The table below looks at the statistics for GIS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 92 115 85
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -30
Contract jobs citing GIS 38 7 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.49% 0.26% 1.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.25% 1.18% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 10
Average daily rate £435 £110 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+295.45% -63.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £105 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £322
% change year-on-year
- +24.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £23.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-15.21% +43.75%
GIS
UK

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 Scotland region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
524 594 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.54% 22.01% 22.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 348 244
Average daily rate £370 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £47.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.36% +251.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £22.50 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.41 £47.50 £16.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +17.11%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GIS across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

GIS Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GIS across the Scotland region.

GIS Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GIS across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

GIS Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

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Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GIS across the Scotland region.

GIS Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GIS across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

GIS Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

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Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +23 36 £443 +4.11% 3
Glasgow +6 1 £338 +221.42% 2
West Lothian - 1 - - 1
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UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 35 (55.56%) Open Source
2 33 (52.38%) AngularJS
2 33 (52.38%) Java
3 28 (44.44%) PostGIS
4 27 (42.86%) Python
5 26 (41.27%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 20 (31.75%) Web Services
7 20 (31.75%) ESRI
7 20 (31.75%) ArcGIS
8 19 (30.16%) REST
9 18 (28.57%) Leaflet
10 16 (25.40%) Gradle
10 16 (25.40%) JBehave
10 16 (25.40%) Cucumber
10 16 (25.40%) JIRA
10 16 (25.40%) QA
10 16 (25.40%) Selenium
10 16 (25.40%) Maven
11 15 (23.81%) NoSQL
12 14 (22.22%) jQuery
13 12 (19.05%) Dojo
13 12 (19.05%) Data Analysis
13 12 (19.05%) .NET
14 11 (17.46%) Scrum
15 10 (15.87%) Service Delivery
15 10 (15.87%) SQL
16 8 (12.70%) TDD
16 8 (12.70%) Data Management
16 8 (12.70%) Web Development

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 20 (31.75%) ArcGIS
2 4 (6.35%) Oracle Spatial
3 2 (3.17%) ArcSDE
3 2 (3.17%) Node.js
3 2 (3.17%) SAS
4 1 (1.59%) ArcIMS
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle 10gAS
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.17%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.81%) NoSQL
2 5 (7.94%) QGIS
3 4 (6.35%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.76%) MS Access
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.59%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 16 (25.40%) Cucumber
1 16 (25.40%) Gradle
1 16 (25.40%) JBehave
1 16 (25.40%) JIRA
1 16 (25.40%) Maven
1 16 (25.40%) Selenium
2 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.59%) GitLab
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.59%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 32 (50.79%) Developer
2 25 (39.68%) GIS Developer
3 9 (14.29%) Analyst
4 7 (11.11%) Data Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) Angular Developer
5 6 (9.52%) Architect
6 5 (7.94%) GIS Architect
7 4 (6.35%) Digital Developer
7 4 (6.35%) GIS Trainer
7 4 (6.35%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (6.35%) Trainer
8 3 (4.76%) GIS Technician
8 3 (4.76%) Python Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Technical Architect
9 2 (3.17%) Agile Project Manager
9 2 (3.17%) GIS Manager
9 2 (3.17%) GIS Project Manager
9 2 (3.17%) GIS Specialist
9 2 (3.17%) PHP Developer
9 2 (3.17%) Strategy Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (52.38%) AngularJS
2 28 (44.44%) PostGIS
3 20 (31.75%) Web Services
4 19 (30.16%) REST
5 18 (28.57%) Leaflet
6 14 (22.22%) jQuery
7 12 (19.05%) .NET
7 12 (19.05%) Dojo
8 7 (11.11%) HTML
9 3 (4.76%) Spring
9 3 (4.76%) Spring Boot
10 2 (3.17%) CodeIgniter
10 2 (3.17%) CSS
10 2 (3.17%) CSS3
10 2 (3.17%) Ember.js
10 2 (3.17%) HTML5
10 2 (3.17%) JSON
10 2 (3.17%) Laravel
10 2 (3.17%) Symfony
11 1 (1.59%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) User Experience
2 4 (6.35%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.76%) Statistics
4 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.17%) Photography
4 2 (3.17%) Remote Sensing
5 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.59%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (55.56%) Open Source
2 26 (41.27%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (19.05%) Data Analysis
4 11 (17.46%) Scrum
5 10 (15.87%) Service Delivery
6 8 (12.70%) BDD
6 8 (12.70%) Data Management
6 8 (12.70%) TDD
6 8 (12.70%) Web Development
7 7 (11.11%) Microservices
7 7 (11.11%) SDLC
8 5 (7.94%) Project Management
9 3 (4.76%) Data Migration
9 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (4.76%) ETL
9 3 (4.76%) Kanban
9 3 (4.76%) Migration
9 3 (4.76%) OOD
9 3 (4.76%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 33 (52.38%) Java
2 27 (42.86%) Python
3 21 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 10 (15.87%) SQL
5 5 (7.94%) VBA
6 2 (3.17%) PHP
7 1 (1.59%) C#
7 1 (1.59%) C++
7 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.40%) QA
2 5 (7.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Docker
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Clusterware
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 20 (31.75%) ESRI
2 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.94%) Oracle
3 2 (3.17%) Mapinfo
3 2 (3.17%) Zend
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