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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 77 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCDST 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.58% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.01% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £106 £476
% change year-on-year
+116.47% -77.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%
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
299 314 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.06% 31.62% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 156 144
Average daily rate £400 £360 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 5
Average hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +45.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 12 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

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