The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Desktop Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Administrator
Rank - 657 628
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Administrator 0 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.011% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.011% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £195 £121
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +60.82%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £115 £120
% change year-on-year
- -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £27.00

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
51008 54089 51827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.76% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33192 34291 31378
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 2003 2097
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Desktop Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Desktop Administrator in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, Desktop Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Desktop Administrator in the job title.

1 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Mathematics
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (40.00%) PHP
2 4 (40.00%) MySQL
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (30.00%) Mac OS
4 2 (20.00%) Office 365
4 2 (20.00%) SCCM
4 2 (20.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (10.00%) User Experience
5 1 (10.00%) Skype
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (10.00%) Apple
5 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) Back Office
5 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) DHCP
5 1 (10.00%) DNS
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (10.00%) PowerShell

Desktop Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (10.00%) Back Office
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) Mac OS
4 2 (20.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (10.00%) Android
5 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Change Management
1 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL
1 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) PHP
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (10.00%) Apple
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft