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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 101 123 109
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -14
Contract jobs citing GIS 47 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.57% 0.33% 0.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.93% 1.56% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 9
Median daily rate £475 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £173 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £389 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.60 £12.00 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+55.02% +14.28%
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
593 639 594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.83% 21.29% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 352 312
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 3
Median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +80.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £32.50 £15.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £35.00 £32.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.10 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.03% -8.28%

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 4 May 2016.

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

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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 4 May 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 +19 41 £475 +31.03% 3
Glasgow - 2 £363 -
West Lothian - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Dundee - 1 - -
GIS
UK

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 49 (59.04%) Java
1 49 (59.04%) Open Source
2 47 (56.63%) AngularJS
3 45 (54.22%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (51.81%) PostGIS
5 40 (48.19%) GeoServer
6 39 (46.99%) Python
7 36 (43.37%) OpenLayers
8 35 (42.17%) JavaScript
8 35 (42.17%) ESRI
9 33 (39.76%) Web Services
10 32 (38.55%) REST
11 29 (34.94%) Leaflet
12 25 (30.12%) NoSQL
13 21 (25.30%) JBehave
13 21 (25.30%) Cucumber
13 21 (25.30%) Gradle
13 21 (25.30%) JIRA
13 21 (25.30%) Selenium
13 21 (25.30%) ArcGIS
13 21 (25.30%) Maven
13 21 (25.30%) SDLC
14 20 (24.10%) QA
15 18 (21.69%) Scrum
16 16 (19.28%) jQuery
17 15 (18.07%) Data Analysis
17 15 (18.07%) .NET
18 14 (16.87%) TDD
18 14 (16.87%) Dojo
19 13 (15.66%) BDD

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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 40 (48.19%) GeoServer
2 21 (25.30%) ArcGIS
3 4 (4.82%) Oracle Spatial
4 3 (3.61%) Node.js
5 1 (1.20%) ArcIMS
5 1 (1.20%) ArcSDE
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle 10gAS
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.41%) MS Office
2 2 (2.41%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (30.12%) NoSQL
2 7 (8.43%) QGIS
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 21 (25.30%) Cucumber
1 21 (25.30%) Gradle
1 21 (25.30%) JBehave
1 21 (25.30%) JIRA
1 21 (25.30%) Maven
1 21 (25.30%) Selenium
2 4 (4.82%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.61%) GitLab
4 2 (2.41%) Artifactory
General
1 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (57.83%) Developer
2 44 (53.01%) GIS Developer
3 11 (13.25%) Angular Developer
4 10 (12.05%) Architect
5 7 (8.43%) Data Architect
5 7 (8.43%) Open Source Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) GIS Architect
6 5 (6.02%) GIS Manager
6 5 (6.02%) GIS Project Manager
6 5 (6.02%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.82%) Data Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) GIS Trainer
7 4 (4.82%) Trainer
8 3 (3.61%) GIS Technician
8 3 (3.61%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.41%) Coordinator
9 2 (2.41%) PHP Developer
9 2 (2.41%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (56.63%) AngularJS
2 43 (51.81%) PostGIS
3 36 (43.37%) OpenLayers
4 33 (39.76%) Web Services
5 32 (38.55%) REST
6 29 (34.94%) Leaflet
7 16 (19.28%) jQuery
8 15 (18.07%) .NET
9 14 (16.87%) Dojo
10 7 (8.43%) HTML
11 5 (6.02%) Spring
11 5 (6.02%) Spring Boot
12 3 (3.61%) Backbone.js
12 3 (3.61%) CSS
13 2 (2.41%) CSS3
13 2 (2.41%) Ember.js
13 2 (2.41%) HTML5
13 2 (2.41%) JSON
13 2 (2.41%) Laravel
13 2 (2.41%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.46%) User Experience
2 6 (7.23%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.41%) Photography
3 2 (2.41%) Remote Sensing
4 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.20%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.20%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (59.04%) Open Source
2 45 (54.22%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (25.30%) SDLC
4 18 (21.69%) Scrum
5 15 (18.07%) Data Analysis
6 14 (16.87%) TDD
7 13 (15.66%) BDD
8 12 (14.46%) Microservices
9 10 (12.05%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (12.05%) Web Development
10 9 (10.84%) Service Delivery
11 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (8.43%) Domain-Driven Design
12 7 (8.43%) Information Architecture
12 7 (8.43%) TOGAF
13 6 (7.23%) Data Management
14 5 (6.02%) PRINCE2
15 3 (3.61%) MVC
15 3 (3.61%) Product Management
15 3 (3.61%) UML
Programming Languages
1 49 (59.04%) Java
2 39 (46.99%) Python
3 35 (42.17%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.43%) SQL
5 2 (2.41%) C#
5 2 (2.41%) PHP
6 1 (1.20%) Perl
6 1 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (6.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (24.10%) QA
2 5 (6.02%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (3.61%) Docker
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Clusterware
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) Ansible
2 1 (1.20%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 35 (42.17%) ESRI
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.82%) Oracle
3 2 (2.41%) Google
3 2 (2.41%) Virgin Media
3 2 (2.41%) Zend
4 1 (1.20%) Mapinfo
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