The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 Scotland 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 131 107 103
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -4
Contract jobs citing MCDST 2 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.073% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 1.40% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £90 £160
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -43.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.92 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.34% +6.13%
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
604 357 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.97% 14.48% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 186 133
Average daily rate £347 £355 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +14.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £260 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 35
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -10.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.43 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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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 26 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (50.00%) Service Transition Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft