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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 243 224 243
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +19
Contract jobs citing MCDST 7 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.072% 0.093% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.40% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Average daily rate
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£275 £150 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -36.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £150 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £150 £254
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £150 £100
% change year-on-year
+150.00% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.07 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+14.75% +16.66%
MCDST
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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
2670 1985 2164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.47% 23.09% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1389 1041 955
Average daily rate £375 £363 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 99 166
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £13.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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
Surrey - 4 £350 - 2
Hampshire - 1 £200 - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (84.62%) MCSE
3 19 (73.08%) Active Directory
4 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
4 17 (65.38%) MCP
4 17 (65.38%) Windows
5 16 (61.54%) MS Office
6 10 (38.46%) MCSA
6 10 (38.46%) MCITP
6 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
7 8 (30.77%) Firewall
7 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
8 6 (23.08%) Windows XP
9 5 (19.23%) ITIL
9 5 (19.23%) Symantec
10 4 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (15.38%) SCCM
10 4 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (11.54%) Windows Vista
11 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
11 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (11.54%) MCTS
11 3 (11.54%) Mobile Device Management
11 3 (11.54%) Service Management
11 3 (11.54%) ITSM
11 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
11 3 (11.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (11.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (11.54%) LAN

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.85%) Lync
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (61.54%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) Firewall
2 3 (11.54%) LAN
2 3 (11.54%) WAN
3 2 (7.69%) Network Security
4 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.85%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.85%) VPN
4 1 (3.85%) Intranet
4 1 (3.85%) Internet
4 1 (3.85%) 3G
4 1 (3.85%) WLAN
4 1 (3.85%) ADSL
4 1 (3.85%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Support Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Support Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Desktop Support
5 3 (11.54%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) IT Operations Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Field Service Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Field Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) IT Support
7 1 (3.85%) Systems Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (11.54%) EPoS
2 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) AS400
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 6 (23.08%) Windows XP
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Vista
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.85%) Android
6 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) Service Management
2 3 (11.54%) ITSM
2 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
2 3 (11.54%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (84.62%) MCSE
3 17 (65.38%) MCP
4 10 (38.46%) MCSA
4 10 (38.46%) MCITP
5 3 (11.54%) MCTS
6 1 (3.85%) Degree
6 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (73.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) XenApp
3 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
2 3 (11.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (7.69%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.85%) OVSD
4 1 (3.85%) OpenView
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) Symantec
3 3 (11.54%) Citrix
3 3 (11.54%) Apple
4 2 (7.69%) HP
4 2 (7.69%) VMware
4 2 (7.69%) Kaseya
5 1 (3.85%) Sybase
5 1 (3.85%) Remedy
5 1 (3.85%) McAfee
5 1 (3.85%) Wyse
Southampton, Hampshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 15 days ago