Period
to 6 August 2020

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 6 August 2020 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 453 639 672
Rank change year-on-year +186 +33 -9
Contract jobs citing Remote Desktop 73 176 207
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.75% 1.64% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 100 138
Median daily rate £350 £173 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +102.60% -30.90% -4.31%
10th Percentile £120 £105 £103
90th Percentile £473 £444 £431
UK median daily rate £350 £179 £250
% change year-on-year +95.67% -28.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 26
Median hourly rate £19.00 £15.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.65% -9.26% -7.70%
10th Percentile £11.09 £11.30 £13.45
90th Percentile £24.65 £19.25 £20.37
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £15.76 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.21% -9.94% -4.00%

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 4,180 10,706 12,549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.31% 12.89% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,436 6,627 7,725
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £205
90th Percentile £636 £610 £610
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 501 702
Median hourly rate £34.90 £23.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.49% +17.50% +10.50%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.15 £52.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.59 £20.00
% change year-on-year +48.37% +17.95% +5.26%

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 6 August 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Remote Desktop in England over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 6 August 2020. 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 +179 26 £350 +77.22% 3
South East +152 19 £203 -37.69% 3
North of England +103 14 £175 +45.83% 12
North West +68 9 £300 +108.70% 11
South West +62 6 £253 +80.36% 5
East of England +81 5 £375 +40.19% 2
North East +38 4 £125 +13.64%
Midlands +76 3 £75 -51.61% 3
West Midlands +62 3 £75 -73.45% 2
Yorkshire +72 1 - - 1
Remote Desktop
UK

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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 63 (86.30%) Windows
2 43 (58.90%) Active Directory
3 38 (52.05%) Microsoft
4 36 (49.32%) Office 365
5 34 (46.58%) Windows Server
6 21 (28.77%) Windows 10
6 21 (28.77%) VMware
7 20 (27.40%) Windows 7
8 19 (26.03%) Firewall
9 18 (24.66%) Migration
9 18 (24.66%) Citrix
9 18 (24.66%) Microsoft Office
10 17 (23.29%) Hyper-V
11 16 (21.92%) Azure
12 15 (20.55%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (20.55%) VPN
13 13 (17.81%) Cisco
13 13 (17.81%) Linux
14 12 (16.44%) XenApp
14 12 (16.44%) NetScaler
15 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (15.07%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 11 (15.07%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (15.07%) Palo Alto
15 11 (15.07%) SAN
15 11 (15.07%) Internet
16 10 (13.70%) HP
16 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
16 10 (13.70%) MS Exchange
16 10 (13.70%) Incident Management

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 10 (13.70%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.85%) IIS
2 5 (6.85%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (24.66%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (10.96%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (9.59%) MS Visio
4 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (8.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (4.11%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (5.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (2.74%) assyst
4 1 (1.37%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 36 (49.32%) Office 365
2 16 (21.92%) Azure
3 7 (9.59%) IaaS
4 5 (6.85%) PaaS
5 3 (4.11%) AWS
6 2 (2.74%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.03%) Firewall
2 15 (20.55%) VPN
3 12 (16.44%) NetScaler
4 11 (15.07%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (15.07%) Internet
4 11 (15.07%) SAN
5 9 (12.33%) DNS
5 9 (12.33%) TCP/IP
6 7 (9.59%) DHCP
7 6 (8.22%) WebEx
8 5 (6.85%) HTTP
8 5 (6.85%) Skype
9 4 (5.48%) Broadband
9 4 (5.48%) LAN
9 4 (5.48%) WAN
10 3 (4.11%) Wireless
11 2 (2.74%) 3G
11 2 (2.74%) DMZ
11 2 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (1.37%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.37%) MySQL
3 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 5 (6.85%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.37%) AutoIt
General
1 6 (8.22%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Public Sector
3 3 (4.11%) Publishing
4 1 (1.37%) German Language
4 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (17.81%) Analyst
2 9 (12.33%) Service Analyst
3 8 (10.96%) Desktop Engineer
3 8 (10.96%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (9.59%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (9.59%) Desktop Support
4 7 (9.59%) Help Desk Support
4 7 (9.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) IT Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) IT Support
5 6 (8.22%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) CRM Developer
6 5 (6.85%) Developer
6 5 (6.85%) Server Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Support Specialist
6 5 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.22%) .NET
1 6 (8.22%) CSS
2 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET
2 5 (6.85%) HTML
2 5 (6.85%) JSON
2 5 (6.85%) Web Services
3 1 (1.37%) Django
3 1 (1.37%) jQuery
3 1 (1.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.37%) XML
3 1 (1.37%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.96%) Clustering
1 8 (10.96%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.59%) Blackberry
3 5 (6.85%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.11%) PDA
5 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.74%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.74%) NHS
5 2 (2.74%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.37%) Life Science
6 1 (1.37%) LIMS
6 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 63 (86.30%) Windows
2 34 (46.58%) Windows Server
3 21 (28.77%) Windows 10
4 20 (27.40%) Windows 7
5 13 (17.81%) Linux
6 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (10.96%) Unix
7 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (10.96%) Windows XP
8 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (5.48%) Windows 2000
9 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (5.48%) Windows Vista
10 3 (4.11%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.74%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.74%) VMS
11 2 (2.74%) Windows NT
11 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (1.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) Migration
2 10 (13.70%) Incident Management
2 10 (13.70%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (9.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (9.59%) ITSM
4 6 (8.22%) ITIL
5 5 (6.85%) CRM
6 4 (5.48%) Data Protection
6 4 (5.48%) Server Building
7 3 (4.11%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 3 (4.11%) Patch Management
7 3 (4.11%) Service Management
7 3 (4.11%) Software Licensing
8 2 (2.74%) Application Virtualisation
8 2 (2.74%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 2 (2.74%) Load Balancing
8 2 (2.74%) Privileged Access Management
8 2 (2.74%) Project Management
8 2 (2.74%) Software Deployment
8 2 (2.74%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.96%) SQL
2 5 (6.85%) C#
2 5 (6.85%) JavaScript
2 5 (6.85%) VB.NET
3 4 (5.48%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.74%) Java
5 1 (1.37%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (8.22%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.85%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.74%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.37%) Degree
4 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (58.90%) Active Directory
2 17 (23.29%) Hyper-V
3 15 (20.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (16.44%) XenApp
5 11 (15.07%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 7 (9.59%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (8.22%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (6.85%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (4.11%) Terminal Server
9 3 (4.11%) vSphere
10 2 (2.74%) Terminal Services
10 2 (2.74%) UAG
11 1 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (8.22%) SCCM
1 6 (8.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (5.48%) AirWatch
2 4 (5.48%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (5.48%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (2.74%) SCOM
3 2 (2.74%) Terraform
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.37%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 38 (52.05%) Microsoft
2 21 (28.77%) VMware
3 18 (24.66%) Citrix
4 13 (17.81%) Cisco
5 11 (15.07%) Palo Alto
6 10 (13.70%) HP
7 9 (12.33%) NetApp
8 8 (10.96%) EMC
9 7 (9.59%) EqualLogic
9 7 (9.59%) Nimble Storage
10 6 (8.22%) Bomgar
11 4 (5.48%) Barracuda Networks
11 4 (5.48%) Bloomberg
11 4 (5.48%) Dell
11 4 (5.48%) IronPort
11 4 (5.48%) Peregrine
11 4 (5.48%) Remedy
11 4 (5.48%) Reuters
11 4 (5.48%) ServiceNow
11 4 (5.48%) Symantec