The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for PostGIS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PostGIS over the 3 months to 30 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.

PostGIS
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 599 609
Rank change year-on-year +27 +10  
Contract jobs citing PostGIS 28 41 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.076% 0.030%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.27% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 13
Median daily rate £425 £400 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -19.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £345 £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £441 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £400 £498
% change year-on-year -4.68% -19.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £16.25 £21.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.61% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £21.00 -
% change year-on-year -22.61% -  

PostGIS is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14295 15148 14225
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.40% 27.98% 26.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9923 10542 9247
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 222 188
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

PostGIS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing PostGIS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for PostGIS in the UK

PostGIS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PostGIS.

Contractor daily rate trend for PostGIS in the UK

PostGIS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PostGIS over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PostGIS in the UK

PostGIS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PostGIS in the UK

PostGIS
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 PostGIS within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 +54 27 £425 +8.97% 2
London +42 13 £475 +25.00% 1
South East +20 8 £313 -24.24%
Hampshire - 7 £225 -
Southampton - 6 - -
South West +3 5 £400 -2.43%
Exeter - 4 £378 -
Devon - 4 £378 -
Somerset +1 1 £400 +6.66%
Scotland 0 1 - -
Taunton -4 1 £400 +6.66%
Edinburgh -5 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £363 -
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £363 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £400 -
East of England - 1 £363 - 1

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PostGIS 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 PostGIS.

1 41 (63.08%) JavaScript
2 39 (60.00%) Python
3 33 (50.77%) Java
4 28 (43.08%) PostgreSQL
5 27 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (36.92%) BDD
7 23 (35.38%) ESRI
8 22 (33.85%) GIS
8 22 (33.85%) Leaflet
9 21 (32.31%) TDD
9 21 (32.31%) Scrum
10 20 (30.77%) GeoServer
11 19 (29.23%) Cucumber
11 19 (29.23%) JSON
11 19 (29.23%) HTML
11 19 (29.23%) SQL
11 19 (29.23%) CSS
12 18 (27.69%) Spatial Data
13 17 (26.15%) OpenLayers
13 17 (26.15%) Open Source
13 17 (26.15%) NoSQL
13 17 (26.15%) AngularJS
14 16 (24.62%) Gradle
14 16 (24.62%) JBehave
14 16 (24.62%) QGIS
14 16 (24.62%) Linux
14 16 (24.62%) JIRA
14 16 (24.62%) Maven
15 14 (21.54%) Information Management
15 14 (21.54%) Web Services

PostGIS
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 20 (30.77%) GeoServer
2 3 (4.62%) ArcGIS
3 2 (3.08%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.54%) Gunicorn
4 1 (1.54%) OpenEdge
4 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.54%) MS Office
1 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.31%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.54%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.46%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.54%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (43.08%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (33.85%) GIS
3 18 (27.69%) Spatial Data
4 17 (26.15%) NoSQL
5 16 (24.62%) QGIS
6 13 (20.00%) Relational Database
7 10 (15.38%) Geospatial Data
8 8 (12.31%) SQL Server
9 7 (10.77%) Big Data
10 6 (9.23%) Hadoop
11 5 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (7.69%) IBM InfoSphere
11 5 (7.69%) Power BI
12 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (3.08%) Apache Hive
13 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
14 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
14 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (29.23%) Cucumber
2 16 (24.62%) Gradle
2 16 (24.62%) JBehave
2 16 (24.62%) JIRA
2 16 (24.62%) Maven
3 10 (15.38%) Selenium
4 9 (13.85%) Jenkins
5 8 (12.31%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (4.62%) Flyway
7 1 (1.54%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.54%) GitLab
7 1 (1.54%) JUnit
7 1 (1.54%) Mockito
7 1 (1.54%) Subversion
7 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (12.31%) Law
2 1 (1.54%) Billing
2 1 (1.54%) Finance
2 1 (1.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (72.31%) Developer
2 16 (24.62%) Java Developer
3 13 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 12 (18.46%) Python Developer
5 9 (13.85%) Architect
6 8 (12.31%) Angular Developer
6 8 (12.31%) Geospatial Architect
6 8 (12.31%) Open Source Developer
7 6 (9.23%) Data Architect
8 4 (6.15%) SQL Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Automation Tester
9 3 (4.62%) C# Developer
9 3 (4.62%) GIS Developer
9 3 (4.62%) QA Automation Tester
9 3 (4.62%) QA Tester
9 3 (4.62%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Technical Architect
9 3 (4.62%) Tester
10 2 (3.08%) GIS Web Developer
10 2 (3.08%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (33.85%) Leaflet
2 19 (29.23%) CSS
2 19 (29.23%) HTML
2 19 (29.23%) JSON
3 17 (26.15%) AngularJS
3 17 (26.15%) OpenLayers
4 14 (21.54%) Web Services
5 12 (18.46%) RSS
5 12 (18.46%) XML
5 12 (18.46%) XSLT
6 10 (15.38%) REST
7 8 (12.31%) RESTful
8 6 (9.23%) CSS3
8 6 (9.23%) D3.js
8 6 (9.23%) GeoJSON
8 6 (9.23%) HTML5
8 6 (9.23%) SVG
9 5 (7.69%) React
10 3 (4.62%) .NET
10 3 (4.62%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Web 2.0
2 10 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.54%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.62%) Linux
2 14 (21.54%) CentOS
3 13 (20.00%) Windows
3 13 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 12 (18.46%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.54%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (36.92%) BDD
3 21 (32.31%) Scrum
3 21 (32.31%) TDD
4 17 (26.15%) Open Source
5 14 (21.54%) Information Management
6 13 (20.00%) OO
6 13 (20.00%) OOP
7 12 (18.46%) Microservices
8 11 (16.92%) ITIL
8 11 (16.92%) Procedural Programming
8 11 (16.92%) Service Management
9 10 (15.38%) Data Migration
9 10 (15.38%) Data Modelling
9 10 (15.38%) ETL
9 10 (15.38%) Migration
10 9 (13.85%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (13.85%) Front End Development
10 9 (13.85%) Logical Data Model
10 9 (13.85%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 41 (63.08%) JavaScript
2 39 (60.00%) Python
3 33 (50.77%) Java
4 19 (29.23%) SQL
5 13 (20.00%) C
5 13 (20.00%) PHP
6 4 (6.15%) C#
7 2 (3.08%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.54%) C++
8 1 (1.54%) Go
8 1 (1.54%) Progress 4GL
8 1 (1.54%) Ruby
8 1 (1.54%) Rust
8 1 (1.54%) VBA
8 1 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Degree
2 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared
2 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.54%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.46%) QA
2 3 (4.62%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.54%) BS7666
3 1 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (9.23%) Docker
2 1 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (12.31%) Ansible
2 2 (3.08%) Oozie
3 1 (1.54%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 23 (35.38%) ESRI
2 12 (18.46%) Red Hat
3 6 (9.23%) Tableau
4 5 (7.69%) IBM
4 5 (7.69%) Informatica
4 5 (7.69%) Oracle
4 5 (7.69%) SAP
5 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.08%) Cloudera
6 2 (3.08%) Mapbox
7 1 (1.54%) Alteryx
7 1 (1.54%) Mapinfo
7 1 (1.54%) Progress