Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 96 102
Rank change year-on-year +9 +6 -
Contract jobs citing MCDST 2 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.16% 0.20% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 0.71% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Reading median daily rate £275 - £126
10th Percentile £263 - £101
90th Percentile £288 - £143
Berkshire median daily rate £275 - £126
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Reading with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Reading
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 302 424 563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 23.78% 28.63% 28.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 205 283
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +7.59%
10th Percentile £260 £211 £251
90th Percentile £601 £570 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 63
Reading median hourly rate £17.50 £36.00 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.39% +16.50% +81.02%
10th Percentile £11.25 £19.63 £21.55
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.65 £54.94
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year - -59.55% +62.63%

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for MCDST in Reading

MCDST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCDST in Reading

MCDST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCDST in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 Reading region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS

MCDST
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (100.00%) Desktop Support Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) IT Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) IT Support
1 2 (100.00%) Server Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) Server Support
1 2 (100.00%) Support Consultant
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware