The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 29 April 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 111 121
Rank change year-on-year +9 +10  
Contract jobs citing GIS 8 41 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.41% 1.37% 0.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.13% 6.93% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 4
Median daily rate £330 £475 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.52% +19.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £322 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £535 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -20.00% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Median hourly rate £11.30 £10.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.50 £20.21 £12.50
% change year-on-year -52.98% +61.64%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 375 592 637
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 19.35% 19.83% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 348 353
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 3
Median hourly rate £27.45 £36.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.76% +10.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year -4.61% +1.24%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GIS in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GIS in Scotland over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GIS in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GIS 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 29 April 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 -14 5 £330 -30.52%
Dundee +1 3 - -
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UK

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 22 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) Scrum
2 15 (46.88%) Spatial Data
3 13 (40.63%) BDD
4 12 (37.50%) PostGIS
4 12 (37.50%) Python
5 11 (34.38%) Java
5 11 (34.38%) JavaScript
5 11 (34.38%) Cucumber
6 10 (31.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 10 (31.25%) QGIS
7 9 (28.13%) QA
7 9 (28.13%) Web Services
8 8 (25.00%) ESRI
8 8 (25.00%) Selenium
8 8 (25.00%) Git (software)
8 8 (25.00%) AngularJS
8 8 (25.00%) Microservices
9 7 (21.88%) Jenkins
9 7 (21.88%) NoSQL
9 7 (21.88%) JIRA
9 7 (21.88%) Kanban
9 7 (21.88%) TDD
9 7 (21.88%) GeoServer
10 6 (18.75%) Maven
10 6 (18.75%) SQL
10 6 (18.75%) REST
10 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (18.75%) JBehave
10 6 (18.75%) Ansible

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Co-occurring 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 7 (21.88%) GeoServer
2 2 (6.25%) ArcGIS
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Boomi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (46.88%) Spatial Data
2 10 (31.25%) QGIS
3 7 (21.88%) NoSQL
4 4 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (9.38%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (6.25%) MS Access
7 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) Cucumber
2 8 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (25.00%) Selenium
3 7 (21.88%) Jenkins
3 7 (21.88%) JIRA
4 6 (18.75%) Gradle
4 6 (18.75%) JBehave
4 6 (18.75%) Maven
5 3 (9.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (9.38%) Flyway
6 2 (6.25%) Bower
6 2 (6.25%) Jasmine
6 2 (6.25%) Protractor
6 2 (6.25%) Subversion
7 1 (3.13%) GitLab
General
1 1 (3.13%) Legal
1 1 (3.13%) Marketing
1 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Architect
1 8 (25.00%) Developer
2 6 (18.75%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Java Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Angular Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Automation Tester
3 5 (15.63%) GIS Architect
3 5 (15.63%) JavaScript Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Open Source Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Python Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Data Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Geospatial Architect
4 3 (9.38%) GIS Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) QA Automation Tester
4 3 (9.38%) QA Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Data Architect
5 2 (6.25%) GIS Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (37.50%) PostGIS
2 9 (28.13%) Web Services
3 8 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 6 (18.75%) REST
5 5 (15.63%) Leaflet
5 5 (15.63%) OpenLayers
6 3 (9.38%) Gherkin
6 3 (9.38%) HTML
7 2 (6.25%) CSS
7 2 (6.25%) jQuery
7 2 (6.25%) Node.js
7 2 (6.25%) Sass
8 1 (3.13%) Backbone.js
8 1 (3.13%) Spring
8 1 (3.13%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.13%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (3.13%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.13%) Photography
2 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Unix
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) Scrum
3 13 (40.63%) BDD
4 10 (31.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 8 (25.00%) Microservices
6 7 (21.88%) Kanban
6 7 (21.88%) TDD
7 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (15.63%) Domain-Driven Design
8 5 (15.63%) Open Source
8 5 (15.63%) Open Source Development
8 5 (15.63%) SDLC
9 3 (9.38%) Agile Testing
9 3 (9.38%) Case Management
9 3 (9.38%) Data Validation
9 3 (9.38%) Logical Data Model
9 3 (9.38%) Physical Data Model
9 3 (9.38%) Service Design
9 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
9 3 (9.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) Python
2 11 (34.38%) Java
2 11 (34.38%) JavaScript
3 6 (18.75%) SQL
4 2 (6.25%) CoffeeScript
4 2 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) HNC
2 1 (3.13%) HND
2 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) QA
2 3 (9.38%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Docker
2 1 (3.13%) GeoWebCache
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) ESRI
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Dell