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 28 June 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.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 462 485 491
Rank change year-on-year +23 +6  
Contract jobs citing GIS 121 135 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.25% 1.25% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 56 58
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £224 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £413 £350
% change year-on-year -7.87% +17.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 14
Median hourly rate £9.50 £9.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -43.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.50 £9.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year - -34.48%  

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 9673 10772 11887
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 22.38% 21.78% 23.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6387 7370 7871
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 180 173
Median hourly rate £31.00 £31.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.70 £15.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

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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 28 June 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 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 +51 49 £475 +18.75% 11
London +7 26 £405 +24.51% 2
North West -3 11 £330 -30.52% 2
South West 0 9 £575 +80.39% 2
East of England -5 9 £425 +21.42% 1
Yorkshire - 5 £338 - 1
West Midlands +18 3 - -
North East - 3 £380 -
East Midlands -18 1 - -
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UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 82 (30.15%) Microsoft
2 68 (25.00%) ArcGIS
3 55 (20.22%) SQL
4 49 (18.01%) ESRI
5 48 (17.65%) Telecoms
6 45 (16.54%) Mapinfo
7 38 (13.97%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (12.13%) Microsoft Office
9 32 (11.76%) JavaScript
9 32 (11.76%) Geospatial Data
10 31 (11.40%) Finance
11 30 (11.03%) Project Management
11 30 (11.03%) QGIS
12 27 (9.93%) Degree
12 27 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
13 25 (9.19%) Data Management
14 24 (8.82%) Security Cleared
15 22 (8.09%) .NET
16 21 (7.72%) Windows
16 21 (7.72%) Python
16 21 (7.72%) Scrum
17 20 (7.35%) HTML
18 19 (6.99%) Amazon AWS
18 19 (6.99%) Spatial Data
19 18 (6.62%) QA
19 18 (6.62%) Management Information System
19 18 (6.62%) Smallworld
20 17 (6.25%) TDD
20 17 (6.25%) C#
20 17 (6.25%) 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 68 (25.00%) ArcGIS
2 18 (6.62%) Smallworld
3 14 (5.15%) GeoServer
4 7 (2.57%) nginx
5 6 (2.21%) CMS
6 5 (1.84%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (1.10%) IIS
7 3 (1.10%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.74%) ArcSDE
8 2 (0.74%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.74%) SAS
8 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.37%) Drupal
9 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.37%) Gentran
9 1 (0.37%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle Spatial
9 1 (0.37%) Predix
Applications
1 33 (12.13%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.47%) MicroStation
4 3 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.74%) Stata
Business Applications
1 10 (3.68%) Maximo
2 2 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.74%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.37%) FastStats
3 1 (0.37%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.99%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.84%) IaaS
3 5 (1.84%) PaaS
4 4 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.74%) Heroku
5 2 (0.74%) Office 365
6 1 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.57%) Internet
2 4 (1.47%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.10%) 2G
3 3 (1.10%) 3G
3 3 (1.10%) 4G
3 3 (1.10%) ATM
3 3 (1.10%) SDH
3 3 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.74%) DMZ
4 2 (0.74%) GSM
4 2 (0.74%) HTTP
4 2 (0.74%) SSL
4 2 (0.74%) UMTS
5 1 (0.37%) DNS
5 1 (0.37%) Firewall
5 1 (0.37%) SSH
5 1 (0.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.76%) Geospatial Data
2 30 (11.03%) QGIS
3 19 (6.99%) Spatial Data
4 17 (6.25%) SQL Server
5 10 (3.68%) Big Data
6 9 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.94%) Hadoop
8 7 (2.57%) Apache Hive
9 6 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.47%) EDRMS
11 4 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (1.10%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.74%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.74%) MS Access
13 2 (0.74%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.74%) SAP BW
14 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 12 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (4.04%) Maven
3 9 (3.31%) JIRA
4 8 (2.94%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.94%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.57%) Selenium
5 7 (2.57%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (2.57%) Visual Studio
6 6 (2.21%) webpack
7 4 (1.47%) Moq
7 4 (1.47%) MSTest
7 4 (1.47%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.10%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.74%) Ant
9 2 (0.74%) Babel
9 2 (0.74%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.74%) Gradle
9 2 (0.74%) JBehave
9 2 (0.74%) NuGet
9 2 (0.74%) Subversion
General
1 48 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 31 (11.40%) Finance
3 13 (4.78%) Banking
4 11 (4.04%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.94%) Military
6 6 (2.21%) Publishing
7 4 (1.47%) Automotive
7 4 (1.47%) Billing
8 3 (1.10%) Electronics
8 3 (1.10%) Local Government
8 3 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.10%) Marketing
9 2 (0.74%) French Language
9 2 (0.74%) German Language
9 2 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.37%) Advertising
10 1 (0.37%) Back Office
10 1 (0.37%) Games
10 1 (0.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 75 (27.57%) GIS Technician
2 47 (17.28%) Analyst
3 44 (16.18%) Developer
4 32 (11.76%) Consultant
5 28 (10.29%) Data Technician
6 17 (6.25%) Data Analyst
6 17 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 16 (5.88%) Security Consultant
8 15 (5.51%) GIS Analyst
9 14 (5.15%) Senior Consultant
10 10 (3.68%) .NET Developer
10 10 (3.68%) Software Developer
11 9 (3.31%) AWS Consultant
11 9 (3.31%) Business Analyst
11 9 (3.31%) Cloud Consultant
11 9 (3.31%) GIS Developer
11 9 (3.31%) JavaScript Developer
11 9 (3.31%) Senior Security Consultant
12 8 (2.94%) Angular Developer
12 8 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.09%) .NET
2 20 (7.35%) HTML
3 15 (5.51%) SignalR
4 14 (5.15%) .NET Framework
4 14 (5.15%) Web Services
5 13 (4.78%) Entity Framework
5 13 (4.78%) OpenLayers
6 12 (4.41%) AngularJS
6 12 (4.41%) HTML5
6 12 (4.41%) jQuery
7 11 (4.04%) CSS
8 10 (3.68%) Node.js
8 10 (3.68%) REST
8 10 (3.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 9 (3.31%) Java EE
10 8 (2.94%) Leaflet
11 7 (2.57%) ASP.NET
11 7 (2.57%) Sass
11 7 (2.57%) WCF
12 6 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.62%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.31%) User Experience
4 7 (2.57%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.21%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.84%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.84%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.84%) Life Science
6 5 (1.84%) LLPG
7 4 (1.47%) Clustering
7 4 (1.47%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.47%) NHS
8 2 (0.74%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.37%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.37%) Linked Data
9 1 (0.37%) PMI
9 1 (0.37%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.37%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.72%) Windows
2 15 (5.51%) Linux
3 13 (4.78%) Unix
4 9 (3.31%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.57%) CentOS
6 6 (2.21%) Android
7 4 (1.47%) AIX
7 4 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.74%) OS/390
9 2 (0.74%) Solaris
9 2 (0.74%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (13.97%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (11.03%) Project Management
3 25 (9.19%) Data Management
4 21 (7.72%) Scrum
5 17 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 17 (6.25%) SDLC
5 17 (6.25%) TDD
6 16 (5.88%) Test Automation
7 15 (5.51%) Information Security
8 14 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (4.78%) Data Analysis
9 13 (4.78%) ETL
10 12 (4.41%) Analytics
10 12 (4.41%) Asset Management
10 12 (4.41%) OWASP
10 12 (4.41%) Waterfall
11 11 (4.04%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (4.04%) Customer Requirements
11 11 (4.04%) IT Strategy
11 11 (4.04%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 55 (20.22%) SQL
2 32 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 21 (7.72%) Python
4 17 (6.25%) C#
5 15 (5.51%) Java
6 9 (3.31%) PowerShell
7 7 (2.57%) C
7 7 (2.57%) Dart
8 6 (2.21%) ES6
9 5 (1.84%) R
9 5 (1.84%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.47%) C++
10 4 (1.47%) F#
10 4 (1.47%) JCL
10 4 (1.47%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.47%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.47%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.10%) Scala
12 2 (0.74%) Magik
12 2 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (9.93%) Degree
2 24 (8.82%) Security Cleared
3 13 (4.78%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.68%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.57%) CESG Certified Professional
5 7 (2.57%) CLAS
6 6 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (1.84%) CISSP
8 4 (1.47%) GISP
8 4 (1.47%) Master's Degree
9 3 (1.10%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.74%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.37%) PhD
11 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.62%) QA
2 11 (4.04%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.74%) BS7666
4 1 (0.37%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.37%) COBIT
4 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.37%) GxP
4 1 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (2.57%) Docker
2 6 (2.21%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.47%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (2.57%) Ansible
Vendors
1 82 (30.15%) Microsoft
2 49 (18.01%) ESRI
3 45 (16.54%) Mapinfo
4 11 (4.04%) Red Hat
5 7 (2.57%) Oracle
5 7 (2.57%) SAP
5 7 (2.57%) Tableau
6 6 (2.21%) Alteryx
6 6 (2.21%) Cloudera
7 5 (1.84%) Autodesk
8 4 (1.47%) Capita
9 3 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.74%) Cisco
10 2 (0.74%) Google
10 2 (0.74%) IBM
10 2 (0.74%) Lotus
10 2 (0.74%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.74%) Splunk
10 2 (0.74%) Veritas
10 2 (0.74%) VMware
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