Period
to 6 August 2020

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 6 August 2020 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 432 615 715
Rank change year-on-year +183 +100 -145
Contract jobs citing GIS 111 235 186
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.26% 0.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.45% 1.17% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 99 93
Median daily rate £450 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% +26.67%
10th Percentile £206 £281 £245
90th Percentile £615 £775 £617
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £431
% change year-on-year +12.50% -7.25% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 29 41
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.63% -21.95% +115.79%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.07 £11.00
90th Percentile £41.50 £25.79 £46.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £12.25 £16.63
% change year-on-year +6.12% -26.32% +75.00%

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 7,641 20,121 23,398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.59% 22.08% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,939 13,777 16,321
Median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £415
% change year-on-year +3.45% +4.82% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 259 238
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.90% -
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.06 £13.62
90th Percentile £53.75 £60.00 £54.13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year - +4.48% -1.47%

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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 6 August 2020.

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 6 August 2020.

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 6 August 2020. 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 +194 103 £450 +5.88% 36
UK excluding London +193 83 £450 +12.50% 34
South East +171 40 £465 +23.59% 8
London +142 20 £425 -22.73% 5
East of England +90 15 £500 +53.85% 3
South West +96 14 £450 -1.96% 9
Work from Home -6 13 £350 -24.32% 4
North of England +87 6 £250 -44.44% 5
Midlands +74 5 £563 +50.00% 6
West Midlands +54 5 £563 +40.63% 4
Yorkshire +61 4 £276 -41.88% 2
Scotland +53 2 £355 +184.00% 1
North West +63 1 £250 -35.48% 3
Wales +36 1 £450 -10.00% 2
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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 46 (41.44%) Security Cleared
2 37 (33.33%) ESRI
3 31 (27.93%) SC Cleared
4 30 (27.03%) SQL Server
5 27 (24.32%) ArcGIS
6 26 (23.42%) ITIL
6 26 (23.42%) Oracle
7 25 (22.52%) Windows
7 25 (22.52%) Active Directory
7 25 (22.52%) VMware
7 25 (22.52%) VMware Infrastructure
7 25 (22.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (21.62%) Windows Server
9 23 (20.72%) Geospatial Data
9 23 (20.72%) PowerShell
9 23 (20.72%) Microsoft
10 22 (19.82%) DV Cleared
11 20 (18.02%) DevOps
11 20 (18.02%) Python
12 19 (17.12%) Microsoft Office
13 18 (16.22%) QGIS
14 17 (15.32%) Windows Server 2016
14 17 (15.32%) Image Processing
15 16 (14.41%) Java
15 16 (14.41%) Management Information System
15 16 (14.41%) Asset Management
16 15 (13.51%) Migration
16 15 (13.51%) Data Migration
16 15 (13.51%) Windows Server 2019
17 14 (12.61%) VMware NSX

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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 27 (24.32%) ArcGIS
2 7 (6.31%) GeoServer
3 5 (4.50%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.60%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.70%) SAS
6 2 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.90%) Apache
Applications
1 19 (17.12%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (12.61%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.70%) AutoCAD
3 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.70%) SPSS
4 1 (0.90%) ArcInfo
4 1 (0.90%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.90%) MicroStation
4 1 (0.90%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Maximo
2 2 (1.80%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.31%) Azure
2 4 (3.60%) Office 365
2 4 (3.60%) Power Platform
3 2 (1.80%) AWS
3 2 (1.80%) IaaS
3 2 (1.80%) PaaS
3 2 (1.80%) SaaS
4 1 (0.90%) Apigee
4 1 (0.90%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.90%) GitHub
4 1 (0.90%) Logic Apps
4 1 (0.90%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.90%) Power Automate
4 1 (0.90%) PowerApps
4 1 (0.90%) Slack
4 1 (0.90%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.01%) DNS
2 5 (4.50%) Reverse Proxy
3 4 (3.60%) SDH
4 3 (2.70%) Broadband
5 1 (0.90%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.90%) GSM
5 1 (0.90%) LAN
5 1 (0.90%) LTE
5 1 (0.90%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.90%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 23 (20.72%) Geospatial Data
3 18 (16.22%) QGIS
4 7 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (6.31%) Spatial Data
5 5 (4.50%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (3.60%) Power BI
7 2 (1.80%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.80%) Big Data
7 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.90%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.90%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.90%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.70%) JIRA
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.90%) RStudio
3 1 (0.90%) Subversion
General
1 13 (11.71%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.11%) Local Government
2 9 (8.11%) Public Sector
3 6 (5.41%) Military
4 4 (3.60%) Finance
5 1 (0.90%) Back Office
5 1 (0.90%) Billing
5 1 (0.90%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.90%) Electronics
5 1 (0.90%) French Language
5 1 (0.90%) Law
5 1 (0.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (14.41%) Integration Engineer
2 15 (13.51%) Developer
3 12 (10.81%) Architect
4 10 (9.01%) Systems Engineer
4 10 (9.01%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 9 (8.11%) Applications Specialist
6 8 (7.21%) Analyst
6 8 (7.21%) GIS Specialist
7 7 (6.31%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.41%) GIS Developer
9 5 (4.50%) Data Architect
9 5 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) Java Developer
9 5 (4.50%) Network Planner
10 4 (3.60%) Administrator
10 4 (3.60%) Consultant
10 4 (3.60%) GIS Analyst
10 4 (3.60%) Systems Administrator
11 3 (2.70%) Project Manager
11 3 (2.70%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.71%) PostGIS
2 8 (7.21%) Web Services
3 7 (6.31%) RESTful
4 6 (5.41%) OpenLayers
5 5 (4.50%) JSON
6 4 (3.60%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.70%) GeoJSON
8 2 (1.80%) Spring
8 2 (1.80%) Spring Boot
9 1 (0.90%) Apache NiFi
9 1 (0.90%) CSS
9 1 (0.90%) HTML
9 1 (0.90%) JSF
9 1 (0.90%) Mapnik
9 1 (0.90%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.41%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.41%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (3.60%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.80%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.80%) Renewable Energy
4 2 (1.80%) SCADA
4 2 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.90%) Digital TV
5 1 (0.90%) Lidar
5 1 (0.90%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 25 (22.52%) Windows
1 25 (22.52%) Windows Server 2012
2 24 (21.62%) Windows Server
3 17 (15.32%) Windows Server 2016
4 15 (13.51%) Windows Server 2019
5 14 (12.61%) Windows 10
5 14 (12.61%) Windows 7
5 14 (12.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.80%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.42%) ITIL
2 20 (18.02%) DevOps
3 17 (15.32%) Image Processing
4 16 (14.41%) Asset Management
5 15 (13.51%) Data Migration
5 15 (13.51%) Migration
6 14 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (12.61%) Systems Engineering
7 11 (9.91%) Service Design
7 11 (9.91%) Test Scripting
8 10 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (9.01%) ETL
9 9 (8.11%) Load Balancing
9 9 (8.11%) Project Delivery
10 8 (7.21%) Data Analysis
10 8 (7.21%) EAM
10 8 (7.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 8 (7.21%) ITIL V3
11 7 (6.31%) Project Management
11 7 (6.31%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.72%) PowerShell
2 20 (18.02%) Python
3 16 (14.41%) Java
4 14 (12.61%) VB
5 12 (10.81%) C
6 10 (9.01%) JavaScript
7 9 (8.11%) SQL
8 4 (3.60%) C#
9 2 (1.80%) Java 8
10 1 (0.90%) C++
10 1 (0.90%) Groovy
10 1 (0.90%) R
Qualifications
1 46 (41.44%) Security Cleared
2 31 (27.93%) SC Cleared
3 22 (19.82%) DV Cleared
4 14 (12.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (9.91%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.50%) Degree
7 1 (0.90%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.90%) PMP
7 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.80%) QA
3 1 (0.90%) GDPR
3 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.90%) PMO
3 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (22.52%) Active Directory
1 25 (22.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (12.61%) VMware NSX
3 10 (9.01%) Hyper-V
3 10 (9.01%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (9.01%) VMware Workstation
4 5 (4.50%) GeoWebCache
Systems Management
1 14 (12.61%) Ansible
2 1 (0.90%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 37 (33.33%) ESRI
2 26 (23.42%) Oracle
3 25 (22.52%) VMware
4 23 (20.72%) Microsoft
5 14 (12.61%) Lumension
5 14 (12.61%) Sophos
6 11 (9.91%) Cisco
7 9 (8.11%) Veeam
8 5 (4.50%) F5
8 5 (4.50%) HP
9 3 (2.70%) Autodesk
9 3 (2.70%) SAP
10 2 (1.80%) IBM
10 2 (1.80%) Sun
11 1 (0.90%) Avaya
11 1 (0.90%) ClickSoftware Technologies
11 1 (0.90%) Databricks
11 1 (0.90%) Intergraph
11 1 (0.90%) Mapinfo