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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 106 102 85
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -17
Contract jobs citing MCDST 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.11% 0.16% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.79% 1.12% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £210 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.09% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £269 £350
% change year-on-year
-66.51% -23.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +3.57%
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
253 269 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.95% 14.60% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 128 110
Median daily rate £400 £400 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £285 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £497 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 8
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.74 £10.38 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £14.50 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing MCDST as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 September 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 Manchester region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MS Office
2 4 (80.00%) MCP
2 4 (80.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (80.00%) Extranet
2 4 (80.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (80.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) Law
2 4 (80.00%) Legal
2 4 (80.00%) Document Management
2 4 (80.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (80.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) FlexPod
4 1 (20.00%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) NetApp
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) MCSE
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 (80.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Extranet
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) Law
1 4 (80.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (60.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (80.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Document Management
1 4 (80.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (20.00%) Server Monitoring
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MCP
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (20.00%) MCITP
4 1 (20.00%) MCSE
4 1 (20.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) NetApp
2 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (20.00%) VMware