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 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 256 239 219
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -20
Contract jobs citing MCDST 7 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.071% 0.058% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.24% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£120 £150 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £125 £135 £100
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.42 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+24.42% -6.66%
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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
2865 2078 1803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.97% 24.23% 21.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1428 1047 777
Average daily rate £375 £370 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £486 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 92 167
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -32.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 December 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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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
Hampshire - 4 £120 - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (73.33%) MS Office
3 11 (73.33%) Windows
4 10 (66.67%) MCSE
5 8 (53.33%) MCP
5 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
6 7 (46.67%) MCSA
7 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
8 5 (33.33%) LAN
8 5 (33.33%) WAN
9 4 (26.67%) ITIL
9 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
9 4 (26.67%) Citrix
10 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
10 3 (20.00%) WLAN
10 3 (20.00%) EPoS
10 3 (20.00%) Firewall
10 3 (20.00%) MCTS
11 2 (13.33%) MCITP
12 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
12 1 (6.67%) Sybase
12 1 (6.67%) ODBC
12 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
12 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
12 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
12 1 (6.67%) ADSL
12 1 (6.67%) Broadband
12 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
12 1 (6.67%) VPN

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Lync
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (73.33%) MS Office
2 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) LAN
1 5 (33.33%) WAN
2 3 (20.00%) WLAN
2 3 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
3 1 (6.67%) ADSL
3 1 (6.67%) Broadband
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) Intranet
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Desktop Support
2 4 (26.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Field Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Field Service Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Operations Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) EPoS
2 1 (6.67%) AS400
2 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
3 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (66.67%) MCSE
3 8 (53.33%) MCP
4 7 (46.67%) MCSA
5 3 (20.00%) MCTS
6 2 (13.33%) MCITP
7 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
7 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Symantec
3 1 (6.67%) Remedy
3 1 (6.67%) McAfee
3 1 (6.67%) Sophos
3 1 (6.67%) Wyse
3 1 (6.67%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Panasonic
3 1 (6.67%) Dell
3 1 (6.67%) Sybase
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco