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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 605 616 587
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -29
Contract jobs citing MCDST 33 33 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.060% 0.074%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.29% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 21
Median daily rate £130 £350 £128
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.85% +174.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £136 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £440 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £325 £140
% change year-on-year
-72.32% +132.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Median hourly rate £13.00 £8.50 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.94% -49.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £8.50 £13.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.76 £11.70 £18.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £8.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year
+52.94% -47.08%

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
10436 11287 11754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.50% 20.63% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6600 6814 6664
Median daily rate £410 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 554 558
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.49% +53.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
- +54.92%

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 6 December 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 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 6 December 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 0 24 £130 -67.50% 2
London +5 15 £130 -74.00% 2
South East +11 2 - -
West Yorkshire +9 2 £80 -
Yorkshire +1 2 £80 -
South West - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £160 -
Surrey +18 1 - -
Leeds +8 1 - -
Wakefield -1 1 £80 -
East Midlands -4 1 - -
Birmingham -9 1 - -
West Midlands -27 1 - -
North East - 1 £145 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £145 -
Leicester - 1 - -
Epsom - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £145 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (83.10%) Windows
3 57 (80.28%) Active Directory
4 41 (57.75%) Microsoft
4 41 (57.75%) MCSE
4 41 (57.75%) MS Office
5 37 (52.11%) MCP
6 36 (50.70%) TCP/IP
6 36 (50.70%) Windows 7
7 28 (39.44%) Citrix
8 27 (38.03%) ITIL
9 26 (36.62%) Blackberry
10 25 (35.21%) Internet
11 24 (33.80%) MCSA
12 23 (32.39%) Virtual Servers
13 22 (30.99%) Apple
14 21 (29.58%) Data Centre
15 20 (28.17%) Apple iOS
15 20 (28.17%) SCCM
16 19 (26.76%) MCSM
16 19 (26.76%) Ethernet
16 19 (26.76%) MS Excel
16 19 (26.76%) Client/Server
16 19 (26.76%) Change Management
16 19 (26.76%) Wireless
16 19 (26.76%) Network+ Certification
16 19 (26.76%) ACTC
16 19 (26.76%) ACHDS
16 19 (26.76%) ACDT
17 18 (25.35%) Finance

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 15 (21.13%) MS Exchange
2 14 (19.72%) IBM Notes
3 4 (5.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.23%) IIS
5 2 (2.82%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 41 (57.75%) MS Office
2 19 (26.76%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.23%) SaaS
2 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (50.70%) TCP/IP
2 25 (35.21%) Internet
3 19 (26.76%) Ethernet
3 19 (26.76%) Wireless
4 18 (25.35%) DHCP
4 18 (25.35%) DNS
5 13 (18.31%) LAN
6 7 (9.86%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (8.45%) Skype
7 6 (8.45%) WAN
8 4 (5.63%) SAN
9 2 (2.82%) Extranet
9 2 (2.82%) Intranet
9 2 (2.82%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.41%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) CruiseControl
1 3 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (4.23%) TeamCity
1 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.41%) MSI
General
1 18 (25.35%) Finance
2 13 (18.31%) Billing
3 7 (9.86%) Retail
4 3 (4.23%) German Language
4 3 (4.23%) Legal
5 2 (2.82%) Law
5 2 (2.82%) Publishing
6 1 (1.41%) Banking
6 1 (1.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (40.85%) Analyst
2 23 (32.39%) Desktop Support
3 11 (15.49%) Help Desk Analyst
3 11 (15.49%) Service Analyst
3 11 (15.49%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (14.08%) Support Engineer
5 9 (12.68%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
6 8 (11.27%) Support Analyst
7 7 (9.86%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (9.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 7 (9.86%) Team Leader
8 6 (8.45%) Desktop Analyst
8 6 (8.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 5 (7.04%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (7.04%) Desktop Support Team Leader
9 5 (7.04%) Desktop Team Leader
9 5 (7.04%) Senior Desktop Support
9 5 (7.04%) Support Team Leader
10 4 (5.63%) Server Engineer
11 3 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) .NET
1 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET
1 3 (4.23%) WCF
1 3 (4.23%) Web Services
1 3 (4.23%) WF
2 2 (2.82%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (36.62%) Blackberry
2 21 (29.58%) Data Centre
3 19 (26.76%) Client/Server
4 18 (25.35%) Management Information System
5 15 (21.13%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (15.49%) PDA
7 7 (9.86%) Smartphone
8 4 (5.63%) FlexPod
9 3 (4.23%) Clustering
9 3 (4.23%) Handset
10 2 (2.82%) AS400
10 2 (2.82%) Fat Client
10 2 (2.82%) Fintech
10 2 (2.82%) Thin Client
11 1 (1.41%) e-Learning
11 1 (1.41%) Mathematics
11 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 59 (83.10%) Windows
2 36 (50.70%) Windows 7
3 20 (28.17%) Apple iOS
4 12 (16.90%) Windows Server
5 9 (12.68%) Windows 8
6 7 (9.86%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.82%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.41%) Android
9 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.03%) ITIL
2 19 (26.76%) Change Management
3 18 (25.35%) Time Management
4 17 (23.94%) Validation
5 16 (22.54%) Identity Management
6 9 (12.68%) Incident Management
7 8 (11.27%) Service Management
8 5 (7.04%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.63%) Asset Management
9 4 (5.63%) ITIL V3
9 4 (5.63%) Problem Management
9 4 (5.63%) Server Monitoring
10 3 (4.23%) CRM
10 3 (4.23%) Database Mirroring
10 3 (4.23%) Document Management
10 3 (4.23%) Network Management
10 3 (4.23%) Patch Management
10 3 (4.23%) Virtual Environments
11 2 (2.82%) Mobile Device Management
11 2 (2.82%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.49%) Java
2 3 (4.23%) C#
2 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.41%) C
Qualifications
1 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (57.75%) MCSE
3 37 (52.11%) MCP
4 24 (33.80%) MCSA
5 19 (26.76%) ACDT
5 19 (26.76%) ACHDS
5 19 (26.76%) ACTC
5 19 (26.76%) MCSM
5 19 (26.76%) Network+ Certification
6 17 (23.94%) A+ Certification
7 15 (21.13%) Degree
8 13 (18.31%) MCITP
9 9 (12.68%) MCTS
10 4 (5.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (4.23%) CCNA
11 3 (4.23%) CCNP
11 3 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (4.23%) MCDBA
12 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (2.82%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.86%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (80.28%) Active Directory
2 23 (32.39%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.23%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (2.82%) XenApp
6 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (28.17%) SCCM
2 4 (5.63%) Backup Exec
2 4 (5.63%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (4.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 41 (57.75%) Microsoft
2 28 (39.44%) Citrix
3 22 (30.99%) Apple
4 14 (19.72%) Lotus
5 11 (15.49%) Oracle
6 9 (12.68%) Cisco
7 7 (9.86%) VMware
8 5 (7.04%) SolarWinds
9 4 (5.63%) HP
9 4 (5.63%) NetApp
10 2 (2.82%) Intel Security
10 2 (2.82%) Sybase
11 1 (1.41%) Acronis
11 1 (1.41%) BMC
11 1 (1.41%) Juniper
11 1 (1.41%) MobileIron
11 1 (1.41%) Polycom
11 1 (1.41%) Remedy
11 1 (1.41%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.41%) Veeam
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