Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 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 West
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 197 195
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 +25
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 35 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.54% 0.018% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 3.64% 0.14% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 1 6
South West median daily rate £475 £500 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +73.91% -47.73%
10th Percentile £358 £475 £238
90th Percentile £625 £525 £340
England median daily rate £393 £425 £388
% change year-on-year -7.65% +9.68% -13.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £15.32 £16.81 £14.75
% change year-on-year -8.87% +13.93% -4.84%

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 962 698 701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.87% 12.43% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 416 428
South West median daily rate £411 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.50% +6.06% +1.54%
10th Percentile £200 £158 £122
90th Percentile £575 £553 £519
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 60 70
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% +25.00% -28.21%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.20 £44.05 £47.50
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Virtual Desktop as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Desktop in the South West

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Desktop in the South West over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Desktop in the South West

Virtual 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 Virtual Desktop in the South West.

Contractor 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 13 December 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
Gloucestershire +2 13 £538 +7.50% 1
Bristol - 8 £425 - 3
Wiltshire - 7 £525 - 2
Dorset - 6 £550 -
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 West region with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 28 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (71.43%) Windows
3 24 (68.57%) Windows 10
4 23 (65.71%) SCCM
5 22 (62.86%) Active Directory
6 21 (60.00%) Windows Server
7 18 (51.43%) Security Cleared
8 15 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (42.86%) VMware
9 13 (37.14%) ITIL
9 13 (37.14%) Windows 7
9 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (34.29%) DV Cleared
11 11 (31.43%) Office 365
12 10 (28.57%) ITIL V3
12 10 (28.57%) Hyper-V
12 10 (28.57%) XenApp
12 10 (28.57%) PowerShell
12 10 (28.57%) Citrix
12 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
12 10 (28.57%) ITSM
12 10 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (28.57%) Virtual Environments
13 9 (25.71%) XenDesktop
13 9 (25.71%) Network Security
14 8 (22.86%) VMware ESXi
14 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (22.86%) Ivanti
14 8 (22.86%) Fat Client
14 8 (22.86%) NetScaler

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 7 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 5 (14.29%) Confluence
2 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (31.43%) Office 365
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (14.29%) Slack
4 4 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.86%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) Network Security
2 8 (22.86%) Firewall
2 8 (22.86%) NetScaler
2 8 (22.86%) Skype
3 7 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (11.43%) VSAN
5 3 (8.57%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (5.71%) WAAS
7 1 (2.86%) DHCP
7 1 (2.86%) DNS
7 1 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 5 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 5 (14.29%) JIRA
2 2 (5.71%) AdminStudio
3 1 (2.86%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.86%) CF BOSH
3 1 (2.86%) GitLab
General
1 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (17.14%) Citrix Specialist
1 6 (17.14%) Security Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Citrix Consultant
2 5 (14.29%) Consultant
2 5 (14.29%) Splunk Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Applications Packager
5 2 (5.71%) Desktop Specialist
6 1 (2.86%) Citrix Technician
6 1 (2.86%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Digital Transformation
6 1 (2.86%) Digital Transformation Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Desktop Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.86%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (22.86%) Fat Client
1 8 (22.86%) Thin Client
2 7 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (14.29%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.71%) Device Driver
4 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (71.43%) Windows
2 24 (68.57%) Windows 10
3 21 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 13 (37.14%) Windows 7
4 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (22.86%) Linux
5 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) ITIL
2 10 (28.57%) ITIL V3
2 10 (28.57%) ITSM
2 10 (28.57%) Virtual Environments
3 8 (22.86%) Application Virtualisation
3 8 (22.86%) Service Delivery
4 7 (20.00%) IT Strategy
5 6 (17.14%) Data Protection
5 6 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (17.14%) Security Monitoring
5 6 (17.14%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 5 (14.29%) DevOps
6 5 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
7 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (11.43%) Service Management
8 3 (8.57%) ArchiMate
8 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (8.57%) MODAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 6 (17.14%) Python
3 5 (14.29%) Perl
3 5 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (51.43%) Security Cleared
2 12 (34.29%) DV Cleared
3 7 (20.00%) Degree
4 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.57%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (2.86%) MCP
5 1 (2.86%) MCSA
5 1 (2.86%) MCSE
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (62.86%) Active Directory
2 15 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 10 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (28.57%) XenApp
4 9 (25.71%) XenDesktop
5 8 (22.86%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (65.71%) SCCM
2 6 (17.14%) Ansible
2 6 (17.14%) SCOM
2 6 (17.14%) vRealize
3 3 (8.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.86%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.86%) Puppet
5 1 (2.86%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (42.86%) VMware
3 10 (28.57%) Citrix
4 8 (22.86%) CA
4 8 (22.86%) Ivanti
4 8 (22.86%) Wyse
5 7 (20.00%) McAfee
6 5 (14.29%) Splunk
7 3 (8.57%) Cisco
8 2 (5.71%) IBM
8 2 (5.71%) Oracle
9 1 (2.86%) SaltStack