Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 638 505 557
Rank change year-on-year -133 +52 +8
Contract jobs citing GIS 258 429 375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.41% 0.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.14% 1.80% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 160 187
UK median daily rate £402 £364 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.45% -9.06% +17.65%
10th Percentile £208 £155 £229
90th Percentile £590 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +5.33% -6.25% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 55 47
UK median hourly rate £18.25 £9.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.11% -29.63% -18.18%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £23.60 £26.85 £24.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £9.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% -20.83% -27.27%

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 22546 23891 26754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.08% 22.61% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15400 15864 17620
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £310 £285 £269
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £376 £375
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.20% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 369 402
UK median hourly rate £31.15 £28.18 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.54% -2.83% +19.59%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.00 £52.03 £52.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.18 £30.00
% change year-on-year +24.20% -6.07% +33.33%

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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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -17 223 £409 +16.79% 19
UK excluding London -100 167 £395 +5.33% 17
London -3 81 £425 +30.77% 5
South East +4 65 £425 +13.33% 6
North of England +33 32 £338 -3.57% 6
Scotland -99 25 £400 +3.90% 2
South West +11 17 £450 +35.34%
Midlands +14 16 £325 -20.00%
North West +4 16 £338 -5.59% 4
West Midlands +28 11 £325 -25.71%
Yorkshire +9 9 £298 -8.46% 2
East of England -32 8 - - 2
North East +71 7 £380 -
East Midlands +3 5 £325 +30.65%
Wales +5 4 £300 -17.24% 1

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 68 (26.36%) SQL
2 54 (20.93%) Microsoft
3 48 (18.60%) ArcGIS
4 41 (15.89%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (15.89%) Geospatial Data
5 40 (15.50%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (15.12%) Oracle
7 38 (14.73%) Python
8 35 (13.57%) ESRI
9 33 (12.79%) Security Cleared
10 31 (12.02%) Java
10 31 (12.02%) Telecoms
11 29 (11.24%) Management Information System
11 29 (11.24%) SQL Server
12 28 (10.85%) JavaScript
13 27 (10.47%) Big Data
13 27 (10.47%) QGIS
14 26 (10.08%) Degree
14 26 (10.08%) Data Modelling
15 23 (8.91%) Project Management
15 23 (8.91%) Finance
16 22 (8.53%) Microsoft Excel
16 22 (8.53%) Analytics
17 21 (8.14%) Software Engineering
17 21 (8.14%) Unix
17 21 (8.14%) Data Management
18 20 (7.75%) Data Analysis
19 19 (7.36%) .NET
19 19 (7.36%) Microsoft Office
19 19 (7.36%) Web Services

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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 48 (18.60%) ArcGIS
2 11 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.49%) GeoServer
4 7 (2.71%) nginx
4 7 (2.71%) SAS
5 6 (2.33%) Smallworld
5 6 (2.33%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.33%) WebSphere Portal
6 5 (1.94%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.55%) Apache
7 4 (1.55%) IIS
8 3 (1.16%) Drupal
8 3 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.16%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.78%) Documentum
9 2 (0.78%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.39%) JBoss
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (8.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (7.36%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.71%) AutoCAD
3 7 (2.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.33%) Stata
5 4 (1.55%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (1.16%) SPSS
7 2 (0.78%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.39%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 9 (3.49%) Maximo
2 6 (2.33%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.39%) FastStats
4 1 (0.39%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.39%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.94%) IaaS
4 4 (1.55%) PaaS
5 3 (1.16%) Office 365
5 3 (1.16%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 2 (0.78%) GitHub
6 2 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.39%) Heroku
7 1 (0.39%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.39%) Serverless
7 1 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.71%) Internet
2 6 (2.33%) GSM
3 4 (1.55%) ATM
3 4 (1.55%) Ethernet
3 4 (1.55%) Intranet
3 4 (1.55%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
3 4 (1.55%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.16%) 5G
4 3 (1.16%) DNS
4 3 (1.16%) Firewall
4 3 (1.16%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (1.16%) VPN
4 3 (1.16%) Wireless
5 2 (0.78%) 3G
5 2 (0.78%) 4G
5 2 (0.78%) BGP
5 2 (0.78%) DHCP
6 1 (0.39%) DSLAM
6 1 (0.39%) Extranet
6 1 (0.39%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (15.89%) Geospatial Data
2 29 (11.24%) SQL Server
3 27 (10.47%) Big Data
3 27 (10.47%) QGIS
4 16 (6.20%) Spatial Data
5 13 (5.04%) Oracle Database
6 12 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (4.26%) Hadoop
8 10 (3.88%) Oracle Database 10g
8 10 (3.88%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (3.49%) NoSQL
10 8 (3.10%) Apache Hive
11 7 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (2.71%) Relational Database
11 7 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (2.33%) RDBMS
12 6 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
13 5 (1.94%) MongoDB
14 4 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (6.20%) Jenkins
2 12 (4.65%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (3.49%) Maven
4 7 (2.71%) Selenium
4 7 (2.71%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (2.71%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.71%) webpack
5 5 (1.94%) JIRA
6 4 (1.55%) Moq
6 4 (1.55%) MSTest
6 4 (1.55%) SpecFlow
7 3 (1.16%) Babel
7 3 (1.16%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.78%) ERwin
8 2 (0.78%) Gradle
8 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.78%) Subversion
8 2 (0.78%) Toad
9 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
General
1 31 (12.02%) Telecoms
2 23 (8.91%) Finance
3 12 (4.65%) Banking
4 8 (3.10%) Financial Institution
4 8 (3.10%) Legal
5 6 (2.33%) Electronics
6 5 (1.94%) Military
6 5 (1.94%) Publishing
7 4 (1.55%) Automotive
7 4 (1.55%) Local Government
8 3 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.16%) Marketing
9 1 (0.39%) Advertising
9 1 (0.39%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.39%) Billing
9 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 59 (22.87%) Developer
2 33 (12.79%) Analyst
3 28 (10.85%) Consultant
4 20 (7.75%) Architect
4 20 (7.75%) GIS Technician
5 15 (5.81%) GIS Developer
5 15 (5.81%) Security Consultant
6 13 (5.04%) GIS Specialist
7 11 (4.26%) Data Analyst
7 11 (4.26%) Java Developer
8 9 (3.49%) Database Architect
8 9 (3.49%) GIS Analyst
9 8 (3.10%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.10%) Senior Consultant
9 8 (3.10%) Senior Developer
9 8 (3.10%) Senior Security Consultant
9 8 (3.10%) Software Developer
10 7 (2.71%) Applications Support
10 7 (2.71%) Data Technician
11 6 (2.33%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.36%) .NET
1 19 (7.36%) Web Services
2 17 (6.59%) XML
3 15 (5.81%) CSS
4 14 (5.43%) HTML
5 13 (5.04%) React
6 12 (4.65%) HTML5
7 11 (4.26%) AngularJS
7 11 (4.26%) REST
8 10 (3.88%) Node.js
8 10 (3.88%) PostGIS
9 9 (3.49%) .NET Framework
9 9 (3.49%) J2EE
10 8 (3.10%) JSF
10 8 (3.10%) OpenLayers
11 7 (2.71%) ASP.NET
11 7 (2.71%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (2.71%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (2.71%) Redux
12 6 (2.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (15.89%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (11.24%) Management Information System
3 13 (5.04%) Data Structures
4 8 (3.10%) Reference Data
5 7 (2.71%) User Experience
6 5 (1.94%) LLPG
7 3 (1.16%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.16%) Linked Data
7 3 (1.16%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.78%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.78%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.78%) iPad
8 2 (0.78%) iPhone
8 2 (0.78%) Life Science
8 2 (0.78%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.78%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.39%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.39%) NHS
9 1 (0.39%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.14%) Unix
2 18 (6.98%) Linux
3 17 (6.59%) Windows
4 9 (3.49%) CentOS
5 7 (2.71%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.16%) Solaris
6 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.78%) Fedora
7 2 (0.78%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.78%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.39%) AIX
8 1 (0.39%) Android
8 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (15.50%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (10.08%) Data Modelling
3 23 (8.91%) Project Management
4 22 (8.53%) Analytics
5 21 (8.14%) Data Management
5 21 (8.14%) Software Engineering
6 20 (7.75%) Data Analysis
7 18 (6.98%) Statistics
8 17 (6.59%) Migration
9 16 (6.20%) IT Strategy
10 15 (5.81%) Information Security
11 14 (5.43%) ETL
11 14 (5.43%) Spatial Analysis
11 14 (5.43%) Visualisation
12 13 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (5.04%) DevOps
13 12 (4.65%) ITIL
13 12 (4.65%) Requirements Analysis
13 12 (4.65%) TDD
14 11 (4.26%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 68 (26.36%) SQL
2 38 (14.73%) Python
3 31 (12.02%) Java
4 28 (10.85%) JavaScript
5 15 (5.81%) C
6 14 (5.43%) C#
7 13 (5.04%) PL/SQL
7 13 (5.04%) R
8 9 (3.49%) ES6
9 7 (2.71%) Dart
9 7 (2.71%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.94%) C++
10 5 (1.94%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.94%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.55%) F#
12 3 (1.16%) Apex Code
12 3 (1.16%) Perl
12 3 (1.16%) PHP
13 2 (0.78%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (12.79%) Security Cleared
2 26 (10.08%) Degree
3 17 (6.59%) SC Cleared
4 16 (6.20%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.71%) CESG Certified Professional
5 7 (2.71%) CLAS
5 7 (2.71%) Postgraduate
6 5 (1.94%) CISSP
7 4 (1.55%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (1.55%) HND
8 2 (0.78%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.39%) GISP
9 1 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.39%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.04%) Data Quality
2 12 (4.65%) QA
3 6 (2.33%) JSP 440
4 5 (1.94%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (1.55%) BS7666
6 3 (1.16%) PMO
7 2 (0.78%) GCP
7 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.39%) COBIT
8 1 (0.39%) GDPR
8 1 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (5.43%) Docker
2 6 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (4.26%) Ansible
2 2 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 54 (20.93%) Microsoft
2 39 (15.12%) Oracle
3 35 (13.57%) ESRI
4 17 (6.59%) Mapinfo
5 10 (3.88%) Red Hat
6 9 (3.49%) Mapbox
7 6 (2.33%) Capita
7 6 (2.33%) Cloudera
7 6 (2.33%) Fujitsu
7 6 (2.33%) SAP
7 6 (2.33%) Tableau
8 5 (1.94%) Google
9 3 (1.16%) HP
9 3 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.78%) Autodesk
10 2 (0.78%) BT
10 2 (0.78%) Northgate
10 2 (0.78%) Remedy
10 2 (0.78%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.78%) Splunk