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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Administrator
Rank 593 574 571
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Administrator 7 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.002% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.002% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +84.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £24.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +84.61%

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
51265 49491 54504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31026 29372 30573
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2145 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 17 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 27 August 2014. 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 -9 7 - - 1
East of England - 6 - -
London - 1 - -
Marlow - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
North East - - - -
South East - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -

Desktop Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 (56.25%) MS Office
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (37.50%) ITIL
3 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
5 4 (25.00%) MCP
5 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (25.00%) VMware
6 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (18.75%) MCSE
6 3 (18.75%) MCSA
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (18.75%) Apple
6 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
6 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
7 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 2 (12.50%) Linux
7 2 (12.50%) VoIP
7 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
7 2 (12.50%) SCCM
7 2 (12.50%) Degree
7 2 (12.50%) iPhone
7 2 (12.50%) vSphere
7 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Desktop Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (56.25%) MS Office
2 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Publishing
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) iPhone
3 1 (6.25%) iPad
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
4 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.25%) Android
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) ITSM
3 1 (6.25%) Data Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) MCP
2 3 (18.75%) MCSE
2 3 (18.75%) MCSA
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) MCITP
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) vSphere
3 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Apple
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) Avaya
3 1 (6.25%) NetApp
3 1 (6.25%) McAfee
3 1 (6.25%) Wyse