The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - 126 129
Contract jobs citing MCDST 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire - 0.12% 0.040%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.48% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £126 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £120 £130
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -1.69%
MCDST
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
628 621 718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.73% 24.21% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 313 306
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £260 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 35 11
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £24.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.91% +26.31%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

MCDST
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 9 (100.00%) MS Office
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) MCSE
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) MCITP
1 9 (100.00%) German Language
1 9 (100.00%) Skype
2 5 (55.56%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
3 4 (44.44%) Office 365
4 3 (33.33%) French Language
5 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (11.11%) SharePoint

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (100.00%) MS Office
2 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) Skype
General
1 9 (100.00%) German Language
2 3 (33.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Products Support Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Technical Product Support
1 3 (33.33%) Technical Support
1 3 (33.33%) Technical Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) MCITP
1 9 (100.00%) MCSE
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft