The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 25 September 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 25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015
Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Contract IT job ads with a match in the Qualifications category
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK
Number of daily rates quoted
Median daily rate
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
90% offered a daily rate of more than
10% offered a daily rate of more than
UK excluding London median daily rate
% change year-on-year
Number of hourly rates quoted
Median hourly rate
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
90% offered a hourly rate of more than
10% offered a hourly rate of more than
UK excluding London median hourly rate
% change year-on-year
MCDST Jobs Demand Trend
The demand trend of contract jobs citing MCDST as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.
MCDST Daily Rate Trend
This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCDST within the UK.
MCDST Daily Rate Histogram
This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCDST within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.
MCDST Hourly Rate Trend
This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCDST within the UK.
MCDST Top 22 Contract Locations
The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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 (Click see detailed statistics and trends)
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
For the 6 months to 25 September 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 with a requirement for MCDST.
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: