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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 75 74 56
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Contract jobs citing GIS 8 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.56% 0.67% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.62% 2.82% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Average daily rate
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£244 £348 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £10.50 £15.66
% change year-on-year
+26.19% -32.92%
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Scotland

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
305 284 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.46% 23.79% 23.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 173 81
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £233 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £502 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +101.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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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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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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015, 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 6 (42.86%) ArcGIS
2 4 (28.57%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) XML
2 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (28.57%) ESRI
3 3 (21.43%) KML
3 3 (21.43%) WebLOAD
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
3 3 (21.43%) Spring
3 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (21.43%) Java EE
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) NUnit
3 3 (21.43%) ArcSDE
3 3 (21.43%) JBoss
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) J2EE
3 3 (21.43%) JUnit
3 3 (21.43%) Eclipse
3 3 (21.43%) LoadRunner
3 3 (21.43%) Code Coverage
3 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
4 2 (14.29%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Leaflet
4 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (14.29%) Software Architecture

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 6 (42.86%) ArcGIS
2 3 (21.43%) ArcSDE
2 3 (21.43%) JBoss
3 1 (7.14%) Apache
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) WebLOAD
1 3 (21.43%) NUnit
1 3 (21.43%) JUnit
1 3 (21.43%) Eclipse
1 3 (21.43%) LoadRunner
2 2 (14.29%) Subversion
3 1 (7.14%) Maven
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Test Leader
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) GIS Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) GIS Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Information Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) XML
2 3 (21.43%) KML
2 3 (21.43%) Spring
2 3 (21.43%) Java EE
2 3 (21.43%) J2EE
3 2 (14.29%) Leaflet
3 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 2 (14.29%) CSS
3 2 (14.29%) Ajax
3 2 (14.29%) Google Maps API
4 1 (7.14%) jQuery
4 1 (7.14%) JSF
4 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
4 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
4 1 (7.14%) SOAP
4 1 (7.14%) XSLT
4 1 (7.14%) Apache CXF
4 1 (7.14%) RESTful
4 1 (7.14%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (14.29%) Reference Data
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
2 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Code Coverage
2 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
3 2 (14.29%) Application Performance Monitoring
3 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (14.29%) Software Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.14%) Web Design
4 1 (7.14%) SOA
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) HND
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.14%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) ESRI
2 2 (14.29%) Google
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft