Period
to 10 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Geospatial Data skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Geospatial Data over the 6 months to 10 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.

Geographic Information (Geospatial Data)
UK
6 months to
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 664 811 821
Rank change year-on-year +147 +10 +10
Contract jobs citing Geospatial Data 121 74 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.070% 0.083%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.71% 0.31% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 37 54
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.47% +51.13%
10th Percentile £356 £308 £275
90th Percentile £687 £613 £682
UK excluding London median daily rate £531 £475 £356
% change year-on-year +11.84% +33.33% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
UK median hourly rate - £35.69 £19.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +84.53% -3.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.69 £19.34
% change year-on-year - +84.53% +20.88%

Geospatial Data 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 with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 17,091 23,739 22,517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.24% 22.59% 21.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,478 16,531 15,464
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £310
90th Percentile £654 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 252 266
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £32.49 £31.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.04% +4.03% +11.54%
10th Percentile £13.15 £13.72 £14.25
90th Percentile £65.00 £57.50 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% -5.71% +25.00%

Geospatial Data
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Geospatial Data in the UK

Geospatial Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Geospatial Data in the UK

Geospatial Data
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Geospatial Data over the 6 months to 10 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Geospatial Data in the UK

Geospatial Data
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Geospatial Data in the UK

Geospatial Data
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Geospatial Data within the UK over the 6 months to 10 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 +180 113 £530 +8.72% 31
UK excluding London +103 82 £531 +11.84% 30
South East +79 50 £588 +11.90% 13
London +142 36 £525 +5.00% 3
East of England +46 9 £700 +47.37%
South West +2 9 £490 -2.00% 10
Midlands +51 5 £410 +19.27% 3
Scotland +41 5 £520 +285.19% 2
East Midlands +32 4 £411 +37.08% 1
North of England +21 4 £438 -2.78% 2
North West +17 3 £400 -11.11% 2
West Midlands +44 1 £225 -41.94% 2
Yorkshire - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 10 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Geospatial Data 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 Geospatial Data.

1 72 (59.50%) GIS
2 69 (57.02%) Python
3 56 (46.28%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (38.02%) SQL
5 39 (32.23%) JavaScript
6 38 (31.40%) Linux
7 37 (30.58%) ArcGIS
7 37 (30.58%) Data Management
7 37 (30.58%) Security Cleared
8 36 (29.75%) GeoServer
9 35 (28.93%) Data Science
10 33 (27.27%) ESRI
11 31 (25.62%) Oracle
11 31 (25.62%) PostgreSQL
12 30 (24.79%) Git (software)
12 30 (24.79%) REST
13 27 (22.31%) NumPy
14 24 (19.83%) AngularJS
15 23 (19.01%) Azure
15 23 (19.01%) QGIS
16 22 (18.18%) Public Sector
16 22 (18.18%) Apache
16 22 (18.18%) Open Source
17 21 (17.36%) SC Cleared
17 21 (17.36%) Java
18 20 (16.53%) Docker
18 20 (16.53%) Pandas
19 19 (15.70%) Software Engineering
19 19 (15.70%) SDLC
20 18 (14.88%) XML

Geospatial Data
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 37 (30.58%) ArcGIS
2 36 (29.75%) GeoServer
3 22 (18.18%) Apache
4 16 (13.22%) Apache Spark
4 16 (13.22%) Jupyter
5 10 (8.26%) SharePoint
6 7 (5.79%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.83%) ArcSDE
7 1 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 23 (19.01%) Azure
2 17 (14.05%) PaaS
3 16 (13.22%) Azure Machine Learning
4 7 (5.79%) AWS
4 7 (5.79%) npm
5 3 (2.48%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (2.48%) GCP
5 3 (2.48%) Power Platform
5 3 (2.48%) Serverless
6 2 (1.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.65%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.83%) Amazon Neptune
7 1 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.83%) GitHub
7 1 (0.83%) IaaS
7 1 (0.83%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.83%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) Unified Communications
1 1 (0.83%) VoIP
1 1 (0.83%) VPN
1 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (59.50%) GIS
2 31 (25.62%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (19.01%) QGIS
4 17 (14.05%) NoSQL
5 12 (9.92%) Spatial Data
6 10 (8.26%) SQL Server
7 8 (6.61%) Hadoop
7 8 (6.61%) Relational Database
8 6 (4.96%) Big Data
9 5 (4.13%) Apache Accumulo
9 5 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (4.13%) Oracle Database
10 3 (2.48%) Power BI
11 2 (1.65%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 2 (1.65%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.83%) MySQL
12 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 30 (24.79%) Git (software)
2 11 (9.09%) Subversion
3 8 (6.61%) Selenium
4 7 (5.79%) Grunt
4 7 (5.79%) gulp
5 3 (2.48%) CircleCI
6 2 (1.65%) webpack
7 1 (0.83%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.83%) GitLab
7 1 (0.83%) Hudson
7 1 (0.83%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.83%) JIRA
7 1 (0.83%) JSUnit
7 1 (0.83%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.83%) Protractor
7 1 (0.83%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.83%) Zephyr
General
1 22 (18.18%) Public Sector
2 4 (3.31%) Publishing
2 4 (3.31%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.48%) Finance
3 3 (2.48%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.48%) Marketing
4 2 (1.65%) Electronics
5 1 (0.83%) Back Office
5 1 (0.83%) Legal
5 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (33.06%) Developer
2 23 (19.01%) GIS Developer
3 18 (14.88%) Data Scientist
4 17 (14.05%) Data Engineer
5 12 (9.92%) Analyst
6 10 (8.26%) JavaScript Developer
7 9 (7.44%) Senior Data Scientist
8 8 (6.61%) Consultant
9 7 (5.79%) Architect
9 7 (5.79%) GIS Consultant
10 6 (4.96%) GIS Analyst
11 5 (4.13%) Machine Learning Scientist
12 4 (3.31%) Business Manager
12 4 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
13 3 (2.48%) Business Analyst
13 3 (2.48%) Business Change Manager
13 3 (2.48%) Change Manager
13 3 (2.48%) GIS Specialist
13 3 (2.48%) Project Manager
14 2 (1.65%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (24.79%) REST
2 27 (22.31%) NumPy
3 24 (19.83%) AngularJS
4 20 (16.53%) Pandas
5 18 (14.88%) XML
6 17 (14.05%) JSON
6 17 (14.05%) PostGIS
7 16 (13.22%) PySpark
7 16 (13.22%) TensorFlow
8 14 (11.57%) Keras
8 14 (11.57%) scikit-learn
8 14 (11.57%) Web Services
9 9 (7.44%) SciPy
10 8 (6.61%) HTML
10 8 (6.61%) Kafka
11 7 (5.79%) Apache NiFi
11 7 (5.79%) CSS
11 7 (5.79%) RSS
12 6 (4.96%) React
13 5 (4.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.61%) Algorithms
1 8 (6.61%) Lidar
2 7 (5.79%) PKI
2 7 (5.79%) Smart City
3 5 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.13%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.48%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.65%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.83%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.83%) NHS
6 1 (0.83%) Social Media
6 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (31.40%) Linux
2 1 (0.83%) Windows
2 1 (0.83%) Windows 10
2 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (46.28%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (30.58%) Data Management
3 35 (28.93%) Data Science
4 22 (18.18%) Open Source
5 19 (15.70%) SDLC
5 19 (15.70%) Software Engineering
6 18 (14.88%) Machine Learning
7 17 (14.05%) Artificial Intelligence
7 17 (14.05%) Data Visualisation
7 17 (14.05%) Microservices
7 17 (14.05%) Visualisation
8 16 (13.22%) Analytics
9 14 (11.57%) Deep Learning
9 14 (11.57%) Unit Testing
10 13 (10.74%) Anomaly Detection
10 13 (10.74%) Reinforcement Learning
11 12 (9.92%) DevOps
12 10 (8.26%) Test Automation
13 9 (7.44%) Computer Science
13 9 (7.44%) Telematics
Programming Languages
1 69 (57.02%) Python
2 46 (38.02%) SQL
3 39 (32.23%) JavaScript
4 21 (17.36%) Java
5 15 (12.40%) Shell Script
6 10 (8.26%) TypeScript
7 7 (5.79%) Groovy
7 7 (5.79%) R
8 6 (4.96%) C#
9 5 (4.13%) PL/SQL
10 4 (3.31%) C
10 4 (3.31%) C++
10 4 (3.31%) Scala
11 3 (2.48%) VB
11 3 (2.48%) VBA
12 2 (1.65%) ES6
12 2 (1.65%) PHP
12 2 (1.65%) Ruby
12 2 (1.65%) XPath
12 2 (1.65%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 37 (30.58%) Security Cleared
2 21 (17.36%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.26%) Degree
3 10 (8.26%) DV Cleared
4 9 (7.44%) Master's Degree
5 8 (6.61%) Numerate Degree
5 8 (6.61%) PhD
6 4 (3.31%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.65%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 20 (16.53%) Docker
2 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.83%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (2.48%) Terraform
2 2 (1.65%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.83%) Ansible
3 1 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 33 (27.27%) ESRI
2 31 (25.62%) Oracle
3 13 (10.74%) Tableau
4 7 (5.79%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.31%) SAP
6 3 (2.48%) Google
7 2 (1.65%) VMware
8 1 (0.83%) Alteryx
8 1 (0.83%) Databricks
8 1 (0.83%) IBM
8 1 (0.83%) Mapbox
8 1 (0.83%) McAfee
8 1 (0.83%) Sparx