Period
to 17 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 17 December 2017 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 109 133
Rank change year-on-year -26 +24 -27
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 3 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.10% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 1.03% 2.51% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 5
Edinburgh median daily rate £363 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.81% +13.57% +27.27%
10th Percentile £331 £370 £220
90th Percentile £465 £434 £516
Scotland median daily rate £363 £391 £350
% change year-on-year -7.35% +11.79% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £19.50 -
Scotland median hourly rate - £19.50 -

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 290 199 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.87% 10.22% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 103 80
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £216 £128 £125
90th Percentile £600 £485 £501
Scotland median daily rate £375 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +15.38% +4.84% -4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% -41.18% +112.50%
10th Percentile £15.30 £14.49 £24.05
90th Percentile £41.00 £30.25 £37.55
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% +9.46% +29.82%

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Virtual Desktop as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Desktop in Edinburgh

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Desktop in Edinburgh

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Desktop in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Desktop in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Desktop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) VLAN
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (33.33%) Re-Platforming
2 1 (33.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 1 (33.33%) VXLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (33.33%) Security Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) VMware NSX
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (33.33%) Database Security
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (33.33%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (33.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Blue Prism
2 1 (33.33%) Robotic Process Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Data Security
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless

Virtual Desktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (33.33%) LDAP
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) VXLAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (33.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (33.33%) Data Security
1 1 (33.33%) Database Security
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (33.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
1 1 (33.33%) Re-Platforming
1 1 (33.33%) Robotic Process Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Security Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Blue Prism
1 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) VMware