Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 November 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)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 101 85
Contract jobs citing MCDST 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham - 0.066% 0.073%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.32% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median daily rate - - -
West Midlands median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - £18.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £18.00 -

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 Birmingham with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Birmingham
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 266 309 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.68% 20.32% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 187 161
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £235 £250 £179
90th Percentile £500 £525 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 16
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% -43.95% +112.16%
10th Percentile £13.85 £18.15 £9.91
90th Percentile £37.25 £25.00 £49.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.75 £24.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year +25.51% -22.07% +46.23%

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for MCDST in Birmingham

MCDST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCDST in Birmingham

MCDST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCDST in Birmingham