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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 130 128 135
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing MCDST 7 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.14% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.13% 0.79% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
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£425 - £170
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 - £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 - £194
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £113 £138
% change year-on-year
+113.33% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-16.86% +29.53%
MCDST
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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 North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
622 507 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.56% 17.14% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 237 339
Average daily rate £380 £305 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% -17.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £479 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 52 48
Average hourly rate £22.25 £26.00 £17.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.42% +51.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £28.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCDST across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
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Last Year
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
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MCDST
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MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) RHCE
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (71.43%) IBM Certification
2 5 (71.43%) ACSA
2 5 (71.43%) Apple
2 5 (71.43%) CCNP
2 5 (71.43%) CCIP
2 5 (71.43%) CCNA
2 5 (71.43%) CCDP
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) IBM
2 5 (71.43%) HP
2 5 (71.43%) EMC
2 5 (71.43%) MCSE
2 5 (71.43%) MCSA
2 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 5 (71.43%) MCTS
2 5 (71.43%) MCITP
2 5 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (71.43%) ACSP
3 4 (57.14%) Network Security
3 4 (57.14%) Android
3 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
4 3 (42.86%) Avaya
4 3 (42.86%) WAN
4 3 (42.86%) People Management
4 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 7

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Network Security
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) VPN
3 2 (28.57%) DMZ
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
General
1 2 (28.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Network Manager
1 5 (71.43%) Network Security Manager
1 5 (71.43%) Security Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
2 2 (28.57%) Help Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) iPad
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
1 2 (28.57%) Handset
2 1 (14.29%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Android
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) People Management
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) RHCE
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (71.43%) IBM Certification
2 5 (71.43%) ACSA
2 5 (71.43%) CCNP
2 5 (71.43%) CCIP
2 5 (71.43%) CCNA
2 5 (71.43%) CCDP
2 5 (71.43%) MCSE
2 5 (71.43%) MCSA
2 5 (71.43%) MCTS
2 5 (71.43%) MCITP
2 5 (71.43%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Apple
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) IBM
2 5 (71.43%) HP
2 5 (71.43%) EMC
3 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
4 3 (42.86%) Avaya
4 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix
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