Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 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)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 185 196
Rank change year-on-year +6 +11 -13
Contract jobs citing MCDST 9 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.19% 0.064% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.52% 0.44% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Yorkshire median daily rate £120 £80 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% - -
England median daily rate £170 £145 £263
% change year-on-year +17.24% -44.81% +102.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £15.85 £14.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year +11.23% -8.06% -3.52%

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 592 677 1,023
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 12.81% 14.51% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 413 668
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +9.15%
10th Percentile £189 £230 £241
90th Percentile £535 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £409
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.91% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 28 43
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.18 £15.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.39% - -3.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.46 £11.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £26.35 £28.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.83
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.50% +41.21%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 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
North Yorkshire - 7 £120 -
West Yorkshire -4 2 £300 +275.00% 1
MCDST
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) DNS
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) Migration
2 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 6 (66.67%) Driving Licence
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) Law
4 2 (22.22%) Legal
4 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (22.22%) CMS
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) MCP
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (22.22%) Avaya
4 2 (22.22%) SAN
4 2 (22.22%) MCSE
4 2 (22.22%) MCSA
4 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
4 2 (22.22%) LAN
4 2 (22.22%) WAN
4 2 (22.22%) DHCP
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP

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 2 (22.22%) CMS
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) SAN
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) WAN
General
1 2 (22.22%) Law
1 2 (22.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Desktop Support
1 7 (77.78%) Support Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Desktop Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Deskside Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Deskside Support
3 2 (22.22%) Deskside Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (22.22%) MCP
2 2 (22.22%) MCSA
2 2 (22.22%) MCSE
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Avaya
2 2 (22.22%) VMware