Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a GIS Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

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.

GIS Developer
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 884 845 825
Rank change year-on-year -39 -20 +17
Contract jobs requiring a GIS Developer 7 13 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.014% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.014% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 19
UK median daily rate £475 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.74% -10.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £408 £266 £256
90th Percentile £513 £406 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £300 £375
% change year-on-year +58.33% -20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
UK median hourly rate £44.25 - £27.50
10th Percentile £35.43 - £21.31
90th Percentile £52.88 - £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 - £27.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 98,820 91,098 104,627
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.94% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,745 59,055 68,056
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,198 2,930 3,131
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% +11.76%

GIS Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured GIS Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GIS Developer in the UK

GIS Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GIS Developer over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GIS Developer in the UK

GIS Developer
Top 6 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 6 months to 21 July 2018. 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 -17 7 £475 +58.33% 2
Scotland - 4 £475 -
North of England -13 3 - - 2
England -39 3 - - 5
Yorkshire - 2 - -
North West -11 1 - - 2

GIS Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, GIS Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring GIS Developer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) GIS
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) OpenLayers
3 4 (57.14%) GeoServer
3 4 (57.14%) PostGIS
3 4 (57.14%) AngularJS
3 4 (57.14%) Python
3 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) Subversion
3 4 (57.14%) Kanban
3 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
4 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
4 3 (42.86%) HTML
5 2 (28.57%) Perl
5 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (28.57%) CSS
5 2 (28.57%) EAM
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) jQuery
5 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Publishing
5 2 (28.57%) Sass
5 2 (28.57%) Visualisation
5 2 (28.57%) BDD
5 2 (28.57%) NoSQL

GIS Developer Skill Set
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 4 (57.14%) GeoServer
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (14.29%) ArcGIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) GIS
2 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 2 (28.57%) QGIS
2 2 (28.57%) Spatial Data
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
1 4 (57.14%) Subversion
2 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) JUnit
General
1 2 (28.57%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) OpenLayers
2 4 (57.14%) AngularJS
2 4 (57.14%) PostGIS
3 3 (42.86%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) jQuery
4 2 (28.57%) React
4 2 (28.57%) Sass
5 1 (14.29%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 1 (14.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Kanban
1 4 (57.14%) Scrum
1 4 (57.14%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) EAM
2 2 (28.57%) Front End Development
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Visualisation
2 2 (28.57%) Web Development
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) OOD
3 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Spatial Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) Python
4 2 (28.57%) ES6
4 2 (28.57%) Perl
4 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
5 1 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) Postgraduate
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Docker
1 2 (28.57%) GeoWebCache
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) ESRI
2 1 (14.29%) Mapbox
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Saba