The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 29 26 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing MCDST 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 1.54% 0.47% -
As % of the Qualifications category 6.35% 2.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £133 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £113 £130
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.84 £15.75
% change year-on-year
- +6.92%
MCDST
South West

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

Qualifications Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
63 34 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 24.23% 16.04% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 16 10
Median daily rate £350 £385 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £188 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 10
Median hourly rate £41.13 £30.08 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.71% -29.22%
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 Dorset

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

MCDST
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth - 4 £133 -
MCDST
South West

MCDST
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 29 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 Dorset region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 6 (100.00%) MS Office
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
1 6 (100.00%) MCP
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
1 6 (100.00%) SCCM
1 6 (100.00%) XenApp
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (66.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 4 (66.67%) Patch Management
2 4 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Remedy
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (66.67%) BMC
2 4 (66.67%) Apple
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (33.33%) Smartphone

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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 4 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (100.00%) MS Office
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Remedy ITSM
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support
1 4 (66.67%) Desktop Support
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) BlackBerry Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Support
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix Support
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Deskside Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (33.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 4 (66.67%) Patch Management
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCP
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (33.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) Apple
2 4 (66.67%) BMC
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Remedy