Period
to 17 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 820 775 881
Rank change year-on-year -45 +106 -63
Contract jobs citing Desktop Virtualisation 71 90 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.091% 0.023%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.080% 0.11% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 80 14
UK median daily rate £356 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.18% +25.93% -3.98%
10th Percentile £125 £150 £180
90th Percentile £550 £575 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £263 £401 £325
% change year-on-year -34.46% +23.23% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 1
UK median hourly rate £14.15 £14.50 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.41% +5.84% -
10th Percentile £13.50 £14.25 £11.85
90th Percentile £14.80 £14.75 £15.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 - £13.70

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 88,903 85,119 90,792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.17% 85.73% 85.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,649 56,355 59,984
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,418 2,061 2,454
UK median hourly rate £20.90 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.42% +11.11% +3.52%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +6.38% +6.82%

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 October 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
Top 11 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 October 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 -49 64 £450 +5.88% 12
London +17 33 £500 +5.26% 7
UK excluding London -62 29 £263 -34.46% 5
Midlands -38 16 £175 -12.50% 2
East Midlands -17 12 £150 -40.00%
South East -22 5 - - 1
North of England -26 5 £475 -29.63%
West Midlands -15 4 £338 +68.75% 2
East of England -18 3 £500 +8.11% 2
North West -21 3 £513 -24.07%
Yorkshire - 2 £450 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 62 (87.32%) Microsoft
2 51 (71.83%) VMware
2 51 (71.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (70.42%) Windows
4 42 (59.15%) SCCM
5 36 (50.70%) Active Directory
6 33 (46.48%) PowerShell
7 31 (43.66%) Microsoft Azure
8 27 (38.03%) Citrix
9 21 (29.58%) Microsoft App-V
10 20 (28.17%) Ivanti
11 19 (26.76%) ITIL
11 19 (26.76%) Windows 10
12 16 (22.54%) Windows 7
12 16 (22.54%) Wyse
13 15 (21.13%) Office 365
13 15 (21.13%) Windows 8
14 14 (19.72%) Windows Server
14 14 (19.72%) VBScript
14 14 (19.72%) Degree
15 13 (18.31%) Hyper-V
16 12 (16.90%) nginx
16 12 (16.90%) JRuby
16 12 (16.90%) CentOS
16 12 (16.90%) Cloud Computing
16 12 (16.90%) TeamCity
16 12 (16.90%) Bash Shell
16 12 (16.90%) Puppet
16 12 (16.90%) VirtualBox
16 12 (16.90%) Amazon AWS

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 12 (16.90%) Apache
1 12 (16.90%) IIS
1 12 (16.90%) Jetty
1 12 (16.90%) Mongrel
1 12 (16.90%) nginx
1 12 (16.90%) Tomcat
1 12 (16.90%) WebSphere
2 8 (11.27%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.63%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (15.49%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 31 (43.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (21.13%) Office 365
3 12 (16.90%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (16.90%) AWS CloudFormation
3 12 (16.90%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (15.49%) Sumo Logic
5 8 (11.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (5.63%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.41%) Google App Engine
7 1 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.41%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.90%) HTTP
2 6 (8.45%) Internet
2 6 (8.45%) Unified Communications
3 4 (5.63%) Skype
4 1 (1.41%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.41%) SNMP
4 1 (1.41%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 12 (16.90%) Ant
1 12 (16.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 12 (16.90%) CruiseControl
1 12 (16.90%) Gradle
1 12 (16.90%) Jenkins
1 12 (16.90%) Maven
1 12 (16.90%) MSBuild
1 12 (16.90%) TeamCity
1 12 (16.90%) Vagrant
2 11 (15.49%) Git (software)
2 11 (15.49%) Travis CI
3 10 (14.08%) JIRA
4 1 (1.41%) MSI
General
1 8 (11.27%) Finance
2 6 (8.45%) Automotive
3 3 (4.23%) Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Legal
4 2 (2.82%) Retail
5 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (32.39%) Desktop Support
2 12 (16.90%) Desktop Engineer
2 12 (16.90%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (14.08%) Azure DevOps
3 10 (14.08%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 10 (14.08%) Azure Engineer
3 10 (14.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 10 (14.08%) Support Engineer
4 8 (11.27%) Analyst
4 8 (11.27%) Architect
4 8 (11.27%) Consultant
4 8 (11.27%) Desktop Specialist
5 7 (9.86%) Test Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Junior
6 5 (7.04%) Junior Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Junior Test Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Mobile Architect
7 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.90%) JRuby
1 12 (16.90%) Servlets
2 1 (1.41%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (15.49%) Computer Science
3 10 (14.08%) Blackberry
4 8 (11.27%) User Experience
5 5 (7.04%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.41%) Social Media
7 1 (1.41%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 50 (70.42%) Windows
2 19 (26.76%) Windows 10
3 16 (22.54%) Windows 7
4 15 (21.13%) Windows 8
5 14 (19.72%) Windows Server
6 12 (16.90%) CentOS
6 12 (16.90%) Debian
6 12 (16.90%) Fedora
6 12 (16.90%) Linux
6 12 (16.90%) Ubuntu
7 10 (14.08%) Android
7 10 (14.08%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.82%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.76%) ITIL
2 12 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (16.90%) Cloud Operations
2 12 (16.90%) Continuous Delivery
2 12 (16.90%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (16.90%) DevOps
3 11 (15.49%) Root Cause Analysis
3 11 (15.49%) Service Management
4 10 (14.08%) Integration Testing
4 10 (14.08%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 10 (14.08%) Test Management
5 9 (12.68%) Project Management
6 8 (11.27%) Disk Encryption
6 8 (11.27%) Runbook
7 7 (9.86%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (5.63%) Migration
9 4 (5.63%) Presales
9 4 (5.63%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 33 (46.48%) PowerShell
2 14 (19.72%) VBScript
3 12 (16.90%) Bash Shell
3 12 (16.90%) C#
3 12 (16.90%) Go
3 12 (16.90%) Java
3 12 (16.90%) JavaScript
3 12 (16.90%) Perl
3 12 (16.90%) Python
3 12 (16.90%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (19.72%) Degree
2 11 (15.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (9.86%) MCP
5 6 (8.45%) CCNA
5 6 (8.45%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (8.45%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (7.04%) MCSE
6 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
7 4 (5.63%) MCITP
7 4 (5.63%) MCSA
8 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.82%) CCA
9 2 (2.82%) CISA
9 2 (2.82%) CISM
9 2 (2.82%) CISSP
9 2 (2.82%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.41%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) COBIT
1 2 (2.82%) COSO
1 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (71.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (50.70%) Active Directory
3 21 (29.58%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (18.31%) Hyper-V
5 12 (16.90%) VirtualBox
6 11 (15.49%) XenDesktop
7 10 (14.08%) XenApp
8 8 (11.27%) BitLocker
9 2 (2.82%) XenServer
10 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 42 (59.15%) SCCM
2 12 (16.90%) Ansible
2 12 (16.90%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (16.90%) Packer
2 12 (16.90%) Puppet
2 12 (16.90%) Salt
2 12 (16.90%) Terraform
3 11 (15.49%) Graylog
3 11 (15.49%) Kibana
3 11 (15.49%) logstash
3 11 (15.49%) Nagios
4 10 (14.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (11.27%) WMI
6 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (4.23%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (4.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (2.82%) AirWatch
9 1 (1.41%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 62 (87.32%) Microsoft
2 51 (71.83%) VMware
3 27 (38.03%) Citrix
4 20 (28.17%) Ivanti
5 16 (22.54%) Wyse
6 12 (16.90%) Red Hat
7 11 (15.49%) AppDynamics
7 11 (15.49%) New Relic
7 11 (15.49%) Splunk
8 10 (14.08%) Altiris
8 10 (14.08%) Micro Focus
9 8 (11.27%) Cisco
10 3 (4.23%) Symantec
11 1 (1.41%) Apple
11 1 (1.41%) BMC
11 1 (1.41%) Computacenter
11 1 (1.41%) Google
11 1 (1.41%) HP
11 1 (1.41%) McAfee
11 1 (1.41%) NetApp