Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 314 328 371
Rank change year-on-year +14 +43 +13
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 57 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.34% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 2.41% 1.37% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 12
South East median daily rate £330 £488 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.31% +25.40% +8.77%
10th Percentile £213 £150 £283
90th Percentile £523 £566 £520
England median daily rate £348 £365 £388
% change year-on-year -4.79% -5.81% -13.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 1
South East median hourly rate £27.00 - £13.25
10th Percentile £26.00 - £11.63
90th Percentile £28.00 - £14.88
England median hourly rate £27.00 £15.39 £11.50
% change year-on-year +75.47% +33.80% -72.94%

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 2,363 1,904 2,433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.22% 12.29% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,282 1,091 1,472
South East median daily rate £421 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.25% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £185 £163 £180
90th Percentile £568 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 159 200
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +2.33% -5.15%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £11.81
90th Percentile £45.13 £43.00 £47.85
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -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 25 June 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 25 June 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 34 £341 -31.75% 1
Thames Valley -1 8 £288 -39.47% 3
Oxfordshire - 7 £288 -
Kent - 6 £330 -
Sussex - 5 £350 -
West Sussex -3 3 £350 -4.44%
Buckinghamshire +3 1 £475 - 2
Hampshire -12 1 - - 2
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 40 (70.18%) Windows
2 37 (64.91%) VMware
2 37 (64.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (59.65%) Citrix
4 28 (49.12%) SCCM
5 27 (47.37%) Office 365
6 25 (43.86%) Windows 10
6 25 (43.86%) Active Directory
7 23 (40.35%) Microsoft Office
8 22 (38.60%) Windows 7
9 19 (33.33%) Linux
10 18 (31.58%) Microsoft
11 16 (28.07%) ITIL
11 16 (28.07%) Finance
11 16 (28.07%) Incident Management
12 15 (26.32%) Video Conferencing
12 15 (26.32%) Wyse
13 14 (24.56%) Change Management
13 14 (24.56%) XenApp
14 13 (22.81%) XenDesktop
14 13 (22.81%) Windows Server
15 12 (21.05%) MCSE
15 12 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (19.30%) DNS
17 9 (15.79%) SC Cleared
17 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
17 9 (15.79%) Polycom
17 9 (15.79%) Runbook
17 9 (15.79%) Mobile Device Management
17 9 (15.79%) Apple iOS

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 6 (10.53%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (40.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (47.37%) Office 365
2 8 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.75%) IaaS
4 1 (1.75%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.30%) DNS
2 7 (12.28%) LAN
3 6 (10.53%) Remote Desktop
3 6 (10.53%) WAN
4 5 (8.77%) Skype
5 4 (7.02%) DHCP
6 3 (5.26%) Internet
6 3 (5.26%) Intranet
6 3 (5.26%) IP Telephony
6 3 (5.26%) NetScaler
6 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.51%) NAS
7 2 (3.51%) SAN
8 1 (1.75%) MPLS
8 1 (1.75%) VPN
8 1 (1.75%) VSAN
8 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) JIRA
General
1 16 (28.07%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Back Office
3 2 (3.51%) Publishing
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (38.60%) Analyst
2 14 (24.56%) Desktop Support
3 8 (14.04%) Desktop Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Citrix Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Service Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Systems Support
7 3 (5.26%) Systems Support Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Technical Support
7 3 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) Web Services
2 2 (3.51%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.32%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.77%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (7.02%) Data Centre
4 4 (7.02%) Fat Client
4 4 (7.02%) Thin Client
5 3 (5.26%) Mobile App
5 3 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 40 (70.18%) Windows
2 25 (43.86%) Windows 10
3 22 (38.60%) Windows 7
4 19 (33.33%) Linux
5 13 (22.81%) Windows Server
6 9 (15.79%) Apple iOS
7 8 (14.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (7.02%) Mac OS
9 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (5.26%) CentOS
10 3 (5.26%) HPUX
10 3 (5.26%) Mac OS X
10 3 (5.26%) Solaris
10 3 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) Incident Management
1 16 (28.07%) ITIL
2 14 (24.56%) Change Management
3 9 (15.79%) Mobile Device Management
3 9 (15.79%) Runbook
4 8 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (10.53%) Investment Management
6 5 (8.77%) Application Virtualisation
6 5 (8.77%) Migration
7 4 (7.02%) Matrix Management
7 4 (7.02%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (5.26%) Application Packaging
8 3 (5.26%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.26%) Data Protection
8 3 (5.26%) Load Balancing
8 3 (5.26%) Service Delivery
9 2 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.51%) ITSM
9 2 (3.51%) Project Management
9 2 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (21.05%) MCSE
1 12 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (15.79%) SC Cleared
2 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.77%) MCDST
3 5 (8.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (5.26%) A+ Certification
4 3 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (5.26%) MCSA
4 3 (5.26%) MOS
4 3 (5.26%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.75%) APMP
5 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.04%) SLA
2 3 (5.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 37 (64.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (43.86%) Active Directory
3 14 (24.56%) XenApp
4 13 (22.81%) XenDesktop
5 8 (14.04%) VMware Workstation
6 7 (12.28%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (7.02%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.75%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (49.12%) SCCM
2 8 (14.04%) Puppet
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (5.26%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.51%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 37 (64.91%) VMware
2 34 (59.65%) Citrix
3 18 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 15 (26.32%) Wyse
5 9 (15.79%) Polycom
6 8 (14.04%) Red Hat
7 7 (12.28%) Apple
8 6 (10.53%) NetApp
9 5 (8.77%) Bloomberg
9 5 (8.77%) Reuters
10 3 (5.26%) Avaya
10 3 (5.26%) HP
10 3 (5.26%) Intel
10 3 (5.26%) McAfee
10 3 (5.26%) Veritas
11 1 (1.75%) Ivanti