Period
to 21 November 2017

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 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 205 171
Contract jobs citing MCDST 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.016% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.079% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median daily rate - - -
England median daily rate £166 £140 £155
% change year-on-year +18.21% -9.68% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £18.00 -
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 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 866 1271 932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.89% 20.62% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 703 498
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
10th Percentile £206 £250 £200
90th Percentile £525 £544 £525
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 42 67
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.75 £24.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.51% -22.07% +46.23%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.53 £10.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.38 £43.76
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 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