The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing MCDST 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - - -
As % of the Qualifications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £121 £120 £130
% change year-on-year
+0.41% -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
England

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

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
808 983 909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.94% 29.36% 28.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 603 578
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 68 34
Median hourly rate £35.50 £41.24 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.91% +17.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £12.36 £18.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in the South West

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 South West region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 7 (87.50%) Citrix
2 7 (87.50%) MS Office
2 7 (87.50%) ITIL
3 6 (75.00%) Blackberry
4 5 (62.50%) MCP
4 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (50.00%) Finance
5 4 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (50.00%) XenApp
5 4 (50.00%) SCCM
6 3 (37.50%) MCSE
6 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
7 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (25.00%) BMC
7 2 (25.00%) Apple
7 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (25.00%) Practice Management
7 2 (25.00%) Remedy
7 2 (25.00%) Mitel
7 2 (25.00%) Law
7 2 (25.00%) CMS
7 2 (25.00%) OpenText
7 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (25.00%) CMS
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (87.50%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Desktop Support
3 3 (37.50%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Service Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (12.50%) Deskside Support
5 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (25.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Document Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (25.00%) Patch Management
2 2 (25.00%) Practice Management
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) MCP
3 3 (37.50%) MCSE
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (12.50%) MCTS
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Citrix
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Apple
3 2 (25.00%) BMC
3 2 (25.00%) LANDesk
3 2 (25.00%) Mitel
3 2 (25.00%) OpenText
3 2 (25.00%) Remedy