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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 413 402 417
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +15
Contract jobs citing MCDST 18 24 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.081% 0.10% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.66% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 2
Median daily rate £150 £153 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -28.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £136 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £330 £215
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £118 £130
% change year-on-year
+10.63% -9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £15.67 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-20.22% +1.09%
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
3851 3637 3667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.38% 15.41% 16.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2608 2380 2377
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 96 112
Median hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.01 £13.17 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.56 £52.17 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +29.72%

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 23 July 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 - 3 - - 2
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (90.48%) MCP
3 18 (85.71%) MS Office
3 18 (85.71%) MCSE
4 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 15 (71.43%) Blackberry
5 14 (66.67%) Citrix
5 14 (66.67%) ITIL
6 13 (61.90%) Finance
7 12 (57.14%) Windows 7
8 11 (52.38%) Apple iOS
9 10 (47.62%) Internet
9 10 (47.62%) TCP/IP
9 10 (47.62%) SCCM
10 9 (42.86%) Degree
10 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
11 8 (38.10%) Wireless
12 7 (33.33%) Change Management
12 7 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
12 7 (33.33%) ACTC
12 7 (33.33%) ACHDS
12 7 (33.33%) ACDT
12 7 (33.33%) Ethernet
12 7 (33.33%) A+ Certification
12 7 (33.33%) Apple
12 7 (33.33%) MCSA
12 7 (33.33%) MCSM
12 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
12 7 (33.33%) 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 6 (28.57%) IBM Notes
2 3 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (85.71%) MS Office
2 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) Internet
1 10 (47.62%) TCP/IP
2 8 (38.10%) Wireless
3 7 (33.33%) Ethernet
4 3 (14.29%) Extranet
5 2 (9.52%) Intranet
5 2 (9.52%) LAN
5 2 (9.52%) WAN
General
1 13 (61.90%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Billing
3 4 (19.05%) Law
3 4 (19.05%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Desktop Support
2 10 (47.62%) Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Desktop Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Support Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Service Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Desktop Support
6 2 (9.52%) Service Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Team Leader
7 1 (4.76%) Citrix Support
7 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Team Leader
7 1 (4.76%) Desktop Team Leader
7 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Support Team Leader
7 1 (4.76%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (71.43%) Blackberry
2 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 6 (28.57%) Client/Server
3 6 (28.57%) Smartphone
4 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.76%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 11 (52.38%) Apple iOS
4 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) ITIL
2 7 (33.33%) Change Management
3 5 (23.81%) Time Management
3 5 (23.81%) Validation
4 4 (19.05%) Document Management
5 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
5 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
6 2 (9.52%) Identity Management
7 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (90.48%) MCP
3 18 (85.71%) MCSE
4 9 (42.86%) Degree
5 7 (33.33%) A+ Certification
5 7 (33.33%) ACDT
5 7 (33.33%) ACHDS
5 7 (33.33%) ACTC
5 7 (33.33%) MCSA
5 7 (33.33%) MCSM
5 7 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (47.62%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Citrix
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 7 (33.33%) Apple
4 6 (28.57%) Lotus
4 6 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (9.52%) VMware
6 1 (4.76%) Sybase