The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - - 53
Contract jobs citing MCDST 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex - - 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £203 £180
% change year-on-year -55.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £16.50 -
% change year-on-year -26.84% -  

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 Essex.

Academic & Professional Certification
Essex
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 114 83 102
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 26.82% 18.28% 22.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 46 53
Median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £185 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £828 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.91% +8.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £44.90 £35.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £150.00 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

MCDST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCDST in Essex

MCDST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCDST in Essex