The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 141 141 115
Rank change year-on-year
0 -26
Contract jobs citing MCDST 4 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.13% 0.23% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 1.27% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Average daily rate
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£155 £103 £90
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.21% +13.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £130 £90
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.92
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -2.63%
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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 of England region.

Qualifications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
546 552 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.76% 18.13% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 285 208
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 35 41
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £13.55 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.38 £37.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -9.52%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

MCDST
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the East of England region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -6 2 £155 +34.78% 2
Essex -14 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 - -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 5 (71.43%) MCSE
3 5 (71.43%) ITIL
4 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
4 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
5 3 (42.86%) McAfee
5 3 (42.86%) Sophos
5 3 (42.86%) Asset Management
5 3 (42.86%) Time Management
5 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 3 (42.86%) Panasonic
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco
5 3 (42.86%) Dell
6 2 (28.57%) MCP
6 2 (28.57%) LAN
6 2 (28.57%) WAN
6 2 (28.57%) SCCM
7 1 (14.29%) Lync
7 1 (14.29%) Office 365
7 1 (14.29%) Workflow
7 1 (14.29%) MSI
7 1 (14.29%) assyst
7 1 (14.29%) Degree
7 1 (14.29%) JIRA
7 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
7 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
7 1 (14.29%) Citrix

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MSI
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Desktop Support
2 3 (42.86%) Project Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) ICT Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Asset Management
2 3 (42.86%) Time Management
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) MCSE
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) MCP
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Dell
2 3 (42.86%) McAfee
2 3 (42.86%) Sophos
2 3 (42.86%) Panasonic
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Remedy