The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 139 - 107
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCDST 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.10% - 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.74% - 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£113 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £463 £125
% change year-on-year
-61.08% +270.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.13 £12.77
% change year-on-year
+16.81% +10.61%
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 Yorkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
404 312 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.91% 12.29% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 189 144
Average daily rate £340 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £241 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 19
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.21 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.40 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

MCDST
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 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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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
West Yorkshire - 3 £113 - 2
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 5 (100.00%) MS Office
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (80.00%) MCP
3 3 (60.00%) Extranet
3 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (60.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (60.00%) Law
3 3 (60.00%) Legal
3 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) Service Management
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (20.00%) Internet
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (20.00%) Citrix
5 1 (20.00%) Change Management
5 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (20.00%) MOS
5 1 (20.00%) Document Management

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 3 (60.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Extranet
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
General
1 3 (60.00%) Law
1 3 (60.00%) Legal
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (40.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Document Management
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MCP
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (20.00%) MOS
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
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