The first table below looks at the demand for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 1 August 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 West Midlands 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - 106 105
Contract jobs citing MCDST 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.050% 0.045%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.32% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £90 £160
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -43.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.92 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +6.13%
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
422 310 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.14% 15.59% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 157 174
Average daily rate £330 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £175 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 19
Average hourly rate £21.50 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.57% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.80 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £34.45 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
MCDST
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MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCDST across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCDST across the West Midlands region.

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCDST across the West Midlands region.

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands