Period
to 16 January 2018

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 6 months to 16 January 2018 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
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 83 146
Rank change year-on-year -74 +63 +28
Contract jobs citing GIS 24 88 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.51% 2.35% 0.93%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.59% 10.21% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 19
Scotland median daily rate £438 £400 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -8.05% +43.80%
10th Percentile £299 £331 £119
90th Percentile £496 £501 £468
UK median daily rate £450 £365 £425
% change year-on-year +23.29% -14.12% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £9.37 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.14% -62.52% -
UK median hourly rate £19.17 £9.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +101.79% -32.14% -17.65%

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 Scotland with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 926 862 1,127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.56% 22.99% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 466 654
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.67% +3.02%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £261
90th Percentile £506 £475 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 24 7
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £43.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.51% +73.00% -20.63%
10th Percentile £12.77 £9.95 £17.45
90th Percentile £46.41 £52.12 £40.07
UK median hourly rate £30.75 £28.18 £30.00
% change year-on-year +9.12% -6.07% +4.57%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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 6 months to 16 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -73 19 £456 +14.06% 5
Glasgow -19 4 £413 +3.13% 1
North Lanarkshire -4 1 £118 -
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UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 14 (58.33%) Python
2 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (50.00%) Linux
4 10 (41.67%) Java
4 10 (41.67%) PostGIS
4 10 (41.67%) Spatial Data
5 9 (37.50%) QGIS
5 9 (37.50%) ETL
5 9 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (33.33%) SQL
6 8 (33.33%) Ansible
6 8 (33.33%) Docker
7 7 (29.17%) BDD
7 7 (29.17%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (29.17%) Unix
8 6 (25.00%) TDD
8 6 (25.00%) Scrum
8 6 (25.00%) Data Transformation
8 6 (25.00%) Bash Shell
8 6 (25.00%) Geospatial Data
9 5 (20.83%) AngularJS
9 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
9 5 (20.83%) Visualisation
9 5 (20.83%) Data Management
10 4 (16.67%) Spring
10 4 (16.67%) QA
10 4 (16.67%) OO
10 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 4 (16.67%) Business Transformation
10 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning

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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 4 (16.67%) GeoServer
2 1 (4.17%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) npm
1 1 (4.17%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) Spatial Data
2 9 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (37.50%) QGIS
3 7 (29.17%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (25.00%) Geospatial Data
5 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
6 3 (12.50%) Big Data
7 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
7 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
7 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
8 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 3 (12.50%) JIRA
1 3 (12.50%) Selenium
2 2 (8.33%) Gradle
2 2 (8.33%) Maven
2 2 (8.33%) Subversion
3 1 (4.17%) Artifactory
3 1 (4.17%) Bower
3 1 (4.17%) DBeaver
3 1 (4.17%) Hudson
3 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.17%) webpack
General
1 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Data Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Java Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Data Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Angular Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Data Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Data Scientist
6 2 (8.33%) GIS Developer
6 2 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Test Data Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Full Stack Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) PostGIS
2 5 (20.83%) AngularJS
3 4 (16.67%) Spring
4 3 (12.50%) CSS
4 3 (12.50%) HTML
4 3 (12.50%) OpenLayers
5 2 (8.33%) Angular 2
5 2 (8.33%) Spring Boot
5 2 (8.33%) WebGL
6 1 (4.17%) Aurelia
6 1 (4.17%) Flask
6 1 (4.17%) Java EE
6 1 (4.17%) jQuery
6 1 (4.17%) Node.js
6 1 (4.17%) React
6 1 (4.17%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Data Structures
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) Photography
4 1 (4.17%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (29.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) ETL
3 7 (29.17%) BDD
4 6 (25.00%) Data Transformation
4 6 (25.00%) Scrum
4 6 (25.00%) TDD
5 5 (20.83%) Data Management
5 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
5 5 (20.83%) Visualisation
6 4 (16.67%) Business Transformation
6 4 (16.67%) Data Strategy
6 4 (16.67%) OO
6 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (12.50%) Data Analytics
7 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 3 (12.50%) Microservices
7 3 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 3 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) Python
2 10 (41.67%) Java
3 8 (33.33%) SQL
4 6 (25.00%) Bash Shell
5 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 3 (12.50%) C++
6 3 (12.50%) Perl
7 2 (8.33%) ES6
7 2 (8.33%) TypeScript
8 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
8 1 (4.17%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Postgraduate
2 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) BS7666
3 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (33.33%) Docker
2 3 (12.50%) GeoWebCache
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Mapbox
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) ESRI
2 1 (4.17%) VMware