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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 551 556 516
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -40
Contract jobs citing MCDST 39 30 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.074% 0.059% 0.088%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.32% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 5
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£155 £130 £138
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £128 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £242 £215
UK excluding London average daily rate £129 £130 £113
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 7
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £13.50 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.67 £19.68 £23.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -7.95%
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
10108 9426 8264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.06% 18.65% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6151 5402 4615
Average daily rate £400 £386 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.62% +2.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 394 428
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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
London +19 17 £163 -22.61% 2
Yorkshire - 7 £115 - 3
East of England +8 6 £155 - 1
East Midlands -8 5 - - 2
South East -36 3 £129 -0.96% 1
North West -34 1 - - 3
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 74 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (94.59%) Windows
3 69 (93.24%) Microsoft
4 46 (62.16%) ITIL
5 40 (54.05%) Windows 7
6 36 (48.65%) MS Office
7 33 (44.59%) MS Excel
8 30 (40.54%) Active Directory
9 28 (37.84%) MCSE
10 24 (32.43%) LAN
10 24 (32.43%) WAN
11 22 (29.73%) TCP/IP
12 19 (25.68%) Windows XP
12 19 (25.68%) MCP
12 19 (25.68%) Security Cleared
13 18 (24.32%) Blackberry
13 18 (24.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 17 (22.97%) MCITP
15 16 (21.62%) Cisco
16 14 (18.92%) MS Exchange
16 14 (18.92%) MCSA
17 13 (17.57%) A+ Certification
17 13 (17.57%) MOS
17 13 (17.57%) Windows Vista
18 11 (14.86%) MCTS
18 11 (14.86%) Law
18 11 (14.86%) Citrix
19 10 (13.51%) Dell
20 9 (12.16%) Service Management
20 9 (12.16%) Legal

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 18 (24.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 14 (18.92%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.35%) Lync
Applications
1 36 (48.65%) MS Office
2 33 (44.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) assyst
2 1 (1.35%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (32.43%) LAN
1 24 (32.43%) WAN
2 22 (29.73%) TCP/IP
3 6 (8.11%) IPv4
3 6 (8.11%) SAN
3 6 (8.11%) Firewall
4 4 (5.41%) Wireless
4 4 (5.41%) VPN
5 3 (4.05%) Extranet
6 2 (2.70%) Skype
6 2 (2.70%) Internet
7 1 (1.35%) DNS
7 1 (1.35%) DHCP
7 1 (1.35%) HTTP
7 1 (1.35%) VoIP
7 1 (1.35%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.35%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MSI
2 2 (2.70%) JIRA
3 1 (1.35%) HP UFT
General
1 11 (14.86%) Law
2 9 (12.16%) Legal
3 3 (4.05%) Local Government
3 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.35%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.35%) French Language
4 1 (1.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 33 (44.59%) Analyst
2 31 (41.89%) Support Analyst
3 25 (33.78%) Desktop Support
4 20 (27.03%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 20 (27.03%) Desktop Analyst
5 9 (12.16%) Support Engineer
5 9 (12.16%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (10.81%) Technical Team Leader
6 8 (10.81%) Team Leader
6 8 (10.81%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 6 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 6 (8.11%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (8.11%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (8.11%) Service Analyst
7 6 (8.11%) Technical Support
8 5 (6.76%) Technical Support Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) Project Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.32%) Blackberry
2 8 (10.81%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.41%) Handset
4 3 (4.05%) iPad
5 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.70%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 70 (94.59%) Windows
2 40 (54.05%) Windows 7
3 19 (25.68%) Windows XP
4 13 (17.57%) Windows Vista
5 9 (12.16%) Windows 8
6 6 (8.11%) Ubuntu
6 6 (8.11%) Linux
6 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (4.05%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.35%) CentOS
10 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.35%) SUSE
10 1 (1.35%) Debian
10 1 (1.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (62.16%) ITIL
2 9 (12.16%) Service Management
2 9 (12.16%) Document Management
3 8 (10.81%) Incident Management
3 8 (10.81%) Time Management
3 8 (10.81%) ITIL V3
3 8 (10.81%) Asset Management
4 3 (4.05%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.70%) Workflow
6 1 (1.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.35%) Change Management
6 1 (1.35%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (1.35%) Information Management
6 1 (1.35%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.35%) Test Strategy
6 1 (1.35%) Critical Success Factor
6 1 (1.35%) Application Discovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.70%) SQL
2 1 (1.35%) VBScript
2 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 74 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (37.84%) MCSE
3 19 (25.68%) MCP
3 19 (25.68%) Security Cleared
4 17 (22.97%) MCITP
5 14 (18.92%) MCSA
6 13 (17.57%) A+ Certification
6 13 (17.57%) MOS
7 11 (14.86%) MCTS
8 6 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (5.41%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (4.05%) Degree
11 2 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (2.70%) CCNA
12 1 (1.35%) ISEB
12 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
12 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (40.54%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.11%) vSphere
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) SCCM
2 2 (2.70%) AppDNA
3 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.35%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.35%) WMI
3 1 (1.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (93.24%) Microsoft
2 16 (21.62%) Cisco
3 11 (14.86%) Citrix
4 10 (13.51%) Dell
5 8 (10.81%) Panasonic
5 8 (10.81%) McAfee
5 8 (10.81%) Sophos
5 8 (10.81%) VMware
6 3 (4.05%) Avaya
7 2 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.70%) HP
7 2 (2.70%) Polycom
7 2 (2.70%) Remedy
8 1 (1.35%) AppSense
8 1 (1.35%) SAP
8 1 (1.35%) Symantec
8 1 (1.35%) Red Hat
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