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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 207 197 223
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +26
Contract jobs citing MCDST 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.017% 0.034% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.22% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £215 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +86.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £130 £90
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.92
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -2.63%
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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
864 913 1086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.76% 15.73% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 636 640 737
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 61
Average hourly rate £17.98 £16.16 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% -31.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.43 £33.49 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) CCA
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) CCA
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) IBM