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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 73 - 55
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GIS 7 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.59% - 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.38% - 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £378 £400
% change year-on-year
-13.90% -5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £16.66
% change year-on-year
-22.85% +5.07%
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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
207 186 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.31% 16.61% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 77 66
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £245 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £523 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.19 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £33.20 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -39.65%

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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 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) JBoss
3 4 (30.77%) Photography
3 4 (30.77%) Semantic Web
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) Data Management
4 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (23.08%) Information Management
4 3 (23.08%) Velocity
5 2 (15.38%) Selenium
5 2 (15.38%) Java EE
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Drools
5 2 (15.38%) Open Source
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) SOA
5 2 (15.38%) ETL
5 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 1 (7.69%) UML
6 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
6 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
6 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
6 1 (7.69%) CGI
6 1 (7.69%) Document Management
6 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle Applications

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Applications
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Consultant
1 5 (38.46%) Data Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Spatial Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Graduate
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Civil Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Test Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) GIS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Velocity
2 2 (15.38%) Drools
2 2 (15.38%) Java EE
3 1 (7.69%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Photography
1 4 (30.77%) Semantic Web
2 2 (15.38%) Open Source
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Data Management
2 3 (23.08%) Information Management
2 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) SOA
3 2 (15.38%) ETL
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Content Management
4 1 (7.69%) Document Management
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Use Case
4 1 (7.69%) BPMN
4 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Data Mapping
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) JBoss
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle