Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 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)
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 595 570 579
Rank change year-on-year -25 +9 +7
Contract jobs citing MCDST 39 37 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.084% 0.082% 0.049%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.48% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 21 11
London median daily rate £166 £150 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.33% -11.76% +33.33%
10th Percentile £131 £130 £150
90th Percentile £361 £238 £425
England median daily rate £166 £140 £155
% change year-on-year +18.21% -9.68% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - -10.34% -6.45%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7670 7709 7539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.59% 17.17% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5105 4975 4974
London median daily rate £475 £458 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +2.81% +4.71%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £425 £422 £400
% change year-on-year +0.83% +5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 111 146
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +14.08%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.50 £12.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £48.29
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.49% +7.37% +25.00%

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for MCDST in London

MCDST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCDST in London

MCDST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCDST in London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCDST in London

MCDST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCDST in London

MCDST
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the London region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -9 4 £248 +65.00% 1
East London -13 2 £190 +18.75%
North London - 1 - -
West London - 1 £250 -
MCDST
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 London region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (92.31%) Windows
3 32 (82.05%) Windows 7
4 31 (79.49%) MCSE
5 30 (76.92%) Citrix
6 28 (71.79%) Microsoft Office
7 26 (66.67%) Active Directory
8 24 (61.54%) MCP
8 24 (61.54%) Apple iOS
9 22 (56.41%) Finance
10 21 (53.85%) Blackberry
10 21 (53.85%) ITIL
11 19 (48.72%) MCSA
12 17 (43.59%) Apple
12 17 (43.59%) Wireless
12 17 (43.59%) Network+ Certification
13 16 (41.03%) Internet
13 16 (41.03%) TCP/IP
13 16 (41.03%) Java
13 16 (41.03%) Oracle
13 16 (41.03%) MCSM
13 16 (41.03%) ACHDS
13 16 (41.03%) SCCM
13 16 (41.03%) Virtual Servers
14 15 (38.46%) ACTC
14 15 (38.46%) ACDT
14 15 (38.46%) Time Management
14 15 (38.46%) Ethernet
14 15 (38.46%) Client/Server
14 15 (38.46%) Validation

MCDST
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (25.64%) IBM Notes
2 5 (12.82%) Skype for Business
3 2 (5.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 28 (71.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (43.59%) Wireless
2 16 (41.03%) Internet
2 16 (41.03%) TCP/IP
3 15 (38.46%) Ethernet
4 13 (33.33%) LAN
5 2 (5.13%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (5.13%) Skype
6 1 (2.56%) VPN
6 1 (2.56%) WAN
General
1 22 (56.41%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Front Office
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (53.85%) Desktop Support
2 14 (35.90%) Analyst
3 11 (28.21%) Desktop Engineer
4 10 (25.64%) Support Analyst
5 8 (20.51%) Desktop Analyst
6 7 (17.95%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (17.95%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 7 (17.95%) Support Engineer
7 6 (15.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (12.82%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 5 (12.82%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (12.82%) Desktop Technician
8 5 (12.82%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (7.69%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (7.69%) IT Support
9 3 (7.69%) Service Analyst
9 3 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (7.69%) Service Desk Support
10 2 (5.13%) 1st Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 21 (53.85%) Blackberry
2 15 (38.46%) Client/Server
3 10 (25.64%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (17.95%) Management Information System
6 5 (12.82%) Data Centre
7 4 (10.26%) Smartphone
8 2 (5.13%) iPad
8 2 (5.13%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 36 (92.31%) Windows
2 32 (82.05%) Windows 7
3 24 (61.54%) Apple iOS
4 11 (28.21%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.13%) Android
5 2 (5.13%) Mac OS X
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (53.85%) ITIL
2 15 (38.46%) Change Management
2 15 (38.46%) Time Management
2 15 (38.46%) Validation
3 5 (12.82%) Identity Management
4 4 (10.26%) Asset Management
5 3 (7.69%) Investment Management
5 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.13%) ITIL V3
6 2 (5.13%) ITSM
7 1 (2.56%) Application Packaging
7 1 (2.56%) Break/Fix
7 1 (2.56%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.56%) Hardware Maintenance
7 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.56%) Project Management
7 1 (2.56%) Workflow
7 1 (2.56%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (41.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (79.49%) MCSE
3 24 (61.54%) MCP
4 19 (48.72%) MCSA
5 17 (43.59%) Network+ Certification
6 16 (41.03%) ACHDS
6 16 (41.03%) MCSM
7 15 (38.46%) ACDT
7 15 (38.46%) ACTC
8 11 (28.21%) A+ Certification
9 5 (12.82%) MCITP
10 4 (10.26%) Degree
11 1 (2.56%) DBS Check
11 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 16 (41.03%) Virtual Servers
3 8 (20.51%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (41.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (76.92%) Citrix
2 17 (43.59%) Apple
3 16 (41.03%) Oracle
4 10 (25.64%) Lotus
5 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 8 (20.51%) Bloomberg
6 8 (20.51%) Reuters
6 8 (20.51%) Wyse
7 5 (12.82%) ServiceNow
8 2 (5.13%) Cisco
8 2 (5.13%) McAfee
8 2 (5.13%) MobileIron
8 2 (5.13%) Polycom
9 1 (2.56%) Avaya
9 1 (2.56%) LANDesk
9 1 (2.56%) Sophos
9 1 (2.56%) VMware