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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
England / South West
Rank 139 144 148
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing MCDST 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.037% 0.067% 0.031%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.20% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £125 £110
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £125 £150
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £16.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-26.84% -31.25%

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
875 1025 981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.77% 34.14% 30.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 652 601
Median daily rate £410 £385 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% -9.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £500 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 64 42
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% +3.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £48.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.40% +86.66%

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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire - 1 - -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 9 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
1 3 (100.00%) NVQ Level 3
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

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:

Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Service Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) NVQ Level 3
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft