Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 246 244 270
Rank change year-on-year -2 +26 +30
Contract jobs citing MCDST 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.042% 0.045% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.29% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
City of London median daily rate £258 - -
Central London median daily rate £238 £150 -
% change year-on-year +58.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

MCDST is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 990 1041 1396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.98% 15.51% 15.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 733 1026
City of London median daily rate £485 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +2.33% +3.47%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £250
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 30
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £18.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +3.54% +18.39%
10th Percentile £13.31 £16.16 £11.24
90th Percentile £29.64 £29.38 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +8.56%

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing MCDST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for MCDST in the City of London

MCDST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCDST in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCDST in the City of London

MCDST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCDST in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Reuters
1 3 (100.00%) Bloomberg
1 3 (100.00%) Wyse
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
1 3 (100.00%) Video Conferencing
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 3 (100.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Asset Management

MCDST
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Supervisor
2 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (33.33%) IT Supervisor
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Supervisor
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (100.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Bloomberg
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Reuters
1 3 (100.00%) Wyse