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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 118 102 91
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -11
Contract jobs citing GIS 6 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.22% 0.81% 0.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.85% 3.44% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 9
Average daily rate
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£310 £260 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £225 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £337 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £359
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -9.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £12.88 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +35.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £16.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+124.24% -49.23%
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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
705 582 477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.31% 23.56% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 268 223
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 24
Average hourly rate £15.77 £15.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.13% -10.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.86 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £19.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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
Glasgow -1 3 £320 -
Aberdeen +7 1 - -
Edinburgh -23 1 £310 +21.56%
Dundee - - - -
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UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (25.00%) SQL
1 3 (25.00%) Project Management
1 3 (25.00%) Web Development
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
1 3 (25.00%) SaaS
1 3 (25.00%) PaaS
1 3 (25.00%) IaaS
2 2 (16.67%) ClickSoftware Technologies
2 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) WFM
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) CSS
2 2 (16.67%) MVC
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VB

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) ArcGIS
1 1 (8.33%) Smallworld
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) SaaS
1 3 (25.00%) PaaS
1 3 (25.00%) IaaS
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Developer
1 3 (25.00%) Technical Manager
2 2 (16.67%) GIS Developer
3 1 (8.33%) GIS Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Graduate Developer
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Graduate
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) ICT Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) CSS
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (8.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Project Management
1 3 (25.00%) Web Development
2 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) WFM
2 2 (16.67%) MVC
2 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Management
3 1 (8.33%) Quality Management
3 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Time Management
3 1 (8.33%) Market Research
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Governance
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VB
3 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) ClickSoftware Technologies
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle