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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 549 523 522
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -1
Contract jobs citing MCDST 29 46 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.055% 0.095% 0.098%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.55% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 24
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£215 £134 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.44% -21.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £110 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £213 £235
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £113 £138
% change year-on-year
+113.33% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 10
Average hourly rate £15.42 £16.84 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.43% +20.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £14.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.42 £23.50 £17.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-16.86% +29.53%
MCDST
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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
10011 8323 9416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.16% 17.26% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5633 4713 4945
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £548 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 391 564
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 10 £130 - 2
North West -2 7 £425 - 2
London +3 6 £215 +55.79% 5
East of England -29 3 - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 1
North East - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
MCDST
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MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 62 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (66.13%) MCSE
3 40 (64.52%) Windows
3 40 (64.52%) Microsoft
4 34 (54.84%) Active Directory
5 32 (51.61%) MCP
6 29 (46.77%) MS Office
7 27 (43.55%) ITIL
8 25 (40.32%) Windows 7
9 21 (33.87%) MCITP
10 20 (32.26%) MCSA
11 16 (25.81%) MS Excel
12 15 (24.19%) Windows XP
12 15 (24.19%) MS Exchange
12 15 (24.19%) HP
13 14 (22.58%) SLA
13 14 (22.58%) Blackberry
14 13 (20.97%) McAfee
15 12 (19.35%) MCTS
16 11 (17.74%) Cisco
16 11 (17.74%) Security Cleared
17 10 (16.13%) Citrix
18 9 (14.52%) Firewall
18 9 (14.52%) OVSD
18 9 (14.52%) Apple
18 9 (14.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 9 (14.52%) OpenView
18 9 (14.52%) Windows Vista
18 9 (14.52%) SCCM
19 8 (12.90%) Network Security

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15 (24.19%) MS Exchange
2 9 (14.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.61%) CMS
Applications
1 29 (46.77%) MS Office
2 16 (25.81%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.52%) Firewall
2 8 (12.90%) Network Security
3 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
4 6 (9.68%) WAN
5 5 (8.06%) Internet
6 3 (4.84%) VPN
6 3 (4.84%) LAN
6 3 (4.84%) Wireless
7 2 (3.23%) IP Telephony
7 2 (3.23%) DNS
7 2 (3.23%) DHCP
7 2 (3.23%) Intranet
7 2 (3.23%) DMZ
8 1 (1.61%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.61%) FTP
8 1 (1.61%) WLAN
8 1 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.61%) Structured Cabling
General
1 3 (4.84%) Local Government
1 3 (4.84%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Law
2 2 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Legal
3 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (35.48%) Analyst
2 21 (33.87%) Support Engineer
3 10 (16.13%) Desktop Support
4 9 (14.52%) Service Analyst
4 9 (14.52%) Support Analyst
4 9 (14.52%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (9.68%) IT Support
6 5 (8.06%) Security Manager
6 5 (8.06%) Network Manager
6 5 (8.06%) Desktop Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) Network Security Manager
7 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.45%) Field Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Field Service Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Project Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Consultant
8 3 (4.84%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (4.84%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.58%) Blackberry
2 7 (11.29%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.45%) EPoS
4 3 (4.84%) Handset
4 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.84%) iPad
5 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.23%) iPhone
5 2 (3.23%) NHS
6 1 (1.61%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.61%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.61%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.61%) AS400
6 1 (1.61%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.61%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 40 (64.52%) Windows
2 25 (40.32%) Windows 7
3 15 (24.19%) Windows XP
4 9 (14.52%) Windows Vista
5 8 (12.90%) Android
6 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (6.45%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (43.55%) ITIL
2 7 (11.29%) Service Management
3 6 (9.68%) Asset Management
4 5 (8.06%) Time Management
5 3 (4.84%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.84%) ITSM
5 3 (4.84%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (4.84%) People Management
6 2 (3.23%) Line Management
6 2 (3.23%) Document Management
7 1 (1.61%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (1.61%) Automated Testing
7 1 (1.61%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.61%) Practice Management
7 1 (1.61%) Software Distribution
7 1 (1.61%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.61%) E-Discovery
7 1 (1.61%) Manual Testing
7 1 (1.61%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.61%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (66.13%) MCSE
3 32 (51.61%) MCP
4 21 (33.87%) MCITP
5 20 (32.26%) MCSA
6 12 (19.35%) MCTS
7 11 (17.74%) Security Cleared
8 8 (12.90%) CCNA
8 8 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (9.68%) CCNP
10 5 (8.06%) IBM Certification
10 5 (8.06%) RHCE
10 5 (8.06%) CCIP
10 5 (8.06%) CCDP
10 5 (8.06%) ACSA
10 5 (8.06%) ACSP
11 3 (4.84%) MOS
12 2 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (3.23%) Degree
12 2 (3.23%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.58%) SLA
2 5 (8.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.61%) QA
3 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (54.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.23%) XenApp
4 1 (1.61%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 9 (14.52%) OVSD
1 9 (14.52%) OpenView
1 9 (14.52%) SCCM
2 6 (9.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (4.84%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.61%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 40 (64.52%) Microsoft
2 15 (24.19%) HP
3 13 (20.97%) McAfee
4 11 (17.74%) Cisco
5 10 (16.13%) Citrix
6 9 (14.52%) Apple
7 5 (8.06%) EMC
7 5 (8.06%) IBM
8 4 (6.45%) Panasonic
8 4 (6.45%) Kaseya
8 4 (6.45%) Dell
8 4 (6.45%) Red Hat
8 4 (6.45%) Symantec
8 4 (6.45%) Sophos
9 3 (4.84%) Avaya
9 3 (4.84%) VMware
9 3 (4.84%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.61%) CQG
10 1 (1.61%) Mercator
10 1 (1.61%) Reuters
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