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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - 159 205
Contract jobs citing MCDST 0 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.058% 0.087%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.38% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £258
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £325 £140
% change year-on-year
-72.32% +132.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £8.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year
+52.94% -47.08%
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
473 525 876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.86% 15.23% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 392 661
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 13
Median hourly rate £18.10 £19.10 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.23% +41.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.16 £17.50 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.10 £17.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +57.14%

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 12 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 3 (100.00%) MS Office
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) MCP
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Smartphone
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM

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 3 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Service Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCP
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
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