The table below looks at the prevalence of the term GIS 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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 116 101 89
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -12
Contract jobs citing GIS 11 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.40% 0.24% 0.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.94% 1.26% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Average daily rate
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£325 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Average hourly rate - £9.25 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £13.58
% change year-on-year
-17.14% +28.88%
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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 Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
566 478 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.66% 19.33% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 251 201
Average daily rate £347 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £175 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 48
Average hourly rate £15.77 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.30% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £10.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.40 £21.75 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -39.00%

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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 Miscellaneous 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 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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
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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 - 7 £338 - 1
Glasgow -9 3 £275 - 2
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UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) Java
2 7 (30.43%) JBoss
3 6 (26.09%) Oracle
4 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
5 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (17.39%) Velocity
5 4 (17.39%) Photography
5 4 (17.39%) Semantic Web
5 4 (17.39%) Project Management
5 4 (17.39%) Scrum
5 4 (17.39%) SQL
6 3 (13.04%) MS Office
6 3 (13.04%) Information Management
6 3 (13.04%) Degree
6 3 (13.04%) Data Management
7 2 (8.70%) Content Management
7 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
7 2 (8.70%) Java EE
7 2 (8.70%) Document Management
7 2 (8.70%) Open Source
7 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.70%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (8.70%) WFM
7 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
7 2 (8.70%) BPMN
7 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
7 2 (8.70%) Selenium
7 2 (8.70%) Use Case
7 2 (8.70%) UML

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 1 (4.35%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS Office
3 2 (8.70%) MS Project
3 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MS Access
1 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Selenium
General
1 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Project Manager
2 5 (21.74%) Consultant
2 5 (21.74%) Data Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Business Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Spatial Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Graduate
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Graduate Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Test Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) GIS Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Velocity
2 2 (8.70%) Drools
2 2 (8.70%) Java EE
3 1 (4.35%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Photography
1 4 (17.39%) Semantic Web
2 2 (8.70%) Open Source
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Linked Data
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) Project Management
2 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (17.39%) Scrum
3 3 (13.04%) Information Management
3 3 (13.04%) Data Management
4 2 (8.70%) Content Management
4 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Project Management
4 2 (8.70%) Document Management
4 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) WFM
4 2 (8.70%) Use Case
4 2 (8.70%) BPMN
4 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) UML
4 2 (8.70%) ERP
4 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
4 2 (8.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Java
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) VB
4 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) JBoss
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) ClickSoftware Technologies
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) ESRI
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