The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Desktop Support Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Administrator
Rank 645 643 616
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Administrator 1 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.004% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.004% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Median daily rate - £115 £123
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £115 £120
% change year-on-year
- -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
50873 53029 50613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.70% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33243 32777 31313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2111 2126
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.60 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Desktop Support Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Desktop Support Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Desktop Support Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

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

Desktop Support Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Support Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Desktop Support Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Support Administrator
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +9 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

Desktop Support Administrator Skill Set
Top 21 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, Desktop Support 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 Support Administrator in the job title.

1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WLAN
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (50.00%) Apple
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
1 1 (50.00%) Samba
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) WSUS
1 1 (50.00%) Mac OS X Server

Desktop Support 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
1 1 (50.00%) WLAN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (50.00%) Mac OS X Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Apple
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) VMware