The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 588 588 590
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing MCDST 36 35 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.073% 0.066% 0.053%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.34% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 10
Median daily rate £158 £400 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.62% +48.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £129 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £455 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £269 £350
% change year-on-year
-66.51% -23.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -13.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.90 £18.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.42
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -5.96%
MCDST
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10114 10410 10475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.42% 19.77% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6274 6344 5824
Median daily rate £410 £400 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +0.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 351 486 437
Median hourly rate £27.75 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.71 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.56%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing MCDST as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in England

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCDST across the England region.

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in England

MCDST
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCDST across the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

MCDST Daily Rate Histogram in England

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCDST across the England region.

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in England

MCDST
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +29 22 £160 -62.35% 3
South East +18 7 £121 -12.36% 1
North West +12 2 £210 -49.09%
Yorkshire +8 2 £80 -30.43% 1
West Midlands -28 1 - -
North East - 1 £93 - 1
South West - 1 - - 2
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 England region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 71 (100.00%) Windows
1 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (76.06%) Active Directory
3 53 (74.65%) MS Office
4 50 (70.42%) MCSE
5 49 (69.01%) MCP
6 44 (61.97%) Windows 7
7 40 (56.34%) Microsoft
8 37 (52.11%) Citrix
9 34 (47.89%) Blackberry
10 33 (46.48%) Finance
11 32 (45.07%) ITIL
12 31 (43.66%) SCCM
13 29 (40.85%) TCP/IP
14 27 (38.03%) Apple iOS
15 24 (33.80%) Internet
16 22 (30.99%) MS Excel
17 20 (28.17%) Virtual Servers
18 19 (26.76%) MCSA
19 18 (25.35%) Client/Server
19 18 (25.35%) Apple
19 18 (25.35%) A+ Certification
20 17 (23.94%) Degree
21 16 (22.54%) Wireless
21 16 (22.54%) Network+ Certification
21 16 (22.54%) ACTC
21 16 (22.54%) ACHDS
21 16 (22.54%) ACDT
21 16 (22.54%) Change Management
21 16 (22.54%) Lotus

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 16 (22.54%) IBM Notes
2 14 (19.72%) MS Exchange
3 11 (15.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (4.23%) IIS
6 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.41%) CMS
7 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 53 (74.65%) MS Office
2 22 (30.99%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.86%) Office 365
2 3 (4.23%) SaaS
3 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (40.85%) TCP/IP
2 24 (33.80%) Internet
3 16 (22.54%) Ethernet
3 16 (22.54%) Wireless
4 14 (19.72%) LAN
5 12 (16.90%) WAN
6 11 (15.49%) DHCP
6 11 (15.49%) DNS
7 8 (11.27%) Extranet
8 6 (8.45%) Skype
9 5 (7.04%) Intranet
10 4 (5.63%) SAN
11 2 (2.82%) IP Telephony
11 2 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (1.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) CruiseControl
1 3 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (4.23%) TeamCity
1 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.41%) MSI
General
1 33 (46.48%) Finance
2 9 (12.68%) Law
3 8 (11.27%) Legal
4 5 (7.04%) Billing
5 3 (4.23%) German Language
6 2 (2.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (43.66%) Desktop Support
2 30 (42.25%) Analyst
3 18 (25.35%) Support Analyst
4 17 (23.94%) Desktop Analyst
4 17 (23.94%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 13 (18.31%) Service Analyst
5 13 (18.31%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (11.27%) Team Leader
7 7 (9.86%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (8.45%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (8.45%) Senior Desktop Support
8 6 (8.45%) Support Engineer
9 5 (7.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (7.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (7.04%) Desktop Support Team Leader
9 5 (7.04%) Desktop Team Leader
9 5 (7.04%) Support Team Leader
10 4 (5.63%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 4 (5.63%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
10 4 (5.63%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) ODBC
2 3 (4.23%) .NET
2 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.23%) WCF
2 3 (4.23%) Web Services
2 3 (4.23%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (47.89%) Blackberry
2 18 (25.35%) Client/Server
3 12 (16.90%) Data Centre
4 11 (15.49%) Management Information System
5 8 (11.27%) Smartphone
6 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (5.63%) AS400
7 4 (5.63%) FlexPod
8 3 (4.23%) Clustering
9 2 (2.82%) Fintech
10 1 (1.41%) Driving Licence
10 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 71 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (61.97%) Windows 7
3 27 (38.03%) Apple iOS
4 10 (14.08%) Windows Server
4 10 (14.08%) Windows XP
5 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.63%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.82%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.82%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.41%) Android
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (45.07%) ITIL
2 16 (22.54%) Change Management
3 14 (19.72%) Time Management
3 14 (19.72%) Validation
4 11 (15.49%) Identity Management
5 9 (12.68%) Document Management
6 8 (11.27%) ITIL V3
6 8 (11.27%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.63%) Asset Management
7 4 (5.63%) CRM
7 4 (5.63%) Server Monitoring
7 4 (5.63%) Service Management
8 3 (4.23%) Database Mirroring
8 3 (4.23%) Network Management
8 3 (4.23%) Patch Management
8 3 (4.23%) Virtual Environments
9 2 (2.82%) Service Delivery
10 1 (1.41%) Practice Management
10 1 (1.41%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (1.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.31%) Java
2 3 (4.23%) C#
2 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (70.42%) MCSE
3 49 (69.01%) MCP
4 19 (26.76%) MCSA
5 18 (25.35%) A+ Certification
6 17 (23.94%) Degree
7 16 (22.54%) ACDT
7 16 (22.54%) ACHDS
7 16 (22.54%) ACTC
7 16 (22.54%) MCSM
7 16 (22.54%) Network+ Certification
8 11 (15.49%) MCITP
9 9 (12.68%) MCTS
10 8 (11.27%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (7.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (4.23%) CCNA
12 3 (4.23%) CCNP
12 3 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (4.23%) MCDBA
13 1 (1.41%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (76.06%) Active Directory
2 20 (28.17%) Virtual Servers
3 11 (15.49%) XenApp
4 4 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (4.23%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (43.66%) SCCM
2 5 (7.04%) SCOM
3 4 (5.63%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.63%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 40 (56.34%) Microsoft
2 37 (52.11%) Citrix
3 18 (25.35%) Apple
4 16 (22.54%) Lotus
5 13 (18.31%) Oracle
6 8 (11.27%) VMware
7 7 (9.86%) Cisco
8 5 (7.04%) SolarWinds
9 4 (5.63%) HP
9 4 (5.63%) NetApp
9 4 (5.63%) Sybase
10 2 (2.82%) BMC
10 2 (2.82%) Remedy
11 1 (1.41%) Avaya
11 1 (1.41%) Intel Security
11 1 (1.41%) Juniper
11 1 (1.41%) LANDesk
11 1 (1.41%) Mitel
11 1 (1.41%) OpenText
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