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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 56 122 125
Rank change year-on-year
+66 +3
Contract jobs citing GIS 71 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.26% 0.44% 0.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 14.67% 2.43% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 3
Median daily rate £400 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £124 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £416 £304
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.11% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £9.37 £9.37 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.50 £12.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-20.83% -20.00%
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
484 575 665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 22.23% 17.97% 24.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 317 371
Median daily rate £350 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 8
Median hourly rate £42.00 £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+236.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.91 £10.62 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £32.43 £135.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.07 £33.55 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+7.51% +41.26%

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

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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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 September 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 +54 54 £400 +61.61% 3
Glasgow - 8 £385 - 1
Fife - 4 - - 1
North Lanarkshire +7 2 - -
Dundee - 1 - - 1
GIS
UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 129 (83.77%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (66.23%) PostGIS
3 96 (62.34%) Java
3 96 (62.34%) Python
3 96 (62.34%) ESRI
4 90 (58.44%) JavaScript
5 88 (57.14%) Scrum
6 87 (56.49%) GeoServer
7 82 (53.25%) OpenLayers
8 75 (48.70%) Leaflet
9 60 (38.96%) Jenkins
10 56 (36.36%) JIRA
11 55 (35.71%) Spatial Data
11 55 (35.71%) Open Source
12 50 (32.47%) REST
13 49 (31.82%) Ansible
13 49 (31.82%) Selenium
14 48 (31.17%) Cucumber
15 46 (29.87%) Web Services
16 45 (29.22%) BDD
16 45 (29.22%) Artifactory
16 45 (29.22%) SDLC
17 44 (28.57%) Maven
18 43 (27.92%) Gradle
18 43 (27.92%) JBehave
19 40 (25.97%) AngularJS
19 40 (25.97%) TDD
20 36 (23.38%) Web Development
21 33 (21.43%) User Experience
22 30 (19.48%) NoSQL

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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 87 (56.49%) GeoServer
2 7 (4.55%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.30%) CMS
3 2 (1.30%) Drupal
3 2 (1.30%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 3 (1.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.65%) MS Office
2 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.65%) Maximo
1 1 (0.65%) OpenLink RightAngle
1 1 (0.65%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.95%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (35.71%) Spatial Data
2 30 (19.48%) NoSQL
3 14 (9.09%) QGIS
4 10 (6.49%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.60%) Big Data
6 3 (1.95%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.65%) MS Access
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 60 (38.96%) Jenkins
2 56 (36.36%) JIRA
3 49 (31.82%) Selenium
4 48 (31.17%) Cucumber
5 45 (29.22%) Artifactory
6 44 (28.57%) Maven
7 43 (27.92%) Gradle
7 43 (27.92%) JBehave
8 13 (8.44%) Git (software)
9 8 (5.19%) Hudson
9 8 (5.19%) Subversion
10 7 (4.55%) Bower
10 7 (4.55%) DBeaver
11 5 (3.25%) WebDriver
12 4 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (0.65%) GitLab
General
1 3 (1.95%) Local Government
2 1 (0.65%) Finance
2 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 94 (61.04%) Developer
2 72 (46.75%) GIS Developer
3 32 (20.78%) Web Developer
4 21 (13.64%) Architect
5 20 (12.99%) GIS Web Developer
6 18 (11.69%) Java Developer
7 17 (11.04%) Data Architect
8 14 (9.09%) Analyst
8 14 (9.09%) Open Source Developer
9 13 (8.44%) Python Developer
10 11 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
11 9 (5.84%) Test Analyst
12 7 (4.55%) GIS Analyst
12 7 (4.55%) Project Manager
13 6 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
13 6 (3.90%) Senior Test Analyst
14 5 (3.25%) Angular Developer
14 5 (3.25%) GIS Manager
14 5 (3.25%) GIS Project Manager
15 4 (2.60%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (66.23%) PostGIS
2 82 (53.25%) OpenLayers
3 75 (48.70%) Leaflet
4 50 (32.47%) REST
5 46 (29.87%) Web Services
6 40 (25.97%) AngularJS
7 13 (8.44%) CSS
7 13 (8.44%) HTML
8 11 (7.14%) Sass
9 10 (6.49%) jQuery
9 10 (6.49%) Node.js
10 8 (5.19%) Flask
11 5 (3.25%) Java EE
12 4 (2.60%) Gherkin
13 3 (1.95%) Backbone.js
13 3 (1.95%) Velocity
14 2 (1.30%) CSS3
14 2 (1.30%) Ember.js
14 2 (1.30%) HTML5
14 2 (1.30%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 33 (21.43%) User Experience
2 5 (3.25%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.95%) Algorithms
3 3 (1.95%) Applied Mathematics
3 3 (1.95%) Data Structures
3 3 (1.95%) iPad
3 3 (1.95%) iPhone
3 3 (1.95%) Mathematics
3 3 (1.95%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.95%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (1.95%) Physics
4 2 (1.30%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (1.30%) Photography
5 1 (0.65%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.65%) SCADA
5 1 (0.65%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.09%) Linux
2 3 (1.95%) Android
2 3 (1.95%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.30%) Unix
3 2 (1.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (83.77%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (57.14%) Scrum
3 55 (35.71%) Open Source
4 45 (29.22%) BDD
4 45 (29.22%) SDLC
5 40 (25.97%) TDD
6 36 (23.38%) Web Development
7 29 (18.83%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (12.99%) TOGAF
9 17 (11.04%) Information Architecture
9 17 (11.04%) Microservices
9 17 (11.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (10.39%) Domain-Driven Design
10 16 (10.39%) Enterprise Architecture
11 12 (7.79%) Kanban
12 10 (6.49%) Front End Development
12 10 (6.49%) User Stories
13 8 (5.19%) PRINCE2
14 6 (3.90%) Data Analysis
14 6 (3.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 96 (62.34%) Java
1 96 (62.34%) Python
2 90 (58.44%) JavaScript
3 19 (12.34%) SQL
4 8 (5.19%) CoffeeScript
4 8 (5.19%) Perl
4 8 (5.19%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.60%) C#
6 3 (1.95%) C++
6 3 (1.95%) Objective-C
6 3 (1.95%) Ruby
7 2 (1.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (14.29%) Degree
2 6 (3.90%) ISEB
2 6 (3.90%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.95%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (18.83%) WCAG
2 27 (17.53%) QA
3 3 (1.95%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.30%) WAI
5 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 9 (5.84%) GeoWebCache
2 1 (0.65%) Docker
2 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 49 (31.82%) Ansible
Vendors
1 96 (62.34%) ESRI
2 8 (5.19%) VMware
3 4 (2.60%) Oracle
3 4 (2.60%) Virgin Media
4 2 (1.30%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.65%) Google
5 1 (0.65%) Mincom
5 1 (0.65%) SAP
5 1 (0.65%) Siemens
5 1 (0.65%) Triple Point
5 1 (0.65%) Ventyx