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 29 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.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 373 380 361
Rank change year-on-year +7 -19  
Contract jobs citing GIS 35 59 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.26% 0.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.71% 1.09% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 33 21
Median daily rate £369 £410 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.06% -8.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £178 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -12.25% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 8
Median hourly rate - £24.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.52%  
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 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 4903 5431 5120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 25.06% 24.20% 24.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3554 3905 3551
Median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.15% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 36 40
Median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.23% +88.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £18.00 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £109.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

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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 29 March 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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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 29 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
City of London -6 5 £388 -29.54% 1
Feltham - 1 - -
GIS
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 London region with a requirement for GIS.

1 14 (28.00%) SQL
1 14 (28.00%) Finance
2 11 (22.00%) ESRI
2 11 (22.00%) Windows
3 10 (20.00%) HTML
3 10 (20.00%) Project Management
4 9 (18.00%) Web Services
4 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
4 9 (18.00%) DV Cleared
4 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (18.00%) Windows Server
5 8 (16.00%) Mapinfo
5 8 (16.00%) ArcGIS
6 7 (14.00%) Telecoms
6 7 (14.00%) PRINCE2
6 7 (14.00%) Linux
7 6 (12.00%) C
7 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
7 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (12.00%) ETL
7 6 (12.00%) Test Strategy
7 6 (12.00%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (10.00%) Geospatial Data
8 5 (10.00%) Matrix Organization
8 5 (10.00%) Front End Development
8 5 (10.00%) Tableau
8 5 (10.00%) Alteryx
8 5 (10.00%) JSP 440
8 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development

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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 8 (16.00%) ArcGIS
2 5 (10.00%) CMS
2 5 (10.00%) Smallworld
3 2 (4.00%) Apache Spark
3 2 (4.00%) ArcSDE
3 2 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (4.00%) IIS
4 1 (2.00%) Apache
4 1 (2.00%) GeoServer
4 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) HTTPS
1 4 (8.00%) Internet
2 3 (6.00%) Intranet
3 2 (4.00%) 2G
3 2 (4.00%) 3G
3 2 (4.00%) 4G
3 2 (4.00%) ATM
3 2 (4.00%) DMZ
3 2 (4.00%) HTTP
3 2 (4.00%) SDH
3 2 (4.00%) SSL
3 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.00%) GSM
4 1 (2.00%) SSH
4 1 (2.00%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.00%) Geospatial Data
3 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (4.00%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.00%) Neo4j
4 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.00%) Big Data
5 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.00%) EDMS
5 1 (2.00%) MS Access
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.00%) Spotfire
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (6.00%) JIRA
2 3 (6.00%) Subversion
3 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.00%) Hudson
4 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.00%) ReSharper
4 1 (2.00%) Toad
4 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (28.00%) Finance
2 7 (14.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.00%) Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Financial Institution
4 3 (6.00%) Local Government
5 2 (4.00%) Back Office
5 2 (4.00%) Military
6 1 (2.00%) Front Office
6 1 (2.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (20.00%) Analyst
2 7 (14.00%) Developer
3 6 (12.00%) Project Manager
4 5 (10.00%) Consultant
4 5 (10.00%) Information Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Telecoms Planner
6 3 (6.00%) Defect Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (6.00%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Technical Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Technical Project Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Specialist
7 2 (4.00%) Java Scala Developer
7 2 (4.00%) LAMP Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Procurement Project Manager
7 2 (4.00%) SAP Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Transmission Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) HTML
2 9 (18.00%) Web Services
3 5 (10.00%) CSS
4 3 (6.00%) Leaflet
4 3 (6.00%) Play Framework
5 2 (4.00%) .NET
5 2 (4.00%) Flask
5 2 (4.00%) ISPF
5 2 (4.00%) jQuery
5 2 (4.00%) LAMP
5 2 (4.00%) OpenLayers
5 2 (4.00%) REST
5 2 (4.00%) SOAP
5 2 (4.00%) XHTML
5 2 (4.00%) XML
6 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.00%) ADO.NET
6 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (2.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.00%) Virtual Team
3 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.00%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.00%) Clustering
4 2 (4.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.00%) User Experience
5 1 (2.00%) Animation
5 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.00%) Life Science
5 1 (2.00%) NHS
5 1 (2.00%) Social Media
5 1 (2.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) Windows
2 9 (18.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (14.00%) Linux
4 4 (8.00%) Unix
5 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.00%) AIX
6 2 (4.00%) Android
6 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Project Management
2 7 (14.00%) PRINCE2
3 6 (12.00%) Customer Requirements
3 6 (12.00%) ETL
3 6 (12.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (10.00%) Front End Development
4 5 (10.00%) Matrix Organization
5 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (8.00%) Change Control
5 4 (8.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (8.00%) High Availability
5 4 (8.00%) Information Security
5 4 (8.00%) Programme Management
5 4 (8.00%) Validation
5 4 (8.00%) Web Development
6 3 (6.00%) Image Processing
6 3 (6.00%) IT Strategy
6 3 (6.00%) Mathematics
6 3 (6.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.00%) SQL
2 6 (12.00%) C
3 5 (10.00%) Java
3 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.00%) Python
5 3 (6.00%) Scala
6 2 (4.00%) C#
6 2 (4.00%) JCL
6 2 (4.00%) R
6 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.00%) PHP
7 1 (2.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (18.00%) DV Cleared
1 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.00%) Degree
2 4 (8.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (8.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 4 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (6.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.00%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.00%) PMO
2 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.00%) Packer
1 1 (2.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) ESRI
2 8 (16.00%) Mapinfo
3 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.00%) Alteryx
4 5 (10.00%) Tableau
5 2 (4.00%) Becrypt
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco
5 2 (4.00%) LogRhythm
5 2 (4.00%) Lumension
5 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.00%) SAP
5 2 (4.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.00%) Adobe
6 1 (2.00%) Facebook
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle
6 1 (2.00%) Twitter
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