The table below looks at the statistics for GIS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 46 125 123
Rank change year-on-year
+79 -2
Contract jobs citing GIS 96 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.80% 0.47% 0.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.74% 2.38% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 2 5
Median daily rate £375 £225 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £145 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £305 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £371 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £11.44 £9.37 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.03% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-32.14% -12.50%
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
610 630 540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.13% 19.74% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 324 268
Median daily rate £350 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 4
Median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +203.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.07 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £65.00 £101.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+6.36% +10.00%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing GIS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 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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Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +60 89 £400 +220.00% 3
Glasgow +10 3 £375 +15.38%
North Lanarkshire +7 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 - -
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UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for GIS.

1 107 (76.98%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (63.31%) PostGIS
3 83 (59.71%) Java
4 79 (56.83%) ESRI
5 78 (56.12%) Python
6 75 (53.96%) JavaScript
7 73 (52.52%) GeoServer
8 70 (50.36%) Scrum
9 66 (47.48%) OpenLayers
10 60 (43.17%) Open Source
11 59 (42.45%) Leaflet
12 53 (38.13%) Spatial Data
13 50 (35.97%) REST
14 49 (35.25%) Jenkins
15 46 (33.09%) JIRA
15 46 (33.09%) Web Services
16 44 (31.65%) Selenium
16 44 (31.65%) Cucumber
17 43 (30.94%) AngularJS
18 41 (29.50%) SDLC
19 40 (28.78%) Gradle
19 40 (28.78%) JBehave
19 40 (28.78%) Maven
20 37 (26.62%) User Experience
21 36 (25.90%) Ansible
22 35 (25.18%) TDD
23 33 (23.74%) BDD
24 32 (23.02%) Artifactory
25 29 (20.86%) NoSQL
26 27 (19.42%) WCAG

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 73 (52.52%) GeoServer
2 10 (7.19%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.44%) CMS
3 2 (1.44%) Drupal
3 2 (1.44%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 6 (4.32%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.16%) MS Office
2 3 (2.16%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.72%) Maximo
1 1 (0.72%) OpenLink RightAngle
1 1 (0.72%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (2.16%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (38.13%) Spatial Data
2 29 (20.86%) NoSQL
3 18 (12.95%) QGIS
4 11 (7.91%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.16%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.16%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 49 (35.25%) Jenkins
2 46 (33.09%) JIRA
3 44 (31.65%) Cucumber
3 44 (31.65%) Selenium
4 40 (28.78%) Gradle
4 40 (28.78%) JBehave
4 40 (28.78%) Maven
5 32 (23.02%) Artifactory
6 13 (9.35%) Git (software)
7 8 (5.76%) Hudson
7 8 (5.76%) Subversion
8 7 (5.04%) Bower
8 7 (5.04%) DBeaver
9 4 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (2.88%) WebDriver
10 3 (2.16%) GitLab
General
1 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 82 (58.99%) Developer
2 65 (46.76%) GIS Developer
3 23 (16.55%) Web Developer
4 21 (15.11%) Architect
5 17 (12.23%) Data Architect
6 15 (10.79%) GIS Web Developer
7 14 (10.07%) Open Source Developer
8 10 (7.19%) Analyst
8 10 (7.19%) Java Developer
9 6 (4.32%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.60%) Angular Developer
11 4 (2.88%) Automation Tester
11 4 (2.88%) Consultant
11 4 (2.88%) Digital Developer
11 4 (2.88%) GIS Project Manager
11 4 (2.88%) GIS Trainer
11 4 (2.88%) QA Automation Tester
11 4 (2.88%) Technical Architect
11 4 (2.88%) Tester
11 4 (2.88%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (63.31%) PostGIS
2 66 (47.48%) OpenLayers
3 59 (42.45%) Leaflet
4 50 (35.97%) REST
5 46 (33.09%) Web Services
6 43 (30.94%) AngularJS
7 13 (9.35%) jQuery
8 12 (8.63%) CSS
8 12 (8.63%) HTML
9 11 (7.91%) Node.js
10 9 (6.47%) Sass
11 8 (5.76%) Flask
12 6 (4.32%) .NET
13 5 (3.60%) Backbone.js
13 5 (3.60%) Dojo
13 5 (3.60%) Java EE
14 4 (2.88%) Gherkin
14 4 (2.88%) Spring
15 3 (2.16%) Google Maps API
15 3 (2.16%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 37 (26.62%) User Experience
2 6 (4.32%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.88%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.16%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.16%) Applied Mathematics
4 3 (2.16%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.16%) iPad
4 3 (2.16%) iPhone
4 3 (2.16%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.16%) Physics
5 2 (1.44%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.44%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.44%) Photography
6 1 (0.72%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.72%) SCADA
6 1 (0.72%) Statistics
6 1 (0.72%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.19%) Linux
2 3 (2.16%) Android
2 3 (2.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (76.98%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (50.36%) Scrum
3 60 (43.17%) Open Source
4 41 (29.50%) SDLC
5 35 (25.18%) TDD
6 33 (23.74%) BDD
7 27 (19.42%) Web Development
8 26 (18.71%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (15.11%) TOGAF
10 18 (12.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (12.23%) Enterprise Architecture
11 17 (12.23%) Information Architecture
12 16 (11.51%) Domain-Driven Design
13 14 (10.07%) Microservices
14 10 (7.19%) Data Analysis
15 8 (5.76%) Kanban
16 5 (3.60%) Front End Development
16 5 (3.60%) Mentoring
16 5 (3.60%) OOD
16 5 (3.60%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (59.71%) Java
2 78 (56.12%) Python
3 75 (53.96%) JavaScript
4 19 (13.67%) SQL
5 9 (6.47%) Perl
6 8 (5.76%) CoffeeScript
6 8 (5.76%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.88%) C#
8 3 (2.16%) C++
8 3 (2.16%) Objective-C
8 3 (2.16%) Ruby
9 2 (1.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (7.19%) Degree
2 4 (2.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.72%) HND
3 1 (0.72%) ISEB
3 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (19.42%) WCAG
2 22 (15.83%) QA
3 3 (2.16%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (6.47%) GeoWebCache
2 3 (2.16%) Docker
3 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 36 (25.90%) Ansible
Vendors
1 79 (56.83%) ESRI
2 8 (5.76%) VMware
3 4 (2.88%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.16%) Google
4 3 (2.16%) Oracle
4 3 (2.16%) Virgin Media
5 1 (0.72%) Mincom
5 1 (0.72%) SAP
5 1 (0.72%) Siemens
5 1 (0.72%) Triple Point
5 1 (0.72%) Ventyx