Period
to 17 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 833 831 824
Rank change year-on-year -2 -7 -31
Contract jobs citing Desktop Virtualisation 63 34 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.035% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.074% 0.042% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 24 34
UK median daily rate £425 £200 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +112.50% -45.58% +0.68%
10th Percentile £184 £150 £188
90th Percentile £525 £453 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £200 £250
% change year-on-year +112.50% -20.00% -28.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £13.70 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +337.96% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £13.70 -
% change year-on-year +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 84,751 81,607 87,705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.83% 82.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,773 54,043 56,866
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,963 2,262 2,675
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.42 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.77% +4.58% +16.75%
10th Percentile £11.42 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.08% -4.00% +25.00%

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 17 January 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 9 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 January 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 +32 63 £425 +112.50% 11
UK excluding London +47 53 £425 +112.50% 7
Midlands +16 25 £340 +70.00%
East Midlands +12 25 £340 +70.00%
East of England -7 18 £463 +42.31% 1
London -14 8 £283 - 4
South East -20 6 £475 +26.67% 1
North of England +51 4 - - 5
Yorkshire - 4 - - 2

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Virtualisation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Desktop Virtualisation.

1 47 (74.60%) Microsoft
2 42 (66.67%) VMware
2 42 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (65.08%) Windows
4 39 (61.90%) Active Directory
5 33 (52.38%) Citrix
6 30 (47.62%) XenApp
7 27 (42.86%) Windows 7
7 27 (42.86%) ITIL
8 26 (41.27%) MS Exchange
8 26 (41.27%) XenDesktop
8 26 (41.27%) PowerShell
9 25 (39.68%) Office 365
10 24 (38.10%) Microsoft App-V
10 24 (38.10%) Ivanti
11 23 (36.51%) SCCM
11 23 (36.51%) Disaster Recovery
12 22 (34.92%) VBScript
13 21 (33.33%) Unified Communications
13 21 (33.33%) Data Loss Prevention
14 20 (31.75%) Disk Encryption
14 20 (31.75%) Skype for Business
14 20 (31.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 20 (31.75%) Skype
14 20 (31.75%) OneDrive
14 20 (31.75%) BitLocker
14 20 (31.75%) Data Centre
14 20 (31.75%) Symantec
14 20 (31.75%) Norton AntiVirus
15 18 (28.57%) SharePoint

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 26 (41.27%) MS Exchange
2 20 (31.75%) Skype for Business
3 18 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.17%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 25 (39.68%) Office 365
2 20 (31.75%) OneDrive
3 3 (4.76%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 21 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 20 (31.75%) Skype
3 6 (9.52%) DNS
3 6 (9.52%) Firewall
3 6 (9.52%) LAN
3 6 (9.52%) SAN
3 6 (9.52%) WAN
4 5 (7.94%) VLAN
5 4 (6.35%) DHCP
5 4 (6.35%) NetScaler
5 4 (6.35%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (6.35%) SMTP
6 3 (4.76%) NAS
6 3 (4.76%) VSAN
7 2 (3.17%) Network Security
7 2 (3.17%) OSPF
7 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.17%) VPN
8 1 (1.59%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) AutoIt
General
1 12 (19.05%) Automotive
2 7 (11.11%) Finance
3 4 (6.35%) Banking
3 4 (6.35%) Investment Banking
3 4 (6.35%) Publishing
4 2 (3.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (34.92%) Consultant
2 11 (17.46%) 3rd Line Support
3 10 (15.87%) Architect
4 8 (12.70%) Analyst
4 8 (12.70%) IT Support
4 8 (12.70%) SCCM Consultant
5 6 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
6 5 (7.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) IT Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Windows Consultant
7 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 4 (6.35%) Citrix Architect
7 4 (6.35%) CyberArk Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Deployment Consultant
7 4 (6.35%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.76%) Principal Consultant
8 3 (4.76%) Technical Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 20 (31.75%) Data Centre
2 18 (28.57%) CESG
3 13 (20.63%) User Experience
4 11 (17.46%) Clustering
5 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 41 (65.08%) Windows
2 27 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 13 (20.63%) Windows Server
4 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (12.70%) Windows 10
6 7 (11.11%) Windows 8
7 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.17%) AIX
8 2 (3.17%) Linux
8 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.17%) SUSE
8 2 (3.17%) Unix
8 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.86%) ITIL
2 23 (36.51%) Disaster Recovery
3 21 (33.33%) Data Loss Prevention
4 20 (31.75%) Disk Encryption
5 13 (20.63%) Customer Requirements
5 13 (20.63%) PRINCE2
6 12 (19.05%) Presales
7 11 (17.46%) High Availability
7 11 (17.46%) Project Management
8 10 (15.87%) Asset Management
8 10 (15.87%) Data Protection
8 10 (15.87%) ERP
8 10 (15.87%) ITIL V3
8 10 (15.87%) PLM
9 9 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (14.29%) SDLC
10 6 (9.52%) Validation
11 5 (7.94%) Migration
11 5 (7.94%) TOGAF
12 4 (6.35%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (41.27%) PowerShell
2 22 (34.92%) VBScript
3 2 (3.17%) Java
4 1 (1.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (25.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (20.63%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (17.46%) MCSE
4 9 (14.29%) Degree
5 8 (12.70%) VCAP
6 7 (11.11%) CCIE
7 6 (9.52%) CCNA
8 5 (7.94%) MCP
9 3 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (61.90%) Active Directory
3 30 (47.62%) XenApp
4 26 (41.27%) XenDesktop
5 24 (38.10%) Microsoft App-V
6 20 (31.75%) BitLocker
7 8 (12.70%) vSphere
8 5 (7.94%) Hyper-V
9 4 (6.35%) Terminal Server
9 4 (6.35%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (6.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (36.51%) SCCM
2 20 (31.75%) Norton AntiVirus
2 20 (31.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 18 (28.57%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (6.35%) EdgeSight
4 4 (6.35%) PowerCLI
5 1 (1.59%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 47 (74.60%) Microsoft
2 42 (66.67%) VMware
3 33 (52.38%) Citrix
4 24 (38.10%) Ivanti
5 20 (31.75%) Symantec
6 18 (28.57%) Altiris
7 13 (20.63%) Cisco
8 9 (14.29%) NetApp
9 4 (6.35%) Computacenter
9 4 (6.35%) CyberArk
10 3 (4.76%) HP
11 2 (3.17%) Dell
11 2 (3.17%) EMC
11 2 (3.17%) Red Hat
12 1 (1.59%) MobileIron