The median contractor rate for a Desktop Administrator was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 593 648 639
Rank change year-on-year +55 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Administrator 2 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.016% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.017% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 2
Median daily rate £388 £230 £186
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +68.47% +23.48%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £160 £228
% change year-on-year +142.18% -29.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £21.25 - £34.25
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 43793 53164 53820
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.11% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 28457 34706 32620
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1456 1552 2147
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

Desktop Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Desktop Administrator in the job title.

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 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 6 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 3 months to 24 April 2017. 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 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 +52 2 £388 +68.47%
London +33 1 - -
East of England +4 1 £388 +142.18%
Welwyn - 1 £388 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £388 -
City of London - 1 - -

Desktop Administrator Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (50.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) NAS
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (50.00%) NAS
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (50.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Control
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft