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 27 May 2016 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 422 412 409
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing MCDST 8 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.036% 0.049% 0.053%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.31% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 2
Median daily rate £225 £140 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -45.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £106 £130
% change year-on-year
+69.41% -18.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £13.93 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.84 £15.38
% change year-on-year
- +9.52%
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
3659 3578 3724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.59% 16.05% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2541 2318 2548
Median daily rate £450 £415 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £563 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 94 125
Median hourly rate £19.50 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.21% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.56 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.60 £50.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing MCDST as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCDST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 26 (100.00%) Windows
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (88.46%) ITIL
3 22 (84.62%) MS Office
3 22 (84.62%) Blackberry
4 19 (73.08%) Finance
4 19 (73.08%) MCP
4 19 (73.08%) MCSE
4 19 (73.08%) Active Directory
4 19 (73.08%) Windows 7
5 18 (69.23%) Citrix
6 17 (65.38%) SCCM
7 14 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (46.15%) Windows 2000 Server
9 12 (46.15%) XenApp
9 12 (46.15%) Smartphone
10 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
11 7 (26.92%) Document Management
11 7 (26.92%) Law
11 7 (26.92%) Legal
12 6 (23.08%) Apple iOS
12 6 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
14 4 (15.38%) Internet
14 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
14 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
15 3 (11.54%) Video Conferencing
15 3 (11.54%) Problem Management
15 3 (11.54%) Degree

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 22 (84.62%) MS Office
2 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Internet
1 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 3 (11.54%) Extranet
3 2 (7.69%) Intranet
3 2 (7.69%) LAN
3 2 (7.69%) WAN
3 2 (7.69%) Wireless
4 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) CruiseControl
1 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (73.08%) Finance
2 7 (26.92%) Law
2 7 (26.92%) Legal
3 1 (3.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) Desktop Support
2 15 (57.69%) Analyst
3 11 (42.31%) Desktop Analyst
3 11 (42.31%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 11 (42.31%) Support Analyst
4 7 (26.92%) Citrix Analyst
4 7 (26.92%) Citrix Support
4 7 (26.92%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Desktop Manager
5 4 (15.38%) Desktop Support Manager
5 4 (15.38%) Service Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Support Manager
6 3 (11.54%) Legal Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Team Leader
8 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Service Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Support Team Leader
8 1 (3.85%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.85%) ODBC
1 1 (3.85%) WCF
1 1 (3.85%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (84.62%) Blackberry
2 12 (46.15%) Smartphone
3 3 (11.54%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.85%) AS400
5 1 (3.85%) Clustering
5 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (73.08%) Windows 7
3 14 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (46.15%) Windows 2000 Server
6 6 (23.08%) Apple iOS
7 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
8 3 (11.54%) Windows 10
9 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (88.46%) ITIL
2 7 (26.92%) Document Management
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL V3
3 3 (11.54%) Practice Management
3 3 (11.54%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.85%) Application Rationalisation
4 1 (3.85%) Change Management
4 1 (3.85%) CRM
4 1 (3.85%) Database Mirroring
4 1 (3.85%) Network Management
4 1 (3.85%) Time Management
4 1 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) C#
1 1 (3.85%) Java
1 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (73.08%) MCP
2 19 (73.08%) MCSE
3 3 (11.54%) Degree
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (7.69%) MCSA
5 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
5 1 (3.85%) ACDT
5 1 (3.85%) ACHDS
5 1 (3.85%) ACTC
5 1 (3.85%) CCNA
5 1 (3.85%) CCNP
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.85%) MCDBA
5 1 (3.85%) MCITP
5 1 (3.85%) MCSM
5 1 (3.85%) MCTS
5 1 (3.85%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 19 (73.08%) Active Directory
2 12 (46.15%) XenApp
3 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (65.38%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) Citrix
2 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) Apple
4 1 (3.85%) Lotus
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) Sybase