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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 548 502 457
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -45
Contract jobs citing MCDST 24 61 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.67% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 22 32
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£180 £205 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £120 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £529 £235
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £160 £135
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 12
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.13 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% -23.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.14 £10.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.47 £22.50 £18.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.92 £13.25 £18.40
% change year-on-year
+20.15% -27.98%
MCDST
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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 England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9564 9146 7581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.67% 19.34% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5529 5096 4065
Average daily rate £400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £537 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 473 438
Average hourly rate £22.43 £20.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCDST across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -42 6 - - 1
North West -13 5 - - 1
London -20 5 £250 +16.27% 1
East of England +2 2 - - 2
South West -5 2 £110 - 3
Yorkshire -14 2 - - 4
West Midlands - 2 £195 - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
MCDST
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MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (96.72%) Microsoft
3 55 (90.16%) Windows
4 37 (60.66%) MS Office
5 34 (55.74%) Windows 7
6 26 (42.62%) Citrix
7 25 (40.98%) MCSE
8 24 (39.34%) MCP
9 23 (37.70%) Blackberry
10 21 (34.43%) ITIL
10 21 (34.43%) MS Excel
10 21 (34.43%) Active Directory
11 17 (27.87%) Wireless
12 16 (26.23%) SharePoint
13 15 (24.59%) A+ Certification
13 15 (24.59%) MCITP
13 15 (24.59%) Windows Vista
14 14 (22.95%) Windows XP
15 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
16 11 (18.03%) MCSA
16 11 (18.03%) Internet
17 10 (16.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 10 (16.39%) CQG
17 10 (16.39%) Smartcard
17 10 (16.39%) Reuters
17 10 (16.39%) Bloomberg
17 10 (16.39%) Thin Client
17 10 (16.39%) DHCP
17 10 (16.39%) FTP
17 10 (16.39%) DNS

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 16 (26.23%) SharePoint
2 10 (16.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (11.48%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.92%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.28%) CMS
6 1 (1.64%) Lync
6 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 37 (60.66%) MS Office
2 21 (34.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (27.87%) Wireless
2 11 (18.03%) Internet
3 10 (16.39%) DNS
3 10 (16.39%) DHCP
3 10 (16.39%) FTP
4 7 (11.48%) TCP/IP
5 5 (8.20%) VPN
5 5 (8.20%) LAN
5 5 (8.20%) WAN
6 4 (6.56%) Extranet
7 3 (4.92%) SAN
8 2 (3.28%) WLAN
8 2 (3.28%) Firewall
8 2 (3.28%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.64%) 3G
9 1 (1.64%) VoIP
9 1 (1.64%) ADSL
9 1 (1.64%) Broadband
9 1 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
General
1 8 (13.11%) Law
2 6 (9.84%) Legal
2 6 (9.84%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) Local Government
4 1 (1.64%) Marketing
4 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (31.15%) Analyst
2 17 (27.87%) Desktop Support
3 15 (24.59%) Support Analyst
4 11 (18.03%) Help Desk Analyst
5 10 (16.39%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (16.39%) Help Desk Support
5 10 (16.39%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 9 (14.75%) Support Engineer
7 8 (13.11%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (13.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 7 (11.48%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (11.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 6 (9.84%) Field Service Engineer
9 6 (9.84%) Field Engineer
10 4 (6.56%) Service Analyst
10 4 (6.56%) Service Desk Analyst
11 3 (4.92%) Project Engineer
11 3 (4.92%) Rollout Engineer
11 3 (4.92%) Desktop Analyst
11 3 (4.92%) Citrix Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 23 (37.70%) Blackberry
2 10 (16.39%) Thin Client
2 10 (16.39%) Smartcard
2 10 (16.39%) Smartphone
2 10 (16.39%) Fat Client
3 7 (11.48%) EPoS
4 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.56%) Handset
5 3 (4.92%) iPad
6 2 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.28%) Replication
6 2 (3.28%) PDA
7 1 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 55 (90.16%) Windows
2 34 (55.74%) Windows 7
3 15 (24.59%) Windows Vista
4 14 (22.95%) Windows XP
5 4 (6.56%) Apple iOS
5 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.92%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.92%) Android
7 2 (3.28%) Linux
8 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.64%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (34.43%) ITIL
2 7 (11.48%) Asset Management
2 7 (11.48%) Time Management
3 6 (9.84%) Document Management
4 5 (8.20%) Service Management
5 4 (6.56%) Incident Management
5 4 (6.56%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.28%) Practice Management
6 2 (3.28%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.64%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.64%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.64%) Information Management
Qualifications
1 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (40.98%) MCSE
3 24 (39.34%) MCP
4 15 (24.59%) MCITP
4 15 (24.59%) A+ Certification
5 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
6 11 (18.03%) MCSA
7 7 (11.48%) MCTS
8 5 (8.20%) MOS
9 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
9 3 (4.92%) CCA
9 3 (4.92%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (3.28%) CCNA
10 2 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.64%) ECDL
11 1 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (34.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.92%) XenApp
3 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.64%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) DameWare
2 1 (1.64%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.64%) SCCM
2 1 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 59 (96.72%) Microsoft
2 26 (42.62%) Citrix
3 10 (16.39%) Reuters
3 10 (16.39%) Bloomberg
3 10 (16.39%) CQG
4 9 (14.75%) Cisco
5 8 (13.11%) Dell
5 8 (13.11%) McAfee
5 8 (13.11%) Sophos
6 7 (11.48%) Panasonic
7 4 (6.56%) VMware
8 3 (4.92%) Lotus
8 3 (4.92%) Mitel
8 3 (4.92%) Avaya
8 3 (4.92%) IBM
8 3 (4.92%) HP
9 2 (3.28%) LANDesk
9 2 (3.28%) OpenText
10 1 (1.64%) AppSense
10 1 (1.64%) Compaq
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