The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 55 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing MCDST 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.43% 0.24% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.74% 1.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£155 £115 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £118 £130 £90
% change year-on-year
-9.61% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +5.00%
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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 Cambridge region.

Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
73 72 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.70% 17.43% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 40 28
Average daily rate £330 £356 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.36% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £120 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 9
Average hourly rate £48.50 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.95% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £16.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £44.00 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.58% -9.30%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

MCDST
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) MSI
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Desktop Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft