The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 410 406 390
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -16
Contract jobs citing MCDST 4 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.017% 0.064% 0.061%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.43% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 7
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£210 £200 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -14.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £113 £125
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.84 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-7.95% +22.47%
MCDST
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3759 3731 3695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.68% 14.92% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2411 2350 2200
Average daily rate £425 £415 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 102 136
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.80 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCDST across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCDST across the London region.

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in London

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCDST across the London region.

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in London

MCDST
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
City of London +21 2 £215 - 1
Enfield - - - -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (78.57%) MS Office
3 10 (71.43%) Windows 7
4 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
4 9 (64.29%) Blackberry
5 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
6 7 (50.00%) ITIL
7 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
7 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
7 6 (42.86%) Citrix
8 5 (35.71%) Law
8 5 (35.71%) Internet
8 5 (35.71%) MCP
9 4 (28.57%) MCSE
9 4 (28.57%) DHCP
9 4 (28.57%) DNS
9 4 (28.57%) Reuters
9 4 (28.57%) Bloomberg
9 4 (28.57%) Cisco
9 4 (28.57%) Finance
9 4 (28.57%) CQG
10 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (21.43%) Wireless
10 3 (21.43%) A+ Certification
10 3 (21.43%) Smartcard
10 3 (21.43%) Thin Client
10 3 (21.43%) FTP
10 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
10 3 (21.43%) SharePoint

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) CMS
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (78.57%) MS Office
2 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Internet
2 4 (28.57%) DHCP
2 4 (28.57%) DNS
3 3 (21.43%) Wireless
3 3 (21.43%) FTP
3 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.14%) VPN
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall
4 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
4 1 (7.14%) LAN
4 1 (7.14%) WAN
4 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security
4 1 (7.14%) Structured Cabling
General
1 5 (35.71%) Law
2 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Support Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Service Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Support
3 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Service Desk Manager
3 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Service Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
4 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) Field Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Blackberry
2 3 (21.43%) Thin Client
2 3 (21.43%) Smartcard
2 3 (21.43%) Fat Client
2 3 (21.43%) Smartphone
3 2 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (14.29%) iPhone
4 1 (7.14%) iPad
4 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) Handset
4 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.14%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Vista
4 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
5 1 (7.14%) Android
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
3 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 2 (14.29%) Document Management
4 1 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Practice Management
4 1 (7.14%) E-Discovery
4 1 (7.14%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (35.71%) MCP
3 4 (28.57%) MCSE
4 3 (21.43%) A+ Certification
4 3 (21.43%) MCITP
5 2 (14.29%) Degree
5 2 (14.29%) MOS
5 2 (14.29%) CCNA
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (7.14%) MCSA
6 1 (7.14%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Citrix
3 4 (28.57%) Reuters
3 4 (28.57%) Bloomberg
3 4 (28.57%) CQG
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) LANDesk
5 1 (7.14%) Apple
5 1 (7.14%) Open Text
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