The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 54 36 41
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +5
Contract jobs citing MCDST 4 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.82% 2.63% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.12% 10.00% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Average daily rate
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- £90 £99
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £113 £131
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
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 Essex region.

Qualifications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
97 130 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 19.92% 26.26% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 49 51
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £140 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £555 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 22
Average hourly rate £33.73 £14.00 £34.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.89% -59.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £9.23 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £21.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in Essex

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

MCDST
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 9 (100.00%) ITIL
1 9 (100.00%) McAfee
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
3 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
4 5 (55.56%) OpenView
4 5 (55.56%) HP
4 5 (55.56%) MCP
4 5 (55.56%) SLA
4 5 (55.56%) OVSD
5 4 (44.44%) Asset Management
5 4 (44.44%) Panasonic
5 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
5 4 (44.44%) Time Management
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 4 (44.44%) Windows
5 4 (44.44%) MCSE
5 4 (44.44%) Dell
5 4 (44.44%) Sophos
6 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 2 (22.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (11.11%) NHS
8 1 (11.11%) Local Government
8 1 (11.11%) SCCM
8 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (11.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Service Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Service Desk Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Project Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Asset Management
2 4 (44.44%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
3 5 (55.56%) MCP
4 4 (44.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) OpenView
1 5 (55.56%) OVSD
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) McAfee
2 5 (55.56%) HP
3 4 (44.44%) Panasonic
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Dell
3 4 (44.44%) Sophos