Period
to 6 August 2020

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 6 August 2020 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 137 249 269
Rank change year-on-year +112 +20 -29
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 12 31 30
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.44% 0.37% 0.33%
As % of the System Software category 2.79% 2.03% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 14
Median daily rate £363 £375 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +39.53% -28.33%
10th Percentile £263 £229 £116
90th Percentile £538 £476 £484
London median daily rate £438 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +16.67% -3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £29.75 -
% change year-on-year +17.65% - -

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 430 1,524 1,488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 15.93% 18.22% 16.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 1,190 1,164
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.95%
10th Percentile £255 £225 £185
90th Percentile £638 £673 £663
London median daily rate £500 £520 £500
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 45
Median hourly rate £15.25 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.38% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.42 £13.26 £13.26
90th Percentile £35.65 £45.16 £25.30
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +66.67% +5.00% +1.27%

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Virtual Desktop as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Virtual Desktop in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Virtual Desktop in Central London

Virtual Desktop
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Virtual Desktop in Central London over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Virtual Desktop in Central London

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Virtual Desktop in Central London.

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 6 August 2020. 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 +90 12 £363 -3.33% 2
Virtual Desktop
London

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Citrix
2 9 (75.00%) Windows 10
3 8 (66.67%) Office 365
4 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (41.67%) Azure
6 4 (33.33%) Finance
6 4 (33.33%) Migration
6 4 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (25.00%) QA
7 3 (25.00%) Release Management
7 3 (25.00%) Fat Client
7 3 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (25.00%) Thin Client
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (16.67%) HP
8 2 (16.67%) Dell
8 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
8 2 (16.67%) Apple
8 2 (16.67%) Cisco
8 2 (16.67%) Product Management
8 2 (16.67%) MobileIron
8 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow
8 2 (16.67%) Android
8 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing

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:

Cloud Services
1 8 (66.67%) Office 365
2 5 (41.67%) Azure
3 1 (8.33%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (16.67%) Skype
3 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Housing Association
2 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Local Government
2 1 (8.33%) Public Sector
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Support Specialist
2 3 (25.00%) Migration Specialist
2 3 (25.00%) Office 365 Specialist
2 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Release Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Release Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (25.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (16.67%) BYOD
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (8.33%) PKI
3 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (16.67%) Android
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Release Management
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Change Control
3 2 (16.67%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 2 (16.67%) ITSM
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (16.67%) Product Management
3 2 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Quantitative Trading
4 1 (8.33%) Runbook
4 1 (8.33%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Perfmon
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Apple
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Dell
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) MobileIron
3 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow
4 1 (8.33%) VMware