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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
UK / England
Rank 553 551 554
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing MCDST 17 43 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.092% 0.059%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.44% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 14
Median daily rate £130 £225 £128
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% +76.47%
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £301 £125
% change year-on-year
-70.04% +140.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
Median hourly rate £14.25 £15.50 £15.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% +1.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £8.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.65 £16.67 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.12% -13.88%

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
8425 9781 9402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.28% 21.02% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5319 6000 5599
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 454 440
Median hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +89.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -2 9 £130 -35.00% 2
South East +18 2 - -
South West +12 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +3 2 - - 1
North West +14 1 - - 2
East Midlands +3 1 - -
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (96.15%) Windows
3 37 (71.15%) Active Directory
4 33 (63.46%) MS Office
5 32 (61.54%) MCP
5 32 (61.54%) MCSE
6 30 (57.69%) Windows 7
7 26 (50.00%) Microsoft
8 24 (46.15%) Citrix
9 22 (42.31%) ITIL
9 22 (42.31%) Blackberry
10 21 (40.38%) MCSA
11 20 (38.46%) TCP/IP
12 19 (36.54%) Management Information System
13 18 (34.62%) Apple
14 17 (32.69%) Change Management
14 17 (32.69%) MS Excel
14 17 (32.69%) Time Management
14 17 (32.69%) Apple iOS
14 17 (32.69%) Virtual Servers
15 16 (30.77%) MCSM
15 16 (30.77%) Client/Server
15 16 (30.77%) Internet
15 16 (30.77%) Wireless
15 16 (30.77%) Ethernet
15 16 (30.77%) Identity Management
15 16 (30.77%) Validation
15 16 (30.77%) Network+ Certification
15 16 (30.77%) ACTC
15 16 (30.77%) ACHDS

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 11 (21.15%) IBM Notes
2 4 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (5.77%) IIS
3 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.85%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 33 (63.46%) MS Office
2 17 (32.69%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (5.77%) SaaS
2 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (38.46%) TCP/IP
2 16 (30.77%) Ethernet
2 16 (30.77%) Internet
2 16 (30.77%) Wireless
3 11 (21.15%) LAN
4 7 (13.46%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (11.54%) Skype
6 4 (7.69%) WAN
7 3 (5.77%) IP Telephony
7 3 (5.77%) Network Security
8 2 (3.85%) Extranet
9 1 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.92%) DHCP
9 1 (1.92%) DNS
9 1 (1.92%) Firewall
9 1 (1.92%) SAN
9 1 (1.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) CruiseControl
1 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (5.77%) TeamCity
1 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (3.85%) MSI
General
1 13 (25.00%) Finance
2 7 (13.46%) Retail
3 3 (5.77%) German Language
3 3 (5.77%) Legal
4 2 (3.85%) Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Billing
4 2 (3.85%) Law
4 2 (3.85%) Military
5 1 (1.92%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (40.38%) Desktop Support
2 16 (30.77%) Analyst
3 10 (19.23%) Support Analyst
3 10 (19.23%) Support Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) Desktop Analyst
4 8 (15.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (13.46%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 7 (13.46%) Service Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Team Leader
6 5 (9.62%) Desktop Support Team Leader
6 5 (9.62%) Desktop Team Leader
6 5 (9.62%) Senior Desktop Support
6 5 (9.62%) Support Team Leader
7 3 (5.77%) IMAC Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) AWS Infrastructure Lead
8 2 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) .NET
1 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET
1 3 (5.77%) WCF
1 3 (5.77%) WF
2 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (42.31%) Blackberry
2 19 (36.54%) Management Information System
3 16 (30.77%) Client/Server
4 7 (13.46%) Data Centre
4 7 (13.46%) Smartphone
5 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (5.77%) Clustering
7 2 (3.85%) e-Learning
7 2 (3.85%) Fintech
7 2 (3.85%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.92%) Biotechnology
8 1 (1.92%) FlexPod
8 1 (1.92%) Handset
8 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (96.15%) Windows
2 30 (57.69%) Windows 7
3 17 (32.69%) Apple iOS
4 7 (13.46%) Windows 8
5 6 (11.54%) Windows Server
5 6 (11.54%) Windows XP
6 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (5.77%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.92%) Android
8 1 (1.92%) Linux
8 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (42.31%) ITIL
2 17 (32.69%) Change Management
2 17 (32.69%) Time Management
3 16 (30.77%) Identity Management
3 16 (30.77%) Validation
4 6 (11.54%) Service Delivery
5 5 (9.62%) ITIL V3
6 4 (7.69%) Asset Management
6 4 (7.69%) Document Management
6 4 (7.69%) Patch Management
7 3 (5.77%) CRM
7 3 (5.77%) Database Mirroring
7 3 (5.77%) Network Management
7 3 (5.77%) Virtual Environments
8 2 (3.85%) Analytics
8 2 (3.85%) Coaching
8 2 (3.85%) Logistics
8 2 (3.85%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.85%) Process Improvement
8 2 (3.85%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) Java
2 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.77%) C#
4 2 (3.85%) C
5 1 (1.92%) VB
5 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (61.54%) MCP
2 32 (61.54%) MCSE
3 21 (40.38%) MCSA
4 16 (30.77%) ACDT
4 16 (30.77%) ACHDS
4 16 (30.77%) ACTC
4 16 (30.77%) MCSM
4 16 (30.77%) Network+ Certification
5 15 (28.85%) A+ Certification
6 11 (21.15%) MCITP
7 10 (19.23%) Degree
8 7 (13.46%) MCTS
9 3 (5.77%) CCNA
9 3 (5.77%) CCNP
9 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (5.77%) MCDBA
9 3 (5.77%) NVQ Level 3
10 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (71.15%) Active Directory
2 17 (32.69%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.92%) vSphere
4 1 (1.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (25.00%) SCCM
2 4 (7.69%) WSUS
3 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.92%) SCOM
3 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.92%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 26 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (46.15%) Citrix
3 18 (34.62%) Apple
4 11 (21.15%) Lotus
5 8 (15.38%) Oracle
6 5 (9.62%) Cisco
6 5 (9.62%) VMware
7 2 (3.85%) Intel Security
7 2 (3.85%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.85%) Xerox
8 1 (1.92%) Acronis
8 1 (1.92%) Avaya
8 1 (1.92%) HP
8 1 (1.92%) Juniper
8 1 (1.92%) MobileIron
8 1 (1.92%) Polycom
8 1 (1.92%) Remedy
8 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.92%) Sophos
8 1 (1.92%) Veeam