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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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 489 431 363
Rank change year-on-year -58 -68 +158
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 97 73 39
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.24% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 1.98% 1.93% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 46 22
10th Percentile £263 £300 £310
25th Percentile £325 £432 £344
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £486 £513 £400
Median % change year-on-year -5.17% +28.13% +6.67%
75th Percentile £588 £572 £538
90th Percentile £643 £600 £571
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
10th Percentile - £40.63 £26.63
25th Percentile - £41.89 £29.06
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £33.75
Median % change year-on-year - +33.33% +3.85%
75th Percentile - £46.25 £39.06
90th Percentile - £46.40 £41.88
England median hourly rate £80.00 £45.00 £22.55
% change year-on-year +77.78% +99.60% -13.29%

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 4,910 3,792 2,687
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.40% 13.81% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,709 2,791 1,980
10th Percentile £300 £358 £263
25th Percentile £463 £450 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £565 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.52% +5.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £675 £625 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £668
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 22 39
10th Percentile £14.75 £15.18 £12.42
25th Percentile £20.50 £20.00 £15.48
Median hourly rate £30.75 £39.47 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -22.09% +97.34% -4.76%
75th Percentile £49.53 £51.94 £40.61
90th Percentile £77.03 £74.90 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.44 £17.00
% change year-on-year +8.47% +8.46% +1.49%

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Desktop in London

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Virtual Desktop in London.

Daily rate trend for Virtual Desktop in London

Virtual Desktop
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Virtual Desktop in London over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Virtual Desktop in London

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Virtual Desktop in London.

Hourly rate trend 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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -34 15 £575 +5.99% 7
South London -16 5 £330 -34.00%
East London - 1 £325 -
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 61 (62.89%) Azure
2 58 (59.79%) Microsoft
3 52 (53.61%) Citrix
4 49 (50.52%) Windows
5 39 (40.21%) Microsoft 365
6 33 (34.02%) Windows 10
7 32 (32.99%) Active Directory
8 26 (26.80%) Migration
9 23 (23.71%) Microsoft Intune
10 22 (22.68%) Finance
11 20 (20.62%) VMware
11 20 (20.62%) VMware Infrastructure
12 17 (17.53%) XenDesktop
12 17 (17.53%) SCCM
12 17 (17.53%) Social Skills
13 16 (16.49%) PowerShell
13 16 (16.49%) Project Management
14 15 (15.46%) Application Packaging
15 14 (14.43%) Azure Active Directory
16 12 (12.37%) XenApp
16 12 (12.37%) ITIL
16 12 (12.37%) SharePoint
16 12 (12.37%) Banking
16 12 (12.37%) ITSM
16 12 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
17 11 (11.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 10 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
18 10 (10.31%) Windows Server
19 9 (9.28%) Agile
19 9 (9.28%) Single Sign-On

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 12 (12.37%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.09%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.06%) IIS
4 1 (1.03%) Confluence
4 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.03%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 61 (62.89%) Azure
2 39 (40.21%) Microsoft 365
3 14 (14.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (8.25%) Azure DevOps
5 6 (6.19%) OneDrive
6 5 (5.15%) AWS
7 4 (4.12%) IaaS
7 4 (4.12%) NuGet
8 2 (2.06%) SaaS
9 1 (1.03%) Azure AKS
9 1 (1.03%) Azure Functions
9 1 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (1.03%) Nutanix
9 1 (1.03%) PaaS
9 1 (1.03%) Rubrik
9 1 (1.03%) Serverless
9 1 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.19%) Firewall
2 5 (5.15%) DHCP
2 5 (5.15%) DNS
3 4 (4.12%) NetScaler
4 3 (3.09%) Intranet
4 3 (3.09%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (2.06%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.06%) SD-WAN
5 2 (2.06%) VoIP
5 2 (2.06%) WAN
6 1 (1.03%) BGP
6 1 (1.03%) Internet
6 1 (1.03%) MPLS
6 1 (1.03%) NAS
6 1 (1.03%) SAN
6 1 (1.03%) Skype
6 1 (1.03%) Softphone
6 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (5.15%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.12%) MSBuild
2 4 (4.12%) MSTest
2 4 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.12%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.12%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.03%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.03%) JIRA
3 1 (1.03%) MSI
General
1 22 (22.68%) Finance
2 17 (17.53%) Social Skills
3 12 (12.37%) Banking
4 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.15%) Investment Banking
6 4 (4.12%) Public Sector
7 3 (3.09%) Legal
8 2 (2.06%) Financial Institution
8 2 (2.06%) Marketing
8 2 (2.06%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (1.03%) Games
9 1 (1.03%) International Banking
9 1 (1.03%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (18.56%) Project Manager
2 15 (15.46%) Architect
3 14 (14.43%) Analyst
4 10 (10.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (10.31%) Infrastructure Manager
4 10 (10.31%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 7 (7.22%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (7.22%) Desktop Manager
6 6 (6.19%) Azure Architect
6 6 (6.19%) Business Analyst
7 5 (5.15%) Designer
7 5 (5.15%) Desktop Analyst
7 5 (5.15%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (5.15%) Solutions Designer
7 5 (5.15%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) Technical Manager
8 4 (4.12%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Consultant
8 4 (4.12%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.19%) SailPoint
2 5 (5.15%) 802.1X
3 4 (4.12%) .NET
3 4 (4.12%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.06%) Middleware
4 2 (2.06%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.03%) ADO
5 1 (1.03%) Flash
5 1 (1.03%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.25%) Fat Client
1 8 (8.25%) Thin Client
2 7 (7.22%) PKI
3 5 (5.15%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (5.15%) User Experience
4 4 (4.12%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.12%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.06%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.03%) BYOD
6 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.03%) Low-Code
6 1 (1.03%) Replication
6 1 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 49 (50.52%) Windows
2 33 (34.02%) Windows 10
3 10 (10.31%) Windows Server
4 7 (7.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.12%) Linux
5 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (2.06%) Android
7 2 (2.06%) VMS
7 2 (2.06%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.03%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.80%) Migration
2 16 (16.49%) Project Management
3 15 (15.46%) Application Packaging
4 12 (12.37%) ITIL
4 12 (12.37%) ITSM
4 12 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (11.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 10 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (9.28%) Agile
8 8 (8.25%) DevOps
9 7 (7.22%) Analytics
9 7 (7.22%) Change Management
9 7 (7.22%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 6 (6.19%) Business Analysis
10 6 (6.19%) Business Transformation
11 5 (5.15%) Configuration Management
11 5 (5.15%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 5 (5.15%) Scrum
11 5 (5.15%) Software Rationalisation
12 4 (4.12%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.49%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.15%) C#
3 2 (2.06%) Python
4 1 (1.03%) Bash
4 1 (1.03%) Go
4 1 (1.03%) SQL
4 1 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.12%) Degree
2 2 (2.06%) MCSA
2 2 (2.06%) MCSD
2 2 (2.06%) MCSE
2 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.03%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.03%) PMP
3 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.03%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (32.99%) Active Directory
2 20 (20.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (17.53%) XenDesktop
4 12 (12.37%) XenApp
5 7 (7.22%) BitLocker
6 6 (6.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (5.15%) Docker
8 4 (4.12%) LXC
8 4 (4.12%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (3.09%) vSphere
10 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
10 1 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (23.71%) Microsoft Intune
2 17 (17.53%) SCCM
3 9 (9.28%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (5.15%) Ansible
4 5 (5.15%) Kubernetes
5 4 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (4.12%) Puppet
5 4 (4.12%) VxRail
6 3 (3.09%) Terraform
7 2 (2.06%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 2 (2.06%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (2.06%) Sysprep
7 2 (2.06%) WSUS
8 1 (1.03%) CASB
8 1 (1.03%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (1.03%) Packer
8 1 (1.03%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 58 (59.79%) Microsoft
2 52 (53.61%) Citrix
3 20 (20.62%) VMware
4 7 (7.22%) Palo Alto
4 7 (7.22%) ServiceNow
5 6 (6.19%) Dell
5 6 (6.19%) Okta
6 4 (4.12%) Cisco
6 4 (4.12%) Ivanti
7 2 (2.06%) Carbon Black
7 2 (2.06%) HP
7 2 (2.06%) Isilon
7 2 (2.06%) MobileIron
7 2 (2.06%) Ping Identity
7 2 (2.06%) Wyse
8 1 (1.03%) BeyondTrust
8 1 (1.03%) Mitel
8 1 (1.03%) Netskope
8 1 (1.03%) NVIDIA
8 1 (1.03%) Thycotic