Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 August 2018 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)
South East > Surrey
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 135 127
Rank change year-on-year -16 -8 -
Contract jobs citing MCDST 8 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.24% 0.16% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.30% 0.93% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Surrey median daily rate £225 - £130
10th Percentile £213 - £122
90th Percentile £238 - £221
South East median daily rate £225 £275 £184
% change year-on-year -18.18% +49.66% +53.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Surrey median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £18.26 -

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 Surrey with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Surrey
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 616 431 647
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 18.77% 17.17% 25.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 286 457
Surrey median daily rate £463 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.94% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £300
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 19
Surrey median hourly rate £25.00 £17.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.06% -62.22% +12.29%
10th Percentile £13.70 £13.76 £11.44
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £52.00
South East median hourly rate £34.50 £20.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year +70.37% -19.00% +3.65%

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for MCDST in Surrey

MCDST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCDST in Surrey

MCDST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCDST in Surrey

MCDST
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 17 August 2018. 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
Woking +3 2 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
MCDST
South East

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MCDST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Surrey region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (100.00%) Citrix
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) SCCM
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 8 (100.00%) Office 365
2 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 10
2 5 (62.50%) Virtual Desktop
2 5 (62.50%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (62.50%) Apple iOS
2 5 (62.50%) Investment Management
2 5 (62.50%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (62.50%) Wyse
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Reuters
2 5 (62.50%) Bloomberg
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) SLA
3 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) MCP
3 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) DHCP
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP

MCDST
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DHCP
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (62.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (62.50%) Apple iOS
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Investment Management
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
1 5 (62.50%) Problem-Solving
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Citrix
2 5 (62.50%) Bloomberg
2 5 (62.50%) Reuters
2 5 (62.50%) Wyse
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft