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 26 November 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 198 225 210
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -15
Contract jobs citing MCDST 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.088% 0.042% 0.031%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 0.29% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
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£258 - £289
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 - £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £312 - £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £140 £135 £100
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.07 £14.00 £13.25
% change year-on-year
+14.75% +5.66%
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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
854 1025 882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.98% 14.48% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 702 617
Average daily rate £413 £410 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +1.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 27
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.58 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.55% -39.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.75 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.53
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.08%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCDST across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCDST across the City of London region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

MCDST Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing MCDST also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCDST.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (71.43%) Blackberry
4 4 (57.14%) Internet
4 4 (57.14%) MS Office
4 4 (57.14%) ITIL
5 3 (42.86%) MCP
5 3 (42.86%) DHCP
5 3 (42.86%) DNS
5 3 (42.86%) SLA
5 3 (42.86%) MCSE
5 3 (42.86%) Citrix
5 3 (42.86%) Android
6 2 (28.57%) Wireless
6 2 (28.57%) MCITP
6 2 (28.57%) Smartphone
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
6 2 (28.57%) Fat Client
6 2 (28.57%) MOS
6 2 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (28.57%) CCNA
6 2 (28.57%) A+ Certification
6 2 (28.57%) Thin Client
6 2 (28.57%) CQG
6 2 (28.57%) Reuters
6 2 (28.57%) Bloomberg
6 2 (28.57%) Smartcard

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing MCDST also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCDST. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Internet
2 3 (42.86%) DHCP
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 2 (28.57%) FTP
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) VPN
4 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) Intranet
4 1 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
4 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Help Desk Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (28.57%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) IT Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Support Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Blackberry
2 2 (28.57%) Smartphone
2 2 (28.57%) Fat Client
2 2 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (28.57%) Thin Client
2 2 (28.57%) Smartcard
3 1 (14.29%) iPhone
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Android
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Management
2 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (42.86%) MCP
2 3 (42.86%) MCSE
3 2 (28.57%) MCITP
3 2 (28.57%) MOS
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (28.57%) CCNA
3 2 (28.57%) A+ Certification
3 2 (28.57%) MCSA
4 1 (14.29%) MCTS
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) CQG
3 2 (28.57%) Reuters
3 2 (28.57%) Bloomberg
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
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