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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 236 257 237
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -20
Contract jobs citing MCDST 10 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.063% 0.070%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.23% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £120 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £125 £130 £120
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £10.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £24.00 £12.69
% change year-on-year
-35.41% +89.12%
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
2360 2619 2169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.56% 27.45% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1426 1279 1035
Average daily rate £400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 107 115
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.84% +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.50 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 12 February 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 - 10 - -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (93.33%) MCSE
2 14 (93.33%) MCITP
3 13 (86.67%) MS Office
3 13 (86.67%) Windows
3 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
4 12 (80.00%) Skype
5 10 (66.67%) German Language
6 9 (60.00%) MS Excel
6 9 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (46.67%) French Language
8 5 (33.33%) Office 365
9 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (20.00%) Dutch Language
11 2 (13.33%) A+ Certification
11 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
11 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
12 1 (6.67%) Xbox
12 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
12 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
12 1 (6.67%) Firewall
12 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
12 1 (6.67%) Migration

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (86.67%) MS Office
2 9 (60.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) Skype
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
General
1 10 (66.67%) German Language
2 7 (46.67%) French Language
3 3 (20.00%) Dutch Language
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Technical Support
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Products Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Product Support
5 1 (6.67%) Field Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Field Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (93.33%) MCITP
2 14 (93.33%) MCSE
3 2 (13.33%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
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