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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 8 August 2022 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
8 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 176 152 123
Rank change year-on-year -24 -29 +94
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 19 13 12
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.42% 0.38% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 3.21% 2.64% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 10
10th Percentile £413 £361 £261
25th Percentile £550 £453 £346
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £615 £543 £363
Median % change year-on-year +13.36% +49.66% -3.33%
75th Percentile £638 £570 £461
90th Percentile £652 £609 £546
Central London median daily rate £600 £543 £363
% change year-on-year +10.60% +49.66% -3.33%

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 591 493 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.12% 14.30% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 354 277
10th Percentile £250 £370 £255
25th Percentile £450 £450 £414
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £533 £500
Median % change year-on-year +3.29% +6.50% -2.91%
75th Percentile £700 £638 £595
90th Percentile £768 £713 £650
Central London median daily rate £540 £543 £500
% change year-on-year -0.46% +8.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
10th Percentile £17.10 - -
25th Percentile £20.25 - £12.42
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £13.08
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% +75.91% -37.74%
75th Percentile £27.75 - £14.12
90th Percentile £67.13 - £28.60
Central London median hourly rate £22.75 £20.00 £13.44
% change year-on-year +13.75% +48.81% -36.00%

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Virtual Desktop as a proportion 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

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

Daily rate trend for Virtual Desktop in the City of London

Virtual Desktop
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Virtual Desktop in the City of London over the 6 months to 8 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Virtual Desktop in the City of London

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Hourly rate trend for Virtual Desktop in the City of London

For the 6 months to 8 August 2022, 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 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 12 (63.16%) Citrix
3 10 (52.63%) Migration
3 10 (52.63%) Azure
3 10 (52.63%) Windows 10
4 8 (42.11%) Microsoft 365
4 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
5 6 (31.58%) ITIL
5 6 (31.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
6 5 (26.32%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (21.05%) Okta
7 4 (21.05%) Palo Alto
7 4 (21.05%) BitLocker
7 4 (21.05%) ITSM
7 4 (21.05%) Finance
7 4 (21.05%) SailPoint
7 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (15.79%) VMware
8 3 (15.79%) SCCM
8 3 (15.79%) Application Packaging
8 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
8 3 (15.79%) NetScaler
8 3 (15.79%) 802.1X
8 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (15.79%) Software Rationalisation
9 2 (10.53%) Technology Roadmap
9 2 (10.53%) Architecture Roadmap

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) IIS
1 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (52.63%) Azure
2 8 (42.11%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (31.58%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (5.26%) IaaS
4 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) NetScaler
2 2 (10.53%) DHCP
2 2 (10.53%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) Intranet
3 1 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.26%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MSI
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Documentation Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Legal
2 2 (10.53%) Presentation Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Social Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.26%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Azure Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Designer
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (10.53%) Virtualisation Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Business Systems Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Project Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) SailPoint
2 3 (15.79%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) PKI
2 1 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) Low-Code
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows 10
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Migration
2 6 (31.58%) ITIL
3 4 (21.05%) ITSM
4 3 (15.79%) Application Packaging
4 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (15.79%) Software Rationalisation
5 2 (10.53%) Architecture Roadmap
5 2 (10.53%) Business Enablement
5 2 (10.53%) Contingency Planning
5 2 (10.53%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 2 (10.53%) Project Governance
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (10.53%) Technology Roadmap
5 2 (10.53%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 1 (5.26%) CRM
6 1 (5.26%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.26%) Validation
6 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) BitLocker
3 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (10.53%) vSphere
4 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (15.79%) SCCM
4 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 2 (10.53%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Citrix
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Okta
2 4 (21.05%) Palo Alto
3 3 (15.79%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) Tanium