The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 535 459 528
Rank change year-on-year
-76 +69
Contract jobs citing MCDST 55 44 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.10% 0.088%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 0.56% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 22
Average daily rate £225 £183 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £85 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £235 £235
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £135 £125
% change year-on-year
+242.59% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 8
Average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.90% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £12.50 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £18.40 £22.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.13 £18.40 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-23.23% +5.14%
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10027 7817 9702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.53% 18.14% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5749 4178 5093
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 436 528
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £50.60 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCDST
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -13 23 £225 +2.27% 2
South East -4 16 £476 +102.65% 3
East of England -32 6 £105 +23.52%
North West -21 4 - -
Yorkshire -23 1 - -
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MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 92 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (75.00%) Windows
3 58 (63.04%) Microsoft
4 53 (57.61%) MCP
5 52 (56.52%) ITIL
6 48 (52.17%) Active Directory
7 45 (48.91%) MS Office
8 40 (43.48%) MCSE
9 39 (42.39%) MS Excel
10 36 (39.13%) Windows 7
11 27 (29.35%) MS Exchange
12 25 (27.17%) MCITP
13 24 (26.09%) Windows XP
13 24 (26.09%) Blackberry
14 22 (23.91%) MCSA
15 17 (18.48%) Law
15 17 (18.48%) Legal
16 16 (17.39%) SLA
17 15 (16.30%) HP
17 15 (16.30%) Citrix
18 14 (15.22%) Internet
19 13 (14.13%) SCCM
19 13 (14.13%) Cisco
20 12 (13.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 12 (13.04%) McAfee
20 12 (13.04%) Document Management
20 12 (13.04%) Security Cleared
20 12 (13.04%) MCTS
20 12 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
21 11 (11.96%) MS PowerPoint

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 27 (29.35%) MS Exchange
2 12 (13.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (6.52%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.09%) IIS
5 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 45 (48.91%) MS Office
2 39 (42.39%) MS Excel
3 11 (11.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.22%) Internet
2 8 (8.70%) Network Security
2 8 (8.70%) DNS
2 8 (8.70%) DHCP
2 8 (8.70%) Wireless
3 7 (7.61%) Firewall
4 6 (6.52%) WAN
4 6 (6.52%) LAN
5 4 (4.35%) FTP
5 4 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.35%) VPN
5 4 (4.35%) IP Telephony
6 2 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.17%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.17%) NAS
6 2 (2.17%) SAN
7 1 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.09%) LDAP
7 1 (1.09%) WLAN
7 1 (1.09%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.17%) SQL Server
General
1 17 (18.48%) Law
1 17 (18.48%) Legal
2 7 (7.61%) Finance
3 3 (3.26%) Advertising
4 2 (2.17%) Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Back Office
5 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 32 (34.78%) Analyst
2 23 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 21 (22.83%) Service Desk Analyst
4 20 (21.74%) Service Analyst
5 19 (20.65%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (15.22%) IT Support
7 10 (10.87%) Support Analyst
8 9 (9.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (7.61%) Applications Support
9 7 (7.61%) Applications Support Manager
9 7 (7.61%) Support Manager
9 7 (7.61%) Applications Manager
10 6 (6.52%) IT Support Engineer
10 6 (6.52%) Help Desk Support
10 6 (6.52%) Help Desk Analyst
11 5 (5.43%) Service Manager
11 5 (5.43%) 1st Line Support
11 5 (5.43%) Help Desk Support Analyst
11 5 (5.43%) Service Desk Manager
12 4 (4.35%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.09%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.35%) Fat Client
2 4 (4.35%) Smartphone
2 4 (4.35%) Thin Client
2 4 (4.35%) Smartcard
2 4 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.09%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.09%) NHS
4 1 (1.09%) iPad
4 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.09%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 69 (75.00%) Windows
2 36 (39.13%) Windows 7
3 24 (26.09%) Windows XP
4 12 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (11.96%) Windows Vista
6 6 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (5.43%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (3.26%) Android
10 2 (2.17%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.17%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (56.52%) ITIL
2 12 (13.04%) Document Management
3 7 (7.61%) Incident Management
4 6 (6.52%) ITIL V3
4 6 (6.52%) Service Desk Management
4 6 (6.52%) Service Management
5 5 (5.43%) Time Management
5 5 (5.43%) Problem Management
6 4 (4.35%) Performance Management
6 4 (4.35%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.17%) Asset Management
7 2 (2.17%) Migration
8 1 (1.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.09%) Software Engineering
8 1 (1.09%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.09%) TDD
8 1 (1.09%) ERP
8 1 (1.09%) CRM
8 1 (1.09%) E-Discovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 92 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (57.61%) MCP
3 40 (43.48%) MCSE
4 25 (27.17%) MCITP
5 22 (23.91%) MCSA
6 12 (13.04%) Security Cleared
6 12 (13.04%) MCTS
7 7 (7.61%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (7.61%) CCNA
8 5 (5.43%) A+ Certification
8 5 (5.43%) Degree
9 4 (4.35%) CCNP
10 3 (3.26%) ACSA
10 3 (3.26%) CCIP
10 3 (3.26%) CCDP
10 3 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (3.26%) RHCE
10 3 (3.26%) IBM Certification
10 3 (3.26%) ACSP
11 2 (2.17%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.39%) SLA
2 3 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 48 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.09%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.09%) XenApp
3 1 (1.09%) XenServer
3 1 (1.09%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (14.13%) SCCM
2 10 (10.87%) OVSD
2 10 (10.87%) OpenView
3 3 (3.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.17%) SCOM
4 2 (2.17%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.17%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 58 (63.04%) Microsoft
2 15 (16.30%) HP
2 15 (16.30%) Citrix
3 13 (14.13%) Cisco
4 12 (13.04%) McAfee
5 7 (7.61%) Reuters
5 7 (7.61%) Bloomberg
6 6 (6.52%) CQG
7 5 (5.43%) IBM
8 4 (4.35%) Apple
9 3 (3.26%) VMware
9 3 (3.26%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.26%) EMC
10 2 (2.17%) Fujitsu
10 2 (2.17%) Panasonic
10 2 (2.17%) Veeam
10 2 (2.17%) Kaseya
10 2 (2.17%) Dell
10 2 (2.17%) Novell
10 2 (2.17%) Sophos
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Randstad Technologies
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