The first table below looks at the demand for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Glasgow region.

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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 63 77 -
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -
Contract jobs citing MCDST 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.29% 0.11% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.53% 0.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £135 £125
% change year-on-year
+242.59% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £18.40 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-27.98% +5.14%
Qualifications Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
131 137 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 19.01% 15.22% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 86 47
Average daily rate £325 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Average hourly rate £17.86 £10.42 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.48% +9.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
MCDST
Scotland

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCDST across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCDST across the Glasgow region.

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCDST across the Glasgow region.

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

MCDST
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing MCDST 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 MCDST.

1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (60.00%) MCP
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Vista
2 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing MCDST 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 MCDST. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (40.00%) Service Transition Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Service Analyst
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Vista
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) MCP
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft