Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 553 772 835
Rank change year-on-year +219 +63 -46
Contract jobs citing Geospatial Data 60 69 73
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.076% 0.072%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.60% 0.34% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 40 39
Median daily rate £400 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.81% +5.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £212 £175 £335
90th Percentile £625 £588 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £525 £494
% change year-on-year -25.00% +6.33% +41.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £20.34 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -33.33% -12.86%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.34 £14.60
% change year-on-year - +39.28% -65.65%

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 9,937 20,304 22,650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.21% 22.37% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,484 13,880 15,771
Median daily rate £490 £475 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +0.53% +8.00%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 243 235
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.48% +11.67%
10th Percentile £15.98 £14.02 £13.90
90th Percentile £53.00 £57.50 £53.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -10.45% +12.61%

Geospatial Data
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Geospatial Data in the UK

Geospatial Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Geospatial Data.

Daily rate trend for Geospatial Data in the UK

Geospatial Data
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Geospatial Data over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Geospatial Data in the UK

Geospatial Data
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Geospatial Data.

Hourly rate trend for Geospatial Data in the UK

Geospatial Data
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 Geospatial Data within the UK over the 6 months to 28 May 2020. 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
UK excluding London +170 54 £394 -25.00% 6
England +233 47 £413 -21.43% 6
South East +114 22 £467 -11.05% 4
Scotland +49 11 £325 +160.00%
Midlands +82 8 £431 -
East Midlands - 6 £431 -
London +191 5 £700 +75.00%
South West +47 5 £363 - 2
East of England +62 4 £225 -
North of England - 3 £210 -
Yorkshire - 3 £210 -
West Midlands +59 2 £413 -
Wales +32 1 - -
Work from Home +7 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 30 (50.00%) GIS
2 22 (36.67%) Python
3 21 (35.00%) ArcGIS
4 15 (25.00%) Public Sector
5 13 (21.67%) Azure
6 12 (20.00%) Oracle
7 11 (18.33%) JavaScript
7 11 (18.33%) Data Management
7 11 (18.33%) Machine Learning
8 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (16.67%) Visualisation
8 10 (16.67%) QGIS
9 9 (15.00%) ESRI
9 9 (15.00%) Mathematics
9 9 (15.00%) Data Visualisation
10 8 (13.33%) R
10 8 (13.33%) Test Automation
10 8 (13.33%) Tableau
10 8 (13.33%) Data Science
10 8 (13.33%) Selenium
10 8 (13.33%) Artificial Intelligence
11 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
11 7 (11.67%) HTML
11 7 (11.67%) CSS
11 7 (11.67%) Test Scripting
11 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
11 7 (11.67%) npm
11 7 (11.67%) gulp
11 7 (11.67%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (11.67%) AngularJS

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 21 (35.00%) ArcGIS
2 3 (5.00%) Apache
2 3 (5.00%) Apache Spark
2 3 (5.00%) GeoServer
2 3 (5.00%) Jupyter
3 1 (1.67%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) ArcInfo
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 13 (21.67%) Azure
2 7 (11.67%) npm
2 7 (11.67%) PaaS
3 6 (10.00%) Power Platform
4 4 (6.67%) IaaS
5 3 (5.00%) AWS
5 3 (5.00%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.67%) GCP
6 1 (1.67%) Logic Apps
6 1 (1.67%) Power Automate
6 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) Broadband
1 3 (5.00%) SDH
2 1 (1.67%) BGP
2 1 (1.67%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (1.67%) DNS
2 1 (1.67%) DSL
2 1 (1.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (1.67%) Firewall
2 1 (1.67%) GSM
2 1 (1.67%) LAN
2 1 (1.67%) LTE
2 1 (1.67%) MPLS
2 1 (1.67%) SNMP
2 1 (1.67%) SSL
2 1 (1.67%) VLAN
2 1 (1.67%) VoIP
2 1 (1.67%) VPN
2 1 (1.67%) WAN
2 1 (1.67%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (50.00%) GIS
2 10 (16.67%) QGIS
3 7 (11.67%) Relational Database
4 6 (10.00%) Power BI
4 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (8.33%) NoSQL
6 4 (6.67%) Big Data
6 4 (6.67%) Spatial Data
7 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 8 (13.33%) Selenium
2 7 (11.67%) Grunt
2 7 (11.67%) gulp
3 5 (8.33%) RStudio
4 4 (6.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.67%) Hudson
5 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.67%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (25.00%) Public Sector
2 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.00%) Finance
4 2 (3.33%) Local Government
5 1 (1.67%) Back Office
5 1 (1.67%) Electronics
5 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (31.67%) Analyst
2 14 (23.33%) Data Analyst
3 10 (16.67%) Architect
4 8 (13.33%) Developer
4 8 (13.33%) GIS Analyst
5 7 (11.67%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (10.00%) Data Scientist
6 6 (10.00%) GIS Data Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) Data Architect
7 5 (8.33%) Geospatial Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Data Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Consultant
9 3 (5.00%) Data Consultant
9 3 (5.00%) Data Manager
9 3 (5.00%) Network Planner
10 2 (3.33%) Geospatial Consultant
10 2 (3.33%) GIS Manager
10 2 (3.33%) Lead Architect
10 2 (3.33%) Lead Data Architect
11 1 (1.67%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) AngularJS
1 7 (11.67%) CSS
1 7 (11.67%) HTML
2 5 (8.33%) NumPy
2 5 (8.33%) Pandas
2 5 (8.33%) PostGIS
2 5 (8.33%) Shiny
2 5 (8.33%) TensorFlow
3 4 (6.67%) scikit-learn
4 3 (5.00%) Keras
4 3 (5.00%) PySpark
5 2 (3.33%) Matplotlib
5 2 (3.33%) React
5 2 (3.33%) REST
5 2 (3.33%) SciPy
5 2 (3.33%) Seaborn
5 2 (3.33%) Vue.js
6 1 (1.67%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.67%) Leaflet
6 1 (1.67%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.33%) Algorithms
2 2 (3.33%) Analytical Mindset
2 2 (3.33%) Smart City
3 1 (1.67%) Digital TV
3 1 (1.67%) Lidar
3 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (1.67%) Check Point GAiA
2 1 (1.67%) Windows
2 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.33%) Data Management
1 11 (18.33%) Machine Learning
2 10 (16.67%) Visualisation
3 9 (15.00%) Data Visualisation
3 9 (15.00%) Mathematics
4 8 (13.33%) Artificial Intelligence
4 8 (13.33%) Data Science
4 8 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 7 (11.67%) Test Scripting
6 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.00%) Data Modelling
7 5 (8.33%) Dashboard Development
7 5 (8.33%) Data Architecture
7 5 (8.33%) ETL
7 5 (8.33%) Statistical Modelling
7 5 (8.33%) Storytelling
8 4 (6.67%) Business Transformation
8 4 (6.67%) Change Control
8 4 (6.67%) Deep Learning
8 4 (6.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.67%) Python
2 11 (18.33%) JavaScript
3 8 (13.33%) R
4 7 (11.67%) TypeScript
5 6 (10.00%) Java
5 6 (10.00%) SQL
6 3 (5.00%) C#
7 2 (3.33%) C++
7 2 (3.33%) PHP
7 2 (3.33%) Ruby
8 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) BPSS Clearance
1 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.67%) Degree
2 4 (6.67%) Numerate Degree
2 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.33%) Master's Degree
3 2 (3.33%) PhD
4 1 (1.67%) CCNP
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.67%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.33%) GDPR
2 2 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (1.67%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (20.00%) Oracle
2 9 (15.00%) ESRI
3 8 (13.33%) Tableau
4 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.67%) Capita
5 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco
5 1 (1.67%) F5
5 1 (1.67%) Google
5 1 (1.67%) Juniper
5 1 (1.67%) Mapbox
5 1 (1.67%) McAfee
5 1 (1.67%) Meraki
5 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.67%) VMware