Period
to 19 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Administrator was £315 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Desktop Administrator
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 853 803 867
Rank change year-on-year -50 +64 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Administrator 11 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.012% 0.014% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.014% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 9
England median daily rate £315 £110 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +186.36% -52.17% +58.62%
10th Percentile £190 £83 £154
90th Percentile £323 £144 £387
UK median daily rate £315 £110 £230
% change year-on-year +186.36% -52.17% +58.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
England median hourly rate £15.38 £21.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.62% - -
UK median hourly rate £15.38 £21.25 -
% change year-on-year -27.62% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89,514 83,249 96,747
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.93% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,251 54,303 63,739
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,880 2,680 2,877
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.43
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.06% -1.59% +8.57%

Desktop Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Desktop Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Administrator in England

Desktop Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Administrator in England

Desktop Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Administrator in England over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Administrator in England

Desktop Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Administrator in England

Desktop Administrator
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 19 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -37 7 £315 +186.36% 1
South East - 2 £175 - 1
South West - 1 - -
North of England - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Desktop Administrator
UK

Desktop Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, Desktop Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Desktop Administrator in the job title.

1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows 10
3 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
4 5 (45.45%) SCCM
5 4 (36.36%) Office 365
5 4 (36.36%) Software Deployment
5 4 (36.36%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
6 3 (27.27%) MCP
6 3 (27.27%) Citrix
6 3 (27.27%) MCSE
6 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
6 3 (27.27%) Software Packaging
6 3 (27.27%) Customer-Centricity
7 2 (18.18%) Trend Analysis
7 2 (18.18%) PKI
7 2 (18.18%) Banking
7 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
7 2 (18.18%) Security Hardening
7 2 (18.18%) MCSA
7 2 (18.18%) Internet
7 2 (18.18%) Information Security
7 2 (18.18%) Finance
7 2 (18.18%) Security Management
8 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
8 1 (9.09%) Change Management

Desktop Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (18.18%) Internet
3 1 (9.09%) BGP
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) NAS
3 1 (9.09%) OSPF
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
3 1 (9.09%) Skype
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) VLAN
3 1 (9.09%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MSI
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) PKI
2 1 (9.09%) CCTV
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows 10
3 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Software Deployment
2 3 (27.27%) Customer-Centricity
3 2 (18.18%) Information Security
3 2 (18.18%) Security Hardening
3 2 (18.18%) Security Management
3 2 (18.18%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Application Discovery
4 1 (9.09%) Application Packaging
4 1 (9.09%) Break/Fix
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
4 1 (9.09%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 1 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (27.27%) MCP
2 3 (27.27%) MCSE
3 2 (18.18%) MCSA
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
2 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Huawei
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec