Period
to 13 November 2019

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 13 November 2019 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 202 220 246
Rank change year-on-year +18 +26 -9
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 19 36 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.32% 0.51% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 1.94% 2.99% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 8
City of London median daily rate £410 £263 £279
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.19% -5.83% -28.06%
10th Percentile £350 £116 £198
90th Percentile £488 £499 £594
Central London median daily rate £410 £263 £300
% change year-on-year +56.19% -12.50% -22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
City of London 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 977 1,205 828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.50% 17.16% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 970 672
City of London median daily rate £514 £500 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.75% +4.71% +6.11%
10th Percentile £213 £163 £200
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 23
City of London median hourly rate £20.83 £19.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.21% +13.24% -10.53%
10th Percentile £12.76 £14.06 £10.70
90th Percentile £31.50 £25.50 £27.15
Central London median hourly rate £20.83 £19.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year +8.21% +13.24% +5.26%

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019, 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 16 (84.21%) Citrix
2 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
3 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 11 (57.89%) Windows
3 11 (57.89%) VMware
3 11 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (57.89%) Office 365
4 10 (52.63%) PowerShell
5 8 (42.11%) SCCM
6 7 (36.84%) Azure
7 6 (31.58%) XenDesktop
7 6 (31.58%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
8 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
8 5 (26.32%) Public Cloud
8 5 (26.32%) Windows 10
8 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
8 5 (26.32%) XenApp
8 5 (26.32%) Finance
8 5 (26.32%) WSUS
9 4 (21.05%) Ivanti
9 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
10 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
10 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
10 3 (15.79%) DNS
10 3 (15.79%) Application Packaging
10 3 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (15.79%) Migration
10 3 (15.79%) NetScaler
11 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Intune

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 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (57.89%) Office 365
2 7 (36.84%) Azure
3 2 (10.53%) Slack
4 1 (5.26%) AWS
4 1 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (5.26%) GCP
4 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) DNS
1 3 (15.79%) NetScaler
1 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) Skype
3 1 (5.26%) DHCP
3 1 (5.26%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) FTP
3 1 (5.26%) VoIP
3 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (5.26%) Big Data
1 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) MSI
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Billing
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Coordinator
3 2 (10.53%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Wintel Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Technical Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Migration Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Migration Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Public Cloud
2 2 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.26%) Cloud Native
3 1 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows 10
2 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Mac OS
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 3 (15.79%) Application Packaging
2 3 (15.79%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) Deployment Automation
3 2 (10.53%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Service Management
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Leadership
4 1 (5.26%) Application Discovery
4 1 (5.26%) Chaos Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Microservices
4 1 (5.26%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (5.26%) Personalization
4 1 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (5.26%) Site Reliability Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
4 1 (5.26%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.26%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) CCA
1 1 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (5.26%) MCSE
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
1 11 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (31.58%) XenDesktop
3 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
3 5 (26.32%) XenApp
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (10.53%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (10.53%) vSphere
6 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) SCCM
2 5 (26.32%) WSUS
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (5.26%) Istio
4 1 (5.26%) Kubernetes
4 1 (5.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Citrix
2 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
3 11 (57.89%) VMware
4 4 (21.05%) Ivanti
5 2 (10.53%) Remedy
5 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.26%) Google
6 1 (5.26%) McAfee
6 1 (5.26%) MobileIron
6 1 (5.26%) Symantec