Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 218 233 243
Rank change year-on-year +15 +10 +28
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 40 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.57% 0.20% 0.075%
As % of the System Software category 3.27% 1.81% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 5
City of London median daily rate £263 £258 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% -33.55% -10.14%
10th Percentile £116 £198 £359
90th Percentile £498 £331 £418
Central London median daily rate £263 £300 £388
% change year-on-year -12.50% -22.58% -10.14%
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 1,225 772 713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.50% 11.26% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 985 624 567
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £166 £200 £238
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 23 23
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.24% -10.53% -3.18%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.96 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £29.20 £28.75
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £18.69 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.00% -1.63% +5.56%

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018, 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 37 (92.50%) Windows
2 33 (82.50%) Finance
3 23 (57.50%) Citrix
3 23 (57.50%) Windows 10
4 22 (55.00%) Office 365
5 17 (42.50%) Windows 7
5 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
6 16 (40.00%) ITIL
6 16 (40.00%) Migration
7 15 (37.50%) VMware
7 15 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (32.50%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (30.00%) Wyse
10 10 (25.00%) SCCM
10 10 (25.00%) User Experience
11 9 (22.50%) vCenter Server
11 9 (22.50%) Customer-Centricity
11 9 (22.50%) Open Source
11 9 (22.50%) Windows 8
11 9 (22.50%) Bloomberg
12 7 (17.50%) ITIL V3
12 7 (17.50%) Application Packaging
13 6 (15.00%) Investment Management
13 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
13 6 (15.00%) Reuters
14 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
14 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (12.50%) SLA
14 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification

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 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 22 (55.00%) Office 365
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) LAN
1 4 (10.00%) VPN
1 4 (10.00%) WAN
2 3 (7.50%) Broadband
2 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.50%) Firewall
3 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 33 (82.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Financial Institution
3 3 (7.50%) Back Office
3 3 (7.50%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Analyst
2 11 (27.50%) Support Engineer
3 10 (25.00%) Desktop Support
4 9 (22.50%) Desktop Engineer
4 9 (22.50%) ITIL Service Analyst
4 9 (22.50%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (22.50%) Service Analyst
4 9 (22.50%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (17.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (12.50%) Applications Packager
7 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) Floorwalker
8 3 (7.50%) Migration Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) Windows Support Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (25.00%) User Experience
3 3 (7.50%) Smartphone
4 2 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.50%) BYOD
5 1 (2.50%) Equities
5 1 (2.50%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.50%) Fintech
5 1 (2.50%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.50%) PMI
5 1 (2.50%) Smartcard
5 1 (2.50%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.50%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 37 (92.50%) Windows
2 23 (57.50%) Windows 10
3 17 (42.50%) Windows 7
4 9 (22.50%) Windows 8
5 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
6 4 (10.00%) Mac OS
6 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (7.50%) Android
7 3 (7.50%) Unix
8 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) ITIL
1 16 (40.00%) Migration
2 12 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (22.50%) Customer-Centricity
3 9 (22.50%) Open Source
4 7 (17.50%) Application Packaging
4 7 (17.50%) ITIL V3
5 6 (15.00%) Investment Management
6 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (12.50%) Personalization
6 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.00%) Application Virtualisation
7 2 (5.00%) Business Analysis
7 2 (5.00%) Business Continuity
7 2 (5.00%) Business Continuity Planning
7 2 (5.00%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.00%) Service Management
7 2 (5.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) VBA
2 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.50%) Python
3 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) MCSE
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.00%) MCDST
3 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) HNC
3 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.50%) vSphere
5 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) SCCM
2 9 (22.50%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.50%) Puppet
3 1 (2.50%) systemd
Vendors
1 23 (57.50%) Citrix
2 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
3 15 (37.50%) VMware
4 12 (30.00%) Wyse
5 9 (22.50%) Bloomberg
6 6 (15.00%) Reuters
7 5 (12.50%) Ivanti
8 4 (10.00%) ServiceNow
9 3 (7.50%) FactSet
10 1 (2.50%) Splunk