The table below looks at the statistics for GIS skills 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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 59 73 72
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Contract jobs citing GIS 35 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.28% 0.62% 0.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.20% 3.16% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 7
Average daily rate £475 £379 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.41% +5.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £366 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £392 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £12.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+61.64% +19.04%
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
287 285 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.71% 19.53% 18.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 174 123
Average daily rate £400 £395 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%

GIS
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 Database & Business Intelligence 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

GIS
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 30 April 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 30 April 2016, 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 45 (62.50%) Java
1 45 (62.50%) Open Source
1 45 (62.50%) AngularJS
2 40 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (52.78%) PostGIS
4 36 (50.00%) GeoServer
5 35 (48.61%) Python
6 32 (44.44%) OpenLayers
7 31 (43.06%) JavaScript
8 30 (41.67%) ESRI
9 29 (40.28%) Web Services
10 28 (38.89%) REST
11 25 (34.72%) Leaflet
12 23 (31.94%) NoSQL
13 21 (29.17%) ArcGIS
14 18 (25.00%) Maven
14 18 (25.00%) JBehave
14 18 (25.00%) Cucumber
14 18 (25.00%) JIRA
14 18 (25.00%) QA
14 18 (25.00%) Selenium
14 18 (25.00%) Gradle
15 16 (22.22%) SDLC
15 16 (22.22%) jQuery
16 15 (20.83%) .NET
17 14 (19.44%) Data Analysis
17 14 (19.44%) Scrum
17 14 (19.44%) Dojo
18 11 (15.28%) BDD
18 11 (15.28%) TDD

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 36 (50.00%) GeoServer
2 21 (29.17%) ArcGIS
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle Spatial
4 3 (4.17%) Node.js
5 1 (1.39%) ArcIMS
5 1 (1.39%) ArcSDE
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle 10gAS
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.94%) NoSQL
2 5 (6.94%) QGIS
3 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 18 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 18 (25.00%) Gradle
1 18 (25.00%) JBehave
1 18 (25.00%) JIRA
1 18 (25.00%) Maven
1 18 (25.00%) Selenium
2 3 (4.17%) GitLab
3 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 44 (61.11%) Developer
2 40 (55.56%) GIS Developer
3 11 (15.28%) Angular Developer
4 9 (12.50%) Architect
5 6 (8.33%) Data Architect
5 6 (8.33%) Open Source Developer
6 5 (6.94%) GIS Architect
6 5 (6.94%) GIS Manager
6 5 (6.94%) GIS Project Manager
6 5 (6.94%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.56%) GIS Trainer
7 4 (5.56%) Trainer
8 3 (4.17%) Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Data Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) GIS Technician
8 3 (4.17%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.78%) GIS Specialist
9 2 (2.78%) PHP Developer
9 2 (2.78%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (62.50%) AngularJS
2 38 (52.78%) PostGIS
3 32 (44.44%) OpenLayers
4 29 (40.28%) Web Services
5 28 (38.89%) REST
6 25 (34.72%) Leaflet
7 16 (22.22%) jQuery
8 15 (20.83%) .NET
9 14 (19.44%) Dojo
10 7 (9.72%) HTML
11 5 (6.94%) Spring
11 5 (6.94%) Spring Boot
12 3 (4.17%) Backbone.js
12 3 (4.17%) CSS
13 2 (2.78%) CodeIgniter
13 2 (2.78%) CSS3
13 2 (2.78%) Ember.js
13 2 (2.78%) HTML5
13 2 (2.78%) JSON
13 2 (2.78%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) User Experience
2 5 (6.94%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.78%) Photography
3 2 (2.78%) Remote Sensing
4 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.39%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.39%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (62.50%) Open Source
2 40 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (22.22%) SDLC
4 14 (19.44%) Data Analysis
4 14 (19.44%) Scrum
5 11 (15.28%) BDD
5 11 (15.28%) TDD
6 10 (13.89%) Microservices
6 10 (13.89%) Service Delivery
7 9 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
8 8 (11.11%) Web Development
9 6 (8.33%) Data Management
9 6 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
9 6 (8.33%) Information Architecture
9 6 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (8.33%) TOGAF
10 5 (6.94%) PRINCE2
11 3 (4.17%) Product Management
11 3 (4.17%) UML
11 3 (4.17%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 45 (62.50%) Java
2 35 (48.61%) Python
3 31 (43.06%) JavaScript
4 7 (9.72%) SQL
5 2 (2.78%) C#
5 2 (2.78%) PHP
6 1 (1.39%) Perl
6 1 (1.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (25.00%) QA
2 3 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (4.17%) Docker
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Clusterware
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 30 (41.67%) ESRI
2 4 (5.56%) Oracle
3 2 (2.78%) Zend
4 1 (1.39%) Google
4 1 (1.39%) Mapinfo
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft
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