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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 56 58 73
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Contract jobs citing GIS 15 37 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.85% 2.52% 0.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.00% 11.35% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 3
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £351 £396
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £9.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.50 £19.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-51.89% +46.29%

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
150 326 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.47% 22.24% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 178 158
Median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £316 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £52.09 £9.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+448.26% -80.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.18% -15.38%

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
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 19 February 2017.

GIS Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 February 2017, 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 39 (84.78%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (63.04%) Scrum
3 28 (60.87%) Python
4 26 (56.52%) Java
5 25 (54.35%) PostGIS
6 23 (50.00%) JavaScript
7 20 (43.48%) Spatial Data
8 19 (41.30%) BDD
9 18 (39.13%) ESRI
9 18 (39.13%) GeoServer
10 17 (36.96%) OpenLayers
10 17 (36.96%) Jenkins
10 17 (36.96%) Leaflet
11 16 (34.78%) Ansible
12 14 (30.43%) Degree
13 13 (28.26%) Cucumber
14 11 (23.91%) Web Services
14 11 (23.91%) JIRA
14 11 (23.91%) Selenium
15 10 (21.74%) Microservices
15 10 (21.74%) AngularJS
15 10 (21.74%) Artifactory
15 10 (21.74%) QA
15 10 (21.74%) TDD
15 10 (21.74%) QGIS
16 9 (19.57%) SQL
16 9 (19.57%) Domain-Driven Design
16 9 (19.57%) NoSQL
17 8 (17.39%) REST
17 8 (17.39%) JBehave

GIS
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 18 (39.13%) GeoServer
2 1 (2.17%) ArcGIS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Boomi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (43.48%) Spatial Data
2 10 (21.74%) QGIS
3 9 (19.57%) NoSQL
4 4 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (6.52%) Big Data
6 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (36.96%) Jenkins
2 13 (28.26%) Cucumber
3 11 (23.91%) JIRA
3 11 (23.91%) Selenium
4 10 (21.74%) Artifactory
5 8 (17.39%) Git (software)
5 8 (17.39%) Gradle
5 8 (17.39%) JBehave
5 8 (17.39%) Maven
6 3 (6.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (6.52%) Flyway
7 2 (4.35%) Bower
7 2 (4.35%) Jasmine
7 2 (4.35%) Protractor
7 2 (4.35%) Subversion
8 1 (2.17%) GitLab
8 1 (2.17%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (2.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (45.65%) Developer
2 12 (26.09%) Architect
2 12 (26.09%) GIS Developer
2 12 (26.09%) Java Developer
3 11 (23.91%) Python Developer
4 9 (19.57%) GIS Architect
5 7 (15.22%) Angular Developer
5 7 (15.22%) JavaScript Developer
5 7 (15.22%) Open Source Developer
5 7 (15.22%) Web Developer
6 6 (13.04%) Data Architect
6 6 (13.04%) GIS Web Developer
7 5 (10.87%) Analyst
7 5 (10.87%) Automation Tester
7 5 (10.87%) Tester
8 4 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (6.52%) Big Data Developer
9 3 (6.52%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (6.52%) Technical Architect
9 3 (6.52%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (54.35%) PostGIS
2 17 (36.96%) Leaflet
2 17 (36.96%) OpenLayers
3 11 (23.91%) Web Services
4 10 (21.74%) AngularJS
5 8 (17.39%) REST
6 3 (6.52%) Gherkin
6 3 (6.52%) HTML
7 2 (4.35%) CSS
7 2 (4.35%) jQuery
7 2 (4.35%) Node.js
7 2 (4.35%) Sass
8 1 (2.17%) Backbone.js
8 1 (2.17%) Spring
8 1 (2.17%) Spring Boot
8 1 (2.17%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.17%) Ontologies
2 1 (2.17%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (2.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (84.78%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (63.04%) Scrum
3 19 (41.30%) BDD
4 10 (21.74%) Microservices
4 10 (21.74%) TDD
5 9 (19.57%) Domain-Driven Design
6 8 (17.39%) Kanban
6 8 (17.39%) SDLC
7 7 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (15.22%) Open Source
7 7 (15.22%) Open Source Development
7 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (15.22%) Web Development
8 6 (13.04%) Information Architecture
8 6 (13.04%) User Stories
9 5 (10.87%) Front End Development
9 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
10 3 (6.52%) Case Management
10 3 (6.52%) Logical Data Model
10 3 (6.52%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 28 (60.87%) Python
2 26 (56.52%) Java
3 23 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (19.57%) SQL
5 2 (4.35%) CoffeeScript
5 2 (4.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) ISEB
2 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.74%) QA
2 3 (6.52%) Data Quality
2 3 (6.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (34.78%) Ansible
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) ESRI
2 1 (2.17%) Dell