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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
UK / England
Rank 560 566 572
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Contract jobs citing MCDST 13 44 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.031% 0.092% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.43% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 7
Median daily rate £145 £200 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £121 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £293 £262
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £125 £150
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.10 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £16.74 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £16.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-26.84% -31.25%

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
8656 10184 9629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.68% 21.33% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5535 6392 5578
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+4.03% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 401 449
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +61.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.70 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.69 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.41% +84.44%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +3 8 £145 -27.50% 1
North West +22 1 - -
South East +11 1 - -
South West +10 1 - -
Yorkshire +6 1 - -
East of England +4 1 - -
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (95.35%) Windows
3 31 (72.09%) Active Directory
4 25 (58.14%) MCSE
5 24 (55.81%) Windows 7
6 23 (53.49%) Microsoft
6 23 (53.49%) MCP
6 23 (53.49%) MS Office
7 19 (44.19%) MCSA
8 18 (41.86%) Citrix
9 16 (37.21%) ITIL
10 15 (34.88%) TCP/IP
10 15 (34.88%) Blackberry
10 15 (34.88%) Management Information System
11 14 (32.56%) Apple
12 13 (30.23%) Change Management
12 13 (30.23%) Wireless
12 13 (30.23%) Network+ Certification
12 13 (30.23%) Time Management
13 12 (27.91%) ACTC
13 12 (27.91%) ACHDS
13 12 (27.91%) ACDT
13 12 (27.91%) Validation
13 12 (27.91%) Identity Management
13 12 (27.91%) Internet
13 12 (27.91%) Ethernet
13 12 (27.91%) Client/Server
13 12 (27.91%) LAN
13 12 (27.91%) Apple iOS
13 12 (27.91%) MCSM

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 7 (16.28%) IBM Notes
2 5 (11.63%) IIS
3 4 (9.30%) Skype for Business
4 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
5 2 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 23 (53.49%) MS Office
2 10 (23.26%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.98%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (6.98%) SaaS
2 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (34.88%) TCP/IP
2 13 (30.23%) Wireless
3 12 (27.91%) Ethernet
3 12 (27.91%) Internet
3 12 (27.91%) LAN
4 8 (18.60%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (9.30%) Skype
5 4 (9.30%) WAN
6 3 (6.98%) IP Telephony
6 3 (6.98%) Network Security
7 2 (4.65%) VoIP
8 1 (2.33%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (2.33%) Firewall
8 1 (2.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) CruiseControl
1 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (11.63%) TeamCity
1 5 (11.63%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (2.33%) MSI
General
1 7 (16.28%) Retail
2 6 (13.95%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Billing
3 2 (4.65%) Military
4 1 (2.33%) Games
4 1 (2.33%) German Language
4 1 (2.33%) Legal
4 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) Desktop Support
2 12 (27.91%) Analyst
3 9 (20.93%) Support Engineer
4 8 (18.60%) Support Analyst
5 7 (16.28%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (13.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (11.63%) Desktop Analyst
7 5 (11.63%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 5 (11.63%) Service Analyst
7 5 (11.63%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (11.63%) Team Leader
8 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support Team Leader
8 3 (6.98%) Desktop Team Leader
8 3 (6.98%) IMAC Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Senior Desktop Support
8 3 (6.98%) Support Team Leader
8 3 (6.98%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Windows Support Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) AWS Infrastructure Lead
9 2 (4.65%) Azure Infrastructure Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) .NET
1 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET
1 5 (11.63%) WCF
1 5 (11.63%) WF
2 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.88%) Blackberry
1 15 (34.88%) Management Information System
2 12 (27.91%) Client/Server
3 5 (11.63%) Clustering
3 5 (11.63%) Data Centre
4 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (9.30%) Smartphone
5 2 (4.65%) e-Learning
5 2 (4.65%) Fintech
6 1 (2.33%) Biotechnology
6 1 (2.33%) Handset
6 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 41 (95.35%) Windows
2 24 (55.81%) Windows 7
3 12 (27.91%) Apple iOS
4 8 (18.60%) Windows 8
4 8 (18.60%) Windows Server
5 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.98%) Windows 10
6 3 (6.98%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.33%) Android
7 1 (2.33%) Linux
7 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) ITIL
2 13 (30.23%) Change Management
2 13 (30.23%) Time Management
3 12 (27.91%) Identity Management
3 12 (27.91%) Validation
4 5 (11.63%) CRM
4 5 (11.63%) Database Mirroring
4 5 (11.63%) Network Management
4 5 (11.63%) Service Delivery
4 5 (11.63%) Virtual Environments
5 4 (9.30%) Patch Management
6 3 (6.98%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.98%) ITIL V3
7 2 (4.65%) Analytics
7 2 (4.65%) Coaching
7 2 (4.65%) Document Management
7 2 (4.65%) Logistics
7 2 (4.65%) Mathematics
7 2 (4.65%) Process Improvement
7 2 (4.65%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) PowerShell
2 5 (11.63%) C#
3 4 (9.30%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) C
4 2 (4.65%) SQL
5 1 (2.33%) VB
5 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (58.14%) MCSE
3 23 (53.49%) MCP
4 19 (44.19%) MCSA
5 13 (30.23%) Network+ Certification
6 12 (27.91%) ACDT
6 12 (27.91%) ACHDS
6 12 (27.91%) ACTC
6 12 (27.91%) MCSM
7 11 (25.58%) A+ Certification
8 10 (23.26%) MCITP
9 7 (16.28%) MCTS
10 5 (11.63%) CCNA
10 5 (11.63%) CCNP
10 5 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (11.63%) Degree
10 5 (11.63%) MCDBA
11 3 (6.98%) NVQ Level 3
12 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
12 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (72.09%) Active Directory
2 12 (27.91%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (11.63%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.33%) vSphere
4 1 (2.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) SCCM
2 4 (9.30%) WSUS
3 1 (2.33%) SCOM
3 1 (2.33%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 23 (53.49%) Microsoft
2 18 (41.86%) Citrix
3 14 (32.56%) Apple
4 7 (16.28%) Lotus
5 4 (9.30%) Cisco
5 4 (9.30%) Oracle
5 4 (9.30%) VMware
6 2 (4.65%) Xerox
7 1 (2.33%) Acronis
7 1 (2.33%) Avaya
7 1 (2.33%) Intel Security
7 1 (2.33%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.33%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.33%) Polycom
7 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.33%) Remedy
7 1 (2.33%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.33%) Sophos
7 1 (2.33%) Veeam