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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - 124 122
Contract jobs citing MCDST 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire - 0.038% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.15% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £218
UK excluding London average daily rate £106 £463 £95
% change year-on-year
-77.02% +386.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.38 £12.77
% change year-on-year
+8.42% +20.39%
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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 Berkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
632 683 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.78% 25.70% 23.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 279 218
Average daily rate £393 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.53% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 18 17
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.84 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.21% -10.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.69 £13.49 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £28.59 £22.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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