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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 402 381 372
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -9
Contract jobs citing MCDST 9 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.040% 0.096% 0.061%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.60% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 9
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£140 £225 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.77% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £196 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £270 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £106 £463 £95
% change year-on-year
-77.02% +386.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £13.93 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.40% +20.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.38 £12.77
% change year-on-year
+8.42% +20.39%
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
3539 3692 3177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.74% 16.06% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2277 2524 1910
Average daily rate £413 £415 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 117 111
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 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
City of London +17 1 £340 +51.11% 1
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 21 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (95.24%) Windows
3 11 (52.38%) Windows 7
4 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
5 9 (42.86%) MS Excel
5 9 (42.86%) MCP
6 8 (38.10%) MS Office
7 7 (33.33%) MCSE
7 7 (33.33%) Windows XP
7 7 (33.33%) Citrix
7 7 (33.33%) Blackberry
8 6 (28.57%) MCSA
8 6 (28.57%) ITIL
8 6 (28.57%) LAN
8 6 (28.57%) WAN
8 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
9 5 (23.81%) Wireless
9 5 (23.81%) MCITP
9 5 (23.81%) Windows Vista
10 4 (19.05%) Fat Client
10 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (19.05%) Smartphone
10 4 (19.05%) MCTS
10 4 (19.05%) Finance
10 4 (19.05%) CQG
10 4 (19.05%) Internet
10 4 (19.05%) Reuters
10 4 (19.05%) Bloomberg

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
2 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 8 (38.10%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) LAN
1 6 (28.57%) WAN
1 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 5 (23.81%) Wireless
3 4 (19.05%) DNS
3 4 (19.05%) Internet
3 4 (19.05%) DHCP
3 4 (19.05%) FTP
4 3 (14.29%) SAN
5 1 (4.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Analyst
2 10 (47.62%) Support Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) Desktop Support
4 5 (23.81%) Help Desk Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (19.05%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 4 (19.05%) Help Desk Support
5 4 (19.05%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) IT Technician
8 1 (4.76%) Break Fix Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 4 (19.05%) Thin Client
2 4 (19.05%) Smartcard
2 4 (19.05%) Smartphone
2 4 (19.05%) Fat Client
3 2 (9.52%) Replication
3 2 (9.52%) EPoS
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Windows 7
3 7 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Vista
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (9.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (42.86%) MCP
3 7 (33.33%) MCSE
4 6 (28.57%) MCSA
5 5 (23.81%) MCITP
6 4 (19.05%) MCTS
6 4 (19.05%) A+ Certification
7 3 (14.29%) CCA
7 3 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (9.52%) MOS
8 2 (9.52%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) XenApp
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) Citrix
3 4 (19.05%) Reuters
3 4 (19.05%) Bloomberg
3 4 (19.05%) CQG
4 3 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco
5 1 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) Sophos
5 1 (4.76%) VMware
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