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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 88 78 76
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing MCDST 9 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.55% 0.22% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.18% 1.74% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £106 £463 £95
% change year-on-year
-77.02% +386.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.38 £12.77
% change year-on-year
+8.42% +20.39%
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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
283 172 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.26% 12.74% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 68 56
Average daily rate £350 £363 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +21.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £168 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 12
Average hourly rate £15.98 £15.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.06% -29.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.29 £27.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 23 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) MS Office
1 9 (100.00%) ITIL
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Law
1 9 (100.00%) Legal
1 9 (100.00%) Document Management
2 8 (88.89%) MCITP
2 8 (88.89%) Incident Management
2 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 8 (88.89%) Windows 7
2 8 (88.89%) MOS
2 8 (88.89%) ITIL V3
2 8 (88.89%) MS Excel
2 8 (88.89%) A+ Certification
3 1 (11.11%) Extranet
3 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) MCP
3 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (100.00%) MS Office
2 8 (88.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Extranet
General
1 9 (100.00%) Law
1 9 (100.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Team Leader
1 8 (88.89%) Technical Team Leader
1 8 (88.89%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) ITIL
1 9 (100.00%) Document Management
2 8 (88.89%) Incident Management
2 8 (88.89%) ITIL V3
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) A+ Certification
2 8 (88.89%) MOS
2 8 (88.89%) MCITP
2 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) MCP
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft