The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 138
Contract jobs citing MCDST 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England - - 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £155
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £133 £115
% change year-on-year -32.07% +15.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £21.75
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 the East of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 440 435 538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 19.13% 17.17% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 237 288
Median daily rate £380 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £183 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 42 71
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.56 £20.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.92% +36.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.41 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.90 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

MCDST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCDST in the East of England

MCDST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCDST in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 across the East of England region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM

MCDST
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft