The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dundee with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 26 June 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.

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

Microsoft
Scotland / Dundee
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 8 8
Rank change year-on-year +7 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dundee 50.00% 20.83% 18.75%
As % of the Vendors category 71.43% 71.43% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Median daily rate £110 £168 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.32% -37.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £11.30 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Dundee.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Dundee
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 7 7 16
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dundee 70.00% 29.17% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 5
Median daily rate £120 £110 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -56.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £88 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £202 £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £12.40 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Dundee

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dundee citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Dundee

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dundee

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Dundee

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Dundee

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Dundee over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Dundee

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dundee

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Dundee

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Dundee region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 8
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 4 (36.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 3 (27.27%) SLA
4 3 (27.27%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (27.27%) VoIP
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) VMware
5 1 (9.09%) Clustering
5 1 (9.09%) VLE
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
5 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 1 (9.09%) Web Services
5 1 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
5 1 (9.09%) IIS
5 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dundee 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 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 3 (27.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) IT Technician
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Migration Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 8
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
3 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
1 1 (9.09%) Migration
1 1 (9.09%) Project Management
1 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) VMware