Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 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 > North West
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 204 239
Rank change year-on-year +8 +35 -40
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 11 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.19% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 1.84% 1.38% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 14
North West median daily rate £600 £375 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -42.31% +80.56%
10th Percentile £485 £363 £425
90th Percentile £723 £538 £701
England median daily rate £450 £388 £438
% change year-on-year +16.13% -11.58% +25.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
North West median hourly rate £16.70 £14.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.22% - -
England median hourly rate £16.81 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year +13.93% -4.84% -22.50%

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 598 653 840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.56% 10.05% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 384 441
North West median daily rate £390 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £133 £145 £163
90th Percentile £575 £538 £513
England median daily rate £436 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +5.70% +10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 63 110
North West median hourly rate £16.43 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.53% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £41.20 £27.75 £33.88
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 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
Manchester +22 7 £600 - 1
Cheshire +3 4 £715 +90.67%
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 North West region with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) Citrix
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) HP
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) Python
4 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
4 3 (27.27%) C#
4 3 (27.27%) .NET
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
4 3 (27.27%) XML
4 3 (27.27%) Windows
4 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
4 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
4 3 (27.27%) Back Office
4 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 3 (27.27%) Validation
4 3 (27.27%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (27.27%) MSI
4 3 (27.27%) Smartphone
4 3 (27.27%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Vista
4 3 (27.27%) Wireshark
4 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure

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:

Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
1 3 (27.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MSI
1 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
1 3 (27.27%) WinDbg
General
1 3 (27.27%) Back Office
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Desktop Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Desktop Support
2 4 (36.36%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Support Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Active Directory Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Active Directory Support
3 3 (27.27%) Active Directory Support Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix Support
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix Support Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Exchange Support
3 3 (27.27%) Lead Architect
3 3 (27.27%) Technical Architect
3 3 (27.27%) Technical Leader
4 2 (18.18%) Automation Architect
4 2 (18.18%) Office 365 Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
1 3 (27.27%) REST
1 3 (27.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
1 3 (27.27%) Smartphone
1 3 (27.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Windows 10
1 3 (27.27%) Windows 8
1 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
1 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (27.27%) Windows Vista
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Application Virtualisation
3 3 (27.27%) Business Transformation
3 3 (27.27%) Collaborative Working
3 3 (27.27%) Domain Models
3 3 (27.27%) Identity Access Management
3 3 (27.27%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (27.27%) Open Source
3 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
3 3 (27.27%) SDLC
3 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 3 (27.27%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) Validation
3 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 2 (18.18%) IT Governance
4 2 (18.18%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C#
1 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
1 3 (27.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) MCSA
1 1 (9.09%) MCSE
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) Citrix
3 4 (36.36%) HP
4 3 (27.27%) VMware
5 2 (18.18%) Blue Prism
6 1 (9.09%) Fortinet