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 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 118 120 107
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Contract jobs citing GIS 18 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.55% 0.40% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.89% 1.44% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 0
Average daily rate
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£228 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £378
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £9.37 - £9.25
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 Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
954 765 674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 29.09% 27.93% 27.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 400 339
Average daily rate £365 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 19 24
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £57.95 £19.40
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 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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 -12 9 £130 -61.48%
North Lanarkshire -3 5 - -
Glasgow +3 3 £325 +18.18%
Stirling - 1 - -
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UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 11 (42.31%) Oracle
2 8 (30.77%) ESRI
3 7 (26.92%) PRINCE2
4 5 (19.23%) Project Management
4 5 (19.23%) ArcGIS
4 5 (19.23%) Information Security
4 5 (19.23%) UML
4 5 (19.23%) MS Visio
4 5 (19.23%) ArcSDE
4 5 (19.23%) Systems Analysis
4 5 (19.23%) SWOT Analysis
4 5 (19.23%) Axure RP
5 4 (15.38%) Oracle Spatial
5 4 (15.38%) Degree
5 4 (15.38%) Data Modelling
5 4 (15.38%) Python
5 4 (15.38%) Web Services
5 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (15.38%) Scrum
5 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
5 4 (15.38%) Legal
6 3 (11.54%) PL/SQL
6 3 (11.54%) SQL
6 3 (11.54%) Java
6 3 (11.54%) RDBMS
6 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (11.54%) QA
6 3 (11.54%) Oracle APEX

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (19.23%) ArcGIS
1 5 (19.23%) ArcSDE
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle Spatial
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle 10gAS
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (7.69%) ArcIMS
3 2 (7.69%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.85%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Visio
2 2 (7.69%) MS Office
3 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) RDBMS
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
1 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Axure RP
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (7.69%) Selenium
3 2 (7.69%) JBehave
3 2 (7.69%) Toad
3 2 (7.69%) Maven
3 2 (7.69%) JIRA
3 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 2 (7.69%) Gradle
4 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (15.38%) Legal
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Systems Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Architect
3 4 (15.38%) GIS Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.69%) DBA
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Information Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) GIS Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.85%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Web Services
2 2 (7.69%) REST
2 2 (7.69%) PostGIS
2 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
2 2 (7.69%) Leaflet
2 2 (7.69%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.85%) ArcObjects
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (7.69%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (3.85%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (3.85%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) PRINCE2
2 5 (19.23%) UML
2 5 (19.23%) Project Management
2 5 (19.23%) Information Security
2 5 (19.23%) Systems Analysis
2 5 (19.23%) SWOT Analysis
3 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (15.38%) Scrum
3 4 (15.38%) Data Modelling
4 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
5 2 (7.69%) TDD
5 2 (7.69%) Validation
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Data Validation
5 2 (7.69%) Open Source
5 2 (7.69%) BDD
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (7.69%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
1 4 (15.38%) Python
2 3 (11.54%) PL/SQL
2 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) MOS
3 1 (3.85%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Clusterware
2 1 (3.85%) BitLocker
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Data Guard
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Oracle
2 8 (30.77%) ESRI
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco