The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 24 July 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 40 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCDST 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.34% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.49% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £130 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £118 £130
% change year-on-year
+10.63% -9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £15.67 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-20.22% +1.09%
MCDST
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Qualifications Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
67 47 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 23.10% 16.04% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 29 31
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £268 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £20.83 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing MCDST as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in Kent

MCDST
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCDST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 1 (100.00%) Sybase
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) ODBC
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Intranet
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) AS400
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Intranet
1 1 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) AS400
1 1 (100.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Sybase