Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 553 665 652
Rank change year-on-year +112 -13 -118
Contract jobs citing GIS 237 246 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.38% 1.05% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 128 108
UK median daily rate £450 £473 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.59% +11.03%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £204
90th Percentile £675 £675 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £474 £398
% change year-on-year -7.65% +19.18% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 31 29
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.71% -9.09% +96.84%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £24.00 £24.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.36 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -33.16% -5.56% +89.47%

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 17,143 23,535 22,513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.24% 22.55% 21.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,533 16,394 15,462
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £310
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 250 266
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £32.24 £31.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.81% +3.23% +11.54%
10th Percentile £13.06 £13.65 £14.25
90th Percentile £65.00 £57.50 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -11.76% -2.86% +25.00%

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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 9 December 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 9 December 2019.

Contractor 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 9 December 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 +101 199 £475 - 85
UK excluding London +50 157 £438 -7.65% 86
London +116 75 £525 +16.67% 11
South East +89 68 £590 +15.12% 30
Scotland +50 26 £438 +243.14% 8
North of England -7 21 £488 +8.33% 11
Midlands +68 20 £410 +31.20% 12
West Midlands +43 15 £313 -11.66% 10
North West +11 13 £513 +20.59% 3
South West -29 11 £428 -20.38% 16
East Midlands +27 6 £411 +37.08% 2
Yorkshire +8 6 - - 4
East of England +36 5 £363 -23.68% 5
Wales +22 4 £500 +150.00% 3
Channel Islands - 3 £385 -
North East - 2 £388 - 4

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 85 (35.86%) ArcGIS
2 72 (30.38%) Python
2 72 (30.38%) Geospatial Data
3 67 (28.27%) ESRI
4 65 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (24.47%) JavaScript
6 53 (22.36%) SQL
7 51 (21.52%) GeoServer
8 46 (19.41%) Oracle
9 45 (18.99%) Data Management
10 42 (17.72%) Security Cleared
11 37 (15.61%) CAD
11 37 (15.61%) Open Source
11 37 (15.61%) Public Sector
12 35 (14.77%) Linux
13 33 (13.92%) SC Cleared
13 33 (13.92%) AngularJS
14 32 (13.50%) Java
15 31 (13.08%) QGIS
16 30 (12.66%) REST
17 28 (11.81%) Git (software)
17 28 (11.81%) Data Science
17 28 (11.81%) PostgreSQL
18 27 (11.39%) Degree
18 27 (11.39%) Spatial Data
19 26 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
19 26 (10.97%) Information Management
19 26 (10.97%) Data Modelling
20 25 (10.55%) Web Services
20 25 (10.55%) XML

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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 85 (35.86%) ArcGIS
2 51 (21.52%) GeoServer
3 14 (5.91%) Apache
4 13 (5.49%) Jupyter
5 12 (5.06%) Apache Spark
6 8 (3.38%) Smallworld
7 4 (1.69%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.27%) Confluence
9 2 (0.84%) ArcSDE
9 2 (0.84%) JBoss
9 2 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.84%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.84%) WildFly
10 1 (0.42%) Documentum
10 1 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.42%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 14 (5.91%) MS Visio
2 11 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (4.22%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.27%) AutoCAD
4 3 (1.27%) MicroStation
4 3 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.27%) SPSS
4 3 (1.27%) Stata
5 1 (0.42%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.42%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.42%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.42%) Maximo
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.55%) Azure
2 15 (6.33%) PaaS
3 12 (5.06%) Azure Machine Learning
4 8 (3.38%) AWS
4 8 (3.38%) npm
5 6 (2.53%) SaaS
6 3 (1.27%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.42%) Apigee
7 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.42%) GCP
7 1 (0.42%) IaaS
7 1 (0.42%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.59%) Internet
2 5 (2.11%) DMZ
2 5 (2.11%) HTTPS
2 5 (2.11%) SSL
3 1 (0.42%) ATM
3 1 (0.42%) DWDM
3 1 (0.42%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.42%) Extranet
3 1 (0.42%) Intranet
3 1 (0.42%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.42%) SDH
3 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.42%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (30.38%) Geospatial Data
2 31 (13.08%) QGIS
3 28 (11.81%) PostgreSQL
4 27 (11.39%) Spatial Data
5 24 (10.13%) SQL Server
6 19 (8.02%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (4.64%) NoSQL
8 7 (2.95%) Oracle Database
8 7 (2.95%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (2.11%) MySQL
10 4 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (1.69%) Big Data
10 4 (1.69%) Cosmos DB
10 4 (1.69%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.69%) SSDT
11 3 (1.27%) Power BI
12 2 (0.84%) DataStage
12 2 (0.84%) HBase
12 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 28 (11.81%) Git (software)
2 12 (5.06%) Subversion
3 9 (3.80%) Grunt
4 8 (3.38%) gulp
5 7 (2.95%) Selenium
6 5 (2.11%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.69%) JIRA
7 4 (1.69%) Maven
7 4 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (1.69%) Visual Studio Code
8 3 (1.27%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.27%) MSTest
8 3 (1.27%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.27%) tSQLt
9 2 (0.84%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.84%) ERwin
9 2 (0.84%) JMeter
9 2 (0.84%) JUnit
9 2 (0.84%) Mockito
9 2 (0.84%) Toad
General
1 37 (15.61%) Public Sector
2 21 (8.86%) Finance
3 12 (5.06%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.22%) Local Government
5 6 (2.53%) Publishing
6 3 (1.27%) Legal
6 3 (1.27%) Marketing
7 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.84%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.84%) Retail
7 2 (0.84%) Welsh Language
8 1 (0.42%) Back Office
8 1 (0.42%) Billing
8 1 (0.42%) Electronics
8 1 (0.42%) Games
8 1 (0.42%) Military
Job Titles
1 69 (29.11%) Developer
2 39 (16.46%) GIS Developer
3 24 (10.13%) Analyst
4 22 (9.28%) Architect
4 22 (9.28%) GIS Technician
5 20 (8.44%) Data Scientist
6 15 (6.33%) Consultant
7 13 (5.49%) GIS Consultant
7 13 (5.49%) GIS Specialist
8 11 (4.64%) GIS Analyst
9 10 (4.22%) Head of Information
9 10 (4.22%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (3.80%) Fibre Planner
11 8 (3.38%) Data Architect
11 8 (3.38%) JavaScript Developer
11 8 (3.38%) PHP Developer
11 8 (3.38%) Senior Data Scientist
12 7 (2.95%) Administrator
12 7 (2.95%) Data Technician
13 6 (2.53%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (13.92%) AngularJS
2 30 (12.66%) REST
3 25 (10.55%) Web Services
3 25 (10.55%) XML
4 19 (8.02%) JSON
5 15 (6.33%) Pandas
6 13 (5.49%) .NET
6 13 (5.49%) NumPy
6 13 (5.49%) PySpark
7 12 (5.06%) Keras
7 12 (5.06%) PostGIS
7 12 (5.06%) scikit-learn
7 12 (5.06%) TensorFlow
8 11 (4.64%) HTML
9 10 (4.22%) CSS
9 10 (4.22%) React
10 8 (3.38%) jQuery
11 7 (2.95%) Middleware
12 6 (2.53%) Ajax
13 5 (2.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.28%) Management Information System
2 18 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.75%) Data Centre
4 11 (4.64%) Lidar
5 8 (3.38%) Smart City
6 6 (2.53%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.53%) Fibre Optics
7 5 (2.11%) Clustering
7 5 (2.11%) LLPG
7 5 (2.11%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.11%) User Experience
8 4 (1.69%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.42%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.42%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.42%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.42%) SCADA
10 1 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (14.77%) Linux
2 9 (3.80%) Unix
3 7 (2.95%) Windows
4 2 (0.84%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (18.99%) Data Management
3 37 (15.61%) CAD
3 37 (15.61%) Open Source
4 28 (11.81%) Data Science
5 26 (10.97%) Data Modelling
5 26 (10.97%) Information Management
5 26 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (10.55%) SDLC
7 21 (8.86%) Analytics
7 21 (8.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 20 (8.44%) Microservices
8 20 (8.44%) Software Engineering
9 19 (8.02%) Visualisation
10 18 (7.59%) Computer Science
10 18 (7.59%) DevOps
10 18 (7.59%) Mathematics
11 16 (6.75%) Machine Learning
12 15 (6.33%) Data Visualisation
13 14 (5.91%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (30.38%) Python
2 58 (24.47%) JavaScript
3 53 (22.36%) SQL
4 32 (13.50%) Java
5 15 (6.33%) Shell Script
6 9 (3.80%) C#
6 9 (3.80%) PHP
7 8 (3.38%) TypeScript
8 7 (2.95%) R
8 7 (2.95%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.11%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.27%) C
10 3 (1.27%) Java 8
10 3 (1.27%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.27%) VB
10 3 (1.27%) VBA
11 2 (0.84%) Scala
12 1 (0.42%) C++
12 1 (0.42%) Magik
12 1 (0.42%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 42 (17.72%) Security Cleared
2 33 (13.92%) SC Cleared
3 27 (11.39%) Degree
4 10 (4.22%) Master's Degree
4 10 (4.22%) Numerate Degree
4 10 (4.22%) PhD
5 5 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.69%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.27%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.84%) PMP
9 1 (0.42%) CISA
9 1 (0.42%) CISSP
9 1 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.22%) GDPR
2 6 (2.53%) PMO
3 3 (1.27%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.42%) BS7799
4 1 (0.42%) QA
4 1 (0.42%) WAI
4 1 (0.42%) WCAG
System Software
1 17 (7.17%) Docker
2 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (0.84%) Terraform
2 1 (0.42%) Ansible
2 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 67 (28.27%) ESRI
2 46 (19.41%) Oracle
3 20 (8.44%) Microsoft
4 11 (4.64%) Mapinfo
4 11 (4.64%) Tableau
5 4 (1.69%) Google
5 4 (1.69%) IBM
6 3 (1.27%) BT
7 2 (0.84%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.84%) SAP
8 1 (0.42%) Autodesk
8 1 (0.42%) Avaya
8 1 (0.42%) HP
8 1 (0.42%) Nintex
8 1 (0.42%) Trapeze