Period
to 21 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Remote Desktop skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Remote Desktop over the 6 months to 21 September 2021 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.

Remote Desktop
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 165 110 223
Rank change year-on-year -55 +113 +31
Contract jobs citing Remote Desktop 8 7 15
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.22% 0.40% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.52% 3.07% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 5
10th Percentile £231 £349 "
25th Percentile £280 £356 £200
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £363 £275
Median % change year-on-year +3.45% +31.82% +67.94%
75th Percentile £413 £369 £444
90th Percentile £428 £378 £448
Central London median daily rate £375 £363 £356
% change year-on-year +3.45% +1.75% +117.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year - +36.36% -15.38%
Central London median hourly rate - £22.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - +23.29% -6.41%

Remote Desktop is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 318 228 675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.72% 12.98% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 174 525
10th Percentile £323 £314 £208
25th Percentile £413 £411 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £695 £638 £666
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 17
10th Percentile £21.08 £28.20 £13.05
25th Percentile £21.19 £36.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate £29.50 £37.75 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -21.85% +84.15% +9.63%
75th Percentile £37.75 £56.50 £37.50
90th Percentile " £59.65 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £23.75 £37.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year -37.09% +79.76% +12.30%

Remote Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Remote Desktop as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Remote Desktop in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Remote Desktop in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Remote Desktop in the City of London

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Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Remote Desktop in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Remote Desktop in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Remote Desktop in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Remote Desktop in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Remote 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 City of London region with a requirement for Remote Desktop.

1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Azure
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft 365
3 5 (62.50%) IaaS
3 5 (62.50%) Citrix
3 5 (62.50%) Social Skills
4 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (50.00%) Migration
4 4 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (50.00%) SaaS
4 4 (50.00%) PaaS
4 4 (50.00%) Firewall
5 3 (37.50%) VPN
6 2 (25.00%) IBM
6 2 (25.00%) VoIP
6 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
6 2 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (25.00%) VMware
6 2 (25.00%) VLAN
6 2 (25.00%) Marketing
6 2 (25.00%) DevOps
6 2 (25.00%) Line Management
6 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (25.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 2 (25.00%) DevSecOps
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (25.00%) FortiGate

Remote Desktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (75.00%) Azure
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft 365
2 5 (62.50%) IaaS
3 4 (50.00%) PaaS
3 4 (50.00%) SaaS
4 2 (25.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (12.50%) AWS
5 1 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (12.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) VPN
3 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (25.00%) VLAN
3 2 (25.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (62.50%) Social Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Services Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Migration
1 4 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
1 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) DevSecOps
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) Line Management
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) FortiGate
1 2 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Avaya
4 1 (12.50%) Draytek