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Our easy to understand benchmark reports can show you why Scotland could be the place for you


When looking at locations to set up new operations for your business, the choices can be confusing and the amount of data you have to wade through can be significant.

Using the Financial Times ‘FDI Benchmark’ tool, our simple and easy to understand report provide internationally benchmarked qualitative and cost information in comparison with other competitor locations from around the world for software development.

Why Scotland?

The report highlights several reasons why Scotland could be the perfect base for a software development centre.

  • Out of six selected locations, the Scottish Central Belt ranked first for both quality and cost, placing above places such as Amsterdam, Vienna, and Frankfurt
  • The Scottish Central Belt was found to be the cheapest of the regions to set up, with the lowest total labour costs at GPB 3.90m per annum

As well as this, setting up in Scotland means you won't be alone, as the Scottish Central Belt was also ranked first for its industry cluster, particularly for: 

  • the size of its industry
  • research and development capabilities
  • proximity to consumers.

Find out more

For more detailed information about Scotland's strengths when it comes to software development, please download our full report.

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