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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - - 208
Contract jobs citing MCDST 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - - 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £113 £130
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.84 £15.75
% change year-on-year
- +6.92%
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
537 828 1112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.02% 14.69% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 634 816
Median daily rate £450 £427 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.50% +2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 18
Median hourly rate £21.78 £20.88 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% -5.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £16.16 £13.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.00 £34.00 £37.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 May 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) MCSE
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (92.86%) Blackberry
2 13 (92.86%) Finance
2 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
2 13 (92.86%) MS Office
2 13 (92.86%) ITIL
2 13 (92.86%) MCP
2 13 (92.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (92.86%) Windows 7
3 12 (85.71%) XenApp
3 12 (85.71%) Windows 2000 Server
3 12 (85.71%) SCCM
3 12 (85.71%) Smartphone
3 12 (85.71%) Citrix
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%) MCSA
5 1 (7.14%) MCDBA
5 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
5 1 (7.14%) CRM
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 1 (7.14%) C#
5 1 (7.14%) .NET
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (92.86%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) Wireless
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
2 1 (7.14%) Law
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Desktop Support
2 9 (64.29%) Analyst
3 8 (57.14%) Desktop Analyst
3 8 (57.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 8 (57.14%) Support Analyst
4 7 (50.00%) Citrix Analyst
4 7 (50.00%) Citrix Support
4 7 (50.00%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 4 (28.57%) Desktop Manager
5 4 (28.57%) Desktop Support Manager
5 4 (28.57%) Support Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Team Leader
6 1 (7.14%) Desktop Team Leader
6 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Support Team Leader
6 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 12 (85.71%) Smartphone
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (92.86%) Windows 7
2 13 (92.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (85.71%) Windows 2000 Server
3 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) CRM
2 1 (7.14%) Database Mirroring
2 1 (7.14%) Document Management
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 12 (85.71%) Citrix
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft