Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 627 406 597
Rank change year-on-year -221 +191 +137
Contract jobs citing GIS 188 125 236
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.40% 0.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.04% 1.75% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 81 108
10th Percentile £264 £206 £300
25th Percentile £350 £213 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £450
75th Percentile £550 £525 £588
90th Percentile £646 £613 £698
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £426
% change year-on-year - +5.63% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 32
10th Percentile £12.76 £10.23 £10.00
25th Percentile £18.33 £11.13 £10.60
Median hourly rate £20.45 £12.50 £15.60
Median % change year-on-year +63.60% -19.87% -8.24%
75th Percentile £24.13 £30.00 £20.25
90th Percentile £28.75 £41.50 £29.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.45 £12.50 £10.73
% change year-on-year +63.60% +16.55% -36.91%

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 18,015 7,127 18,630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.40% 22.86% 22.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,638 4,879 12,869
10th Percentile £350 £313 £320
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £713 £675 £651
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £448 £438
% change year-on-year +3.35% +2.29% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 121 248
10th Percentile £15.73 £12.63 £11.22
25th Percentile £24.00 £17.50 £16.67
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +7.14%
75th Percentile £58.75 £42.00 £48.85
90th Percentile £65.54 £55.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £23.22 £27.94
% change year-on-year +46.46% -16.91% +7.46%

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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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -214 153 £450 - 79
UK excluding London -135 109 £450 - 79
Work from Home -190 74 £513 +141.18% 13
London -180 54 £365 -14.12% 11
South East -108 32 £525 +37.70% 18
South West -42 22 £450 - 17
Scotland -69 17 £425 - 9
East of England -44 12 £463 -7.50% 6
Midlands -71 11 £475 +15.15% 16
North of England -76 11 £392 +138.15% 8
West Midlands -56 9 £475 +15.15% 12
North West -57 7 £675 +120.79% 7
Wales -24 4 £513 +13.89% 3
Yorkshire -46 3 - -
East Midlands -31 2 £475 - 4
North East - 1 £109 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 57 (30.32%) Geospatial Data
2 47 (25.00%) SQL
2 47 (25.00%) Python
3 44 (23.40%) ArcGIS
4 43 (22.87%) Social Skills
5 39 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (20.74%) Security Cleared
6 33 (17.55%) Business Intelligence
7 32 (17.02%) ESRI
8 30 (15.96%) Azure
9 29 (15.43%) Management Information System
9 29 (15.43%) Microsoft
9 29 (15.43%) Asset Management
10 28 (14.89%) SQL Server
10 28 (14.89%) DevOps
11 27 (14.36%) Analytical Skills
11 27 (14.36%) Oracle
11 27 (14.36%) C
11 27 (14.36%) Migration
12 26 (13.83%) Power BI
12 26 (13.83%) Power Platform
13 25 (13.30%) Windows
14 23 (12.23%) Project Management
14 23 (12.23%) R
15 22 (11.70%) Local Government
15 22 (11.70%) Public Sector
16 21 (11.17%) SC Cleared
17 20 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
18 19 (10.11%) Software Engineering
18 19 (10.11%) Data Migration

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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 (23.40%) ArcGIS
2 8 (4.26%) Smallworld
3 5 (2.66%) Apache
3 5 (2.66%) CMS
3 5 (2.66%) GeoServer
4 3 (1.60%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (1.06%) Drupal
5 2 (1.06%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.06%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.53%) ArcSDE
6 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.53%) Hyperledger
6 1 (0.53%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.53%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (9.04%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (7.98%) SPSS
3 12 (6.38%) Photoshop
3 12 (6.38%) Stata
4 8 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (3.19%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.60%) AutoCAD
7 2 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.53%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.53%) Revit
Business Applications
1 15 (7.98%) Maximo
2 2 (1.06%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (1.06%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.53%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.53%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.53%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.53%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 30 (15.96%) Azure
2 26 (13.83%) Power Platform
3 14 (7.45%) AWS
4 6 (3.19%) Microsoft 365
5 5 (2.66%) Amazon S3
5 5 (2.66%) Azure Data Factory
6 4 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (2.13%) PaaS
6 4 (2.13%) Serverless
7 3 (1.60%) GCP
7 3 (1.60%) IBM Blueworks
8 2 (1.06%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 2 (1.06%) Google Analytics
8 2 (1.06%) IaaS
8 2 (1.06%) npm
8 2 (1.06%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.06%) WebEx
2 1 (0.53%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (30.32%) Geospatial Data
2 28 (14.89%) SQL Server
3 26 (13.83%) Power BI
4 16 (8.51%) QGIS
5 14 (7.45%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (5.32%) Spatial Data
7 7 (3.72%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 7 (3.72%) Oracle Database
8 6 (3.19%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (2.66%) Amazon Aurora
9 5 (2.66%) Data Mining
10 3 (1.60%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.60%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.60%) MySQL
10 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.60%) Tableau
11 2 (1.06%) Big Data
11 2 (1.06%) BigQuery
11 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (5.85%) Eclipse
1 11 (5.85%) NetBeans
1 11 (5.85%) Rational DOORS
1 11 (5.85%) Rational Rhapsody
1 11 (5.85%) Rational Team Concert
2 4 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.60%) Cypress.io
3 3 (1.60%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.06%) gulp
4 2 (1.06%) Selenium
5 1 (0.53%) Appium
5 1 (0.53%) GitLab
5 1 (0.53%) JIRA
5 1 (0.53%) JMeter
5 1 (0.53%) NeoLoad
5 1 (0.53%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.53%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.53%) Zephyr
General
1 43 (22.87%) Social Skills
2 27 (14.36%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (11.70%) Local Government
3 22 (11.70%) Public Sector
4 8 (4.26%) Documentation Skills
5 5 (2.66%) Organisational Skills
5 5 (2.66%) Presentation Skills
5 5 (2.66%) Publishing
5 5 (2.66%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.13%) Finance
6 4 (2.13%) Marketing
7 3 (1.60%) Back Office
7 3 (1.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 2 (1.06%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.06%) Legal
8 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.53%) Electronics
9 1 (0.53%) Law
9 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 38 (20.21%) Analyst
2 24 (12.77%) Developer
3 15 (7.98%) Architect
4 14 (7.45%) Software Engineer
5 12 (6.38%) C++ Software Engineer
6 11 (5.85%) Business Analyst
6 11 (5.85%) C Software Engineer
6 11 (5.85%) Data Engineer
6 11 (5.85%) GIS Analyst
6 11 (5.85%) Java Engineer
6 11 (5.85%) Java Software Engineer
6 11 (5.85%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (5.32%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 10 (5.32%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 10 (5.32%) Project Manager
8 9 (4.79%) Asset Management Project Manager
9 8 (4.26%) Consultant
9 8 (4.26%) GIS Architect
9 8 (4.26%) GIS Specialist
10 7 (3.72%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.51%) CSS
1 16 (8.51%) HTML
2 13 (6.91%) Web Services
3 12 (6.38%) .NET
4 11 (5.85%) CORBA
4 11 (5.85%) Motif
5 9 (4.79%) PostGIS
6 7 (3.72%) OpenLayers
7 5 (2.66%) .NET Core
7 5 (2.66%) Leaflet
7 5 (2.66%) React
8 4 (2.13%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.13%) Sass
8 4 (2.13%) XML
9 3 (1.60%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.60%) ASP.NET Core
9 3 (1.60%) Entity Framework
9 3 (1.60%) HTML5
9 3 (1.60%) RESTful
10 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.43%) Management Information System
2 11 (5.85%) Client/Server
2 11 (5.85%) Legacy Applications
3 7 (3.72%) Legacy Systems
3 7 (3.72%) User Experience
4 5 (2.66%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.13%) CMDB
5 4 (2.13%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.13%) SCADA
6 3 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.06%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.06%) Digital Wallet
7 2 (1.06%) Fibre Optics
7 2 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.06%) Smart City
8 1 (0.53%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.53%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.53%) Lidar
8 1 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.53%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.30%) Windows
2 16 (8.51%) Linux
3 12 (6.38%) Windows 10
3 12 (6.38%) Windows 7
3 12 (6.38%) Windows Server
3 12 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (6.38%) Windows Server 2016
3 12 (6.38%) Windows Server 2019
4 1 (0.53%) Alpine Linux
4 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (17.55%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (15.43%) Asset Management
4 28 (14.89%) DevOps
5 27 (14.36%) Migration
6 23 (12.23%) Project Management
7 20 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (10.11%) Analytics
8 19 (10.11%) Data Migration
8 19 (10.11%) Software Engineering
9 18 (9.57%) Configuration Management
10 17 (9.04%) ITIL
10 17 (9.04%) Requirements Analysis
11 16 (8.51%) Data Modelling
11 16 (8.51%) EAM
12 15 (7.98%) Scrum
13 14 (7.45%) SDLC
14 13 (6.91%) Data Management
14 13 (6.91%) Information Security
14 13 (6.91%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 47 (25.00%) Python
1 47 (25.00%) SQL
2 27 (14.36%) C
3 23 (12.23%) R
4 18 (9.57%) JavaScript
5 16 (8.51%) Java
6 13 (6.91%) C++
6 13 (6.91%) PowerShell
6 13 (6.91%) T-SQL
7 12 (6.38%) VB
8 8 (4.26%) TypeScript
9 7 (3.72%) C#
10 6 (3.19%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.13%) PHP
12 3 (1.60%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.06%) ES6
13 2 (1.06%) Fortran
13 2 (1.06%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.53%) Perl
14 1 (0.53%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 39 (20.74%) Security Cleared
2 21 (11.17%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.98%) Degree
4 14 (7.45%) DV Cleared
4 14 (7.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (5.32%) PMI Certification
6 10 (5.32%) PMP
7 7 (3.72%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (2.13%) DBS Check
8 4 (2.13%) HND
8 4 (2.13%) ISEB
9 2 (1.06%) CBAP
9 2 (1.06%) IIBA
9 2 (1.06%) MCSD
9 2 (1.06%) OCA
9 2 (1.06%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.51%) Data Quality
2 8 (4.26%) QA
3 7 (3.72%) Accessibility
4 2 (1.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (1.06%) ISO 22301
4 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.06%) SLA
4 2 (1.06%) WCAG
5 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.53%) GDPR
5 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (6.38%) Active Directory
1 12 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 12 (6.38%) VMware NSX
2 2 (1.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (6.91%) Ansible
2 6 (3.19%) Grafana
3 2 (1.06%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.53%) Fluentd
4 1 (0.53%) Kibana
Vendors
1 32 (17.02%) ESRI
2 29 (15.43%) Microsoft
3 27 (14.36%) Oracle
4 16 (8.51%) SAP
5 14 (7.45%) IBM
6 12 (6.38%) Cisco
6 12 (6.38%) Lumension
6 12 (6.38%) Sophos
6 12 (6.38%) VMware
7 7 (3.72%) Google
8 5 (2.66%) Mapinfo
9 4 (2.13%) Autodesk
9 4 (2.13%) Databricks
9 4 (2.13%) LogRhythm
9 4 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.06%) IBM Sterling
10 2 (1.06%) Mapbox
10 2 (1.06%) Minitab
10 2 (1.06%) Pardot
10 2 (1.06%) Sitecore