Period
to 20 June 2021

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 June 2021 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 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 566 455 643
Rank change year-on-year -111 +188 +39
Contract jobs citing GIS 147 134 223
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.32% 0.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.13% 1.47% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 88 92
10th Percentile £273 £179 £251
25th Percentile £350 £288 £311
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £450 £420
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +7.14% -11.58%
75th Percentile £538 £559 £500
90th Percentile £602 £620 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -6.67% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 25
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.08 £10.00
25th Percentile £10.63 £10.51 £10.33
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -9.68% -3.13% -27.27%
75th Percentile £21.40 £24.50 £20.00
90th Percentile £33.00 £37.23 £21.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.40 £10.55 £12.25
% change year-on-year +8.06% -13.88% -27.41%

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 12,968 9,086 20,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.74% 21.60% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,840 6,307 14,085
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
25th Percentile £413 £402 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £433
% change year-on-year - +4.05% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 127 226
10th Percentile £11.54 £12.63 £12.91
25th Percentile £19.00 £18.25 £17.53
Median hourly rate £26.98 £24.71 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +9.19% -17.63% -7.69%
75th Percentile £45.00 £45.25 £49.13
90th Percentile £61.68 £61.10 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.64 £23.60 £30.00
% change year-on-year +4.41% -21.33% -9.09%

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Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GIS in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing GIS.

Daily rate trend for GIS in the UK

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Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing GIS over the 6 months to 20 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for GIS in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing GIS.

Hourly rate trend for GIS in the UK

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Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing GIS over the 6 months to 20 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for GIS in the UK

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Top 16 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 June 2021. 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 -53 117 £425 -5.56% 43
UK excluding London -47 73 £420 -6.67% 52
London -29 54 £400 -15.79% 4
Work from Home -237 42 £450 +20.00% 15
South East -20 22 £425 -9.57% 11
North of England +3 13 £400 +73.91% 11
Scotland -50 12 £420 -6.67% 7
South West +7 9 £475 +5.56% 4
North West +2 7 £445 +67.92% 6
East of England -2 7 £463 +2.78% 8
Midlands -20 6 £425 -5.56% 5
Yorkshire +5 4 - - 3
Wales +5 4 £400 - 2
West Midlands -32 4 £425 -22.73% 3
North East +13 2 £109 -75.78% 2
East Midlands -5 2 £475 +5.56% 2

For the 6 months to 20 June 2021, 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 44 (29.93%) ArcGIS
2 42 (28.57%) Social Skills
3 41 (27.89%) Python
4 37 (25.17%) SQL
5 35 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (21.77%) Microsoft
7 29 (19.73%) Public Sector
8 27 (18.37%) Geospatial Data
9 25 (17.01%) ESRI
10 24 (16.33%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (15.65%) Migration
12 22 (14.97%) Security Cleared
13 21 (14.29%) DevOps
13 21 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (13.61%) Local Government
14 20 (13.61%) Oracle
14 20 (13.61%) SQL Server
15 19 (12.93%) PostgreSQL
16 18 (12.24%) Data Migration
17 17 (11.56%) Azure
18 16 (10.88%) JavaScript
18 16 (10.88%) R
19 15 (10.20%) Spatial Data
19 15 (10.20%) Project Management
19 15 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
20 14 (9.52%) Management Information System
20 14 (9.52%) Java
20 14 (9.52%) Power Platform
20 14 (9.52%) Analytics
20 14 (9.52%) Power BI

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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 44 (29.93%) ArcGIS
2 11 (7.48%) GeoServer
3 6 (4.08%) Apache
4 5 (3.40%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.72%) Smallworld
6 3 (2.04%) Oracle Spatial
7 2 (1.36%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (1.36%) Confluence
8 1 (0.68%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.68%) CMS
8 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.68%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.68%) Luigi
8 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (8.16%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (6.80%) SPSS
2 10 (6.80%) Stata
3 9 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (5.44%) Photoshop
5 4 (2.72%) MicroStation
6 3 (2.04%) AutoCAD
6 3 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.68%) FreeHand
7 1 (0.68%) InDesign
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.68%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Infor M3
2 2 (1.36%) Maximo
2 2 (1.36%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.56%) Azure
2 14 (9.52%) Power Platform
3 13 (8.84%) AWS
4 7 (4.76%) Amazon S3
4 7 (4.76%) Serverless
5 6 (4.08%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (4.08%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (4.08%) GCP
5 6 (4.08%) Microsoft 365
5 6 (4.08%) OpenShift
6 3 (2.04%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (2.04%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (1.36%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (1.36%) IaaS
7 2 (1.36%) IBM Blueworks
7 2 (1.36%) PaaS
8 1 (0.68%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.68%) GitHub
8 1 (0.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.04%) WebEx
2 1 (0.68%) DNS
2 1 (0.68%) Internet
2 1 (0.68%) Intranet
2 1 (0.68%) LAN
2 1 (0.68%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (0.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.37%) Geospatial Data
2 20 (13.61%) SQL Server
3 19 (12.93%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (10.20%) Spatial Data
5 14 (9.52%) Power BI
6 8 (5.44%) QGIS
7 7 (4.76%) Amazon Aurora
7 7 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (3.40%) Data Mining
9 3 (2.04%) Big Data
9 3 (2.04%) BigQuery
9 3 (2.04%) JasperReports
10 2 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (1.36%) Data Lake
10 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.36%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.36%) Semantic Layer
10 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.36%) Star Schema
10 2 (1.36%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 8 (5.44%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.08%) JIRA
3 3 (2.04%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.04%) JUnit
3 3 (2.04%) Maven
3 3 (2.04%) Mockito
4 2 (1.36%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.68%) Appium
5 1 (0.68%) Cypress.io
5 1 (0.68%) ER Studio
5 1 (0.68%) ERwin
5 1 (0.68%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.68%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (0.68%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.68%) Selenium
5 1 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.68%) Terragrunt
General
1 42 (28.57%) Social Skills
2 29 (19.73%) Public Sector
3 21 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (13.61%) Local Government
5 12 (8.16%) Telecoms
6 11 (7.48%) Finance
7 6 (4.08%) Organisational Skills
8 5 (3.40%) Back Office
9 4 (2.72%) Presentation Skills
10 3 (2.04%) Electronics
10 3 (2.04%) Games
10 3 (2.04%) Manufacturing
10 3 (2.04%) Marketing
11 2 (1.36%) Publishing
12 1 (0.68%) Banking
12 1 (0.68%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.68%) French Language
12 1 (0.68%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (20.41%) Analyst
2 27 (18.37%) Developer
3 16 (10.88%) Architect
4 11 (7.48%) GIS Architect
5 10 (6.80%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 10 (6.80%) GIS Analyst
5 10 (6.80%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (6.12%) GIS Developer
7 8 (5.44%) GIS Technician
8 7 (4.76%) Business Analyst
8 7 (4.76%) Consultant
8 7 (4.76%) Data Engineer
8 7 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.76%) Java Developer
9 5 (3.40%) Senior Developer
10 4 (2.72%) Administrator
10 4 (2.72%) Asset Management Analyst
10 4 (2.72%) Coordinator
10 4 (2.72%) GIS Consultant
10 4 (2.72%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.16%) PostGIS
2 11 (7.48%) OpenLayers
3 10 (6.80%) Spring
4 7 (4.76%) .NET
4 7 (4.76%) Spring Boot
5 5 (3.40%) OAuth
5 5 (3.40%) OAuth2
5 5 (3.40%) Spring Security
5 5 (3.40%) Web Services
6 4 (2.72%) Apache NiFi
6 4 (2.72%) CSS
6 4 (2.72%) HTML
7 3 (2.04%) GeoTools
7 3 (2.04%) GWT
7 3 (2.04%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.04%) JPA
7 3 (2.04%) JTS
7 3 (2.04%) React
7 3 (2.04%) REST
7 3 (2.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.76%) User Experience
3 5 (3.40%) Algorithms
3 5 (3.40%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.72%) Cloud Native
4 4 (2.72%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.72%) Lidar
4 4 (2.72%) SCADA
4 4 (2.72%) Social Media
5 2 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.36%) Fibre Optics
5 2 (1.36%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.36%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.36%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.68%) Replication
6 1 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.68%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.12%) Windows
2 8 (5.44%) Windows Server
2 8 (5.44%) Windows Server 2016
3 7 (4.76%) Windows 10
3 7 (4.76%) Windows 7
3 7 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (4.76%) Windows Server 2019
4 3 (2.04%) Android
4 3 (2.04%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.36%) Linux
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (16.33%) Business Intelligence
3 23 (15.65%) Migration
4 21 (14.29%) DevOps
5 18 (12.24%) Data Migration
6 15 (10.20%) Project Management
6 15 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (9.52%) Analytics
8 12 (8.16%) Data Modelling
8 12 (8.16%) ITIL
9 11 (7.48%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (7.48%) Requirements Analysis
10 10 (6.80%) Asset Management
10 10 (6.80%) Business Analysis
10 10 (6.80%) CAD
10 10 (6.80%) ETL
11 9 (6.12%) Data Management
11 9 (6.12%) Decision-Making
12 8 (5.44%) Machine Learning
12 8 (5.44%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 41 (27.89%) Python
2 37 (25.17%) SQL
3 16 (10.88%) JavaScript
3 16 (10.88%) R
4 14 (9.52%) Java
5 13 (8.84%) C
6 10 (6.80%) T-SQL
7 8 (5.44%) PowerShell
8 7 (4.76%) TypeScript
8 7 (4.76%) VB
9 3 (2.04%) C#
9 3 (2.04%) Java 8
9 3 (2.04%) sed
10 2 (1.36%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.36%) C++
10 2 (1.36%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 22 (14.97%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.16%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.80%) Degree
3 10 (6.80%) DV Cleared
4 9 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.04%) HND
7 2 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.36%) CBAP
7 2 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.36%) ISEB
7 2 (1.36%) MCSD
7 2 (1.36%) OCA
7 2 (1.36%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.68%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.68%) IIBA
8 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.08%) Data Quality
2 5 (3.40%) QA
3 4 (2.72%) Accessibility
4 3 (2.04%) SLA
5 2 (1.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (1.36%) ISO 22301
5 2 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.68%) GDPR
6 1 (0.68%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (5.44%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.76%) VMware NSX
3 3 (2.04%) Docker
4 2 (1.36%) vSphere
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.68%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (5.44%) Ansible
2 5 (3.40%) Grafana
3 4 (2.72%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.68%) Fluentd
4 1 (0.68%) Istio
4 1 (0.68%) Kibana
4 1 (0.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (21.77%) Microsoft
2 25 (17.01%) ESRI
3 20 (13.61%) Oracle
4 10 (6.80%) Google
5 9 (6.12%) VMware
6 8 (5.44%) SAP
7 7 (4.76%) Cisco
7 7 (4.76%) Lumension
7 7 (4.76%) Sophos
8 6 (4.08%) Mapinfo
9 3 (2.04%) Mapbox
10 2 (1.36%) Cognizant
10 2 (1.36%) IBM
10 2 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.68%) Adobe
11 1 (0.68%) Apple
11 1 (0.68%) Citrix
11 1 (0.68%) Infovista
11 1 (0.68%) Ivanti
11 1 (0.68%) Virgin Media