Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 128 124
Rank change year-on-year -11 -4 +2
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.067% 0.072% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 0.60% 0.82% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Edinburgh median daily rate £338 £356 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -10.94% +14.29%
10th Percentile £314 £328 £375
90th Percentile £371 £374 £425
Scotland median daily rate £285 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -21.38% +3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland 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 Edinburgh with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 333 245 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.21% 8.77% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 134 111
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.92% +6.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £143 £216 £125
90th Percentile £700 £550 £475
Scotland median daily rate £383 £375 £321
% change year-on-year +2.00% +16.82% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £22.88 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.50% -51.84% +90.00%
10th Percentile £16.20 £12.84 £25.85
90th Percentile £44.27 £32.61 £51.75
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -10.26% -45.83% +94.59%

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 18 October 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (50.00%) Decision-Making

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:

General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (50.00%) Decision-Making
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) VMware