The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - 90 78
Contract jobs citing MCDST 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds - 0.087% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.56% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £130 -
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
West Yorkshire

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

Qualifications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
266 178 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 17.95% 15.57% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 137 88
Average daily rate £411 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £230 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +5.88%
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 Leeds

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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%) MS Office
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) ITIL
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 7 (77.78%) Service Management
3 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
4 6 (66.67%) MOS
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) MCP
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
6 1 (11.11%) LAN
6 1 (11.11%) WAN
6 1 (11.11%) DHCP
6 1 (11.11%) Web Services
6 1 (11.11%) DNS
6 1 (11.11%) SLA
6 1 (11.11%) MCSE
6 1 (11.11%) C
6 1 (11.11%) Citrix
6 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
6 1 (11.11%) Back Office
6 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification
6 1 (11.11%) Intranet
6 1 (11.11%) Internet
6 1 (11.11%) Remedy

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (100.00%) MS Office
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) Intranet
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
General
1 1 (11.11%) Back Office
1 1 (11.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Analyst
2 7 (77.78%) Service Analyst
2 7 (77.78%) Service Desk Analyst
2 7 (77.78%) Support Analyst
2 7 (77.78%) Technical Support
3 6 (66.67%) Service Desk Support
3 6 (66.67%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 6 (66.67%) Technical Analyst
3 6 (66.67%) Technical Services Analyst
3 6 (66.67%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Technical Support
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) ITIL
2 7 (77.78%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Coaching
3 1 (11.11%) Data Entry
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Logistics
3 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (66.67%) MOS
3 2 (22.22%) MCP
4 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification
4 1 (11.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) Remedy