The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 254 267 228
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -39
Contract jobs citing MCDST 8 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.091% 0.063% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 0.24% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 8
Median daily rate £130 £120 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £120 £130
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £15.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -6.45%
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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2356 2509 2430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.68% 26.20% 26.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1410 1479 1188
Median daily rate £400 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £263 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 114 87
Median hourly rate £40.00 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.61% +26.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £14.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £47.83 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +31.94%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing MCDST as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCDST across the South East region.

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in the South East

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCDST across the South East region.

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

MCDST
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Surrey - 7 £130 -
Kent - 1 £130 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 26 (100.00%) Windows
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (92.31%) MCSE
3 23 (88.46%) MS Office
3 23 (88.46%) Microsoft
4 16 (61.54%) Windows 7
5 15 (57.69%) SCCM
6 14 (53.85%) Office 365
7 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 13 (50.00%) TCP/IP
7 13 (50.00%) MCP
8 12 (46.15%) LAN
8 12 (46.15%) WAN
9 11 (42.31%) DHCP
9 11 (42.31%) DNS
10 10 (38.46%) Citrix
10 10 (38.46%) MS Exchange
10 10 (38.46%) MS Excel
10 10 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (38.46%) XenApp
11 9 (34.62%) Skype
11 9 (34.62%) German Language
11 9 (34.62%) MCITP
12 6 (23.08%) ITIL
13 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
14 4 (15.38%) SLA
15 3 (11.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
15 3 (11.54%) French Language
15 3 (11.54%) AS400

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 10 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2007
1 10 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (88.46%) MS Office
2 10 (38.46%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (53.85%) Office 365
2 2 (7.69%) IaaS
2 2 (7.69%) PaaS
2 2 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 12 (46.15%) LAN
2 12 (46.15%) WAN
3 11 (42.31%) DHCP
3 11 (42.31%) DNS
4 9 (34.62%) Skype
5 3 (11.54%) Internet
5 3 (11.54%) Intranet
6 2 (7.69%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MSI
2 2 (7.69%) AdminStudio
2 2 (7.69%) InstallShield
General
1 9 (34.62%) German Language
2 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) French Language
3 1 (3.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Analyst
2 9 (34.62%) Desktop Support
3 7 (26.92%) Desktop Analyst
3 7 (26.92%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 7 (26.92%) Support Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (15.38%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 4 (15.38%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Service Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Support Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Citrix Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Exchange Support
6 3 (11.54%) IT Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Technical Product Support
6 3 (11.54%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (11.54%) AS400
1 3 (11.54%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 2 (7.69%) VB
1 2 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (92.31%) MCSE
3 13 (50.00%) MCP
4 9 (34.62%) MCITP
5 3 (11.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (11.54%) MCSA
6 1 (3.85%) ECDL
6 1 (3.85%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (38.46%) XenApp
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (57.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (88.46%) Microsoft
2 10 (38.46%) Citrix
3 3 (11.54%) Sybase
4 2 (7.69%) VMware
5 1 (3.85%) Avaya
5 1 (3.85%) Intel Security