Period
to 13 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 13 December 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
England > London
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 476 521 589
Rank change year-on-year +45 +68 -6
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 70 113 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.21% 0.24% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 1.42% 1.54% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 49 31
London median daily rate £425 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% -1.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £223 £116 £150
90th Percentile £573 £500 £563
England median daily rate £425 £400 £438
% change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
London median hourly rate £18.00 £29.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.98% - -
England median hourly rate £18.00 £15.32 £16.81
% change year-on-year +17.53% -8.87% +13.93%

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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4,913 7,336 5,941
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.51% 15.63% 12.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,567 5,384 4,285
London median daily rate £500 £525 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +7.14% +8.89%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £185
90th Percentile £670 £663 £638
England median daily rate £450 £467 £435
% change year-on-year -3.64% +7.36% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 143 140
London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.30% -3.75% +21.21%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.75 £11.98
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.31 £57.50
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +3.13%

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Desktop in London

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Desktop in London

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Desktop in London over the 6 months to 13 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Desktop in London

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Desktop in London

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Desktop in London over the 6 months to 13 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Virtual Desktop in London

Virtual Desktop
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 13 December 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
Central London +28 22 £425 +79.89% 2
East London +37 3 £473 -5.50% 2
North London +7 1 - -
West London - 1 - -
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 London region with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 52 (74.29%) Windows
2 38 (54.29%) Active Directory
3 35 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 33 (47.14%) VMware
4 33 (47.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 28 (40.00%) Citrix
6 26 (37.14%) Office 365
7 24 (34.29%) Windows 10
7 24 (34.29%) SCCM
8 21 (30.00%) Windows 7
8 21 (30.00%) Finance
9 19 (27.14%) Migration
10 17 (24.29%) Azure
11 15 (21.43%) XenDesktop
12 14 (20.00%) PowerShell
13 13 (18.57%) Windows Server
14 12 (17.14%) XenApp
14 12 (17.14%) Microsoft Office
14 12 (17.14%) ITIL
15 11 (15.71%) Cisco
15 11 (15.71%) Microsoft App-V
15 11 (15.71%) Ivanti
16 10 (14.29%) Virtual Infrastructure
17 9 (12.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 9 (12.86%) Service Management
17 9 (12.86%) Firewall
17 9 (12.86%) Hyper-V
18 8 (11.43%) NetScaler
18 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
18 8 (11.43%) WSUS

Virtual Desktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 4 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.29%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.86%) IIS
3 2 (2.86%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (17.14%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.71%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 26 (37.14%) Office 365
2 17 (24.29%) Azure
3 7 (10.00%) AWS
4 6 (8.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (7.14%) GCP
5 5 (7.14%) SaaS
6 1 (1.43%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.86%) Firewall
2 8 (11.43%) NetScaler
3 7 (10.00%) DHCP
4 6 (8.57%) DNS
5 5 (7.14%) FTP
5 5 (7.14%) VoIP
5 5 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (5.71%) LAN
7 3 (4.29%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (4.29%) Skype
7 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.29%) Wireless
8 1 (1.43%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.43%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.43%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.43%) Network Security
8 1 (1.43%) VLAN
8 1 (1.43%) VPN
8 1 (1.43%) WAN
8 1 (1.43%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) Big Data
2 6 (8.57%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (7.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) AdminStudio
1 2 (2.86%) InstallShield
1 2 (2.86%) MSI
2 1 (1.43%) JIRA
2 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (30.00%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.29%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.29%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.86%) Billing
5 2 (2.86%) Publishing
5 2 (2.86%) Retail
6 1 (1.43%) Advertising
6 1 (1.43%) Back Office
6 1 (1.43%) Electronics
6 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (14.29%) Architect
2 9 (12.86%) Analyst
3 8 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (11.43%) Windows Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) Citrix Architect
4 7 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 7 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Citrix Technical Architect
5 6 (8.57%) Technical Architect
6 5 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (5.71%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (5.71%) Coordinator
7 4 (5.71%) Service Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Applications Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Migration Manager
8 3 (4.29%) Migration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) React
2 2 (2.86%) SAML
3 1 (1.43%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.43%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.43%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.57%) Replication
3 5 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 5 (7.14%) Cloud Native
3 5 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (7.14%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.86%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.43%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.43%) BYOD
6 1 (1.43%) NHS
6 1 (1.43%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (74.29%) Windows
2 24 (34.29%) Windows 10
3 21 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 13 (18.57%) Windows Server
5 6 (8.57%) Linux
6 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.29%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.43%) Android
9 1 (1.43%) VMS
9 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.14%) Migration
2 12 (17.14%) ITIL
3 10 (14.29%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 9 (12.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 9 (12.86%) Service Management
5 7 (10.00%) Cloud Operations
5 7 (10.00%) Validation
6 6 (8.57%) Application Packaging
6 6 (8.57%) ITSM
6 6 (8.57%) Project Management
6 6 (8.57%) Server Virtualisation
7 5 (7.14%) Chaos Engineering
7 5 (7.14%) DevOps
7 5 (7.14%) Load Balancing
7 5 (7.14%) Microservices
7 5 (7.14%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 5 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (7.14%) Requirements Management
7 5 (7.14%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 4 (5.71%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (10.00%) SQL
3 5 (7.14%) Bash Shell
3 5 (7.14%) Python
4 2 (2.86%) VBA
5 1 (1.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.71%) MCSE
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (5.71%) PMI Certification
1 4 (5.71%) PMP
2 3 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.86%) MCP
4 1 (1.43%) CCA
4 1 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.43%) Degree
4 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) MCDST
4 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) QA
2 4 (5.71%) SLA
3 2 (2.86%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.43%) GDPR
System Software
1 38 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 33 (47.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (21.43%) XenDesktop
4 12 (17.14%) XenApp
5 11 (15.71%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (12.86%) Hyper-V
7 5 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.86%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (34.29%) SCCM
2 8 (11.43%) WSUS
3 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (7.14%) Istio
4 5 (7.14%) Kubernetes
4 5 (7.14%) Terraform
5 4 (5.71%) vCenter Server
6 2 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.86%) SCOM
6 2 (2.86%) ThinApp
7 1 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.43%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 35 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 33 (47.14%) VMware
3 28 (40.00%) Citrix
4 11 (15.71%) Cisco
4 11 (15.71%) Ivanti
5 7 (10.00%) Dell
6 6 (8.57%) EMC
7 5 (7.14%) Google
7 5 (7.14%) Remedy
8 4 (5.71%) McAfee
8 4 (5.71%) NetApp
9 3 (4.29%) Apple
10 2 (2.86%) Bloomberg
10 2 (2.86%) Meraki
10 2 (2.86%) MobileIron
10 2 (2.86%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.86%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.43%) EqualLogic
11 1 (1.43%) Reuters
11 1 (1.43%) Symantec