Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 22 October 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 > South East
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 337 349 357
Rank change year-on-year +12 +8 +26
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 52 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.32% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 2.10% 0.93% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 15 22
South East median daily rate £520 £368 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.50% -8.13% +45.45%
10th Percentile £218 £150 £330
90th Percentile £600 £544 £486
England median daily rate £381 £365 £398
% change year-on-year +4.45% -8.18% -11.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 1
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +88.68% -
10th Percentile £26.00 £25.00 £11.63
90th Percentile £28.00 £25.00 £14.88
England median hourly rate £27.00 £16.81 £13.50
% change year-on-year +60.67% +24.48% -21.74%

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 South East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2,479 2,356 2,136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.06% 14.51% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,428 1,430 1,271
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.32% +6.60% +7.14%
10th Percentile £190 £148 £175
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +13.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 168 192
South East median hourly rate £16.10 £17.31 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.00% +15.42% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.37 £10.39
90th Percentile £44.88 £46.45 £45.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.48% +8.06% -3.13%

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Desktop in the South East

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Desktop in the South East

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Desktop in the South East over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Desktop in the South East

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Desktop in the South East

Virtual Desktop
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 22 October 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
Surrey +9 35 £275 -45.00% 1
Thames Valley +18 7 £600 +29.73% 4
Oxfordshire +10 7 £600 +33.33% 1
Kent - 6 £330 -
Hampshire -21 2 £225 -50.00% 2
West Sussex -10 1 £475 +84.47%
Sussex - 1 - -
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 South East region with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 38 (73.08%) Citrix
2 37 (71.15%) VMware
2 37 (71.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (57.69%) Windows
4 25 (48.08%) Office 365
4 25 (48.08%) SCCM
5 22 (42.31%) Incident Management
5 22 (42.31%) Windows 7
6 19 (36.54%) Change Management
7 18 (34.62%) Active Directory
7 18 (34.62%) Windows 10
8 17 (32.69%) Linux
8 17 (32.69%) Microsoft Office
9 16 (30.77%) Video Conferencing
10 14 (26.92%) Finance
11 12 (23.08%) ITIL
11 12 (23.08%) Microsoft
11 12 (23.08%) XenApp
11 12 (23.08%) XenDesktop
11 12 (23.08%) Wyse
12 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (21.15%) MCSE
12 11 (21.15%) Windows Server
13 10 (19.23%) Polycom
14 9 (17.31%) Amazon AWS
15 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
15 8 (15.38%) DNS
15 8 (15.38%) Back Office
15 8 (15.38%) Mobile App
16 7 (13.46%) WAN

Virtual Desktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (7.69%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (32.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 25 (48.08%) Office 365
2 9 (17.31%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (11.54%) PaaS
5 4 (7.69%) GitHub
5 4 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (3.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) DNS
2 7 (13.46%) WAN
3 6 (11.54%) LAN
4 4 (7.69%) Internet
4 4 (7.69%) Intranet
4 4 (7.69%) IP Telephony
4 4 (7.69%) Network Security
4 4 (7.69%) Skype
5 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.85%) MPLS
6 2 (3.85%) NetScaler
6 2 (3.85%) VoIP
6 2 (3.85%) Wireless
7 1 (1.92%) DHCP
7 1 (1.92%) Firewall
7 1 (1.92%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) GitLab
2 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (26.92%) Finance
2 8 (15.38%) Back Office
3 4 (7.69%) Aerospace
3 4 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (30.77%) Analyst
2 12 (23.08%) Desktop Support
3 7 (13.46%) Architect
4 6 (11.54%) Citrix Analyst
4 6 (11.54%) Service Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Information Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Information Security Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Security Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Security Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Field Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) OAuth
1 4 (7.69%) OAuth2
1 4 (7.69%) SAML
1 4 (7.69%) Web Services
2 2 (3.85%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.77%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (15.38%) Mobile App
3 5 (9.62%) Fat Client
3 5 (9.62%) Thin Client
4 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (7.69%) PKI
5 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.92%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.92%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (57.69%) Windows
2 22 (42.31%) Windows 7
3 18 (34.62%) Windows 10
4 17 (32.69%) Linux
5 11 (21.15%) Windows Server
6 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (9.62%) Apple iOS
7 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (7.69%) Mac OS X
9 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.92%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (42.31%) Incident Management
2 19 (36.54%) Change Management
3 12 (23.08%) ITIL
4 6 (11.54%) Identity Access Management
4 6 (11.54%) Migration
5 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.69%) Application Virtualisation
5 4 (7.69%) DevOps
5 4 (7.69%) Information Security
5 4 (7.69%) Internal Audit
5 4 (7.69%) Investment Management
5 4 (7.69%) Privileged Identity Management
5 4 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 4 (7.69%) SABSA
5 4 (7.69%) SDLC
5 4 (7.69%) Security Architecture
5 4 (7.69%) SIEM
5 4 (7.69%) Threat Management
5 4 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) MCSE
1 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (7.69%) CEH
3 4 (7.69%) CISM
3 4 (7.69%) CISSP
3 4 (7.69%) Degree
3 4 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (7.69%) MCDST
3 4 (7.69%) MCSA
3 4 (7.69%) MOS
4 3 (5.77%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.92%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) GDPR
1 5 (9.62%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (71.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (34.62%) Active Directory
3 12 (23.08%) XenApp
3 12 (23.08%) XenDesktop
4 4 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.85%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 25 (48.08%) SCCM
2 3 (5.77%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.85%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.92%) Ansible
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (73.08%) Citrix
2 37 (71.15%) VMware
3 12 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 12 (23.08%) Wyse
4 10 (19.23%) Polycom
5 5 (9.62%) Apple
6 4 (7.69%) Avaya
6 4 (7.69%) Bloomberg
6 4 (7.69%) Reuters
7 3 (5.77%) Intel
7 3 (5.77%) McAfee
7 3 (5.77%) NetApp
7 3 (5.77%) Veritas
8 2 (3.85%) Cisco
9 1 (1.92%) Guidewire
9 1 (1.92%) HP
9 1 (1.92%) Oracle