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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 609 603 574
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -29
Contract jobs citing MCDST 32 32 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.056% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.29% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 17
Median daily rate £180 £125 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £108 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £232 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £106 £476
% change year-on-year
+116.47% -77.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 13
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.67 £15.38
% change year-on-year
- +8.42%

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
11853 11084 10897
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.26% 19.54% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7446 6263 6187
Median daily rate £400 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 558 555
Median hourly rate £31.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.77% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 2 May 2016.

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 17 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 2 May 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
England +4 32 £180 +35.84% 9
South East +4 18 £280 - 2
Berkshire - 9 - -
Manchester -3 8 £110 -
North West -4 8 £110 -
Surrey - 7 - - 1
Reading - 6 - -
Woking - 6 - - 1
London -32 4 £145 +3.57% 2
City of London +36 2 £145 -57.35% 1
South West -1 2 £180 -
West Sussex -17 2 £280 -
Crawley - 2 £280 -
Gloucester - 1 £180 -
Guildford - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £180 -

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 with a requirement for MCDST.

1 73 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (97.26%) Windows
3 59 (80.82%) MS Office
4 46 (63.01%) MCSE
4 46 (63.01%) Active Directory
5 45 (61.64%) Microsoft
6 44 (60.27%) Windows 7
7 42 (57.53%) ITIL
8 38 (52.05%) Citrix
9 35 (47.95%) Blackberry
10 34 (46.58%) MCP
11 27 (36.99%) Finance
12 25 (34.25%) SCCM
13 20 (27.40%) XenApp
14 18 (24.66%) MCITP
14 18 (24.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 16 (21.92%) MS Excel
15 16 (21.92%) TCP/IP
15 16 (21.92%) Skype
15 16 (21.92%) Windows Server 2008
16 15 (20.55%) German Language
17 14 (19.18%) MS Exchange
17 14 (19.18%) Windows Server 2003
18 13 (17.81%) Law
18 13 (17.81%) Document Management
19 12 (16.44%) Legal
19 12 (16.44%) Windows 2000 Server
19 12 (16.44%) Office 365
20 11 (15.07%) LAN
21 10 (13.70%) Stakeholder Management

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 18 (24.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 14 (19.18%) MS Exchange
3 6 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (6.85%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.37%) CMS
6 1 (1.37%) IIS
6 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 59 (80.82%) MS Office
2 16 (21.92%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.44%) Office 365
2 3 (4.11%) SaaS
3 2 (2.74%) IaaS
3 2 (2.74%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.92%) Skype
1 16 (21.92%) TCP/IP
2 11 (15.07%) LAN
3 10 (13.70%) WAN
4 9 (12.33%) VPN
5 8 (10.96%) DHCP
5 8 (10.96%) DNS
6 5 (6.85%) Wireless
7 3 (4.11%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.74%) Extranet
8 2 (2.74%) Network Security
9 1 (1.37%) Internet
9 1 (1.37%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) AdminStudio
1 2 (2.74%) InstallShield
1 2 (2.74%) MSI
2 1 (1.37%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 27 (36.99%) Finance
2 15 (20.55%) German Language
3 13 (17.81%) Law
4 12 (16.44%) Legal
5 9 (12.33%) French Language
6 6 (8.22%) Banking
7 3 (4.11%) Local Government
8 1 (1.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 30 (41.10%) Analyst
2 25 (34.25%) Desktop Support
3 19 (26.03%) Support Analyst
4 16 (21.92%) Desktop Analyst
4 16 (21.92%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 12 (16.44%) Citrix Support
5 12 (16.44%) Support Engineer
6 11 (15.07%) Service Analyst
6 11 (15.07%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (13.70%) Citrix Analyst
7 10 (13.70%) Citrix Support Analyst
8 9 (12.33%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (8.22%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 5 (6.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 5 (6.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (6.85%) Technical Engineer
10 5 (6.85%) Technical Support
10 5 (6.85%) Technical Support Engineer
11 4 (5.48%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
11 4 (5.48%) Technical Product Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) .NET
1 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.37%) WCF
1 1 (1.37%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (47.95%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.48%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (4.11%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.11%) Handset
3 3 (4.11%) iPad
4 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.37%) Clustering
4 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.37%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 71 (97.26%) Windows
2 44 (60.27%) Windows 7
3 16 (21.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (19.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (16.44%) Windows 2000 Server
6 7 (9.59%) Windows XP
7 4 (5.48%) Windows Server
7 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.11%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.37%) Android
10 1 (1.37%) Linux
10 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (57.53%) ITIL
2 13 (17.81%) Document Management
3 10 (13.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (9.59%) ITIL V3
5 5 (6.85%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.48%) Practice Management
7 2 (2.74%) Asset Management
7 2 (2.74%) Capacity Management
7 2 (2.74%) Patch Management
8 1 (1.37%) Application Rationalisation
8 1 (1.37%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.37%) Data Analysis
8 1 (1.37%) Data Migration
8 1 (1.37%) Database Mirroring
8 1 (1.37%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.37%) Migration
8 1 (1.37%) Network Management
8 1 (1.37%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (1.37%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.11%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.74%) VB
2 2 (2.74%) VBScript
3 1 (1.37%) C#
3 1 (1.37%) SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (63.01%) MCSE
3 34 (46.58%) MCP
4 18 (24.66%) MCITP
5 9 (12.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (8.22%) MOS
7 5 (6.85%) MCSA
8 3 (4.11%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (4.11%) MCTS
9 2 (2.74%) A+ Certification
9 2 (2.74%) ACSP
9 2 (2.74%) CCNA
9 2 (2.74%) CCNP
9 2 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.74%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.37%) CCDP
10 1 (1.37%) CCIP
10 1 (1.37%) MCDBA
10 1 (1.37%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (63.01%) Active Directory
2 20 (27.40%) XenApp
3 4 (5.48%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (34.25%) SCCM
2 2 (2.74%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.74%) SCOM
2 2 (2.74%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (61.64%) Microsoft
2 38 (52.05%) Citrix
3 3 (4.11%) Apple
3 3 (4.11%) VMware
4 2 (2.74%) BMC
4 2 (2.74%) Remedy
4 2 (2.74%) Symantec
5 1 (1.37%) Cisco
5 1 (1.37%) EMC
5 1 (1.37%) HP
5 1 (1.37%) IBM
5 1 (1.37%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.37%) Mitel
5 1 (1.37%) OpenText
5 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.37%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.37%) Wyse
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
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