Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 486 495 574
Rank change year-on-year +9 +79 +11
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 89 124 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.27% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 1.50% 1.78% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 61 36
London median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +36.36%
10th Percentile £213 £146 £138
90th Percentile £550 £520 £488
England median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
London median hourly rate £29.75 - -
England median hourly rate £17.00 £27.00 £16.81
% change year-on-year -37.04% +60.67% +46.13%

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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5,945 6,950 5,062
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.28% 15.12% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,346 5,077 3,557
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £187
90th Percentile £675 £650 £627
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 143 140
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -9.41% +28.79%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.25 £12.88
90th Percentile £53.80 £47.74 £52.05
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - -1.20% +4.38%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +25 31 £375 +42.86%
East London +3 3 £373 -
West London +26 2 - -
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 73 (82.02%) Windows
2 50 (56.18%) Active Directory
3 46 (51.69%) Citrix
4 43 (48.31%) Office 365
5 41 (46.07%) Windows 7
6 40 (44.94%) Microsoft
7 39 (43.82%) VMware
7 39 (43.82%) VMware Infrastructure
7 39 (43.82%) Windows 10
8 38 (42.70%) Finance
9 37 (41.57%) SCCM
10 26 (29.21%) Migration
11 24 (26.97%) PowerShell
12 19 (21.35%) Windows Server
13 18 (20.22%) Azure
13 18 (20.22%) XenDesktop
14 16 (17.98%) Microsoft App-V
15 15 (16.85%) Banking
15 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Office
16 14 (15.73%) Ivanti
16 14 (15.73%) Application Packaging
17 13 (14.61%) XenApp
17 13 (14.61%) ITIL
18 10 (11.24%) DNS
18 10 (11.24%) Virtual Infrastructure
19 9 (10.11%) Windows Server 2012
19 9 (10.11%) Apple iOS
20 8 (8.99%) NetScaler
20 8 (8.99%) Mobile Device Management
20 8 (8.99%) Skype

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 8 (8.99%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.74%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.74%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.25%) IIS
4 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 43 (48.31%) Office 365
2 18 (20.22%) Azure
3 6 (6.74%) AWS
3 6 (6.74%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (6.74%) SaaS
4 5 (5.62%) GCP
5 4 (4.49%) Slack
6 1 (1.12%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.12%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.12%) OpenDNS
6 1 (1.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.24%) DNS
2 8 (8.99%) Firewall
2 8 (8.99%) NetScaler
2 8 (8.99%) Skype
3 6 (6.74%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.62%) DHCP
4 5 (5.62%) LAN
5 3 (3.37%) FTP
5 3 (3.37%) VoIP
5 3 (3.37%) VPN
5 3 (3.37%) WAN
5 3 (3.37%) WebEx
5 3 (3.37%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (3.37%) Wireless
6 2 (2.25%) IP Telephony
6 2 (2.25%) NAS
6 2 (2.25%) PCoIP
6 2 (2.25%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (2.25%) SAN
6 2 (2.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.74%) Amazon RDS
1 6 (6.74%) Big Data
1 6 (6.74%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (8.99%) MSI
2 5 (5.62%) JIRA
3 2 (2.25%) AdminStudio
3 2 (2.25%) InstallShield
General
1 38 (42.70%) Finance
2 15 (16.85%) Banking
3 5 (5.62%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.49%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.37%) Retail
5 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.25%) Advertising
6 2 (2.25%) Legal
6 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.25%) Public Sector
6 2 (2.25%) Publishing
7 1 (1.12%) Back Office
7 1 (1.12%) Electronics
7 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (26.97%) Analyst
2 10 (11.24%) Desktop Engineer
3 9 (10.11%) Wintel Engineer
4 8 (8.99%) Windows Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Architect
5 7 (7.87%) Desktop Support
5 7 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Service Analyst
5 7 (7.87%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (7.87%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.74%) Citrix Architect
6 6 (6.74%) Citrix Technical Architect
6 6 (6.74%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.74%) Support Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.62%) Applications Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Desktop Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Technical Specialist
8 4 (4.49%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.62%) React
2 4 (4.49%) Software Packaging
3 2 (2.25%) SAML
4 1 (1.12%) Node.js
4 1 (1.12%) Redux
4 1 (1.12%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.99%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.62%) Cloud Native
3 5 (5.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (5.62%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.62%) Public Cloud
3 5 (5.62%) Replication
4 4 (4.49%) Hedge funds
5 3 (3.37%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.37%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.25%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.25%) Equities
6 2 (2.25%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.25%) PMI
6 2 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.12%) iPad
7 1 (1.12%) LPAR
7 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.12%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 73 (82.02%) Windows
2 41 (46.07%) Windows 7
3 39 (43.82%) Windows 10
4 19 (21.35%) Windows Server
5 9 (10.11%) Apple iOS
5 9 (10.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (8.99%) Linux
7 7 (7.87%) Android
8 4 (4.49%) Mac OS X
8 4 (4.49%) Unix
8 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (3.37%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.21%) Migration
2 14 (15.73%) Application Packaging
3 13 (14.61%) ITIL
4 10 (11.24%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 8 (8.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (8.99%) Mobile Device Management
5 8 (8.99%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (8.99%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (7.87%) Asset Management
7 6 (6.74%) Cloud Operations
7 6 (6.74%) Deployment Automation
7 6 (6.74%) Service Management
7 6 (6.74%) Software Deployment
8 5 (5.62%) Change Management
8 5 (5.62%) Chaos Engineering
8 5 (5.62%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 5 (5.62%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 5 (5.62%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.62%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 5 (5.62%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.97%) PowerShell
2 7 (7.87%) Python
3 5 (5.62%) SQL
4 3 (3.37%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.12%) C
5 1 (1.12%) Java
5 1 (1.12%) VBA
5 1 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (5.62%) ITIL Certification
1 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.49%) MCSE
2 4 (4.49%) PMI Certification
3 3 (3.37%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (3.37%) MCP
3 3 (3.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.25%) A+ Certification
4 2 (2.25%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.25%) MCSA
4 2 (2.25%) PMP
4 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) CCA
5 1 (1.12%) Degree
5 1 (1.12%) HNC
5 1 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.12%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) QA
2 3 (3.37%) SLA
3 1 (1.12%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 50 (56.18%) Active Directory
2 39 (43.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (20.22%) XenDesktop
4 16 (17.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (14.61%) XenApp
6 7 (7.87%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (6.74%) Hyper-V
7 6 (6.74%) vSphere
8 5 (5.62%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (2.25%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.25%) VMware NSX
10 1 (1.12%) BitLocker
10 1 (1.12%) Firmware
10 1 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 37 (41.57%) SCCM
2 7 (7.87%) AirWatch
3 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (6.74%) WSUS
4 5 (5.62%) Istio
4 5 (5.62%) Kubernetes
4 5 (5.62%) Terraform
5 4 (4.49%) vCenter Server
6 2 (2.25%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.12%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.12%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 46 (51.69%) Citrix
2 40 (44.94%) Microsoft
3 39 (43.82%) VMware
4 14 (15.73%) Ivanti
5 8 (8.99%) Cisco
6 5 (5.62%) Apple
6 5 (5.62%) Dell
6 5 (5.62%) Google
7 4 (4.49%) EMC
7 4 (4.49%) NetApp
8 3 (3.37%) McAfee
8 3 (3.37%) SAP
9 2 (2.25%) Extreme Networks
9 2 (2.25%) HP
9 2 (2.25%) Meraki
9 2 (2.25%) MobileIron
9 2 (2.25%) Okta
9 2 (2.25%) ServiceNow
9 2 (2.25%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.25%) Symantec