The table below looks at the prevalence of the term GIS in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 81 78 59
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -19
Contract jobs citing GIS 1 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.076% 0.085% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.34% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£310 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £374 £355
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +5.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -44.88%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Miscellaneous Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
297 290 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 22.64% 24.68% 23.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 127 107
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% +43.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.05 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £17.50 £18.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GIS across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous 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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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 22 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing GIS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GIS.

1 4 (50.00%) Photography
1 4 (50.00%) Semantic Web
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) Data Management
2 3 (37.50%) Information Management
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Velocity
4 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
4 1 (12.50%) Web Development
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) SaaS
4 1 (12.50%) PaaS
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) IaaS
4 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) JBoss

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing GIS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GIS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Consultant
1 5 (62.50%) Data Consultant
2 4 (50.00%) Spatial Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Civil Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Graduate
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Support Manager
3 1 (12.50%) GIS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Photography
1 4 (50.00%) Semantic Web
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Data Management
1 3 (37.50%) Information Management
1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
3 1 (12.50%) Web Development
3 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle