The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ArcGIS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ArcGIS over the 3 months to 24 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.

ESRI ArcGIS
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 548 610 597
Rank change year-on-year +62 -13  
Contract jobs citing ArcGIS 53 34 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.063% 0.087%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.69% 0.35% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 8
Median daily rate £413 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £150 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £495 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +46.66% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 7
Median hourly rate £50.00 £12.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +316.66% -40.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £12.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +316.66% -17.24%  

ArcGIS is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7666 9702 9993
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.57% 18.04% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4894 6463 6228
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 236 343
Median hourly rate £24.50 £20.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.51% +1.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.49 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

ArcGIS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ArcGIS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for ArcGIS in the UK

ArcGIS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ArcGIS in the UK

ArcGIS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ArcGIS over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ArcGIS in the UK

ArcGIS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ArcGIS in the UK

ArcGIS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ArcGIS over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ArcGIS in the UK

ArcGIS
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ArcGIS within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +66 41 £481 +28.33% 2
South East +47 17 - - 1
Aylesbury - 13 - -
Buckinghamshire - 13 - -
Wales +6 9 - -
South Wales +4 9 - -
Newport - 9 - -
South West +12 8 £575 -
Lincolnshire - 8 - -
East Midlands - 8 - -
Somerset - 4 £575 -
East Sussex - 4 - - 1
Brighton - 4 - - 1
Scotland +42 3 £130 -42.22%
Edinburgh +17 3 £130 -
London +4 3 £306 +104.16% 1
Taunton - 3 £563 -
West Midlands +25 2 £300 -25.12%
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £400 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £300 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Lichfield - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £400 -
Tewkesbury - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
East Anglia - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ArcGIS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ArcGIS.

1 89 (74.17%) GIS
2 66 (55.00%) Microsoft
3 53 (44.17%) Mapinfo
4 52 (43.33%) QGIS
5 47 (39.17%) Telecoms
6 39 (32.50%) ESRI
7 23 (19.17%) Security Cleared
8 21 (17.50%) Degree
9 19 (15.83%) SC Cleared
10 16 (13.33%) Linux
11 15 (12.50%) Windows
11 15 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (10.83%) C#
12 13 (10.83%) DevOps
13 12 (10.00%) Geospatial Data
13 12 (10.00%) WPF
13 12 (10.00%) SQL Server
13 12 (10.00%) UML
13 12 (10.00%) Python
13 12 (10.00%) Finance
13 12 (10.00%) Data Management
14 11 (9.17%) VB
14 11 (9.17%) .NET
15 10 (8.33%) Oracle
15 10 (8.33%) OO
15 10 (8.33%) COM
15 10 (8.33%) DCOM
15 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (8.33%) Red Hat
15 10 (8.33%) Software Engineering

ArcGIS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (6.67%) GeoServer
1 8 (6.67%) NServiceBus
2 6 (5.00%) nginx
2 6 (5.00%) SAS
3 5 (4.17%) Smallworld
4 4 (3.33%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.50%) Apache
5 3 (2.50%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.67%) ArcSDE
7 1 (0.83%) CMS
7 1 (0.83%) IIS
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.67%) Stata
4 1 (0.83%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.33%) Link 16
2 5 (4.17%) SSH
3 4 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (2.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (74.17%) GIS
2 52 (43.33%) QGIS
3 12 (10.00%) Geospatial Data
3 12 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.00%) Apache Hive
4 6 (5.00%) Big Data
4 6 (5.00%) Hadoop
5 5 (4.17%) Spatial Data
6 4 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.67%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.67%) MS Access
7 2 (1.67%) MySQL
7 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.83%) Power BI
8 1 (0.83%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 7 (5.83%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.00%) Maven
2 6 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.83%) JIRA
4 1 (0.83%) Selenium
General
1 47 (39.17%) Telecoms
2 12 (10.00%) Finance
3 10 (8.33%) Avionics
3 10 (8.33%) Military
4 4 (3.33%) Marketing
5 3 (2.50%) Electronics
5 3 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (50.83%) GIS Technician
2 15 (12.50%) Developer
3 13 (10.83%) Consultant
4 8 (6.67%) C# Software Engineer
4 8 (6.67%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
4 8 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 7 (5.83%) GIS Specialist
5 7 (5.83%) JavaScript Developer
5 7 (5.83%) Senior Technician
5 7 (5.83%) Web Developer
6 6 (5.00%) Analyst
6 6 (5.00%) Security Consultant
7 5 (4.17%) Architect
7 5 (4.17%) GIS Consultant
7 5 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (3.33%) C# Developer
8 4 (3.33%) C# WPF Developer
8 4 (3.33%) Senior GIS Consultant
8 4 (3.33%) Telecoms Planner
8 4 (3.33%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.00%) WPF
2 11 (9.17%) .NET
3 10 (8.33%) COM
3 10 (8.33%) DCOM
4 8 (6.67%) Google Maps API
4 8 (6.67%) OpenLayers
5 7 (5.83%) Leaflet
6 5 (4.17%) Sass
7 2 (1.67%) PostGIS
8 1 (0.83%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.83%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.83%) JPA
8 1 (0.83%) jQuery
8 1 (0.83%) JSF
8 1 (0.83%) React
8 1 (0.83%) Redux
8 1 (0.83%) SOAP
8 1 (0.83%) Spring
8 1 (0.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.33%) User Experience
2 6 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.33%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (3.33%) Virtual Team
4 3 (2.50%) PKI
5 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.83%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.83%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.83%) Photography
6 1 (0.83%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.33%) Linux
2 15 (12.50%) Windows
3 6 (5.00%) CentOS
3 6 (5.00%) Unix
4 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (10.83%) DevOps
3 12 (10.00%) Data Management
3 12 (10.00%) UML
4 10 (8.33%) OO
4 10 (8.33%) Open Source
4 10 (8.33%) SIEM
4 10 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 10 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 10 (8.33%) SOLID
5 8 (6.67%) Scrum
5 8 (6.67%) Test Strategy
6 7 (5.83%) ITIL
6 7 (5.83%) ITIL V3
6 7 (5.83%) Mentoring
6 7 (5.83%) User Stories
6 7 (5.83%) Web Development
6 7 (5.83%) Wireframes
7 6 (5.00%) Data Acquisition
7 6 (5.00%) Spatial Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.83%) C#
2 12 (10.00%) Python
3 11 (9.17%) VB
4 9 (7.50%) JavaScript
4 9 (7.50%) SQL
5 8 (6.67%) C
6 6 (5.00%) Dart
6 6 (5.00%) PHP
7 5 (4.17%) Java
8 4 (3.33%) Perl
9 3 (2.50%) R
10 2 (1.67%) XAML
11 1 (0.83%) C++
11 1 (0.83%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (19.17%) Security Cleared
2 21 (17.50%) Degree
3 19 (15.83%) SC Cleared
4 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (5.00%) CESG Certified Professional
6 6 (5.00%) CLAS
6 6 (5.00%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.33%) CISSP
8 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.83%) GISP
8 1 (0.83%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.33%) MIL-STD-1553
1 10 (8.33%) QA
2 6 (5.00%) JSP 440
3 3 (2.50%) GPG13
4 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (5.83%) vCloud
2 6 (5.00%) Docker
3 4 (3.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.00%) Ansible
2 4 (3.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 66 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 53 (44.17%) Mapinfo
3 39 (32.50%) ESRI
4 10 (8.33%) Oracle
4 10 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 8 (6.67%) Google
6 7 (5.83%) HP
6 7 (5.83%) VMware
7 6 (5.00%) Cloudera
8 4 (3.33%) 3PAR
8 4 (3.33%) ArcSight
8 4 (3.33%) Cisco
8 4 (3.33%) Software AG
8 4 (3.33%) webMethods
9 3 (2.50%) SAP
9 3 (2.50%) SolarWinds