The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for GIS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 34 80
Rank change year-on-year -35 +46  
Contract jobs citing GIS 13 73 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.08% 5.38% 0.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.58% 25.09% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 2
Median daily rate £375 £475 £244
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +94.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £375 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £505 £339
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £414 £350
% change year-on-year -8.15% +18.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.50 £9.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year - -34.48%  

GIS is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 233 291 290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 19.37% 21.46% 19.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 156 171
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year +25.19% +16.74%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing GIS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for GIS in Edinburgh

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GIS in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for GIS in Edinburgh

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GIS in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GIS in Edinburgh

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIS in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for GIS in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for GIS.

1 8 (36.36%) Java
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Oracle
2 7 (31.82%) Scrum
3 6 (27.27%) ESRI
3 6 (27.27%) Kanban
3 6 (27.27%) AngularJS
4 5 (22.73%) BDD
4 5 (22.73%) Coaching
4 5 (22.73%) Python
5 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 4 (18.18%) TDD
5 4 (18.18%) Data Management
5 4 (18.18%) PostGIS
5 4 (18.18%) Geospatial Data
5 4 (18.18%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 3 (13.64%) Spatial Data
6 3 (13.64%) Spatial Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) GeoServer
6 3 (13.64%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (13.64%) MongoDB
6 3 (13.64%) NoSQL
6 3 (13.64%) Node.js
6 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (13.64%) Database Security
6 3 (13.64%) Spring
6 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
6 3 (13.64%) Remote Sensing
6 3 (13.64%) PostgreSQL

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 3 (13.64%) ArcGIS
1 3 (13.64%) GeoServer
2 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Spatial
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Boomi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Geospatial Data
2 3 (13.64%) Informix
2 3 (13.64%) MongoDB
2 3 (13.64%) NoSQL
2 3 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (13.64%) Spatial Data
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.55%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Bower
1 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.09%) JIRA
1 2 (9.09%) Maven
1 2 (9.09%) Subversion
2 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.55%) Gradle
2 1 (4.55%) JBehave
2 1 (4.55%) Selenium
General
1 1 (4.55%) Legal
1 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Java Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Angular Developer
3 4 (18.18%) GIS Specialist
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) GIS Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Database Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) GIS Developer
5 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Senior GIS Developer
5 2 (9.09%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Open Source Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Python Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Technology Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) AngularJS
2 4 (18.18%) PostGIS
3 3 (13.64%) Node.js
3 3 (13.64%) Spring
4 2 (9.09%) CSS
4 2 (9.09%) HTML
4 2 (9.09%) jQuery
4 2 (9.09%) OpenLayers
4 2 (9.09%) Sass
4 2 (9.09%) Spring Boot
5 1 (4.55%) JPA
5 1 (4.55%) Leaflet
5 1 (4.55%) React
5 1 (4.55%) REST
5 1 (4.55%) RxJS
5 1 (4.55%) Servlets
5 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.55%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (4.55%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (4.55%) Photography
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Unix
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Scrum
3 6 (27.27%) Kanban
4 5 (22.73%) BDD
4 5 (22.73%) Coaching
5 4 (18.18%) Data Management
5 4 (18.18%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 4 (18.18%) TDD
6 3 (13.64%) Database Security
6 3 (13.64%) Database Tuning
6 3 (13.64%) OOD
6 3 (13.64%) Remote Sensing
6 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
6 3 (13.64%) Spatial Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Front End Development
7 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.55%) Open Source Development
8 1 (4.55%) Records Management
8 1 (4.55%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Java
2 5 (22.73%) Python
3 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) SQL
5 2 (9.09%) CoffeeScript
5 2 (9.09%) Perl
6 1 (4.55%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) GeoWebCache
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Oracle
2 6 (27.27%) ESRI
3 1 (4.55%) Dell