Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 - 203
Rank change year-on-year - +203 -17
Contract jobs citing MCDST 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.040% - 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% - 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Scotland median daily rate £90 - £140
UK median daily rate £140 £130 £155
% change year-on-year +7.69% -16.13% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - -10.34% -5.17%

MCDST is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 699 973 989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.05% 22.65% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 603 526
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% - -2.15%
10th Percentile £207 £240 £214
90th Percentile £520 £461 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 34 27
Scotland median hourly rate £28.00 £35.75 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.68% +22.56% +57.68%
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.95 £13.60
90th Percentile £46.50 £43.53 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.94% +6.00% +31.58%

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing MCDST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for MCDST in Scotland

MCDST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCDST in Scotland

MCDST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCDST in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCDST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
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%) PDA
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

MCDST
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Help Desk Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) IT Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (100.00%) PDA
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft