Period
to 14 December 2019

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 6 months to 14 December 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.

ESRI ArcGIS
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 682 833 844
Rank change year-on-year +151 +11 -24
Contract jobs citing ArcGIS 101 77 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.073% 0.052%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.87% 0.44% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 41 26
UK median daily rate £427 £500 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.60% +51.17% +1.77%
10th Percentile £250 £125 £200
90th Percentile £627 £575 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £427 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +42.48% - -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 14
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £18.50 £19.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.73% -4.34% +38.14%
10th Percentile £9.89 £11.50 £13.58
90th Percentile £21.50 £23.50 £57.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.60 £18.50 £19.34
% change year-on-year -42.70% -4.34% +48.77%

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

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 11,590 17,578 17,094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.65% 16.75% 16.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,453 11,326 11,339
UK median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 297 392 417
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.50% -
10th Percentile £11.22 £12.00 £11.15
90th Percentile £52.70 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £20.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +1.26% +1.23% -3.52%

ArcGIS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ArcGIS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 14 December 2019.

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 6 months to 14 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ArcGIS in the UK

ArcGIS
Top 14 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 6 months to 14 December 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
England +156 86 £428 -16.49% 31
UK excluding London +102 66 £427 +42.48% 22
London +97 30 £530 +0.95% 9
South East +55 17 £475 -5.00% 6
South West +26 15 £451 - 5
Midlands +70 14 £399 +109.87% 9
West Midlands +48 9 £269 - 8
North of England +38 8 £525 - 1
Scotland +34 8 £325 +170.83% 1
Yorkshire +43 5 - -
East Midlands +32 5 £411 +116.45% 1
North West +17 3 £525 - 1
East of England +37 2 - -
Wales +25 2 £500 +150.00%

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing ArcGIS 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 with a requirement for ArcGIS.

1 81 (80.20%) GIS
2 69 (68.32%) ESRI
3 38 (37.62%) JavaScript
4 34 (33.66%) Python
5 33 (32.67%) Geospatial Data
6 31 (30.69%) REST
6 31 (30.69%) Oracle
7 30 (29.70%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (25.74%) QGIS
9 24 (23.76%) SQL
10 22 (21.78%) Java
11 21 (20.79%) Data Management
12 20 (19.80%) AngularJS
12 20 (19.80%) Open Source
13 16 (15.84%) XML
13 16 (15.84%) Public Sector
14 15 (14.85%) SQL Server
14 15 (14.85%) Spatial Data
15 14 (13.86%) GeoServer
15 14 (13.86%) Security Cleared
16 13 (12.87%) PostgreSQL
16 13 (12.87%) Microsoft
16 13 (12.87%) Unit Testing
16 13 (12.87%) Azure
17 12 (11.88%) Linux
17 12 (11.88%) JSON
18 11 (10.89%) Web Services
18 11 (10.89%) Git (software)
18 11 (10.89%) React
19 10 (9.90%) Docker

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 14 (13.86%) GeoServer
2 5 (4.95%) Smallworld
3 2 (1.98%) ArcSDE
3 2 (1.98%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.98%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.98%) MicroStation
4 1 (0.99%) Autodesk Inventor
4 1 (0.99%) SketchUp
4 1 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.99%) SPSS
4 1 (0.99%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.87%) Azure
2 8 (7.92%) npm
3 3 (2.97%) Azure Data Factory
3 3 (2.97%) IaaS
3 3 (2.97%) PaaS
3 3 (2.97%) SaaS
4 2 (1.98%) AWS
4 2 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.98%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.99%) Azure Functions
5 1 (0.99%) GCP
5 1 (0.99%) NuGet
5 1 (0.99%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.99%) ATM
1 1 (0.99%) DWDM
1 1 (0.99%) Internet
1 1 (0.99%) SDH
1 1 (0.99%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (80.20%) GIS
2 33 (32.67%) Geospatial Data
3 26 (25.74%) QGIS
4 15 (14.85%) Spatial Data
4 15 (14.85%) SQL Server
5 13 (12.87%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (7.92%) Oracle Database
7 7 (6.93%) Relational Database
8 6 (5.94%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (2.97%) Big Data
9 3 (2.97%) Cosmos DB
10 2 (1.98%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.98%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.98%) Power BI
11 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.99%) QlikView
11 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (10.89%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.93%) Grunt
2 7 (6.93%) gulp
2 7 (6.93%) Selenium
2 7 (6.93%) Subversion
3 3 (2.97%) Jasmine
3 3 (2.97%) PhantomJS
4 2 (1.98%) JIRA
4 2 (1.98%) PyCharm
4 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (15.84%) Public Sector
2 10 (9.90%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.95%) Finance
3 5 (4.95%) Marketing
3 5 (4.95%) Publishing
4 4 (3.96%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.97%) Electronics
6 2 (1.98%) Legal
6 2 (1.98%) Welsh Language
7 1 (0.99%) Games
7 1 (0.99%) Local Government
7 1 (0.99%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (34.65%) Developer
2 20 (19.80%) GIS Technician
3 15 (14.85%) Analyst
4 14 (13.86%) GIS Developer
5 12 (11.88%) GIS Analyst
6 11 (10.89%) GIS Specialist
7 9 (8.91%) Consultant
8 7 (6.93%) Data Technician
8 7 (6.93%) JavaScript Developer
9 6 (5.94%) GIS Consultant
10 4 (3.96%) Azure Developer
10 4 (3.96%) Data Analyst
10 4 (3.96%) GIS Data Analyst
10 4 (3.96%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (2.97%) C# Developer
11 3 (2.97%) Lead Developer
11 3 (2.97%) React Developer
11 3 (2.97%) Senior GIS Analyst
11 3 (2.97%) SQL Developer
12 2 (1.98%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (30.69%) REST
2 20 (19.80%) AngularJS
3 16 (15.84%) XML
4 12 (11.88%) JSON
5 11 (10.89%) React
5 11 (10.89%) Web Services
6 10 (9.90%) .NET
6 10 (9.90%) CSS
6 10 (9.90%) HTML
7 9 (8.91%) PostGIS
8 7 (6.93%) RESTful
9 5 (4.95%) SOAP
10 3 (2.97%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.97%) Apache Flex
10 3 (2.97%) Dojo
10 3 (2.97%) Google Maps API
10 3 (2.97%) Jest
10 3 (2.97%) Redux
10 3 (2.97%) Sass
10 3 (2.97%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) Driving Licence
2 5 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.97%) Blog
4 2 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.99%) LLPG
5 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.99%) PKI
5 1 (0.99%) SCADA
5 1 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.99%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.88%) Linux
2 3 (2.97%) VMS
3 1 (0.99%) Solaris
3 1 (0.99%) Unix
3 1 (0.99%) Windows
3 1 (0.99%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.99%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.99%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (29.70%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (20.79%) Data Management
3 20 (19.80%) Open Source
4 13 (12.87%) Unit Testing
5 10 (9.90%) DevOps
5 10 (9.90%) Microservices
6 7 (6.93%) ETL
6 7 (6.93%) Software Engineering
6 7 (6.93%) Test Automation
7 6 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (5.94%) Mathematics
8 5 (4.95%) Remote Sensing
8 5 (4.95%) Spatial Analysis
8 5 (4.95%) Workflow
9 4 (3.96%) Coaching
9 4 (3.96%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (3.96%) Data Transformation
9 4 (3.96%) Mentoring
9 4 (3.96%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (3.96%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 38 (37.62%) JavaScript
2 34 (33.66%) Python
3 24 (23.76%) SQL
4 22 (21.78%) Java
5 9 (8.91%) Shell Script
6 7 (6.93%) TypeScript
7 5 (4.95%) C#
8 4 (3.96%) R
9 3 (2.97%) ES6
10 2 (1.98%) C++
10 2 (1.98%) PHP
10 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.98%) Ruby
10 2 (1.98%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.99%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 14 (13.86%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.90%) Degree
3 7 (6.93%) DV Cleared
4 5 (4.95%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.97%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.99%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.99%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.91%) GDPR
2 1 (0.99%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (9.90%) Docker
2 2 (1.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.99%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (0.99%) MIIS
Vendors
1 69 (68.32%) ESRI
2 31 (30.69%) Oracle
3 13 (12.87%) Microsoft
4 9 (8.91%) Mapinfo
5 3 (2.97%) Google
5 3 (2.97%) SAP
6 1 (0.99%) Autodesk
6 1 (0.99%) Nintex
6 1 (0.99%) Trapeze
6 1 (0.99%) VMware