Period
to 19 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for GIS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GIS over the 6 months to 19 April 2018 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 System (GIS)
UK
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 621 515 557
Rank change year-on-year -106 +42 -1
Contract jobs citing GIS 262 330 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.36% 0.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.16% 1.58% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 127 139
UK median daily rate £475 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -15.15% +3.13%
10th Percentile £251 £175 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £413
% change year-on-year +28.57% -15.15% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 47 73
UK median hourly rate £20.60 £9.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.84% -51.28% -2.50%
10th Percentile £12.50 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £46.69 £25.30 £47.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £9.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +57.89% -36.67% -25.00%

GIS 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 22,636 20,842 23,919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.39% 22.49% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,705 13,959 16,081
UK median daily rate £470 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.43% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £312 £290 £280
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 266 395
UK median hourly rate £34.25 £27.50 £25.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.55% +8.10% -15.20%
10th Percentile £14.65 £9.94 £12.08
90th Percentile £54.63 £49.38 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% +2.04% -14.60%

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Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing GIS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for GIS in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GIS in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GIS over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GIS in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GIS in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GIS over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GIS in the UK

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Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the UK over the 6 months to 19 April 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 -96 224 £500 +47.06% 68
UK excluding London -123 146 £450 +28.57% 56
London +22 109 £550 +41.94% 17
South East -85 45 £388 +27.05% 19
Scotland -37 29 £463 +23.33% 4
East of England +1 24 £475 +47.86% 9
North of England -49 22 £394 +15.81% 9
South West +12 17 £480 +32.41% 7
North West -37 14 £375 +13.46% 4
Midlands +1 7 £470 +21.29% 7
West Midlands -14 6 £470 +17.50% 6
Yorkshire -27 5 £250 -31.03% 5
North East +14 3 £444 +30.51%
Wales -31 2 £334 -16.56%
East Midlands -5 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing GIS 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 GIS.

1 77 (29.39%) SQL
2 74 (28.24%) Security Cleared
3 73 (27.86%) Java
4 57 (21.76%) Oracle
5 54 (20.61%) Windows
5 54 (20.61%) Software Engineering
6 52 (19.85%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (16.79%) C
8 41 (15.65%) Python
9 40 (15.27%) Web Services
9 40 (15.27%) Microsoft
9 40 (15.27%) ArcGIS
9 40 (15.27%) Migration
10 39 (14.89%) Active Directory
10 39 (14.89%) JavaScript
10 39 (14.89%) Geospatial Data
11 37 (14.12%) PL/SQL
11 37 (14.12%) SC Cleared
12 36 (13.74%) DV Cleared
12 36 (13.74%) XML
13 35 (13.36%) Oracle Database
14 34 (12.98%) J2EE
14 34 (12.98%) Quality Management
14 34 (12.98%) Web Application Development
15 33 (12.60%) Software Architecture
15 33 (12.60%) Oracle Database 11g
15 33 (12.60%) Requirements Analysis
15 33 (12.60%) ESRI
15 33 (12.60%) Oracle Database 10g
16 32 (12.21%) Linux

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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 40 (15.27%) ArcGIS
2 20 (7.63%) WebSphere
3 18 (6.87%) WebSphere Portal
4 12 (4.58%) Apache
5 11 (4.20%) GeoServer
5 11 (4.20%) JBoss
6 9 (3.44%) nginx
7 6 (2.29%) Smallworld
8 3 (1.15%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.15%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.15%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.76%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.76%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.76%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.76%) IIS
9 2 (0.76%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.76%) SAS
10 1 (0.38%) Gentran
Applications
1 13 (4.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.15%) InVision
4 2 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.38%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.38%) ProjectWise
5 1 (0.38%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (6.49%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (3.05%) Maximo
3 3 (1.15%) Eikon
4 2 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.76%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.38%) Finacle
5 1 (0.38%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.38%) LexisNexis TimeMap
5 1 (0.38%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.38%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.05%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 5 (1.91%) GitHub
4 5 (1.91%) SaaS
4 5 (1.91%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.76%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.76%) IaaS
5 2 (0.76%) Office 365
5 2 (0.76%) PaaS
6 1 (0.38%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.53%) 5G
1 4 (1.53%) Ethernet
1 4 (1.53%) HTTP
1 4 (1.53%) Radio Access Network
1 4 (1.53%) SMS
1 4 (1.53%) Wireless
2 3 (1.15%) SSL
3 2 (0.76%) 802.11
3 2 (0.76%) BGP
3 2 (0.76%) DNS
3 2 (0.76%) HSRP
3 2 (0.76%) Internet
3 2 (0.76%) IPsec
3 2 (0.76%) OSPF
3 2 (0.76%) WebEx
4 1 (0.38%) 2G
4 1 (0.38%) 3G
4 1 (0.38%) 4G
4 1 (0.38%) Intranet
4 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (14.89%) Geospatial Data
2 35 (13.36%) Oracle Database
3 33 (12.60%) Oracle Database 10g
3 33 (12.60%) Oracle Database 11g
4 22 (8.40%) Spatial Data
4 22 (8.40%) SQL Server
5 21 (8.02%) QGIS
6 18 (6.87%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (6.49%) Big Data
8 13 (4.96%) Relational Database
9 11 (4.20%) Hadoop
10 10 (3.82%) RDBMS
11 8 (3.05%) Apache Hive
11 8 (3.05%) NoSQL
12 7 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.91%) JasperReports
14 4 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (1.53%) MongoDB
15 3 (1.15%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 3 (1.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (6.87%) Jenkins
2 15 (5.73%) Git (software)
2 15 (5.73%) Maven
3 13 (4.96%) JIRA
4 12 (4.58%) Subversion
5 10 (3.82%) Hudson
5 10 (3.82%) JUnit
6 9 (3.44%) CruiseControl
6 9 (3.44%) FishEye
6 9 (3.44%) TeamCity
7 8 (3.05%) Microsoft Blend
8 7 (2.67%) Selenium
9 6 (2.29%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (1.91%) Ant
10 5 (1.91%) ClearQuest
10 5 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.53%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.53%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.53%) Zephyr
12 2 (0.76%) TestPartner
General
1 25 (9.54%) Finance
2 18 (6.87%) Banking
3 11 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.29%) Legal
4 6 (2.29%) Publishing
5 5 (1.91%) Local Government
5 5 (1.91%) Marketing
6 4 (1.53%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.15%) Back Office
7 3 (1.15%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.76%) Billing
8 2 (0.76%) Electronics
8 2 (0.76%) Retail
9 1 (0.38%) French Language
9 1 (0.38%) German Language
9 1 (0.38%) Military
9 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (18.32%) Developer
2 38 (14.50%) Analyst
3 30 (11.45%) Architect
4 24 (9.16%) Java Developer
5 18 (6.87%) Integration Engineer
6 17 (6.49%) Development Engineer
6 17 (6.49%) Software Development Engineer
6 17 (6.49%) Software Integration Engineer
7 16 (6.11%) Consultant
8 14 (5.34%) Software Engineer
8 14 (5.34%) Solutions Architect
9 13 (4.96%) DV Cleared Java Developer
9 13 (4.96%) GIS Analyst
9 13 (4.96%) Software Developer
10 12 (4.58%) Java Software Developer
11 11 (4.20%) Designer
12 10 (3.82%) GIS Specialist
13 9 (3.44%) Data Analyst
13 9 (3.44%) GIS Developer
14 8 (3.05%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (15.27%) Web Services
2 36 (13.74%) XML
3 34 (12.98%) J2EE
4 31 (11.83%) JSF
5 21 (8.02%) CSS
6 15 (5.73%) PostGIS
7 14 (5.34%) .NET
7 14 (5.34%) HTML
7 14 (5.34%) Middleware
8 13 (4.96%) AngularJS
8 13 (4.96%) REST
9 12 (4.58%) Spring
10 11 (4.20%) Hibernate
11 10 (3.82%) OpenLayers
12 9 (3.44%) GWT
12 9 (3.44%) WPF
13 8 (3.05%) JSON
13 8 (3.05%) Visualforce
14 7 (2.67%) JMS
15 6 (2.29%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.11%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.44%) Client/Server
3 9 (3.44%) Data Structures
3 9 (3.44%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.91%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (1.91%) Taxonomies
6 4 (1.53%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.15%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.15%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.15%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (1.15%) LLPG
7 3 (1.15%) User Experience
8 2 (0.76%) Clustering
8 2 (0.76%) Digital Signage
8 2 (0.76%) Linked Data
8 2 (0.76%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.76%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 54 (20.61%) Windows
2 32 (12.21%) Linux
3 22 (8.40%) Windows Server
4 14 (5.34%) Unix
5 9 (3.44%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.91%) CentOS
7 2 (0.76%) Android
7 2 (0.76%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.76%) DC/OS
7 2 (0.76%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.38%) AIX
8 1 (0.38%) Solaris
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (20.61%) Software Engineering
2 52 (19.85%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (15.27%) Migration
4 34 (12.98%) Quality Management
4 34 (12.98%) Web Application Development
5 33 (12.60%) Requirements Analysis
5 33 (12.60%) Software Architecture
6 29 (11.07%) Scrum
7 25 (9.54%) Data Migration
8 22 (8.40%) TDD
9 21 (8.02%) OO
10 18 (6.87%) Open Source
11 17 (6.49%) DevOps
11 17 (6.49%) Image Processing
11 17 (6.49%) ITIL
11 17 (6.49%) Kanban
11 17 (6.49%) Process Management
11 17 (6.49%) Project Management
12 16 (6.11%) UML
13 15 (5.73%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 77 (29.39%) SQL
2 73 (27.86%) Java
3 44 (16.79%) C
4 41 (15.65%) Python
5 39 (14.89%) JavaScript
6 37 (14.12%) PL/SQL
7 13 (4.96%) C#
8 12 (4.58%) C++
9 9 (3.44%) Perl
10 8 (3.05%) Apex Code
10 8 (3.05%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.29%) Dart
12 4 (1.53%) R
13 3 (1.15%) ES6
13 3 (1.15%) PHP
13 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.15%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.15%) VBA
14 2 (0.76%) Java 8
14 2 (0.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 74 (28.24%) Security Cleared
2 37 (14.12%) SC Cleared
3 36 (13.74%) DV Cleared
4 23 (8.78%) Degree
5 10 (3.82%) CISSP
6 6 (2.29%) CESG Certified Professional
6 6 (2.29%) CLAS
7 4 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.76%) CCIE
8 2 (0.76%) CCNP
8 2 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.38%) CISA
9 1 (0.38%) CISM
9 1 (0.38%) GIAC
9 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.38%) PhD
9 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.38%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.20%) QA
2 9 (3.44%) PMO
3 7 (2.67%) JSP 440
4 6 (2.29%) Data Quality
4 6 (2.29%) RMADS
5 4 (1.53%) BS7666
6 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.38%) GDPR
6 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.11%) Docker
3 8 (3.05%) GeoWebCache
4 2 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.38%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (3.82%) Ansible
2 4 (1.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.76%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.76%) Oozie
4 1 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 57 (21.76%) Oracle
2 40 (15.27%) Microsoft
3 33 (12.60%) ESRI
4 17 (6.49%) Fujitsu
5 14 (5.34%) SAP
6 12 (4.58%) Google
7 9 (3.44%) Atlassian
7 9 (3.44%) Remedy
7 9 (3.44%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (3.05%) Adobe
8 8 (3.05%) Mapinfo
9 6 (2.29%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.91%) Tableau
11 4 (1.53%) Bloomberg
11 4 (1.53%) Cloudera
11 4 (1.53%) Reuters
12 3 (1.15%) Tradeweb
13 2 (0.76%) ATG
13 2 (0.76%) Teradata
13 2 (0.76%) VMware