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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 586 585 562
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -23
Contract jobs citing MCDST 34 33 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.069% 0.066% 0.071%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.35% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 8
Median daily rate £140 £140 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £118 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £154
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £118 £130
% change year-on-year
+10.63% -9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 13
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.80%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.92 £15.63
% change year-on-year
- +8.28%
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
10661 9399 9311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.58% 18.77% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6734 5581 5446
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 470 435
Median hourly rate £27.90 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.30% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £24.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.67% +20.60%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -9 12 £150 +5.26%
South East -1 10 £130 +8.33% 1
South West - 6 £135 - 1
North West -11 3 - - 2
Yorkshire +3 2 £100 -11.11% 2
North East - 1 £140 -
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MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 79 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (98.73%) Windows
3 67 (84.81%) MS Office
4 54 (68.35%) MCSE
5 50 (63.29%) Microsoft
5 50 (63.29%) Windows 7
6 47 (59.49%) Active Directory
7 42 (53.16%) Citrix
8 41 (51.90%) MCP
9 40 (50.63%) ITIL
10 38 (48.10%) Blackberry
11 36 (45.57%) Finance
12 32 (40.51%) SCCM
13 24 (30.38%) TCP/IP
14 23 (29.11%) MS Excel
15 20 (25.32%) MS Exchange
15 20 (25.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 20 (25.32%) XenApp
16 19 (24.05%) MCITP
17 17 (21.52%) Document Management
17 17 (21.52%) Law
18 16 (20.25%) Office 365
18 16 (20.25%) Skype
19 15 (18.99%) Apple iOS
19 15 (18.99%) German Language
19 15 (18.99%) Legal
19 15 (18.99%) LAN
19 15 (18.99%) WAN
20 13 (16.46%) DHCP
20 13 (16.46%) DNS

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 20 (25.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 20 (25.32%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (6.33%) IBM Notes
4 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.53%) CMS
5 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.27%) IIS
Applications
1 67 (84.81%) MS Office
2 23 (29.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.25%) Office 365
2 3 (3.80%) SaaS
3 2 (2.53%) IaaS
3 2 (2.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (30.38%) TCP/IP
2 16 (20.25%) Skype
3 15 (18.99%) LAN
3 15 (18.99%) WAN
4 13 (16.46%) DHCP
4 13 (16.46%) DNS
4 13 (16.46%) Internet
5 8 (10.13%) Wireless
6 7 (8.86%) VPN
7 6 (7.59%) Extranet
8 5 (6.33%) Ethernet
8 5 (6.33%) Intranet
9 2 (2.53%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.27%) SAN
10 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) AdminStudio
1 2 (2.53%) InstallShield
1 2 (2.53%) MSI
2 1 (1.27%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.27%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 36 (45.57%) Finance
2 17 (21.52%) Law
3 15 (18.99%) German Language
3 15 (18.99%) Legal
4 9 (11.39%) French Language
5 6 (7.59%) Banking
6 5 (6.33%) Billing
7 1 (1.27%) Games
7 1 (1.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 35 (44.30%) Analyst
2 29 (36.71%) Desktop Support
3 20 (25.32%) Support Analyst
4 19 (24.05%) Desktop Analyst
4 19 (24.05%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 16 (20.25%) Service Analyst
5 16 (20.25%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (12.66%) Support Engineer
7 8 (10.13%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (8.86%) Citrix Support
9 6 (7.59%) Citrix Analyst
9 6 (7.59%) Citrix Support Analyst
10 5 (6.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 5 (6.33%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (6.33%) Technical Engineer
10 5 (6.33%) Technical Support
10 5 (6.33%) Technical Support Engineer
11 4 (5.06%) IT Analyst
11 4 (5.06%) Products Support Engineer
11 4 (5.06%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) ODBC
2 1 (1.27%) .NET
2 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.27%) WCF
2 1 (1.27%) Web Services
2 1 (1.27%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (48.10%) Blackberry
2 9 (11.39%) Smartphone
3 8 (10.13%) Data Centre
4 7 (8.86%) Client/Server
5 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.06%) AS400
6 4 (5.06%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.27%) Clustering
7 1 (1.27%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.27%) FlexPod
7 1 (1.27%) Handset
7 1 (1.27%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 78 (98.73%) Windows
2 50 (63.29%) Windows 7
3 15 (18.99%) Apple iOS
4 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (10.13%) Windows XP
7 7 (8.86%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (5.06%) Windows 10
9 3 (3.80%) Windows Server
10 2 (2.53%) Android
10 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.27%) Linux
11 1 (1.27%) Windows Phone
11 1 (1.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (50.63%) ITIL
2 17 (21.52%) Document Management
3 10 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (11.39%) ITIL V3
5 7 (8.86%) Problem Management
6 5 (6.33%) Change Management
7 4 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.06%) Practice Management
8 3 (3.80%) Patch Management
8 3 (3.80%) Time Management
8 3 (3.80%) Validation
9 2 (2.53%) CRM
9 2 (2.53%) Service Management
10 1 (1.27%) Configuration Management
10 1 (1.27%) Data Analysis
10 1 (1.27%) Database Mirroring
10 1 (1.27%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2
10 1 (1.27%) Project Management
10 1 (1.27%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.33%) Java
2 3 (3.80%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.53%) VB
3 2 (2.53%) VBScript
4 1 (1.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 79 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (68.35%) MCSE
3 41 (51.90%) MCP
4 19 (24.05%) MCITP
5 11 (13.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 10 (12.66%) MCSA
7 7 (8.86%) A+ Certification
7 7 (8.86%) Degree
7 7 (8.86%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (7.59%) MOS
9 5 (6.33%) ACDT
9 5 (6.33%) ACHDS
9 5 (6.33%) ACTC
9 5 (6.33%) MCSM
9 5 (6.33%) Network+ Certification
10 4 (5.06%) MCTS
11 2 (2.53%) CCNA
11 2 (2.53%) CCNP
11 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (1.27%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (59.49%) Active Directory
2 20 (25.32%) XenApp
3 6 (7.59%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (40.51%) SCCM
2 3 (3.80%) SCOM
3 1 (1.27%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.27%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 50 (63.29%) Microsoft
2 42 (53.16%) Citrix
3 9 (11.39%) Apple
4 5 (6.33%) Lotus
4 5 (6.33%) Oracle
4 5 (6.33%) VMware
5 4 (5.06%) Sybase
6 3 (3.80%) BMC
6 3 (3.80%) Cisco
6 3 (3.80%) Remedy
7 2 (2.53%) HP
7 2 (2.53%) LANDesk
7 2 (2.53%) Mitel
7 2 (2.53%) OpenText
7 2 (2.53%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.27%) Avaya
8 1 (1.27%) EMC
8 1 (1.27%) IBM
8 1 (1.27%) NetApp
8 1 (1.27%) Red Hat
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