Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 128 137
Rank change year-on-year -2 +9 -3
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 34 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.03% 0.47% 0.27%
As % of the System Software category 7.69% 3.45% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 2
Surrey median daily rate £349 £500 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.25% +66.67% +11.15%
South East median daily rate £335 £475 £390
% change year-on-year -29.47% +21.79% +23.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 0
Surrey median hourly rate £27.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £27.00 - £13.25

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 442 348 463
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 13.35% 13.66% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 211 283
Surrey median daily rate £463 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.47% +5.63% +14.29%
10th Percentile £134 £130 £157
90th Percentile £575 £553 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 31
Surrey median hourly rate £26.00 £18.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.54% -13.95% +19.44%
10th Percentile £11.17 £14.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £28.00 £47.50 £51.00
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.13
% change year-on-year +3.03% +9.09% -9.23%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 - -
Redhill - 1 £538 -
Virtual Desktop
South East

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 27 (79.41%) Citrix
2 24 (70.59%) VMware
2 24 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (58.82%) Windows
4 16 (47.06%) Incident Management
5 15 (44.12%) SCCM
5 15 (44.12%) Office 365
5 15 (44.12%) Change Management
6 14 (41.18%) Windows 7
7 13 (38.24%) Windows 10
8 12 (35.29%) Finance
8 12 (35.29%) Linux
9 11 (32.35%) Microsoft Office
10 10 (29.41%) Wyse
10 10 (29.41%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (26.47%) ITIL
11 9 (26.47%) Active Directory
11 9 (26.47%) MCSE
11 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
12 7 (20.59%) XenApp
12 7 (20.59%) XenDesktop
13 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (17.65%) SLA
14 5 (14.71%) DNS
14 5 (14.71%) LAN
14 5 (14.71%) Reuters
14 5 (14.71%) Bloomberg
14 5 (14.71%) 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 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (32.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (44.12%) Office 365
2 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.94%) IaaS
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) DNS
1 5 (14.71%) LAN
2 4 (11.76%) WAN
3 3 (8.82%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.94%) DHCP
4 1 (2.94%) Internet
4 1 (2.94%) Intranet
4 1 (2.94%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.94%) MPLS
4 1 (2.94%) NAS
4 1 (2.94%) SAN
4 1 (2.94%) Skype
4 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.94%) VPN
4 1 (2.94%) VSAN
4 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 12 (35.29%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Analyst
2 4 (11.76%) Delivery Manager
2 4 (11.76%) Desktop Support
2 4 (11.76%) Service Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Citrix Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (2.94%) Active Directory Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Active Directory Support
5 1 (2.94%) Delivery Project Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Deskside Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Senior Support Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Technical Leader
5 1 (2.94%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.94%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.94%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.94%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (58.82%) Windows
2 14 (41.18%) Windows 7
3 13 (38.24%) Windows 10
4 12 (35.29%) Linux
5 5 (14.71%) Apple iOS
5 5 (14.71%) Windows Server
6 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Incident Management
2 15 (44.12%) Change Management
3 9 (26.47%) ITIL
4 6 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (14.71%) Investment Management
6 4 (11.76%) Matrix Management
6 4 (11.76%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (8.82%) Load Balancing
8 2 (5.88%) Application Virtualisation
8 2 (5.88%) Dependency Management
8 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (5.88%) ITSM
8 2 (5.88%) Migration
8 2 (5.88%) Project Management
8 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.88%) Supplier Management
9 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.94%) Scrum
9 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.94%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) MCSE
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (14.71%) MCDST
2 5 (14.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (8.82%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.94%) APMP
4 1 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.94%) MCSA
4 1 (2.94%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (26.47%) Active Directory
3 7 (20.59%) XenApp
3 7 (20.59%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.94%) VMware NSX
4 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (44.12%) SCCM
2 3 (8.82%) NetBackup
3 2 (5.88%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 27 (79.41%) Citrix
2 24 (70.59%) VMware
3 10 (29.41%) Wyse
4 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
5 5 (14.71%) Bloomberg
5 5 (14.71%) Polycom
5 5 (14.71%) Reuters
6 3 (8.82%) Intel
6 3 (8.82%) McAfee
6 3 (8.82%) Veritas
7 2 (5.88%) NetApp
8 1 (2.94%) Apple
8 1 (2.94%) Avaya
8 1 (2.94%) HP
8 1 (2.94%) Ivanti