Period
to 24 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Administrator was £110 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 829 882 871
Rank change year-on-year +53 -11 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Administrator 12 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.010% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.011% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 5
UK median daily rate £110 £230 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.17% +58.62% +13.73%
10th Percentile £83 £154 £115
90th Percentile £144 £387 £270
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £160 £115
% change year-on-year +142.19% +39.13% -5.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
UK median hourly rate £21.25 - £30.00
10th Percentile £20.63 - £14.70
90th Percentile £21.88 - £38.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £38.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 90163 104539 107877
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.02% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58468 68039 66795
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2893 3098 4169
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.43 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% +2.26%

Desktop Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Administrator in the UK

Desktop Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Administrator in the UK

Desktop Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Administrator over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Administrator in the UK

Desktop Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Administrator in the UK

Desktop 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 Administrator within the UK over the 6 months to 24 July 2017. 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
England +71 12 £110 -52.17%
London +30 11 £110 -60.00%
UK excluding London +59 1 £388 +142.19%
East of England -7 1 £388 +142.19%

Desktop Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2017, 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 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (83.33%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (83.33%) Banking
4 9 (75.00%) LAN
4 9 (75.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) Citrix
6 2 (16.67%) SAN
6 2 (16.67%) DHCP
6 2 (16.67%) DNS
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (8.33%) Server Patching
7 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
7 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
7 1 (8.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
7 1 (8.33%) vCenter Server
7 1 (8.33%) Change Control
7 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (8.33%) Finance
7 1 (8.33%) VMware
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
7 1 (8.33%) SCCM
7 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
7 1 (8.33%) iSCSI

Desktop Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 10 (83.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) DHCP
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (8.33%) NAS
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (83.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
1 1 (8.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Change Control
1 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
1 1 (8.33%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (8.33%) VB
1 1 (8.33%) VBScript
System Software
1 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (8.33%) XenApp
2 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (75.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) EMC
4 1 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) VMware