Dundee

Dundee is Scotland's fourth largest city and the 51st most populous built-up area in the United Kingdom. At the 2011 census, Dundee had a population density of 8,541.8/sq mi (3,298.0/km2), the second highest of any Scottish city. The mid-year population estimate for 2014 is 148,260. It lies within the eastern central Lowlands on the north bank of the Firth of Tay, which feeds into the North Sea. Under the name of Dundee City, it forms one of the 32 council areas used for local government in Scotland.

The city developed into a burgh in medieval times, and expanded rapidly in the 19th century largely due to the jute industry. This, along with its other major industries gave Dundee its epithet as city of "jute, jam and journalism". Dundee's recorded population reached a peak of 182,204 at the 1971 census.

In 2014 Dundee was recognised by the United Nations as the UK's first UNESCO City of Design for its diverse contributions to fields including medical research, comics and video games

Looking at the Tech Nation 2017 Digital tech economy map, it looks like Scotland stops at Dundee: there's so much more in Scotland.

Company Connecting has researched the majority of IT companies registered in Scotland. We have maps for Scotland, by Council and by city as well as infographics on skills and company size. Glasgow and Edinburgh are by far the largest centres of IT with 518 and 516 IT companies respectively. Next up is Aberdeen with 195 IT companies, and Dundee is in fourth place with 75 companies.  Over the past year we have published infographics on all of the areas in Scotland. There are significant differences in the ski

Scottish IT Companies: The 2017 Infographic Series

Company Connecting spent a  time researching, curating and tagging the 2,400 Scottish IT Companies in it’s directory, and it is Scottish companies which are the focus of this latest infographic.

Company Connecting is the authority on Scottish IT SMEs. We start 2017 by releasing a new infographic settign the digital scene for Scotland

Company Connecting Graph of Scottish IT Companies by sector

Our infographic summarises the size, skills, sectors and focal areas for IT companies in Dundee City and Angus. The majority of the companies are in Dundee, but there are a few in Montrose and Forfar too.

There is a very strong focus on Games in the area. Oil & Gas comes second. For the first time we see Comics appearing -  reflecting Dundee's heritage with the Beano and Dundee as well as journalism.

Dundee Dragon

Games comes top. Which area of Scotland is the subject of this weeks infographic?

The Dundee area is this week's Company Connecting infographic on IT companies. There are 95 companies working in IT of which 74% have less than 20 employees. It's no surprise that Games is the top sector. The Oil & Gas sector comes next reflecting Dundee's proximity to Aberdeen. Once again...

Please try out our interactive map of IT Games companies in Scotland.  We will udpate as we bring on more companies in other regions of the UK. There are companies throughout Scotland from Moray in the North East to Dumfries in the borders, and of course the games hubs of Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh in between.

 

 

 

Map of the IT Games Industry in Scotland