Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a GIS Technician was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 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 Technician
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 864 756 867
Rank change year-on-year -108 +111 -18
Contract jobs requiring a GIS Technician 5 74 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.078% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.083% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
UK median daily rate £140 - £150
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 - £150
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 28 26
UK median hourly rate £10.50 £9.50 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - -81.55%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £14.10 £11.30 £11.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.00 £9.50 £9.50
% change year-on-year -5.26% - -89.44%

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 95,460 89,566 102,600
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,406 58,384 65,671
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.71% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,830 3,195 3,744
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.99 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

GIS Technician
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GIS Technician in the UK

GIS Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GIS Technician in the UK

GIS Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GIS Technician in the UK

GIS Technician
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 Technician within the UK over the 6 months to 19 February 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
England -76 5 £140 - 5
UK excluding London -66 4 £140 - 5
North of England +16 2 - - 1
North West - 2 - -
East of England -15 1 - - 1
London -44 1 - - 1
South East -48 1 £140 -

GIS Technician Skill Set
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, GIS Technician 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 Technician in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) GIS
2 3 (60.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (60.00%) ArcGIS
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (40.00%) CAD
4 1 (20.00%) ESRI
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) B2B
4 1 (20.00%) B2C
4 1 (20.00%) Cartography
4 1 (20.00%) User Experience
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (20.00%) QGIS
4 1 (20.00%) Spatial Data
4 1 (20.00%) Strategic Thinking
4 1 (20.00%) Innovative Thinking
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Mindset

GIS Technician 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 3 (60.00%) ArcGIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) GIS
2 2 (40.00%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (20.00%) QGIS
3 1 (20.00%) Spatial Data
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Mindset
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (40.00%) CAD
3 1 (20.00%) B2B
3 1 (20.00%) B2C
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Cartography
3 1 (20.00%) Innovative Thinking
3 1 (20.00%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) ESRI