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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 552 534 501
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -33
Contract jobs citing MCDST 40 36 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.070% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.39% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 20
Average daily rate
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£128 £150 £103
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +46.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £120 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £160 £130
UK excluding London average daily rate £125 £135 £100
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 17
Average hourly rate £16.92 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.79 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £14.00 £19.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.42 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+24.42% -6.66%

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
11109 9220 8729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.48% 18.01% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6529 5132 4572
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 401 602
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCDST within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

MCDST Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

MCDST
Top 30 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 24 December 2014. 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 -22 39 £128 -15.00% 7
London +21 22 £128 -20.31% 1
South East -29 7 £120 -20.00% 2
East of England -12 5 £110 -8.33% 1
Southampton - 4 £120 -
Hampshire - 4 £120 - 1
City of London - 3 £190 -
Yorkshire -11 2 £130 - 3
West Yorkshire - 2 £130 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 £110 - 1
Leeds - 2 £130 - 2
Cambridge - 2 £110 - 1
Scotland -9 1 - - 1
South West -27 1 £150 -6.25%
North West - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £150 -
Dunfermline - 1 - -
Fife - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Norfolk - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
North East - - - -
Devon - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Watford - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (88.73%) Microsoft
3 58 (81.69%) Windows
4 45 (63.38%) MS Office
5 39 (54.93%) Windows 7
6 37 (52.11%) MCSE
7 26 (36.62%) MCP
8 25 (35.21%) Citrix
9 24 (33.80%) Blackberry
10 22 (30.99%) ITIL
11 21 (29.58%) Active Directory
12 18 (25.35%) MS Excel
13 17 (23.94%) Windows Vista
13 17 (23.94%) MCITP
14 16 (22.54%) MCSA
15 15 (21.13%) SharePoint
15 15 (21.13%) Wireless
16 14 (19.72%) TCP/IP
16 14 (19.72%) DNS
16 14 (19.72%) MS Exchange
16 14 (19.72%) DHCP
17 13 (18.31%) EPoS
17 13 (18.31%) Internet
18 12 (16.90%) Thin Client
18 12 (16.90%) Fat Client
19 11 (15.49%) Cisco
20 10 (14.08%) WAN
20 10 (14.08%) FTP
20 10 (14.08%) Windows XP
20 10 (14.08%) Reuters

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 15 (21.13%) SharePoint
2 14 (19.72%) MS Exchange
3 9 (12.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (4.23%) CMS
5 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.41%) Lync
6 1 (1.41%) IIS
6 1 (1.41%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 45 (63.38%) MS Office
2 18 (25.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.13%) Wireless
2 14 (19.72%) DHCP
2 14 (19.72%) TCP/IP
2 14 (19.72%) DNS
3 13 (18.31%) Internet
4 10 (14.08%) WAN
4 10 (14.08%) FTP
5 7 (9.86%) LAN
5 7 (9.86%) VPN
6 4 (5.63%) Network Security
7 3 (4.23%) Firewall
7 3 (4.23%) WLAN
8 2 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.82%) Extranet
8 2 (2.82%) DMZ
8 2 (2.82%) Intranet
8 2 (2.82%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.41%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (1.41%) 3G
9 1 (1.41%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
General
1 8 (11.27%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Law
3 4 (5.63%) Local Government
4 3 (4.23%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Marketing
5 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (29.58%) Analyst
2 14 (19.72%) Support Analyst
2 14 (19.72%) Desktop Support
3 12 (16.90%) Field Engineer
3 12 (16.90%) Field Service Engineer
3 12 (16.90%) Support Engineer
3 12 (16.90%) Help Desk Support
4 10 (14.08%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 10 (14.08%) Help Desk Analyst
5 8 (11.27%) 1st Line Support
5 8 (11.27%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 6 (8.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (8.45%) Service Analyst
6 6 (8.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (8.45%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (8.45%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Security Manager
7 5 (7.04%) Network Security Manager
7 5 (7.04%) Network Manager
8 4 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 24 (33.80%) Blackberry
2 13 (18.31%) EPoS
3 12 (16.90%) Thin Client
3 12 (16.90%) Fat Client
4 10 (14.08%) Smartcard
4 10 (14.08%) Smartphone
5 6 (8.45%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (7.04%) Handset
6 5 (7.04%) Management Information System
7 4 (5.63%) iPad
8 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.82%) PDA
9 1 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.41%) Life Science
9 1 (1.41%) AS400
9 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.41%) Replication
9 1 (1.41%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 58 (81.69%) Windows
2 39 (54.93%) Windows 7
3 17 (23.94%) Windows Vista
4 10 (14.08%) Windows XP
5 9 (12.68%) Android
6 4 (5.63%) Apple iOS
7 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.82%) Linux
9 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.99%) ITIL
2 6 (8.45%) Time Management
2 6 (8.45%) Asset Management
3 5 (7.04%) Service Management
4 3 (4.23%) Practice Management
4 3 (4.23%) Document Management
4 3 (4.23%) People Management
5 2 (2.82%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.82%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.41%) Manual Testing
6 1 (1.41%) Investment Management
6 1 (1.41%) Migration
6 1 (1.41%) Automated Testing
6 1 (1.41%) Performance Management
6 1 (1.41%) QMS
6 1 (1.41%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.41%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.41%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (52.11%) MCSE
3 26 (36.62%) MCP
4 17 (23.94%) MCITP
5 16 (22.54%) MCSA
6 10 (14.08%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (14.08%) CCNA
6 10 (14.08%) A+ Certification
7 9 (12.68%) MCTS
8 6 (8.45%) Security Cleared
9 5 (7.04%) ACSP
9 5 (7.04%) RHCSA
9 5 (7.04%) ACSA
9 5 (7.04%) IBM Certification
9 5 (7.04%) RHCE
9 5 (7.04%) CCDP
9 5 (7.04%) CCNP
9 5 (7.04%) CCIP
10 4 (5.63%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (5.63%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) SLA
2 5 (7.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.41%) QA
3 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (29.58%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.41%) XenApp
3 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) SCCM
2 1 (1.41%) OpenView
2 1 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.41%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.41%) OVSD
Vendors
1 63 (88.73%) Microsoft
2 25 (35.21%) Citrix
3 11 (15.49%) Cisco
4 10 (14.08%) Reuters
4 10 (14.08%) Bloomberg
4 10 (14.08%) CQG
5 8 (11.27%) HP
6 6 (8.45%) Dell
6 6 (8.45%) McAfee
6 6 (8.45%) Sophos
7 5 (7.04%) Panasonic
7 5 (7.04%) EMC
7 5 (7.04%) IBM
7 5 (7.04%) Apple
8 4 (5.63%) Red Hat
8 4 (5.63%) Avaya
8 4 (5.63%) VMware
9 3 (4.23%) Mitel
9 3 (4.23%) LANDesk
9 3 (4.23%) SolarWinds
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