Period
to 24 May 2018

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 24 May 2018 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 227 235
Rank change year-on-year -9 +8 -10
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 7 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.088% 0.093% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 0.71% 0.87% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 12
Midlands median daily rate £310 £313 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.72% -23.55% +21.11%
10th Percentile £145 £200 £140
90th Percentile £435 £438 £517
England median daily rate £375 £365 £352
% change year-on-year +2.74% +3.62% -21.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.00 £15.78 £12.50
% change year-on-year +71.16% +26.20% -57.26%

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 982 804 845
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 12.32% 10.73% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 501 432
Midlands median daily rate £390 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.63% +9.23%
10th Percentile £150 £144 £150
90th Percentile £562 £525 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 80 104
Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £9.93 £10.00 £9.75
90th Percentile £22.55 £21.60 £22.93
England median hourly rate £16.19 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.23% -2.67%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Desktop in the Midlands over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 24 May 2018. 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 -17 7 £310 -0.72% 2
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) SCCM
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 3 (42.86%) Application Virtualisation
3 3 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 3 (42.86%) SCOM
3 3 (42.86%) SCVMM
3 3 (42.86%) WSUS
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (42.86%) DFS Replication
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) DHCP
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Clustering
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
4 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
4 2 (28.57%) User Experience
4 2 (28.57%) SCDPM
4 2 (28.57%) SCSM
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 8

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 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
2 1 (14.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (14.29%) IT Manager
2 1 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Support
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
5 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Application Virtualisation
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Database Mirroring
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 1 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Release Management
4 1 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Validation
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) DFS Replication
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 2 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Server
4 1 (14.29%) XenApp
4 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
4 1 (14.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCCM
2 3 (42.86%) SCOM
2 3 (42.86%) SCVMM
2 3 (42.86%) WSUS
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (28.57%) SCDPM
3 2 (28.57%) SCSM
4 1 (14.29%) EdgeSight
4 1 (14.29%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (14.29%) HP ALM
4 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (14.29%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Apple
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
2 1 (14.29%) VMware