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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 74 - 73
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCDST 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.44% - 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.35% - 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £209 £106 £130
% change year-on-year
+96.47% -18.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.84 £15.38
% change year-on-year
- +9.52%
MCDST
Berkshire

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
297 276 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 32.85% 30.73% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 135 145
Median daily rate £400 £355 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £254 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 4
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +45.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing MCDST as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 12 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 Reading region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 11 (100.00%) MS Office
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) MCSE
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (100.00%) MCITP
1 11 (100.00%) Skype
2 10 (90.91%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (90.91%) MS Excel
3 9 (81.82%) German Language
4 5 (45.45%) French Language
5 1 (9.09%) Office 365

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 11 (100.00%) MS Office
2 10 (90.91%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) Skype
General
1 9 (81.82%) German Language
2 5 (45.45%) French Language
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) MCITP
1 11 (100.00%) MCSE
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft