Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 24 September 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
South East > Surrey
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 130 134
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 +5
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 33 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.01% 0.50% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 7.14% 3.55% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 0
Surrey median daily rate £335 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.00% - -
South East median daily rate £413 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -8.33% +12.50% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 0
Surrey median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - -
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £13.25
% change year-on-year +8.00% +88.68% -

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 Surrey with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 462 366 348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 14.12% 14.08% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 232 242
Surrey median daily rate £450 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +4.38% +9.59%
10th Percentile £145 £132 £150
90th Percentile £588 £556 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 22 14
Surrey median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £16.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +28.11% -6.33%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.65 £12.50
90th Percentile £31.23 £28.38 £49.50
South East median hourly rate £16.10 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.00% +16.67% -14.29%

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing Virtual Desktop as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Desktop in Surrey

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Desktop in Surrey

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Desktop in Surrey over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Desktop in Surrey

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Desktop in Surrey.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Desktop in Surrey

Virtual Desktop
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 6 months to 24 September 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
Cobham - 4 £335 -
Epsom - 3 - -
Virtual Desktop
South East

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 30 (90.91%) Citrix
2 28 (84.85%) VMware
2 28 (84.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (63.64%) Incident Management
4 20 (60.61%) Change Management
5 17 (51.52%) Linux
6 16 (48.48%) Windows
7 14 (42.42%) SCCM
8 13 (39.39%) Windows 7
9 12 (36.36%) Office 365
10 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
10 9 (27.27%) Windows 10
10 9 (27.27%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (24.24%) ITIL
11 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Office
11 8 (24.24%) MCSE
11 8 (24.24%) Finance
12 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
12 6 (18.18%) XenApp
12 6 (18.18%) XenDesktop
12 6 (18.18%) Wyse
13 5 (15.15%) Investment Management
13 5 (15.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (15.15%) MCDST
13 5 (15.15%) Apple iOS
13 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (15.15%) Reuters
13 5 (15.15%) Bloomberg
13 5 (15.15%) Back Office

Virtual Desktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (36.36%) Office 365
2 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) DNS
2 3 (9.09%) LAN
2 3 (9.09%) WAN
3 2 (6.06%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.03%) Skype
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Analyst
2 4 (12.12%) Desktop Support
2 4 (12.12%) Service Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Citrix Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.03%) Active Directory Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Active Directory Support
5 1 (3.03%) Deskside Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Support Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) Web Services
2 2 (6.06%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (51.52%) Linux
2 16 (48.48%) Windows
3 13 (39.39%) Windows 7
4 9 (27.27%) Windows 10
5 5 (15.15%) Apple iOS
6 4 (12.12%) Windows Server
6 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) Incident Management
2 20 (60.61%) Change Management
3 8 (24.24%) ITIL
4 5 (15.15%) Investment Management
4 5 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.03%) Application Virtualisation
6 1 (3.03%) Migration
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) MCSE
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (15.15%) MCDST
2 5 (15.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (9.09%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (84.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 6 (18.18%) XenApp
3 6 (18.18%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (42.42%) SCCM
2 3 (9.09%) NetBackup
3 2 (6.06%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 30 (90.91%) Citrix
2 28 (84.85%) VMware
3 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 6 (18.18%) Wyse
4 5 (15.15%) Bloomberg
4 5 (15.15%) Reuters
5 4 (12.12%) Polycom
6 3 (9.09%) Intel
6 3 (9.09%) McAfee
6 3 (9.09%) Veritas
7 2 (6.06%) NetApp