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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 530 604 590
Rank change year-on-year +74 -14  
Contract jobs citing ArcGIS 73 41 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.073% 0.092%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.91% 0.42% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 13
Median daily rate £338 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.90% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £523 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -31.57% +18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 8
Median hourly rate £16.25 £24.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.29% +39.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £27.40 £54.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year -14.47% +38.18%  

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 8045 9711 9895
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.06% 17.38% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5213 6307 5936
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £571 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 213 382
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.30 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £40.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.66% -17.50%  

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 28 April 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 28 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ArcGIS in the UK

ArcGIS
Top 30 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 28 April 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 +62 55 £325 -16.12% 9
South East +47 29 £325 +41.30% 3
Buckinghamshire 0 13 - -
Aylesbury -11 13 - -
Newport - 13 - -
South Wales - 13 - -
Wales - 13 - -
East Midlands -5 8 £275 -31.25% 2
Lincolnshire - 7 - - 2
Hampshire +18 6 £525 -
South West +5 6 £210 -
London +16 5 £413 +65.00% 1
East Sussex - 5 - - 2
Brighton - 5 - - 2
Yorkshire - 5 - -
West Yorkshire - 4 - -
Leeds - 4 - -
Surrey - 3 £275 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £325 - 1
Andover - 2 £725 -
Southampton - 2 - -
Scotland +34 1 £130 -
West Midlands +20 1 - - 2
Edinburgh +13 1 £130 -
Dorset +10 1 £210 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 £275 -
Wimborne - 1 £210 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £275 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Lichfield - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 82 (75.93%) GIS
2 45 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 43 (39.81%) QGIS
4 40 (37.04%) Mapinfo
5 35 (32.41%) ESRI
6 33 (30.56%) Telecoms
7 28 (25.93%) Degree
8 14 (12.96%) Python
8 14 (12.96%) Geospatial Data
9 13 (12.04%) Security Cleared
9 13 (12.04%) JavaScript
10 12 (11.11%) Windows
10 12 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (10.19%) Linux
11 11 (10.19%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (9.26%) Data Management
12 10 (9.26%) Finance
12 10 (9.26%) GeoServer
13 9 (8.33%) OpenLayers
13 9 (8.33%) Google Maps API
13 9 (8.33%) QA
13 9 (8.33%) Open Source
13 9 (8.33%) Google
13 9 (8.33%) SQL
13 9 (8.33%) Oracle
14 8 (7.41%) SAS
14 8 (7.41%) .NET
14 8 (7.41%) Web Development
14 8 (7.41%) SC Cleared
15 7 (6.48%) ITIL V3

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 10 (9.26%) GeoServer
2 8 (7.41%) SAS
3 5 (4.63%) Smallworld
4 4 (3.70%) Apache
4 4 (3.70%) NServiceBus
4 4 (3.70%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.78%) ArcSDE
5 3 (2.78%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.93%) CMS
6 1 (0.93%) Drupal
6 1 (0.93%) IIS
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (0.93%) Perch
6 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.93%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.70%) Stata
3 2 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.93%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.63%) SSH
2 4 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (2.78%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (75.93%) GIS
2 43 (39.81%) QGIS
3 14 (12.96%) Geospatial Data
4 7 (6.48%) Spatial Data
4 7 (6.48%) SQL Server
5 6 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.78%) MS Access
6 3 (2.78%) MySQL
7 2 (1.85%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.93%) Big Data
8 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.93%) Power BI
8 1 (0.93%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.93%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.93%) JIRA
2 1 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.93%) Selenium
General
1 33 (30.56%) Telecoms
2 10 (9.26%) Finance
3 6 (5.56%) Avionics
3 6 (5.56%) Military
4 2 (1.85%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Advertising
5 1 (0.93%) Electronics
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (51.85%) GIS Technician
2 15 (13.89%) Developer
3 9 (8.33%) Analyst
4 8 (7.41%) Web Developer
5 7 (6.48%) Architect
5 7 (6.48%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (5.56%) Consultant
6 6 (5.56%) Senior Technician
7 4 (3.70%) C# Software Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) GIS Analyst
7 4 (3.70%) GIS Consultant
7 4 (3.70%) GIS Specialist
7 4 (3.70%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (3.70%) Software Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Spatial Analyst
7 4 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Technical Leader
7 4 (3.70%) Telecoms Planner
8 3 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.33%) Google Maps API
1 9 (8.33%) OpenLayers
2 8 (7.41%) .NET
3 7 (6.48%) Leaflet
4 6 (5.56%) COM
4 6 (5.56%) DCOM
4 6 (5.56%) WPF
5 5 (4.63%) Sass
6 3 (2.78%) HTML
6 3 (2.78%) PostGIS
7 2 (1.85%) Web Services
8 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.93%) CSS
8 1 (0.93%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.93%) JSF
8 1 (0.93%) SOAP
8 1 (0.93%) Spring
8 1 (0.93%) XML
8 1 (0.93%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.48%) User Experience
3 4 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.70%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (3.70%) Virtual Team
4 3 (2.78%) PKI
5 2 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.93%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.93%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.93%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.11%) Windows
2 11 (10.19%) Linux
3 2 (1.85%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (10.19%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (9.26%) Data Management
3 9 (8.33%) Open Source
4 8 (7.41%) Web Development
5 7 (6.48%) DevOps
5 7 (6.48%) ITIL
5 7 (6.48%) ITIL V3
5 7 (6.48%) Mentoring
5 7 (6.48%) User Stories
5 7 (6.48%) Wireframes
6 6 (5.56%) OO
6 6 (5.56%) Software Testing
6 6 (5.56%) SOLID
6 6 (5.56%) Spatial Analysis
6 6 (5.56%) UML
7 5 (4.63%) Coaching
7 5 (4.63%) Data Acquisition
7 5 (4.63%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (4.63%) Statistics
7 5 (4.63%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.96%) Python
2 13 (12.04%) JavaScript
3 9 (8.33%) SQL
4 7 (6.48%) C#
4 7 (6.48%) PHP
4 7 (6.48%) VB
5 5 (4.63%) C
5 5 (4.63%) Java
5 5 (4.63%) Perl
5 5 (4.63%) R
6 1 (0.93%) C++
6 1 (0.93%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.93%) Ruby
6 1 (0.93%) VBA
6 1 (0.93%) XPath
Qualifications
1 28 (25.93%) Degree
2 13 (12.04%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.56%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.93%) GISP
5 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.93%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.33%) QA
2 3 (2.78%) GPG13
System Software
1 7 (6.48%) vCloud
2 4 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 45 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 40 (37.04%) Mapinfo
3 35 (32.41%) ESRI
4 9 (8.33%) Google
4 9 (8.33%) Oracle
5 7 (6.48%) HP
5 7 (6.48%) VMware
6 4 (3.70%) 3PAR
6 4 (3.70%) ArcSight
6 4 (3.70%) Cisco
6 4 (3.70%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.70%) Software AG
6 4 (3.70%) webMethods
7 3 (2.78%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.93%) SAP
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
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