The table below looks at the statistics for GIS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 26 83 78
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -5
Contract jobs citing GIS 72 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.10% 0.60% 0.57%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.69% 3.97% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 4
Median daily rate £400 £248 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.61% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £123 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.50 £13.75 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-30.90% -9.83%
GIS
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
260 252 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 22.02% 15.13% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 152 119
Median daily rate £375 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Median hourly rate £47.25 £24.46 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.15% +103.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +32.00%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing GIS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

GIS Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GIS across the Edinburgh region.

GIS Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GIS across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

GIS Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

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Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

GIS Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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 across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for GIS.

1 110 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (72.00%) PostGIS
3 82 (65.60%) Java
3 82 (65.60%) ESRI
4 79 (63.20%) Python
5 78 (62.40%) JavaScript
6 75 (60.00%) GeoServer
7 74 (59.20%) Scrum
8 69 (55.20%) OpenLayers
9 64 (51.20%) Leaflet
10 55 (44.00%) Open Source
11 52 (41.60%) Jenkins
12 51 (40.80%) Spatial Data
13 48 (38.40%) REST
14 46 (36.80%) JIRA
15 44 (35.20%) Web Services
16 43 (34.40%) Selenium
16 43 (34.40%) Cucumber
17 42 (33.60%) Ansible
18 39 (31.20%) Gradle
18 39 (31.20%) SDLC
18 39 (31.20%) JBehave
18 39 (31.20%) Maven
19 38 (30.40%) Artifactory
19 38 (30.40%) AngularJS
20 37 (29.60%) User Experience
21 31 (24.80%) TDD
21 31 (24.80%) Web Development
22 30 (24.00%) BDD
23 29 (23.20%) WCAG

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (60.00%) GeoServer
2 8 (6.40%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.60%) CMS
3 2 (1.60%) Drupal
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 1 (0.80%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (2.40%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (40.80%) Spatial Data
2 25 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 13 (10.40%) QGIS
4 8 (6.40%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.40%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.60%) Big Data
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 52 (41.60%) Jenkins
2 46 (36.80%) JIRA
3 43 (34.40%) Cucumber
3 43 (34.40%) Selenium
4 39 (31.20%) Gradle
4 39 (31.20%) JBehave
4 39 (31.20%) Maven
5 38 (30.40%) Artifactory
6 11 (8.80%) Git (software)
7 6 (4.80%) Hudson
7 6 (4.80%) Subversion
8 5 (4.00%) Bower
8 5 (4.00%) DBeaver
9 4 (3.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (3.20%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.60%) GitLab
Job Titles
1 84 (67.20%) Developer
2 62 (49.60%) GIS Developer
3 27 (21.60%) Web Developer
4 21 (16.80%) Architect
5 17 (13.60%) Data Architect
6 15 (12.00%) GIS Web Developer
7 12 (9.60%) Open Source Developer
8 11 (8.80%) Java Developer
9 7 (5.60%) Project Manager
10 6 (4.80%) Analyst
10 6 (4.80%) JavaScript Developer
11 5 (4.00%) GIS Manager
11 5 (4.00%) GIS Project Manager
11 5 (4.00%) Python Developer
12 4 (3.20%) Automation Tester
12 4 (3.20%) Digital Developer
12 4 (3.20%) QA Automation Tester
12 4 (3.20%) QA Tester
12 4 (3.20%) Technical Architect
12 4 (3.20%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (72.00%) PostGIS
2 69 (55.20%) OpenLayers
3 64 (51.20%) Leaflet
4 48 (38.40%) REST
5 44 (35.20%) Web Services
6 38 (30.40%) AngularJS
7 11 (8.80%) CSS
7 11 (8.80%) HTML
7 11 (8.80%) jQuery
8 9 (7.20%) Sass
9 8 (6.40%) Node.js
10 6 (4.80%) Flask
11 4 (3.20%) .NET
11 4 (3.20%) Backbone.js
11 4 (3.20%) Gherkin
12 3 (2.40%) Dojo
12 3 (2.40%) Java EE
12 3 (2.40%) Spring
13 2 (1.60%) CSS3
13 2 (1.60%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 37 (29.60%) User Experience
2 4 (3.20%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.40%) Algorithms
3 3 (2.40%) Applied Mathematics
3 3 (2.40%) Data Structures
3 3 (2.40%) iPad
3 3 (2.40%) iPhone
3 3 (2.40%) Mathematics
3 3 (2.40%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.40%) Physics
4 2 (1.60%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (1.60%) Photography
5 1 (0.80%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.80%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.20%) Linux
2 3 (2.40%) Android
2 3 (2.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (59.20%) Scrum
3 55 (44.00%) Open Source
4 39 (31.20%) SDLC
5 31 (24.80%) TDD
5 31 (24.80%) Web Development
6 30 (24.00%) BDD
7 26 (20.80%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (16.80%) TOGAF
9 17 (13.60%) Enterprise Architecture
9 17 (13.60%) Information Architecture
9 17 (13.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (12.80%) Domain-Driven Design
11 13 (10.40%) Microservices
12 9 (7.20%) Kanban
13 8 (6.40%) Front End Development
14 5 (4.00%) Data Analysis
14 5 (4.00%) Mentoring
14 5 (4.00%) PRINCE2
15 4 (3.20%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (65.60%) Java
2 79 (63.20%) Python
3 78 (62.40%) JavaScript
4 15 (12.00%) SQL
5 6 (4.80%) CoffeeScript
5 6 (4.80%) Perl
5 6 (4.80%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.20%) C#
7 3 (2.40%) C++
7 3 (2.40%) Objective-C
7 3 (2.40%) Ruby
8 2 (1.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (11.20%) Degree
2 5 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.80%) ISEB
3 1 (0.80%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (23.20%) WCAG
2 21 (16.80%) QA
3 2 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.60%) WAI
4 1 (0.80%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (5.60%) GeoWebCache
2 2 (1.60%) Docker
3 1 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 42 (33.60%) Ansible
Vendors
1 82 (65.60%) ESRI
2 6 (4.80%) VMware
3 1 (0.80%) Google
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle