The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - 76 91
Contract jobs citing MCDST 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - 0.10% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.32% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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- - £235
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £113 £131
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-16.86% +29.53%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
265 312 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.60% 31.20% 25.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 137 107
Average daily rate £400 £400 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 1
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.78 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% -36.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in Reading

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

MCDST
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Support
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) VMware