The first table below looks at the demand for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Lancashire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - 23 33
Contract jobs citing MCDST 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 1.91% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category - 7.41% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £135 £125
% change year-on-year
+242.59% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £18.40 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.13 £18.40 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-23.23% +5.14%
Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
160 54 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 38.10% 25.84% 33.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 25 66
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £480 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 11 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.40 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.28% -19.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £17.90 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £28.50 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCDST
North West

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire