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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 409 413 409
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing MCDST 6 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.025% 0.076% 0.057%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.51% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 7
Average daily rate
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£215 £138 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.79% -41.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £113 £131
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-16.86% +29.53%
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
3745 3742 3819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.32% 14.91% 14.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2444 2368 2293
Average daily rate £425 £415 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 89 139
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 16 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +20 3 £270 - 1
Enfield - - - -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (66.67%) MS Office
3 8 (66.67%) Blackberry
3 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 6 (50.00%) ITIL
4 6 (50.00%) MCSE
5 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
5 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
6 4 (33.33%) Citrix
6 4 (33.33%) Internet
6 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 3 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (25.00%) MCP
7 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (25.00%) SLA
7 3 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (25.00%) Android
7 3 (25.00%) CCNA
7 3 (25.00%) MOS
8 2 (16.67%) Document Management
8 2 (16.67%) Degree
8 2 (16.67%) Banking
8 2 (16.67%) IP Telephony
8 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
8 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
8 2 (16.67%) iPhone

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (66.67%) MS Office
2 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 4 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (16.67%) IP Telephony
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 2 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (8.33%) FTP
3 1 (8.33%) Intranet
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security
3 1 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Law
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Service Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Support Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Field Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 3 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (16.67%) iPhone
3 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (8.33%) Handset
4 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
4 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
4 1 (8.33%) iPad
4 1 (8.33%) EPoS
4 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
4 1 (8.33%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Android
3 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 2 (16.67%) Document Management
2 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (16.67%) Line Management
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Management
3 1 (8.33%) Time Management
3 1 (8.33%) E-Discovery
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (8.33%) Software Distribution
3 1 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) Practice Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (50.00%) MCSE
3 3 (25.00%) CCNA
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (25.00%) MOS
3 3 (25.00%) MCP
4 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (16.67%) MCSA
5 1 (8.33%) CCNP
5 1 (8.33%) MCITP
5 1 (8.33%) A+ Certification
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Reuters
3 2 (16.67%) Bloomberg
3 2 (16.67%) CQG
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) Open Text
4 1 (8.33%) LANDesk
4 1 (8.33%) Apple