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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
London / City of London
Rank 155 138 187
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +49
Contract jobs citing MCDST 1 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.034% 0.40% 0.040%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 2.56% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £418 £450 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.22% +136.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £301 £125
% change year-on-year
-70.04% +140.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.12% -13.88%

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
438 468 803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.06% 15.60% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 336 618
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £648 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 11
Median hourly rate £17.94 £22.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.44% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.96 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.54 £37.08 £18.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +105.26%

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 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 City of London region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Sysprep
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Software Distribution
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Security Hardening
2 1 (50.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) MSI
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Games
2 1 (50.00%) VMware

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 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MSI
General
1 1 (50.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) Security Hardening
2 1 (50.00%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) Sysprep
2 1 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) LANDesk
2 1 (50.00%) VMware