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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 416 421 408
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs citing MCDST 15 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.068% 0.036% 0.089%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.21% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 11
Median daily rate £130 £500 £128
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-74.00% +292.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £325 £140
% change year-on-year
-72.32% +132.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £8.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year
+52.94% -47.08%
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
3605 3754 3940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.37% 16.81% 16.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2307 2487 2740
Median daily rate £451 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 64 67
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.12 £13.17 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £24.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
- +54.92%

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 6 December 2016.

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 6 December 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
Canary Wharf - 2 £160 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (93.94%) Active Directory
3 30 (90.91%) MCP
3 30 (90.91%) MCSE
4 27 (81.82%) MS Office
4 27 (81.82%) Citrix
5 25 (75.76%) Blackberry
6 24 (72.73%) Windows 7
7 22 (66.67%) TCP/IP
7 22 (66.67%) MCSA
8 20 (60.61%) Apple
9 19 (57.58%) Internet
9 19 (57.58%) Change Management
9 19 (57.58%) Wireless
9 19 (57.58%) Network+ Certification
9 19 (57.58%) Ethernet
9 19 (57.58%) Apple iOS
9 19 (57.58%) MCSM
9 19 (57.58%) ACTC
9 19 (57.58%) ACHDS
9 19 (57.58%) ACDT
9 19 (57.58%) Virtual Servers
10 18 (54.55%) Time Management
11 17 (51.52%) Validation
11 17 (51.52%) Client/Server
12 16 (48.48%) Identity Management
12 16 (48.48%) Management Information System
13 14 (42.42%) Finance
14 13 (39.39%) 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 11 (33.33%) IBM Notes
2 3 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (9.09%) IIS
3 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.06%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 27 (81.82%) MS Office
2 10 (30.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) SaaS
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 19 (57.58%) Ethernet
2 19 (57.58%) Internet
2 19 (57.58%) Wireless
3 8 (24.24%) LAN
4 7 (21.21%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (3.03%) Extranet
5 1 (3.03%) Firewall
5 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) CruiseControl
1 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (9.09%) TeamCity
1 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (42.42%) Finance
2 7 (21.21%) Retail
3 3 (9.09%) Billing
4 1 (3.03%) Law
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) Desktop Support
2 9 (27.27%) Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) Support Engineer
4 7 (21.21%) Team Leader
5 6 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (18.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (18.18%) Support Analyst
6 5 (15.15%) Desktop Support Team Leader
6 5 (15.15%) Desktop Team Leader
6 5 (15.15%) Senior Desktop Support
6 5 (15.15%) Support Team Leader
7 4 (12.12%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (12.12%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 4 (12.12%) Service Analyst
7 4 (12.12%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (9.09%) IMAC Engineer
9 2 (6.06%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) .NET
1 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 3 (9.09%) WCF
1 3 (9.09%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (75.76%) Blackberry
2 17 (51.52%) Client/Server
3 16 (48.48%) Management Information System
4 10 (30.30%) Data Centre
5 7 (21.21%) Smartphone
6 3 (9.09%) Clustering
7 2 (6.06%) Fintech
8 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (72.73%) Windows 7
3 19 (57.58%) Apple iOS
4 7 (21.21%) Windows 8
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.03%) Android
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Change Management
2 18 (54.55%) Time Management
3 17 (51.52%) Validation
4 16 (48.48%) Identity Management
5 12 (36.36%) ITIL
6 3 (9.09%) CRM
6 3 (9.09%) Database Mirroring
6 3 (9.09%) Network Management
6 3 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (6.06%) ITIL V3
7 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.03%) Document Management
8 1 (3.03%) ITSM
8 1 (3.03%) Patch Management
8 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (9.09%) C#
2 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (90.91%) MCP
2 30 (90.91%) MCSE
3 22 (66.67%) MCSA
4 19 (57.58%) ACDT
4 19 (57.58%) ACHDS
4 19 (57.58%) ACTC
4 19 (57.58%) MCSM
4 19 (57.58%) Network+ Certification
5 13 (39.39%) Degree
6 12 (36.36%) A+ Certification
7 3 (9.09%) CCNA
7 3 (9.09%) CCNP
7 3 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (9.09%) MCDBA
7 3 (9.09%) MCITP
7 3 (9.09%) MCTS
8 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (93.94%) Active Directory
2 19 (57.58%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (30.30%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (81.82%) Citrix
2 20 (60.61%) Apple
3 11 (33.33%) Lotus
3 11 (33.33%) Oracle
4 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.03%) BMC
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco
5 1 (3.03%) Intel Security
5 1 (3.03%) Juniper
5 1 (3.03%) MobileIron
5 1 (3.03%) Polycom
5 1 (3.03%) Remedy
5 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.03%) VMware
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