Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a GIS Technician was £120 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 893 884 835
Rank change year-on-year -9 -49 +65
Contract jobs requiring a GIS Technician 16 11 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.011% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.011% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
UK median daily rate £120 £140 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £120 £140 -
% change year-on-year -14.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 29
UK median hourly rate £10.28 £9.50 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.16% - -
10th Percentile £9.15 £9.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £17.00 £12.00 £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.28 £9.50 £9.50
% change year-on-year +8.16% - -

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 99,844 98,017 97,325
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.93% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 66,066 64,939 63,502
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,088 2,875 3,289
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.74 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.35% +1.37% -

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GIS Technician over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GIS Technician over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GIS Technician in the UK

GIS Technician
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 GIS Technician within the UK over the 6 months to 11 December 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 -11 14 £120 -14.29% 3
England -12 9 £425 +203.57% 3
Scotland - 4 £120 -
Midlands - 3 - - 2
North of England -12 2 - -
South East -15 2 - - 1
Wales - 2 £110 -
West Midlands - 2 - - 2
London +16 1 £425 -
Yorkshire -8 1 - -
North West -21 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -

GIS Technician Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 16 (100.00%) GIS
2 13 (81.25%) ArcGIS
3 6 (37.50%) ESRI
4 4 (25.00%) Legal
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) MS Access
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (18.75%) CAD
5 3 (18.75%) AutoCAD
5 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
5 3 (18.75%) Cartography
5 3 (18.75%) Spatial Data
6 2 (12.50%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
6 2 (12.50%) Remote Sensing
6 2 (12.50%) ArcSDE
6 2 (12.50%) Data Management
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
7 1 (6.25%) Python
7 1 (6.25%) IIS
7 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
7 1 (6.25%) Line Management
7 1 (6.25%) Spotfire
7 1 (6.25%) QGIS
7 1 (6.25%) Problem-Solving

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 13 (81.25%) ArcGIS
2 2 (12.50%) ArcSDE
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) AutoCAD
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) GIS
2 4 (25.00%) MS Access
3 3 (18.75%) Spatial Data
4 2 (12.50%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (6.25%) QGIS
5 1 (6.25%) Spotfire
General
1 4 (25.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
1 2 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) CAD
1 3 (18.75%) Cartography
1 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
2 2 (12.50%) Data Management
2 2 (12.50%) Remote Sensing
3 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.25%) Line Management
3 1 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Python
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) ESRI
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft