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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Administrator
Rank 618 611 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Administrator 6 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.010% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.010% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate £160 £133 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £17.63 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
48652 48803 46653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.48% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31297 30382 27621
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1739 1915 2049
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 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 9 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -29 6 £160 +20.75%
London +4 3 £200 +50.94%
West Midlands - 2 £158 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £158 -
City of London +41 1 £200 +37.93%
Cambridge - 1 £160 -
East of England - 1 £160 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £160 -

Desktop Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) DNS
3 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 3 (37.50%) DHCP
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) Change Management
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Altiris
3 3 (37.50%) Multicast
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Service Management
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (25.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (12.50%) Apple
5 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco
5 1 (12.50%) Juniper
5 1 (12.50%) VPN
5 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
5 1 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (12.50%) WLAN
5 1 (12.50%) Wireless
5 1 (12.50%) Front Office

Desktop Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DHCP
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
1 3 (37.50%) Multicast
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
2 1 (12.50%) WLAN
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office
2 1 (12.50%) Front Office
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Mac OS X
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
3 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Change Management
1 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Altiris
3 1 (12.50%) Apple
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) VMware