The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 - 74 65
Contract jobs citing MCDST 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.086% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.60% 0.99%
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 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £16.84 £16.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.42
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -5.96%
MCDST
North West

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

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
122 166 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.25% 14.27% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 100 93
Median daily rate £450 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% +8.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £300 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 28
Median hourly rate £14.86 £17.33 £18.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.25% -3.88%
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 Cheshire

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire