The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 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)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 113
Contract jobs citing MCDST 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire - - 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £115
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £133 £118
% change year-on-year -32.07% +12.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.26 - £16.84

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 431 682 515
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 23.46% 29.32% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 328 217
Median daily rate £431 £390 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.57% -1.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 33
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -41.99%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing MCDST as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCDST in Berkshire

MCDST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCDST in Berkshire

MCDST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCDST in Berkshire