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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 85 78 66
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Contract jobs citing GIS 6 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.37% 0.55% 0.098%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.50% 2.19% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£125 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.96% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £351 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -3.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £16.00 £9.25
% change year-on-year
-14.06% +72.97%
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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
401 319 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 24.81% 24.98% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 186 109
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 3
Average hourly rate £16.25 £21.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.61% +61.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.56 £11.00 £12.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £26.25 £20.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.27% +8.75%

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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 29 July 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 7 (38.89%) ArcGIS
2 5 (27.78%) ESRI
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) CSS
3 4 (22.22%) XML
3 4 (22.22%) HTML
3 4 (22.22%) Java
3 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle
3 4 (22.22%) ArcSDE
3 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (16.67%) Finance
4 3 (16.67%) Spring
4 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 3 (16.67%) Code Coverage
4 3 (16.67%) JBoss
4 3 (16.67%) Eclipse
4 3 (16.67%) JUnit
4 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 3 (16.67%) J2EE
4 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle Spatial
4 3 (16.67%) Java EE
4 3 (16.67%) Degree
4 3 (16.67%) KML
4 3 (16.67%) WebLOAD
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (16.67%) NUnit
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (38.89%) ArcGIS
2 4 (22.22%) ArcSDE
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle Spatial
3 3 (16.67%) JBoss
4 1 (5.56%) Apache
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.56%) ArcIMS
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle 10gAS
4 1 (5.56%) Lync
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 3 (16.67%) NUnit
1 3 (16.67%) JUnit
1 3 (16.67%) Eclipse
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle APEX
1 3 (16.67%) WebLOAD
2 2 (11.11%) Toad
2 2 (11.11%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) Maven
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (16.67%) GIS Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Information Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) GIS Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) HTML
1 4 (22.22%) CSS
1 4 (22.22%) XML
2 3 (16.67%) Spring
2 3 (16.67%) J2EE
2 3 (16.67%) Java EE
2 3 (16.67%) KML
3 2 (11.11%) Google Maps API
3 2 (11.11%) Ajax
3 2 (11.11%) Leaflet
4 1 (5.56%) Apache CXF
4 1 (5.56%) RESTful
4 1 (5.56%) RichFaces
4 1 (5.56%) jQuery
4 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
4 1 (5.56%) SOAP
4 1 (5.56%) Web Services
4 1 (5.56%) JSF
4 1 (5.56%) XSLT
4 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 2 (11.11%) Reference Data
1 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (11.11%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (16.67%) Code Coverage
3 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 3 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (11.11%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.11%) Data Validation
4 2 (11.11%) Software Architecture
4 2 (11.11%) TDD
4 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 2 (11.11%) Scrum
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Validation
4 2 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) Java
2 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 2 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) HND
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Clusterware
1 1 (5.56%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
1 1 (5.56%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) ESRI
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) Google
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) VMware