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 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 193 - 195
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCDST 3 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.053% - 0.098%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% - 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£190 - £115
UK excluding London average daily rate £125 £150 £100
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+20.28% -6.66%
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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
853 1033 852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.09% 15.12% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 705 603
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 34
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £41.53 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 17 December 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (66.67%) MS Office
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 4 (66.67%) Internet
3 4 (66.67%) Blackberry
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (50.00%) MCP
4 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (50.00%) DHCP
5 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (33.33%) MCITP
5 2 (33.33%) Smartphone
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
5 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
5 2 (33.33%) Wireless
5 2 (33.33%) Android
5 2 (33.33%) FTP
5 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (33.33%) SLA
5 2 (33.33%) MCSE
5 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (33.33%) CQG
5 2 (33.33%) Reuters
5 2 (33.33%) Bloomberg
5 2 (33.33%) Smartcard
5 2 (33.33%) A+ Certification

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Internet
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) FTP
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) Intranet
4 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (33.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Help Desk Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) Support Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Technician
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (33.33%) Smartphone
2 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 2 (33.33%) Smartcard
2 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (16.67%) iPhone
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
3 2 (33.33%) Android
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MCP
3 2 (33.33%) MCITP
3 2 (33.33%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) A+ Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (16.67%) MCSA
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (16.67%) MOS
4 1 (16.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) CQG
3 2 (33.33%) Reuters
3 2 (33.33%) Bloomberg
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) VMware