Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 89 178
Rank change year-on-year -56 +89 -18
Contract jobs citing GIS 22 133 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.52% 2.42% 0.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.61% 11.03% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 40 6
Scotland median daily rate £375 £450 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +18.81% +13.06%
10th Percentile £228 £324 £213
90th Percentile £446 £525 £450
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
Scotland median hourly rate £11.30 £10.00 £9.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.00% +6.72% -
UK median hourly rate £9.50 £13.50 £15.35
% change year-on-year -29.63% -12.02% -9.74%

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 843 1206 1280
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 20.00% 21.94% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 689 687
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £274 £263 £260
90th Percentile £500 £500 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 6
Scotland median hourly rate £43.39 £36.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.53% +6.67% +92.86%
10th Percentile £11.30 £9.37 £20.31
90th Percentile £195.00 £43.08 £58.13
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £29.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +19.52% -13.42%

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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 25 July 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 6 months to 25 July 2017. 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 -59 19 £375 -21.05% 1
Dundee +5 3 - -
GIS
UK

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 7 (31.82%) Oracle
1 7 (31.82%) Java
2 5 (22.73%) ESRI
2 5 (22.73%) AngularJS
3 4 (18.18%) BDD
3 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) Data Management
3 4 (18.18%) Python
4 3 (13.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (13.64%) Database Security
4 3 (13.64%) Coaching
4 3 (13.64%) React
4 3 (13.64%) Spatial Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) SQL
4 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
4 3 (13.64%) TDD
4 3 (13.64%) ArcGIS
4 3 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (13.64%) Informix
4 3 (13.64%) MongoDB
4 3 (13.64%) PostGIS
4 3 (13.64%) Kanban
4 3 (13.64%) Remote Sensing
4 3 (13.64%) Database Tuning
4 3 (13.64%) Spring
4 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Selenium
5 2 (9.09%) Git (software)

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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 3 (13.64%) ArcGIS
2 2 (9.09%) GeoServer
2 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Boomi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Informix
1 3 (13.64%) MongoDB
1 3 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) MS Access
2 2 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 2 (9.09%) Spatial Data
3 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.55%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.55%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 2 (9.09%) Selenium
1 2 (9.09%) Subversion
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Maven
General
1 1 (4.55%) Legal
1 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
1 6 (27.27%) Developer
1 6 (27.27%) Java Developer
2 4 (18.18%) GIS Specialist
3 3 (13.64%) Angular Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Data Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Database Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Excel Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) GIS Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) GIS Data Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Senior JavaScript Developer
4 2 (9.09%) UAT Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Technology Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) AngularJS
2 3 (13.64%) PostGIS
2 3 (13.64%) React
2 3 (13.64%) Spring
3 2 (9.09%) Aurelia
3 2 (9.09%) Spring Boot
4 1 (4.55%) JPA
4 1 (4.55%) Node.js
4 1 (4.55%) OpenLayers
4 1 (4.55%) RxJS
4 1 (4.55%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (4.55%) Freedom of Information Act
1 1 (4.55%) Photography
1 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Unix
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (18.18%) BDD
1 4 (18.18%) Data Management
2 3 (13.64%) Coaching
2 3 (13.64%) Database Security
2 3 (13.64%) Database Tuning
2 3 (13.64%) Kanban
2 3 (13.64%) Remote Sensing
2 3 (13.64%) Spatial Analysis
2 3 (13.64%) TDD
2 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Aerial Photography
4 1 (4.55%) CRM
4 1 (4.55%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (4.55%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (4.55%) Image Processing
4 1 (4.55%) Scrum
4 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) Python
3 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) GeoWebCache
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Oracle
2 5 (22.73%) ESRI
3 1 (4.55%) Dell