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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK / Scotland
Rank 78 93 117
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +24
Contract jobs citing GIS 28 37 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.69% 1.40% 0.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.11% 6.17% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 5
Median daily rate £413 £443 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.77% +42.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £118 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £443 £400
% change year-on-year
-20.90% +10.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £9.37 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.52% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.50 £19.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-51.28% -47.29%

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
394 600 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.78% 22.69% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 356 322
Median daily rate £375 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £277 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 5
Median hourly rate £52.00 £25.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.00% -47.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +9 26 £413 -8.33% 2
Glasgow +7 1 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
GIS
UK

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 70 (80.46%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (58.62%) Scrum
3 49 (56.32%) Python
4 46 (52.87%) Java
5 42 (48.28%) PostGIS
6 41 (47.13%) JavaScript
7 36 (41.38%) ESRI
8 34 (39.08%) BDD
8 34 (39.08%) GeoServer
9 33 (37.93%) OpenLayers
9 33 (37.93%) Leaflet
10 32 (36.78%) Spatial Data
11 25 (28.74%) JIRA
12 24 (27.59%) Jenkins
13 23 (26.44%) Ansible
14 22 (25.29%) Degree
14 22 (25.29%) Cucumber
15 21 (24.14%) Selenium
16 20 (22.99%) QA
16 20 (22.99%) Web Services
16 20 (22.99%) AngularJS
17 19 (21.84%) SDLC
17 19 (21.84%) TDD
18 17 (19.54%) Maven
18 17 (19.54%) REST
18 17 (19.54%) Open Source
18 17 (19.54%) Microservices
18 17 (19.54%) Artifactory
19 16 (18.39%) Gradle
19 16 (18.39%) JBehave

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 34 (39.08%) GeoServer
2 3 (3.45%) ArcGIS
3 2 (2.30%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.15%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) AutoCAD
1 1 (1.15%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.15%) Weka
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (36.78%) Spatial Data
2 16 (18.39%) NoSQL
3 11 (12.64%) QGIS
4 4 (4.60%) Big Data
4 4 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.15%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 25 (28.74%) JIRA
2 24 (27.59%) Jenkins
3 22 (25.29%) Cucumber
4 21 (24.14%) Selenium
5 17 (19.54%) Artifactory
5 17 (19.54%) Maven
6 16 (18.39%) Gradle
6 16 (18.39%) JBehave
7 8 (9.20%) Git (software)
8 3 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (3.45%) Flyway
9 2 (2.30%) Bower
9 2 (2.30%) Jasmine
9 2 (2.30%) Protractor
9 2 (2.30%) Subversion
9 2 (2.30%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.15%) GitLab
General
1 3 (3.45%) Local Government
2 2 (2.30%) Legal
3 1 (1.15%) Finance
3 1 (1.15%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (45.98%) Developer
2 23 (26.44%) GIS Developer
3 20 (22.99%) Java Developer
4 19 (21.84%) Python Developer
5 15 (17.24%) JavaScript Developer
6 14 (16.09%) Analyst
6 14 (16.09%) Architect
7 13 (14.94%) Angular Developer
7 13 (14.94%) Open Source Developer
8 12 (13.79%) Web Developer
9 9 (10.34%) GIS Architect
9 9 (10.34%) Test Analyst
10 8 (9.20%) GIS Analyst
10 8 (9.20%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (6.90%) Data Architect
11 6 (6.90%) GIS Web Developer
11 6 (6.90%) Senior Test Analyst
12 5 (5.75%) Automation Tester
12 5 (5.75%) Technical Architect
12 5 (5.75%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (48.28%) PostGIS
2 33 (37.93%) Leaflet
2 33 (37.93%) OpenLayers
3 20 (22.99%) AngularJS
3 20 (22.99%) Web Services
4 17 (19.54%) REST
5 5 (5.75%) HTML
6 4 (4.60%) CSS
6 4 (4.60%) jQuery
6 4 (4.60%) Sass
7 3 (3.45%) Gherkin
7 3 (3.45%) Velocity
8 2 (2.30%) Node.js
9 1 (1.15%) Backbone.js
9 1 (1.15%) Spring
9 1 (1.15%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (4.60%) Management Information System
1 4 (4.60%) User Experience
2 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.45%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (2.30%) Ontologies
3 2 (2.30%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.15%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.15%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.15%) Remote Sensing
4 1 (1.15%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.49%) Linux
2 2 (2.30%) Unix
2 2 (2.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (80.46%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (58.62%) Scrum
3 34 (39.08%) BDD
4 19 (21.84%) SDLC
4 19 (21.84%) TDD
5 17 (19.54%) Microservices
5 17 (19.54%) Open Source
6 13 (14.94%) Open Source Development
6 13 (14.94%) Web Development
7 12 (13.79%) Kanban
7 12 (13.79%) User Stories
8 10 (11.49%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (10.34%) Domain-Driven Design
10 8 (9.20%) Test Automation
11 7 (8.05%) Front End Development
11 7 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (6.90%) Information Architecture
13 5 (5.75%) PRINCE2
14 4 (4.60%) Migration
14 4 (4.60%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (56.32%) Python
2 46 (52.87%) Java
3 41 (47.13%) JavaScript
4 12 (13.79%) SQL
5 2 (2.30%) CoffeeScript
5 2 (2.30%) Perl
6 1 (1.15%) R
Qualifications
1 22 (25.29%) Degree
2 6 (6.90%) ISEB
2 6 (6.90%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.45%) HND
5 2 (2.30%) Postgraduate
6 1 (1.15%) HNC
6 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (22.99%) QA
2 4 (4.60%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (4.60%) WCAG
3 3 (3.45%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.30%) WAI
5 1 (1.15%) BS7666
5 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 4 (4.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (26.44%) Ansible
Vendors
1 36 (41.38%) ESRI
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle
2 2 (2.30%) Virgin Media
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.15%) RapidMiner