Period
to 21 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Remote Desktop skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Remote Desktop over the 6 months to 21 July 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.

Remote Desktop
England > South West
6 months to
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 193 191 178
Rank change year-on-year -2 -13 +6
Contract jobs citing Remote Desktop 35 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.56% 0.21% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.57% 1.40% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 17
South West median daily rate £140 £250 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.00% -41.18% -
10th Percentile £105 £250 £273
90th Percentile £500 £409 £680
England median daily rate £160 £250 £273
% change year-on-year -36.00% -8.26% +9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
South West median hourly rate - £18.00 -
England median hourly rate £14.57 £17.50 £18.23
% change year-on-year -16.77% -4.00% +51.92%

Remote Desktop is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 981 784 903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.67% 14.63% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 441 552
South West median daily rate £403 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.33% +1.35% +2.07%
10th Percentile £165 £208 £200
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
England median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 80 69
South West median hourly rate £43.50 £41.77 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.15% +4.41% +15.11%
10th Percentile £18.71 £16.18 £12.58
90th Percentile £53.20 £49.13 £54.50
England median hourly rate £21.15 £20.00 £18.69
% change year-on-year +5.75% +7.01% -25.24%

Remote Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Remote Desktop as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Remote Desktop in the South West

Remote Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Remote Desktop in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Remote Desktop in the South West

Remote Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Remote Desktop in the South West over the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Remote Desktop in the South West

Remote Desktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Remote Desktop in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Remote Desktop in the South West

Remote Desktop
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Remote Desktop within the South West region over the 6 months to 21 July 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
Wiltshire - 15 £140 -
Gloucestershire - 11 £115 - 1
Bristol -3 6 £219 -43.91% 5
Somerset - 3 £325 - 1
Remote Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Remote 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 West region with a requirement for Remote Desktop.

1 30 (85.71%) Windows
2 19 (54.29%) Office 365
2 19 (54.29%) Windows 10
3 17 (48.57%) Windows 7
4 16 (45.71%) Windows 8
4 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
5 14 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 13 (37.14%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (34.29%) PowerShell
8 11 (31.43%) Hyper-V
8 11 (31.43%) SCVMM
8 11 (31.43%) SCCM
8 11 (31.43%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (31.43%) Windows XP
8 11 (31.43%) ITIL
8 11 (31.43%) Windows Server
8 11 (31.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 10 (28.57%) Preventative Maintenance
9 10 (28.57%) MCP
9 10 (28.57%) MCSE
9 10 (28.57%) MCSA
9 10 (28.57%) DHCP
9 10 (28.57%) DNS
9 10 (28.57%) Citrix
9 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (28.57%) SLA
9 10 (28.57%) Service Management
9 10 (28.57%) ITSM
9 10 (28.57%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (28.57%) ITIL V3

Remote Desktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) IIS
2 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 19 (54.29%) Office 365
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.86%) Azure Functions
3 1 (2.86%) IaaS
3 1 (2.86%) PaaS
3 1 (2.86%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.86%) SaaS
3 1 (2.86%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) DHCP
1 10 (28.57%) DNS
2 1 (2.86%) Firewall
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
2 1 (2.86%) LAN
2 1 (2.86%) NAS
2 1 (2.86%) Skype
2 1 (2.86%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.86%) Power BI
2 1 (2.86%) SQL CLR
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) JIRA
1 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.86%) tSQLt
1 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
1 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.43%) Electronics
2 4 (11.43%) Manufacturing
2 4 (11.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 9 (25.71%) Wintel Engineer
3 7 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (17.14%) Floorwalker
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (11.43%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Desktop Support
6 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) 1st Line Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Azure Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Cloud Architect
8 1 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Exchange Migration Specialist
8 1 (2.86%) IT Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Migration Specialist
8 1 (2.86%) Office 365 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
1 1 (2.86%) .NET Core
1 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (37.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 30 (85.71%) Windows
2 19 (54.29%) Windows 10
3 17 (48.57%) Windows 7
4 16 (45.71%) Windows 8
5 11 (31.43%) Windows Server
5 11 (31.43%) Windows XP
6 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (22.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 11 (31.43%) ITIL
2 10 (28.57%) ITIL V3
2 10 (28.57%) ITSM
2 10 (28.57%) Preventative Maintenance
2 10 (28.57%) Service Management
3 5 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 4 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (11.43%) Digital Marketing
4 4 (11.43%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (2.86%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (2.86%) IT Strategy
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Optimisation
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Testing
5 1 (2.86%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (2.86%) Server Management
5 1 (2.86%) Storage Management
5 1 (2.86%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.86%) Usability Testing
5 1 (2.86%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) C#
3 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.86%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) MCP
1 10 (28.57%) MCSA
1 10 (28.57%) MCSE
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 8 (22.86%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) ISEB
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (28.57%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) GDPR
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (31.43%) Hyper-V
2 11 (31.43%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (28.57%) Virtual Desktop
3 10 (28.57%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.86%) Docker
4 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (31.43%) SCCM
1 11 (31.43%) SCVMM
2 10 (28.57%) SCOM
3 1 (2.86%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
2 10 (28.57%) Citrix
3 4 (11.43%) SAP
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco
4 1 (2.86%) iManage
4 1 (2.86%) Intapp
4 1 (2.86%) LexisNexis
4 1 (2.86%) RedGate
4 1 (2.86%) VMware