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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 581 584 579
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing MCDST 25 30 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.055% 0.059% 0.081%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.29% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 21
Median daily rate £130 £400 £128
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-67.50% +213.72%
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £325 £140
% change year-on-year
-72.32% +132.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Median hourly rate £13.00 £8.50 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.94% -49.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £8.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year
+52.94% -47.08%
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
9240 10450 10748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.15% 20.70% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5843 6390 6183
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £556 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 499 502
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +51.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.15 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +20 16 £130 -74.00% 2
Yorkshire +13 3 £80 -
South West - 2 - -
South East +23 1 - - 1
East Midlands -4 1 - -
West Midlands -11 1 - -
North East - 1 £145 -
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MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 57 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (96.49%) Windows
3 43 (75.44%) Active Directory
4 38 (66.67%) MCSE
5 37 (64.91%) MS Office
6 35 (61.40%) MCP
7 34 (59.65%) Windows 7
8 28 (49.12%) Microsoft
9 26 (45.61%) Citrix
10 25 (43.86%) Blackberry
11 23 (40.35%) MCSA
11 23 (40.35%) ITIL
12 22 (38.60%) TCP/IP
12 22 (38.60%) Virtual Servers
13 21 (36.84%) Internet
14 19 (33.33%) Apple
14 19 (33.33%) Change Management
14 19 (33.33%) MS Excel
14 19 (33.33%) Management Information System
14 19 (33.33%) SCCM
14 19 (33.33%) Apple iOS
15 18 (31.58%) MCSM
15 18 (31.58%) Time Management
15 18 (31.58%) Wireless
15 18 (31.58%) Network+ Certification
15 18 (31.58%) ACTC
15 18 (31.58%) ACHDS
15 18 (31.58%) ACDT
15 18 (31.58%) Client/Server
15 18 (31.58%) Ethernet

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 13 (22.81%) IBM Notes
2 4 (7.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (5.26%) IIS
3 3 (5.26%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.51%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 37 (64.91%) MS Office
2 19 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (5.26%) SaaS
2 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (38.60%) TCP/IP
2 21 (36.84%) Internet
3 18 (31.58%) Ethernet
3 18 (31.58%) Wireless
4 9 (15.79%) LAN
5 7 (12.28%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (10.53%) Skype
7 4 (7.02%) DHCP
7 4 (7.02%) DNS
7 4 (7.02%) SAN
8 2 (3.51%) Extranet
8 2 (3.51%) WAN
9 1 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.75%) Firewall
9 1 (1.75%) Intranet
9 1 (1.75%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) CruiseControl
1 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (5.26%) TeamCity
1 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (3.51%) MSI
General
1 16 (28.07%) Finance
2 7 (12.28%) Retail
3 4 (7.02%) Billing
4 3 (5.26%) German Language
4 3 (5.26%) Legal
5 2 (3.51%) Banking
5 2 (3.51%) Law
5 2 (3.51%) Military
6 1 (1.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (36.84%) Desktop Support
2 17 (29.82%) Analyst
3 10 (17.54%) Service Analyst
3 10 (17.54%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (17.54%) Support Engineer
4 8 (14.04%) Support Analyst
5 7 (12.28%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Team Leader
6 6 (10.53%) Desktop Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) Desktop Support Team Leader
7 5 (8.77%) Desktop Team Leader
7 5 (8.77%) Senior Desktop Support
7 5 (8.77%) Support Team Leader
8 4 (7.02%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (7.02%) Server Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) IMAC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) .NET
1 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 3 (5.26%) WCF
1 3 (5.26%) Web Services
1 3 (5.26%) WF
2 1 (1.75%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 25 (43.86%) Blackberry
2 19 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 18 (31.58%) Client/Server
4 9 (15.79%) Data Centre
5 7 (12.28%) Smartphone
6 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (7.02%) FlexPod
8 3 (5.26%) Clustering
9 2 (3.51%) e-Learning
9 2 (3.51%) Fintech
9 2 (3.51%) Mathematics
10 1 (1.75%) AS400
10 1 (1.75%) Handset
10 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 55 (96.49%) Windows
2 34 (59.65%) Windows 7
3 19 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 11 (19.30%) Windows Server
5 7 (12.28%) Windows 8
6 5 (8.77%) Windows XP
7 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.51%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.75%) Android
9 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (40.35%) ITIL
2 19 (33.33%) Change Management
3 18 (31.58%) Time Management
4 17 (29.82%) Validation
5 16 (28.07%) Identity Management
6 6 (10.53%) Service Delivery
7 4 (7.02%) Asset Management
7 4 (7.02%) Document Management
7 4 (7.02%) ITIL V3
7 4 (7.02%) Patch Management
7 4 (7.02%) Server Monitoring
7 4 (7.02%) Service Management
8 3 (5.26%) CRM
8 3 (5.26%) Database Mirroring
8 3 (5.26%) Network Management
8 3 (5.26%) Virtual Environments
9 2 (3.51%) Coaching
9 2 (3.51%) Logistics
9 2 (3.51%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.51%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.54%) Java
2 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.26%) C#
4 2 (3.51%) C
5 1 (1.75%) VB
5 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 57 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (66.67%) MCSE
3 35 (61.40%) MCP
4 23 (40.35%) MCSA
5 18 (31.58%) ACDT
5 18 (31.58%) ACHDS
5 18 (31.58%) ACTC
5 18 (31.58%) MCSM
5 18 (31.58%) Network+ Certification
6 17 (29.82%) A+ Certification
7 13 (22.81%) MCITP
8 12 (21.05%) Degree
9 10 (17.54%) MCTS
10 3 (5.26%) CCNA
10 3 (5.26%) CCNP
10 3 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (5.26%) MCDBA
11 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (3.51%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (75.44%) Active Directory
2 22 (38.60%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.26%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.75%) vSphere
5 1 (1.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (33.33%) SCCM
2 4 (7.02%) Backup Exec
2 4 (7.02%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (5.26%) SCOM
4 1 (1.75%) Sysprep
4 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (49.12%) Microsoft
2 26 (45.61%) Citrix
3 19 (33.33%) Apple
4 13 (22.81%) Lotus
5 10 (17.54%) Cisco
5 10 (17.54%) Oracle
6 8 (14.04%) VMware
7 5 (8.77%) SolarWinds
8 4 (7.02%) HP
8 4 (7.02%) NetApp
9 2 (3.51%) Intel Security
9 2 (3.51%) Xerox
10 1 (1.75%) Acronis
10 1 (1.75%) BMC
10 1 (1.75%) Juniper
10 1 (1.75%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.75%) MobileIron
10 1 (1.75%) Remedy
10 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.75%) Sybase
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