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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 99 98 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing MCDST 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.16% 0.12% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.03% 0.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £120 £130
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -6.45%
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
291 281 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.72% 17.35% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 136 86
Median daily rate £388 £328 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.32% +2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £163 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 14
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.46 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.94% -25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £11.50 £15.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.75 £30.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +31.94%

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 28 July 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) Blackberry
2 10 (90.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 10 (90.91%) MS Office
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Finance
2 10 (90.91%) Law
2 10 (90.91%) Legal
2 10 (90.91%) Document Management
3 9 (81.82%) ITIL
4 7 (63.64%) Citrix
5 6 (54.55%) VPN
5 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
5 6 (54.55%) Banking
5 6 (54.55%) MOS
5 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
5 6 (54.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
7 4 (36.36%) MCP
7 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
7 4 (36.36%) Extranet
7 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
7 4 (36.36%) Problem Management
8 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (18.18%) French Language
8 2 (18.18%) German Language
8 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
9 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (9.09%) RHCSA
9 1 (9.09%) Data Centre

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 10 (90.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (90.91%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) VPN
2 4 (36.36%) Extranet
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
General
1 10 (90.91%) Finance
1 10 (90.91%) Law
1 10 (90.91%) Legal
2 6 (54.55%) Banking
3 2 (18.18%) French Language
3 2 (18.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Analyst
2 6 (54.55%) Service Analyst
2 6 (54.55%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) Support Analyst
4 3 (27.27%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (27.27%) Desktop Support
4 3 (27.27%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Services Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (90.91%) Blackberry
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
3 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
4 1 (9.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Document Management
2 9 (81.82%) ITIL
3 4 (36.36%) Problem Management
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
5 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (54.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 6 (54.55%) MOS
3 4 (36.36%) MCP
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (9.09%) ACSA
5 1 (9.09%) ACSP
5 1 (9.09%) CCDP
5 1 (9.09%) CCIP
5 1 (9.09%) CCNA
5 1 (9.09%) CCNP
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (9.09%) IBM Certification
5 1 (9.09%) MCITP
5 1 (9.09%) MCSA
5 1 (9.09%) MCSE
5 1 (9.09%) MCTS
5 1 (9.09%) RHCE
5 1 (9.09%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Citrix
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Apple
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) EMC
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
3 1 (9.09%) Wyse