Period
to 14 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 14 July 2020 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 West
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 139 172 199
Rank change year-on-year +33 +27 +5
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 12 54 6
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 0.41% 0.86% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 2.42% 4.71% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 32 4
Median daily rate £545 £475 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.74% +24.59% +24.90%
10th Percentile £335 £403 £340
90th Percentile £548 £525 £467
England median daily rate £438 £405 £340
% change year-on-year +8.02% +19.12% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -7.41% +75.47%

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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 496 1,147 807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.88% 18.31% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 715 442
Median daily rate £475 £450 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +15.02% +10.21%
10th Percentile £186 £183 £163
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 58 83
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +10.53% +16.92%
10th Percentile £11.56 £12.75 £11.17
90th Percentile £45.93 £50.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.98 £16.50
% change year-on-year +11.93% +2.88% +3.13%

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Desktop in the South West

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Virtual Desktop in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Virtual Desktop in the South West

Virtual Desktop
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Virtual Desktop in the South West over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Virtual Desktop in the South West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Virtual Desktop in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for Virtual Desktop in the South West

Virtual 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 Virtual Desktop within the South West region over the 6 months to 14 July 2020. 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 +42 4 - -
Gloucestershire +14 4 £545 +14.74%
Bristol +36 2 - -
Dorset +7 1 £288 -42.50%
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, 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 West region with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
3 9 (75.00%) SCCM
3 9 (75.00%) Windows 10
4 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (66.67%) DV Cleared
4 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
5 7 (58.33%) SCOM
5 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
5 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (50.00%) Data Protection
7 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
7 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
7 5 (41.67%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (41.67%) DNS
7 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
7 5 (41.67%) DHCP
7 5 (41.67%) ITIL
7 5 (41.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (41.67%) Application Virtualisation
8 4 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (33.33%) SCDPM
8 4 (33.33%) SCSM
8 4 (33.33%) User Experience
8 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (33.33%) Clustering

Virtual 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 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Azure
2 3 (25.00%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) DHCP
1 5 (41.67%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (8.33%) Firewall
4 1 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (8.33%) Skype
4 1 (8.33%) VPLS
General
1 1 (8.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Architect
1 3 (25.00%) Author
1 3 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
1 3 (25.00%) Technical Author
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Writer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Design Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Clustering
1 4 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
1 4 (33.33%) User Experience
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
3 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Windows 10
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
6 3 (25.00%) Linux
7 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 5 (41.67%) Application Virtualisation
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) MODAF
3 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (16.67%) ArchiMate
4 2 (16.67%) Architectural Design
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Security Monitoring
4 2 (16.67%) Service Design
5 1 (8.33%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (8.33%) Architecture Roadmap
5 1 (8.33%) Change Control
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) DV Cleared
1 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (41.67%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (33.33%) DFS Replication
3 4 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (8.33%) BitLocker
4 1 (8.33%) Terminal Server
4 1 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) SCCM
2 7 (58.33%) SCOM
3 4 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 4 (33.33%) SCDPM
3 4 (33.33%) SCSM
3 4 (33.33%) SCVMM
3 4 (33.33%) WSUS
4 3 (25.00%) vRealize
5 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (8.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) ArcSight
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) Dell
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) F5
3 1 (8.33%) Ivanti
3 1 (8.33%) Polycom
3 1 (8.33%) Symantec
3 1 (8.33%) Wyse