The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 162 - 203
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCDST 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.089% - 0.034%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% - 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £215
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £120 £130
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -6.45%
MCDST
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
582 873 919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.32% 14.77% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 647 642
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 21 18
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.98 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.23% +2.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £12.50 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.61 £38.43 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+18.00% +31.57%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing MCDST as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCDST across the City of London region.

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCDST across the City of London region.

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

MCDST
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 5 (100.00%) MS Office
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) MCP
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) Smartphone
2 4 (80.00%) SCCM
3 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (20.00%) Wireless
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Law
5 1 (20.00%) Legal
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (20.00%) Internet
5 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (20.00%) XenApp
5 1 (20.00%) Document Management
5 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 5 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Law
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
2 4 (80.00%) Service Analyst
2 4 (80.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix Support
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Smartphone
2 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Document Management
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) MCP
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft