Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 637 512 549
Rank change year-on-year -125 +37 +39
Contract jobs citing GIS 235 358 349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.37% 0.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.08% 1.64% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 140 152
UK median daily rate £444 £365 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.58% -14.12% +25.00%
10th Percentile £200 £155 £256
90th Percentile £575 £528 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £385 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% -9.41% +25.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 56 59
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £9.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -32.14% -20.00%
10th Percentile £10.31 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £42.71 £26.38 £43.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.34 £9.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +103.58% -20.83% -35.57%

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 21,849 21,843 24,954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.98% 22.56% 23.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,200 14,567 16,636
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 315 430
UK median hourly rate £30.75 £28.18 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.12% -6.07% +4.57%
10th Percentile £14.54 £10.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.60 £48.60 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year +32.08% -9.40% +6.36%

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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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -69 202 £450 +36.36% 78
UK excluding London -125 138 £413 +7.14% 68
London +6 91 £500 +53.85% 18
South East -63 42 £400 +33.33% 22
North of England -9 26 £344 -7.47% 10
Scotland -72 25 £438 +9.38% 5
South West +12 22 £419 +14.73% 8
North West -12 15 £350 +20.69% 9
Midlands -3 11 £200 -52.94% 7
East of England -13 10 £475 +26.67% 13
Yorkshire -8 9 £250 -23.08%
West Midlands +16 8 £200 -54.29% 5
East Midlands +1 3 - - 2
North East +46 2 - - 1
Wales +3 2 £315 -16.00% 2

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing GIS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for GIS.

1 72 (30.64%) SQL
2 49 (20.85%) Security Cleared
3 48 (20.43%) Python
4 45 (19.15%) Oracle
5 44 (18.72%) Java
6 43 (18.30%) Geospatial Data
7 39 (16.60%) ArcGIS
8 38 (16.17%) Microsoft
8 38 (16.17%) Software Engineering
9 36 (15.32%) Agile Software Development
10 35 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
11 32 (13.62%) Windows
12 28 (11.91%) Linux
12 28 (11.91%) DV Cleared
12 28 (11.91%) Big Data
13 27 (11.49%) C
13 27 (11.49%) QGIS
13 27 (11.49%) Spatial Data
14 26 (11.06%) PL/SQL
15 25 (10.64%) XML
15 25 (10.64%) ESRI
15 25 (10.64%) Requirements Analysis
15 25 (10.64%) Degree
16 24 (10.21%) Oracle Database
17 23 (9.79%) Web Application Development
17 23 (9.79%) Software Architecture
17 23 (9.79%) Oracle Database 11g
17 23 (9.79%) Quality Management
17 23 (9.79%) Finance
17 23 (9.79%) Oracle Database 10g

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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 39 (16.60%) ArcGIS
2 12 (5.11%) WebSphere
2 12 (5.11%) WebSphere Portal
3 9 (3.83%) GeoServer
3 9 (3.83%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.55%) Apache
4 6 (2.55%) nginx
4 6 (2.55%) SAS
4 6 (2.55%) Smallworld
5 5 (2.13%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.85%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.85%) JBoss
8 1 (0.43%) ArcSDE
8 1 (0.43%) CMS
8 1 (0.43%) Gentran
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 21 (8.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (6.81%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.98%) AutoCAD
4 4 (1.70%) Stata
5 3 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.85%) SPSS
7 1 (0.43%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.43%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.43%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 11 (4.68%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.13%) Maximo
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.43%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.43%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.43%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.70%) Office 365
2 4 (1.70%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 4 (1.70%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (1.28%) GitHub
4 1 (0.43%) npm
4 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.43%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.98%) GSM
2 6 (2.55%) Ethernet
3 5 (2.13%) 5G
3 5 (2.13%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (2.13%) Wireless
4 4 (1.70%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
5 3 (1.28%) 3G
5 3 (1.28%) 4G
6 2 (0.85%) 2G
6 2 (0.85%) ATM
6 2 (0.85%) Internet
6 2 (0.85%) SDH
6 2 (0.85%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.85%) UMTS
7 1 (0.43%) DSLAM
7 1 (0.43%) HTTP
7 1 (0.43%) LAN
7 1 (0.43%) SMS
7 1 (0.43%) SSL
7 1 (0.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (18.30%) Geospatial Data
2 28 (11.91%) Big Data
3 27 (11.49%) QGIS
3 27 (11.49%) Spatial Data
4 24 (10.21%) Oracle Database
5 23 (9.79%) Oracle Database 10g
5 23 (9.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 18 (7.66%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (5.53%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (5.11%) Hadoop
8 12 (5.11%) SQL Server
9 9 (3.83%) NoSQL
9 9 (3.83%) Relational Database
10 8 (3.40%) Apache Hive
11 6 (2.55%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.70%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.70%) Redis
13 3 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (1.28%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 14 (5.96%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.83%) Maven
3 8 (3.40%) JIRA
4 6 (2.55%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.13%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.70%) Microsoft Blend
6 4 (1.70%) Selenium
7 3 (1.28%) Hudson
7 3 (1.28%) Subversion
7 3 (1.28%) webpack
8 2 (0.85%) Babel
8 2 (0.85%) CruiseControl
8 2 (0.85%) ERwin
8 2 (0.85%) FishEye
8 2 (0.85%) Gradle
8 2 (0.85%) JUnit
8 2 (0.85%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.85%) TestPartner
9 1 (0.43%) Bitbucket
General
1 23 (9.79%) Finance
2 20 (8.51%) Telecoms
3 14 (5.96%) Banking
4 9 (3.83%) Legal
5 7 (2.98%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.55%) Electronics
7 5 (2.13%) Publishing
8 4 (1.70%) Local Government
9 2 (0.85%) Billing
9 2 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.85%) Marketing
9 2 (0.85%) Military
10 1 (0.43%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 50 (21.28%) Developer
2 36 (15.32%) Analyst
3 19 (8.09%) Consultant
4 16 (6.81%) Architect
5 15 (6.38%) Java Developer
6 13 (5.53%) GIS Analyst
7 12 (5.11%) GIS Specialist
7 12 (5.11%) Integration Engineer
8 11 (4.68%) Development Engineer
8 11 (4.68%) GIS Developer
8 11 (4.68%) Security Consultant
8 11 (4.68%) Software Development Engineer
8 11 (4.68%) Software Integration Engineer
9 9 (3.83%) Data Analyst
10 8 (3.40%) Software Developer
10 8 (3.40%) Software Engineer
11 7 (2.98%) DV Cleared Java Developer
11 7 (2.98%) Senior Consultant
11 7 (2.98%) Senior Security Consultant
11 7 (2.98%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.64%) XML
2 22 (9.36%) J2EE
3 20 (8.51%) Web Services
4 19 (8.09%) JSF
5 14 (5.96%) PostGIS
6 13 (5.53%) CSS
7 11 (4.68%) HTML
8 10 (4.26%) .NET
9 6 (2.55%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.55%) Middleware
9 6 (2.55%) ModSecurity
9 6 (2.55%) OpenLayers
9 6 (2.55%) REST
10 5 (2.13%) HTML5
10 5 (2.13%) Leaflet
10 5 (2.13%) Node.js
10 5 (2.13%) Spring
11 4 (1.70%) Oracle Fusion
11 4 (1.70%) WebGL
11 4 (1.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.23%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.26%) Data Structures
4 5 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.13%) LLPG
5 4 (1.70%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.70%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.70%) Linked Data
6 3 (1.28%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.85%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.85%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.85%) iPad
7 2 (0.85%) iPhone
7 2 (0.85%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.85%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.43%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.43%) Smart City
8 1 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (13.62%) Windows
2 28 (11.91%) Linux
3 17 (7.23%) Unix
4 15 (6.38%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.55%) CentOS
6 5 (2.13%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.28%) Solaris
7 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.85%) Fedora
8 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.85%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.43%) AIX
9 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (16.17%) Software Engineering
2 36 (15.32%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (10.64%) Requirements Analysis
4 23 (9.79%) Quality Management
4 23 (9.79%) Software Architecture
4 23 (9.79%) Web Application Development
5 22 (9.36%) Migration
6 18 (7.66%) Data Modelling
7 16 (6.81%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (6.81%) ETL
7 16 (6.81%) Information Security
7 16 (6.81%) Project Management
8 15 (6.38%) Analytics
8 15 (6.38%) CAD
9 13 (5.53%) Data Management
9 13 (5.53%) Data Migration
9 13 (5.53%) DevOps
9 13 (5.53%) Scrum
9 13 (5.53%) Visualisation
10 11 (4.68%) Spatial Analysis
Programming Languages
1 72 (30.64%) SQL
2 48 (20.43%) Python
3 44 (18.72%) Java
4 27 (11.49%) C
5 26 (11.06%) PL/SQL
6 21 (8.94%) JavaScript
7 12 (5.11%) C#
8 11 (4.68%) C++
8 11 (4.68%) R
9 10 (4.26%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.98%) Perl
11 6 (2.55%) Dart
12 5 (2.13%) ES6
13 4 (1.70%) Apex Code
13 4 (1.70%) PHP
14 3 (1.28%) Scala
14 3 (1.28%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.28%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.28%) VBA
15 2 (0.85%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 49 (20.85%) Security Cleared
2 28 (11.91%) DV Cleared
3 25 (10.64%) Degree
4 21 (8.94%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.55%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (2.55%) CISSP
5 6 (2.55%) CLAS
5 6 (2.55%) Postgraduate
6 5 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.70%) HND
8 2 (0.85%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.43%) GISP
9 1 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.11%) Data Quality
2 10 (4.26%) QA
3 7 (2.98%) JSP 440
4 6 (2.55%) RMADS
5 5 (2.13%) BS7666
6 3 (1.28%) PMO
7 2 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.43%) GDPR
8 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (6.81%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.38%) Docker
3 3 (1.28%) GeoWebCache
4 2 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.43%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (5.96%) Ansible
2 3 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.85%) Oozie
Vendors
1 45 (19.15%) Oracle
2 38 (16.17%) Microsoft
3 25 (10.64%) ESRI
4 13 (5.53%) Mapinfo
5 11 (4.68%) Fujitsu
6 8 (3.40%) Mapbox
6 8 (3.40%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.98%) Google
8 6 (2.55%) SAP
9 4 (1.70%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.70%) Remedy
9 4 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.70%) Tableau
10 2 (0.85%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.85%) BT
10 2 (0.85%) HP
10 2 (0.85%) Splunk
10 2 (0.85%) Teradata
10 2 (0.85%) VMware
11 1 (0.43%) Adobe