The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for PostGIS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PostGIS 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.

PostGIS
England / South West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 132 141
Rank change year-on-year -5 +9  
Contract jobs citing PostGIS 5 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.19% 0.14% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.67% 0.56% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 8
Median daily rate £400 £410 £543
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% -24.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £382 £490
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £438 £577
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £400 £485
% change year-on-year -4.68% -17.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £21.00 -
% change year-on-year -22.61% -  

PostGIS is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 747 712 765
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 28.96% 24.50% 24.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 474 499
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 51 19
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.44 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +18.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.25 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

PostGIS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing PostGIS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for PostGIS in the South West

PostGIS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PostGIS in the South West

PostGIS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PostGIS within the South West 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
Devon - 4 £378 -
Somerset +6 1 £400 +6.66%
PostGIS
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PostGIS 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 South West region with a requirement for PostGIS.

1 4 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) Python
1 4 (66.67%) QGIS
2 3 (50.00%) Data Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) Apache Hive
3 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 2 (33.33%) Big Data
3 2 (33.33%) Cloudera
3 2 (33.33%) Event-Driven Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Service Design
3 2 (33.33%) Mapbox
3 2 (33.33%) Oozie
3 2 (33.33%) Apache Camel
3 2 (33.33%) Apache Spark
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development

PostGIS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (33.33%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (66.67%) QGIS
2 2 (33.33%) Apache Hive
2 2 (33.33%) Big Data
2 2 (33.33%) Hadoop
2 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Hadoop Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Java Hadoop Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Python Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (33.33%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Data Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 2 (33.33%) Event-Driven Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Front End Development
2 2 (33.33%) Open Source
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Service Design
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (66.67%) Python
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cloudera
1 2 (33.33%) Mapbox