Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 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.

Virtual Desktop
England > South West
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 168 190 197
Rank change year-on-year +22 +7 +1
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 52 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.86% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 4.69% 0.76% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 4 4
South West median daily rate £475 £381 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.59% +26.98% +4.89%
10th Percentile £403 £340 £271
90th Percentile £525 £467 £314
England median daily rate £405 £345 £365
% change year-on-year +17.39% -5.48% -5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South West median hourly rate - - £15.78
England median hourly rate £26.00 £27.00 £15.39
% change year-on-year -3.70% +75.47% +33.80%

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 1,108 794 619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.24% 15.51% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 434 375
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -4.11%
10th Percentile £188 £160 £162
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 77 41
South West median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +14.29% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +1.59%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 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
Gloucestershire +10 26 £488 +25.81%
Wiltshire - 10 £475 -
Dorset +8 7 £500 +17.65%
Bristol -10 6 £425 +23.19%
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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 51 (98.08%) Windows
2 45 (86.54%) Active Directory
3 43 (82.69%) Microsoft
4 38 (73.08%) SCCM
4 38 (73.08%) DV Cleared
4 38 (73.08%) Security Cleared
5 37 (71.15%) Windows Server
6 35 (67.31%) ITIL
7 33 (63.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (59.62%) Windows 10
9 30 (57.69%) SCOM
9 30 (57.69%) Hyper-V
10 27 (51.92%) ITSM
11 26 (50.00%) Service Management
11 26 (50.00%) PowerShell
11 26 (50.00%) SCVMM
11 26 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 20 (38.46%) Virtual Machines
12 20 (38.46%) ITIL V3
13 19 (36.54%) DHCP
13 19 (36.54%) Preventative Maintenance
14 16 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (30.77%) Hybrid Cloud
14 16 (30.77%) Data Centre
15 15 (28.85%) Microsoft Azure
15 15 (28.85%) Amazon AWS
15 15 (28.85%) Citrix
16 14 (26.92%) Microsoft App-V
16 14 (26.92%) XenDesktop
16 14 (26.92%) VMware ESXi

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 6 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.77%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 15 (28.85%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (28.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (19.23%) Office 365
3 6 (11.54%) GitHub
4 3 (5.77%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (36.54%) DHCP
2 11 (21.15%) DNS
3 10 (19.23%) Network Security
3 10 (19.23%) Remote Desktop
4 8 (15.38%) Firewall
5 6 (11.54%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (7.69%) NetScaler
6 4 (7.69%) Skype
7 3 (5.77%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (1.92%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Bitbucket
1 6 (11.54%) CF BOSH
1 6 (11.54%) GitLab
General
1 1 (1.92%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (21.15%) Cloud Engineer
2 11 (21.15%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (19.23%) Wintel Engineer
4 9 (17.31%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 7 (13.46%) Designer
6 6 (11.54%) Analyst
7 5 (9.62%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (9.62%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (9.62%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) Senior Cloud Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Architect
9 3 (5.77%) Citrix Specialist
9 3 (5.77%) Security Engineer
10 2 (3.85%) AWS Engineer
10 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
10 2 (3.85%) Senior Security Engineer
10 2 (3.85%) Server Engineer
10 2 (3.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) Node.js
1 6 (11.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (30.77%) Data Centre
1 16 (30.77%) Hybrid Cloud
2 11 (21.15%) Fat Client
2 11 (21.15%) Thin Client
3 10 (19.23%) Clustering
4 9 (17.31%) User Experience
5 7 (13.46%) Private Cloud
6 6 (11.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (11.54%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 51 (98.08%) Windows
2 37 (71.15%) Windows Server
3 33 (63.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (59.62%) Windows 10
5 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 4 (7.69%) Linux
6 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (67.31%) ITIL
2 27 (51.92%) ITSM
3 26 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 26 (50.00%) Service Management
4 20 (38.46%) ITIL V3
5 19 (36.54%) Preventative Maintenance
6 14 (26.92%) Application Virtualisation
6 14 (26.92%) Data Protection
7 10 (19.23%) Service Delivery
8 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (13.46%) PRINCE
9 7 (13.46%) Service Design
10 6 (11.54%) Boundary Protection
10 6 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (11.54%) Configuration Management
10 6 (11.54%) Migration
10 6 (11.54%) Network Virtualisation
10 6 (11.54%) Proactive Management
10 6 (11.54%) Problem Management
11 4 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (11.54%) Bash Shell
2 6 (11.54%) Python
2 6 (11.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (73.08%) DV Cleared
1 38 (73.08%) Security Cleared
2 10 (19.23%) MCP
2 10 (19.23%) MCSA
2 10 (19.23%) MCSE
2 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.69%) Degree
5 3 (5.77%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.15%) SLA
2 4 (7.69%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 45 (86.54%) Active Directory
2 30 (57.69%) Hyper-V
3 20 (38.46%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (26.92%) Microsoft App-V
4 14 (26.92%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (26.92%) XenDesktop
5 10 (19.23%) DFS Replication
6 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (7.69%) BitLocker
7 4 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 38 (73.08%) SCCM
2 30 (57.69%) SCOM
3 26 (50.00%) SCVMM
4 10 (19.23%) Failover Clustering
4 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Clustering
4 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 10 (19.23%) SCDPM
4 10 (19.23%) SCSM
4 10 (19.23%) WSUS
5 6 (11.54%) Ansible
5 6 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (11.54%) Puppet
5 6 (11.54%) Terraform
6 4 (7.69%) vRealize
Vendors
1 43 (82.69%) Microsoft
2 15 (28.85%) Citrix
3 8 (15.38%) VMware
4 6 (11.54%) McAfee
4 6 (11.54%) SaltStack
5 4 (7.69%) CA
5 4 (7.69%) Ivanti
5 4 (7.69%) Wyse
6 3 (5.77%) Cisco
7 1 (1.92%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.92%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.92%) Dell
7 1 (1.92%) Splunk