Period
to 25 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 347 330 372
Rank change year-on-year -17 +42 +4
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 13 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.079% 0.14% 0.054%
As % of the System Software category 0.55% 1.03% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 7
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +15.11% -18.24%
10th Percentile £213 £328 £236
90th Percentile £541 £519 £395
England median daily rate £475 £350 £420
% change year-on-year +35.71% -16.67% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
South East median hourly rate £25.00 - -
England median hourly rate £25.00 £14.13 £12.25
% change year-on-year +76.99% +15.31% -38.75%

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 2,346 2,044 2,159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.20% 13.25% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,308 1,163 1,221
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £145 £185 £170
90th Percentile £575 £538 £513
England median daily rate £450 £420 £388
% change year-on-year +7.14% +8.39% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 199 222
South East median hourly rate £15.93 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.20% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.20 £10.25 £11.63
90th Percentile £42.81 £47.13 £50.90
England median hourly rate £16.14 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.89% +6.67% -3.23%

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 February 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 February 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 -24 11 £475 -17.39% 1
Hampshire +1 1 £450 +41.18% 1
Sussex - 1 - -
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Citrix
3 6 (46.15%) Wyse
3 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 6 (46.15%) Windows 10
4 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (38.46%) Office 365
4 5 (38.46%) VMware
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (30.77%) LAN
5 4 (30.77%) Linux
5 4 (30.77%) Matrix Management
5 4 (30.77%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
6 3 (23.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (23.08%) SCCM
6 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
6 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
6 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (23.08%) MOS
6 3 (23.08%) IP Telephony
6 3 (23.08%) HP
6 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
6 3 (23.08%) Polycom
6 3 (23.08%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (23.08%) MCSE
6 3 (23.08%) MCSA
6 3 (23.08%) WAN
6 3 (23.08%) ITIL
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification

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:

Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Office 365
2 1 (7.69%) IaaS
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) LAN
2 3 (23.08%) Internet
2 3 (23.08%) Intranet
2 3 (23.08%) IP Telephony
2 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 3 (23.08%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) MPLS
3 1 (7.69%) NAS
3 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) VPN
3 1 (7.69%) VSAN
3 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Delivery Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support
3 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Business Change Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Business Change Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Delivery Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
1 3 (23.08%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows 10
3 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
4 3 (23.08%) Mac OS X
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Matrix Management
1 4 (30.77%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (23.08%) Change Management
2 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Dependency Management
3 2 (15.38%) ITSM
3 2 (15.38%) Supplier Management
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Application Virtualisation
4 1 (7.69%) Contact Management
4 1 (7.69%) Document Management
4 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.69%) Runbook
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 3 (23.08%) MCSA
1 3 (23.08%) MCSE
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (23.08%) MOS
2 1 (7.69%) APMP
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (7.69%) VMware NSX
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (7.69%) vSphere
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
2 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Citrix
2 6 (46.15%) Wyse
3 5 (38.46%) VMware
4 3 (23.08%) Apple
4 3 (23.08%) Avaya
4 3 (23.08%) HP
4 3 (23.08%) IBM
4 3 (23.08%) Polycom
5 1 (7.69%) Ivanti
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat