The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - 124 111
Contract jobs citing MCDST 0 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.55% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £113
UK excluding London average daily rate £129 £130 £113
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £11.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -7.95%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
465 546 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.11% 19.79% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 256 183
Average daily rate £348 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 19
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.77 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.16% -21.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £11.25 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £41.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

MCDST
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (100.00%) IIS
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 8

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) IIS
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) ICT Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft