The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Technician role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Technician
Rank - 110 108
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.12% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.13% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £188 £113
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -4.41%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2620 2289 2533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.97% 93.28% 93.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1356 1123 1180
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 89 118
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £9.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £32.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Desktop Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Technician in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Technician Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Desktop Technician
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Desktop Technician Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Desktop Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Desktop Technician Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Desktop Technician
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Aberdeen - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Desktop Technician
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Desktop Technician
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Desktop Technician in their job title 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 with Desktop Technician in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Lotus
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) IBM Notes
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Desktop Technician in their job title 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 with Desktop Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) IBM Notes
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Lotus