420 7409 7063
Median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 159 146
Median hourly rate £34.24 £32.75 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing GIS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GIS in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +49 58 £296 -21.06% 7
London +5 35 £369 -11.67% 11
North West +32 19 £331 +26.19% 5
Yorkshire +18 11 - - 2
North East -19 10 £340 -33.33%
East of England +2 7 £344 - 5
South West 0 7 £375 +3.44% 1
West Midlands +14 2 £388 - 3
East Midlands 0 2 £275 -8.33%
Midlands +8 1 - -
GIS
UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 65 (23.30%) Microsoft
2 60 (21.51%) ArcGIS
3 48 (17.20%) Degree
4 40 (14.34%) SQL
5 38 (13.62%) MS Office
6 37 (13.26%) Telecoms
6 37 (13.26%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (12.19%) ESRI
7 34 (12.19%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (11.83%) Finance
9 32 (11.47%) Geospatial Data
10 30 (10.75%) JavaScript
11 29 (10.39%) MS Excel
12 28 (10.04%) Project Management
13 26 (9.32%) Mapinfo
14 24 (8.60%) HTML
14 24 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (8.60%) Data Management
15 23 (8.24%) Scrum
16 22 (7.89%) Python
16 22 (7.89%) Spatial Data
17 21 (7.53%) Windows
17 21 (7.53%) Security Cleared
18 18 (6.45%) Banking
18 18 (6.45%) Java
18 18 (6.45%) C#
18 18 (6.45%) QGIS
19 17 (6.09%) Maximo
20 16 (5.73%) Management Information System
20 16 (5.73%) .NET

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Top Related 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 60 (21.51%) ArcGIS
2 15 (5.38%) Smallworld
3 12 (4.30%) GeoServer
4 8 (2.87%) CMS
5 6 (2.15%) SAS
6 5 (1.79%) IBM HTTP Server
6 5 (1.79%) Oracle Spatial
7 3 (1.08%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.08%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.72%) Apache
8 2 (0.72%) ArcSDE
8 2 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.72%) IIS
9 1 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.36%) Documentum
9 1 (0.36%) Predix
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 38 (13.62%) MS Office
2 29 (10.39%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.79%) Stata
4 3 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.72%) MicroStation
5 2 (0.72%) SPSS
6 1 (0.36%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (6.09%) Maximo
2 4 (1.43%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.36%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.36%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.58%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.43%) Heroku
4 3 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.36%) PaaS
5 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.58%) Internet
2 5 (1.79%) 2G
2 5 (1.79%) 4G
2 5 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.43%) 3G
3 4 (1.43%) ATM
3 4 (1.43%) GPON
3 4 (1.43%) HTTPS
3 4 (1.43%) SDH
4 3 (1.08%) Intranet
5 2 (0.72%) DMZ
5 2 (0.72%) HTTP
5 2 (0.72%) SSL
6 1 (0.36%) DHCP
6 1 (0.36%) DNS
6 1 (0.36%) GSM
6 1 (0.36%) SAN
6 1 (0.36%) UMTS
6 1 (0.36%) VPN
6 1 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.47%) Geospatial Data
2 22 (7.89%) Spatial Data
3 18 (6.45%) QGIS
4 15 (5.38%) SQL Server
5 10 (3.58%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.15%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.79%) Big Data
8 4 (1.43%) MS Access
9 3 (1.08%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.72%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.72%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.72%) Neo4j
10 2 (0.72%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.36%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 9 (3.23%) JIRA
2 7 (2.51%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.51%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (1.43%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.43%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.08%) Subversion
5 3 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.72%) Ant
6 2 (0.72%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.72%) Babel
6 2 (0.72%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.72%) Maven
6 2 (0.72%) MSTest
6 2 (0.72%) NuGet
6 2 (0.72%) webpack
7 1 (0.36%) Hudson
7 1 (0.36%) Mockito
7 1 (0.36%) Moq
7 1 (0.36%) TestRail
General
1 37 (13.26%) Telecoms
2 33 (11.83%) Finance
3 18 (6.45%) Banking
4 13 (4.66%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.15%) Publishing
6 5 (1.79%) Local Government
7 4 (1.43%) Military
8 3 (1.08%) Back Office
9 2 (0.72%) Billing
9 2 (0.72%) French Language
9 2 (0.72%) German Language
9 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.36%) Electronics
10 1 (0.36%) Front Office
10 1 (0.36%) Games
10 1 (0.36%) Legal
10 1 (0.36%) Marketing
10 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 77 (27.60%) GIS Technician
2 49 (17.56%) Analyst
3 38 (13.62%) Developer
4 26 (9.32%) Data Technician
5 23 (8.24%) Consultant
6 21 (7.53%) Project Manager
7 20 (7.17%) GIS Analyst
8 17 (6.09%) Data Analyst
9 11 (3.94%) Architect
9 11 (3.94%) GIS Data Analyst
9 11 (3.94%) Security Consultant
10 10 (3.58%) Java Developer
10 10 (3.58%) Senior Consultant
11 8 (2.87%) AWS Consultant
11 8 (2.87%) Cloud Consultant
11 8 (2.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 8 (2.87%) Senior Security Consultant
11 8 (2.87%) Software Developer
12 7 (2.51%) C# .NET Developer
12 7 (2.51%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.60%) HTML
2 16 (5.73%) .NET
3 15 (5.38%) CSS
3 15 (5.38%) jQuery
3 15 (5.38%) OpenLayers
4 13 (4.66%) Web Services
5 12 (4.30%) AngularJS
5 12 (4.30%) SignalR
6 10 (3.58%) .NET Framework
6 10 (3.58%) Java EE
7 9 (3.23%) Entity Framework
7 9 (3.23%) HTML5
8 8 (2.87%) JPA
8 8 (2.87%) Leaflet
8 8 (2.87%) Node.js
8 8 (2.87%) REST
8 8 (2.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (2.51%) Hibernate
10 6 (2.15%) ASP.NET
10 6 (2.15%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.26%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.73%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.51%) User Experience
5 6 (2.15%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.43%) Clustering
6 4 (1.43%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.08%) Life Science
7 3 (1.08%) LLPG
7 3 (1.08%) NHS
8 2 (0.72%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.72%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.72%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.72%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.36%) Animation
9 1 (0.36%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.36%) Handset
9 1 (0.36%) Social Media
9 1 (0.36%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.53%) Windows
2 12 (4.30%) Linux
3 10 (3.58%) Unix
3 10 (3.58%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.15%) AIX
4 6 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.43%) Android
6 3 (1.08%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.72%) OS/390
7 2 (0.72%) Solaris
7 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (12.19%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (10.04%) Project Management
3 24 (8.60%) Data Management
3 24 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (8.24%) Scrum
5 15 (5.38%) Asset Management
5 15 (5.38%) IT Strategy
5 15 (5.38%) PRINCE2
6 13 (4.66%) Information Security
7 12 (4.30%) TDD
8 11 (3.94%) Internal Audit
8 11 (3.94%) Security Architecture
8 11 (3.94%) Security Management
8 11 (3.94%) SOA
9 10 (3.58%) Migration
9 10 (3.58%) MVC
9 10 (3.58%) SDLC
9 10 (3.58%) Web Development
10 9 (3.23%) Data Analysis
10 9 (3.23%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 40 (14.34%) SQL
2 30 (10.75%) JavaScript
3 22 (7.89%) Python
4 18 (6.45%) C#
4 18 (6.45%) Java
5 8 (2.87%) R
6 7 (2.51%) C
7 5 (1.79%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.43%) JCL
8 4 (1.43%) sed
8 4 (1.43%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.08%) PHP
9 3 (1.08%) Scala
9 3 (1.08%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.08%) VB
10 2 (0.72%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.72%) C++
10 2 (0.72%) ES6
10 2 (0.72%) Magik
10 2 (0.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (17.20%) Degree
2 21 (7.53%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.94%) DV Cleared
4 8 (2.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (1.43%) GISP
5 4 (1.43%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.43%) RHCSA
5 4 (1.43%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.72%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.36%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.94%) QA
2 5 (1.79%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.36%) BS7666
3 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.43%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.72%) Ansible
2 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.36%) Packer
2 1 (0.36%) Terraform
Vendors
1 65 (23.30%) Microsoft
2 34 (12.19%) ESRI
3 26 (9.32%) Mapinfo
4 15 (5.38%) Oracle
5 8 (2.87%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (2.15%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.15%) SAP
7 5 (1.79%) Alteryx
7 5 (1.79%) Tableau
8 4 (1.43%) Veritas
9 3 (1.08%) Autodesk
9 3 (1.08%) Cisco
9 3 (1.08%) VMware
10 2 (0.72%) Becrypt
10 2 (0.72%) LogRhythm
10 2 (0.72%) Lumension
10 2 (0.72%) Mapbox
10 2 (0.72%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.36%) Facebook
11 1 (0.36%) Twitter
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