Period
to 18 June 2021

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 18 June 2021 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
18 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 542 487 655
Rank change year-on-year -55 +168 +16
Contract jobs citing Remote Desktop 101 86 165
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.78% 1.70% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 55 85
10th Percentile £191 £120 £105
25th Percentile £328 £141 £121
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £423 £288 £155
Median % change year-on-year +46.96% +85.48% -43.69%
75th Percentile £475 £350 £323
90th Percentile £538 £473 £438
UK median daily rate £423 £235 £155
% change year-on-year +79.79% +51.61% -43.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 18
10th Percentile £13.20 £11.09 £10.75
25th Percentile £17.08 £11.51 £12.60
Median hourly rate £17.94 £19.00 £14.93
Median % change year-on-year -5.61% +27.30% -14.71%
75th Percentile £18.27 £24.50 £16.73
90th Percentile £18.52 £24.65 £19.65
UK median hourly rate £17.60 £18.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -2.22% +21.21% -15.14%

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 5,661 5,064 10,465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.40% 13.23% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,639 3,155 6,597
10th Percentile £233 £200 £210
25th Percentile £350 £325 £331
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £438 £438
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
75th Percentile £538 £538 £538
90th Percentile £650 £638 £616
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 231 467
10th Percentile £12.15 £13.50 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.03 £16.00 £14.56
Median hourly rate £23.21 £20.50 £19.73
Median % change year-on-year +13.22% +3.90% +1.26%
75th Percentile £49.06 £44.38 £43.75
90th Percentile £62.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year - +21.95% +9.10%

Remote Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Remote Desktop in England

Remote Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Remote Desktop in England.

Daily rate trend for Remote Desktop in England

Remote Desktop
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Remote Desktop in England over the 6 months to 18 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Remote Desktop in England

Remote Desktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Remote Desktop in England.

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 18 June 2021. 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 -83 24 £400 +14.29% 6
South East -7 21 £428 +185.00% 4
South West +23 16 £359 +117.73% 8
East of England +13 15 £120 -72.57% 3
Midlands -2 11 £425 +466.67% 7
West Midlands -12 11 £425 +466.67% 7
North of England +2 9 £463 +164.29% 14
North East +12 3 £400 +220.00% 1
Yorkshire +8 3 £531 +88.05% 5
North West 0 3 - - 8
Remote Desktop
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 2021, 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 59 (58.42%) Windows
2 50 (49.50%) Microsoft
3 48 (47.52%) Active Directory
4 40 (39.60%) ITIL
5 36 (35.64%) Social Skills
6 34 (33.66%) VMware
7 31 (30.69%) Security Cleared
8 28 (27.72%) Windows Server
9 27 (26.73%) Microsoft 365
10 24 (23.76%) vSphere
10 24 (23.76%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (20.79%) Data Centre
12 20 (19.80%) Windows 10
12 20 (19.80%) SC Cleared
13 18 (17.82%) Terminal Services
14 16 (15.84%) Dell
15 15 (14.85%) Citrix
15 15 (14.85%) VPN
15 15 (14.85%) Azure
15 15 (14.85%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (14.85%) vRealize
16 14 (13.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 14 (13.86%) AWS
16 14 (13.86%) Firewall
17 13 (12.87%) Migration
17 13 (12.87%) Configuration Management
17 13 (12.87%) HP
17 13 (12.87%) PowerShell
17 13 (12.87%) VMware ESXi
17 13 (12.87%) Windows Server 2012

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 7 (6.93%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.97%) Jupyter
2 3 (2.97%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.98%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.99%) Confluence
4 1 (0.99%) Drupal
4 1 (0.99%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (10.89%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.99%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 27 (26.73%) Microsoft 365
2 15 (14.85%) Azure
3 14 (13.86%) AWS
4 6 (5.94%) Amazon EMR
5 4 (3.96%) Amazon S3
5 4 (3.96%) IaaS
6 3 (2.97%) Amazon Cognito
6 3 (2.97%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.98%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.98%) PaaS
7 2 (1.98%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.98%) PowerApps
7 2 (1.98%) SaaS
7 2 (1.98%) Smartsheet
8 1 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.99%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.99%) Google Workspace
8 1 (0.99%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.85%) VPN
2 14 (13.86%) Firewall
3 10 (9.90%) VLAN
3 10 (9.90%) VoIP
3 10 (9.90%) VSAN
4 9 (8.91%) DNS
4 9 (8.91%) Ethernet
5 8 (7.92%) DHCP
6 5 (4.95%) WAN
7 4 (3.96%) SAN
7 4 (3.96%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.96%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (3.96%) Wireless
8 3 (2.97%) NetScaler
8 3 (2.97%) Skype
9 2 (1.98%) Internet
9 2 (1.98%) LAN
9 2 (1.98%) WebEx
10 1 (0.99%) ADSL
10 1 (0.99%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.88%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.94%) Big Data
3 3 (2.97%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.97%) HBase
4 2 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.98%) MySQL
4 2 (1.98%) Power BI
4 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.99%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.97%) RStudio
2 1 (0.99%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.99%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.99%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.99%) JIRA
2 1 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 36 (35.64%) Social Skills
2 15 (14.85%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (9.90%) Finance
4 7 (6.93%) Marketing
5 5 (4.95%) Public Sector
6 4 (3.96%) Banking
7 3 (2.97%) Law
8 2 (1.98%) Publishing
9 1 (0.99%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (0.99%) Legal
9 1 (0.99%) Police
9 1 (0.99%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.99%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 22 (21.78%) Analyst
2 21 (20.79%) Service Desk Analyst
3 20 (19.80%) Service Analyst
4 12 (11.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (10.89%) Support Engineer
6 10 (9.90%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 8 (7.92%) IT Manager
7 8 (7.92%) VMware Engineer
8 7 (6.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (6.93%) Architect
8 7 (6.93%) Desktop Support
8 7 (6.93%) IT Support
9 5 (4.95%) IT Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) IT Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) AWS Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) Mac Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.89%) JSON
2 10 (9.90%) XML
3 1 (0.99%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.99%) Web Services
3 1 (0.99%) XMPP
3 1 (0.99%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.79%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.93%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.94%) NHS
3 6 (5.94%) Replication
4 5 (4.95%) Clustering
4 5 (4.95%) CMDB
5 3 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.98%) PKI
7 1 (0.99%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.99%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (0.99%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.99%) PDA
7 1 (0.99%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.99%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 59 (58.42%) Windows
2 28 (27.72%) Windows Server
3 20 (19.80%) Windows 10
4 13 (12.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (10.89%) Linux
6 9 (8.91%) Windows 7
7 8 (7.92%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (5.94%) Mac OS
8 6 (5.94%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.99%) Android
10 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.99%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.99%) VMS
10 1 (0.99%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (39.60%) ITIL
2 14 (13.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 13 (12.87%) Configuration Management
3 13 (12.87%) Migration
3 13 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (11.88%) Change Management
5 11 (10.89%) Service Management
6 10 (9.90%) Deployment Automation
6 10 (9.90%) Storage Management
7 9 (8.91%) Line Management
8 8 (7.92%) Problem Management
9 7 (6.93%) Asset Management
9 7 (6.93%) DevOps
9 7 (6.93%) Incident Management
10 6 (5.94%) ITIL V3
10 6 (5.94%) Password Management
11 5 (4.95%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (4.95%) Programme Management
11 5 (4.95%) Use Case
11 5 (4.95%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.87%) PowerShell
2 8 (7.92%) SQL
3 3 (2.97%) R
4 2 (1.98%) Python
4 2 (1.98%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.99%) C#
5 1 (0.99%) C++
5 1 (0.99%) Java
Qualifications
1 31 (30.69%) Security Cleared
2 20 (19.80%) SC Cleared
3 11 (10.89%) DV Cleared
4 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.96%) MCSE
6 2 (1.98%) Degree
6 2 (1.98%) MCITP
6 2 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.99%) CCA
7 1 (0.99%) CCNA
7 1 (0.99%) CCNP
7 1 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.99%) JNCIA
7 1 (0.99%) MCSA
7 1 (0.99%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.90%) SLA
2 4 (3.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 48 (47.52%) Active Directory
2 24 (23.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (23.76%) vSphere
3 18 (17.82%) Terminal Services
4 13 (12.87%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (9.90%) VMware NSX
6 6 (5.94%) Docker
7 4 (3.96%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 4 (3.96%) XenApp
7 4 (3.96%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.97%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.98%) Hyper-V
9 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.98%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.99%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.99%) NFS
10 1 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.99%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (14.85%) vRealize
2 12 (11.88%) vCenter Server
3 11 (10.89%) SCCM
4 10 (9.90%) PowerCLI
5 8 (7.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 7 (6.93%) SCOM
7 6 (5.94%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (5.94%) Terraform
8 4 (3.96%) Avamar
9 3 (2.97%) Ansible
10 2 (1.98%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (1.98%) Kubernetes
10 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.99%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.99%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.99%) Puppet
11 1 (0.99%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.99%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.99%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (49.50%) Microsoft
2 34 (33.66%) VMware
3 16 (15.84%) Dell
4 15 (14.85%) Citrix
5 13 (12.87%) HP
6 9 (8.91%) Cisco
7 8 (7.92%) IBM
7 8 (7.92%) ServiceNow
8 6 (5.94%) Apple
8 6 (5.94%) EMC
9 5 (4.95%) Adobe
9 5 (4.95%) CyberArk
9 5 (4.95%) Veeam
10 4 (3.96%) Meraki
11 3 (2.97%) Cloudera
11 3 (2.97%) Hortonworks
12 2 (1.98%) Ivanti
12 2 (1.98%) NetApp
12 2 (1.98%) Remedy
12 2 (1.98%) Zerto