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 20 January 2017 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
UK / Scotland
Rank - 133 124
Contract jobs citing MCDST 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.038% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.20% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £140 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £301 £120
% change year-on-year
-70.04% +150.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.12% -13.88%

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
278 495 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.71% 18.98% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 268 231
Median daily rate £338 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £445 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 23
Median hourly rate £42.00 £32.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% +80.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £15.25 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +100.00%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing MCDST as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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