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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 84 72 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing GIS 9 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.54% 0.60% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.02% 2.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£130 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.48% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £378
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.06% -17.14%
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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
446 295 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 26.53% 25.09% 25.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 156 120
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £181 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.89 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.83% +6.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £42.50 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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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 28 August 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 28 August 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 (35.29%) ESRI
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle
3 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 4 (23.53%) Web Services
3 4 (23.53%) Python
3 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (23.53%) Scrum
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Oracle Spatial
4 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (17.65%) QA
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (17.65%) Degree
4 3 (17.65%) ArcSDE
4 3 (17.65%) ArcGIS
4 3 (17.65%) PL/SQL
4 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) Java
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (11.76%) SDLC
5 2 (11.76%) Data Structures
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Clusterware
5 2 (11.76%) Data Validation
5 2 (11.76%) Data Guard
5 2 (11.76%) JBehave
5 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
5 2 (11.76%) BDD
5 2 (11.76%) NoSQL

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (23.53%) Oracle Spatial
2 3 (17.65%) ArcSDE
2 3 (17.65%) ArcGIS
3 2 (11.76%) ArcIMS
3 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle 10gAS
4 1 (5.88%) Lync
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (11.76%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) JBehave
2 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.76%) Gradle
2 2 (11.76%) Toad
2 2 (11.76%) Maven
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Architect
1 4 (23.53%) Developer
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) GIS Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Information Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) DBA
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) HTML
2 2 (11.76%) CSS
2 2 (11.76%) REST
2 2 (11.76%) PostGIS
2 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
2 2 (11.76%) Leaflet
3 1 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
1 2 (11.76%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (5.88%) Photography
2 1 (5.88%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (23.53%) Scrum
1 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (11.76%) Data Validation
3 2 (11.76%) Open Source
3 2 (11.76%) BDD
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (11.76%) SDLC
3 2 (11.76%) TDD
3 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Validation
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.88%) Data Management
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
1 4 (23.53%) Python
2 3 (17.65%) Java
2 3 (17.65%) PL/SQL
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Clusterware
2 1 (5.88%) BitLocker
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Data Guard
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) ESRI
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) VMware