The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 1 June 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
1 Jun 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 West Midlands - - -
As % of the Qualifications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £173 £113 £130
% change year-on-year
+53.33% -13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.84 £15.75
% change year-on-year
- +6.92%
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 West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
598 475 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.99% 19.33% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 279 203
Median daily rate £375 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £190 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 39 43
Median hourly rate £18.28 £29.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.98% +28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £12.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands