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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Administrator
Rank 644 632 603
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Administrator 9 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.014% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.015% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 9
Median daily rate £230 £171 £128
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.30% +34.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £126 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £216 £164
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £171 £123
% change year-on-year
-6.56% +39.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £34.25 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +132.20%
UK excluding London median 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
52698 52839 51404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.88% 94.71% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 34350 32058 31435
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1506 2120 2116
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.46 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.22% -0.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

Desktop Administrator Daily Rate Histogram 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 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -24 9 £230 +34.30%
London +4 4 £324 -
Surrey - 2 £200 -
South East - 2 £200 -
Yorkshire +2 1 £150 +30.43%
North West -9 1 - -
East of England - 1 £160 -
Cambridge - 1 £160 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £160 -
Warrington - 1 - -
Staines - 1 £200 -

Desktop Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Linux
3 4 (23.53%) PHP
3 4 (23.53%) MySQL
3 4 (23.53%) Change Management
3 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
3 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
3 4 (23.53%) Mathematics
3 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (17.65%) Mac OS
4 3 (17.65%) Mac OS X
4 3 (17.65%) DHCP
4 3 (17.65%) DNS
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco
5 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.76%) Python
5 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
5 2 (11.76%) Apple
5 2 (11.76%) Back Office
5 2 (11.76%) Service Management
5 2 (11.76%) Finance
5 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 2 (11.76%) Altiris
5 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
5 2 (11.76%) SCCM
5 2 (11.76%) Office 365
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 7

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 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) DHCP
1 3 (17.65%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) Multicast
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) Skype
3 1 (5.88%) VoIP
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) Wireless
3 1 (5.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) MySQL
General
1 2 (11.76%) Back Office
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Front Office
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Linux
3 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (17.65%) Mac OS
4 3 (17.65%) Mac OS X
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.88%) Android
6 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Change Management
1 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.76%) Service Management
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) PHP
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) Perl
3 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
1 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
2 2 (11.76%) Altiris
2 2 (11.76%) Apple
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco
2 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Juniper