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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 387 406 362
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -44
Contract jobs citing MCDST 22 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.095% 0.074% 0.089%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 0.48% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 4
Average daily rate
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£128 £160 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.31% +39.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £148 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £182 £192
UK excluding London average daily rate £125 £135 £100
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +38.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.42 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+24.42% -6.66%
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
3848 3756 3256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.69% 15.49% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2673 2432 2052
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 85 129
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.08% +1.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £42.40 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCDST across the London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

MCDST Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 December 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
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IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
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City of London - 3 £190 -
Enfield - - - -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (92.86%) Windows
3 25 (89.29%) Microsoft
4 22 (78.57%) MS Office
5 19 (67.86%) Windows 7
6 17 (60.71%) Blackberry
7 13 (46.43%) Citrix
7 13 (46.43%) MCP
8 12 (42.86%) Internet
9 11 (39.29%) Wireless
9 11 (39.29%) MCSE
9 11 (39.29%) DHCP
9 11 (39.29%) DNS
9 11 (39.29%) Windows Vista
10 10 (35.71%) Fat Client
10 10 (35.71%) MCITP
10 10 (35.71%) Smartphone
10 10 (35.71%) FTP
10 10 (35.71%) MS Excel
10 10 (35.71%) SharePoint
10 10 (35.71%) Reuters
10 10 (35.71%) Bloomberg
10 10 (35.71%) Smartcard
10 10 (35.71%) Thin Client
10 10 (35.71%) A+ Certification
10 10 (35.71%) CQG
11 7 (25.00%) Finance
12 6 (21.43%) EPoS
13 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
13 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 10 (35.71%) SharePoint
2 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (7.14%) CMS
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 22 (78.57%) MS Office
2 10 (35.71%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) Internet
2 11 (39.29%) Wireless
2 11 (39.29%) DHCP
2 11 (39.29%) DNS
3 10 (35.71%) FTP
4 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
5 2 (7.14%) LAN
5 2 (7.14%) WAN
6 1 (3.57%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
6 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.57%) VPN
6 1 (3.57%) Intranet
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Analyst
2 12 (42.86%) Support Analyst
3 10 (35.71%) Help Desk Support
3 10 (35.71%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 10 (35.71%) Help Desk Analyst
4 8 (28.57%) 1st Line Support
4 8 (28.57%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 5 (17.86%) Field Service Engineer
5 5 (17.86%) Field Engineer
6 4 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (14.29%) Support Engineer
7 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (10.71%) Desktop Support
8 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
8 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
9 1 (3.57%) Break Fix Engineer
9 1 (3.57%) IT Support
9 1 (3.57%) IT Technician
9 1 (3.57%) Technical Support Analyst
9 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 17 (60.71%) Blackberry
2 10 (35.71%) Fat Client
2 10 (35.71%) Smartphone
2 10 (35.71%) Smartcard
2 10 (35.71%) Thin Client
3 6 (21.43%) EPoS
4 4 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (7.14%) PDA
6 1 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (3.57%) iPhone
6 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.57%) Replication
6 1 (3.57%) Handset
6 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (92.86%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Windows 7
3 11 (39.29%) Windows Vista
4 4 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 4 (14.29%) Android
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (7.14%) Document Management
2 2 (7.14%) Practice Management
3 1 (3.57%) Investment Management
3 1 (3.57%) Time Management
3 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL V3
3 1 (3.57%) Line Management
3 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (46.43%) MCP
3 11 (39.29%) MCSE
4 10 (35.71%) MCITP
4 10 (35.71%) A+ Certification
5 4 (14.29%) MCSA
5 4 (14.29%) MOS
6 3 (10.71%) CCNA
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.57%) MCTS
7 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (89.29%) Microsoft
2 13 (46.43%) Citrix
3 10 (35.71%) Reuters
3 10 (35.71%) Bloomberg
3 10 (35.71%) CQG
4 2 (7.14%) Open Text
4 2 (7.14%) VMware
4 2 (7.14%) LANDesk
5 1 (3.57%) Mitel
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco
5 1 (3.57%) Sophos
5 1 (3.57%) Avaya
5 1 (3.57%) HP