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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 135 193 203
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +10
Contract jobs citing MCDST 13 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.039% 0.051%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.75% 0.25% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £450 £265 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.81% +17.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £125 £150 £463
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -67.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £24.00 £12.85
% change year-on-year
-35.41% +86.84%
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
472 791 1017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.02% 15.58% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 593 675
Average daily rate £450 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £269 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 17
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £12.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.44 £22.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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
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 14 February 2016, 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) MCSE
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (92.86%) Blackberry
2 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
2 13 (92.86%) Citrix
2 13 (92.86%) Finance
2 13 (92.86%) MS Office
2 13 (92.86%) ITIL
2 13 (92.86%) MCP
2 13 (92.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (85.71%) SCCM
3 12 (85.71%) Windows 2000 Server
3 12 (85.71%) XenApp
3 12 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) CCNP
5 1 (7.14%) CCNA
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (7.14%) Clustering
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 1 (7.14%) C#
5 1 (7.14%) .NET
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
5 1 (7.14%) IIS
5 1 (7.14%) MCSA
5 1 (7.14%) MCDBA
5 1 (7.14%) CRM

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (92.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) CruiseControl
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (92.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Desktop Support
2 9 (64.29%) Analyst
2 9 (64.29%) Desktop Analyst
2 9 (64.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 9 (64.29%) Support Analyst
3 7 (50.00%) Citrix Analyst
3 7 (50.00%) Citrix Support
3 7 (50.00%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 4 (28.57%) Desktop Manager
4 4 (28.57%) Desktop Support Manager
4 4 (28.57%) Support Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Support Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.14%) WCF
1 1 (7.14%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (92.86%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (92.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (85.71%) Windows 2000 Server
3 12 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) CRM
2 1 (7.14%) Database Mirroring
2 1 (7.14%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C#
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) MCSE
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (92.86%) MCP
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
3 1 (7.14%) CCNP
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) MCDBA
3 1 (7.14%) MCITP
3 1 (7.14%) MCSA
3 1 (7.14%) MCTS
System Software
1 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
2 12 (85.71%) XenApp
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (85.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Citrix
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft