Period
to 24 June 2018

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 24 June 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
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 683 679 717
Rank change year-on-year -4 +38 -38
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 161 117 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 1.27% 1.22% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 80 93
England median daily rate £348 £365 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.79% -5.81% -13.89%
10th Percentile £213 £128 £136
90th Percentile £520 £539 £675
UK median daily rate £313 £356 £390
% change year-on-year -12.28% -8.65% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 4
England median hourly rate £27.00 £15.39 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.47% +33.80% -72.94%
10th Percentile £18.82 £13.93 £10.75
90th Percentile £30.28 £17.46 £14.09
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £14.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year +86.21% +26.09% -28.13%

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 12,648 9,566 11,394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.82% 11.33% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,198 6,137 7,131
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £185 £170 £175
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 749 602 856
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.01 £10.50
90th Percentile £46.25 £43.75 £40.25
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 24 June 2018.

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 24 June 2018.

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 24 June 2018. 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 -8 79 £400 - 9
South East +5 57 £330 -32.31% 5
Midlands -17 9 £310 -0.72% 3
East of England -16 8 £600 +71.43%
West Midlands -18 8 £320 +2.40% 1
South West +4 6 £381 +26.98% 2
North of England -23 4 £413 -17.50% 1
North West -23 3 £450 -10.00% 1
Yorkshire -19 1 £375 -
East Midlands - 1 £250 - 2
Virtual Desktop
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 England region with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 129 (80.12%) Windows
2 91 (56.52%) Windows 10
3 90 (55.90%) Citrix
4 82 (50.93%) VMware
4 82 (50.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 78 (48.45%) Office 365
6 63 (39.13%) Microsoft
7 62 (38.51%) Active Directory
8 60 (37.27%) SCCM
9 53 (32.92%) Finance
10 46 (28.57%) Windows 7
11 42 (26.09%) ITIL
12 38 (23.60%) Microsoft Office
12 38 (23.60%) XenApp
12 38 (23.60%) XenDesktop
13 37 (22.98%) Microsoft App-V
14 36 (22.36%) Wyse
14 36 (22.36%) Windows Server
15 32 (19.88%) Migration
16 30 (18.63%) DNS
17 26 (16.15%) Ivanti
18 25 (15.53%) Application Virtualisation
19 24 (14.91%) Linux
20 23 (14.29%) Data Centre
21 22 (13.66%) DHCP
21 22 (13.66%) PowerShell
22 21 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
22 21 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
22 21 (13.04%) NetScaler
23 20 (12.42%) Problem-Solving

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 (6.83%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.21%) Skype for Business
3 6 (3.73%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.86%) Confluence
5 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.62%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.62%) IIS
Applications
1 38 (23.60%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (0.62%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 78 (48.45%) Office 365
2 21 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (7.45%) IaaS
4 9 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.86%) Slack
6 2 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.24%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (18.63%) DNS
2 22 (13.66%) DHCP
3 21 (13.04%) NetScaler
4 16 (9.94%) VPN
5 15 (9.32%) NAS
5 15 (9.32%) SAN
6 14 (8.70%) LAN
6 14 (8.70%) MPLS
7 13 (8.07%) VSAN
8 10 (6.21%) WAN
9 9 (5.59%) Skype
10 8 (4.97%) VoIP
11 7 (4.35%) Firewall
11 7 (4.35%) HTTP
11 7 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (4.35%) SMTP
12 6 (3.73%) TCP/IP
13 5 (3.11%) Internet
14 4 (2.48%) Intranet
14 4 (2.48%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (1.86%) MS Access
3 1 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (3.73%) JIRA
2 3 (1.86%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.86%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.86%) WinDbg
3 2 (1.24%) MSI
4 1 (0.62%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.62%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.62%) Hudson
4 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.62%) WinRunner
General
1 53 (32.92%) Finance
2 9 (5.59%) Back Office
3 4 (2.48%) Financial Institution
3 4 (2.48%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.86%) Banking
4 3 (1.86%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.24%) Law
5 2 (1.24%) Local Government
5 2 (1.24%) Publishing
6 1 (0.62%) Legal
6 1 (0.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (24.22%) Desktop Support
2 38 (23.60%) Analyst
3 22 (13.66%) Support Engineer
4 21 (13.04%) Desktop Engineer
5 18 (11.18%) Windows Engineer
6 15 (9.32%) Technical Leader
7 13 (8.07%) Support Analyst
8 12 (7.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (6.83%) Windows Support Engineer
10 10 (6.21%) Architect
10 10 (6.21%) Desktop Analyst
11 9 (5.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 9 (5.59%) Office 365 Engineer
11 9 (5.59%) Service Analyst
12 8 (4.97%) Citrix Engineer
13 7 (4.35%) Citrix Analyst
13 7 (4.35%) Technical Support
14 6 (3.73%) Project Manager
15 5 (3.11%) Systems Engineer
15 5 (3.11%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.35%) Web Services
2 4 (2.48%) X-Windows
3 2 (1.24%) .NET
3 2 (1.24%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.24%) LDAP
4 1 (0.62%) Node.js
4 1 (0.62%) ODBC
4 1 (0.62%) REST
4 1 (0.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 19 (11.80%) Video Conferencing
3 15 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.97%) Fat Client
4 8 (4.97%) Thin Client
5 6 (3.73%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.11%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (3.11%) User Experience
7 4 (2.48%) Clustering
7 4 (2.48%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.86%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.24%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.24%) Minimum Viable Product
9 2 (1.24%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (1.24%) PMI
9 2 (1.24%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.62%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 129 (80.12%) Windows
2 91 (56.52%) Windows 10
3 46 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 36 (22.36%) Windows Server
5 24 (14.91%) Linux
6 15 (9.32%) Apple iOS
6 15 (9.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (8.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (5.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.48%) Mac OS
10 4 (2.48%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.48%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.86%) CentOS
11 3 (1.86%) HPUX
11 3 (1.86%) Solaris
11 3 (1.86%) Unix
12 2 (1.24%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (26.09%) ITIL
2 32 (19.88%) Migration
3 25 (15.53%) Application Virtualisation
4 20 (12.42%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (10.56%) Change Management
6 16 (9.94%) Incident Management
6 16 (9.94%) Load Balancing
7 14 (8.70%) Capacity Management
7 14 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
7 14 (8.70%) Virtual Environments
8 13 (8.07%) Mobile Device Management
9 11 (6.83%) Investment Management
9 11 (6.83%) Mentoring
10 10 (6.21%) Runbook
10 10 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (4.97%) Information Security
13 7 (4.35%) Application Packaging
13 7 (4.35%) Service Delivery
14 6 (3.73%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.66%) PowerShell
2 14 (8.70%) SQL
3 7 (4.35%) Shell Script
4 5 (3.11%) Python
5 3 (1.86%) Perl
5 3 (1.86%) VBA
6 2 (1.24%) VBScript
7 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.62%) C#
7 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (11.80%) MCSE
3 16 (9.94%) Security Cleared
4 12 (7.45%) SC Cleared
5 10 (6.21%) MCDST
6 7 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (3.11%) A+ Certification
7 5 (3.11%) Degree
7 5 (3.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (2.48%) MCP
8 4 (2.48%) MCSA
8 4 (2.48%) MOS
8 4 (2.48%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.86%) DBS Check
10 2 (1.24%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.24%) ISTQB
10 2 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.24%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.62%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.32%) SLA
2 3 (1.86%) GDPR
System Software
1 82 (50.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 62 (38.51%) Active Directory
3 38 (23.60%) XenApp
3 38 (23.60%) XenDesktop
4 37 (22.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (9.94%) vSphere
6 14 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (7.45%) VMware NSX
8 9 (5.59%) Hyper-V
8 9 (5.59%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (2.48%) DFS Replication
10 3 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (1.24%) BitLocker
11 2 (1.24%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.24%) XenServer
12 1 (0.62%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 60 (37.27%) SCCM
2 9 (5.59%) Puppet
3 7 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (3.73%) WSUS
5 5 (3.11%) vCenter Server
6 4 (2.48%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.48%) SCOM
6 4 (2.48%) SCVMM
7 3 (1.86%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.86%) Ansible
7 3 (1.86%) HP ALM
7 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (1.86%) SCDPM
7 3 (1.86%) SCSM
8 2 (1.24%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.24%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.24%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 90 (55.90%) Citrix
2 82 (50.93%) VMware
3 63 (39.13%) Microsoft
4 36 (22.36%) Wyse
5 26 (16.15%) Ivanti
6 14 (8.70%) Apple
6 14 (8.70%) Bloomberg
6 14 (8.70%) HP
6 14 (8.70%) Reuters
7 10 (6.21%) Polycom
8 8 (4.97%) Cisco
8 8 (4.97%) Red Hat
9 7 (4.35%) Dell
9 7 (4.35%) NetApp
9 7 (4.35%) ServiceNow
9 7 (4.35%) Veeam
10 5 (3.11%) McAfee
10 5 (3.11%) Mitel
10 5 (3.11%) Veritas
11 4 (2.48%) Avaya