The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 91 - 86
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCDST 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.19% - 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.09% - 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £125
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £113 £138
% change year-on-year
+113.33% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-16.86% +29.53%
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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 East Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
276 245 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 17.46% 14.87% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 120 114
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £160 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £424 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 34
Average hourly rate £14.63 £21.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.35% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £13.50 £13.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £56.16 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

MCDST
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 4 (100.00%) MS Office
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCP
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) MCSA
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (50.00%) MCTS
3 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) QMS
4 1 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) EPoS
4 1 (25.00%) Mercator
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) MCSE

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Field Service Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (25.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) QMS
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCP
3 2 (50.00%) MCSA
3 2 (50.00%) MCTS
3 2 (50.00%) MCITP
4 1 (25.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Mercator
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix