Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 693 555 521
Rank change year-on-year -138 -34 +7
Contract jobs citing GIS 199 327 415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.34% 0.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.85% 1.53% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 142 165
UK median daily rate £475 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £234 £226
90th Percentile £599 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £369 £400
% change year-on-year +22.03% -7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 41 56
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £9.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +126.32% -29.63% -15.63%
10th Percentile £12.35 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £46.69 £16.75 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.63 £9.50 £9.63
% change year-on-year +75.00% -1.30% -28.70%

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 23,541 21,317 24,291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.69% 22.46% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,409 14,149 16,288
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £280
90th Percentile £634 £614 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 271 377
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £31.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +8.77% +14.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.17 £11.85
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £32.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year +6.25% +9.40% +17.00%

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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 16 July 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 16 July 2018.

Contractor 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 16 July 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 -117 172 £475 +26.67% 84
UK excluding London -161 113 £450 +22.03% 74
London -26 80 £550 +39.68% 20
South East -99 34 £388 +9.93% 22
North of England -58 26 £450 +32.35% 17
East of England +11 20 £475 +24.98% 12
Scotland -39 20 £450 +20.00% 7
Yorkshire -20 15 £475 +59.66% 9
North West -45 8 £375 -3.23% 7
Midlands -21 7 £388 +19.23% 7
West Midlands -17 6 £429 +10.65% 3
South West -1 5 £450 -14.29% 6
North East -11 3 £444 +30.51% 1
East Midlands -4 1 £190 -41.54% 4
Wales -42 1 £338 +22.73% 3

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 57 (28.64%) SQL
2 53 (26.63%) Java
3 49 (24.62%) Security Cleared
4 48 (24.12%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (20.60%) Oracle
5 41 (20.60%) Windows
6 37 (18.59%) JavaScript
6 37 (18.59%) Software Engineering
7 36 (18.09%) Active Directory
8 33 (16.58%) Python
8 33 (16.58%) ArcGIS
9 30 (15.08%) Web Services
9 30 (15.08%) Microsoft
10 28 (14.07%) SQL Server
10 28 (14.07%) Migration
10 28 (14.07%) Geospatial Data
11 27 (13.57%) Scrum
11 27 (13.57%) C
11 27 (13.57%) SC Cleared
12 25 (12.56%) Oracle Database
12 25 (12.56%) ESRI
13 24 (12.06%) TDD
14 23 (11.56%) PL/SQL
14 23 (11.56%) XML
15 21 (10.55%) Git (software)
15 21 (10.55%) Degree
16 20 (10.05%) J2EE
16 20 (10.05%) UML
17 19 (9.55%) OO
17 19 (9.55%) CSS

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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 33 (16.58%) ArcGIS
2 16 (8.04%) Apache
3 14 (7.04%) JBoss
4 13 (6.53%) WebSphere
5 11 (5.53%) WebSphere Portal
6 8 (4.02%) Apache Spark
6 8 (4.02%) GeoServer
6 8 (4.02%) nginx
7 7 (3.52%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.51%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.51%) ArcSDE
8 3 (1.51%) IIS
8 3 (1.51%) Oracle Spatial
9 2 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.01%) Gentran
9 2 (1.01%) IBM Domino
9 2 (1.01%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.01%) NetWeaver
9 2 (1.01%) SAS
9 2 (1.01%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.51%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.51%) InVision
3 3 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.01%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.50%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.50%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.50%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.50%) SPSS
5 1 (0.50%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (5.53%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.51%) Maximo
3 4 (2.01%) Eikon
4 3 (1.51%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (1.01%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (1.01%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.50%) Finacle
6 1 (0.50%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.50%) LexisNexis TimeMap
6 1 (0.50%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.51%) SaaS
4 4 (2.01%) GitHub
4 4 (2.01%) Office 365
4 4 (2.01%) PaaS
4 4 (2.01%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 2 (1.01%) Azure Machine Learning
5 2 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.01%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.01%) IaaS
5 2 (1.01%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.50%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.51%) HTTP
2 4 (2.01%) SMS
3 2 (1.01%) 802.11
3 2 (1.01%) BGP
3 2 (1.01%) DNS
3 2 (1.01%) HSRP
3 2 (1.01%) Intranet
3 2 (1.01%) IPsec
3 2 (1.01%) OSPF
3 2 (1.01%) SSH
3 2 (1.01%) SSL
4 1 (0.50%) 2G
4 1 (0.50%) 3G
4 1 (0.50%) 4G
4 1 (0.50%) ATM
4 1 (0.50%) GSM
4 1 (0.50%) Internet
4 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.50%) UMTS
4 1 (0.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.07%) Geospatial Data
1 28 (14.07%) SQL Server
2 25 (12.56%) Oracle Database
3 18 (9.05%) Oracle Database 10g
3 18 (9.05%) Oracle Database 11g
4 15 (7.54%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (6.03%) Relational Database
5 12 (6.03%) Spatial Data
6 11 (5.53%) NoSQL
6 11 (5.53%) QGIS
6 11 (5.53%) RDBMS
7 10 (5.03%) Big Data
8 7 (3.52%) MongoDB
9 6 (3.02%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (3.02%) Hadoop
9 6 (3.02%) JasperReports
9 6 (3.02%) Redis
10 5 (2.51%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (2.51%) CouchDB
11 4 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (10.55%) Git (software)
2 17 (8.54%) Subversion
3 16 (8.04%) Jenkins
4 12 (6.03%) JIRA
4 12 (6.03%) JUnit
5 10 (5.03%) CruiseControl
5 10 (5.03%) FishEye
5 10 (5.03%) Hudson
5 10 (5.03%) TeamCity
6 9 (4.52%) Maven
7 6 (3.02%) Ant
7 6 (3.02%) ClearQuest
7 6 (3.02%) Selenium
7 6 (3.02%) SoapUI
8 5 (2.51%) Mercurial
9 4 (2.01%) Bitbucket
9 4 (2.01%) Microsoft Blend
9 4 (2.01%) Zephyr
10 2 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
General
1 17 (8.54%) Finance
2 13 (6.53%) Banking
3 5 (2.51%) Publishing
3 5 (2.51%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.01%) Advertising
4 4 (2.01%) Retail
5 3 (1.51%) Back Office
5 3 (1.51%) Legal
5 3 (1.51%) Marketing
6 2 (1.01%) Billing
6 2 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.50%) French Language
7 1 (0.50%) German Language
7 1 (0.50%) Local Government
7 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (19.10%) Developer
2 28 (14.07%) Architect
3 21 (10.55%) Analyst
4 15 (7.54%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (7.04%) Java Developer
6 11 (5.53%) Designer
6 11 (5.53%) Development Engineer
6 11 (5.53%) Integration Engineer
6 11 (5.53%) Software Development Engineer
6 11 (5.53%) Software Integration Engineer
7 10 (5.03%) Software Engineer
8 9 (4.52%) GIS Technician
9 8 (4.02%) GIS Architect
9 8 (4.02%) GIS Designer
10 7 (3.52%) Administrator
10 7 (3.52%) Data Architect
10 7 (3.52%) GIS Developer
10 7 (3.52%) Project Manager
10 7 (3.52%) Python Developer
11 6 (3.02%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.08%) Web Services
2 23 (11.56%) XML
3 20 (10.05%) J2EE
4 19 (9.55%) CSS
5 17 (8.54%) JSF
6 16 (8.04%) REST
7 13 (6.53%) Hibernate
7 13 (6.53%) Middleware
7 13 (6.53%) Spring
8 12 (6.03%) HTML
8 12 (6.03%) JSON
9 11 (5.53%) GWT
10 9 (4.52%) .NET
10 9 (4.52%) AngularJS
10 9 (4.52%) JMS
10 9 (4.52%) PostGIS
11 8 (4.02%) OpenLayers
12 7 (3.52%) Apache CXF
12 7 (3.52%) Apache Flex
13 6 (3.02%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.55%) Management Information System
2 16 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.03%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (2.51%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.51%) Taxonomies
6 3 (1.51%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.51%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.01%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.01%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.01%) Digital Signage
7 2 (1.01%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.01%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.01%) NHS
7 2 (1.01%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.01%) User Experience
8 1 (0.50%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (20.60%) Windows
2 14 (7.04%) Linux
3 13 (6.53%) Windows Server
4 9 (4.52%) Unix
5 8 (4.02%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.51%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (1.01%) Android
7 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.01%) DC/OS
7 2 (1.01%) MVS
8 1 (0.50%) AIX
8 1 (0.50%) CentOS
8 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (24.12%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (18.59%) Software Engineering
3 28 (14.07%) Migration
4 27 (13.57%) Scrum
5 24 (12.06%) TDD
6 20 (10.05%) UML
7 19 (9.55%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (9.55%) Data Migration
7 19 (9.55%) OO
7 19 (9.55%) Open Source
7 19 (9.55%) Quality Management
7 19 (9.55%) Web Application Development
8 18 (9.05%) Kanban
8 18 (9.05%) Requirements Analysis
8 18 (9.05%) Software Architecture
9 15 (7.54%) Data Management
9 15 (7.54%) ITIL
10 14 (7.04%) Risk Management
11 13 (6.53%) Data Modelling
11 13 (6.53%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 57 (28.64%) SQL
2 53 (26.63%) Java
3 37 (18.59%) JavaScript
4 33 (16.58%) Python
5 27 (13.57%) C
6 23 (11.56%) PL/SQL
7 9 (4.52%) C#
8 6 (3.02%) C++
9 5 (2.51%) Perl
9 5 (2.51%) R
10 4 (2.01%) Apex Code
11 3 (1.51%) Java 8
12 2 (1.01%) ES6
12 2 (1.01%) PHP
12 2 (1.01%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.01%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.01%) VB
13 1 (0.50%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.50%) Scala
13 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 49 (24.62%) Security Cleared
2 27 (13.57%) SC Cleared
3 21 (10.55%) Degree
4 19 (9.55%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.51%) CISSP
6 3 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.01%) CCIE
7 2 (1.01%) CCNP
7 2 (1.01%) CISA
7 2 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.01%) GIAC
8 1 (0.50%) CISM
8 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.50%) PhD
8 1 (0.50%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.50%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.02%) PMO
2 5 (2.51%) QA
3 3 (1.51%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.51%) SLA
4 2 (1.01%) GDPR
5 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 36 (18.09%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.02%) Docker
3 5 (2.51%) GeoWebCache
4 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (2.51%) Ansible
2 2 (1.01%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.01%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.50%) FlexNet
3 1 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.50%) WMI
Vendors
1 41 (20.60%) Oracle
2 30 (15.08%) Microsoft
3 25 (12.56%) ESRI
4 15 (7.54%) SAP
5 11 (5.53%) Adobe
5 11 (5.53%) Fujitsu
6 10 (5.03%) Atlassian
6 10 (5.03%) Google
7 9 (4.52%) Remedy
8 8 (4.02%) Tableau
9 5 (2.51%) Bloomberg
9 5 (2.51%) Reuters
9 5 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (2.01%) Tradeweb
11 3 (1.51%) IBM
12 2 (1.01%) ATG
12 2 (1.01%) Demandware
12 2 (1.01%) hybris
12 2 (1.01%) Lotus
12 2 (1.01%) NetApp