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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 75 - 78
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCDST 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.20% - 0.100%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% - 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£138 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £130 £113
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -7.95%
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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
290 277 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.88% 32.10% 30.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 138 134
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £278 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 13
Average hourly rate £30.90 £17.07 £18.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.01% -7.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.03 £59.00 £30.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 14 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) Skype
3 1 (33.33%) Dutch Language
3 1 (33.33%) French Language
3 1 (33.33%) German Language
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) MS Office
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Skype
General
1 1 (33.33%) Dutch Language
1 1 (33.33%) French Language
1 1 (33.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Support
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Escalation Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft