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 1 March 2017 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK / Scotland
Rank 91 87 116
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +29
Contract jobs citing GIS 15 41 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.88% 1.60% 0.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.40% 7.41% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 6
Median daily rate £450 £394 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +55.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £331 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Median hourly rate £11.30 £9.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.94% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.50 £21.00 £13.25
% change year-on-year
-54.76% +58.49%

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
341 553 587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.94% 21.61% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 309 338
Median daily rate £375 £375 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 5
Median hourly rate £17.32 £10.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.20% -78.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -

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
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 1 March 2017.

GIS Daily Rate Histogram 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

GIS
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 1 March 2017. 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 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 -5 11 £450 +5.88% 1
Dundee - 3 - -
North Lanarkshire 0 1 - -
GIS
UK

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, 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 47 (78.33%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (60.00%) Scrum
3 32 (53.33%) Python
4 29 (48.33%) Java
4 29 (48.33%) PostGIS
5 28 (46.67%) BDD
6 26 (43.33%) JavaScript
6 26 (43.33%) Spatial Data
7 22 (36.67%) ESRI
8 21 (35.00%) GeoServer
9 20 (33.33%) OpenLayers
9 20 (33.33%) Leaflet
10 19 (31.67%) Cucumber
11 18 (30.00%) JIRA
11 18 (30.00%) QA
11 18 (30.00%) TDD
11 18 (30.00%) Web Services
12 17 (28.33%) Selenium
13 16 (26.67%) AngularJS
13 16 (26.67%) Microservices
13 16 (26.67%) SDLC
14 15 (25.00%) Degree
14 15 (25.00%) NoSQL
15 14 (23.33%) REST
15 14 (23.33%) JBehave
15 14 (23.33%) Maven
15 14 (23.33%) Gradle
15 14 (23.33%) Jenkins
16 13 (21.67%) Ansible
16 13 (21.67%) Open Source Development

GIS
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 21 (35.00%) GeoServer
2 2 (3.33%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.67%) SAS
3 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Boomi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (43.33%) Spatial Data
2 15 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 11 (18.33%) QGIS
4 4 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.33%) MS Access
6 1 (1.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 19 (31.67%) Cucumber
2 18 (30.00%) JIRA
3 17 (28.33%) Selenium
4 14 (23.33%) Gradle
4 14 (23.33%) JBehave
4 14 (23.33%) Jenkins
4 14 (23.33%) Maven
5 8 (13.33%) Git (software)
6 7 (11.67%) Artifactory
7 3 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (5.00%) Flyway
8 2 (3.33%) Bower
8 2 (3.33%) Jasmine
8 2 (3.33%) Protractor
8 2 (3.33%) Subversion
9 1 (1.67%) GitLab
9 1 (1.67%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (5.00%) Local Government
2 2 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (1.67%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (40.00%) Developer
2 16 (26.67%) Java Developer
3 15 (25.00%) GIS Developer
3 15 (25.00%) Python Developer
4 13 (21.67%) Angular Developer
4 13 (21.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 13 (21.67%) Open Source Developer
5 12 (20.00%) Architect
6 10 (16.67%) Analyst
7 9 (15.00%) GIS Architect
8 6 (10.00%) Data Architect
8 6 (10.00%) GIS Analyst
8 6 (10.00%) GIS Web Developer
8 6 (10.00%) Web Developer
9 5 (8.33%) Automation Tester
9 5 (8.33%) Data Analyst
9 5 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (8.33%) Tester
10 4 (6.67%) Test Analyst
11 3 (5.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (48.33%) PostGIS
2 20 (33.33%) Leaflet
2 20 (33.33%) OpenLayers
3 18 (30.00%) Web Services
4 16 (26.67%) AngularJS
5 14 (23.33%) REST
6 3 (5.00%) Gherkin
6 3 (5.00%) HTML
6 3 (5.00%) Velocity
7 2 (3.33%) CSS
7 2 (3.33%) jQuery
7 2 (3.33%) Node.js
7 2 (3.33%) Sass
8 1 (1.67%) Backbone.js
8 1 (1.67%) Spring
8 1 (1.67%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (1.67%) Unix
2 1 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (78.33%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (60.00%) Scrum
3 28 (46.67%) BDD
4 18 (30.00%) TDD
5 16 (26.67%) Microservices
5 16 (26.67%) SDLC
6 13 (21.67%) Open Source
6 13 (21.67%) Open Source Development
7 9 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (15.00%) Domain-Driven Design
7 9 (15.00%) User Stories
8 8 (13.33%) Kanban
9 7 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (10.00%) Information Architecture
10 6 (10.00%) Test Automation
10 6 (10.00%) Web Development
11 4 (6.67%) PRINCE2
12 3 (5.00%) Migration
12 3 (5.00%) Pair Programming
12 3 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 32 (53.33%) Python
2 29 (48.33%) Java
3 26 (43.33%) JavaScript
4 9 (15.00%) SQL
5 2 (3.33%) CoffeeScript
5 2 (3.33%) Perl
6 1 (1.67%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (5.00%) ISEB
2 3 (5.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.33%) HND
3 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.33%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.67%) HNC
4 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (30.00%) QA
2 3 (5.00%) Data Quality
2 3 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.67%) BS7666
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (21.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 22 (36.67%) ESRI
2 1 (1.67%) Dell
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle
2 1 (1.67%) RapidMiner
2 1 (1.67%) Virgin Media