The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the City of London region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 194 221 223
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +2
Contract jobs citing MCDST 2 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.035% 0.056% 0.051%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.37% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£215 £233 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.62% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £90 £160
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -43.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.92 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +6.13%
Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
915 1083 1042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.79% 15.23% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 745 667
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 61 38
Average hourly rate £18.10 £23.75 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.78% +32.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.79 £12.31 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £51.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
MCDST
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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 23 July 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (60.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) MS Office
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) MCP
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) IP Telephony
4 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (40.00%) Network Security
4 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 2 (40.00%) SLA
4 2 (40.00%) Reuters
4 2 (40.00%) Bloomberg
4 2 (40.00%) CQG
5 1 (20.00%) Citrix
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (20.00%) CCNA
5 1 (20.00%) Novell
5 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (20.00%) Internet

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 3 (60.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
1 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (40.00%) IP Telephony
1 2 (40.00%) Network Security
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) Handset
2 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (20.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) MCP
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) MOS
4 1 (20.00%) MCSA
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Reuters
2 2 (40.00%) Bloomberg
2 2 (40.00%) CQG
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Novell