Period
to 9 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Remote Desktop skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Remote Desktop over the 6 months to 9 December 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.

Remote Desktop
UK > England
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 571 676 688
Rank change year-on-year +105 +12 +61
Contract jobs citing Remote Desktop 184 195 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.84% 1.57% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 114 103
England median daily rate £170 £158 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -21.25% -20.00%
10th Percentile £98 £103 £108
90th Percentile £399 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £160 £150 £200
% change year-on-year +6.67% -25.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 13
England median hourly rate £16.25 £15.10 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.65% -2.61% +19.23%
10th Percentile £11.83 £12.75 £10.95
90th Percentile £20.48 £17.60 £39.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £15.19 £15.50
% change year-on-year +15.21% -2.00% +19.23%

Remote Desktop is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 10,013 12,386 12,849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.60% 12.97% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,065 7,541 7,975
England median daily rate £415 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 573 647
England median hourly rate £24.25 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.25% +6.95% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £44.41
UK median hourly rate £25.06 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +25.30% +6.67% -16.67%

Remote Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Remote Desktop as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Remote Desktop in England

Remote Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Remote Desktop in England

Remote Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Remote Desktop in England over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Remote Desktop in England

Remote Desktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Remote Desktop in England

Remote Desktop
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Remote Desktop within the England region over the 6 months to 9 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +97 67 £183 -8.63% 18
South East +74 49 £160 -25.06% 31
North of England +21 21 £120 -8.57% 27
South West -19 19 £254 +81.25% 13
North West +25 18 £120 -7.69% 15
Midlands +64 15 £200 +33.33% 22
East of England +37 12 £200 -50.00% 12
East Midlands +27 9 £195 +32.20% 11
West Midlands +38 6 £350 - 11
Yorkshire +25 3 £200 +29.03% 7
Remote Desktop
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Remote 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 England region with a requirement for Remote Desktop.

1 149 (80.98%) Windows
2 122 (66.30%) Active Directory
3 89 (48.37%) Windows 10
4 78 (42.39%) Microsoft
5 64 (34.78%) Microsoft Office
6 62 (33.70%) Windows 7
6 62 (33.70%) Office 365
7 49 (26.63%) Windows Server
8 42 (22.83%) SCCM
9 41 (22.28%) SLA
10 40 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
11 33 (17.93%) ITSM
11 33 (17.93%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (15.76%) VPN
12 29 (15.76%) Windows Server 2012
13 28 (15.22%) ITIL
14 25 (13.59%) MS Exchange
15 24 (13.04%) Internet
16 23 (12.50%) LAN
16 23 (12.50%) Security Cleared
16 23 (12.50%) VMware
17 22 (11.96%) DNS
18 21 (11.41%) Windows XP
18 21 (11.41%) HP
19 20 (10.87%) TCP/IP
19 20 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
20 19 (10.33%) Hyper-V
20 19 (10.33%) Blackberry
21 18 (9.78%) Incident Management
21 18 (9.78%) Mac OS

Remote Desktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 25 (13.59%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.98%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.98%) Skype for Business
3 10 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (3.26%) IIS
6 4 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.09%) Confluence
7 2 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.09%) nginx
7 2 (1.09%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.54%) CMS
8 1 (0.54%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 64 (34.78%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (5.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (4.89%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (4.89%) MS Visio
5 7 (3.80%) Acrobat
6 6 (3.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (5.98%) assyst
2 10 (5.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.09%) Eikon
4 1 (0.54%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 62 (33.70%) Office 365
2 16 (8.70%) Azure
3 8 (4.35%) Mimecast
4 5 (2.72%) GCP
4 5 (2.72%) Google Compute Engine
5 4 (2.17%) AWS
6 3 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.09%) IaaS
7 2 (1.09%) PaaS
8 1 (0.54%) G Suite
8 1 (0.54%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.54%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (15.76%) VPN
2 24 (13.04%) Internet
3 23 (12.50%) LAN
4 22 (11.96%) DNS
5 20 (10.87%) TCP/IP
6 16 (8.70%) DHCP
6 16 (8.70%) WAN
7 14 (7.61%) VoIP
8 12 (6.52%) Firewall
8 12 (6.52%) WebEx
8 12 (6.52%) Wireless
9 9 (4.89%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (4.35%) SAN
10 8 (4.35%) Skype
10 8 (4.35%) SMTP
11 6 (3.26%) Intranet
12 5 (2.72%) IP Telephony
12 5 (2.72%) NAS
12 5 (2.72%) PBX
13 3 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.07%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.63%) MySQL
4 2 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.54%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (1.63%) JIRA
2 1 (0.54%) JMeter
2 1 (0.54%) Selenium
General
1 15 (8.15%) Telecoms
2 9 (4.89%) Finance
3 8 (4.35%) Public Sector
4 7 (3.80%) Banking
4 7 (3.80%) Publishing
5 4 (2.17%) Law
6 2 (1.09%) Legal
6 2 (1.09%) Retail
7 1 (0.54%) Avionics
7 1 (0.54%) Back Office
7 1 (0.54%) Electronics
7 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) Military
7 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (19.57%) Support Engineer
2 28 (15.22%) Analyst
3 25 (13.59%) Desktop Support
4 23 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 22 (11.96%) Service Analyst
6 19 (10.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 19 (10.33%) Service Desk Analyst
7 14 (7.61%) IT Support
7 14 (7.61%) Windows Engineer
8 11 (5.98%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 10 (5.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 9 (4.89%) 1st Line Support
10 9 (4.89%) Consultant
10 9 (4.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (4.89%) Service Desk Support
10 9 (4.89%) Technical Support
11 8 (4.35%) Architect
11 8 (4.35%) Junior
12 7 (3.80%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
12 7 (3.80%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.63%) Spring
2 2 (1.09%) CSS
2 2 (1.09%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (1.09%) HTML
3 1 (0.54%) Middleware
3 1 (0.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (10.33%) Blackberry
3 10 (5.43%) Fat Client
3 10 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (5.43%) Thin Client
4 9 (4.89%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.35%) PDA
6 7 (3.80%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.80%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (3.26%) iPhone
7 6 (3.26%) Smartphone
8 5 (2.72%) Driving Licence
8 5 (2.72%) PKI
9 4 (2.17%) NHS
10 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.09%) FMCG
10 2 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.09%) iPad
11 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 149 (80.98%) Windows
2 89 (48.37%) Windows 10
3 62 (33.70%) Windows 7
4 49 (26.63%) Windows Server
5 33 (17.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (15.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (11.41%) Windows XP
8 18 (9.78%) Mac OS
9 17 (9.24%) Linux
10 16 (8.70%) Android
10 16 (8.70%) Apple iOS
11 12 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (4.89%) Windows 2000
12 9 (4.89%) Windows Vista
13 5 (2.72%) Solaris
13 5 (2.72%) Windows 8
14 3 (1.63%) Mac OS X
14 3 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
2 33 (17.93%) ITSM
3 28 (15.22%) ITIL
4 18 (9.78%) Incident Management
5 16 (8.70%) Service Management
6 14 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 12 (6.52%) Break/Fix
7 12 (6.52%) Patch Management
8 11 (5.98%) Hardware Maintenance
9 8 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
10 7 (3.80%) Data Encryption
10 7 (3.80%) Server Management
11 6 (3.26%) Information Security
11 6 (3.26%) Migration
12 5 (2.72%) Antivirus Management
12 5 (2.72%) Functional Testing
12 5 (2.72%) Password Management
12 5 (2.72%) Penetration Testing
12 5 (2.72%) Security Testing
12 5 (2.72%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.98%) PowerShell
1 11 (5.98%) SQL
2 5 (2.72%) Java
2 5 (2.72%) Python
3 4 (2.17%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (8.70%) MCSE
4 8 (4.35%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.26%) MCP
6 5 (2.72%) A+ Certification
7 4 (2.17%) Degree
7 4 (2.17%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.09%) CCNA
8 2 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.54%) ACMT
9 1 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.54%) CCA
9 1 (0.54%) HNC
9 1 (0.54%) HND
9 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.54%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (22.28%) SLA
2 1 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.54%) PMO
System Software
1 122 (66.30%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.33%) Hyper-V
3 15 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.26%) XenDesktop
5 5 (2.72%) Terminal Services
5 5 (2.72%) XenApp
6 4 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.63%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.63%) Firmware
8 2 (1.09%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (1.09%) NDS
8 2 (1.09%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 2 (1.09%) vSphere
9 1 (0.54%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.54%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.54%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 42 (22.83%) SCCM
2 13 (7.07%) SCOM
3 9 (4.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (4.89%) WSUS
4 8 (4.35%) ServiceCenter
5 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (2.17%) Ansible
6 4 (2.17%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (1.63%) HP SIM
7 3 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.63%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.09%) Kibana
8 2 (1.09%) logstash
9 1 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.54%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.54%) Nessus
9 1 (0.54%) SCSM
9 1 (0.54%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 78 (42.39%) Microsoft
2 23 (12.50%) VMware
3 21 (11.41%) HP
4 15 (8.15%) Cisco
4 15 (8.15%) Dell
4 15 (8.15%) Remedy
5 14 (7.61%) Citrix
6 12 (6.52%) Adobe
6 12 (6.52%) Bomgar
7 8 (4.35%) Apple
7 8 (4.35%) Peregrine
8 7 (3.80%) Google
8 7 (3.80%) McAfee
9 6 (3.26%) MobileIron
9 6 (3.26%) Polycom
10 5 (2.72%) Canon
10 5 (2.72%) Juniper
10 5 (2.72%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.72%) TOWER Software
11 4 (2.17%) EMC