Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 224 219 233
Rank change year-on-year -5 +14 +44
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 27 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.39% 0.18% 0.091%
As % of the System Software category 2.55% 1.71% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 4
City of London median daily rate £275 £300 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -31.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £256 £196 £359
90th Percentile £488 £441 £514
Central London median daily rate £375 £425 £438
% change year-on-year -11.76% -2.86% -12.50%
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 1,057 644 673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.24% 10.31% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 527 539
City of London median daily rate £500 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +3.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £213 £193 £214
90th Percentile £638 £625 £603
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 13 32
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £21.25 £16.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.41% +29.77% -12.43%
10th Percentile £11.81 £13.10 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.60 £175.75 £22.56
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £16.38
% change year-on-year -5.88% +29.77% -11.49%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 26 (96.30%) Windows
2 25 (92.59%) Windows 10
3 22 (81.48%) Office 365
3 22 (81.48%) Citrix
4 16 (59.26%) Finance
5 13 (48.15%) Migration
6 11 (40.74%) VMware
6 11 (40.74%) SCCM
6 11 (40.74%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (37.04%) Wyse
8 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
9 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (29.63%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (29.63%) ITIL
10 7 (25.93%) Reuters
10 7 (25.93%) Bloomberg
10 7 (25.93%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (25.93%) Ivanti
11 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (22.22%) MCSE
11 6 (22.22%) Apple iOS
12 5 (18.52%) ServiceNow
12 5 (18.52%) SLA
12 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
12 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
12 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (18.52%) MCDST
12 5 (18.52%) Investment Management
13 4 (14.81%) VPN

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 (7.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (81.48%) Office 365
2 2 (7.41%) IaaS
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) VPN
2 3 (11.11%) NetScaler
3 2 (7.41%) DHCP
3 2 (7.41%) DNS
3 2 (7.41%) MPLS
3 2 (7.41%) NAS
3 2 (7.41%) SAN
3 2 (7.41%) VSAN
4 1 (3.70%) Internet
4 1 (3.70%) Intranet
4 1 (3.70%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.70%) LAN
4 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.70%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 16 (59.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Desktop Support
2 6 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Support Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Migration Specialist
5 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Technical Leader
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Floorwalker
6 2 (7.41%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) Smartcard
4 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.70%) User Experience
4 1 (3.70%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 26 (96.30%) Windows
2 25 (92.59%) Windows 10
3 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 6 (22.22%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.70%) Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Migration
2 8 (29.63%) ITIL
2 8 (29.63%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (18.52%) Investment Management
3 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.41%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (7.41%) Capacity Management
4 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (7.41%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (3.70%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.70%) DevOps
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 1 (3.70%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (3.70%) Kanban
5 1 (3.70%) Personalization
5 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.70%) Python
2 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) MCSE
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (18.52%) MCDST
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.70%) MCSA
3 1 (3.70%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (40.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (25.93%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
4 3 (11.11%) XenApp
4 3 (11.11%) XenDesktop
5 2 (7.41%) VMware NSX
5 2 (7.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (40.74%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) systemd
Vendors
1 22 (81.48%) Citrix
2 11 (40.74%) VMware
3 10 (37.04%) Wyse
4 7 (25.93%) Bloomberg
4 7 (25.93%) Ivanti
4 7 (25.93%) Reuters
5 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
5 5 (18.52%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.70%) Apple
6 1 (3.70%) Avaya
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) Polycom
6 1 (3.70%) Splunk