Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 728 624 500
Rank change year-on-year -104 -124 +76
Contract jobs citing GIS 165 258 433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.26% 0.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.71% 1.18% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 115 169
UK median daily rate £463 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.71% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £234 £215 £183
90th Percentile £700 £608 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £378 £400
% change year-on-year +12.58% -5.63% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 31 47
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £12.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% +26.32% -32.14%
10th Percentile £10.78 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £35.70 £25.00 £23.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £9.50 £9.50
% change year-on-year +78.95% - -20.83%

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 23,181 21,824 23,774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.74% 22.41% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,250 14,569 15,912
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 273 386
UK median hourly rate £27.73 £30.00 £29.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.57% +0.20% +1.49%
10th Percentile £13.35 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £56.00 £53.75 £48.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.90 £31.08 £29.01
% change year-on-year -13.44% +7.11% -2.48%

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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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -95 140 £475 +19.50% 65
UK excluding London -80 111 £425 +12.58% 63
London -23 51 £525 +25.75% 11
North of England -24 40 £475 +43.94% 10
Yorkshire -9 24 £538 +80.67% 1
South East -55 24 £406 -9.72% 16
North West -21 13 £425 +20.57% 7
Scotland -28 11 £121 -67.75% 7
Wales -33 11 £425 +54.55% 2
East of England -6 9 £475 +11.76% 12
Midlands -25 9 £300 -7.69% 8
South West -14 8 £425 -19.05% 8
West Midlands -27 6 £388 +19.23% 4
East Midlands +5 3 £245 -24.62% 4
North East -17 3 £444 +16.78% 2

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 51 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (27.27%) ArcGIS
3 43 (26.06%) SQL
4 41 (24.85%) Windows
5 34 (20.61%) Python
6 33 (20.00%) ESRI
7 32 (19.39%) Java
8 29 (17.58%) Microsoft
8 29 (17.58%) Security Cleared
9 22 (13.33%) JavaScript
9 22 (13.33%) Oracle
10 21 (12.73%) Geospatial Data
11 20 (12.12%) TDD
11 20 (12.12%) Software Engineering
11 20 (12.12%) SC Cleared
12 19 (11.52%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (11.52%) Degree
12 19 (11.52%) SQL Server
13 18 (10.91%) Git (software)
14 17 (10.30%) Microsoft Azure
15 16 (9.70%) Apache
15 16 (9.70%) Migration
16 15 (9.09%) Finance
16 15 (9.09%) Scrum
16 15 (9.09%) Management Information System
16 15 (9.09%) SAP
16 15 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (8.48%) Jenkins
17 14 (8.48%) Amazon AWS
17 14 (8.48%) Web Services

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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 45 (27.27%) ArcGIS
2 16 (9.70%) Apache
3 13 (7.88%) Apache Spark
4 12 (7.27%) nginx
5 11 (6.67%) JBoss
6 10 (6.06%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (4.24%) WebSphere
8 5 (3.03%) WebSphere Portal
9 4 (2.42%) Gentran
10 3 (1.82%) ArcSDE
10 3 (1.82%) IIS
10 3 (1.82%) Oracle Spatial
10 3 (1.82%) Smallworld
11 2 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.21%) Confluence
11 2 (1.21%) NetWeaver
11 2 (1.21%) SAS
11 2 (1.21%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.61%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.61%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.42%) Autodesk Inventor
2 4 (2.42%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.82%) AutoCAD
3 3 (1.82%) MicroStation
4 2 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.61%) SPSS
5 1 (0.61%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (3.03%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (2.42%) Maximo
3 2 (1.21%) Eikon
3 2 (1.21%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (1.21%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (1.21%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.61%) Finacle
4 1 (0.61%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.61%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.61%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.61%) SAP MRS
4 1 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (8.48%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.64%) Office 365
4 5 (3.03%) SaaS
5 4 (2.42%) PaaS
6 3 (1.82%) GitHub
6 3 (1.82%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.21%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.21%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (1.21%) IaaS
7 2 (1.21%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.61%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.61%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.42%) SDH
1 4 (2.42%) SSH
2 3 (1.82%) DWDM
2 3 (1.82%) Internet
2 3 (1.82%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.21%) DNS
3 2 (1.21%) Firewall
3 2 (1.21%) HTTP
3 2 (1.21%) Intranet
3 2 (1.21%) SSL
4 1 (0.61%) 2G
4 1 (0.61%) 3G
4 1 (0.61%) 4G
4 1 (0.61%) ATM
4 1 (0.61%) GSM
4 1 (0.61%) LAN
4 1 (0.61%) Multicast
4 1 (0.61%) SMS
4 1 (0.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.73%) Geospatial Data
2 19 (11.52%) SQL Server
3 13 (7.88%) MongoDB
3 13 (7.88%) NoSQL
3 13 (7.88%) Spatial Data
4 12 (7.27%) Hadoop
4 12 (7.27%) Oracle Database
5 11 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 11 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (6.67%) Redis
6 10 (6.06%) Big Data
6 10 (6.06%) CouchDB
7 9 (5.45%) QGIS
7 9 (5.45%) Riak
8 5 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (3.03%) RDBMS
8 5 (3.03%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.42%) MS Access
10 3 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (10.91%) Git (software)
2 14 (8.48%) Jenkins
3 13 (7.88%) Subversion
4 10 (6.06%) Mercurial
5 6 (3.64%) Maven
6 5 (3.03%) JIRA
6 5 (3.03%) JUnit
7 4 (2.42%) Bitbucket
7 4 (2.42%) Hudson
7 4 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.42%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.82%) CruiseControl
8 3 (1.82%) FishEye
8 3 (1.82%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.21%) Ant
9 2 (1.21%) ClearQuest
9 2 (1.21%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.21%) Selenium
9 2 (1.21%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
General
1 15 (9.09%) Finance
2 12 (7.27%) Banking
3 9 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.64%) Advertising
5 5 (3.03%) Corporate Banking
6 4 (2.42%) Legal
6 4 (2.42%) Retail
6 4 (2.42%) Spanish Language
7 3 (1.82%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.21%) Back Office
8 2 (1.21%) Marketing
9 1 (0.61%) Billing
9 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.61%) Local Government
9 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (20.61%) Developer
2 19 (11.52%) Analyst
3 17 (10.30%) Architect
4 14 (8.48%) GIS Technician
5 13 (7.88%) Python Developer
6 9 (5.45%) GIS Developer
7 8 (4.85%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.24%) GIS Specialist
8 7 (4.24%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.64%) Java Developer
9 6 (3.64%) Software Engineer
10 5 (3.03%) Administrator
10 5 (3.03%) Development Engineer
10 5 (3.03%) Integration Engineer
10 5 (3.03%) Senior Software Engineer
10 5 (3.03%) Software Development Engineer
10 5 (3.03%) Software Integration Engineer
10 5 (3.03%) Support Engineer
11 4 (2.42%) Product Owner
11 4 (2.42%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.48%) Web Services
2 13 (7.88%) .NET
3 11 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
4 10 (6.06%) Hibernate
4 10 (6.06%) Middleware
4 10 (6.06%) REST
5 9 (5.45%) Spring
6 8 (4.85%) HTML
6 8 (4.85%) XML
7 7 (4.24%) J2EE
7 7 (4.24%) JSON
8 6 (3.64%) Apache CXF
8 6 (3.64%) ASP.NET
8 6 (3.64%) CSS
9 5 (3.03%) GWT
9 5 (3.03%) HTML5
9 5 (3.03%) JMS
9 5 (3.03%) JSF
9 5 (3.03%) OpenLayers
10 4 (2.42%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.06%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.85%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (4.24%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.42%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.42%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.82%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.82%) Fintech
6 3 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.82%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.21%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.21%) LLPG
7 2 (1.21%) NHS
8 1 (0.61%) Clustering
8 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.61%) GPGPU
8 1 (0.61%) Robotics
8 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (24.85%) Windows
2 14 (8.48%) Windows Server
3 12 (7.27%) Linux
4 11 (6.67%) Unix
5 9 (5.45%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.42%) Android
6 4 (2.42%) MVS
7 3 (1.82%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.82%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.21%) DC/OS
8 2 (1.21%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.61%) AIX
9 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (12.12%) Software Engineering
2 20 (12.12%) TDD
3 19 (11.52%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (9.70%) Migration
5 15 (9.09%) Scrum
6 13 (7.88%) Data Management
6 13 (7.88%) DevOps
6 13 (7.88%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (7.88%) SDLC
7 12 (7.27%) Analytics
7 12 (7.27%) UML
8 11 (6.67%) OO
9 10 (6.06%) Data Migration
9 10 (6.06%) Service Delivery
9 10 (6.06%) Web Application Development
10 9 (5.45%) Asset Management
10 9 (5.45%) CAD
10 9 (5.45%) Data Modelling
10 9 (5.45%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 43 (26.06%) SQL
2 34 (20.61%) Python
3 32 (19.39%) Java
4 22 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 11 (6.67%) C
6 10 (6.06%) PL/SQL
7 9 (5.45%) C#
8 6 (3.64%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.03%) R
10 4 (2.42%) Java 8
11 3 (1.82%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.21%) PHP
12 2 (1.21%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.21%) VB
13 1 (0.61%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.61%) Dart
13 1 (0.61%) GLSL
13 1 (0.61%) Perl
13 1 (0.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 29 (17.58%) Security Cleared
2 20 (12.12%) SC Cleared
3 19 (11.52%) Degree
4 5 (3.03%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.03%) Postgraduate
5 4 (2.42%) CISSP
6 3 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.21%) CCNA
7 2 (1.21%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.21%) CLAS
8 1 (0.61%) CISA
8 1 (0.61%) CISM
8 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.61%) GIAC
8 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.61%) PhD
8 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.64%) SLA
2 4 (2.42%) PMO
3 2 (1.21%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.21%) GDPR
3 2 (1.21%) QA
4 1 (0.61%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.61%) RMADS
System Software
1 13 (7.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.42%) Docker
3 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (6.67%) Ansible
2 3 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.21%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.21%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.61%) FlexNet
4 1 (0.61%) Puppet
4 1 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.61%) WMI
Vendors
1 33 (20.00%) ESRI
2 29 (17.58%) Microsoft
3 22 (13.33%) Oracle
4 15 (9.09%) SAP
5 11 (6.67%) Remedy
6 7 (4.24%) Google
6 7 (4.24%) Tableau
7 5 (3.03%) Adobe
7 5 (3.03%) Fujitsu
7 5 (3.03%) Mapbox
8 4 (2.42%) Apple
8 4 (2.42%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.42%) Bloomberg
8 4 (2.42%) Reuters
8 4 (2.42%) Saba
8 4 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.82%) Autodesk
9 3 (1.82%) Citrix
9 3 (1.82%) IBM
10 2 (1.21%) Cisco