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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - 33 -
Contract jobs citing MCDST 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 0.83% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 5.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £106 £476
% change year-on-year
+116.47% -77.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £15.92 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.67 £15.38
% change year-on-year
- +8.42%
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
29 35 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 15.03% 14.46% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 9
Median daily rate £350 £400 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +52.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £234 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Median hourly rate - £19.05 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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

MCDST
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 Chester region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
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%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Handset
1 1 (100.00%) Local Government
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) iPad

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (100.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) Handset
1 1 (100.00%) iPad
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Service 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%) Microsoft