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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank - 5 9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dundee - 5.88% 17.24%
As % of the Vendors category - 14.29% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate - - £125
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Microsoft
Scotland

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
0 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dundee - 41.18% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 4
Average daily rate - £325 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +160.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dundee

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) EMC
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VBA
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) MCSA
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dundee by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Data Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) IT Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Server Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Customer Insight
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) VMware