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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 28 81 -
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -
Contract jobs citing GIS 55 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.34% 0.64% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 26.19% 4.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 0
Median daily rate £400 £248 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.61% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.50 £12.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-20.83% -20.00%
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
210 242 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 20.39% 14.17% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 143 147
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £47.25 £32.43 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.72% +170.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.32 £33.55 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.25% +49.11%

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

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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 28 September 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 28 September 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.

1 117 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (72.31%) PostGIS
3 87 (66.92%) ESRI
3 87 (66.92%) Java
3 87 (66.92%) Python
4 82 (63.08%) JavaScript
5 79 (60.77%) Scrum
5 79 (60.77%) GeoServer
6 74 (56.92%) OpenLayers
7 69 (53.08%) Leaflet
8 58 (44.62%) Jenkins
9 50 (38.46%) Spatial Data
10 49 (37.69%) Ansible
10 49 (37.69%) Open Source
11 48 (36.92%) JIRA
12 45 (34.62%) Artifactory
12 45 (34.62%) REST
13 43 (33.08%) Selenium
14 42 (32.31%) Cucumber
15 41 (31.54%) Web Services
16 38 (29.23%) JBehave
16 38 (29.23%) Maven
16 38 (29.23%) Gradle
17 37 (28.46%) SDLC
18 36 (27.69%) Web Development
19 34 (26.15%) BDD
20 33 (25.38%) User Experience
21 32 (24.62%) AngularJS
22 31 (23.85%) TDD
23 29 (22.31%) 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 79 (60.77%) GeoServer
2 5 (3.85%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.54%) CMS
3 2 (1.54%) Drupal
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Spatial
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (2.31%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.31%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (38.46%) Spatial Data
2 23 (17.69%) NoSQL
3 12 (9.23%) QGIS
4 8 (6.15%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.08%) Big Data
6 3 (2.31%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 58 (44.62%) Jenkins
2 48 (36.92%) JIRA
3 45 (34.62%) Artifactory
4 43 (33.08%) Selenium
5 42 (32.31%) Cucumber
6 38 (29.23%) Gradle
6 38 (29.23%) JBehave
6 38 (29.23%) Maven
7 11 (8.46%) Git (software)
8 6 (4.62%) Hudson
8 6 (4.62%) Subversion
9 5 (3.85%) Bower
9 5 (3.85%) DBeaver
9 5 (3.85%) WebDriver
10 4 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.77%) GitLab
General
1 1 (0.77%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 86 (66.15%) Developer
2 64 (49.23%) GIS Developer
3 32 (24.62%) Web Developer
4 21 (16.15%) Architect
5 20 (15.38%) GIS Web Developer
6 17 (13.08%) Data Architect
7 13 (10.00%) Java Developer
8 9 (6.92%) Open Source Developer
9 8 (6.15%) Analyst
9 8 (6.15%) Python Developer
10 7 (5.38%) Project Manager
11 6 (4.62%) JavaScript Developer
11 6 (4.62%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (4.62%) Senior Test Analyst
11 6 (4.62%) Test Analyst
12 5 (3.85%) GIS Manager
12 5 (3.85%) GIS Project Manager
13 4 (3.08%) Automation Tester
13 4 (3.08%) AWS Developer
13 4 (3.08%) Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (72.31%) PostGIS
2 74 (56.92%) OpenLayers
3 69 (53.08%) Leaflet
4 45 (34.62%) REST
5 41 (31.54%) Web Services
6 32 (24.62%) AngularJS
7 11 (8.46%) CSS
7 11 (8.46%) HTML
8 9 (6.92%) Sass
9 8 (6.15%) jQuery
9 8 (6.15%) Node.js
10 6 (4.62%) Flask
11 4 (3.08%) Gherkin
12 3 (2.31%) Backbone.js
12 3 (2.31%) Java EE
13 2 (1.54%) CSS3
13 2 (1.54%) Ember.js
13 2 (1.54%) HTML5
13 2 (1.54%) React
13 2 (1.54%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 33 (25.38%) User Experience
2 3 (2.31%) Algorithms
2 3 (2.31%) Applied Mathematics
2 3 (2.31%) Data Structures
2 3 (2.31%) iPad
2 3 (2.31%) iPhone
2 3 (2.31%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.31%) Mathematics
2 3 (2.31%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.31%) Physics
3 2 (1.54%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (1.54%) Photography
4 1 (0.77%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.77%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (0.77%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.23%) Linux
2 3 (2.31%) Android
2 3 (2.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (60.77%) Scrum
3 49 (37.69%) Open Source
4 37 (28.46%) SDLC
5 36 (27.69%) Web Development
6 34 (26.15%) BDD
7 31 (23.85%) TDD
8 27 (20.77%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (15.38%) TOGAF
10 17 (13.08%) Information Architecture
10 17 (13.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (12.31%) Domain-Driven Design
11 16 (12.31%) Enterprise Architecture
12 12 (9.23%) Microservices
13 10 (7.69%) Front End Development
13 10 (7.69%) Kanban
14 6 (4.62%) Mentoring
14 6 (4.62%) PRINCE2
14 6 (4.62%) User Stories
15 4 (3.08%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 87 (66.92%) Java
1 87 (66.92%) Python
2 82 (63.08%) JavaScript
3 17 (13.08%) SQL
4 6 (4.62%) CoffeeScript
4 6 (4.62%) Perl
4 6 (4.62%) PL/SQL
5 4 (3.08%) C#
6 3 (2.31%) C++
6 3 (2.31%) Objective-C
6 3 (2.31%) Ruby
7 2 (1.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (15.38%) Degree
2 5 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.54%) ISEB
3 2 (1.54%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (22.31%) WCAG
2 20 (15.38%) QA
3 3 (2.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.54%) WAI
5 1 (0.77%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (5.38%) GeoWebCache
2 1 (0.77%) Docker
2 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 49 (37.69%) Ansible
Vendors
1 87 (66.92%) ESRI
2 6 (4.62%) VMware
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle