The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South East region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 223 228 231
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing MCDST 19 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.024% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.79% 0.095% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 9
Average daily rate
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£130 - £160
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £90 £160
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -43.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.92 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +6.13%
Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2413 2098 2179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.28% 24.88% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1183 1077 965
Average daily rate £360 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 115 145
Average hourly rate £17.07 £20.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.73% -24.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.33 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%
MCDST
England

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 24 July 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 - 8 £130 -
West Sussex - 5 - -
Surrey -7 3 - - 1
Berkshire +3 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (68.57%) MCSE
3 23 (65.71%) Windows
3 23 (65.71%) Microsoft
3 23 (65.71%) Active Directory
4 21 (60.00%) MCP
5 15 (42.86%) MS Office
5 15 (42.86%) MCITP
6 12 (34.29%) MCSA
7 11 (31.43%) ITIL
7 11 (31.43%) Firewall
8 9 (25.71%) MS Exchange
8 9 (25.71%) Windows 7
9 8 (22.86%) Windows XP
10 7 (20.00%) SLA
10 7 (20.00%) Service Management
11 6 (17.14%) MCTS
11 6 (17.14%) ITIL V3
11 6 (17.14%) Service Desk Management
12 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (11.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (11.43%) Symantec
13 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
13 4 (11.43%) Network Security
13 4 (11.43%) Performance Management
13 4 (11.43%) Windows Vista
13 4 (11.43%) Windows 8
13 4 (11.43%) Kaseya
14 3 (8.57%) SCCM

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (25.71%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (42.86%) MS Office
2 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) Firewall
2 4 (11.43%) Network Security
3 3 (8.57%) LAN
3 3 (8.57%) WAN
4 2 (5.71%) WLAN
5 1 (2.86%) VPN
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Support Engineer
2 10 (28.57%) Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Applications Support
3 7 (20.00%) Support Manager
3 7 (20.00%) Applications Support Manager
3 7 (20.00%) Applications Manager
4 5 (14.29%) Support Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Desktop Support
6 3 (8.57%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) IT Operations Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Service Desk Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Service Manager
7 2 (5.71%) IT Support
8 1 (2.86%) Service Support Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Field Service Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Help Desk Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Video Conferencing
1 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) EPoS
3 1 (2.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (65.71%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) Windows 7
3 8 (22.86%) Windows XP
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (11.43%) Windows Vista
5 4 (11.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) ITIL
2 7 (20.00%) Service Management
3 6 (17.14%) ITIL V3
3 6 (17.14%) Service Desk Management
4 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
4 4 (11.43%) Performance Management
5 3 (8.57%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.57%) ITSM
6 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.86%) Performance Improvement
7 1 (2.86%) Test Automation
7 1 (2.86%) Refactoring
7 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.86%) TDD
7 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.86%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (68.57%) MCSE
3 21 (60.00%) MCP
4 15 (42.86%) MCITP
5 12 (34.29%) MCSA
6 6 (17.14%) MCTS
7 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.86%) Degree
8 1 (2.86%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (65.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (8.57%) SCCM
2 3 (8.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.86%) OVSD
3 1 (2.86%) OpenView
Vendors
1 23 (65.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) Symantec
2 4 (11.43%) Kaseya
3 3 (8.57%) Citrix
3 3 (8.57%) Apple
4 2 (5.71%) HP
5 1 (2.86%) VMware
5 1 (2.86%) McAfee