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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 62 70 65
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing MCDST 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.25% 0.33% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.03% 1.83% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £170
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £113 £138
% change year-on-year
+113.33% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-16.86% +29.53%
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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 Cheshire region.

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
195 164 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.75% 17.98% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 71 98
Average daily rate £375 £305 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% -16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £231 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £413 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 11
Average hourly rate £19.00 £31.56 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.78% +14.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £16.30 £17.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

MCDST
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) Handset
1 2 (100.00%) Local Government
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) iPad

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (100.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (100.00%) Help Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (100.00%) Handset
1 2 (100.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix