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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 538 516 521
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +5
Contract jobs citing MCDST 31 38 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.061% 0.079% 0.096%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.45% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 27
Average daily rate
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£130 £115 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -28.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £90 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £190 £235
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £113 £143
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 9
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.98 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.71% +13.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £15.10 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.16 £20.00 £17.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.84 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-7.95% +22.47%
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
9426 8436 9335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.53% 17.61% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5398 4671 4875
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 438 580
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% -6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.18 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.36 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 14 £130 -
East of England -28 7 - - 1
London -5 4 £210 +52.17% 1
North West 0 2 - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
North East - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (71.01%) Windows
3 45 (65.22%) Active Directory
4 43 (62.32%) MCP
5 41 (59.42%) Microsoft
6 38 (55.07%) MCSE
7 36 (52.17%) MS Office
8 30 (43.48%) Windows 7
9 27 (39.13%) ITIL
10 23 (33.33%) MS Excel
10 23 (33.33%) MCITP
11 20 (28.99%) Blackberry
12 19 (27.54%) MS Exchange
13 16 (23.19%) MCSA
13 16 (23.19%) Windows XP
13 16 (23.19%) Citrix
14 15 (21.74%) McAfee
15 14 (20.29%) SLA
15 14 (20.29%) Windows Vista
16 13 (18.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 13 (18.84%) Security Cleared
17 12 (17.39%) Firewall
18 11 (15.94%) HP
19 10 (14.49%) OpenView
19 10 (14.49%) OVSD
19 10 (14.49%) SCCM
20 9 (13.04%) Cisco
20 9 (13.04%) MCTS
21 7 (10.14%) Internet
21 7 (10.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 19 (27.54%) MS Exchange
2 13 (18.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (8.70%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.45%) IIS
5 1 (1.45%) CMS
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 36 (52.17%) MS Office
2 23 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.39%) Firewall
2 7 (10.14%) Internet
3 6 (8.70%) Wireless
3 6 (8.70%) Network Security
3 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 5 (7.25%) DNS
4 5 (7.25%) LAN
4 5 (7.25%) WAN
4 5 (7.25%) DHCP
5 4 (5.80%) VPN
5 4 (5.80%) FTP
6 3 (4.35%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.45%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.45%) Intranet
7 1 (1.45%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.45%) WLAN
General
1 6 (8.70%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Law
3 3 (4.35%) Local Government
4 2 (2.90%) Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (42.03%) Analyst
2 23 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 12 (17.39%) Service Analyst
3 12 (17.39%) Support Analyst
3 12 (17.39%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (13.04%) Desktop Support
5 7 (10.14%) IT Support
6 6 (8.70%) Help Desk Support
6 6 (8.70%) Help Desk Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (7.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Desktop Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) IT Support Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Project Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (5.80%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) Field Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Service Manager
9 3 (4.35%) Field Service Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) Web Services
1 1 (1.45%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (28.99%) Blackberry
2 6 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (5.80%) Smartphone
3 4 (5.80%) Fat Client
3 4 (5.80%) Thin Client
3 4 (5.80%) Smartcard
4 3 (4.35%) EPoS
4 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.35%) Handset
4 3 (4.35%) iPad
5 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.90%) iPhone
5 2 (2.90%) NHS
6 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.45%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 49 (71.01%) Windows
2 30 (43.48%) Windows 7
3 16 (23.19%) Windows XP
4 14 (20.29%) Windows Vista
5 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.80%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.90%) Android
9 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (39.13%) ITIL
2 7 (10.14%) Service Management
2 7 (10.14%) Asset Management
3 6 (8.70%) Incident Management
4 5 (7.25%) Time Management
5 3 (4.35%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (4.35%) ITSM
6 2 (2.90%) Document Management
6 2 (2.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.45%) ERP
7 1 (1.45%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (1.45%) Practice Management
7 1 (1.45%) QMS
7 1 (1.45%) E-Discovery
7 1 (1.45%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (62.32%) MCP
3 38 (55.07%) MCSE
4 23 (33.33%) MCITP
5 16 (23.19%) MCSA
6 13 (18.84%) Security Cleared
7 9 (13.04%) MCTS
8 5 (7.25%) A+ Certification
9 4 (5.80%) Degree
10 2 (2.90%) MOS
10 2 (2.90%) CCNA
10 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.45%) CCNP
11 1 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (20.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (65.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.35%) XenApp
3 1 (1.45%) XenServer
3 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.45%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 10 (14.49%) OpenView
1 10 (14.49%) OVSD
1 10 (14.49%) SCCM
2 7 (10.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 41 (59.42%) Microsoft
2 16 (23.19%) Citrix
3 15 (21.74%) McAfee
4 11 (15.94%) HP
5 9 (13.04%) Cisco
6 6 (8.70%) Reuters
6 6 (8.70%) Bloomberg
6 6 (8.70%) CQG
7 5 (7.25%) Sophos
7 5 (7.25%) Panasonic
7 5 (7.25%) Dell
8 4 (5.80%) Symantec
8 4 (5.80%) Apple
8 4 (5.80%) Kaseya
9 3 (4.35%) VMware
10 1 (1.45%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.45%) Open Text
10 1 (1.45%) Mercator
10 1 (1.45%) Sybase
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