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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - 51 55
Contract jobs citing MCDST 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - 0.22% 0.98%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.94% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate - - £120
UK excluding London average daily rate £125 £130 £120
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £24.00 £12.69
% change year-on-year
-35.41% +89.12%
MCDST
East of England

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
84 106 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.37% 23.61% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 53 52
Average daily rate £375 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £245 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £423 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 7
Average hourly rate £46.00 £42.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £28.25 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £50.02 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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