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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 263 257 235
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -22
Contract jobs citing MCDST 18 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.030% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 0.12% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 10
Average daily rate £280 - £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £106 £476
% change year-on-year
+116.47% -77.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £15.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%
MCDST
England

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
2679 2598 2499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.81% 26.09% 26.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1663 1399 1252
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 122 121
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £14.00 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.90 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Berkshire - 9 - -
Surrey - 7 - - 1
West Sussex -15 2 £280 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 25 (100.00%) Windows
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (96.00%) MCSE
3 22 (88.00%) MS Office
4 16 (64.00%) MCITP
4 16 (64.00%) Skype
5 13 (52.00%) German Language
6 12 (48.00%) Office 365
6 12 (48.00%) MS Excel
7 10 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (32.00%) MCP
8 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
8 8 (32.00%) SCCM
9 7 (28.00%) French Language
9 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
9 7 (28.00%) DHCP
9 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
9 7 (28.00%) DNS
10 6 (24.00%) Citrix
10 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
10 6 (24.00%) LAN
10 6 (24.00%) WAN
10 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (24.00%) XenApp
11 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (12.00%) MCSA
13 2 (8.00%) ITIL
13 2 (8.00%) VBScript
13 2 (8.00%) VB

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (88.00%) MS Office
2 12 (48.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (48.00%) Office 365
2 2 (8.00%) IaaS
2 2 (8.00%) PaaS
2 2 (8.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (64.00%) Skype
2 7 (28.00%) DHCP
2 7 (28.00%) DNS
2 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (24.00%) LAN
3 6 (24.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) AdminStudio
1 2 (8.00%) InstallShield
1 2 (8.00%) MSI
General
1 13 (52.00%) German Language
2 7 (28.00%) French Language
3 1 (4.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Analyst
1 6 (24.00%) Desktop Analyst
1 6 (24.00%) Desktop Support
1 6 (24.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
1 6 (24.00%) Support Analyst
1 6 (24.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Technical Support
2 5 (20.00%) Technical Support Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Products Support Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Technical Product Support
4 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Citrix Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Citrix Support
4 3 (12.00%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Exchange Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (8.00%) VB
1 2 (8.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (96.00%) MCSE
3 16 (64.00%) MCITP
4 8 (32.00%) MCP
5 3 (12.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (24.00%) XenApp
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Citrix
3 2 (8.00%) VMware
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