Period
to 26 November 2021

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 26 November 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.

Virtual Desktop
Central London > City of London
6 months to
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 174 123 202
Rank change year-on-year -51 +79 +17
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 15 5 18
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.37% 0.25% 0.31%
As % of the System Software category 2.64% 1.68% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 10
10th Percentile £356 " £341
25th Percentile £420 £356 £366
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £363 £418
Median % change year-on-year +41.38% -13.17% +76.72%
75th Percentile £544 £369 £478
90th Percentile £574 £470 £540
Central London median daily rate £513 £363 £418
% change year-on-year +41.38% -13.17% +76.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £18.00

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 568 298 931
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.16% 15.20% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 228 756
10th Percentile £260 £254 £213
25th Percentile £450 £405 £398
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £508 £513
Median % change year-on-year +8.37% -0.98% +2.50%
75th Percentile £666 £575 £594
90th Percentile £755 £638 £650
Central London median daily rate £550 £515 £500
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 20
10th Percentile £23.25 £22.65 £12.76
25th Percentile £23.63 £22.88 £18.00
Median hourly rate £24.50 £23.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +6.52% +15.00% +3.90%
75th Percentile £24.75 £26.81 £21.06
90th Percentile " £33.68 £22.40
Central London median hourly rate £24.50 £23.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year +6.52% +16.46% +2.60%

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 26 November 2021.

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 26 November 2021, 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 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (53.33%) Azure
4 8 (53.33%) Microsoft 365
5 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (46.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (40.00%) Citrix
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 5 (33.33%) Windows 10
8 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
8 4 (26.67%) Replication
8 4 (26.67%) Finance
9 3 (20.00%) Migration
9 3 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (20.00%) Python
9 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
9 3 (20.00%) ITIL
9 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
9 3 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
9 3 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 2 (13.33%) Scrum
10 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
10 2 (13.33%) MobileIron
10 2 (13.33%) BYOD
10 2 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (13.33%) XenApp

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 (13.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (53.33%) Azure
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft 365
2 7 (46.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 1 (6.67%) IaaS
3 1 (6.67%) PaaS
3 1 (6.67%) Power Platform
3 1 (6.67%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) LAN
1 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
1 1 (6.67%) Skype
1 1 (6.67%) VSAN
1 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Power BI
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Social Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Billing
3 1 (6.67%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Replication
2 2 (13.33%) BYOD
3 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.67%) Cloud Native
3 1 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) Android
4 1 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
1 3 (20.00%) Migration
1 3 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) Application Packaging
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (13.33%) Project Delivery
2 2 (13.33%) Scrum
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (6.67%) ITSM
3 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.67%) Password Management
3 1 (6.67%) Release Management
3 1 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (20.00%) Python
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) R
3 1 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) XenApp
4 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
4 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) MobileIron
3 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) Apple
4 1 (6.67%) Bloomberg
4 1 (6.67%) Cadence
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) Dell
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow