The first table below looks at the demand for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 23 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 Birmingham 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - 57 -
Contract jobs citing MCDST 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.17% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.95% -
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 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.92 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +6.13%
Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
164 105 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.67% 17.33% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 52 58
Average daily rate £350 £393 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.94% +45.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £229 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -32.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
MCDST
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MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham