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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 90 79 64
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -15
Contract jobs citing MCDST 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.17% 0.095% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.26% 0.72% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £160 £135
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.92 £13.25 £18.40
% change year-on-year
+20.15% -27.98%
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
159 138 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.51% 13.14% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 80 53
Average daily rate £370 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 20 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) MS Office
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (75.00%) MCP
2 3 (75.00%) Extranet
2 3 (75.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (75.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (75.00%) Law
2 3 (75.00%) Legal
2 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) MOS
4 1 (25.00%) Document Management
4 1 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Extranet
General
1 3 (75.00%) Law
1 3 (75.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Document Management
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCP
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (25.00%) MOS
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft