The first table below looks at the demand for the Help Desk 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 Help Desk Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Help Desk Administrator
Rank 587 536 589
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +53
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Administrator 16 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.033% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.036% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 0
Average daily rate - £100 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £100 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £8.50 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.61% -35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £8.50 - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53024 44938 56165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.25% 92.48% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32160 25752 30878
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2238 2624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%

Help Desk Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Help Desk Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Help Desk Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Help Desk Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

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

Help Desk Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Help Desk Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Help Desk Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Help Desk Administrator
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Help Desk Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -38 15 - - 1
South East -10 11 - -
East Midlands - 3 - -
Lincolnshire - 3 - -
East of England -32 1 - - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Grantham - - - -
London - - - -
Romford - - - -
Telford - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
City of London - - - -

Help Desk Administrator
Top 29 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Help Desk 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 Help Desk Administrator in their job title.

1 9 (39.13%) MS Excel
2 7 (30.43%) MS Office
3 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
3 4 (17.39%) Fault Management
3 4 (17.39%) Windows
4 3 (13.04%) Remedy
4 3 (13.04%) Data Entry
5 2 (8.70%) SLA
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.70%) Linux
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
6 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
6 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
6 1 (4.35%) HP
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) Change Management
6 1 (4.35%) ITSM
6 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
6 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (4.35%) Finance
6 1 (4.35%) Replication
6 1 (4.35%) VMware
6 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
6 1 (4.35%) Banking
6 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM

Help Desk Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Help Desk 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 Help Desk Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (39.13%) MS Excel
2 7 (30.43%) MS Office
3 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Fault Management
2 3 (13.04%) Data Entry
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) ITSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Remedy
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) VMware