Period
to 13 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 13 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
UK > Wales
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +108
Contract jobs citing MCDST 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.081% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median daily rate - - -
UK median daily rate £140 £130 £185
% change year-on-year +7.69% -29.73% +42.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £12.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year - -12.07% -4.26%

MCDST is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Wales
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 394 450 405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 32.01% 31.87% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 307 269
Wales median daily rate £389 £413 £367
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.76% +12.55% -2.27%
10th Percentile £140 £218 £185
90th Percentile £575 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 17
Wales median hourly rate £36.25 £56.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.56% +167.86% +20.00%
10th Percentile £13.24 £14.62 £10.30
90th Percentile £50.67 £77.00 £50.62
UK median hourly rate £25.83 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.65% +4.00% +31.58%

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing MCDST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for MCDST in Wales

MCDST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCDST in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCDST in Wales

MCDST
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the Wales region over the 6 months to 13 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales - 1 - -
MCDST
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 Wales region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) PBX
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Lotus
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Biometrics
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Video Conferencing

MCDST
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 (100.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (100.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) PBX
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Support Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Support
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Active Listening
1 1 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (100.00%) Biometrics
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) Internal Audit
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Matrix Organization
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Lotus
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec