Period
to 2 April 2020

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 2 April 2020 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 178 220 237
Rank change year-on-year +42 +17 -24
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 5 31 25
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.12% 0.46% 0.35%
As % of the System Software category 0.88% 2.49% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 10
Median daily rate £475 £375 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -13.04% +10.22%
10th Percentile £295 £145 £249
90th Percentile £655 £453 £700
Central London median daily rate £500 £375 £450
% change year-on-year +33.33% -16.67% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
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 570 1,244 980
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.58% 18.44% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 937 772
Median daily rate £518 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.50% - +8.28%
10th Percentile £205 £172 £235
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 36
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.30 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.43% -5.51% -18.82%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.61 £10.88
90th Percentile £35.00 £21.83 £24.38
Median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £17.25
% change year-on-year - +8.41% -18.82%

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 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020, 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 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Billing
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (40.00%) Remedy
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (20.00%) MobileIron
3 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Skype
3 1 (20.00%) BYOD
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (20.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (20.00%) Project Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) HP

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 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (20.00%) Skype
General
1 2 (40.00%) Billing
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Coordinator
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (20.00%) BYOD
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Android
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (20.00%) Product Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Remedy
3 1 (20.00%) Apple
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) MobileIron
3 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow