The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
UK
Rank 562 574 564
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Contract jobs citing MCDST 29 44 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.086% 0.055%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.41% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 14
Median daily rate £110 £213 £128
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.23% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £139 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £428 £178
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £301 £125
% change year-on-year
-70.04% +140.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 6
Median hourly rate £12.07 £15.50 £16.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.12% -6.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.12% -13.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9104 10691 10452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.35% 21.02% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5791 6490 6119
Median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 506 500
Median hourly rate £28.15 £37.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.93% +102.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCDST within the UK.

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MCDST
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCDST within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

MCDST Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCDST within the UK.

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MCDST
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 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
England +15 17 £145 -35.55% 6
London +7 9 £145 -27.50% 2
South West +19 2 - - 1
South East +18 2 - -
Leeds +10 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire +6 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +5 2 - - 1
Cheshire +27 1 - - 1
North West +19 1 - - 2
East Midlands +2 1 - -
City of London -19 1 £418 -7.22%
Leicester - 1 - -
Abingdon - 1 - -
Epsom - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Romford - 1 £145 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - - 1
Jersey - 1 - - 1

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 with a requirement for MCDST.

1 75 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 58 (77.33%) Windows
4 48 (64.00%) Microsoft
5 41 (54.67%) MS Office
6 36 (48.00%) TCP/IP
7 33 (44.00%) MCP
7 33 (44.00%) MCSE
8 31 (41.33%) Windows 7
9 30 (40.00%) ITIL
10 27 (36.00%) Apple
11 26 (34.67%) Citrix
12 24 (32.00%) Blackberry
13 23 (30.67%) Internet
13 23 (30.67%) Data Centre
14 22 (29.33%) MCSA
14 22 (29.33%) DNS
14 22 (29.33%) DHCP
15 20 (26.67%) Management Information System
16 19 (25.33%) MS Exchange
16 19 (25.33%) LAN
16 19 (25.33%) Time Management
17 18 (24.00%) Apple iOS
17 18 (24.00%) Virtual Servers
17 18 (24.00%) Change Management
18 17 (22.67%) Identity Management
18 17 (22.67%) Wireless
18 17 (22.67%) Validation
18 17 (22.67%) Network+ Certification
18 17 (22.67%) ACTC

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills 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 19 (25.33%) MS Exchange
2 11 (14.67%) IBM Notes
3 5 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.00%) IIS
5 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 41 (54.67%) MS Office
2 17 (22.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.00%) SaaS
2 2 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (48.00%) TCP/IP
2 23 (30.67%) Internet
3 22 (29.33%) DHCP
3 22 (29.33%) DNS
4 19 (25.33%) LAN
5 17 (22.67%) Ethernet
5 17 (22.67%) Wireless
6 11 (14.67%) WAN
7 8 (10.67%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (8.00%) Skype
9 3 (4.00%) IP Telephony
9 3 (4.00%) Network Security
10 2 (2.67%) Extranet
11 1 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (1.33%) Firewall
11 1 (1.33%) SAN
11 1 (1.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.00%) CruiseControl
1 3 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (4.00%) TeamCity
1 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.33%) MSI
General
1 15 (20.00%) Billing
2 14 (18.67%) Finance
3 7 (9.33%) Retail
4 3 (4.00%) German Language
4 3 (4.00%) Legal
5 2 (2.67%) Banking
5 2 (2.67%) Law
5 2 (2.67%) Military
5 2 (2.67%) Publishing
6 1 (1.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 30 (40.00%) Analyst
2 22 (29.33%) Desktop Support
3 15 (20.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 13 (17.33%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
5 11 (14.67%) Support Engineer
6 10 (13.33%) Support Analyst
7 9 (12.00%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (10.67%) Desktop Analyst
8 8 (10.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 8 (10.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 8 (10.67%) IT Support
9 7 (9.33%) IT Support Technician
9 7 (9.33%) IT Technician
9 7 (9.33%) Support Technician
9 7 (9.33%) Team Leader
10 6 (8.00%) Service Analyst
10 6 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (6.67%) Desktop Support Team Leader
11 5 (6.67%) Senior Desktop Support
11 5 (6.67%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.00%) .NET
1 3 (4.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (4.00%) WCF
1 3 (4.00%) WF
2 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (32.00%) Blackberry
2 23 (30.67%) Data Centre
3 20 (26.67%) Management Information System
4 17 (22.67%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (22.67%) Client/Server
5 15 (20.00%) PDA
6 8 (10.67%) Handset
7 7 (9.33%) Fat Client
7 7 (9.33%) Smartphone
7 7 (9.33%) Thin Client
8 3 (4.00%) Clustering
9 2 (2.67%) e-Learning
9 2 (2.67%) Fintech
9 2 (2.67%) Mathematics
10 1 (1.33%) Biotechnology
10 1 (1.33%) FlexPod
10 1 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 58 (77.33%) Windows
2 31 (41.33%) Windows 7
3 18 (24.00%) Apple iOS
4 15 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 13 (17.33%) Windows Server
6 12 (16.00%) Windows XP
7 8 (10.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (10.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (9.33%) Mac OS X
9 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (4.00%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.33%) Android
11 1 (1.33%) Linux
11 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (40.00%) ITIL
2 19 (25.33%) Time Management
3 18 (24.00%) Change Management
4 17 (22.67%) Identity Management
4 17 (22.67%) Validation
5 13 (17.33%) Incident Management
6 10 (13.33%) Service Management
7 7 (9.33%) Mobile Device Management
8 6 (8.00%) ITIL V3
8 6 (8.00%) Network Architecture
8 6 (8.00%) Service Delivery
9 5 (6.67%) Patch Management
10 4 (5.33%) Document Management
10 4 (5.33%) Problem Management
11 3 (4.00%) Asset Management
11 3 (4.00%) CRM
11 3 (4.00%) Database Mirroring
11 3 (4.00%) Network Management
11 3 (4.00%) Virtual Environments
12 2 (2.67%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.67%) Java
2 4 (5.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.00%) C#
4 2 (2.67%) C
5 1 (1.33%) VB
5 1 (1.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 75 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (44.00%) MCP
2 33 (44.00%) MCSE
3 22 (29.33%) MCSA
4 17 (22.67%) ACDT
4 17 (22.67%) ACHDS
4 17 (22.67%) ACTC
4 17 (22.67%) Degree
4 17 (22.67%) MCSM
4 17 (22.67%) Network+ Certification
5 15 (20.00%) A+ Certification
6 11 (14.67%) MCITP
7 6 (8.00%) MCTS
8 3 (4.00%) CCNA
8 3 (4.00%) CCNP
8 3 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (4.00%) MCDBA
8 3 (4.00%) NVQ Level 3
9 1 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (24.00%) Virtual Servers
3 7 (9.33%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (4.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.67%) XenApp
6 1 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (18.67%) SCCM
2 4 (5.33%) WSUS
3 1 (1.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.33%) SCOM
3 1 (1.33%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.33%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 48 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (36.00%) Apple
3 26 (34.67%) Citrix
4 11 (14.67%) Lotus
5 8 (10.67%) Oracle
6 5 (6.67%) Cisco
6 5 (6.67%) VMware
7 2 (2.67%) BMC
7 2 (2.67%) Remedy
7 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.67%) Xerox
8 1 (1.33%) Acronis
8 1 (1.33%) Avaya
8 1 (1.33%) HP
8 1 (1.33%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.33%) Juniper
8 1 (1.33%) MobileIron
8 1 (1.33%) NetApp
8 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.33%) Sophos
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