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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 603 584 539
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -45
Contract jobs citing MCDST 34 29 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.067% 0.057% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.29% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 16
Median daily rate £180 £133 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.84% -41.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £119 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £240 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £106 £476
% change year-on-year
+116.47% -77.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 13
Median hourly rate - £15.92 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.67 £15.38
% change year-on-year
- +8.42%
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
10727 9901 9780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.04% 19.52% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6812 5673 5670
Median daily rate £410 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.79% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £535 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 338 485 494
Median hourly rate £26.38 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.90 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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
South East +4 19 £280 - 1
North West -13 9 £110 - 1
London -18 4 £145 +3.57% 3
South West +1 2 £180 -
MCDST
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MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 75 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (97.33%) Windows
3 61 (81.33%) MS Office
4 47 (62.67%) MCSE
4 47 (62.67%) Microsoft
4 47 (62.67%) Active Directory
5 45 (60.00%) Windows 7
6 42 (56.00%) ITIL
7 39 (52.00%) Citrix
8 36 (48.00%) Blackberry
8 36 (48.00%) MCP
9 28 (37.33%) Finance
10 26 (34.67%) SCCM
11 21 (28.00%) XenApp
12 19 (25.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 18 (24.00%) MCITP
14 17 (22.67%) TCP/IP
15 16 (21.33%) MS Excel
15 16 (21.33%) Skype
15 16 (21.33%) Windows Server 2008
16 15 (20.00%) German Language
16 15 (20.00%) MS Exchange
17 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2003
17 14 (18.67%) Document Management
17 14 (18.67%) Law
18 13 (17.33%) Legal
18 13 (17.33%) Office 365
19 12 (16.00%) Windows 2000 Server
19 12 (16.00%) LAN
20 11 (14.67%) WAN

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 19 (25.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 15 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 7 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.33%) CMS
6 1 (1.33%) IIS
6 1 (1.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 61 (81.33%) MS Office
2 16 (21.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.33%) Office 365
2 3 (4.00%) SaaS
3 2 (2.67%) IaaS
3 2 (2.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.67%) TCP/IP
2 16 (21.33%) Skype
3 12 (16.00%) LAN
4 11 (14.67%) WAN
5 9 (12.00%) DHCP
5 9 (12.00%) DNS
5 9 (12.00%) VPN
6 5 (6.67%) Wireless
7 3 (4.00%) Extranet
7 3 (4.00%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.67%) Network Security
9 1 (1.33%) Internet
9 1 (1.33%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) AdminStudio
1 2 (2.67%) InstallShield
1 2 (2.67%) MSI
2 1 (1.33%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 28 (37.33%) Finance
2 15 (20.00%) German Language
3 14 (18.67%) Law
4 13 (17.33%) Legal
5 9 (12.00%) French Language
6 6 (8.00%) Banking
7 3 (4.00%) Local Government
8 1 (1.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (42.67%) Analyst
2 27 (36.00%) Desktop Support
3 21 (28.00%) Support Analyst
4 18 (24.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 18 (24.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 12 (16.00%) Citrix Support
5 12 (16.00%) Support Engineer
6 11 (14.67%) Service Analyst
6 11 (14.67%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (13.33%) Citrix Analyst
7 10 (13.33%) Citrix Support Analyst
8 7 (9.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 5 (6.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
9 5 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 5 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
9 5 (6.67%) Technical Support
9 5 (6.67%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.33%) .NET
1 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.33%) WCF
1 1 (1.33%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (48.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.33%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.00%) Handset
3 3 (4.00%) iPad
4 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.33%) Clustering
4 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 73 (97.33%) Windows
2 45 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 16 (21.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (16.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 8 (10.67%) Windows XP
7 4 (5.33%) Windows Server
7 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.00%) Apple iOS
8 3 (4.00%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.33%) Android
9 1 (1.33%) Linux
9 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.33%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (56.00%) ITIL
2 14 (18.67%) Document Management
3 10 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (9.33%) ITIL V3
5 6 (8.00%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.33%) Practice Management
7 2 (2.67%) Asset Management
7 2 (2.67%) Capacity Management
7 2 (2.67%) Patch Management
8 1 (1.33%) Application Rationalisation
8 1 (1.33%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.33%) Data Analysis
8 1 (1.33%) Data Migration
8 1 (1.33%) Database Mirroring
8 1 (1.33%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.33%) Migration
8 1 (1.33%) Network Management
8 1 (1.33%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (1.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.67%) VB
2 2 (2.67%) VBScript
3 1 (1.33%) C#
3 1 (1.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (62.67%) MCSE
3 36 (48.00%) MCP
4 18 (24.00%) MCITP
5 9 (12.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (8.00%) MOS
7 5 (6.67%) MCSA
8 3 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (4.00%) MCTS
9 2 (2.67%) A+ Certification
9 2 (2.67%) ACSP
9 2 (2.67%) CCNA
9 2 (2.67%) CCNP
9 2 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.67%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.33%) CCDP
10 1 (1.33%) CCIP
10 1 (1.33%) MCDBA
10 1 (1.33%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (62.67%) Active Directory
2 21 (28.00%) XenApp
3 4 (5.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (34.67%) SCCM
2 2 (2.67%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.67%) SCOM
2 2 (2.67%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (62.67%) Microsoft
2 39 (52.00%) Citrix
3 3 (4.00%) Apple
3 3 (4.00%) VMware
4 2 (2.67%) BMC
4 2 (2.67%) Remedy
4 2 (2.67%) Symantec
5 1 (1.33%) Cisco
5 1 (1.33%) EMC
5 1 (1.33%) HP
5 1 (1.33%) IBM
5 1 (1.33%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.33%) Mitel
5 1 (1.33%) OpenText
5 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.33%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.33%) Wyse
London
Michael Bailey Associates
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