Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 361 349 391
Rank change year-on-year -12 +42 -12
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 14 30 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.083% 0.18% 0.031%
As % of the System Software category 0.57% 1.40% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 24 4
South East median daily rate £365 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +45.45% -16.67%
10th Percentile £150 £334 £228
90th Percentile £465 £484 £337
England median daily rate £375 £389 £450
% change year-on-year -3.54% -13.61% +32.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
South East median hourly rate £25.00 - -
England median hourly rate £16.81 £14.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year +13.93% -14.49% -13.75%

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 2474 2149 2221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.70% 12.91% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1470 1265 1216
South East median daily rate £394 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.07% +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £144 £184 £161
90th Percentile £538 £538 £490
England median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 191 254
South East median hourly rate £16.71 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.37% -14.29% +12.90%
10th Percentile £10.26 £10.29 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.96 £39.70
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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
West Sussex -2 4 £150 -66.67%
Surrey - 4 - -
Hampshire +9 3 £450 +28.57%
Thames Valley -23 3 £463 +15.63% 1
Buckinghamshire -25 2 £475 +21.79%
Oxfordshire -2 1 £450 +12.50%
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Desktop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Citrix
2 8 (57.14%) VMware
2 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (35.71%) Project Management
4 5 (35.71%) Change Management
5 4 (28.57%) IBM
5 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
5 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
6 3 (21.43%) Office 365
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
6 3 (21.43%) SLA
6 3 (21.43%) SQL
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (14.29%) SAN
7 2 (14.29%) NetApp
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (14.29%) Identity Management
7 2 (14.29%) Contact Management
7 2 (14.29%) Service Management
7 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery

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 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Primavera
1 1 (7.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
2 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) NAS
1 2 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (7.14%) MySQL
General
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Business Change Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Implementation Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Virtualisation Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Change Management
1 5 (35.71%) Project Management
2 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 2 (14.29%) Contact Management
4 2 (14.29%) Creative Thinking
4 2 (14.29%) Identity Management
4 2 (14.29%) IT Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 2 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 2 (14.29%) Service Management
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (7.14%) Business Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) GSAE
1 2 (14.29%) MCSE
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) vCenter Server
2 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Citrix
1 8 (57.14%) VMware
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) NetApp
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle