Period
to 18 March 2019

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 6 months to 18 March 2019 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
6 months to
18 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 8 6
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 23 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dundee 45.10% 22.22% 15.00%
As % of the Vendors category 71.88% 50.00% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 3
Dundee median daily rate £325 £313 £110
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +184.09% -56.00%
10th Percentile £133 £245 £104
90th Percentile £352 £388 £307
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Dundee median hourly rate - - £11.32
Scotland median hourly rate £15.43 £15.68 £16.18
% change year-on-year -1.59% -3.09% -4.82%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Dundee.

All Vendors
Dundee
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 32 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dundee 62.75% 44.44% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 10
Dundee median daily rate £315 £313 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.80% -9.09% +145.54%
10th Percentile £135 £213 £109
90th Percentile £344 £388 £413
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Dundee median hourly rate - - £11.32
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -44.53%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Dundee

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dundee.

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 6 months to 18 March 2019.

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 18 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Dundee region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) JIRA
3 11 (47.83%) Windows
4 10 (43.48%) C#
4 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
5 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
5 8 (34.78%) .NET
5 8 (34.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (34.78%) Puppet
5 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
5 8 (34.78%) Docker
6 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (30.43%) HTML
7 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
7 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
7 5 (21.74%) Windows 10
8 4 (17.39%) SDLC
8 4 (17.39%) ServiceNow
8 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (17.39%) Office 365
8 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
8 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (17.39%) SCCM
8 4 (17.39%) ITIL
8 4 (17.39%) Linux
8 4 (17.39%) SLA
9 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
9 3 (13.04%) DevOps
10 2 (8.70%) EMC VNX
10 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing

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 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (17.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) IP Telephony
1 2 (8.70%) LAN
1 2 (8.70%) VoIP
1 2 (8.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) JIRA
2 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
2 8 (34.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
4 2 (8.70%) JMeter
4 2 (8.70%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) IT Support
3 4 (17.39%) .NET Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Software Developer
4 3 (13.04%) IT Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (8.70%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.70%) Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) IT Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) .NET
2 7 (30.43%) HTML
3 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
4 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
4 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Windows 10
3 4 (17.39%) Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (17.39%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) SDLC
3 3 (13.04%) DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
4 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.35%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (4.35%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.70%) C
3 2 (8.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Docker
2 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) Puppet
2 4 (17.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) ServiceNow
2 2 (8.70%) EMC
2 2 (8.70%) VMware