The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 30 September 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 64 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing MCDST 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% 0.14% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.61% 0.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £269 £350
% change year-on-year
-66.51% -23.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.42
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -5.96%
MCDST
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
164 141 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.66% 19.72% 18.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 73 77
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £183 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £527 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 6
Median hourly rate £18.00 £36.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +100.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.56%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing MCDST as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

MCDST
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCDST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) MCTS
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 1 (100.00%) Patch Management
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Support
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Patch Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCTS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 1 (100.00%) VMware