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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 404 407 404
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing MCDST 20 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.086% 0.022% 0.043%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.14% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 4
Average daily rate
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£150 £210 £203
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £210 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £210 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £118 £130 £90
% change year-on-year
-9.61% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £16.25 £16.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +5.00%
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
3568 3644 3421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.29% 15.90% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2296 2398 2075
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 110 129
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.47 £15.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £38.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Uxbridge - 2 £160 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (92.00%) Windows
3 22 (88.00%) Microsoft
4 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
5 14 (56.00%) ITIL
5 14 (56.00%) LAN
5 14 (56.00%) WAN
6 13 (52.00%) TCP/IP
7 11 (44.00%) Windows 7
8 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
9 9 (36.00%) MCSA
9 9 (36.00%) MS Exchange
10 7 (28.00%) MCSE
11 6 (24.00%) MS Office
12 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
12 5 (20.00%) Windows XP
12 5 (20.00%) VMware
12 5 (20.00%) MCTS
12 5 (20.00%) SAN
12 5 (20.00%) Windows 8
12 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
13 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
13 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
13 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (16.00%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (16.00%) MCP
13 4 (16.00%) A+ Certification
13 4 (16.00%) Citrix

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 9 (36.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (24.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Business One
Communications & Networking
1 14 (56.00%) LAN
1 14 (56.00%) WAN
2 13 (52.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (20.00%) SAN
4 3 (12.00%) Firewall
5 2 (8.00%) IPv4
6 1 (4.00%) DNS
6 1 (4.00%) IP Telephony
6 1 (4.00%) Network Security
6 1 (4.00%) DHCP
6 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MSI
General
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Analyst
2 13 (52.00%) Support Analyst
3 12 (48.00%) Desktop Support
4 11 (44.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 11 (44.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 5 (20.00%) Support Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (12.00%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Support
8 1 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.00%) Replication
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (92.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.00%) Ubuntu
5 2 (8.00%) Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) VBScript
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (36.00%) MCSA
3 7 (28.00%) MCSE
4 5 (20.00%) MCTS
5 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (16.00%) MCP
5 4 (16.00%) A+ Certification
5 4 (16.00%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (12.00%) CCA
6 3 (12.00%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (8.00%) CCNA
8 1 (4.00%) MOS
8 1 (4.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) XenApp
3 2 (8.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.00%) WMI
1 1 (4.00%) WSUS
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (88.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) VMware
3 4 (16.00%) Citrix
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco
4 3 (12.00%) IBM
5 2 (8.00%) Dell
5 2 (8.00%) Avaya
5 2 (8.00%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (8.00%) Polycom
6 1 (4.00%) SAP
6 1 (4.00%) Symantec