Period
to 20 January 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 626 645 524
Rank change year-on-year +19 -121 +33
Contract jobs citing GIS 249 235 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.24% 0.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.13% 1.08% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 110 140
UK median daily rate £473 £444 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.48% +21.58% -14.12%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £155
90th Percentile £675 £575 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £413 £385
% change year-on-year +16.67% +7.14% -9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 33 56
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +100.00% -32.14%
10th Percentile £10.33 £10.31 £9.25
90th Percentile £23.80 £42.71 £26.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £19.34 £9.50
% change year-on-year -10.81% +103.58% -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 22,024 21,859 21,848
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.47% 21.98% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,166 15,210 14,571
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £319 £310 £288
90th Percentile £644 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 251 315
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £30.75 £28.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.69% +9.12% -6.07%
10th Percentile £13.72 £14.54 £10.00
90th Percentile £57.19 £55.60 £48.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year -7.14% +32.08% -9.40%

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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 2019.

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 2019.

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 2019. 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 +31 213 £475 +5.56% 78
UK excluding London +32 188 £481 +16.67% 72
London -30 54 £450 -10.00% 18
South East +16 52 £519 +29.69% 20
North of England +3 51 £438 +27.27% 10
South West -13 41 £550 +31.34% 10
Yorkshire +4 27 £450 +80.00% 3
North West +3 24 £425 +21.43% 7
Wales -9 16 £200 -36.51% 2
Scotland -5 13 £295 -32.57% 9
Midlands +5 10 £313 +56.25% 5
East Midlands +13 6 £306 - 1
East of England -8 5 - - 15
West Midlands -20 4 £320 +60.00% 4
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 97 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (25.30%) Python
3 60 (24.10%) SQL
4 58 (23.29%) Git (software)
5 53 (21.29%) Geospatial Data
6 52 (20.88%) ArcGIS
7 49 (19.68%) Security Cleared
8 48 (19.28%) ESRI
9 40 (16.06%) C#
10 36 (14.46%) Microsoft
11 34 (13.65%) Degree
12 32 (12.85%) Team Foundation Server
13 31 (12.45%) JavaScript
13 31 (12.45%) .NET
13 31 (12.45%) Windows
14 30 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
15 29 (11.65%) Apache
15 29 (11.65%) Scrum
16 28 (11.24%) TDD
16 28 (11.24%) Software Engineering
16 28 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
17 27 (10.84%) MongoDB
18 26 (10.44%) nginx
18 26 (10.44%) SC Cleared
18 26 (10.44%) Continuous Integration
18 26 (10.44%) Jenkins
19 25 (10.04%) Ansible
19 25 (10.04%) Test Automation
19 25 (10.04%) NoSQL
19 25 (10.04%) Data Management

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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 52 (20.88%) ArcGIS
2 29 (11.65%) Apache
3 26 (10.44%) nginx
4 23 (9.24%) Apache Spark
5 22 (8.84%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (4.02%) Smallworld
7 7 (2.81%) IIS
7 7 (2.81%) Jupyter
7 7 (2.81%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.01%) ArcSDE
9 4 (1.61%) Confluence
10 3 (1.20%) Apache Solr
10 3 (1.20%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.80%) CMS
11 2 (0.80%) Gentran
11 2 (0.80%) JBoss
11 2 (0.80%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.80%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.80%) WildFly
Applications
1 15 (6.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.81%) AutoCAD
4 5 (2.01%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.61%) Autodesk Inventor
5 4 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.61%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.40%) Eikon
3 1 (0.40%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.40%) Maximo
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.40%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.40%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP MRS
3 1 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (4.02%) PaaS
4 8 (3.21%) Azure Machine Learning
5 4 (1.61%) GitHub
5 4 (1.61%) npm
5 4 (1.61%) Office 365
6 3 (1.20%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.80%) CloudFront
7 2 (0.80%) IaaS
8 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.40%) SaaS
8 1 (0.40%) Slack
8 1 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.81%) Firewall
1 7 (2.81%) SDH
2 5 (2.01%) Internet
3 4 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (1.61%) DWDM
4 3 (1.20%) Broadband
4 3 (1.20%) HTTP
4 3 (1.20%) VoIP
4 3 (1.20%) VPN
5 2 (0.80%) SSH
5 2 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.40%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (21.29%) Geospatial Data
2 27 (10.84%) MongoDB
3 25 (10.04%) NoSQL
4 22 (8.84%) SQL Server
5 20 (8.03%) Apache Cassandra
5 20 (8.03%) CouchDB
5 20 (8.03%) Redis
5 20 (8.03%) Riak
6 18 (7.23%) Hadoop
7 17 (6.83%) Relational Database
8 16 (6.43%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (4.42%) Spatial Data
10 8 (3.21%) Big Data
11 6 (2.41%) Oracle Database
11 6 (2.41%) QGIS
12 4 (1.61%) MS Access
12 4 (1.61%) RDBMS
13 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.80%) SAP HANA
14 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 58 (23.29%) Git (software)
2 32 (12.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (10.44%) Jenkins
4 25 (10.04%) Subversion
5 20 (8.03%) Mercurial
6 8 (3.21%) JIRA
7 5 (2.01%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.61%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.61%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.20%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.20%) Redmine
10 2 (0.80%) Hudson
10 2 (0.80%) Maven
10 2 (0.80%) Selenium
10 2 (0.80%) VisualVM
11 1 (0.40%) ERwin
11 1 (0.40%) Mocha
11 1 (0.40%) PowerDesigner
11 1 (0.40%) Toad
11 1 (0.40%) Xcode
General
1 20 (8.03%) Finance
2 13 (5.22%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.82%) Banking
4 9 (3.61%) Investment Banking
4 9 (3.61%) Legal
5 8 (3.21%) Law
5 8 (3.21%) Publishing
6 6 (2.41%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.61%) Advertising
7 4 (1.61%) Spanish Language
8 3 (1.20%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.80%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.80%) Local Government
9 2 (0.80%) Marketing
9 2 (0.80%) Military
10 1 (0.40%) Billing
10 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (22.49%) Developer
2 24 (9.64%) Analyst
3 19 (7.63%) Consultant
3 19 (7.63%) Test Leader
4 18 (7.23%) Python Developer
5 12 (4.82%) Architect
5 12 (4.82%) GIS Technician
6 10 (4.02%) Software Engineer
7 9 (3.61%) Data Analyst
7 9 (3.61%) Junior
8 8 (3.21%) Data Scientist
8 8 (3.21%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (3.21%) GIS Specialist
8 8 (3.21%) Security Consultant
9 7 (2.81%) GIS Consultant
9 7 (2.81%) GIS Developer
9 7 (2.81%) Project Manager
10 6 (2.41%) .NET Developer
10 6 (2.41%) Junior Data Analyst
10 6 (2.41%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (12.45%) .NET
2 21 (8.43%) RabbitMQ
3 17 (6.83%) HTML
4 16 (6.43%) ASP.NET
5 15 (6.02%) React
6 14 (5.62%) Node.js
7 13 (5.22%) Web Services
8 12 (4.82%) JSON
8 12 (4.82%) REST
8 12 (4.82%) XML
9 10 (4.02%) CSS
9 10 (4.02%) HTML5
9 10 (4.02%) NumPy
10 9 (3.61%) AngularJS
11 8 (3.21%) .NET Framework
12 7 (2.81%) Middleware
12 7 (2.81%) Pandas
12 7 (2.81%) PySpark
13 6 (2.41%) OpenLayers
13 6 (2.41%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.23%) Management Information System
3 16 (6.43%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (4.42%) Driving Licence
4 11 (4.42%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.41%) Life Science
6 4 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.20%) Digital TV
7 3 (1.20%) Fintech
8 2 (0.80%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.80%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.40%) Blog
9 1 (0.40%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.40%) GPGPU
9 1 (0.40%) LLPG
9 1 (0.40%) Pricing Data
9 1 (0.40%) Replication
9 1 (0.40%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (12.45%) Windows
2 20 (8.03%) Linux
3 11 (4.42%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.01%) Unix
4 5 (2.01%) Windows 7
4 5 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.61%) Android
5 4 (1.61%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.80%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.80%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (11.65%) Scrum
4 28 (11.24%) Software Engineering
4 28 (11.24%) TDD
5 26 (10.44%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (10.04%) Data Management
6 25 (10.04%) Test Automation
7 24 (9.64%) Data Modelling
7 24 (9.64%) Security Testing
8 23 (9.24%) Continuous Delivery
9 22 (8.84%) Analytics
10 21 (8.43%) DevOps
10 21 (8.43%) SDLC
11 20 (8.03%) Machine Learning
12 19 (7.63%) Continuous Deployment
13 18 (7.23%) Acceptance Criteria
13 18 (7.23%) BDD
13 18 (7.23%) Data Science
14 17 (6.83%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 63 (25.30%) Python
2 60 (24.10%) SQL
3 40 (16.06%) C#
4 31 (12.45%) JavaScript
5 25 (10.04%) Java
6 8 (3.21%) R
7 5 (2.01%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.61%) C
9 3 (1.20%) VB
10 2 (0.80%) PHP
10 2 (0.80%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.80%) Tcl
10 2 (0.80%) VBA
11 1 (0.40%) ABAP
11 1 (0.40%) C++
11 1 (0.40%) Dart
11 1 (0.40%) GLSL
11 1 (0.40%) Perl
11 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.40%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 49 (19.68%) Security Cleared
2 34 (13.65%) Degree
3 26 (10.44%) SC Cleared
4 20 (8.03%) DV Cleared
5 9 (3.61%) CISSP
6 7 (2.81%) CISM
7 6 (2.41%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.61%) Master's Degree
8 4 (1.61%) Postgraduate
9 3 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.80%) CCNA
10 2 (0.80%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.80%) CLAS
10 2 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.80%) PhD
11 1 (0.40%) HND
11 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.64%) QA
2 8 (3.21%) SLA
3 6 (2.41%) PMO
4 4 (1.61%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.20%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.80%) GDPR
7 1 (0.40%) RMADS
System Software
1 12 (4.82%) Docker
2 3 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (10.04%) Ansible
2 9 (3.61%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.80%) Puppet
Vendors
1 48 (19.28%) ESRI
2 36 (14.46%) Microsoft
3 20 (8.03%) Oracle
4 11 (4.42%) Tableau
5 9 (3.61%) SAP
6 7 (2.81%) Remedy
7 5 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.61%) Autodesk
8 4 (1.61%) Cisco
8 4 (1.61%) Mapbox
9 3 (1.20%) Citrix
9 3 (1.20%) Informatica
9 3 (1.20%) Saba
9 3 (1.20%) Splunk
9 3 (1.20%) Telerik
10 2 (0.80%) Ab Initio
10 2 (0.80%) Apple
10 2 (0.80%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.80%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.80%) Xamarin