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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 40 71 85
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +14
Contract jobs citing GIS 32 22 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.46% 1.47% 0.069%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 17.49% 7.10% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 1
Median daily rate £400 £450 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +45.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £443 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.60% +36.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.25 £12.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-14.58% -67.56%
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
183 310 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 19.76% 20.68% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 163 177
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £292 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Median hourly rate £52.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.44 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+49.37% -22.90%

GIS
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

GIS
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

GIS
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

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 89 (89.00%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (63.00%) PostGIS
3 59 (59.00%) Scrum
3 59 (59.00%) Python
4 57 (57.00%) Java
5 55 (55.00%) JavaScript
6 54 (54.00%) ESRI
7 50 (50.00%) GeoServer
8 45 (45.00%) Jenkins
9 44 (44.00%) Leaflet
9 44 (44.00%) OpenLayers
10 41 (41.00%) Ansible
11 39 (39.00%) Spatial Data
12 31 (31.00%) Artifactory
12 31 (31.00%) JIRA
13 30 (30.00%) Cucumber
14 29 (29.00%) BDD
15 28 (28.00%) Selenium
16 26 (26.00%) Web Development
17 25 (25.00%) Open Source
18 24 (24.00%) Degree
19 23 (23.00%) Continuous Integration
20 22 (22.00%) REST
21 21 (21.00%) Web Services
21 21 (21.00%) Maven
21 21 (21.00%) JBehave
21 21 (21.00%) Gradle
22 19 (19.00%) User Experience
23 17 (17.00%) SDLC
23 17 (17.00%) QGIS

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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 50 (50.00%) GeoServer
2 6 (6.00%) ArcGIS
3 2 (2.00%) CMS
3 2 (2.00%) Drupal
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle Spatial
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.00%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (39.00%) Spatial Data
2 17 (17.00%) QGIS
3 6 (6.00%) NoSQL
4 5 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (4.00%) Big Data
6 2 (2.00%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.00%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 45 (45.00%) Jenkins
2 31 (31.00%) Artifactory
2 31 (31.00%) JIRA
3 30 (30.00%) Cucumber
4 28 (28.00%) Selenium
5 21 (21.00%) Gradle
5 21 (21.00%) JBehave
5 21 (21.00%) Maven
6 12 (12.00%) Git (software)
7 7 (7.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (5.00%) WebDriver
9 3 (3.00%) Flyway
10 2 (2.00%) GitLab
10 2 (2.00%) Jasmine
10 2 (2.00%) Protractor
General
1 1 (1.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 53 (53.00%) Developer
2 30 (30.00%) GIS Developer
3 22 (22.00%) Web Developer
4 19 (19.00%) Architect
5 15 (15.00%) Java Developer
6 12 (12.00%) Data Architect
6 12 (12.00%) Python Developer
7 10 (10.00%) Analyst
7 10 (10.00%) GIS Web Developer
8 9 (9.00%) Automation Tester
8 9 (9.00%) Tester
9 8 (8.00%) JavaScript Developer
9 8 (8.00%) Open Source Developer
10 7 (7.00%) QA Automation Tester
10 7 (7.00%) QA Tester
10 7 (7.00%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (7.00%) Technical Architect
11 6 (6.00%) GIS Architect
11 6 (6.00%) Senior Test Analyst
11 6 (6.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (63.00%) PostGIS
2 44 (44.00%) Leaflet
2 44 (44.00%) OpenLayers
3 22 (22.00%) REST
4 21 (21.00%) Web Services
5 16 (16.00%) AngularJS
6 7 (7.00%) Gherkin
7 6 (6.00%) HTML
8 5 (5.00%) CSS
9 4 (4.00%) Backbone.js
10 3 (3.00%) Sass
10 3 (3.00%) Spring
11 2 (2.00%) CSS3
11 2 (2.00%) Ember.js
11 2 (2.00%) HTML5
11 2 (2.00%) jQuery
11 2 (2.00%) Node.js
11 2 (2.00%) React
11 2 (2.00%) Spring Boot
12 1 (1.00%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.00%) User Experience
2 2 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.00%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.00%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (2.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.00%) Applied Mathematics
3 1 (1.00%) iPad
3 1 (1.00%) iPhone
3 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.00%) Ontologies
3 1 (1.00%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.00%) Physics
3 1 (1.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.00%) Linux
2 1 (1.00%) Android
2 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (89.00%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (59.00%) Scrum
3 29 (29.00%) BDD
4 26 (26.00%) Web Development
5 25 (25.00%) Open Source
6 23 (23.00%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (17.00%) SDLC
8 16 (16.00%) TDD
9 14 (14.00%) Domain-Driven Design
10 13 (13.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (12.00%) Information Architecture
12 10 (10.00%) Microservices
12 10 (10.00%) TOGAF
13 9 (9.00%) Enterprise Architecture
13 9 (9.00%) User Stories
14 8 (8.00%) Front End Development
15 7 (7.00%) Data Validation
15 7 (7.00%) Kanban
15 7 (7.00%) Test Automation
15 7 (7.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 59 (59.00%) Python
2 57 (57.00%) Java
3 55 (55.00%) JavaScript
4 15 (15.00%) SQL
5 2 (2.00%) PHP
6 1 (1.00%) C#
6 1 (1.00%) C++
6 1 (1.00%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (24.00%) Degree
2 2 (2.00%) ISEB
2 2 (2.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.00%) WCAG
2 14 (14.00%) QA
3 4 (4.00%) Data Quality
3 4 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.00%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (5.00%) Docker
2 2 (2.00%) GeoWebCache
Systems Management
1 41 (41.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 54 (54.00%) ESRI
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle