Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Desktop Virtualisation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Desktop Virtualisation over the 6 months to 20 January 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.

Desktop Virtualization
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 780 816 822
Rank change year-on-year +36 +6 +17
Contract jobs citing Desktop Virtualisation 94 62 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.062% 0.035%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.073% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 52 24
UK median daily rate £378 £425 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.18% +112.50% -45.95%
10th Percentile £163 £200 £150
90th Percentile £539 £525 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £425 £200
% change year-on-year -10.59% +112.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 2 1
UK median hourly rate £33.40 £60.00 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.33% +337.96% -
10th Percentile £13.50 £60.00 £11.85
90th Percentile £63.38 £60.00 £15.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.70 £60.00 £13.70
% change year-on-year -38.83% +337.96% -

Desktop Virtualisation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 85,262 85,360 82,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.98% 85.85% 85.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,290 57,072 54,475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.83% +1.35% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,147 2,018 2,393
UK median hourly rate £23.49 £23.04 £23.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% -1.02% +1.20%
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £50.04 £49.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.43 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.54% +6.67% -10.00%

Desktop Virtualisation
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Desktop Virtualisation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Virtualisation in the UK

Desktop Virtualisation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Virtualisation in the UK

Desktop Virtualisation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Virtualisation over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Virtualisation in the UK

Desktop Virtualisation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Virtualisation in the UK

Desktop Virtualisation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Virtualisation over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Virtualisation in the UK

Desktop Virtualisation
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Virtualisation within the UK over the 6 months to 20 January 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
England +40 82 £450 +5.88% 9
UK excluding London -16 52 £380 -10.59% 9
London +30 31 £483 +70.80% 1
South East +30 30 £434 -8.68% 2
Midlands -8 10 £175 -48.53% 1
East Midlands -7 7 £175 -48.53%
North of England -22 4 £500 - 3
East of England -18 3 £500 +8.11% 1
West Midlands - 3 - - 1
Scotland - 3 £293 - 1
North West - 2 £513 - 2
South West - 2 £363 - 1
Yorkshire -17 1 £450 - 1
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Virtualisation 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 with a requirement for Desktop Virtualisation.

1 82 (87.23%) Microsoft
2 69 (73.40%) VMware
2 69 (73.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (57.45%) Windows
4 50 (53.19%) SCCM
5 44 (46.81%) Microsoft Azure
6 41 (43.62%) Active Directory
7 30 (31.91%) PowerShell
8 29 (30.85%) ITIL
9 28 (29.79%) Citrix
9 28 (29.79%) Finance
10 24 (25.53%) Integration Testing
10 24 (25.53%) Test Management
10 24 (25.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 22 (23.40%) Degree
11 22 (23.40%) Android
11 22 (23.40%) Apple iOS
12 21 (22.34%) Non-Functional Testing
12 21 (22.34%) Windows 7
12 21 (22.34%) JIRA
12 21 (22.34%) Windows Server
13 19 (20.21%) Micro Focus
14 18 (19.15%) Service Management
14 18 (19.15%) Microsoft App-V
15 16 (17.02%) Cisco
15 16 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
15 16 (17.02%) Windows 8
16 15 (15.96%) Continuous Improvement
16 15 (15.96%) Cisco Certification
16 15 (15.96%) CCNA

Desktop Virtualisation
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 15 (15.96%) IIS
2 13 (13.83%) MS Exchange
3 12 (12.77%) Apache
3 12 (12.77%) Jetty
3 12 (12.77%) Mongrel
3 12 (12.77%) nginx
3 12 (12.77%) Tomcat
3 12 (12.77%) WebSphere
4 7 (7.45%) Skype for Business
5 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.06%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (13.83%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 44 (46.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (13.83%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (13.83%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (13.83%) Office 365
3 12 (12.77%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (11.70%) Sumo Logic
5 4 (4.26%) OneDrive
6 3 (3.19%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.06%) Google App Engine
7 1 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.06%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.77%) HTTP
2 9 (9.57%) Unified Communications
3 7 (7.45%) Skype
4 5 (5.32%) SAN
5 4 (4.26%) Firewall
6 3 (3.19%) DHCP
6 3 (3.19%) DNS
6 3 (3.19%) Internet
6 3 (3.19%) LAN
6 3 (3.19%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.19%) VPN
6 3 (3.19%) WAN
7 2 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.13%) PBX
7 2 (2.13%) VLAN
8 1 (1.06%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.06%) SNMP
8 1 (1.06%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (22.34%) JIRA
2 12 (12.77%) Ant
2 12 (12.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 12 (12.77%) CruiseControl
2 12 (12.77%) Gradle
2 12 (12.77%) Jenkins
2 12 (12.77%) Maven
2 12 (12.77%) MSBuild
2 12 (12.77%) TeamCity
2 12 (12.77%) Vagrant
3 11 (11.70%) Git (software)
3 11 (11.70%) Travis CI
General
1 28 (29.79%) Finance
2 8 (8.51%) Automotive
3 4 (4.26%) Banking
4 3 (3.19%) Legal
5 2 (2.13%) Back Office
5 2 (2.13%) Retail
6 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (20.21%) Test Manager
2 12 (12.77%) Desktop Engineer
2 12 (12.77%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (11.70%) Desktop Support
4 10 (10.64%) Azure DevOps
4 10 (10.64%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 10 (10.64%) Azure Engineer
4 10 (10.64%) Consultant
5 9 (9.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 9 (9.57%) Support Engineer
6 7 (7.45%) Desktop Specialist
6 7 (7.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Network Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Architect
9 4 (4.26%) OAT Manager
9 4 (4.26%) UAT Manager
10 3 (3.19%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.77%) JRuby
1 12 (12.77%) Servlets
2 3 (3.19%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.57%) Blackberry
3 6 (6.38%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.19%) PKI
4 3 (3.19%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.19%) User Experience
5 2 (2.13%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.13%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.06%) Replication
6 1 (1.06%) Social Media
6 1 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 54 (57.45%) Windows
2 22 (23.40%) Android
2 22 (23.40%) Apple iOS
3 21 (22.34%) Windows 7
3 21 (22.34%) Windows Server
4 16 (17.02%) Windows 8
5 15 (15.96%) Linux
5 15 (15.96%) Windows 10
6 12 (12.77%) CentOS
6 12 (12.77%) Debian
6 12 (12.77%) Fedora
6 12 (12.77%) Ubuntu
7 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (3.19%) VMS
10 1 (1.06%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (30.85%) ITIL
2 24 (25.53%) Integration Testing
2 24 (25.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 24 (25.53%) Test Management
3 21 (22.34%) Non-Functional Testing
4 18 (19.15%) Service Management
5 15 (15.96%) Continuous Improvement
5 15 (15.96%) Decision-Making
6 14 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (14.89%) Test Automation
7 13 (13.83%) Manual Testing
8 12 (12.77%) Cloud Operations
8 12 (12.77%) Computer Science
8 12 (12.77%) Continuous Delivery
8 12 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (12.77%) DevOps
8 12 (12.77%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (9.57%) PRINCE2
10 8 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (8.51%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 30 (31.91%) PowerShell
2 12 (12.77%) Bash Shell
2 12 (12.77%) C#
2 12 (12.77%) Go
2 12 (12.77%) Java
2 12 (12.77%) JavaScript
2 12 (12.77%) Perl
2 12 (12.77%) Python
2 12 (12.77%) Ruby
3 9 (9.57%) VBScript
4 4 (4.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (23.40%) Degree
2 16 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (15.96%) CCNA
3 15 (15.96%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (15.96%) MCSE
4 11 (11.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (11.70%) Security Cleared
5 9 (9.57%) MCP
6 8 (8.51%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (8.51%) SC Cleared
7 7 (7.45%) MCITP
7 7 (7.45%) MCSA
8 6 (6.38%) CCA
8 6 (6.38%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (5.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (5.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (3.19%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.13%) CISA
11 2 (2.13%) CISM
11 2 (2.13%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) COBIT
1 2 (2.13%) COSO
1 2 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.13%) NIST 800
2 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 69 (73.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (43.62%) Active Directory
3 18 (19.15%) Microsoft App-V
4 14 (14.89%) Hyper-V
4 14 (14.89%) VirtualBox
4 14 (14.89%) XenDesktop
5 12 (12.77%) XenApp
6 8 (8.51%) BitLocker
7 5 (5.32%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (2.13%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (2.13%) ISA Server
10 2 (2.13%) UAG
10 2 (2.13%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (1.06%) VMware NSX
11 1 (1.06%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 50 (53.19%) SCCM
2 12 (12.77%) Ansible
2 12 (12.77%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (12.77%) Packer
2 12 (12.77%) Puppet
2 12 (12.77%) Salt
2 12 (12.77%) Terraform
3 11 (11.70%) Graylog
3 11 (11.70%) Kibana
3 11 (11.70%) logstash
3 11 (11.70%) Nagios
4 9 (9.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (3.19%) AirWatch
6 3 (3.19%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (3.19%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (3.19%) SCOM
6 3 (3.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (3.19%) WMI
7 2 (2.13%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 82 (87.23%) Microsoft
2 69 (73.40%) VMware
3 28 (29.79%) Citrix
4 19 (20.21%) Micro Focus
5 16 (17.02%) Cisco
6 14 (14.89%) Wyse
7 13 (13.83%) Red Hat
8 12 (12.77%) Ivanti
9 11 (11.70%) AppDynamics
9 11 (11.70%) New Relic
9 11 (11.70%) Splunk
10 9 (9.57%) Altiris
11 7 (7.45%) HP
12 5 (5.32%) Dell
13 4 (4.26%) EMC
14 3 (3.19%) CA
14 3 (3.19%) Clearswift
14 3 (3.19%) Juniper
14 3 (3.19%) Symantec
15 2 (2.13%) Oracle