The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - 152 137
Contract jobs citing MCDST 0 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.64% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Median daily rate - £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £325 £140
% change year-on-year
-72.32% +132.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £8.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year
+52.94% -47.08%
MCDST
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
597 787 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.77% 18.95% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 434 317
Median daily rate £450 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £535 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 45 50
Median hourly rate £35.63 £30.19 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% +79.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.71 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +57.14%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing MCDST as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in the North West

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 North West region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Extranet
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Law
2 1 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (50.00%) Document Management
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) Extranet
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Law
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Server Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (50.00%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Document Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (50.00%) Server Monitoring
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (50.00%) VMware