The median contractor rate for a GIS Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIS Developer
UK
Rank 591 608 596
Rank change year-on-year +17 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a GIS Developer 5 34 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.064% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.067% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 8
Median daily rate £425 £369 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.25% -7.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £259 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +24.13% -9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

GIS Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured GIS Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for GIS Developer in the UK

GIS Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GIS Developer in the UK

GIS Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GIS Developer over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GIS Developer in the UK

GIS Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GIS Developer in the UK

GIS Developer
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 March 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 +21 3 £313 - 4
London +27 2 £400 +6.66% 2
Scotland +2 2 £463 +2.77%
Edinburgh +1 2 £463 +2.77%
South East +26 1 £225 -40.98% 1
City of London +5 1 £400 -
Hampshire - 1 £225 - 1

GIS Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, GIS Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring GIS Developer in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) GIS
2 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (70.00%) Python
3 7 (70.00%) Scrum
3 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (60.00%) Java
4 6 (60.00%) GeoServer
5 5 (50.00%) PostGIS
5 5 (50.00%) SQL
5 5 (50.00%) Web Development
6 4 (40.00%) TDD
6 4 (40.00%) Subversion
6 4 (40.00%) BDD
6 4 (40.00%) OpenLayers
7 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (30.00%) Leaflet
7 3 (30.00%) NoSQL
7 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (30.00%) jQuery
7 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
7 3 (30.00%) Kanban
7 3 (30.00%) HTML
7 3 (30.00%) CSS
7 3 (30.00%) Web Services
7 3 (30.00%) ESRI
8 2 (20.00%) MVC
8 2 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
8 2 (20.00%) Linux
8 2 (20.00%) C#

GIS Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (60.00%) GeoServer
2 1 (10.00%) ArcGIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) GIS
2 3 (30.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (20.00%) QGIS
4 1 (10.00%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (10.00%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (10.00%) Spatial Data
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Subversion
2 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (20.00%) Artifactory
3 2 (20.00%) Bower
4 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (10.00%) Gradle
4 1 (10.00%) Hudson
4 1 (10.00%) JBehave
4 1 (10.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) Maven
4 1 (10.00%) ReSharper
4 1 (10.00%) Selenium
4 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) PostGIS
2 4 (40.00%) OpenLayers
3 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (30.00%) CSS
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) jQuery
3 3 (30.00%) Leaflet
3 3 (30.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (20.00%) Node.js
4 2 (20.00%) REST
4 2 (20.00%) Sass
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
1 1 (10.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (70.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) Web Development
3 4 (40.00%) BDD
3 4 (40.00%) TDD
4 3 (30.00%) Kanban
5 2 (20.00%) Coaching
5 2 (20.00%) Front End Development
5 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (20.00%) MVC
6 1 (10.00%) Android Development
6 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Data Management
6 1 (10.00%) Microservices
6 1 (10.00%) Open Source
6 1 (10.00%) Open Source Development
6 1 (10.00%) SDLC
6 1 (10.00%) SOLID
6 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (70.00%) Python
3 6 (60.00%) Java
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) CoffeeScript
5 2 (20.00%) Perl
6 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) ESRI