Period
to 22 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 22 November 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.

Virtual Desktop
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 63 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 - +79
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 14 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.71% 1.48% -
As % of the System Software category 8.28% 9.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 0
Gloucestershire median daily rate £500 £600 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% - -
South West median daily rate £456 £500 -
% change year-on-year -8.75% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Gloucestershire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - -

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 169 115 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 20.63% 15.50% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 62 39
Gloucestershire median daily rate £475 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +60.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £145 £201 £176
90th Percentile £575 £586 £528
South West median daily rate £440 £413 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +17.86% +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 11
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £34.00 £17.35 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.02% -6.24% +13.85%
10th Percentile £30.40 £10.92 £10.13
90th Percentile £34.80 £43.75 £33.75
South West median hourly rate £23.75 £34.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year -30.66% +90.28% +28.57%

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Desktop in Gloucestershire

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Desktop in Gloucestershire

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Desktop in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 22 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Desktop in Gloucestershire

Virtual Desktop
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 22 November 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
Gloucester +7 5 £405 -33.88%
Cheltenham -10 2 £500 - 2
Virtual Desktop
South West

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 14 (100.00%) SCCM
1 14 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 14 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 14 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 14 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 14 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 14 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 12 (85.71%) ITIL
3 11 (78.57%) DHCP
3 11 (78.57%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (78.57%) SCOM
3 11 (78.57%) SCVMM
4 8 (57.14%) WSUS
4 8 (57.14%) Data Protection
4 8 (57.14%) DFS Replication
4 8 (57.14%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (57.14%) Failover Clustering
4 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 8 (57.14%) SCDPM
4 8 (57.14%) SCSM
4 8 (57.14%) User Experience
4 8 (57.14%) Clustering
4 8 (57.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (57.14%) Application Virtualisation
5 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (42.86%) ITSM
6 6 (42.86%) ITIL V3

Virtual Desktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) DHCP
2 4 (28.57%) DNS
3 3 (21.43%) Network Security
3 3 (21.43%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall
4 1 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Systems Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Security Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Author
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Security Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Author
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Clustering
1 8 (57.14%) User Experience
2 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
3 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 14 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 14 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) ITIL
2 8 (57.14%) Application Virtualisation
2 8 (57.14%) Data Protection
3 6 (42.86%) ITIL V3
3 6 (42.86%) ITSM
4 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (35.71%) Preventative Maintenance
4 5 (35.71%) Service Management
5 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 14 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) MCP
2 3 (21.43%) MCSA
2 3 (21.43%) MCSE
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 14 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 11 (78.57%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (57.14%) DFS Replication
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (57.14%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (21.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (100.00%) SCCM
2 11 (78.57%) SCOM
2 11 (78.57%) SCVMM
3 8 (57.14%) Failover Clustering
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 8 (57.14%) SCDPM
3 8 (57.14%) SCSM
3 8 (57.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) ArcSight
3 2 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (7.14%) McAfee