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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK
Rank 417 447 435
Rank change year-on-year +30 -12  
Contract jobs citing GIS 181 197 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.37% 0.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.76% 1.68% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 77 91
Median daily rate £340 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% -5.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £394 £400
% change year-on-year -13.65% -1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 43 15
Median hourly rate £9.50 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.76% -6.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.50 £21.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -54.76% +55.55%  

GIS is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 10302 11737 11801
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.74% 22.14% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6968 7866 7527
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 190 155
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.15% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £14.50 £16.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £57.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

GIS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing GIS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for GIS in the UK

GIS
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

GIS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GIS over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GIS in the UK

GIS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GIS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for GIS in the UK

GIS
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +36 155 £340 -15.00% 35
South East +53 60 £296 -21.06% 7
London +2 35 £369 -11.67% 11
Berkshire +28 23 £423 +12.66%
North West +33 19 £331 +26.19% 6
Reading +19 14 £475 +26.66%
Buckinghamshire +5 14 - - 1
Scotland -4 13 £413 +6.45% 2
Wales +21 12 £413 +3.12%
Hampshire +19 12 £300 +3.44% 2
South Wales - 12 £413 -
Yorkshire +14 11 - - 2
Cheshire +32 10 £275 +4.76% 1
North East -20 10 £340 -33.33%
Newport - 10 £450 -
Leeds +15 9 - - 1
West Yorkshire +14 9 - - 1
Edinburgh -4 9 £413 -1.49% 2
Aylesbury -10 9 - -
Surrey +15 7 £275 - 1
East of England +1 7 £344 - 5
South West -5 7 £375 +3.44% 1
Manchester +10 5 £389 +65.42% 4
City of London +3 5 £388 -35.41% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 5 £340 -33.33%
Tyne and Wear -22 5 £340 -33.33%
Sunbury-on-Thames - 5 £275 -
Durham - 5 £300 -
Southampton - 4 £263 -
Chester +9 3 £275 +10.00%

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GIS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for GIS.

1 75 (22.19%) ArcGIS
1 75 (22.19%) Microsoft
2 64 (18.93%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (15.38%) ESRI
3 52 (15.38%) Degree
4 48 (14.20%) JavaScript
5 47 (13.91%) SQL
5 47 (13.91%) Telecoms
6 44 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
7 42 (12.43%) Scrum
7 42 (12.43%) Python
7 42 (12.43%) MS Excel
8 41 (12.13%) Spatial Data
9 40 (11.83%) QGIS
10 39 (11.54%) Geospatial Data
11 38 (11.24%) MS Office
12 35 (10.36%) Mapinfo
13 34 (10.06%) Java
14 33 (9.76%) Finance
15 29 (8.58%) Data Management
15 29 (8.58%) Project Management
16 28 (8.28%) Web Services
17 27 (7.99%) HTML
18 26 (7.69%) QA
19 25 (7.40%) GeoServer
19 25 (7.40%) PostGIS
19 25 (7.40%) Stakeholder Management
20 24 (7.10%) AngularJS
20 24 (7.10%) OpenLayers
21 23 (6.80%) TDD

GIS
Top Related 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 75 (22.19%) ArcGIS
2 25 (7.40%) GeoServer
3 16 (4.73%) Smallworld
4 8 (2.37%) CMS
5 7 (2.07%) SAS
6 6 (1.78%) Oracle Spatial
7 5 (1.48%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (1.18%) ArcSDE
9 3 (0.89%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.89%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.59%) Apache
10 2 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.59%) IIS
11 1 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.30%) Documentum
11 1 (0.30%) Predix
11 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 42 (12.43%) MS Excel
2 38 (11.24%) MS Office
3 5 (1.48%) Stata
4 3 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.59%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.59%) MicroStation
5 2 (0.59%) SPSS
6 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.30%) Weka
Business Applications
1 17 (5.03%) Maximo
2 4 (1.18%) Oracle Utilities
3 2 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.30%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.30%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.18%) Heroku
3 3 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.30%) Boomi
4 1 (0.30%) PaaS
4 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.96%) Internet
2 5 (1.48%) 2G
2 5 (1.48%) 4G
2 5 (1.48%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.18%) 3G
3 4 (1.18%) ATM
3 4 (1.18%) GPON
3 4 (1.18%) HTTPS
3 4 (1.18%) SDH
4 3 (0.89%) Intranet
5 2 (0.59%) DMZ
5 2 (0.59%) HTTP
5 2 (0.59%) SSL
6 1 (0.30%) DHCP
6 1 (0.30%) DNS
6 1 (0.30%) Firewall
6 1 (0.30%) GSM
6 1 (0.30%) SAN
6 1 (0.30%) UMTS
6 1 (0.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (12.13%) Spatial Data
2 40 (11.83%) QGIS
3 39 (11.54%) Geospatial Data
4 15 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (4.44%) SQL Server
5 12 (3.55%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.78%) MS Access
6 6 (1.78%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.48%) Big Data
8 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.89%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.59%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.59%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.59%) Neo4j
10 2 (0.59%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 20 (5.92%) JIRA
2 16 (4.73%) Git (software)
3 15 (4.44%) Cucumber
4 14 (4.14%) Selenium
5 12 (3.55%) Maven
6 11 (3.25%) Jenkins
7 10 (2.96%) Gradle
7 10 (2.96%) JBehave
8 7 (2.07%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.48%) Rational DOORS
9 5 (1.48%) Subversion
10 4 (1.18%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.89%) Flyway
11 3 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.59%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.59%) Babel
12 2 (0.59%) NuGet
12 2 (0.59%) Protractor
12 2 (0.59%) webpack
General
1 47 (13.91%) Telecoms
2 33 (9.76%) Finance
3 18 (5.33%) Banking
4 13 (3.85%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.78%) Publishing
6 5 (1.48%) Local Government
7 4 (1.18%) Military
8 3 (0.89%) Back Office
8 3 (0.89%) Legal
9 2 (0.59%) Billing
9 2 (0.59%) French Language
9 2 (0.59%) German Language
9 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.30%) Electronics
10 1 (0.30%) Front Office
10 1 (0.30%) Games
10 1 (0.30%) Marketing
10 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 86 (25.44%) GIS Technician
2 57 (16.86%) Analyst
3 52 (15.38%) Developer
4 26 (7.69%) Consultant
4 26 (7.69%) Data Technician
5 23 (6.80%) GIS Analyst
6 22 (6.51%) Architect
6 22 (6.51%) Data Analyst
6 22 (6.51%) Project Manager
7 20 (5.92%) Java Developer
8 15 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
9 14 (4.14%) Angular Developer
10 13 (3.85%) GIS Data Analyst
11 11 (3.25%) GIS Architect
11 11 (3.25%) Security Consultant
12 10 (2.96%) GIS Developer
12 10 (2.96%) Senior Consultant
13 9 (2.66%) Open Source Developer
13 9 (2.66%) Python Developer
13 9 (2.66%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.28%) Web Services
2 27 (7.99%) HTML
3 25 (7.40%) PostGIS
4 24 (7.10%) AngularJS
4 24 (7.10%) OpenLayers
5 18 (5.33%) .NET
5 18 (5.33%) REST
6 17 (5.03%) CSS
6 17 (5.03%) jQuery
6 17 (5.03%) Leaflet
7 12 (3.55%) SignalR
8 10 (2.96%) .NET Framework
8 10 (2.96%) Java EE
8 10 (2.96%) Node.js
9 9 (2.66%) Entity Framework
9 9 (2.66%) HTML5
10 8 (2.37%) JPA
10 8 (2.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (2.07%) ASP.NET
11 7 (2.07%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 44 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.21%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.96%) Computer Science
3 10 (2.96%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.37%) User Experience
5 5 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.18%) Clustering
6 4 (1.18%) Virtual Team
7 3 (0.89%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.89%) Life Science
7 3 (0.89%) LLPG
7 3 (0.89%) NHS
8 2 (0.59%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.59%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.59%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.59%) Social Media
9 1 (0.30%) Animation
9 1 (0.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.30%) Handset
9 1 (0.30%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.21%) Windows
2 14 (4.14%) Linux
3 10 (2.96%) Unix
3 10 (2.96%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.78%) AIX
4 6 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.48%) Android
6 3 (0.89%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.59%) OS/390
7 2 (0.59%) Solaris
7 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (18.93%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (12.43%) Scrum
3 29 (8.58%) Data Management
3 29 (8.58%) Project Management
4 25 (7.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (6.80%) TDD
6 20 (5.92%) BDD
6 20 (5.92%) SDLC
7 17 (5.03%) Migration
8 16 (4.73%) PRINCE2
9 15 (4.44%) Asset Management
9 15 (4.44%) IT Strategy
10 14 (4.14%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (4.14%) SOA
11 13 (3.85%) Information Security
11 13 (3.85%) Open Source
12 12 (3.55%) Analytics
12 12 (3.55%) Microservices
12 12 (3.55%) Software Engineering
12 12 (3.55%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 48 (14.20%) JavaScript
2 47 (13.91%) SQL
3 42 (12.43%) Python
4 34 (10.06%) Java
5 20 (5.92%) C#
6 10 (2.96%) R
7 7 (2.07%) C
8 5 (1.48%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.18%) JCL
9 4 (1.18%) sed
9 4 (1.18%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.89%) PHP
10 3 (0.89%) Scala
10 3 (0.89%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.89%) VB
11 2 (0.59%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.59%) C++
11 2 (0.59%) CoffeeScript
11 2 (0.59%) Perl
11 2 (0.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (15.38%) Degree
2 21 (6.21%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.25%) DV Cleared
4 9 (2.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (1.48%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.18%) GISP
6 4 (1.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.18%) Postgraduate
6 4 (1.18%) RHCSA
6 4 (1.18%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.59%) ISEB
8 1 (0.30%) HNC
8 1 (0.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.69%) QA
2 5 (1.48%) JSP 440
3 3 (0.89%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.59%) BS7666
5 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (1.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.18%) Docker
2 4 (1.18%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.30%) GeoWebCache
4 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (2.37%) Ansible
2 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.30%) Packer
2 1 (0.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 75 (22.19%) Microsoft
2 52 (15.38%) ESRI
3 35 (10.36%) Mapinfo
4 16 (4.73%) Oracle
5 9 (2.66%) SAP
6 8 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.78%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.48%) Alteryx
8 5 (1.48%) Tableau
9 4 (1.18%) Veritas
10 3 (0.89%) Autodesk
10 3 (0.89%) Cisco
10 3 (0.89%) VMware
10 3 (0.89%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.59%) Becrypt
11 2 (0.59%) LogRhythm
11 2 (0.59%) Lumension
11 2 (0.59%) Mapbox
12 1 (0.30%) Facebook
12 1 (0.30%) Twitter
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