Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 204 193 194
Rank change year-on-year -11 +1 +4
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 22 35 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.34% 0.55% 0.018%
As % of the System Software category 1.91% 3.68% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 1
South West median daily rate £438 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -5.00% +73.91%
10th Percentile £225 £358 £475
90th Percentile £550 £625 £525
England median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £18.00 £15.32 £16.81
% change year-on-year +17.53% -8.87% +13.93%

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 1,154 951 689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.99% 14.89% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 547 413
South West median daily rate £450 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +17.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £145 £200 £158
90th Percentile £606 £575 £555
England median daily rate £450 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 74 60
South West median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.86% +100.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.71 £49.28 £44.05
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -6 10 £500 -6.98% 1
Wiltshire -11 6 £481 -8.33%
Bristol +10 4 £250 -41.18% 1
Somerset - 1 - -
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 20 (90.91%) Windows
2 16 (72.73%) ITIL
2 16 (72.73%) DV Cleared
2 16 (72.73%) Security Cleared
3 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
4 14 (63.64%) SCCM
4 14 (63.64%) Windows 10
4 14 (63.64%) Windows Server
5 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
7 10 (45.45%) SCOM
7 10 (45.45%) Hyper-V
8 8 (36.36%) Data Protection
8 8 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (36.36%) SCVMM
8 8 (36.36%) Data Centre
8 8 (36.36%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (36.36%) Application Virtualisation
8 8 (36.36%) DHCP
8 8 (36.36%) ITSM
8 8 (36.36%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (31.82%) Service Management
9 7 (31.82%) Clustering
9 7 (31.82%) Failover Clustering
9 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 7 (31.82%) User Experience
9 7 (31.82%) SCDPM
9 7 (31.82%) SCSM
9 7 (31.82%) WSUS

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 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) AWS
1 2 (9.09%) Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) DHCP
2 2 (9.09%) DNS
2 2 (9.09%) Network Security
2 2 (9.09%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (4.55%) LAN
3 1 (4.55%) NetScaler
3 1 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (4.55%) Skype
3 1 (4.55%) WAN
General
1 2 (9.09%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Designer
2 4 (18.18%) Desktop Support
3 3 (13.64%) Author
3 3 (13.64%) Citrix Support
3 3 (13.64%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Author
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Server Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) VMware Architect
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 7 (31.82%) Clustering
2 7 (31.82%) User Experience
3 5 (22.73%) Fat Client
3 5 (22.73%) Thin Client
4 4 (18.18%) Private Cloud
5 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (90.91%) Windows
2 14 (63.64%) Windows 10
2 14 (63.64%) Windows Server
3 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.09%) Linux
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) ITIL
2 8 (36.36%) Application Virtualisation
2 8 (36.36%) Data Protection
2 8 (36.36%) ITSM
3 7 (31.82%) Service Management
4 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (18.18%) ITIL V3
5 4 (18.18%) PRINCE
5 4 (18.18%) Service Design
6 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (13.64%) Preventative Maintenance
6 3 (13.64%) Project Management
6 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
7 2 (9.09%) ArchiMate
7 2 (9.09%) MODAF
7 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.09%) TOGAF
7 2 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
8 1 (4.55%) ISMS
8 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (72.73%) DV Cleared
1 16 (72.73%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MCP
3 1 (4.55%) MCSA
3 1 (4.55%) MCSE
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
2 10 (45.45%) Hyper-V
3 8 (36.36%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (36.36%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (31.82%) DFS Replication
5 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (9.09%) XenDesktop
7 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (63.64%) SCCM
2 10 (45.45%) SCOM
3 8 (36.36%) SCVMM
4 7 (31.82%) Failover Clustering
4 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 7 (31.82%) SCDPM
4 7 (31.82%) SCSM
4 7 (31.82%) WSUS
5 2 (9.09%) vRealize
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) Citrix
2 6 (27.27%) VMware
3 3 (13.64%) ArcSight
3 3 (13.64%) Dell
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) CA
5 1 (4.55%) Ivanti
5 1 (4.55%) Sony
5 1 (4.55%) Wyse