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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 262 233 229
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -4
Contract jobs citing MCDST 5 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.050% 0.15% 0.082%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.59% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 5
Average daily rate
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- £476 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +102.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £195 £463 £135
% change year-on-year
-57.83% +242.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £15.38 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.25 £18.40
% change year-on-year
+24.52% -27.98%
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
2618 2549 2105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.02% 26.18% 24.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1268 1024
Average daily rate £375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 123 130
Average hourly rate £21.55 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.23% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.53 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 17 April 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
Hampshire -11 1 - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) MCSE
3 7 (70.00%) MS Office
4 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (50.00%) ITIL
6 4 (40.00%) MCSA
7 3 (30.00%) LAN
7 3 (30.00%) WAN
7 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (30.00%) Dell
7 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
7 3 (30.00%) Time Management
7 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (30.00%) McAfee
7 3 (30.00%) Sophos
7 3 (30.00%) Cisco
7 3 (30.00%) Panasonic
8 2 (20.00%) MCTS
8 2 (20.00%) Citrix
8 2 (20.00%) EPoS
8 2 (20.00%) WLAN
8 2 (20.00%) MCP
9 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
9 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (10.00%) SLA
9 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (70.00%) MS Office
2 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) LAN
1 3 (30.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) WLAN
3 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 4 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Rollout Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (20.00%) Field Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Hardware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) EPoS
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (30.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (70.00%) MCSE
3 4 (40.00%) MCSA
4 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) MCP
5 2 (20.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Dell
2 3 (30.00%) McAfee
2 3 (30.00%) Sophos
2 3 (30.00%) Panasonic
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix