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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 80 81 83
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing MCDST 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.29% 0.086% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.21% 0.79% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£413 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £150 £100
% change year-on-year
+150.00% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.07 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+14.75% +16.66%
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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
181 126 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.01% 10.80% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 51 86
Average daily rate £375 £298 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.05% -7.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 9
Average hourly rate £12.25 £26.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.88% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.59 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £37.00 £20.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 24 October 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) CCIP
1 4 (100.00%) CCNA
1 4 (100.00%) CCDP
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) EMC
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) RHCE
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) MCSA
1 4 (100.00%) IBM Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Apple
1 4 (100.00%) MCTS
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
1 4 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (100.00%) ACSA
1 4 (100.00%) ACSP
2 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (75.00%) People Management
2 3 (75.00%) Android
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) Avaya
3 2 (50.00%) DMZ

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
1 3 (75.00%) Network Security
2 2 (50.00%) DMZ
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Network Manager
1 4 (100.00%) Security Manager
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) People Management
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) MCSA
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) CCIP
1 4 (100.00%) CCNA
1 4 (100.00%) CCDP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) RHCE
1 4 (100.00%) IBM Certification
1 4 (100.00%) ACSA
1 4 (100.00%) MCTS
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
1 4 (100.00%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) EMC
1 4 (100.00%) Apple
2 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (75.00%) Avaya
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat