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 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 61 55 71
Rank change year-on-year -6 +16  
Contract jobs citing GIS 9 34 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.01% 2.24% 0.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.66% 10.79% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
Median daily rate £413 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £344 £396
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -15.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £12.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.50 £21.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -54.76% +55.55%  

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 159 315 271
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 17.89% 20.79% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 200 162
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £324 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Median hourly rate £52.09 £15.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +247.23% -68.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% -  

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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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GIS in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for GIS in Edinburgh

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 29 (85.29%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (64.71%) Scrum
3 20 (58.82%) Spatial Data
4 17 (50.00%) PostGIS
4 17 (50.00%) Python
5 15 (44.12%) Java
5 15 (44.12%) JavaScript
5 15 (44.12%) BDD
6 13 (38.24%) Cucumber
7 11 (32.35%) ESRI
7 11 (32.35%) Web Services
7 11 (32.35%) GeoServer
7 11 (32.35%) QGIS
8 10 (29.41%) Microservices
8 10 (29.41%) AngularJS
8 10 (29.41%) QA
8 10 (29.41%) Selenium
9 9 (26.47%) JIRA
9 9 (26.47%) TDD
9 9 (26.47%) Jenkins
9 9 (26.47%) Leaflet
9 9 (26.47%) NoSQL
9 9 (26.47%) OpenLayers
10 8 (23.53%) Ansible
10 8 (23.53%) JBehave
10 8 (23.53%) Git (software)
10 8 (23.53%) Domain-Driven Design
10 8 (23.53%) Gradle
10 8 (23.53%) REST
10 8 (23.53%) Maven

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Top Related 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 11 (32.35%) GeoServer
2 1 (2.94%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Spatial
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Boomi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (58.82%) Spatial Data
2 11 (32.35%) QGIS
3 9 (26.47%) NoSQL
4 4 (11.76%) Geospatial Data
4 4 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (38.24%) Cucumber
2 10 (29.41%) Selenium
3 9 (26.47%) Jenkins
3 9 (26.47%) JIRA
4 8 (23.53%) Git (software)
4 8 (23.53%) Gradle
4 8 (23.53%) JBehave
4 8 (23.53%) Maven
5 3 (8.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (8.82%) Flyway
6 2 (5.88%) Artifactory
6 2 (5.88%) Bower
6 2 (5.88%) Jasmine
6 2 (5.88%) Protractor
6 2 (5.88%) Subversion
7 1 (2.94%) GitLab
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Developer
2 11 (32.35%) Architect
3 8 (23.53%) GIS Architect
3 8 (23.53%) Java Developer
4 7 (20.59%) Angular Developer
4 7 (20.59%) JavaScript Developer
4 7 (20.59%) Open Source Developer
4 7 (20.59%) Python Developer
5 5 (14.71%) Automation Tester
5 5 (14.71%) Data Architect
5 5 (14.71%) Tester
6 4 (11.76%) GIS Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Geospatial Architect
7 3 (8.82%) QA Automation Tester
7 3 (8.82%) QA Tester
7 3 (8.82%) Technical Architect
8 2 (5.88%) GIS Web Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Senior Automation Tester
8 2 (5.88%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (50.00%) PostGIS
2 11 (32.35%) Web Services
3 10 (29.41%) AngularJS
4 9 (26.47%) Leaflet
4 9 (26.47%) OpenLayers
5 8 (23.53%) REST
6 3 (8.82%) Gherkin
6 3 (8.82%) HTML
7 2 (5.88%) CSS
7 2 (5.88%) jQuery
7 2 (5.88%) Node.js
7 2 (5.88%) Sass
8 1 (2.94%) Backbone.js
8 1 (2.94%) Spring
8 1 (2.94%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (85.29%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (64.71%) Scrum
3 15 (44.12%) BDD
4 10 (29.41%) Microservices
5 9 (26.47%) TDD
6 8 (23.53%) Domain-Driven Design
7 7 (20.59%) Kanban
7 7 (20.59%) Open Source
7 7 (20.59%) Open Source Development
7 7 (20.59%) SDLC
8 6 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (14.71%) Information Architecture
10 3 (8.82%) Agile Testing
10 3 (8.82%) Case Management
10 3 (8.82%) Data Migration
10 3 (8.82%) Data Validation
10 3 (8.82%) Logical Data Model
10 3 (8.82%) Service Design
10 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (50.00%) Python
2 15 (44.12%) Java
2 15 (44.12%) JavaScript
3 6 (17.65%) SQL
4 2 (5.88%) CoffeeScript
4 2 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (29.41%) QA
2 3 (8.82%) Data Quality
3 2 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Docker
2 1 (2.94%) GeoWebCache
Systems Management
1 8 (23.53%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) ESRI
2 1 (2.94%) Dell
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle