Period
to 23 March 2019

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 23 March 2019 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
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 195 206 207
Rank change year-on-year +11 +1 +13
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 18 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.31% 0.088% 0.092%
As % of the System Software category 2.43% 0.79% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 3
North West median daily rate £385 £600 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.83% +60.00% -42.31%
10th Percentile £313 £425 £363
90th Percentile £403 £600 £498
England median daily rate £385 £450 £364
% change year-on-year -14.44% +23.71% -9.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
North West median hourly rate £15.32 - £12.88
10th Percentile £14.80 - £10.89
90th Percentile £15.83 - £14.76
England median hourly rate £25.00 £23.07 £14.13
% change year-on-year +8.38% +63.31% +13.00%

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 741 629 570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.95% 11.04% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 372 346
North West median daily rate £438 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +9.59% -2.67%
10th Percentile £181 £150 £152
90th Percentile £638 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 72 51
North West median hourly rate £16.88 £16.43 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.71% +9.53% -6.25%
10th Percentile £12.46 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £21.92 £32.45 £22.50
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 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 23 March 2019. 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 +20 17 £385 -35.83%
Merseyside - 1 - -
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 23 March 2019, 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 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (94.44%) Citrix
3 13 (72.22%) Windows
4 12 (66.67%) VB
4 12 (66.67%) SLA
4 12 (66.67%) VMware
4 12 (66.67%) SCCM
4 12 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 12 (66.67%) Windows 10
5 11 (61.11%) Personalization
5 11 (61.11%) Xerox
5 11 (61.11%) Application Virtualisation
5 11 (61.11%) Visualisation
5 11 (61.11%) XenApp
5 11 (61.11%) Wise Package Studio
5 11 (61.11%) Windows 8
5 11 (61.11%) Application Packaging
5 11 (61.11%) QA
5 11 (61.11%) Ivanti
5 11 (61.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (61.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (61.11%) Billing
5 11 (61.11%) Software Testing
5 11 (61.11%) Workflow
5 11 (61.11%) OCX
5 11 (61.11%) MSI
5 11 (61.11%) AdminStudio
5 11 (61.11%) C#
5 11 (61.11%) VBScript

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 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) VPN
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) AdminStudio
1 11 (61.11%) MSI
1 11 (61.11%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 11 (61.11%) Billing
2 6 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Front Office
4 1 (5.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Applications Packager
2 2 (11.11%) Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
2 2 (11.11%) Service Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Technician
3 1 (5.56%) Desktop Technician
3 1 (5.56%) IT Support
3 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Technician
3 1 (5.56%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Windows 10
2 12 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 11 (61.11%) Windows 8
3 11 (61.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Application Packaging
1 11 (61.11%) Application Virtualisation
1 11 (61.11%) Personalization
1 11 (61.11%) Software Testing
1 11 (61.11%) User Acceptance Testing
1 11 (61.11%) Visualisation
1 11 (61.11%) Workflow
2 5 (27.78%) Escalation Management
2 5 (27.78%) Incident Management
2 5 (27.78%) ITIL
3 3 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (5.56%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (5.56%) Regulatory Compliance
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Time Management
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) VB
2 11 (61.11%) C#
2 11 (61.11%) VBScript
3 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (66.67%) SLA
2 11 (61.11%) QA
System Software
1 12 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (61.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 11 (61.11%) XenApp
3 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (66.67%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (94.44%) Citrix
3 12 (66.67%) VMware
4 11 (61.11%) Ivanti
4 11 (61.11%) Xerox
5 2 (11.11%) Sun
6 1 (5.56%) Bloomberg
6 1 (5.56%) FactSet
6 1 (5.56%) Reuters
6 1 (5.56%) Sony
6 1 (5.56%) Speakerbus
6 1 (5.56%) Wallstreet Suite