Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 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)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 40
Contract jobs citing MCDST 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester - - 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median daily rate - - -
Cheshire median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Chester median hourly rate - - £16.84
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £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 contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Chester
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20 28 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 9.39% 9.46% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 19
Chester median daily rate £280 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +6.67% +20.97%
10th Percentile £205 £233 £221
90th Percentile £430 £530 £515
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Chester median hourly rate £21.00 - £25.00
Cheshire median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year +28.57% +21.18% -0.97%

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for MCDST in Chester

MCDST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCDST in Chester