The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Administrator role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Administrator
Rank 586 592 547
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Administrator 8 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.014% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.016% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 8
Average daily rate
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£186 £150 £134
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.16% +11.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £128 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £172 £273
UK excluding London average daily rate £228 £128 £134
% change year-on-year
+78.43% -4.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £34.25 £14.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+132.20% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £14.75 -
% change year-on-year
+161.01% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51450 50956 44853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.28% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31225 31058 25652
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2017 2210
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Desktop Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Desktop Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Administrator within the UK.

Desktop Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Administrator within the UK.

Desktop Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Administrator
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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 0 8 £186 +20.16% 2
Merseyside - 4 - -
North West - 4 - -
Liverpool - 4 - -
London +3 2 £145 -9.37%
South West - 2 £228 -
City of London +18 1 £145 -3.33%
Plymouth - 1 £228 -
Devon - 1 £228 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -

Desktop Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Administrator in their job title 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 with Desktop Administrator in their job title.

1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
3 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
4 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
5 5 (45.45%) VMware
5 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
5 5 (45.45%) MS Office
5 5 (45.45%) ITIL
5 5 (45.45%) Citrix
5 5 (45.45%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (36.36%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (36.36%) Thin Client
6 4 (36.36%) Terminal Services
6 4 (36.36%) MCP
6 4 (36.36%) LAN
6 4 (36.36%) WAN
6 4 (36.36%) DHCP
6 4 (36.36%) DNS
6 4 (36.36%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (36.36%) Fat Client
6 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
8 2 (18.18%) SQL
8 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
8 2 (18.18%) Finance
8 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (9.09%) Android
9 1 (9.09%) iPhone

Desktop Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Administrator in their job title 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 with Desktop Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
1 5 (45.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) LAN
1 4 (36.36%) WAN
1 4 (36.36%) DHCP
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) LDAP
2 1 (9.09%) X.509
2 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Thin Client
1 4 (36.36%) Fat Client
2 1 (9.09%) iPhone
2 1 (9.09%) Handset
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Android
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (36.36%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (36.36%) MCP
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) Terminal Services
2 4 (36.36%) VMware Workstation
2 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) WSUS
1 1 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) MobileIron
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec