The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - 29 21
Contract jobs citing MCDST 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 0.69% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category - 10.00% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £126 £120 £130
% change year-on-year
+5.20% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £16.84 £16.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -6.45%
MCDST
Cheshire

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

Qualifications Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
13 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 7.56% 6.90% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 4
Median daily rate £400 £450 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +45.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £395 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Median hourly rate - £16.84 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in Chester