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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 251 226 240
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +14
Contract jobs citing MCDST 3 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.032% 0.16% 0.037%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.58% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
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- £133 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £106 £130 £93
% change year-on-year
-18.26% +40.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £15.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.38 £12.77
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +20.39%
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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
2387 2417 2140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.58% 26.99% 26.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1308 1207 1114
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £494 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 103 125
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% -23.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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
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 22 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
West Sussex -17 2 - -
Hampshire -7 1 - - 1
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) MCSE
3 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 5 (55.56%) MS Office
4 5 (55.56%) ITIL
5 4 (44.44%) Dell
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco
5 4 (44.44%) Panasonic
5 4 (44.44%) Asset Management
5 4 (44.44%) Time Management
5 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 4 (44.44%) McAfee
5 4 (44.44%) Sophos
6 2 (22.22%) EPoS
6 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 2 (22.22%) WAN
6 2 (22.22%) MCSA
6 2 (22.22%) LAN
7 1 (11.11%) WLAN
7 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
7 1 (11.11%) MCP
7 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (11.11%) SLA
7 1 (11.11%) Citrix
7 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (11.11%) MCTS

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (55.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
1 2 (22.22%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) WLAN
2 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Rollout Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Desktop Support
3 2 (22.22%) Field Service Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Field Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) EPoS
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Asset Management
2 4 (44.44%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) MCSE
3 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) MCSA
5 1 (11.11%) MCP
5 1 (11.11%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Dell
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) Panasonic
2 4 (44.44%) McAfee
2 4 (44.44%) Sophos
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix