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 3 September 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 591 581 553
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -28
Contract jobs citing MCDST 39 35 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.062% 0.086%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.33% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 8
Average daily rate
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£155 £130 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +3.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £128 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £242 £216
UK excluding London average daily rate £129 £130 £113
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.25 £16.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.91% -9.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £12.38 £15.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.67 £19.05 £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -7.95%

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
11048 10665 9272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.92% 18.86% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6665 6052 5099
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.04% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 453 477
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £43.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCDST within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 September 2015.

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 28 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -1 39 £155 +19.23% 16
London +4 17 £163 -22.61%
Yorkshire - 7 £115 - 3
East of England +7 6 £155 - 3
West Yorkshire - 6 - - 3
Leeds - 6 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -9 5 - -
East Midlands -12 5 - - 2
City of London +13 3 - -
South East -23 3 £129 -0.96% 2
Norfolk - 3 - -
Norwich - 3 - -
Reading - 2 £138 -
Uxbridge - 2 £160 -
Berkshire - 2 £138 -
Chester -6 1 - - 1
Essex -7 1 - -
Basildon -9 1 - -
Worthing -11 1 £120 -
Cheshire -14 1 - - 3
West Sussex -17 1 £120 -
North West -31 1 - - 3
North Yorkshire - 1 £115 -
Harrogate - 1 £115 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £155 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 £155 - 2
Suffolk - 1 - - 1

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MCDST also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCDST.

1 78 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (94.87%) Windows
3 73 (93.59%) Microsoft
4 46 (58.97%) ITIL
5 40 (51.28%) Windows 7
6 38 (48.72%) MS Office
7 33 (42.31%) MS Excel
8 32 (41.03%) MCSE
8 32 (41.03%) Active Directory
9 24 (30.77%) TCP/IP
9 24 (30.77%) LAN
9 24 (30.77%) WAN
10 21 (26.92%) MCP
11 19 (24.36%) Windows XP
11 19 (24.36%) Security Cleared
12 18 (23.08%) Blackberry
12 18 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 17 (21.79%) MCITP
14 16 (20.51%) Cisco
14 16 (20.51%) MS Exchange
15 15 (19.23%) Windows Vista
16 14 (17.95%) MCSA
17 13 (16.67%) A+ Certification
17 13 (16.67%) MOS
18 11 (14.10%) MCTS
18 11 (14.10%) Law
18 11 (14.10%) Citrix
18 11 (14.10%) Windows 8
19 10 (12.82%) Data Centre
19 10 (12.82%) Dell

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MCDST also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCDST. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 16 (20.51%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (6.41%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.56%) IIS
6 1 (1.28%) Lync
Applications
1 38 (48.72%) MS Office
2 33 (42.31%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) assyst
2 1 (1.28%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (30.77%) LAN
1 24 (30.77%) WAN
1 24 (30.77%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.69%) VPN
2 6 (7.69%) IPv4
2 6 (7.69%) SAN
2 6 (7.69%) Firewall
3 4 (5.13%) Wireless
4 3 (3.85%) Extranet
4 3 (3.85%) DNS
4 3 (3.85%) DHCP
5 2 (2.56%) Internet
5 2 (2.56%) Skype
6 1 (1.28%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.28%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.28%) Network Security
6 1 (1.28%) HTTP
6 1 (1.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) MSI
2 2 (2.56%) JIRA
3 1 (1.28%) HP UFT
General
1 11 (14.10%) Law
2 9 (11.54%) Legal
3 3 (3.85%) Local Government
3 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.28%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.28%) French Language
4 1 (1.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 35 (44.87%) Analyst
2 33 (42.31%) Support Analyst
3 25 (32.05%) Desktop Support
4 20 (25.64%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 20 (25.64%) Desktop Analyst
5 9 (11.54%) Support Engineer
5 9 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (10.26%) Technical Team Leader
6 8 (10.26%) Team Leader
6 8 (10.26%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 6 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Service Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Technical Support
8 5 (6.41%) Technical Support Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) Project Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Field Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Field Service Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.08%) Blackberry
2 10 (12.82%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.13%) EPoS
3 4 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.13%) Handset
4 3 (3.85%) iPad
5 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 74 (94.87%) Windows
2 40 (51.28%) Windows 7
3 19 (24.36%) Windows XP
4 15 (19.23%) Windows Vista
5 11 (14.10%) Windows 8
6 6 (7.69%) Ubuntu
6 6 (7.69%) Linux
6 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (3.85%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.28%) CentOS
10 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.28%) SUSE
10 1 (1.28%) Debian
10 1 (1.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (58.97%) ITIL
2 9 (11.54%) Service Management
2 9 (11.54%) Document Management
3 8 (10.26%) Incident Management
3 8 (10.26%) Time Management
3 8 (10.26%) ITIL V3
3 8 (10.26%) Asset Management
4 3 (3.85%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.56%) Workflow
5 2 (2.56%) Migration
6 1 (1.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.28%) Change Management
6 1 (1.28%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (1.28%) Information Management
6 1 (1.28%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.28%) Test Strategy
6 1 (1.28%) Critical Success Factor
6 1 (1.28%) Application Discovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.56%) SQL
2 1 (1.28%) VBScript
2 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 78 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (41.03%) MCSE
3 21 (26.92%) MCP
4 19 (24.36%) Security Cleared
5 17 (21.79%) MCITP
6 14 (17.95%) MCSA
7 13 (16.67%) A+ Certification
7 13 (16.67%) MOS
8 11 (14.10%) MCTS
9 6 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (5.13%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (3.85%) Degree
12 2 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (2.56%) CCNA
13 1 (1.28%) ISEB
13 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
13 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (41.03%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.69%) vSphere
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (6.41%) SCCM
2 2 (2.56%) AppDNA
3 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.28%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.28%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.28%) WMI
3 1 (1.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 73 (93.59%) Microsoft
2 16 (20.51%) Cisco
3 11 (14.10%) Citrix
4 10 (12.82%) Dell
5 8 (10.26%) Panasonic
5 8 (10.26%) McAfee
5 8 (10.26%) Sophos
5 8 (10.26%) VMware
6 3 (3.85%) Avaya
7 2 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.56%) HP
7 2 (2.56%) Polycom
7 2 (2.56%) Remedy
8 1 (1.28%) AppSense
8 1 (1.28%) SAP
8 1 (1.28%) Symantec
8 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
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