Period
to 23 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 23 September 2017 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 > Midlands
6 months to
23 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 236 252 237
Rank change year-on-year +16 -15 -18
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 5 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.064% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.54% 1.47% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 7
Midlands median daily rate £200 £488 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -58.97% +39.29% +12.00%
England median daily rate £375 £400 £450
% change year-on-year -6.25% -11.11% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Midlands median hourly rate - - £11.00
England median hourly rate £16.81 £12.38 £16.25
% change year-on-year +35.80% -23.85% -18.75%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 919 1017 777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 11.86% 10.37% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 578 364
Midlands median daily rate £363 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +23.08% +3.17%
10th Percentile £170 £150 £160
90th Percentile £514 £525 £475
England median daily rate £425 £413 £355
% change year-on-year +3.03% +16.20% +7.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 90 145
Midlands median hourly rate £14.20 £13.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.17% -1.85% -2.24%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £26.63 £20.33 £27.70
England median hourly rate £16.81 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.03% - +6.49%

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Desktop in the Midlands

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Desktop in the Midlands

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Desktop in the Midlands

Virtual Desktop
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 September 2017. 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
West Midlands +29 4 £200 -58.97%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Desktop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) LDAP
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (40.00%) REST
2 2 (40.00%) Web Application Development
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (40.00%) SCOrch
2 2 (40.00%) Skype
2 2 (40.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 2 (40.00%) IT Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Aerospace

Virtual Desktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (40.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LDAP
1 2 (40.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
1 2 (40.00%) REST
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) IT Strategy
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (40.00%) MVC
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
1 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (40.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft