Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 334 504 534
Rank change year-on-year +170 +30 +26
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 37 84 104
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.24% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 1.65% 1.33% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 55 53
Median daily rate £438 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
10th Percentile £323 £213 £147
90th Percentile £548 £532 £520
England median daily rate £450 £410 £350
% change year-on-year +9.76% +17.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +105.88% -37.04% +60.67%

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 2,237 6,293 6,768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.70% 15.63% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,528 4,574 4,963
Median daily rate £500 £514 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.68% +2.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £281 £203 £200
90th Percentile £650 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 108 150
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.76 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £19.08 £16.60 £16.60
% change year-on-year +14.95% - +3.75%

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 10 August 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Virtual Desktop in London over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020. 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 +117 12 £363 -3.33% 3
South London - 4 - - 5
East London +43 3 - -
West London +58 2 £413 - 1
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 21 (56.76%) Windows 10
3 20 (54.05%) Citrix
4 12 (32.43%) Active Directory
4 12 (32.43%) VMware
4 12 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
5 10 (27.03%) Azure
5 10 (27.03%) Office 365
5 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
6 9 (24.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (24.32%) Windows 7
6 9 (24.32%) Windows Server
7 7 (18.92%) SCCM
8 6 (16.22%) DV Cleared
8 6 (16.22%) Software Packaging
8 6 (16.22%) vSphere
8 6 (16.22%) Firewall
9 5 (13.51%) Migration
9 5 (13.51%) Asset Management
9 5 (13.51%) Application Packaging
9 5 (13.51%) WSUS
9 5 (13.51%) Unit Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
9 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
9 5 (13.51%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (13.51%) Software Asset Management
9 5 (13.51%) Application Virtualisation
9 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (10.81%) 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 1 (2.70%) Confluence
1 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.03%) Azure
1 10 (27.03%) Office 365
2 2 (5.41%) AWS
2 2 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) IaaS
3 1 (2.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) Firewall
2 5 (13.51%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (10.81%) Skype
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (5.41%) LAN
4 2 (5.41%) NetScaler
4 2 (5.41%) SAN
4 2 (5.41%) VPN
4 2 (5.41%) WAN
5 1 (2.70%) DHCP
5 1 (2.70%) DNS
5 1 (2.70%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Housing Association
3 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Local Government
3 1 (2.70%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (13.51%) Applications Packager
2 4 (10.81%) Architect
2 4 (10.81%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (10.81%) Support Engineer
2 4 (10.81%) Support Specialist
3 3 (8.11%) Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Migration Specialist
3 3 (8.11%) Office 365 Specialist
3 3 (8.11%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support
4 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared Application Packager
4 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Security Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Fat Client
1 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
1 4 (10.81%) Thin Client
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) BYOD
3 2 (5.41%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.41%) PKI
3 2 (5.41%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.70%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.70%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.70%) NHS
4 1 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 21 (56.76%) Windows 10
3 9 (24.32%) Windows 7
3 9 (24.32%) Windows Server
4 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (5.41%) Android
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (2.70%) Linux
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.51%) Application Packaging
1 5 (13.51%) Application Virtualisation
1 5 (13.51%) Asset Management
1 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
1 5 (13.51%) Migration
1 5 (13.51%) Software Asset Management
1 5 (13.51%) Unit Testing
2 3 (8.11%) Change Control
2 3 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (8.11%) Release Management
2 3 (8.11%) Server Management
2 3 (8.11%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (5.41%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 2 (5.41%) Information Security
3 2 (5.41%) ITIL
3 2 (5.41%) Performance Testing
3 2 (5.41%) Product Management
3 2 (5.41%) Runbook
3 2 (5.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) Python
2 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.22%) DV Cleared
3 4 (10.81%) VCAP
4 3 (8.11%) Degree
4 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) CISA
5 2 (5.41%) CISM
5 2 (5.41%) CISSP
5 2 (5.41%) CRISC
6 1 (2.70%) VCDX
6 1 (2.70%) VCP6
6 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (32.43%) Active Directory
1 12 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (24.32%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (16.22%) vSphere
4 2 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (5.41%) XenApp
4 2 (5.41%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.70%) BitLocker
5 1 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) SCCM
2 5 (13.51%) WSUS
3 1 (2.70%) Ansible
3 1 (2.70%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.70%) Perfmon
3 1 (2.70%) Terraform
3 1 (2.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) Citrix
2 12 (32.43%) VMware
3 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.81%) ServiceNow
5 3 (8.11%) Dell
5 3 (8.11%) HP
6 2 (5.41%) Apple
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco
6 2 (5.41%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.70%) Red Hat