Period
to 18 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 18 July 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 78 31
Rank change year-on-year +19 -47 0
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.67% 0.34% 0.83%
As % of the System Software category 6.38% 4.00% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Northern Ireland median daily rate £143 £326 £109
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -56.07% +200.00% -9.96%
10th Percentile £129 £314 £104
90th Percentile £146 £336 £113
UK median daily rate £323 £368 £390
% change year-on-year -12.24% -5.77% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - £14.50
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £15.39 £12.38
% change year-on-year +75.47% +24.34% -29.29%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 47 50 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 10.49% 8.59% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 40 13
Northern Ireland median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% +174.51%
10th Percentile £89 £250 £103
90th Percentile £473 £575 £603
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 4
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -30.43% -46.09%
10th Percentile £9.54 £12.00 £11.35
90th Percentile £39.93 £12.00 £22.63
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year - +1.59% -1.56%

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Virtual Desktop as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Desktop in Northern Ireland

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Desktop in Northern Ireland

Virtual Desktop
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 18 July 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
County Antrim +20 3 £143 -56.07%
Virtual Desktop
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Reuters
1 3 (100.00%) Bloomberg
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Statistics
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 3 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (100.00%) ION MarketView
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
1 3 (100.00%) Investment Banking
1 3 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Front Office
3 1 (33.33%) Sun
3 1 (33.33%) SAN

Virtual Desktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 3 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (100.00%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
General
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
1 3 (100.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Service Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
1 3 (100.00%) Statistics
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Bloomberg
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Reuters
2 1 (33.33%) Sun