Period
to 11 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Virtual Desktop skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Desktop over the 6 months to 11 December 2019 with a comparison to the 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.

Virtual Desktop
London > Central London
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 231 261 269
Rank change year-on-year +30 +8 -18
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 22 39 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.31% 0.42% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 1.95% 2.38% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 8
Central London median daily rate £425 £210 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +102.38% -41.05% -8.06%
10th Percentile £271 £116 £198
90th Percentile £520 £499 £621
London median daily rate £419 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +13.18% -1.33% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Central London median hourly rate £18.00 - -
London median hourly rate £18.00 £29.50 -
% change year-on-year -38.98% - -

Virtual Desktop is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,130 1,641 1,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 15.94% 17.55% 12.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 891 1,271 844
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +9.09% +6.94%
10th Percentile £205 £158 £194
90th Percentile £650 £663 £654
London median daily rate £500 £525 £488
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 41 33
Central London median hourly rate £19.41 £19.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +20.31% -15.79%
10th Percentile £12.76 £14.00 £10.65
90th Percentile £28.75 £25.50 £27.50
London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.38 £20.25
% change year-on-year -1.94% -4.32% +22.73%

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Virtual Desktop as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Desktop in Central London

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Desktop in Central London

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Desktop in Central London over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Desktop in Central London

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Desktop in Central London

Virtual Desktop
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Desktop within the Central London region over the 6 months to 11 December 2019. 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
City of London +24 17 £425 +102.38% 2
Virtual Desktop
London

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Desktop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 14 (63.64%) Citrix
3 13 (59.09%) Windows
4 12 (54.55%) VMware
4 12 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (50.00%) Office 365
6 8 (36.36%) PowerShell
6 8 (36.36%) SCCM
7 7 (31.82%) XenDesktop
7 7 (31.82%) Azure
8 6 (27.27%) XenApp
8 6 (27.27%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 5 (22.73%) Public Cloud
9 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
9 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
9 5 (22.73%) Ivanti
9 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
9 5 (22.73%) Migration
9 5 (22.73%) WSUS
9 5 (22.73%) ITIL
10 4 (18.18%) NetScaler
11 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
11 3 (13.64%) Technical Leadership
11 3 (13.64%) Finance
11 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
11 3 (13.64%) MCSE
11 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (9.09%) Apple
12 2 (9.09%) Remedy

Virtual Desktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (50.00%) Office 365
2 7 (31.82%) Azure
3 1 (4.55%) AWS
3 1 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.55%) GCP
3 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) NetScaler
2 2 (9.09%) DNS
2 2 (9.09%) LAN
2 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) Firewall
3 1 (4.55%) FTP
3 1 (4.55%) VoIP
3 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (4.55%) Big Data
1 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Technical Specialist
2 4 (18.18%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Citrix Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Coordinator
4 2 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) IT Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) IT Support
4 2 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Wintel Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Public Cloud
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.55%) Cloud Native
3 1 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
3 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.55%) Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) Migration
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Leadership
4 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Service Management
4 2 (9.09%) Time Management
5 1 (4.55%) Cloud Operations
5 1 (4.55%) Deployment Automation
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Microservices
5 1 (4.55%) Personalization
5 1 (4.55%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (4.55%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (4.55%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 1 (4.55%) Software Deployment
5 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (4.55%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.55%) Python
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) MCSE
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.09%) MCP
3 1 (4.55%) CCA
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 12 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (31.82%) XenDesktop
4 6 (27.27%) XenApp
5 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) SCCM
2 5 (22.73%) WSUS
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (4.55%) Istio
4 1 (4.55%) Kubernetes
4 1 (4.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 14 (63.64%) Citrix
3 12 (54.55%) VMware
4 5 (22.73%) Ivanti
5 2 (9.09%) Apple
5 2 (9.09%) Meraki
5 2 (9.09%) Remedy
5 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco
6 1 (4.55%) Google
6 1 (4.55%) McAfee
6 1 (4.55%) MobileIron
6 1 (4.55%) Symantec