Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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)
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 351 373 387
Rank change year-on-year +22 +14 -31
Contract jobs citing MCDST 20 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.072% 0.056%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 0.28% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 5
South East median daily rate £275 £130 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +111.54% +8.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £157 £122 £105
90th Percentile £288 £130 £139
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
South East 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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3719 4333 5253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.27% 25.89% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2119 2658 3117
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £212 £255 £258
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 218 249
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £34.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.44% +25.93% +58.82%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.96 £11.96
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.25 £50.35
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -1.49% +10.87% +21.05%

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MCDST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for MCDST in the South East

MCDST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCDST in the South East

MCDST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCDST in the South East over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCDST in the South East

MCDST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCDST in the South East

MCDST
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 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
Surrey -6 17 £140 +11.78% 1
Berkshire +10 2 £275 -
Thames Valley -11 2 £275 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
MCDST
England

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 South East region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (95.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (95.00%) MCP
2 19 (95.00%) MCSE
2 19 (95.00%) TCP/IP
3 18 (90.00%) Windows
3 18 (90.00%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (90.00%) Windows 7
4 17 (85.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 17 (85.00%) Office 365
4 17 (85.00%) DNS
4 17 (85.00%) MS Exchange
4 17 (85.00%) LAN
4 17 (85.00%) WAN
4 17 (85.00%) DHCP
5 13 (65.00%) Citrix
5 13 (65.00%) SCCM
6 10 (50.00%) XenApp
6 10 (50.00%) ITIL
7 3 (15.00%) VMware
7 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (10.00%) MCSA
8 2 (10.00%) Cisco
9 1 (5.00%) SQL
9 1 (5.00%) SLA
9 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
9 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
9 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification

MCDST
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 17 (85.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 17 (85.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (90.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (85.00%) Office 365
2 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (95.00%) TCP/IP
2 17 (85.00%) DHCP
2 17 (85.00%) DNS
2 17 (85.00%) LAN
2 17 (85.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Service Desk Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) IT Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support
4 2 (10.00%) Server Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Server Support
4 2 (10.00%) Support Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) IT Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
1 18 (90.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Management
2 1 (5.00%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (95.00%) MCP
2 19 (95.00%) MCSE
3 2 (10.00%) MCSA
4 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (95.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (50.00%) XenApp
3 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (65.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (65.00%) Citrix
3 3 (15.00%) VMware
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco