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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 3 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dundee 15.38% 30.00% 5.26%
As % of the Vendors category 66.67% 64.29% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£318 £176 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.14% -25.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.03% -3.33%
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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
3 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dundee 23.08% 46.67% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Average daily rate £318 £300 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% +26.31%
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 £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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
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

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Top 20 Related IT Skills in Dundee

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Windows

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dundee by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 1 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Support
1 1 (33.33%) Support Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center