The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 76 55 68
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +13
Contract jobs citing MCDST 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.10% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.75% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£150 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £135 £99
% change year-on-year
+48.14% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.29 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +16.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Qualifications Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
240 134 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 24.07% 22.15% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 98 82
Average daily rate £378 £367 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.86% +8.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 20
Average hourly rate £37.50 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £18.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+10.61% -21.39%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

MCDST
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) Practice Management
1 1 (100.00%) Law
1 1 (100.00%) CMS
1 1 (100.00%) Open Text
1 1 (100.00%) Mitel
1 1 (100.00%) Document Management
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) LANDesk
1 1 (100.00%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (100.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Practice Management
1 1 (100.00%) Document Management
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Open Text
1 1 (100.00%) Mitel
1 1 (100.00%) LANDesk