Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 348 369 326
Rank change year-on-year +21 -43 +47
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 30 10 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.19% 0.061% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 1.15% 0.41% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 4 19
South East median daily rate £575 £346 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.06% -13.44% +14.70%
10th Percentile £263 £220 £318
90th Percentile £600 £450 £494
England median daily rate £423 £425 £370
% change year-on-year -0.59% +14.86% -15.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
South East median hourly rate - £25.00 -
England median hourly rate £15.32 £20.90 £14.13
% change year-on-year -26.73% +47.98% +15.31%

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 2,617 2,465 2,000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.35% 14.95% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,568 1,421 1,154
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £180 £143 £193
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £475 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +7.95% +6.67% +8.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 156 187
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £16.88 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.19% +12.50% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.23 £10.28
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.85 £48.17
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.15
% change year-on-year -3.03% +2.17% +4.19%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 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
Surrey -3 20 £275 +17.65% 1
Oxfordshire +32 6 £600 +33.33%
Thames Valley +32 6 £600 +33.33% 1
Hampshire -24 2 £356 -20.83%
Sussex - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £475 - 1
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 South East region with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 21 (70.00%) Citrix
2 19 (63.33%) Office 365
3 17 (56.67%) Windows
4 15 (50.00%) Mobile App
4 15 (50.00%) Windows 10
5 13 (43.33%) Microsoft Office
5 13 (43.33%) Internet
6 12 (40.00%) SCCM
7 11 (36.67%) IP Telephony
7 11 (36.67%) Polycom
7 11 (36.67%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (36.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (36.67%) Windows 7
7 11 (36.67%) Mac OS X
7 11 (36.67%) Apple
7 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (36.67%) Avaya
7 11 (36.67%) ITIL
7 11 (36.67%) MCSE
7 11 (36.67%) MCSA
7 11 (36.67%) WAN
7 11 (36.67%) Intranet
7 11 (36.67%) Wyse
7 11 (36.67%) VMware
7 11 (36.67%) MOS
7 11 (36.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 10 (33.33%) Finance
8 10 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 10 (33.33%) LAN
8 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure

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 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (43.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (63.33%) Office 365
2 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (20.00%) PaaS
4 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (13.33%) GitHub
5 4 (13.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (6.67%) IaaS
6 2 (6.67%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (43.33%) Internet
2 11 (36.67%) Intranet
2 11 (36.67%) IP Telephony
2 11 (36.67%) WAN
3 10 (33.33%) LAN
3 10 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (13.33%) Network Security
5 3 (10.00%) DHCP
5 3 (10.00%) DNS
6 2 (6.67%) Skype
7 1 (3.33%) Firewall
7 1 (3.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) GitLab
2 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Aerospace
2 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Architect
2 7 (23.33%) Support Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Desktop Support
4 5 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Information Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Information Security Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Security Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Security Solutions Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Support Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Technical Support
6 3 (10.00%) Technical Support Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Office 365 Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) OAuth
1 4 (13.33%) OAuth2
1 4 (13.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 11 (36.67%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (13.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (13.33%) PKI
4 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.67%) Replication
5 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.33%) FlexPod
5 1 (3.33%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.33%) Smartcard
5 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (56.67%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 11 (36.67%) Mac OS X
3 11 (36.67%) Windows 7
4 7 (23.33%) Linux
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) ITIL
2 8 (26.67%) Identity Access Management
3 6 (20.00%) Change Management
3 6 (20.00%) Identity Management
3 6 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.33%) Cryptography
4 4 (13.33%) DevOps
4 4 (13.33%) Ethical Hacking
4 4 (13.33%) Information Security
4 4 (13.33%) Migration
4 4 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
4 4 (13.33%) SABSA
4 4 (13.33%) SDLC
4 4 (13.33%) Security Architecture
4 4 (13.33%) SIEM
4 4 (13.33%) Threat Management
4 4 (13.33%) TOGAF
4 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 11 (36.67%) MCSA
1 11 (36.67%) MCSE
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (36.67%) MOS
2 4 (13.33%) CEH
2 4 (13.33%) CISM
2 4 (13.33%) CISSP
2 4 (13.33%) Degree
3 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) GDPR
2 3 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (10.00%) VMware NSX
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (40.00%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (3.33%) Ansible
3 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (70.00%) Citrix
2 11 (36.67%) Apple
2 11 (36.67%) Avaya
2 11 (36.67%) Polycom
2 11 (36.67%) VMware
2 11 (36.67%) Wyse
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle
5 2 (6.67%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.33%) CA
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco
6 1 (3.33%) Gemalto
6 1 (3.33%) Guidewire
6 1 (3.33%) NetApp