Period
to 19 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 May 2019 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank - 192 -
Contract jobs citing MCDST 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.061% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median daily rate - - -
England median daily rate £281 £225 £145
% change year-on-year +25.00% +55.17% -27.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £15.85 -
England median hourly rate £10.30 £15.85 £18.26
% change year-on-year -35.05% -13.20% +10.67%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 937 931 841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.41% 18.84% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 503 467
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £222 £213
90th Percentile £605 £550 £530
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 50 35
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.65 £22.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.65% +27.14% -10.51%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.93 £10.95
90th Percentile £45.25 £48.75 £44.00
England median hourly rate £33.20 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +32.80% -16.67% +9.09%

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for MCDST in the West Midlands

MCDST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCDST in the West Midlands

MCDST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCDST in the West Midlands