Period
to 22 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 22 August 2019 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 > South East
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 319 355 294
Rank change year-on-year +36 -61 +45
Contract jobs citing GIS 42 32 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.29% 0.19% 0.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.53% 0.90% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 21
South East median daily rate £390 £388 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.65% -1.90% +5.33%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £303
90th Percentile £590 £711 £509
England median daily rate £439 £475 £390
% change year-on-year -7.58% +21.79% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 21
South East median hourly rate £10.60 £30.50 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.25% +221.05% -
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.63 £9.25
90th Percentile £38.60 £46.69 £9.75
England median hourly rate £15.80 £21.50 £9.50
% change year-on-year -26.51% +126.32% -

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 the South East with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 2,753 3,552 3,469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.96% 21.42% 21.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,686 2,236 2,109
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +7.36% +1.88%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £284
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 54 73
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +103.46% -44.62%
10th Percentile £17.17 £12.38 £9.25
90th Percentile £72.50 £55.00 £49.60
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +5.26%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing GIS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for GIS in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GIS in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GIS in the South East over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GIS in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GIS in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GIS in the South East over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GIS in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 August 2019. 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
Thames Valley +18 20 £390 -17.89% 12
Berkshire 0 16 £390 -48.00% 3
West Sussex +27 11 £300 +9.09% 4
Hampshire +1 9 £525 +10.53% 1
Buckinghamshire +22 4 £475 +2.70% 5
Surrey +20 1 - -
Kent - 1 £135 -
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England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for GIS.

1 18 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (40.48%) Security Cleared
2 17 (40.48%) XML
3 16 (38.10%) SaaS
4 15 (35.71%) Git (software)
4 15 (35.71%) SQL
5 14 (33.33%) Oracle
5 14 (33.33%) Apache
6 13 (30.95%) SC Cleared
6 13 (30.95%) Azure
7 11 (26.19%) Confluence
7 11 (26.19%) JSON
7 11 (26.19%) JIRA
8 10 (23.81%) Spring
8 10 (23.81%) Maven
8 10 (23.81%) JPA
8 10 (23.81%) Integration Testing
8 10 (23.81%) Java EE
8 10 (23.81%) Atlassian
8 10 (23.81%) JMeter
8 10 (23.81%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (23.81%) Tomcat
8 10 (23.81%) JDBC
8 10 (23.81%) JUnit
8 10 (23.81%) Java
8 10 (23.81%) JMS
8 10 (23.81%) JAXB
8 10 (23.81%) RESTful
8 10 (23.81%) Mockito

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 14 (33.33%) Apache
2 11 (26.19%) Confluence
3 10 (23.81%) GeoServer
3 10 (23.81%) Tomcat
4 9 (21.43%) ArcGIS
5 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
5 5 (11.90%) Smallworld
6 4 (9.52%) Apache Spark
6 4 (9.52%) Jupyter
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.38%) Autodesk Inventor
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.38%) MicroStation
2 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (38.10%) SaaS
2 13 (30.95%) Azure
3 5 (11.90%) PaaS
4 4 (9.52%) Azure Machine Learning
5 2 (4.76%) AWS
5 2 (4.76%) IaaS
5 2 (4.76%) Office 365
5 2 (4.76%) OneDrive
6 1 (2.38%) npm
6 1 (2.38%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Firewall
1 3 (7.14%) Internet
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (4.76%) DNS
2 2 (4.76%) Network Security
2 2 (4.76%) SAN
3 1 (2.38%) DWDM
3 1 (2.38%) Intranet
3 1 (2.38%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 10 (23.81%) Geospatial Data
2 10 (23.81%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (14.29%) Cosmos DB
3 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (14.29%) SSDT
4 3 (7.14%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.38%) Big Data
5 1 (2.38%) DB2
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.38%) Power BI
5 1 (2.38%) QGIS
5 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.38%) Spatial Data
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (35.71%) Git (software)
2 11 (26.19%) JIRA
3 10 (23.81%) Bitbucket
3 10 (23.81%) Jenkins
3 10 (23.81%) JMeter
3 10 (23.81%) JUnit
3 10 (23.81%) Maven
3 10 (23.81%) Mockito
4 6 (14.29%) MSTest
4 6 (14.29%) SpecFlow
4 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (14.29%) tSQLt
4 6 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 6 (14.29%) Visual Studio Code
5 1 (2.38%) Grunt
5 1 (2.38%) gulp
General
1 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Local Government
3 1 (2.38%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Developer
2 8 (19.05%) Java Developer
3 6 (14.29%) GIS Technician
3 6 (14.29%) Integration Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Applications Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Data Scientist
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Developer
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
5 3 (7.14%) SSIS Developer
5 3 (7.14%) XML Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) CRM Developer
6 2 (4.76%) GIS Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) GIS Manager
6 2 (4.76%) GIS Specialist
6 2 (4.76%) Java Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle Applications Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (40.48%) XML
2 11 (26.19%) JSON
3 10 (23.81%) Apache Camel
3 10 (23.81%) Apache Commons
3 10 (23.81%) GeoTools
3 10 (23.81%) Java EE
3 10 (23.81%) JAXB
3 10 (23.81%) JAX-RS
3 10 (23.81%) JDBC
3 10 (23.81%) JMS
3 10 (23.81%) JPA
3 10 (23.81%) RESTful
3 10 (23.81%) Spring
4 9 (21.43%) .NET
5 6 (14.29%) .NET Framework
6 4 (9.52%) Google Maps API
6 4 (9.52%) Keras
6 4 (9.52%) NumPy
6 4 (9.52%) PySpark
6 4 (9.52%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.76%) Lidar
3 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.38%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.38%) PMI
3 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Linux
1 2 (4.76%) Unix
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.81%) Integration Testing
2 10 (23.81%) Inversion of Control
2 10 (23.81%) Microservices
3 9 (21.43%) CAD
3 9 (21.43%) CRM
3 9 (21.43%) DevOps
4 8 (19.05%) Customer Requirements
4 8 (19.05%) SDLC
5 7 (16.67%) Data Management
5 7 (16.67%) ERP
5 7 (16.67%) Information Management
6 6 (14.29%) Computer Science
7 4 (9.52%) Analytics
7 4 (9.52%) Anomaly Detection
7 4 (9.52%) Artificial Intelligence
7 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
7 4 (9.52%) Data Science
7 4 (9.52%) Deep Learning
7 4 (9.52%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) SQL
2 10 (23.81%) Java
3 9 (21.43%) C#
4 7 (16.67%) Python
4 7 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 6 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 3 (7.14%) PL/SQL
6 3 (7.14%) VB
6 3 (7.14%) VBA
7 1 (2.38%) R
7 1 (2.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (40.48%) Security Cleared
2 13 (30.95%) SC Cleared
3 8 (19.05%) Degree
4 2 (4.76%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (4.76%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.38%) Master's Degree
5 1 (2.38%) PhD
5 1 (2.38%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) Docker
2 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (4.76%) SCCM
1 2 (4.76%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Oracle
2 10 (23.81%) Atlassian
3 7 (16.67%) ESRI
3 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (9.52%) Google
4 4 (9.52%) Mapinfo
5 3 (7.14%) Citrix
5 3 (7.14%) Tableau
6 2 (4.76%) Cisco
6 2 (4.76%) Okta
6 2 (4.76%) VMware
7 1 (2.38%) Autodesk