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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
England / London
Rank 389 402 407
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +5
Contract jobs citing MCDST 8 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.041% 0.084% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.45% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
Median daily rate £145 £200 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £173 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £338 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £125 £150
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £16.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-26.84% -31.25%

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
3294 3958 3632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.00% 18.46% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2272 2740 2400
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £267 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 58 88
Median hourly rate £26.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.73 £41.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.26% +86.22%

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
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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the London region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 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 -16 2 £269 -9.66%
Romford - 1 £145 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 25 (96.15%) Active Directory
3 22 (84.62%) MCSE
4 19 (73.08%) MCP
5 18 (69.23%) MS Office
5 18 (69.23%) Citrix
6 17 (65.38%) MCSA
7 16 (61.54%) Windows 7
8 15 (57.69%) TCP/IP
8 15 (57.69%) Blackberry
9 13 (50.00%) Apple
9 13 (50.00%) Change Management
9 13 (50.00%) Wireless
9 13 (50.00%) Network+ Certification
9 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
9 13 (50.00%) Time Management
10 12 (46.15%) Apple iOS
10 12 (46.15%) ACTC
10 12 (46.15%) ACHDS
10 12 (46.15%) ACDT
10 12 (46.15%) Client/Server
10 12 (46.15%) LAN
10 12 (46.15%) Ethernet
10 12 (46.15%) Validation
10 12 (46.15%) Identity Management
10 12 (46.15%) Management Information System
10 12 (46.15%) Internet
10 12 (46.15%) MCSM
10 12 (46.15%) Virtual Servers

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 (19.23%) IIS
2 4 (15.38%) IBM Notes
2 4 (15.38%) Skype for Business
3 2 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (69.23%) MS Office
2 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) SaaS
2 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) TCP/IP
2 13 (50.00%) Wireless
3 12 (46.15%) Ethernet
3 12 (46.15%) Internet
3 12 (46.15%) LAN
4 8 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (15.38%) WAN
6 3 (11.54%) IP Telephony
6 3 (11.54%) Network Security
7 2 (7.69%) VoIP
8 1 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (3.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) CruiseControl
1 5 (19.23%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (19.23%) TeamCity
1 5 (19.23%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (3.85%) MSI
General
1 7 (26.92%) Retail
2 5 (19.23%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Games
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Desktop Support
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Desktop Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Support Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Support Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Team Leader
4 4 (15.38%) Desktop Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support Team Leader
5 3 (11.54%) Desktop Team Leader
5 3 (11.54%) IMAC Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Desktop Support
5 3 (11.54%) Support Team Leader
6 2 (7.69%) AWS Infrastructure Lead
6 2 (7.69%) Azure Infrastructure Lead
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) .NET
1 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET
1 5 (19.23%) WCF
1 5 (19.23%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (57.69%) Blackberry
2 12 (46.15%) Client/Server
2 12 (46.15%) Management Information System
3 5 (19.23%) Clustering
3 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
4 4 (15.38%) Smartphone
5 2 (7.69%) Fintech
6 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) Windows 7
3 12 (46.15%) Apple iOS
4 8 (30.77%) Windows 8
5 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
6 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.85%) Android
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Change Management
1 13 (50.00%) Time Management
2 12 (46.15%) Identity Management
2 12 (46.15%) Validation
3 9 (34.62%) ITIL
4 5 (19.23%) CRM
4 5 (19.23%) Database Mirroring
4 5 (19.23%) Network Management
4 5 (19.23%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (7.69%) Patch Management
6 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.85%) ITSM
6 1 (3.85%) Migration
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.85%) Release Management
6 1 (3.85%) Security Hardening
6 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.85%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 5 (19.23%) C#
3 4 (15.38%) Java
4 2 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (3.85%) VB
5 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (84.62%) MCSE
3 19 (73.08%) MCP
4 17 (65.38%) MCSA
5 13 (50.00%) Network+ Certification
6 12 (46.15%) ACDT
6 12 (46.15%) ACHDS
6 12 (46.15%) ACTC
6 12 (46.15%) MCSM
7 6 (23.08%) MCTS
8 5 (19.23%) A+ Certification
8 5 (19.23%) CCNA
8 5 (19.23%) CCNP
8 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (19.23%) Degree
8 5 (19.23%) MCDBA
8 5 (19.23%) MCITP
9 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (96.15%) Active Directory
2 12 (46.15%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.85%) vSphere
4 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) SCCM
2 4 (15.38%) WSUS
3 1 (3.85%) SCOM
3 1 (3.85%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) Citrix
2 13 (50.00%) Apple
2 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (15.38%) Lotus
3 4 (15.38%) Oracle
4 2 (7.69%) VMware
5 1 (3.85%) BMC
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco
5 1 (3.85%) Intel Security
5 1 (3.85%) Juniper
5 1 (3.85%) LANDesk
5 1 (3.85%) MobileIron
5 1 (3.85%) Polycom
5 1 (3.85%) Remedy
5 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow