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 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 140 124 117
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -7
Contract jobs citing MCDST 6 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.21% 0.039% 0.088%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.15% 0.23% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £130 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £125 £130 £120
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Yorkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
520 438 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 17.89% 17.08% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 315 173
Average daily rate £388 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £245 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 12
Average hourly rate £21.50 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £11.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £20.55 £17.00
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 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 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
West Yorkshire -8 3 - - 1
North Yorkshire - 3 - -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (93.75%) ITIL
3 14 (87.50%) MS Office
3 14 (87.50%) Windows
4 13 (81.25%) Windows 7
5 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
6 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
7 8 (50.00%) Service Management
8 6 (37.50%) MCP
8 6 (37.50%) MOS
9 4 (25.00%) MCSE
9 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 4 (25.00%) Citrix
9 4 (25.00%) Blackberry
10 3 (18.75%) SLA
10 3 (18.75%) Cisco
10 3 (18.75%) Finance
11 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
11 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
11 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
11 2 (12.50%) Web Services
11 2 (12.50%) Intranet
11 2 (12.50%) Internet
11 2 (12.50%) Remedy
12 1 (6.25%) C
12 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
12 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
12 1 (6.25%) Back Office
12 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (87.50%) MS Office
2 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
1 2 (12.50%) Intranet
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Back Office
2 1 (6.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Analyst
2 8 (50.00%) Service Analyst
2 8 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (43.75%) Service Desk Support
3 7 (43.75%) Support Analyst
3 7 (43.75%) Technical Support
4 6 (37.50%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 6 (37.50%) Technical Analyst
4 6 (37.50%) Technical Services Analyst
4 6 (37.50%) Technical Support Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Service Desk Manager
5 3 (18.75%) Service Manager
6 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
6 2 (12.50%) Team Leader
7 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
2 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) ITIL
2 8 (50.00%) Service Management
3 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Coaching
4 1 (6.25%) Data Entry
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) Logistics
4 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (37.50%) MCP
2 6 (37.50%) MOS
3 4 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) Remedy