Period
to 18 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 July 2018 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)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 151 176
Rank change year-on-year -21 +25 -3
Contract jobs citing MCDST 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.029% 0.14% 0.050%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 1.03% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
West Yorkshire median daily rate - £313 £123
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +155.10% +8.89%
Yorkshire median daily rate - £313 £100
% change year-on-year - +212.50% -12.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £12.50

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

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 473 390 600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 13.73% 13.63% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 213 377
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.54% +11.68%
10th Percentile £289 £275 £265
90th Percentile £575 £545 £618
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £411 £400
% change year-on-year +3.47% +2.69% +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 17 10
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.20 £15.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% -7.10% -13.98%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £11.53
90th Percentile £40.10 £36.34 £19.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year +2.86% +14.75% -15.28%

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCDST in West Yorkshire

MCDST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCDST in West Yorkshire

MCDST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCDST in West Yorkshire

MCDST
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 18 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -24 1 - -
MCDST
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MCDST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Apple
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Military
1 1 (100.00%) e-Learning
1 1 (100.00%) Logistics
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Xerox
1 1 (100.00%) Problem-Solving

MCDST
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
General
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Technical Support
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) e-Learning
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Logistics
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (100.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Apple
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) Xerox