The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Dundee region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 2 12
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dundee 21.43% 33.33% 10.81%
As % of the Vendors category 75.00% 62.50% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £178
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +83.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £325 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £325 £236
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Dundee region.

Vendors Category
Dundee
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
12 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dundee 28.57% 53.33% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
Average daily rate £300 £400 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +220.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £363 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £163
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Dundee

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Dundee region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Dundee

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Dundee

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Dundee region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Dundee

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Dundee

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Dundee region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Dundee

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Dundee

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Dundee region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Dundee

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dundee

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dundee region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) Java
3 6 (46.15%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
4 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 5 (38.46%) Migration
5 4 (30.77%) VMware
5 4 (30.77%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
5 4 (30.77%) Struts
6 3 (23.08%) Web Services
6 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco
6 3 (23.08%) MCSE
6 3 (23.08%) EMC
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (23.08%) Java EE
6 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (23.08%) GWT
6 3 (23.08%) Data Migration
7 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
7 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 2 (15.38%) Opsware
7 2 (15.38%) Open Source
7 2 (15.38%) Puppet
7 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dundee by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dundee region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (15.38%) Drupal
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (15.38%) Apache
3 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
1 2 (15.38%) Hudson
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
1 2 (15.38%) Trac
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
2 2 (15.38%) AWS Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Database Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
3 1 (7.69%) SQL DBA
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Security Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Database Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Information Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Struts
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
2 3 (23.08%) Java EE
2 3 (23.08%) GWT
3 1 (7.69%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Statistics
1 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
1 2 (15.38%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.69%) Data Integration
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (23.08%) Data Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
3 2 (15.38%) Open Source
3 2 (15.38%) Information Governance
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Workflow
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.69%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) MCSE
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) MCSA
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
2 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Nagios
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
1 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) VMware
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) EMC
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) Remedy
3 2 (15.38%) Opsware
4 1 (7.69%) Charles River
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