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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 79 106 122
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +16
Contract jobs citing GIS 42 24 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.10% 0.84% 0.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.50% 3.93% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 4
Median daily rate £400 £435 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% +38.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £118 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £443 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.60% +36.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.25 £12.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-14.58% -67.56%
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
442 611 679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 22.06% 21.44% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 355 398
Median daily rate £375 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 0
Median hourly rate £52.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.44 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+49.37% -20.50%

GIS
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

GIS
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

GIS
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 5 December 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 +29 33 £400 -11.11% 3
Glasgow +12 8 £400 +229.89% 2
Fife - 1 - - 1
GIS
UK

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 100 (81.30%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (57.72%) PostGIS
3 68 (55.28%) Python
4 67 (54.47%) Scrum
5 65 (52.85%) Java
6 64 (52.03%) ESRI
7 62 (50.41%) JavaScript
8 57 (46.34%) GeoServer
9 51 (41.46%) OpenLayers
9 51 (41.46%) Leaflet
10 46 (37.40%) Spatial Data
11 45 (36.59%) Jenkins
12 41 (33.33%) Ansible
13 40 (32.52%) JIRA
14 39 (31.71%) BDD
15 37 (30.08%) Cucumber
16 35 (28.46%) Selenium
17 32 (26.02%) Open Source
18 31 (25.20%) Artifactory
19 28 (22.76%) REST
19 28 (22.76%) Maven
19 28 (22.76%) Web Services
20 27 (21.95%) Degree
20 27 (21.95%) JBehave
20 27 (21.95%) Gradle
21 26 (21.14%) SDLC
21 26 (21.14%) Web Development
22 25 (20.33%) Continuous Integration
23 24 (19.51%) TDD
24 23 (18.70%) QA

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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 57 (46.34%) GeoServer
2 8 (6.50%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.63%) CMS
3 2 (1.63%) Drupal
3 2 (1.63%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (0.81%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.81%) MS Office
2 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.81%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.81%) Maximo
1 1 (0.81%) OpenLink RightAngle
1 1 (0.81%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.81%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (37.40%) Spatial Data
2 18 (14.63%) QGIS
3 12 (9.76%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.25%) Big Data
6 3 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.63%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.81%) MS Access
8 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 45 (36.59%) Jenkins
2 40 (32.52%) JIRA
3 37 (30.08%) Cucumber
4 35 (28.46%) Selenium
5 31 (25.20%) Artifactory
6 28 (22.76%) Maven
7 27 (21.95%) Gradle
7 27 (21.95%) JBehave
8 12 (9.76%) Git (software)
9 7 (5.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (4.07%) WebDriver
11 3 (2.44%) Flyway
12 2 (1.63%) GitLab
12 2 (1.63%) Jasmine
12 2 (1.63%) Protractor
General
1 3 (2.44%) Local Government
2 2 (1.63%) Legal
3 1 (0.81%) Finance
3 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 60 (48.78%) Developer
2 36 (29.27%) GIS Developer
3 22 (17.89%) Web Developer
4 21 (17.07%) Java Developer
5 19 (15.45%) Architect
6 18 (14.63%) Python Developer
7 16 (13.01%) Analyst
8 14 (11.38%) JavaScript Developer
8 14 (11.38%) Open Source Developer
9 12 (9.76%) Data Architect
10 10 (8.13%) Angular Developer
10 10 (8.13%) GIS Web Developer
11 9 (7.32%) Automation Tester
11 9 (7.32%) Test Analyst
11 9 (7.32%) Tester
12 8 (6.50%) GIS Analyst
12 8 (6.50%) Senior Analyst
13 7 (5.69%) QA Automation Tester
13 7 (5.69%) QA Tester
13 7 (5.69%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (57.72%) PostGIS
2 51 (41.46%) Leaflet
2 51 (41.46%) OpenLayers
3 28 (22.76%) REST
3 28 (22.76%) Web Services
4 23 (18.70%) AngularJS
5 7 (5.69%) Gherkin
6 6 (4.88%) HTML
7 5 (4.07%) CSS
8 4 (3.25%) Backbone.js
9 3 (2.44%) Sass
9 3 (2.44%) Spring
9 3 (2.44%) Velocity
10 2 (1.63%) CSS3
10 2 (1.63%) Ember.js
10 2 (1.63%) HTML5
10 2 (1.63%) jQuery
10 2 (1.63%) Node.js
10 2 (1.63%) React
10 2 (1.63%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.45%) User Experience
2 4 (3.25%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.44%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (1.63%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.63%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (1.63%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.63%) Ontologies
4 2 (1.63%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.81%) Applied Mathematics
5 1 (0.81%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.81%) iPad
5 1 (0.81%) iPhone
5 1 (0.81%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.81%) Physics
5 1 (0.81%) Remote Sensing
5 1 (0.81%) SCADA
5 1 (0.81%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.50%) Linux
2 2 (1.63%) Unix
2 2 (1.63%) Windows
3 1 (0.81%) Android
3 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (81.30%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (54.47%) Scrum
3 39 (31.71%) BDD
4 32 (26.02%) Open Source
5 26 (21.14%) SDLC
5 26 (21.14%) Web Development
6 25 (20.33%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (19.51%) TDD
8 16 (13.01%) Microservices
9 14 (11.38%) Domain-Driven Design
10 13 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (10.57%) User Stories
11 12 (9.76%) Information Architecture
12 11 (8.94%) Open Source Development
13 10 (8.13%) TOGAF
14 9 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
14 9 (7.32%) Test Automation
15 8 (6.50%) Front End Development
16 7 (5.69%) Data Validation
16 7 (5.69%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 68 (55.28%) Python
2 65 (52.85%) Java
3 62 (50.41%) JavaScript
4 15 (12.20%) SQL
5 2 (1.63%) PHP
6 1 (0.81%) C#
6 1 (0.81%) C++
6 1 (0.81%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.81%) R
6 1 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (21.95%) Degree
2 6 (4.88%) ISEB
2 6 (4.88%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.44%) HND
5 2 (1.63%) Postgraduate
5 2 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (18.70%) QA
2 16 (13.01%) WCAG
3 4 (3.25%) Data Quality
3 4 (3.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.63%) WAI
5 1 (0.81%) BS7666
5 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 5 (4.07%) Docker
2 2 (1.63%) GeoWebCache
Systems Management
1 41 (33.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 64 (52.03%) ESRI
2 4 (3.25%) Oracle
3 3 (2.44%) Virgin Media
4 2 (1.63%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.81%) Mincom
5 1 (0.81%) RapidMiner
5 1 (0.81%) SAP
5 1 (0.81%) Siemens
5 1 (0.81%) Triple Point
5 1 (0.81%) Ventyx