Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 630 534 603
Rank change year-on-year -96 +69 -40
Contract jobs citing GIS 224 277 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.32% 0.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.08% 1.43% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 108 116
England median daily rate £500 £340 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.06% -17.33% +2.81%
10th Percentile £250 £175 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £350 £413
% change year-on-year +35.71% -15.15% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 43 61
England median hourly rate £20.60 £9.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.84% -51.28% -2.50%
10th Percentile £12.38 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £46.69 £27.60 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £20.60 £9.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +116.84% -51.28% -2.50%

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 20,818 19,352 22,110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.47% 22.54% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,573 13,058 15,027
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £470 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +7.43% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 224 348
England median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.77% -13.33%
10th Percentile £14.65 £9.25 £12.24
90th Percentile £55.00 £47.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £34.25 £27.50 £25.44
% change year-on-year +24.55% +8.10% -15.20%

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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 19 April 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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +22 109 £550 +41.94% 17
South East -85 45 £388 +27.05% 19
East of England +1 24 £475 +47.86% 9
North of England -49 22 £394 +15.81% 9
South West +12 17 £480 +32.41% 7
North West -37 14 £375 +13.46% 4
Midlands +1 7 £470 +21.29% 7
West Midlands -14 6 £470 +17.50% 6
Yorkshire -27 5 £250 -31.03% 5
North East +14 3 £444 +30.51%
East Midlands -5 1 - - 1
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UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 72 (32.14%) Security Cleared
2 63 (28.13%) SQL
3 57 (25.45%) Oracle
4 54 (24.11%) Windows
5 53 (23.66%) Java
6 50 (22.32%) Software Engineering
7 44 (19.64%) C
8 40 (17.86%) Web Services
8 40 (17.86%) ArcGIS
9 39 (17.41%) Microsoft
9 39 (17.41%) Active Directory
10 36 (16.07%) XML
10 36 (16.07%) PL/SQL
10 36 (16.07%) Migration
10 36 (16.07%) SC Cleared
10 36 (16.07%) DV Cleared
11 35 (15.63%) Oracle Database
12 34 (15.18%) Web Application Development
12 34 (15.18%) Quality Management
12 34 (15.18%) J2EE
13 33 (14.73%) Oracle Database 10g
13 33 (14.73%) Software Architecture
13 33 (14.73%) Oracle Database 11g
13 33 (14.73%) Requirements Analysis
14 32 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
14 32 (14.29%) Geospatial Data
15 31 (13.84%) ESRI
15 31 (13.84%) JSF
16 25 (11.16%) Finance
16 25 (11.16%) Data Migration

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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 (17.86%) ArcGIS
2 20 (8.93%) WebSphere
3 18 (8.04%) WebSphere Portal
4 12 (5.36%) Apache
5 9 (4.02%) nginx
6 8 (3.57%) JBoss
7 6 (2.68%) Smallworld
8 3 (1.34%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.34%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.34%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.89%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.89%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.89%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.89%) IIS
9 2 (0.89%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.89%) SAS
10 1 (0.45%) ArcSDE
10 1 (0.45%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (5.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.34%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.34%) InVision
4 2 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.45%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.45%) ProjectWise
5 1 (0.45%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (7.59%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (3.57%) Maximo
3 3 (1.34%) Eikon
4 2 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.89%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.45%) Finacle
5 1 (0.45%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.45%) LexisNexis TimeMap
5 1 (0.45%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.45%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.23%) SaaS
4 4 (1.79%) GitHub
4 4 (1.79%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 4 (1.79%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.89%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.89%) IaaS
5 2 (0.89%) Office 365
5 2 (0.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.79%) 5G
1 4 (1.79%) Ethernet
1 4 (1.79%) HTTP
1 4 (1.79%) Radio Access Network
1 4 (1.79%) SMS
1 4 (1.79%) Wireless
2 3 (1.34%) SSL
3 2 (0.89%) 802.11
3 2 (0.89%) BGP
3 2 (0.89%) DNS
3 2 (0.89%) HSRP
3 2 (0.89%) Internet
3 2 (0.89%) IPsec
3 2 (0.89%) OSPF
3 2 (0.89%) WebEx
4 1 (0.45%) 2G
4 1 (0.45%) 3G
4 1 (0.45%) 4G
4 1 (0.45%) Intranet
4 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.63%) Oracle Database
2 33 (14.73%) Oracle Database 10g
2 33 (14.73%) Oracle Database 11g
3 32 (14.29%) Geospatial Data
4 22 (9.82%) SQL Server
5 16 (7.14%) Big Data
6 15 (6.70%) Spatial Data
7 11 (4.91%) Hadoop
7 11 (4.91%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (4.91%) Relational Database
8 10 (4.46%) RDBMS
9 9 (4.02%) QGIS
10 8 (3.57%) Apache Hive
11 5 (2.23%) JasperReports
12 4 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (1.34%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 3 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (1.34%) MongoDB
13 3 (1.34%) MySQL
13 3 (1.34%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (5.80%) Jenkins
1 13 (5.80%) Maven
2 9 (4.02%) CruiseControl
2 9 (4.02%) FishEye
2 9 (4.02%) Hudson
2 9 (4.02%) JIRA
2 9 (4.02%) JUnit
2 9 (4.02%) TeamCity
3 7 (3.13%) Microsoft Blend
4 6 (2.68%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.68%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (2.23%) Ant
5 5 (2.23%) ClearQuest
5 5 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.79%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.79%) Selenium
6 4 (1.79%) SoapUI
6 4 (1.79%) Subversion
6 4 (1.79%) Zephyr
7 2 (0.89%) TestPartner
General
1 25 (11.16%) Finance
2 18 (8.04%) Banking
3 11 (4.91%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.68%) Legal
5 5 (2.23%) Local Government
5 5 (2.23%) Marketing
6 4 (1.79%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.34%) Back Office
7 3 (1.34%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (1.34%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.89%) Billing
8 2 (0.89%) Electronics
8 2 (0.89%) Retail
9 1 (0.45%) French Language
9 1 (0.45%) German Language
9 1 (0.45%) Military
9 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (15.18%) Developer
2 30 (13.39%) Analyst
3 27 (12.05%) Architect
4 18 (8.04%) Integration Engineer
5 17 (7.59%) Development Engineer
5 17 (7.59%) Software Development Engineer
5 17 (7.59%) Software Integration Engineer
6 16 (7.14%) Consultant
6 16 (7.14%) Java Developer
7 13 (5.80%) DV Cleared Java Developer
7 13 (5.80%) Software Developer
7 13 (5.80%) Software Engineer
8 12 (5.36%) Java Software Developer
9 11 (4.91%) Designer
9 11 (4.91%) GIS Analyst
9 11 (4.91%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (4.02%) GIS Specialist
11 8 (3.57%) GIS Architect
11 8 (3.57%) GIS Designer
11 8 (3.57%) GIS Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (17.86%) Web Services
2 36 (16.07%) XML
3 34 (15.18%) J2EE
4 31 (13.84%) JSF
5 14 (6.25%) Middleware
6 13 (5.80%) .NET
6 13 (5.80%) REST
7 12 (5.36%) CSS
8 9 (4.02%) GWT
8 9 (4.02%) Spring
9 8 (3.57%) Hibernate
9 8 (3.57%) JSON
9 8 (3.57%) WPF
10 7 (3.13%) JMS
11 6 (2.68%) ModSecurity
12 5 (2.23%) Ajax
12 5 (2.23%) Apache Flex
12 5 (2.23%) AWT
12 5 (2.23%) RESTful
12 5 (2.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.70%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.57%) Client/Server
3 8 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.68%) Data Structures
4 6 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.23%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (2.23%) Taxonomies
6 3 (1.34%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.34%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.34%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.34%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (1.34%) LLPG
6 3 (1.34%) User Experience
7 2 (0.89%) Clustering
7 2 (0.89%) Digital Signage
7 2 (0.89%) Linked Data
7 2 (0.89%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.89%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 54 (24.11%) Windows
2 22 (9.82%) Windows Server
3 18 (8.04%) Linux
4 9 (4.02%) Unix
4 9 (4.02%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.23%) CentOS
6 2 (0.89%) Android
6 2 (0.89%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.89%) DC/OS
6 2 (0.89%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.45%) AIX
7 1 (0.45%) Solaris
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (22.32%) Software Engineering
2 36 (16.07%) Migration
3 34 (15.18%) Quality Management
3 34 (15.18%) Web Application Development
4 33 (14.73%) Requirements Analysis
4 33 (14.73%) Software Architecture
5 32 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (11.16%) Data Migration
7 18 (8.04%) Open Source
8 17 (7.59%) DevOps
8 17 (7.59%) Image Processing
8 17 (7.59%) Process Management
8 17 (7.59%) Project Management
9 15 (6.70%) Data Modelling
9 15 (6.70%) Scrum
10 14 (6.25%) Information Security
11 13 (5.80%) CAD
11 13 (5.80%) ITIL
11 13 (5.80%) Risk Management
12 12 (5.36%) OO
Programming Languages
1 63 (28.13%) SQL
2 53 (23.66%) Java
3 44 (19.64%) C
4 36 (16.07%) PL/SQL
5 24 (10.71%) JavaScript
6 22 (9.82%) Python
7 12 (5.36%) C#
8 10 (4.46%) C++
9 6 (2.68%) Dart
10 4 (1.79%) Apex Code
10 4 (1.79%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.79%) R
11 3 (1.34%) PHP
11 3 (1.34%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.34%) VBA
12 2 (0.89%) Scala
12 2 (0.89%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.45%) JCL
13 1 (0.45%) Magik
13 1 (0.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 72 (32.14%) Security Cleared
2 36 (16.07%) DV Cleared
2 36 (16.07%) SC Cleared
3 21 (9.38%) Degree
4 10 (4.46%) CISSP
5 6 (2.68%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (2.68%) CLAS
6 3 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.89%) CCIE
7 2 (0.89%) CCNP
7 2 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.45%) CISA
8 1 (0.45%) CISM
8 1 (0.45%) GIAC
8 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.45%) PhD
8 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.45%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.02%) PMO
2 8 (3.57%) QA
3 7 (3.13%) JSP 440
4 6 (2.68%) Data Quality
4 6 (2.68%) RMADS
5 3 (1.34%) BS7666
6 1 (0.45%) GDPR
6 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (17.41%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.57%) Docker
3 1 (0.45%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.68%) Ansible
2 4 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.89%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.89%) Oozie
4 1 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 57 (25.45%) Oracle
2 39 (17.41%) Microsoft
3 31 (13.84%) ESRI
4 17 (7.59%) Fujitsu
5 13 (5.80%) SAP
6 12 (5.36%) Google
7 9 (4.02%) Atlassian
7 9 (4.02%) Remedy
8 8 (3.57%) Adobe
8 8 (3.57%) Mapinfo
9 6 (2.68%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (2.23%) Tableau
11 4 (1.79%) Bloomberg
11 4 (1.79%) Cloudera
11 4 (1.79%) Reuters
12 3 (1.34%) Tradeweb
13 2 (0.89%) ATG
13 2 (0.89%) Lotus
13 2 (0.89%) Teradata