Period
to 20 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 20 October 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 715 764 718
Rank change year-on-year +49 -46 -38
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 112 110 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 0.99% 0.91% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 87 91
England median daily rate £366 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.44% -11.11% +38.46%
10th Percentile £137 £129 £225
90th Percentile £597 £508 £675
UK median daily rate £366 £400 £438
% change year-on-year -8.44% -8.57% +34.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 18
England median hourly rate £16.81 £13.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.48% -21.74% -13.75%
10th Percentile £15.00 £10.65 £10.85
90th Percentile £25.00 £17.68 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £16.81 £14.13 £17.25
% change year-on-year +18.97% -18.12% -13.75%

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 England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 11334 12126 10872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.41% 12.32% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7360 7713 6214
England median daily rate £425 £410 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +13.10% +6.62%
10th Percentile £163 £181 £163
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £355
% change year-on-year +6.25% +12.68% +5.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 623 813 1184
England median hourly rate £16.75 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.06% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £37.20 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.66 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.13% - +6.67%

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Desktop in England

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Desktop in England

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Desktop in England over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Desktop in England

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Desktop in England

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Desktop in England over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Virtual Desktop in England

Virtual 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 Virtual Desktop within the England region over the 6 months to 20 October 2017. 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 +28 51 £344 -5.76% 2
East of England +1 23 £584 +38.99%
South East +11 22 £368 -8.13% 2
North of England +68 14 £600 +108.70% 1
North West +28 12 £650 +18.18%
Midlands +24 2 - -
Yorkshire +24 1 - -
West Midlands +11 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 £270 - 1
Virtual Desktop
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 England region with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 74 (66.07%) Windows
2 67 (59.82%) Microsoft
3 52 (46.43%) Active Directory
3 52 (46.43%) Citrix
4 41 (36.61%) VMware
4 41 (36.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 38 (33.93%) Windows 10
6 35 (31.25%) Windows 7
7 34 (30.36%) ITIL
8 27 (24.11%) Office 365
9 26 (23.21%) Microsoft Office
10 25 (22.32%) Windows Server
11 21 (18.75%) SCCM
12 20 (17.86%) Service Management
13 19 (16.96%) Finance
13 19 (16.96%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (15.18%) Cisco
14 17 (15.18%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (14.29%) MCSE
16 15 (13.39%) SQL
16 15 (13.39%) Front Office
16 15 (13.39%) Bloomberg
17 14 (12.50%) Linux
17 14 (12.50%) SLA
18 13 (11.61%) HP
18 13 (11.61%) Project Management
19 12 (10.71%) LAN
19 12 (10.71%) Asset Management
20 11 (9.82%) HTTP
20 11 (9.82%) IBM Notes

Virtual 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 11 (9.82%) IBM Notes
1 11 (9.82%) Skype for Business
2 6 (5.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (5.36%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.68%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 26 (23.21%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.68%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Primavera
1 2 (1.79%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 27 (24.11%) Office 365
2 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.68%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.79%) G Suite
6 1 (0.89%) IaaS
6 1 (0.89%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.71%) LAN
2 11 (9.82%) HTTP
3 10 (8.93%) Skype
4 9 (8.04%) Firewall
5 8 (7.14%) SMTP
5 8 (7.14%) VoIP
6 7 (6.25%) DNS
6 7 (6.25%) NetScaler
6 7 (6.25%) TCP/IP
7 6 (5.36%) Unified Communications
7 6 (5.36%) Wireless
8 4 (3.57%) Network Security
8 4 (3.57%) WAN
9 3 (2.68%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (2.68%) Internet
9 3 (2.68%) NAS
9 3 (2.68%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (2.68%) SAN
9 3 (2.68%) SSL
9 3 (2.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.79%) MySQL
2 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (6.25%) JIRA
2 3 (2.68%) TestRail
3 2 (1.79%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.89%) MSI
General
1 19 (16.96%) Finance
2 15 (13.39%) Front Office
3 3 (2.68%) Retail
4 2 (1.79%) Publishing
5 1 (0.89%) Advertising
5 1 (0.89%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.89%) Banking
5 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (17.86%) Architect
2 19 (16.96%) Analyst
2 19 (16.96%) Desktop Support
3 17 (15.18%) Support Engineer
4 13 (11.61%) Support Analyst
5 12 (10.71%) Desktop Engineer
6 10 (8.93%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 8 (7.14%) Project Manager
8 7 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (5.36%) Asset Management Analyst
9 6 (5.36%) Desktop Analyst
9 6 (5.36%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
9 6 (5.36%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 5 (4.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Active Directory Support
10 5 (4.46%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 5 (4.46%) Exchange Support
10 5 (4.46%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.68%) CSS
1 3 (2.68%) HTML
1 3 (2.68%) Regular Expression
1 3 (2.68%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.89%) .NET
2 1 (0.89%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.89%) Entity Framework
2 1 (0.89%) Middleware
2 1 (0.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.18%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.04%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (7.14%) Client/Server
4 7 (6.25%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.57%) Fat Client
5 4 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.57%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.68%) AS400
6 3 (2.68%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (2.68%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.68%) Smartphone
6 3 (2.68%) Social Media
7 2 (1.79%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.79%) RSA SecurID
7 2 (1.79%) User Experience
8 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.89%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.89%) iPad
8 1 (0.89%) iPhone
8 1 (0.89%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 74 (66.07%) Windows
2 38 (33.93%) Windows 10
3 35 (31.25%) Windows 7
4 25 (22.32%) Windows Server
5 14 (12.50%) Linux
6 11 (9.82%) Apple iOS
7 9 (8.04%) Mac OS X
8 7 (6.25%) Android
8 7 (6.25%) Unix
9 6 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (4.46%) Windows XP
11 3 (2.68%) Mac OS
11 3 (2.68%) OS/390
11 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.79%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (30.36%) ITIL
2 20 (17.86%) Service Management
3 13 (11.61%) Project Management
4 12 (10.71%) Asset Management
5 11 (9.82%) Change Management
5 11 (9.82%) Server Virtualisation
6 10 (8.93%) Information Security
6 10 (8.93%) Problem Management
7 9 (8.04%) Migration
8 8 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (7.14%) PRINCE2
8 8 (7.14%) Service Delivery
9 7 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (6.25%) Service Design
10 6 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (4.46%) Document Management
11 5 (4.46%) Mobile Device Management
11 5 (4.46%) Virtual Environments
12 4 (3.57%) Business Transformation
12 4 (3.57%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.39%) SQL
2 3 (2.68%) JavaScript
2 3 (2.68%) Perl
2 3 (2.68%) Python
2 3 (2.68%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.89%) C
3 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (16.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (14.29%) MCSE
3 10 (8.93%) Security Cleared
4 9 (8.04%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (6.25%) MCDST
6 5 (4.46%) Degree
6 5 (4.46%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.57%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.57%) ISTQB
7 4 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.79%) GSAE
9 2 (1.79%) HNC
9 2 (1.79%) MCSA
9 2 (1.79%) NCSA
10 1 (0.89%) CCNA
10 1 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.89%) ISEB
10 1 (0.89%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.50%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 52 (46.43%) Active Directory
2 41 (36.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.14%) XenApp
4 7 (6.25%) XenDesktop
5 6 (5.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (5.36%) vSphere
6 5 (4.46%) Hyper-V
6 5 (4.46%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.89%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (18.75%) SCCM
2 6 (5.36%) AppDNA
3 5 (4.46%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (2.68%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (2.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (2.68%) Tivoli
5 3 (2.68%) Tivoli NetView
6 2 (1.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.79%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.79%) WSUS
7 1 (0.89%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.89%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.89%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.89%) SCOM
7 1 (0.89%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 67 (59.82%) Microsoft
2 52 (46.43%) Citrix
3 41 (36.61%) VMware
4 17 (15.18%) Cisco
5 15 (13.39%) Bloomberg
6 13 (11.61%) HP
7 11 (9.82%) Dell
7 11 (9.82%) Lotus
7 11 (9.82%) Reuters
8 8 (7.14%) Wyse
9 7 (6.25%) Apple
9 7 (6.25%) IBM
10 6 (5.36%) AppSense
10 6 (5.36%) Mitel
10 6 (5.36%) Veeam
11 5 (4.46%) LANDesk
11 5 (4.46%) NetApp
12 4 (3.57%) Fidessa
12 4 (3.57%) Intel
12 4 (3.57%) McAfee