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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 4 July 2022 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 651 591 461
Rank change year-on-year -60 -130 +175
Contract jobs citing GIS 193 156 135
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.24% 0.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.11% 1.10% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 106 88
10th Percentile £312 £287 £179
25th Percentile £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £625 £538 £555
90th Percentile £675 £604 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £535 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +25.88% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 10
10th Percentile £17.55 £10.42 £10.23
25th Percentile £22.38 £11.42 £11.75
Median hourly rate £32.75 £18.00 £18.25
Median % change year-on-year +81.94% -1.37% +14.06%
75th Percentile £63.75 £21.16 £26.38
90th Percentile £75.00 £32.20 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £11.49 £13.00
% change year-on-year +313.40% -11.62% +6.12%

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 17,403 14,136 9,250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.43% 21.30% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,396 9,680 6,448
10th Percentile £380 £328 £325
25th Percentile £450 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 213 130
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.90 £14.09
25th Percentile £21.25 £19.25 £18.85
Median hourly rate £37.80 £26.50 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +42.64% +6.00% -16.67%
75th Percentile £63.00 £45.00 £45.31
90th Percentile £75.00 £61.16 £61.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.90 £24.70
% change year-on-year +40.56% +0.81% -17.67%

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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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for GIS in the UK

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Top 14 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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -48 169 £500 +17.65% 50
Work from Home -65 120 £498 +17.06% 18
London -71 85 £500 +29.03% 8
UK excluding London -48 82 £535 +25.88% 52
South East -26 30 £600 +33.33% 9
South West -8 14 £475 +18.75% 10
Midlands -31 10 £388 -13.89% 9
West Midlands -33 10 £388 -13.89% 8
North of England -50 10 £475 +18.75% 5
Scotland -15 9 £480 +14.17% 8
North West -29 9 £475 +6.74% 3
East of England -16 8 £538 +16.22% 7
North East -9 1 - -
Wales -13 1 £525 +31.25% 4

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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 75 (38.86%) Agile
2 44 (22.80%) AWS
3 42 (21.76%) Security Cleared
4 38 (19.69%) ESRI
5 37 (19.17%) Java
5 37 (19.17%) JavaScript
5 37 (19.17%) SC Cleared
6 36 (18.65%) Geospatial Data
7 35 (18.13%) Azure
8 34 (17.62%) Social Skills
9 31 (16.06%) SQL
9 31 (16.06%) React
9 31 (16.06%) CI/CD
10 30 (15.54%) ArcGIS
11 29 (15.03%) DevOps
12 28 (14.51%) Serverless
13 27 (13.99%) Management Information System
14 26 (13.47%) Python
14 26 (13.47%) Public Sector
15 25 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
15 25 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
15 25 (12.95%) Kubernetes
16 24 (12.44%) Spring Boot
16 24 (12.44%) Analytics
16 24 (12.44%) Stakeholder Management
16 24 (12.44%) Microsoft
16 24 (12.44%) Spring
17 22 (11.40%) Asset Management
17 22 (11.40%) Amazon S3
17 22 (11.40%) Docker

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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 30 (15.54%) ArcGIS
2 14 (7.25%) Apache
3 12 (6.22%) GeoServer
4 6 (3.11%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.55%) Oracle Spatial
5 3 (1.55%) ThingWorx
6 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.52%) IIS
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.52%) Smallworld
Applications
1 12 (6.22%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.55%) AutoCAD
3 3 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.55%) SPSS
3 3 (1.55%) Stata
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.52%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 14 (7.25%) Maximo
2 2 (1.04%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.52%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 44 (22.80%) AWS
2 35 (18.13%) Azure
3 28 (14.51%) Serverless
4 22 (11.40%) Amazon S3
4 22 (11.40%) AWS Lambda
5 13 (6.74%) GitHub
6 11 (5.70%) Amazon SQS
7 9 (4.66%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (4.66%) GitHub Actions
8 8 (4.15%) Amazon SageMaker
8 8 (4.15%) Power Platform
9 7 (3.63%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (3.63%) Azure DevOps
10 6 (3.11%) Amazon Kinesis
10 6 (3.11%) AWS Fargate
10 6 (3.11%) Route 53
11 5 (2.59%) GCP
12 4 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (2.07%) Azure Functions
13 3 (1.55%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.55%) Internet
1 3 (1.55%) Wireless
2 1 (0.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (18.65%) Geospatial Data
2 22 (11.40%) QGIS
3 19 (9.84%) Relational Database
4 16 (8.29%) RDBMS
4 16 (8.29%) Spatial Data
5 13 (6.74%) NoSQL
6 11 (5.70%) Big Data
7 10 (5.18%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (4.66%) Neo4j
9 8 (4.15%) Amazon Athena
9 8 (4.15%) Amazon Aurora
9 8 (4.15%) Tableau
10 7 (3.63%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (3.63%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (3.63%) Power BI
10 7 (3.63%) SQL Server
10 7 (3.63%) Tableau Desktop
11 6 (3.11%) Data Lake
12 5 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (2.59%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 11 (5.70%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.66%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.59%) JIRA
3 5 (2.59%) Qt Creator
4 4 (2.07%) JUnit
4 4 (2.07%) Mockito
4 4 (2.07%) PostCSS
5 3 (1.55%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.55%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (1.55%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (1.04%) Cypress.io
6 2 (1.04%) JMeter
6 2 (1.04%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.04%) Maven
6 2 (1.04%) NetBeans
6 2 (1.04%) Rational Team Concert
6 2 (1.04%) Selenium
6 2 (1.04%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.04%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.52%) Mercurial
General
1 34 (17.62%) Social Skills
2 26 (13.47%) Public Sector
3 25 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (9.33%) Local Government
5 12 (6.22%) Finance
6 9 (4.66%) Telecoms
7 7 (3.63%) Legal
8 4 (2.07%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.07%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.55%) Retail
10 2 (1.04%) Back Office
10 2 (1.04%) Banking
10 2 (1.04%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (1.04%) Military
10 2 (1.04%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (1.04%) Publishing
10 2 (1.04%) Wearables
11 1 (0.52%) Law
11 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (27.98%) Developer
2 33 (17.10%) Analyst
3 25 (12.95%) Architect
4 19 (9.84%) Java Developer
4 19 (9.84%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (8.29%) Full Stack Developer
6 11 (5.70%) Data Analyst
6 11 (5.70%) Software Engineer
7 10 (5.18%) AWS Developer
8 8 (4.15%) GIS Analyst
8 8 (4.15%) Project Manager
9 7 (3.63%) GIS Developer
9 7 (3.63%) GIS Specialist
9 7 (3.63%) Spatial Analyst
10 6 (3.11%) GIS Architect
10 6 (3.11%) IT Support
10 6 (3.11%) Java Engineer
10 6 (3.11%) Java Software Engineer
10 6 (3.11%) Senior Design Engineer
10 6 (3.11%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (16.06%) React
2 24 (12.44%) Spring
2 24 (12.44%) Spring Boot
3 17 (8.81%) PostGIS
4 14 (7.25%) Apache NiFi
5 13 (6.74%) .NET
5 13 (6.74%) AngularJS
5 13 (6.74%) Web Services
6 12 (6.22%) HTML
7 11 (5.70%) CSS
8 9 (4.66%) OAuth
8 9 (4.66%) REST
9 8 (4.15%) OAuth2
10 7 (3.63%) Spring Security
11 6 (3.11%) SOAP
12 5 (2.59%) Vue.js
13 4 (2.07%) Flask
13 4 (2.07%) JPA
13 4 (2.07%) OpenLayers
13 4 (2.07%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.99%) Management Information System
2 17 (8.81%) User Experience
3 12 (6.22%) Legacy Systems
4 8 (4.15%) Algorithms
4 8 (4.15%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (4.15%) Fibre Optics
5 7 (3.63%) Blog
5 7 (3.63%) Data Structures
5 7 (3.63%) Social Media
6 6 (3.11%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (2.07%) Lidar
8 4 (2.07%) Renewable Energy
9 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (1.55%) IoT
9 3 (1.55%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.04%) Cloud Native
10 2 (1.04%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.04%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.15%) Windows
2 7 (3.63%) Linux
3 4 (2.07%) Android
3 4 (2.07%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (38.86%) Agile
2 31 (16.06%) CI/CD
3 29 (15.03%) DevOps
4 25 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
5 24 (12.44%) Analytics
5 24 (12.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (11.40%) Asset Management
7 19 (9.84%) Cybersecurity
7 19 (9.84%) Data Management
7 19 (9.84%) Full Stack Development
8 18 (9.33%) Infrastructure as Code
8 18 (9.33%) Migration
9 17 (8.81%) Data Analysis
9 17 (8.81%) Scrum
10 16 (8.29%) ETL
11 15 (7.77%) Data Modelling
11 15 (7.77%) Microservices
11 15 (7.77%) Project Delivery
11 15 (7.77%) Software Engineering
12 14 (7.25%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 37 (19.17%) Java
1 37 (19.17%) JavaScript
2 31 (16.06%) SQL
3 26 (13.47%) Python
4 17 (8.81%) C#
5 11 (5.70%) TypeScript
6 8 (4.15%) C
7 5 (2.59%) R
8 2 (1.04%) C++
9 1 (0.52%) Bash
9 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (21.76%) Security Cleared
2 37 (19.17%) SC Cleared
3 20 (10.36%) Degree
4 17 (8.81%) DV Cleared
5 9 (4.66%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (2.59%) CISM
6 5 (2.59%) GIAC
6 5 (2.59%) PMI Certification
6 5 (2.59%) PMP
7 3 (1.55%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (1.55%) CISSP
7 3 (1.55%) GSLC
8 2 (1.04%) GSEC
8 2 (1.04%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.04%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.52%) MRICS
9 1 (0.52%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.22%) QA
2 7 (3.63%) Accessibility
2 7 (3.63%) BS7666
2 7 (3.63%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.04%) GDPR
4 2 (1.04%) GRC
4 2 (1.04%) NIST
4 2 (1.04%) PMO
5 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (11.40%) Docker
2 4 (2.07%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (12.95%) Kubernetes
2 10 (5.18%) Terraform
3 9 (4.66%) Grafana
4 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.04%) Ansible
6 1 (0.52%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (0.52%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.52%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.52%) Fluentd
6 1 (0.52%) Kibana
6 1 (0.52%) PingFederate
6 1 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 38 (19.69%) ESRI
2 24 (12.44%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.74%) Oracle
4 11 (5.70%) IBM
5 8 (4.15%) Google
6 7 (3.63%) Mapbox
7 6 (3.11%) SAP
8 4 (2.07%) BT
8 4 (2.07%) Computacenter
8 4 (2.07%) MuleSoft
9 3 (1.55%) LabWare
9 3 (1.55%) Openreach
9 3 (1.55%) PTC
10 2 (1.04%) Autodesk
10 2 (1.04%) Luciad
11 1 (0.52%) Adobe
11 1 (0.52%) Commvault
11 1 (0.52%) Mapinfo
11 1 (0.52%) Northgate
11 1 (0.52%) Sybase