Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 38 103
Rank change year-on-year -79 +65 +13
Contract jobs citing GIS 18 103 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.61% 4.88% 1.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.39% 22.69% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 12
Edinburgh median daily rate £406 £400 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -9.60% +36.15%
10th Percentile £238 £331 £121
90th Percentile £481 £469 £485
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £345
% change year-on-year - +15.94% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £25.00
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £9.37 £25.00
% change year-on-year +156.14% -62.52% -

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

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 531 454 556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 18.02% 21.51% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 236 314
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £308 £264 £275
90th Percentile £530 £513 £538
Scotland median daily rate £389 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +11.07% -6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £43.39 £52.00 £28.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.56% +81.11% +16.01%
Scotland median hourly rate £42.00 £42.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.59% +69.00% -9.09%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing GIS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 24 November 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 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) Java
2 7 (38.89%) Python
3 6 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (33.33%) BDD
3 6 (33.33%) PostGIS
4 5 (27.78%) Spatial Data
4 5 (27.78%) AngularJS
4 5 (27.78%) TDD
4 5 (27.78%) SQL
5 4 (22.22%) Oracle
5 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 4 (22.22%) ETL
5 4 (22.22%) Kanban
5 4 (22.22%) React
5 4 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (16.67%) Ansible
6 3 (16.67%) Docker
6 3 (16.67%) Coaching
6 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 3 (16.67%) Database Security
6 3 (16.67%) Aurelia
6 3 (16.67%) Database Tuning
6 3 (16.67%) MongoDB
6 3 (16.67%) Selenium
6 3 (16.67%) Scrum
6 3 (16.67%) Spring
6 3 (16.67%) Data Management
6 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (16.67%) Linux

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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 2 (11.11%) ArcGIS
2 1 (5.56%) GeoServer
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) AutoCAD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (27.78%) Spatial Data
3 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (16.67%) Informix
3 3 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 2 (11.11%) Big Data
4 2 (11.11%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
4 2 (11.11%) QGIS
5 1 (5.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 3 (16.67%) Selenium
2 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.11%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) Gradle
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) Maven
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
1 6 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Senior Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Senior JavaScript Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Angular Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Data Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Data Scientist
4 2 (11.11%) Database Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) PostgreSQL Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Test Data Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) DBA
5 1 (5.56%) GIS Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) PostGIS
2 5 (27.78%) AngularJS
3 4 (22.22%) React
4 3 (16.67%) Aurelia
4 3 (16.67%) Spring
5 2 (11.11%) Spring Boot
6 1 (5.56%) Node.js
6 1 (5.56%) OpenLayers
6 1 (5.56%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) BDD
3 5 (27.78%) TDD
4 4 (22.22%) ETL
4 4 (22.22%) Kanban
5 3 (16.67%) Coaching
5 3 (16.67%) Data Management
5 3 (16.67%) Database Security
5 3 (16.67%) Database Tuning
5 3 (16.67%) Scrum
6 2 (11.11%) Business Transformation
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.11%) Data Transformation
6 2 (11.11%) Microservices
6 2 (11.11%) Remote Sensing
6 2 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Spatial Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Java
1 7 (38.89%) Python
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 2 (11.11%) C++
5 1 (5.56%) ES6
5 1 (5.56%) R
5 1 (5.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Postgraduate
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (11.11%) QA
3 1 (5.56%) BS7666
3 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) ESRI