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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 571 538 548
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +10
Contract jobs citing MCDST 35 54 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.10% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.59% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 29
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£210 £134 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.71% -21.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £110 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £230 £235
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £113 £131
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 10
Average hourly rate £13.63 £16.92 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.47% +20.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £14.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.79 £23.60 £17.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-16.86% +29.53%

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
11008 9153 10328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.15% 17.33% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6126 5088 5351
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 438 630
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -15.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 16 September 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
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 16 September 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 -20 30 £210 +56.71% 12
South East +1 10 £130 - 1
North West 0 7 £425 - 1
London +4 6 £215 +55.79% 5
Hampshire - 5 £130 -
East of England -41 4 - - 1
City of London +20 3 £270 - 1
Scotland -14 3 - -
Surrey - 3 £350 - 1
West Sussex - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £120 -
Swindon - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
Andover - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Chesham - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Goole - - - -
Guildford - - - -

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (66.67%) Windows
2 46 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 45 (65.22%) MCSE
4 39 (56.52%) Active Directory
5 34 (49.28%) MCP
5 34 (49.28%) MS Office
6 31 (44.93%) ITIL
7 27 (39.13%) Windows 7
8 22 (31.88%) MCITP
9 20 (28.99%) MCSA
10 18 (26.09%) MS Exchange
11 16 (23.19%) SLA
11 16 (23.19%) MS Excel
12 15 (21.74%) Windows XP
12 15 (21.74%) HP
12 15 (21.74%) Blackberry
13 13 (18.84%) McAfee
14 12 (17.39%) MCTS
15 11 (15.94%) Cisco
15 11 (15.94%) Security Cleared
16 10 (14.49%) CCNA
16 10 (14.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 10 (14.49%) Citrix
16 10 (14.49%) Cisco Certification
16 10 (14.49%) Firewall
17 9 (13.04%) OVSD
17 9 (13.04%) Windows Vista
17 9 (13.04%) Apple
17 9 (13.04%) OpenView

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 18 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.45%) CMS
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 34 (49.28%) MS Office
2 16 (23.19%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.49%) Firewall
2 9 (13.04%) Network Security
2 9 (13.04%) TCP/IP
3 7 (10.14%) WAN
4 5 (7.25%) Internet
5 4 (5.80%) DHCP
5 4 (5.80%) LAN
5 4 (5.80%) DNS
6 3 (4.35%) Wireless
6 3 (4.35%) IP Telephony
6 3 (4.35%) VPN
7 2 (2.90%) DMZ
7 2 (2.90%) Intranet
8 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.45%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (1.45%) WLAN
8 1 (1.45%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (4.35%) Finance
1 3 (4.35%) Local Government
2 2 (2.90%) Law
2 2 (2.90%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (37.68%) Analyst
2 22 (31.88%) Support Engineer
3 12 (17.39%) Service Analyst
3 12 (17.39%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (14.49%) Desktop Support
5 9 (13.04%) Support Analyst
6 6 (8.70%) Field Service Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Field Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) IT Support
7 5 (7.25%) Desktop Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Network Manager
7 5 (7.25%) Security Manager
7 5 (7.25%) Network Security Manager
8 4 (5.80%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Project Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (4.35%) Consultant
9 3 (4.35%) Help Desk Support
9 3 (4.35%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.74%) Blackberry
2 7 (10.14%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (8.70%) EPoS
4 5 (7.25%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.35%) Handset
5 3 (4.35%) Thin Client
5 3 (4.35%) iPad
5 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.35%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.90%) iPhone
6 2 (2.90%) NHS
7 1 (1.45%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.45%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.45%) AS400
7 1 (1.45%) Life Science
7 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 46 (66.67%) Windows
2 27 (39.13%) Windows 7
3 15 (21.74%) Windows XP
4 9 (13.04%) Windows Vista
5 8 (11.59%) Android
6 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (5.80%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (44.93%) ITIL
2 7 (10.14%) Service Management
3 6 (8.70%) Asset Management
4 5 (7.25%) Time Management
5 3 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.35%) ITSM
5 3 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (4.35%) People Management
6 2 (2.90%) Line Management
6 2 (2.90%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.90%) Document Management
7 1 (1.45%) Automated Testing
7 1 (1.45%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (1.45%) Change Management
7 1 (1.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.45%) Manual Testing
7 1 (1.45%) Investment Management
7 1 (1.45%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.45%) QMS
7 1 (1.45%) E-Discovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (65.22%) MCSE
3 34 (49.28%) MCP
4 22 (31.88%) MCITP
5 20 (28.99%) MCSA
6 12 (17.39%) MCTS
7 11 (15.94%) Security Cleared
8 10 (14.49%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (14.49%) CCNA
9 6 (8.70%) CCNP
10 5 (7.25%) CCIP
10 5 (7.25%) CCDP
10 5 (7.25%) ACSA
10 5 (7.25%) RHCE
10 5 (7.25%) IBM Certification
10 5 (7.25%) ACSP
11 3 (4.35%) MOS
11 3 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (4.35%) Degree
12 2 (2.90%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (23.19%) SLA
2 5 (7.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.45%) QA
3 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.90%) XenApp
4 1 (1.45%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 9 (13.04%) OpenView
1 9 (13.04%) OVSD
1 9 (13.04%) SCCM
2 6 (8.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 46 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (21.74%) HP
3 13 (18.84%) McAfee
4 11 (15.94%) Cisco
5 10 (14.49%) Citrix
6 9 (13.04%) Apple
7 5 (7.25%) EMC
7 5 (7.25%) IBM
8 4 (5.80%) Dell
8 4 (5.80%) Sophos
8 4 (5.80%) Red Hat
8 4 (5.80%) Symantec
8 4 (5.80%) Panasonic
8 4 (5.80%) Kaseya
9 3 (4.35%) SolarWinds
9 3 (4.35%) VMware
9 3 (4.35%) Avaya
10 2 (2.90%) CQG
10 2 (2.90%) Reuters
10 2 (2.90%) Bloomberg
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