Period
to 15 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 15 February 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 219 240 226
Rank change year-on-year +21 -14 +1
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 33 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.48% 0.27% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 2.63% 2.09% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 6
City of London median daily rate £236 £550 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -57.05% +41.94% -
10th Percentile £116 £273 £369
90th Percentile £500 £850 £441
Central London median daily rate £263 £450 £388
% change year-on-year -41.67% +16.13% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,255 908 631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.40% 12.71% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 723 498
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £158 £263 £229
90th Percentile £650 £654 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 23
City of London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £22.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -29.48% +33.34%
10th Percentile £12.30 £10.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £24.34 £26.63 £91.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.76 £16.00 £22.04
% change year-on-year +17.25% -27.41% +31.60%

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Desktop in the City of London

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Desktop in the City of London

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Desktop in the City of London over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Desktop in the City of London

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Desktop in the City of London

For the 6 months to 15 February 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 City of London region with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 30 (90.91%) Windows
2 25 (75.76%) Finance
3 17 (51.52%) Citrix
3 17 (51.52%) Windows 10
4 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
4 14 (42.42%) VMware
4 14 (42.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (42.42%) Windows 7
5 13 (39.39%) ITIL
6 12 (36.36%) Office 365
7 11 (33.33%) SCCM
7 11 (33.33%) Migration
7 11 (33.33%) vCenter Server
8 10 (30.30%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (30.30%) User Experience
8 10 (30.30%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (24.24%) Wyse
9 8 (24.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
9 8 (24.24%) Windows 8
9 8 (24.24%) Open Source
9 8 (24.24%) Customer-Centricity
10 7 (21.21%) Ivanti
10 7 (21.21%) Application Packaging
11 5 (15.15%) Personalization
12 4 (12.12%) Service Management
12 4 (12.12%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (12.12%) XenDesktop
12 4 (12.12%) ITIL V3
13 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure

Virtual 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:

Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 12 (36.36%) Office 365
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) LAN
1 3 (9.09%) WAN
2 2 (6.06%) Unified Communications
2 2 (6.06%) VPN
3 1 (3.03%) Broadband
3 1 (3.03%) Firewall
3 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) TestDirector
General
1 25 (75.76%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
2 3 (9.09%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Back Office
4 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Law
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Service Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) ITIL Service Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Applications Packager
6 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support
7 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Excel Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Migration Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Test Manager
7 2 (6.06%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (30.30%) User Experience
2 2 (6.06%) Equities
2 2 (6.06%) Fixed Income
2 2 (6.06%) PMI
2 2 (6.06%) Tandem
3 1 (3.03%) BYOD
3 1 (3.03%) Fintech
3 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 30 (90.91%) Windows
2 17 (51.52%) Windows 10
3 14 (42.42%) Windows 7
4 8 (24.24%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.06%) Mac OS
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.03%) Android
6 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) ITIL
2 11 (33.33%) Migration
3 10 (30.30%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (24.24%) Customer-Centricity
4 8 (24.24%) Open Source
5 7 (21.21%) Application Packaging
6 5 (15.15%) Personalization
7 4 (12.12%) ITIL V3
7 4 (12.12%) Service Management
8 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
8 3 (9.09%) Time Management
9 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
9 2 (6.06%) Business Analysis
9 2 (6.06%) Business Continuity
9 2 (6.06%) Change Management
9 2 (6.06%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (6.06%) Investment Management
9 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) VBA
2 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.06%) HNC
2 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.06%) PMI Certification
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) CCA
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (42.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
2 8 (24.24%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (12.12%) XenDesktop
4 2 (6.06%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (33.33%) SCCM
1 11 (33.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) Citrix
2 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 14 (42.42%) VMware
3 8 (24.24%) Wyse
4 7 (21.21%) Ivanti
5 2 (6.06%) Bloomberg
6 1 (3.03%) FactSet
6 1 (3.03%) Reuters
6 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow