Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 683 620 515
Rank change year-on-year -63 -105 +47
Contract jobs citing GIS 209 267 427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.26% 0.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.90% 1.18% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 128 158
UK median daily rate £473 £400 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.13% +8.47% -7.81%
10th Percentile £213 £227 £155
90th Percentile £613 £579 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +20.77% +4.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 29 53
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +89.47% -29.63%
10th Percentile £10.55 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £30.00 £23.40 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £12.00 £9.50
% change year-on-year +41.67% +26.32% -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 23,331 22,587 23,722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.49% 22.11% 22.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,253 15,399 15,738
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 281 374
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £30.75 £28.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.69% +8.50% +0.10%
10th Percentile £12.85 £14.00 £10.08
90th Percentile £57.07 £55.00 £52.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £35.00 £28.18
% change year-on-year -2.14% +24.20% -4.47%

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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 13 November 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 13 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GIS in the UK

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Top 14 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 13 November 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 -43 177 £475 +17.21% 79
UK excluding London -47 151 £473 +20.77% 66
London -21 52 £475 +11.76% 17
North of England -7 45 £450 +41.18% 11
South East -45 33 £500 +14.29% 13
Yorkshire +14 28 £475 +61.02% 5
South West -28 25 £513 +13.89% 9
North West -3 17 £425 +25.93% 5
Wales -9 16 £200 -27.27% 1
Midlands -19 13 £313 -3.85% 13
Scotland -26 11 £120 -69.52% 2
East of England +1 9 £475 +11.76% 16
West Midlands -28 7 £354 +8.85% 9
East Midlands +10 6 £300 -7.69% 4

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 79 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (25.36%) ArcGIS
3 50 (23.92%) SQL
4 49 (23.44%) Security Cleared
5 43 (20.57%) Python
5 43 (20.57%) ESRI
6 40 (19.14%) Git (software)
7 35 (16.75%) Windows
8 34 (16.27%) Geospatial Data
9 29 (13.88%) SC Cleared
10 28 (13.40%) TDD
11 27 (12.92%) JavaScript
12 26 (12.44%) Microsoft
12 26 (12.44%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (11.96%) SQL Server
13 25 (11.96%) Scrum
14 24 (11.48%) Software Engineering
15 23 (11.00%) Subversion
15 23 (11.00%) Java
15 23 (11.00%) Jenkins
16 22 (10.53%) MongoDB
16 22 (10.53%) C#
17 20 (9.57%) Team Foundation Server
17 20 (9.57%) Ansible
18 19 (9.09%) Apache
18 19 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
19 18 (8.61%) .NET
19 18 (8.61%) Data Management
19 18 (8.61%) DevOps
19 18 (8.61%) Analytical Skills

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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 53 (25.36%) ArcGIS
2 19 (9.09%) Apache
3 17 (8.13%) Apache Spark
4 16 (7.66%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (7.66%) nginx
5 9 (4.31%) Smallworld
6 6 (2.87%) JBoss
7 4 (1.91%) ArcSDE
7 4 (1.91%) Confluence
7 4 (1.91%) Gentran
8 3 (1.44%) IIS
9 2 (0.96%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.96%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.96%) WildFly
10 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.48%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.48%) SAS
10 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (6.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (4.31%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (3.83%) AutoCAD
4 5 (2.39%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.44%) Autodesk Inventor
5 3 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.44%) MicroStation
6 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.48%) SPSS
7 1 (0.48%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Eikon
1 2 (0.96%) SAP HCM
1 2 (0.96%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.48%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.48%) Maximo
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Utilities
2 1 (0.48%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.48%) SAP MRS
2 1 (0.48%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (7.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.83%) Office 365
4 4 (1.91%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.44%) Azure Machine Learning
5 3 (1.44%) npm
6 2 (0.96%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.96%) PaaS
6 2 (0.96%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.48%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.48%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.35%) Firewall
2 4 (1.91%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (1.91%) Internet
2 4 (1.91%) SDH
2 4 (1.91%) SSH
3 3 (1.44%) DWDM
3 3 (1.44%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.44%) VoIP
3 3 (1.44%) VPN
4 2 (0.96%) HTTP
4 2 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.48%) 2G
5 1 (0.48%) 3G
5 1 (0.48%) 4G
5 1 (0.48%) ATM
5 1 (0.48%) GSM
5 1 (0.48%) Intranet
5 1 (0.48%) Multicast
5 1 (0.48%) SMS
5 1 (0.48%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (16.27%) Geospatial Data
2 25 (11.96%) SQL Server
3 22 (10.53%) MongoDB
4 17 (8.13%) Hadoop
4 17 (8.13%) NoSQL
5 16 (7.66%) Apache Cassandra
5 16 (7.66%) CouchDB
5 16 (7.66%) Redis
6 15 (7.18%) Riak
7 14 (6.70%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (6.70%) Spatial Data
8 10 (4.78%) Relational Database
9 9 (4.31%) Big Data
10 7 (3.35%) QGIS
11 6 (2.87%) MS Access
11 6 (2.87%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.91%) Oracle Database
13 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 40 (19.14%) Git (software)
2 23 (11.00%) Jenkins
2 23 (11.00%) Subversion
3 20 (9.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (7.66%) Mercurial
5 9 (4.31%) JIRA
6 6 (2.87%) TeamCity
7 5 (2.39%) Hudson
7 5 (2.39%) JUnit
8 4 (1.91%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.91%) Maven
8 4 (1.91%) Selenium
9 3 (1.44%) CruiseControl
9 3 (1.44%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.44%) FishEye
9 3 (1.44%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.44%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.96%) Ant
10 2 (0.96%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (6.70%) Finance
2 9 (4.31%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.83%) Banking
4 7 (3.35%) Advertising
4 7 (3.35%) Legal
5 6 (2.87%) Spanish Language
6 5 (2.39%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (1.44%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.96%) Military
8 2 (0.96%) Publishing
8 2 (0.96%) Retail
9 1 (0.48%) Billing
9 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Law
9 1 (0.48%) Local Government
9 1 (0.48%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (23.92%) Developer
2 20 (9.57%) Python Developer
3 18 (8.61%) Analyst
4 16 (7.66%) GIS Technician
5 11 (5.26%) Test Leader
6 10 (4.78%) Architect
7 9 (4.31%) Consultant
8 8 (3.83%) GIS Developer
8 8 (3.83%) Software Engineer
9 7 (3.35%) GIS Specialist
10 6 (2.87%) Administrator
10 6 (2.87%) Java Developer
10 6 (2.87%) SQL Developer
10 6 (2.87%) Support Engineer
11 5 (2.39%) Data Architect
11 5 (2.39%) DevOps Engineer
11 5 (2.39%) IT Engineer
11 5 (2.39%) Senior Software Engineer
12 4 (1.91%) Backend Developer
12 4 (1.91%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.61%) .NET
2 17 (8.13%) RabbitMQ
3 15 (7.18%) REST
4 13 (6.22%) JSON
5 12 (5.74%) React
6 11 (5.26%) Middleware
6 11 (5.26%) XML
7 10 (4.78%) ASP.NET
8 9 (4.31%) AngularJS
8 9 (4.31%) HTML
8 9 (4.31%) Web Services
9 7 (3.35%) Hibernate
9 7 (3.35%) Node.js
10 6 (2.87%) SOAP
10 6 (2.87%) Spring
11 5 (2.39%) .NET Framework
11 5 (2.39%) GWT
11 5 (2.39%) JSON Schema
11 5 (2.39%) RESTful
11 5 (2.39%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.22%) Management Information System
2 13 (6.22%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (4.78%) Driving Licence
4 8 (3.83%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.91%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.91%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.91%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.44%) Fintech
6 3 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.96%) LLPG
7 2 (0.96%) NHS
8 1 (0.48%) Blog
8 1 (0.48%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.48%) GPGPU
8 1 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.48%) Pricing Data
8 1 (0.48%) Replication
8 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (16.75%) Windows
2 13 (6.22%) Linux
3 10 (4.78%) Unix
4 9 (4.31%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.83%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.91%) MVS
6 4 (1.91%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.96%) Android
8 2 (0.96%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (13.40%) TDD
3 26 (12.44%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (11.96%) Scrum
5 24 (11.48%) Software Engineering
6 19 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (8.61%) Data Management
7 18 (8.61%) DevOps
7 18 (8.61%) Test Automation
8 16 (7.66%) SDLC
9 15 (7.18%) Continuous Deployment
9 15 (7.18%) Data Modelling
10 14 (6.70%) UML
11 13 (6.22%) Acceptance Criteria
11 13 (6.22%) CAD
11 13 (6.22%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (6.22%) ETL
12 11 (5.26%) Service Delivery
12 11 (5.26%) User Stories
13 10 (4.78%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (23.92%) SQL
2 43 (20.57%) Python
3 27 (12.92%) JavaScript
4 23 (11.00%) Java
5 22 (10.53%) C#
6 8 (3.83%) C
7 5 (2.39%) Java 8
7 5 (2.39%) R
7 5 (2.39%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.44%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.96%) VB
10 1 (0.48%) ABAP
10 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.48%) Dart
10 1 (0.48%) GLSL
10 1 (0.48%) Perl
10 1 (0.48%) PHP
10 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.48%) Tcl
10 1 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 49 (23.44%) Security Cleared
2 29 (13.88%) SC Cleared
3 18 (8.61%) Degree
4 13 (6.22%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.87%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.91%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.96%) CCNA
7 2 (0.96%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.96%) CISSP
7 2 (0.96%) CLAS
7 2 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.48%) HND
8 1 (0.48%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.48%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.78%) QA
2 9 (4.31%) SLA
3 6 (2.87%) PMO
4 3 (1.44%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.44%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.48%) GDPR
5 1 (0.48%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (3.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.39%) Docker
3 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (9.57%) Ansible
2 3 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.96%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 43 (20.57%) ESRI
2 26 (12.44%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.74%) Oracle
4 11 (5.26%) Remedy
4 11 (5.26%) SAP
5 7 (3.35%) Tableau
6 5 (2.39%) Google
7 4 (1.91%) Adobe
7 4 (1.91%) Apple
7 4 (1.91%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.91%) Cisco
7 4 (1.91%) Mapbox
7 4 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.44%) Autodesk
8 3 (1.44%) Bloomberg
8 3 (1.44%) Citrix
8 3 (1.44%) Reuters
8 3 (1.44%) Saba
8 3 (1.44%) Telerik
9 2 (0.96%) Tradeweb