The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 229 229 237
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing MCDST 13 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.034% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.14% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 10
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£130 - £160
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 - £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £218 - £235
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £113 £125
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.84 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-7.95% +22.47%
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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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2308 2121 2368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.23% 23.97% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1191 1091 1064
Average daily rate £365 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 116 157
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.55 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.42% -32.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.93 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in the South East

MCDST
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCDST across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

MCDST Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

MCDST
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire - 6 £130 - 1
Surrey - 3 £350 - 1
West Sussex - 3 - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (89.29%) MCSE
3 23 (82.14%) Active Directory
4 20 (71.43%) MCP
5 17 (60.71%) Windows
6 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
7 15 (53.57%) MCITP
7 15 (53.57%) MS Office
8 11 (39.29%) MCSA
8 11 (39.29%) Firewall
9 9 (32.14%) MS Exchange
9 9 (32.14%) Windows 7
10 8 (28.57%) Windows XP
11 5 (17.86%) ITIL
11 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (17.86%) MCTS
11 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (14.29%) Windows Vista
12 4 (14.29%) SCCM
12 4 (14.29%) Network Security
12 4 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
12 4 (14.29%) Kaseya
12 4 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (14.29%) Symantec
13 3 (10.71%) ITSM
13 3 (10.71%) Incident Management
13 3 (10.71%) Service Management
13 3 (10.71%) Apple
13 3 (10.71%) Norton AntiVirus

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 9 (32.14%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (53.57%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) Firewall
2 4 (14.29%) Network Security
3 3 (10.71%) LAN
3 3 (10.71%) WAN
4 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
4 1 (3.57%) Intranet
4 1 (3.57%) Internet
4 1 (3.57%) WLAN
4 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Support Engineer
2 10 (35.71%) Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Support Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Desktop Support
5 3 (10.71%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) IT Operations Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) IT Support
6 2 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Systems Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Field Service Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Systems Support
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (10.71%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.57%) AS400
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.57%) EPoS
3 1 (3.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (60.71%) Windows
2 9 (32.14%) Windows 7
3 8 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.57%) Android
6 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) ITIL
2 3 (10.71%) Service Management
2 3 (10.71%) ITSM
2 3 (10.71%) Incident Management
2 3 (10.71%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.57%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (89.29%) MCSE
3 20 (71.43%) MCP
4 15 (53.57%) MCITP
5 11 (39.29%) MCSA
6 5 (17.86%) MCTS
7 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
7 1 (3.57%) Degree
7 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (82.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 4 (14.29%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.57%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.57%) OVSD
3 1 (3.57%) OpenView
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Symantec
2 4 (14.29%) Kaseya
3 3 (10.71%) Apple
4 2 (7.14%) HP
4 2 (7.14%) Citrix
5 1 (3.57%) Sybase
5 1 (3.57%) McAfee
5 1 (3.57%) VMware
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