The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 25 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)
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 393 393 396
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3  
Contract jobs citing GIS 25 31 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.52% 0.63% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 15
Median daily rate £400 £301 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.11% -19.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £149 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £515 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £413 £350
% change year-on-year -7.87% +17.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.41% +12.50%  
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 London with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 4851 4886 5590
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 23.71% 22.85% 23.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3524 3615 3916
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £338 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 19 50
Median hourly rate £24.66 £35.00 £27.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.54% +25.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £16.08 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.98 £127.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GIS in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for GIS in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GIS in London over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GIS in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for GIS in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GIS in London over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GIS in London

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Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the London region over the 3 months to 25 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
City of London +3 3 £245 -37.17% 1
GIS
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region with a requirement for GIS.

1 22 (36.67%) SQL
2 16 (26.67%) ESRI
3 13 (21.67%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (20.00%) Finance
4 12 (20.00%) Java
4 12 (20.00%) Project Management
5 11 (18.33%) Mapinfo
6 10 (16.67%) Windows
6 10 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
7 9 (15.00%) Geospatial Data
7 9 (15.00%) Windows Server
7 9 (15.00%) PRINCE2
7 9 (15.00%) HTML
7 9 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (15.00%) ArcGIS
7 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (13.33%) Telecoms
8 8 (13.33%) Web Services
8 8 (13.33%) DV Cleared
8 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
9 7 (11.67%) Tableau
9 7 (11.67%) ETL
9 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
9 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
9 7 (11.67%) Python
10 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (10.00%) Alteryx
10 6 (10.00%) SDLC
11 5 (8.33%) Leaflet
11 5 (8.33%) Information Governance

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Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 9 (15.00%) ArcGIS
2 5 (8.33%) Smallworld
3 3 (5.00%) CMS
3 3 (5.00%) GeoServer
3 3 (5.00%) IIS
4 2 (3.33%) ArcSDE
4 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.67%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) FastStats
1 1 (1.67%) Infor M3
1 1 (1.67%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.33%) Office 365
3 1 (1.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) HTTPS
2 2 (3.33%) 2G
2 2 (3.33%) 3G
2 2 (3.33%) 4G
2 2 (3.33%) ATM
2 2 (3.33%) DMZ
2 2 (3.33%) GSM
2 2 (3.33%) HTTP
2 2 (3.33%) SDH
2 2 (3.33%) SSL
2 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.33%) UMTS
3 1 (1.67%) DNS
3 1 (1.67%) Firewall
3 1 (1.67%) Internet
3 1 (1.67%) SSH
3 1 (1.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.00%) Geospatial Data
2 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.00%) Big Data
4 3 (5.00%) QGIS
5 2 (3.33%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.33%) Spatial Data
6 1 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.67%) EDMS
6 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.67%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.67%) Spotfire
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.67%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) JIRA
2 3 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (3.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.33%) Gradle
3 2 (3.33%) JBehave
3 2 (3.33%) Maven
3 2 (3.33%) Selenium
3 2 (3.33%) Subversion
4 1 (1.67%) Hudson
4 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.67%) ReSharper
4 1 (1.67%) RStudio
4 1 (1.67%) Toad
4 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.67%) WaveMaker
General
1 12 (20.00%) Finance
2 8 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.33%) Military
4 1 (1.67%) Advertising
4 1 (1.67%) Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (18.33%) Analyst
2 10 (16.67%) Developer
3 6 (10.00%) Consultant
4 5 (8.33%) Information Analyst
4 5 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Specialist
5 4 (6.67%) GIS Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Telecoms Planner
6 3 (5.00%) Architect
6 3 (5.00%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Data Scientist
6 3 (5.00%) Defect Manager
6 3 (5.00%) GIS Technician
6 3 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Technical Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Technical Project Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.33%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.00%) HTML
2 8 (13.33%) Web Services
3 5 (8.33%) Leaflet
4 4 (6.67%) OpenLayers
5 3 (5.00%) .NET
5 3 (5.00%) CSS
5 3 (5.00%) Play Framework
5 3 (5.00%) REST
6 2 (3.33%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.33%) DirectX
6 2 (3.33%) HTML5
6 2 (3.33%) ISPF
6 2 (3.33%) PostGIS
7 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.67%) ADO.NET
7 1 (1.67%) Ajax
7 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.67%) JSON
7 1 (1.67%) JSP
7 1 (1.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.67%) NHS
3 4 (6.67%) Virtual Team
4 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.33%) Clustering
5 2 (3.33%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.33%) User Experience
6 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.67%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.67%) Life Science
6 1 (1.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.67%) Windows
2 9 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (8.33%) Linux
4 3 (5.00%) Android
4 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.33%) AIX
5 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.33%) Unix
5 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.00%) Project Management
2 10 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
3 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (15.00%) PRINCE2
4 7 (11.67%) ETL
5 6 (10.00%) SDLC
6 5 (8.33%) Analytics
6 5 (8.33%) BDD
6 5 (8.33%) Data Entry
6 5 (8.33%) Information Governance
6 5 (8.33%) Scrum
6 5 (8.33%) Statistical Analysis
6 5 (8.33%) Test Strategy
7 4 (6.67%) Data Analysis
7 4 (6.67%) High Availability
7 4 (6.67%) Matrix Organization
7 4 (6.67%) Performance Management
7 4 (6.67%) Risk Management
7 4 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.67%) SQL
2 12 (20.00%) Java
3 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
3 7 (11.67%) Python
4 5 (8.33%) C
5 4 (6.67%) C#
6 3 (5.00%) R
6 3 (5.00%) Scala
7 2 (3.33%) C++
7 2 (3.33%) JCL
7 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) DV Cleared
1 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.67%) GISP
4 1 (1.67%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.67%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) JSP 440
2 4 (6.67%) QA
3 1 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.33%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (26.67%) ESRI
2 11 (18.33%) Mapinfo
3 7 (11.67%) Tableau
4 6 (10.00%) Alteryx
4 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.33%) Becrypt
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco
5 2 (3.33%) LogRhythm
5 2 (3.33%) Lumension
5 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.33%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.33%) Splunk
5 2 (3.33%) VMware
6 1 (1.67%) IBM
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle