The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - - 80
Contract jobs citing MCDST 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - - 0.083%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £125 £150 £463
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -67.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £24.00 £12.85
% change year-on-year
-35.41% +86.84%
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 Manchester region.

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
243 192 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.38% 13.54% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 102 81
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £554 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 10
Average hourly rate £21.25 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.46% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £10.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £13.60 £26.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) CCNP
2 3 (60.00%) CCIP
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
2 3 (60.00%) CCDP
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) EMC
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) ACSA
2 3 (60.00%) RHCE
2 3 (60.00%) Avaya
2 3 (60.00%) IBM Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (60.00%) Apple
2 3 (60.00%) DMZ
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
2 3 (60.00%) MCSA
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) MCTS
2 3 (60.00%) MCITP
2 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (60.00%) Android

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DMZ
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Network Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Network Security Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Security Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
2 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Support
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Android
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (60.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (20.00%) People Management
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) ACSA
2 3 (60.00%) ACSP
2 3 (60.00%) CCDP
2 3 (60.00%) CCIP
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
2 3 (60.00%) CCNP
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) IBM Certification
2 3 (60.00%) MCITP
2 3 (60.00%) MCSA
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
2 3 (60.00%) MCTS
2 3 (60.00%) RHCE
2 3 (60.00%) RHCSA
3 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) MCP
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (40.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Apple
2 3 (60.00%) Avaya
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) EMC
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec