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 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 422 419 405
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Contract jobs citing MCDST 4 9 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.018% 0.040% 0.099%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.25% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 5
Median daily rate £145 £140 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -37.77%
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £106 £476
% change year-on-year
+116.47% -77.69%
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 - £16.67 £15.38
% change year-on-year
- +8.42%
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
3858 3587 3824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.92% 16.04% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2736 2315 2591
Median daily rate £450 £413 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £568 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 82 122
Median hourly rate £18.50 £22.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.90% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £37.50
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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the London region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +37 2 £145 -57.35% 1
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (91.30%) ITIL
3 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
4 18 (78.26%) Blackberry
4 18 (78.26%) MS Office
4 18 (78.26%) MCSE
5 17 (73.91%) MCP
5 17 (73.91%) Windows 7
6 16 (69.57%) Citrix
7 15 (65.22%) SCCM
8 14 (60.87%) Finance
8 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (52.17%) Windows 2000 Server
9 12 (52.17%) XenApp
10 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
11 5 (21.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
11 5 (21.74%) Law
11 5 (21.74%) Legal
11 5 (21.74%) Document Management
12 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
13 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
13 3 (13.04%) LAN
13 3 (13.04%) WAN
13 3 (13.04%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (13.04%) Practice Management
13 3 (13.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (8.70%) Windows Server

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 5 (21.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (78.26%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.04%) LAN
2 3 (13.04%) WAN
3 2 (8.70%) IP Telephony
3 2 (8.70%) Network Security
4 1 (4.35%) Extranet
4 1 (4.35%) Internet
4 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) CruiseControl
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (60.87%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Law
2 5 (21.74%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Analyst
2 14 (60.87%) Desktop Support
3 11 (47.83%) Support Analyst
4 10 (43.48%) Desktop Analyst
4 10 (43.48%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 7 (30.43%) Citrix Analyst
5 7 (30.43%) Citrix Support
5 7 (30.43%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 4 (17.39%) Desktop Manager
6 4 (17.39%) Desktop Support Manager
6 4 (17.39%) Service Analyst
6 4 (17.39%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (17.39%) Support Manager
7 3 (13.04%) Legal Analyst
8 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
9 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 1 (4.35%) Desktop Team Leader
9 1 (4.35%) IT Support
9 1 (4.35%) Mac Engineer
9 1 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.35%) WCF
1 1 (4.35%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (78.26%) Blackberry
2 3 (13.04%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (73.91%) Windows 7
3 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (52.17%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
7 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) Document Management
3 3 (13.04%) Practice Management
4 1 (4.35%) Application Rationalisation
4 1 (4.35%) CRM
4 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Database Mirroring
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Network Management
4 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C#
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (78.26%) MCSE
3 17 (73.91%) MCP
4 3 (13.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (4.35%) ACSP
5 1 (4.35%) CCNA
5 1 (4.35%) CCNP
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.35%) Degree
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.35%) MCDBA
5 1 (4.35%) MCITP
5 1 (4.35%) MCSA
5 1 (4.35%) MCTS
System Software
1 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
2 12 (52.17%) XenApp
3 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (65.22%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Citrix
2 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) VMware
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