Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 12 December 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 > North West
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 191 216
Rank change year-on-year +5 +25 +26
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 34 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.57% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 3.91% 1.84% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 7 3
North West median daily rate £383 £600 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.25% +60.00% -42.31%
10th Percentile £118 £485 £363
90th Percentile £475 £723 £538
England median daily rate £400 £438 £388
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.90% -12.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 3
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £16.70 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.18% +13.22% -
10th Percentile £10.38 £16.70 £11.28
90th Percentile £16.50 £16.70 £15.13
England median hourly rate £15.32 £16.81 £14.75
% change year-on-year -8.87% +13.93% -4.84%

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 North West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 869 597 655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.45% 10.50% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 372 381
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £155 £128 £143
90th Percentile £624 £575 £525
England median daily rate £465 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +8.14% +4.24% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 48 66
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £14.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.52% +2.97%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £21.08 £41.60 £26.25
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Desktop in the North West

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Desktop in the North West

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Desktop in the North West over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Desktop in the North West

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Desktop in the North West

Virtual Desktop
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 12 December 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
Manchester +8 29 £325 -45.83% 4
Cheshire -1 4 £450 -37.06%
Merseyside - 1 £375 -
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 North West region with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 26 (76.47%) Citrix
2 25 (73.53%) SCCM
3 23 (67.65%) Microsoft
4 21 (61.76%) Windows
4 21 (61.76%) VMware
4 21 (61.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (38.24%) Xerox
5 13 (38.24%) Active Directory
5 13 (38.24%) Windows XP
6 11 (32.35%) HP
6 11 (32.35%) Windows 10
6 11 (32.35%) Windows 7
7 9 (26.47%) SLA
8 8 (23.53%) VBScript
8 8 (23.53%) VB
8 8 (23.53%) OCX
8 8 (23.53%) MSI
8 8 (23.53%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (23.53%) Workflow
8 8 (23.53%) Finance
8 8 (23.53%) Billing
8 8 (23.53%) Software Testing
8 8 (23.53%) Application Packaging
8 8 (23.53%) QA
8 8 (23.53%) Ivanti
8 8 (23.53%) Visualisation
8 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (23.53%) XenApp
8 8 (23.53%) Wise Package Studio
8 8 (23.53%) Application Virtualisation

Virtual Desktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (14.71%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) Firewall
1 6 (17.65%) LAN
1 6 (17.65%) NAS
1 6 (17.65%) SAN
1 6 (17.65%) WAN
2 5 (14.71%) VPN
3 1 (2.94%) DNS
3 1 (2.94%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MSI
1 8 (23.53%) Wise Package Studio
2 6 (17.65%) AdminStudio
General
1 8 (23.53%) Billing
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Retail
3 3 (8.82%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Front Office
4 1 (2.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Analyst
1 8 (23.53%) Applications Packager
1 8 (23.53%) Service Analyst
1 8 (23.53%) Service Desk Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) 1st Line Support
2 7 (20.59%) Service Desk Support
2 7 (20.59%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Architect
3 6 (17.65%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (17.65%) IT Support
4 5 (14.71%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) IT Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) IT Support Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Migration Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Data Centre Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.88%) Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) OCX
2 6 (17.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Blackberry
1 6 (17.65%) Data Centre
1 6 (17.65%) Enterprise Storage
1 6 (17.65%) Replication
2 5 (14.71%) Fat Client
2 5 (14.71%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.94%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 21 (61.76%) Windows
2 13 (38.24%) Windows XP
3 11 (32.35%) Windows 10
3 11 (32.35%) Windows 7
4 7 (20.59%) Windows Server
5 6 (17.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Application Packaging
1 8 (23.53%) Application Virtualisation
1 8 (23.53%) Personalization
1 8 (23.53%) Software Testing
1 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
1 8 (23.53%) Visualisation
1 8 (23.53%) Workflow
2 6 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (17.65%) Migration
3 5 (14.71%) Escalation Management
3 5 (14.71%) Incident Management
3 5 (14.71%) ITIL
3 5 (14.71%) Network Virtualisation
3 5 (14.71%) Proactive Monitoring
3 5 (14.71%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (2.94%) Coaching
4 1 (2.94%) Regulatory Compliance
4 1 (2.94%) Service Management
4 1 (2.94%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) VB
1 8 (23.53%) VBScript
2 6 (17.65%) C#
2 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (26.47%) SLA
2 8 (23.53%) QA
System Software
1 21 (61.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (38.24%) Active Directory
3 8 (23.53%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (23.53%) XenApp
4 6 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (14.71%) VMware NSX
5 5 (14.71%) vSphere
6 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (73.53%) SCCM
2 6 (17.65%) OpenView
3 5 (14.71%) NetBackup
3 5 (14.71%) vMotion
3 5 (14.71%) vRealize
4 1 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (76.47%) Citrix
2 23 (67.65%) Microsoft
3 21 (61.76%) VMware
4 13 (38.24%) Xerox
5 11 (32.35%) HP
6 8 (23.53%) Ivanti
7 6 (17.65%) Remedy
7 6 (17.65%) ServiceNow
7 6 (17.65%) Veeam
7 6 (17.65%) Veritas
8 5 (14.71%) Lotus
9 2 (5.88%) Sun
10 1 (2.94%) Bloomberg
10 1 (2.94%) FactSet
10 1 (2.94%) Reuters
10 1 (2.94%) Sony
10 1 (2.94%) Speakerbus
10 1 (2.94%) Wallstreet Suite