Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 - 203
Rank change year-on-year - +203 +8
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 28 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.46% - 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 3.31% - 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 7
South West median daily rate £475 - £300
10th Percentile £366 - £243
90th Percentile £600 - £443
England median daily rate £375 £364 £400
% change year-on-year +3.09% -9.06% -8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.00 £16.81 £13.50
% change year-on-year +60.67% +24.48% -21.74%

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 846 673 770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.92% 12.21% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 409 453
South West median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £200 £157 £135
90th Percentile £575 £530 £573
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 48 73
South West median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £15.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +17.23% -21.26%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.43 £10.30
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.75 £42.90
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.48% +8.06% -3.13%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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
Bristol - 7 £425 -
Dorset - 7 £550 - 2
Gloucestershire - 7 £538 - 2
Wiltshire - 6 £525 - 1
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 23 (82.14%) Microsoft
2 18 (64.29%) Windows
3 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
3 17 (60.71%) Windows 10
4 16 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 16 (57.14%) SCCM
5 13 (46.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (46.43%) VMware
6 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
7 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (32.14%) Windows 7
8 9 (32.14%) DV Cleared
8 9 (32.14%) Linux
9 8 (28.57%) ITIL
9 8 (28.57%) IT Strategy
10 7 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (25.00%) Citrix
10 7 (25.00%) Python
10 7 (25.00%) Data Protection
10 7 (25.00%) Hyper-V
10 7 (25.00%) Degree
10 7 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (25.00%) XenApp
10 7 (25.00%) XenDesktop
10 7 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (25.00%) Office 365
10 7 (25.00%) Ansible
10 7 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (25.00%) Application Virtualisation
11 6 (21.43%) Virtual Environments

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 (21.43%) Confluence
1 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
1 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
1 6 (21.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Office 365
2 6 (21.43%) Slack
3 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (3.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) NetScaler
1 6 (21.43%) Network Security
1 6 (21.43%) Skype
2 4 (14.29%) Firewall
2 4 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (14.29%) VSAN
3 3 (10.71%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (3.57%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
1 6 (21.43%) Jenkins
1 6 (21.43%) JIRA
2 1 (3.57%) Bitbucket
2 1 (3.57%) CF BOSH
2 1 (3.57%) GitLab
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Citrix Specialist
2 5 (17.86%) Citrix Consultant
2 5 (17.86%) Consultant
2 5 (17.86%) Splunk Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Security Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.57%) Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Digital Transformation
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.57%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (21.43%) Client/Server
2 6 (21.43%) Fat Client
2 6 (21.43%) Thin Client
3 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.57%) Clustering
5 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (64.29%) Windows
2 17 (60.71%) Windows 10
3 16 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (32.14%) Linux
5 9 (32.14%) Windows 7
6 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) IT Strategy
1 8 (28.57%) ITIL
2 7 (25.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 7 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 7 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (21.43%) Data Modelling
3 6 (21.43%) DevOps
3 6 (21.43%) ITIL V3
3 6 (21.43%) ITSM
3 6 (21.43%) Security Monitoring
3 6 (21.43%) Strategic Planning
3 6 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
3 6 (21.43%) Virtual Environments
4 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
5 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (10.71%) MODAF
6 3 (10.71%) Project Management
6 3 (10.71%) Service Management
6 3 (10.71%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Python
2 6 (21.43%) Perl
2 6 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 6 (21.43%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 9 (32.14%) DV Cleared
3 7 (25.00%) Degree
4 3 (10.71%) TOGAF Certification
System Software
1 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 13 (46.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 7 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (25.00%) XenApp
3 7 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.57%) DFS Replication
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (57.14%) SCCM
2 7 (25.00%) Ansible
3 6 (21.43%) vRealize
4 4 (14.29%) SCOM
5 3 (10.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (3.57%) Puppet
6 1 (3.57%) SCDPM
6 1 (3.57%) SCSM
6 1 (3.57%) SCVMM
6 1 (3.57%) Terraform
6 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (82.14%) Microsoft
2 13 (46.43%) VMware
3 7 (25.00%) Citrix
4 6 (21.43%) CA
4 6 (21.43%) Ivanti
4 6 (21.43%) Splunk
4 6 (21.43%) Wyse
5 4 (14.29%) McAfee
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco
7 1 (3.57%) SaltStack