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 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 576 588 551
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -37
Contract jobs citing MCDST 38 36 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.077% 0.071% 0.078%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.37% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 11
Median daily rate £203 £140 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.64% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £115 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £161 £210
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £113 £130
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 12
Median hourly rate - £16.84 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.84 £15.75
% change year-on-year
- +6.92%
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
10476 9829 9550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.26% 19.32% 19.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6565 5728 5648
Median daily rate £407 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.45% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £543 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 483 489
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £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 29 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 29 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 +12 15 £280 +143.47%
London +4 8 £225 +60.71%
South West +3 8 £150 - 1
North West -4 7 £223 - 1
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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 84 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (97.62%) Windows
3 70 (83.33%) MS Office
4 55 (65.48%) Windows 7
5 53 (63.10%) MCSE
6 52 (61.90%) Microsoft
6 52 (61.90%) Active Directory
7 50 (59.52%) ITIL
8 48 (57.14%) Citrix
9 47 (55.95%) Blackberry
10 42 (50.00%) MCP
11 39 (46.43%) Finance
12 34 (40.48%) SCCM
13 26 (30.95%) XenApp
14 24 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 20 (23.81%) MS Excel
15 20 (23.81%) MS Exchange
16 19 (22.62%) TCP/IP
17 18 (21.43%) Document Management
17 18 (21.43%) Law
17 18 (21.43%) MCITP
17 18 (21.43%) Smartphone
18 17 (20.24%) Windows Server 2008
19 16 (19.05%) Skype
19 16 (19.05%) Legal
19 16 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
20 15 (17.86%) German Language
21 14 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
21 14 (16.67%) Office 365
22 12 (14.29%) LAN

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 24 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 20 (23.81%) MS Exchange
3 8 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.38%) CMS
6 1 (1.19%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.19%) IIS
Applications
1 70 (83.33%) MS Office
2 20 (23.81%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.67%) Office 365
2 3 (3.57%) SaaS
3 2 (2.38%) IaaS
3 2 (2.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.62%) TCP/IP
2 16 (19.05%) Skype
3 12 (14.29%) LAN
4 11 (13.10%) WAN
5 10 (11.90%) DHCP
5 10 (11.90%) DNS
6 9 (10.71%) VPN
7 6 (7.14%) Extranet
7 6 (7.14%) Internet
7 6 (7.14%) Wireless
8 3 (3.57%) Intranet
9 1 (1.19%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.19%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.19%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) AdminStudio
1 2 (2.38%) InstallShield
1 2 (2.38%) MSI
2 1 (1.19%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.19%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 39 (46.43%) Finance
2 18 (21.43%) Law
3 16 (19.05%) Legal
4 15 (17.86%) German Language
5 9 (10.71%) French Language
6 6 (7.14%) Banking
7 3 (3.57%) Local Government
8 1 (1.19%) Billing
8 1 (1.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (44.05%) Analyst
2 34 (40.48%) Desktop Support
3 24 (28.57%) Support Analyst
4 23 (27.38%) Desktop Analyst
4 23 (27.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 14 (16.67%) Service Analyst
5 14 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
6 12 (14.29%) Citrix Support
7 10 (11.90%) Citrix Analyst
7 10 (11.90%) Citrix Support Analyst
7 10 (11.90%) Support Engineer
8 9 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (7.14%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 5 (5.95%) Service Manager
10 5 (5.95%) Technical Engineer
10 5 (5.95%) Technical Support
10 5 (5.95%) Technical Support Engineer
11 4 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
11 4 (4.76%) Desktop Support Manager
11 4 (4.76%) Products Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.38%) ODBC
2 1 (1.19%) .NET
2 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.19%) WCF
2 1 (1.19%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (55.95%) Blackberry
2 18 (21.43%) Smartphone
3 5 (5.95%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.57%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.57%) Handset
5 3 (3.57%) iPad
6 2 (2.38%) AS400
7 1 (1.19%) Clustering
7 1 (1.19%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 82 (97.62%) Windows
2 55 (65.48%) Windows 7
3 17 (20.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
6 11 (13.10%) Apple iOS
7 10 (11.90%) Windows XP
8 4 (4.76%) Windows 10
9 3 (3.57%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.38%) Android
10 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.19%) Linux
11 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.19%) Windows Phone
11 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (59.52%) ITIL
2 18 (21.43%) Document Management
3 10 (11.90%) ITIL V3
3 10 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 5 (5.95%) Practice Management
6 4 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (4.76%) Patch Management
7 2 (2.38%) Asset Management
7 2 (2.38%) CRM
8 1 (1.19%) Application Rationalisation
8 1 (1.19%) Change Management
8 1 (1.19%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.19%) Data Analysis
8 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.19%) Project Management
8 1 (1.19%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.19%) Service Management
8 1 (1.19%) Time Management
8 1 (1.19%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.38%) VB
2 2 (2.38%) VBScript
3 1 (1.19%) C#
3 1 (1.19%) Java
Qualifications
1 84 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (63.10%) MCSE
3 42 (50.00%) MCP
4 18 (21.43%) MCITP
5 10 (11.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 8 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (7.14%) MCSA
7 6 (7.14%) MOS
8 3 (3.57%) Degree
8 3 (3.57%) MCTS
9 2 (2.38%) A+ Certification
9 2 (2.38%) CCNA
9 2 (2.38%) CCNP
9 2 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.19%) ACTC
10 1 (1.19%) CCDP
10 1 (1.19%) CCIP
10 1 (1.19%) IBM Certification
10 1 (1.19%) MCDBA
10 1 (1.19%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.19%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 52 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 26 (30.95%) XenApp
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (40.48%) SCCM
2 2 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 52 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 48 (57.14%) Citrix
3 6 (7.14%) Apple
4 4 (4.76%) BMC
4 4 (4.76%) Remedy
4 4 (4.76%) VMware
5 2 (2.38%) LANDesk
5 2 (2.38%) Mitel
5 2 (2.38%) OpenText
5 2 (2.38%) Sybase
6 1 (1.19%) Avaya
6 1 (1.19%) Cisco
6 1 (1.19%) EMC
6 1 (1.19%) HP
6 1 (1.19%) IBM
6 1 (1.19%) Lotus
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle
6 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.19%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.19%) Wyse
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