Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 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)
England > South West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 198 -
Contract jobs citing MCDST 0 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.088% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median daily rate - £165 -
England median daily rate £166 £140 £155
% change year-on-year +18.21% -9.68% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
South West median hourly rate - £13.00 -
England median hourly rate - £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - -10.34% -6.45%

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 the South West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1601 1751 1984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.36% 30.69% 30.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 1083 1237
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +1.32%
10th Percentile £215 £238 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £531
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 103 129
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -31.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £16.38 £13.20 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.50 £50.45
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing MCDST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for MCDST in the South West

MCDST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCDST in the South West

MCDST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCDST in the South West