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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 143 143
Rank change year-on-year +22 0  
Contract jobs citing MCDST 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.20% 0.071% 0.068%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.39% 0.47% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £313 £100 £113
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +212.50% -11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £133 £115
% change year-on-year -32.07% +15.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.26 - £16.84

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 Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 287 430 406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 14.44% 15.28% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 296 273
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £625 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 7
Median hourly rate £20.38 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.42% -30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.06 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £22.50 £32.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +26 4 £313 +155.10% 1
MCDST
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) A+ Certification
2 3 (75.00%) SLA
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) C
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (75.00%) Military
2 3 (75.00%) e-Learning
2 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 3 (75.00%) Billing
2 3 (75.00%) Document Management
2 3 (75.00%) Logistics
2 3 (75.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (75.00%) Process Improvement
2 3 (75.00%) Analytics
2 3 (75.00%) Coaching
2 3 (75.00%) Xerox
3 1 (25.00%) Law
3 1 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (25.00%) CMS
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP

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 1 (25.00%) CMS
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
1 3 (75.00%) Billing
1 3 (75.00%) Military
2 1 (25.00%) Law
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (75.00%) 2nd Line Technical Support
1 3 (75.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) e-Learning
1 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Analytics
1 3 (75.00%) Coaching
1 3 (75.00%) Document Management
1 3 (75.00%) Logistics
1 3 (75.00%) Mathematics
1 3 (75.00%) Process Improvement
1 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) Xerox
2 1 (25.00%) Avaya
2 1 (25.00%) VMware