Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 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 > Yorkshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 201 208
Rank change year-on-year +32 +7 -22
Contract jobs citing MCDST 12 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.27% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.87% 0.76% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 1
Yorkshire median daily rate £160 £80 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -30.43% -11.54%
10th Percentile £115 £77 £108
90th Percentile £331 £115 £123
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
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £12.50 -
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 Yorkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 642 792 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.53% 14.60% 16.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 475 703
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £213 £254 £225
90th Percentile £550 £563 £525
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 32 56
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.65 £14.53 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.81% -6.24% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.28 £10.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £23.75 £34.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year -0.99% +5.21% +26.32%

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCDST in Yorkshire

MCDST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCDST in Yorkshire

MCDST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCDST in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCDST in Yorkshire

MCDST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCDST in Yorkshire

MCDST
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
North Yorkshire +14 7 £120 +54.84%
West Yorkshire +20 5 £313 +208.64%
MCDST
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) DNS
2 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) Migration
3 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
4 6 (50.00%) Driving Licence
5 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (25.00%) CMS
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) Law
5 3 (25.00%) Legal
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (25.00%) Avaya
5 3 (25.00%) SAN
5 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (25.00%) LAN
5 3 (25.00%) WAN
5 3 (25.00%) DHCP
5 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (25.00%) MCSE
5 3 (25.00%) MCSA
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 3 (25.00%) MCP
6 2 (16.67%) C
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (16.67%) SLA

MCDST
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) CMS
1 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) DHCP
2 3 (25.00%) LAN
2 3 (25.00%) SAN
2 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (25.00%) Law
1 3 (25.00%) Legal
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Billing
2 2 (16.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Desktop Support
1 7 (58.33%) Support Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Technical Support
4 2 (16.67%) Deskside Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Deskside Support
4 2 (16.67%) Deskside Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (16.67%) e-Learning
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Analytics
3 2 (16.67%) Coaching
3 2 (16.67%) Document Management
3 2 (16.67%) Logistics
3 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (25.00%) MCP
2 3 (25.00%) MCSA
2 3 (25.00%) MCSE
3 2 (16.67%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Avaya
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Xerox