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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 48 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing GIS 24 35 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.90% 2.55% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 14.20% 11.99% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 0
Median daily rate £425 £443 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £418 £400
% change year-on-year
-16.16% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.50 £19.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-51.28% -40.00%

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
169 292 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 20.41% 21.27% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 154 144
Median daily rate £350 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £320 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 2
Median hourly rate £52.00 £25.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.00% -47.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 54 (88.52%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (63.93%) Scrum
3 38 (62.30%) Python
4 36 (59.02%) Java
5 32 (52.46%) JavaScript
5 32 (52.46%) PostGIS
6 25 (40.98%) ESRI
6 25 (40.98%) GeoServer
7 24 (39.34%) OpenLayers
7 24 (39.34%) Leaflet
7 24 (39.34%) BDD
8 23 (37.70%) Spatial Data
9 22 (36.07%) Jenkins
10 21 (34.43%) Ansible
11 18 (29.51%) Degree
12 15 (24.59%) JIRA
12 15 (24.59%) Artifactory
13 14 (22.95%) Cucumber
14 13 (21.31%) Selenium
14 13 (21.31%) AngularJS
15 12 (19.67%) Web Development
15 12 (19.67%) SQL
15 12 (19.67%) Web Services
16 11 (18.03%) TDD
16 11 (18.03%) QA
16 11 (18.03%) Kanban
16 11 (18.03%) Microservices
17 10 (16.39%) REST
17 10 (16.39%) NoSQL
17 10 (16.39%) Linux

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 25 (40.98%) GeoServer
2 1 (1.64%) ArcGIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (37.70%) Spatial Data
2 10 (16.39%) NoSQL
2 10 (16.39%) QGIS
3 4 (6.56%) Big Data
3 4 (6.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (36.07%) Jenkins
2 15 (24.59%) Artifactory
2 15 (24.59%) JIRA
3 14 (22.95%) Cucumber
4 13 (21.31%) Selenium
5 9 (14.75%) Gradle
5 9 (14.75%) JBehave
5 9 (14.75%) Maven
6 8 (13.11%) Git (software)
7 3 (4.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (4.92%) Flyway
8 2 (3.28%) Bower
8 2 (3.28%) Jasmine
8 2 (3.28%) Protractor
8 2 (3.28%) Subversion
8 2 (3.28%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.64%) GitLab
General
1 1 (1.64%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 31 (50.82%) Developer
2 16 (26.23%) GIS Developer
3 14 (22.95%) Java Developer
4 13 (21.31%) Architect
4 13 (21.31%) Python Developer
5 11 (18.03%) Web Developer
6 9 (14.75%) GIS Architect
6 9 (14.75%) JavaScript Developer
7 8 (13.11%) Analyst
8 7 (11.48%) Angular Developer
8 7 (11.48%) Open Source Developer
8 7 (11.48%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (9.84%) Data Architect
9 6 (9.84%) GIS Web Developer
9 6 (9.84%) Senior Test Analyst
9 6 (9.84%) Test Analyst
10 5 (8.20%) Automation Tester
10 5 (8.20%) GIS Analyst
10 5 (8.20%) Tester
11 4 (6.56%) Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (52.46%) PostGIS
2 24 (39.34%) Leaflet
2 24 (39.34%) OpenLayers
3 13 (21.31%) AngularJS
4 12 (19.67%) Web Services
5 10 (16.39%) REST
6 5 (8.20%) HTML
7 4 (6.56%) CSS
7 4 (6.56%) jQuery
7 4 (6.56%) Sass
8 3 (4.92%) Gherkin
9 2 (3.28%) Node.js
10 1 (1.64%) Backbone.js
10 1 (1.64%) Spring
10 1 (1.64%) Spring Boot
10 1 (1.64%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (4.92%) User Experience
2 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.64%) Ontologies
3 1 (1.64%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.64%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (88.52%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (63.93%) Scrum
3 24 (39.34%) BDD
4 12 (19.67%) Web Development
5 11 (18.03%) Kanban
5 11 (18.03%) Microservices
5 11 (18.03%) TDD
6 10 (16.39%) SDLC
7 9 (14.75%) Domain-Driven Design
7 9 (14.75%) Open Source
8 8 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (13.11%) User Stories
9 7 (11.48%) Front End Development
9 7 (11.48%) Open Source Development
9 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (9.84%) Information Architecture
10 6 (9.84%) Test Automation
11 4 (6.56%) Mentoring
11 4 (6.56%) Migration
12 3 (4.92%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 38 (62.30%) Python
2 36 (59.02%) Java
3 32 (52.46%) JavaScript
4 12 (19.67%) SQL
5 2 (3.28%) CoffeeScript
5 2 (3.28%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (29.51%) Degree
2 2 (3.28%) ISEB
2 2 (3.28%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.03%) QA
2 4 (6.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (4.92%) Data Quality
3 3 (4.92%) WCAG
4 2 (3.28%) WAI
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (34.43%) Ansible
Vendors
1 25 (40.98%) ESRI