Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 319 348 360
Rank change year-on-year +29 +12 +15
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 60 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.36% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 2.49% 1.08% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 18 18
South East median daily rate £350 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.32% +15.63% +27.06%
10th Percentile £213 £150 £300
90th Percentile £600 £556 £499
England median daily rate £370 £375 £390
% change year-on-year -1.33% -3.85% -20.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 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 £11.50
% change year-on-year +60.67% +46.13% -34.75%

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 2,412 2,121 2,364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.51% 13.31% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,340 1,245 1,465
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £185 £161 £185
90th Percentile £563 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 170 184
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.75
90th Percentile £45.13 £43.88 £45.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.47% -3.71%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -10 29 £335 -33.00%
Thames Valley +5 13 £600 +29.73% 2
Oxfordshire +9 12 £600 +33.33%
Kent - 6 £330 -
Sussex - 5 £350 -
West Sussex -6 4 £413 +12.63%
Hampshire -12 3 £225 - 1
Buckinghamshire +16 1 £475 - 1
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 41 (68.33%) VMware
1 41 (68.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (61.67%) Windows
3 33 (55.00%) Citrix
4 27 (45.00%) Office 365
5 26 (43.33%) Active Directory
5 26 (43.33%) SCCM
6 23 (38.33%) Linux
7 20 (33.33%) Windows 10
8 19 (31.67%) Windows 7
8 19 (31.67%) Microsoft Office
8 19 (31.67%) Incident Management
9 18 (30.00%) Microsoft
10 17 (28.33%) Change Management
11 14 (23.33%) Video Conferencing
11 14 (23.33%) Windows Server
12 13 (21.67%) XenApp
12 13 (21.67%) ITIL
13 12 (20.00%) XenDesktop
13 12 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
14 11 (18.33%) Finance
15 10 (16.67%) SC Cleared
15 10 (16.67%) Security Cleared
15 10 (16.67%) DNS
16 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (15.00%) MCSE
16 9 (15.00%) Wyse
16 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
16 9 (15.00%) Apple iOS
16 9 (15.00%) Runbook

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 (10.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (31.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (45.00%) Office 365
2 12 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (8.33%) PaaS
5 4 (6.67%) GitHub
5 4 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.67%) IaaS
6 1 (1.67%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.67%) DNS
2 6 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
3 5 (8.33%) Skype
4 4 (6.67%) Network Security
5 3 (5.00%) DHCP
5 3 (5.00%) LAN
5 3 (5.00%) WAN
6 2 (3.33%) MPLS
6 2 (3.33%) NetScaler
6 2 (3.33%) VoIP
6 2 (3.33%) Wireless
7 1 (1.67%) Firewall
7 1 (1.67%) NAS
7 1 (1.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.67%) MySQL
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) GitLab
General
1 11 (18.33%) Finance
2 8 (13.33%) Back Office
3 4 (6.67%) Aerospace
3 4 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.33%) Publishing
5 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (31.67%) Analyst
2 13 (21.67%) Desktop Support
3 9 (15.00%) Architect
4 6 (10.00%) Citrix Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Information Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Information Security Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Security Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Security Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Active Directory Support
7 3 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) Web Services
2 4 (6.67%) OAuth
2 4 (6.67%) OAuth2
2 4 (6.67%) SAML
3 2 (3.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.33%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 5 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (8.33%) Thin Client
3 4 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.67%) PKI
4 3 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.67%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 37 (61.67%) Windows
2 23 (38.33%) Linux
3 20 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 19 (31.67%) Windows 7
5 14 (23.33%) Windows Server
6 9 (15.00%) Apple iOS
7 8 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (6.67%) Mac OS
11 3 (5.00%) CentOS
11 3 (5.00%) HPUX
11 3 (5.00%) Solaris
11 3 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.67%) Incident Management
2 17 (28.33%) Change Management
3 13 (21.67%) ITIL
4 9 (15.00%) Runbook
5 6 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
6 5 (8.33%) Identity Management
6 5 (8.33%) Investment Management
6 5 (8.33%) Migration
6 5 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (8.33%) TOGAF
7 4 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.67%) Cryptography
7 4 (6.67%) Ethical Hacking
7 4 (6.67%) Information Security
7 4 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (6.67%) Risk Management
7 4 (6.67%) Security Architecture
7 4 (6.67%) SIEM
7 4 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 10 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.00%) MCSE
2 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (8.33%) MCDST
3 5 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (6.67%) CEH
4 4 (6.67%) CISM
4 4 (6.67%) CISSP
4 4 (6.67%) Degree
5 3 (5.00%) A+ Certification
5 3 (5.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) GDPR
2 6 (10.00%) SLA
3 4 (6.67%) GCP
System Software
1 41 (68.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (43.33%) Active Directory
3 13 (21.67%) XenApp
4 12 (20.00%) XenDesktop
5 8 (13.33%) VMware Workstation
6 7 (11.67%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.67%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (43.33%) SCCM
2 8 (13.33%) Puppet
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (5.00%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.33%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 41 (68.33%) VMware
2 33 (55.00%) Citrix
3 18 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (15.00%) Wyse
5 8 (13.33%) Red Hat
6 7 (11.67%) NetApp
7 6 (10.00%) Polycom
8 5 (8.33%) Bloomberg
8 5 (8.33%) Reuters
9 4 (6.67%) Apple
10 3 (5.00%) Intel
10 3 (5.00%) McAfee
10 3 (5.00%) Veritas
11 2 (3.33%) Cisco
12 1 (1.67%) HP
12 1 (1.67%) Oracle