Period
to 17 July 2018

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 17 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.

Desktop Virtualization
UK
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 847 775 870
Rank change year-on-year -72 +95 -74
Contract jobs citing Desktop Virtualisation 34 71 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.075% 0.028%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.038% 0.088% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 55 22
UK median daily rate £326 £401 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.54% -13.41% +36.03%
10th Percentile £148 £200 £176
90th Percentile £549 £590 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £401 £388
% change year-on-year -15.73% +3.35% +29.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
UK median hourly rate £37.40 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +157.93% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £16.28 -
% change year-on-year +268.55% - -

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 88,891 80,637 92,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.77% 84.89% 84.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,622 52,775 61,088
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,428 2,131 2,298
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% +1.01% +15.12%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% - +16.01%

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 17 July 2018.

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 17 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Virtualisation in the UK

Desktop Virtualisation
Top 10 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 17 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
England -67 32 £338 -15.73% 10
UK excluding London -64 20 £338 -15.73% 7
London -49 12 £426 -10.26% 3
Midlands -12 11 £200 -
East Midlands -3 9 £175 -10.26%
North of England -17 5 £475 -20.83% 1
South East -51 4 £456 +13.92% 2
Yorkshire -10 3 £450 -
West Midlands -19 2 £366 +83.13%
North West -20 2 £500 -16.67%

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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 23 (67.65%) Microsoft
2 22 (64.71%) SCCM
3 17 (50.00%) Windows
4 16 (47.06%) VMware
4 16 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (41.18%) Ivanti
5 14 (41.18%) Citrix
6 10 (29.41%) Active Directory
6 10 (29.41%) PowerShell
6 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (26.47%) ITIL
7 9 (26.47%) Windows 10
8 8 (23.53%) Project Management
8 8 (23.53%) Office 365
9 7 (20.59%) Wyse
10 6 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (17.65%) VBScript
11 5 (14.71%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (14.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 5 (14.71%) Windows Server
11 5 (14.71%) Data Loss Prevention
11 5 (14.71%) Runbook
11 5 (14.71%) Cisco
11 5 (14.71%) Micro Focus
11 5 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (14.71%) User Experience
11 5 (14.71%) Android
11 5 (14.71%) Apple iOS
11 5 (14.71%) Unified Communications
11 5 (14.71%) Integration Testing

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:

Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (23.53%) Office 365
3 5 (14.71%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) Unified Communications
2 3 (8.82%) Internet
3 2 (5.88%) SCCP
4 1 (2.94%) DHCP
4 1 (2.94%) DNS
4 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) JIRA
2 1 (2.94%) MSI
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Automotive
2 2 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Games
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Desktop Support
2 6 (17.65%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Desktop Specialist
3 5 (14.71%) Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Consultant
4 4 (11.76%) Mobile Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) IT Manager
5 2 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Junior
5 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Office 365 Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) SCCM Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Service Desk Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) .NET
1 1 (2.94%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) User Experience
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Virtual Team
2 3 (8.82%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 2 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.94%) Clustering
4 1 (2.94%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.94%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (26.47%) Windows 10
3 5 (14.71%) Android
3 5 (14.71%) Apple iOS
3 5 (14.71%) Windows Server
4 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.82%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.94%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) ITIL
2 8 (23.53%) Project Management
3 5 (14.71%) Data Loss Prevention
3 5 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (14.71%) Integration Testing
3 5 (14.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 5 (14.71%) Runbook
3 5 (14.71%) Test Management
4 4 (11.76%) Asset Management
4 4 (11.76%) Data Protection
4 4 (11.76%) Migration
4 4 (11.76%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.82%) Patch Management
5 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
5 3 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (8.82%) Service Management
5 3 (8.82%) Task Automation
6 2 (5.88%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) PowerShell
2 6 (17.65%) VBScript
3 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.88%) CCNA
2 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) MCP
2 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) CCA
3 1 (2.94%) CISA
3 1 (2.94%) CISM
3 1 (2.94%) CISSP
3 1 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.94%) MCSE
3 1 (2.94%) MCTS
3 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) COBIT
1 1 (2.94%) COSO
1 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (29.41%) Active Directory
3 6 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.82%) Terminal Services
4 3 (8.82%) vSphere
4 3 (8.82%) XenApp
4 3 (8.82%) XenDesktop
4 3 (8.82%) XenServer
5 2 (5.88%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (64.71%) SCCM
2 5 (14.71%) WMI
3 3 (8.82%) AirWatch
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (67.65%) Microsoft
2 16 (47.06%) VMware
3 14 (41.18%) Citrix
3 14 (41.18%) Ivanti
4 7 (20.59%) Wyse
5 5 (14.71%) Cisco
5 5 (14.71%) Micro Focus
6 3 (8.82%) BMC
7 2 (5.88%) Altiris
7 2 (5.88%) Apple
7 2 (5.88%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.94%) Lumension
8 1 (2.94%) McAfee
8 1 (2.94%) Oracle
8 1 (2.94%) SAP