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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank - 110 109
Contract jobs citing MCDST 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire - 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.98% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £203 £180
% change year-on-year -55.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £16.50 £15.92
% change year-on-year -26.84% +3.64%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 173 305 259
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 12.97% 15.75% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 201 166
Median daily rate £388 £403 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.72% +8.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 8
Median hourly rate £19.00 £15.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.59% -1.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £35.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire citing MCDST as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCDST in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCDST in West Yorkshire

MCDST
Top 20 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) A+ Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (100.00%) Military
1 2 (100.00%) e-Learning
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Billing
1 2 (100.00%) Document Management
1 2 (100.00%) Logistics
1 2 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (100.00%) Process Improvement
1 2 (100.00%) Analytics
1 2 (100.00%) Coaching
1 2 (100.00%) Xerox

MCDST
Top Related 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 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
General
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Billing
1 2 (100.00%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) e-Learning
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Analytics
1 2 (100.00%) Coaching
1 2 (100.00%) Document Management
1 2 (100.00%) Logistics
1 2 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (100.00%) Process Improvement
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) A+ Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Xerox