Period
to 25 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Remote Desktop skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Remote Desktop over the 6 months to 25 April 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.

Remote Desktop
UK
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 671 663 706
Rank change year-on-year -8 +43 -47
Contract jobs citing Remote Desktop 213 159 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.60% 1.22% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 106 90
UK median daily rate £250 £268 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.54% +0.94% +6.00%
10th Percentile £105 £105 £130
90th Percentile £430 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £311 £290
% change year-on-year -16.26% +7.07% -7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 34
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £11.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +27.12% -15.32%
10th Percentile £11.07 £10.40 £9.08
90th Percentile £22.30 £19.85 £15.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year +17.86% +21.74% -18.93%

Remote Desktop is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,295 13,000 15,683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.16% 14.26% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,203 7,899 9,299
UK median daily rate £415 £404 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +0.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £208 £214
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +1.32% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 725 722
UK median hourly rate £19.24 £22.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.53% -13.73% +13.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.88 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.29% -16.00% +8.11%

Remote Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Remote Desktop in the UK

Remote Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Remote Desktop in the UK

Remote Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Remote Desktop over the 6 months to 25 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Remote Desktop in the UK

Remote Desktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Remote Desktop in the UK

Remote Desktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Remote Desktop over the 6 months to 25 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Remote Desktop in the UK

Remote Desktop
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Remote Desktop within the UK over the 6 months to 25 April 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 +20 196 £250 -7.41% 77
UK excluding London +4 111 £260 -16.26% 65
London -8 101 £220 +25.71% 14
South East +2 41 £300 -45.45% 14
North of England +8 25 £206 +37.50% 14
Midlands 0 24 £250 -3.38% 18
North West +3 16 £193 +28.33% 7
East Midlands -11 15 £250 - 4
Scotland -18 12 £260 -23.53% 1
West Midlands -7 11 £250 -35.48% 14
North East - 8 £269 - 2
South West -5 5 £250 -31.97% 6
East of England -10 3 £109 -51.01% 11
Channel Islands - 3 £175 -
Wales -10 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 25 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Remote 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 with a requirement for Remote Desktop.

1 174 (81.69%) Windows
2 121 (56.81%) Active Directory
3 119 (55.87%) Microsoft
4 70 (32.86%) DNS
5 68 (31.92%) Citrix
6 65 (30.52%) Windows Server
7 63 (29.58%) Office 365
8 57 (26.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 55 (25.82%) Windows 7
10 54 (25.35%) DHCP
10 54 (25.35%) Microsoft Office
11 51 (23.94%) VPN
11 51 (23.94%) SCCM
12 50 (23.47%) Windows 10
13 49 (23.00%) ITIL
13 49 (23.00%) VMware
14 45 (21.13%) PowerShell
15 36 (16.90%) Windows Server 2008
16 34 (15.96%) Apple
17 32 (15.02%) MS Exchange
17 32 (15.02%) Security Cleared
18 30 (14.08%) VMware Infrastructure
18 30 (14.08%) Firewall
19 29 (13.62%) Finance
19 29 (13.62%) Mac OS
20 28 (13.15%) Apple iOS
21 27 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
21 27 (12.68%) Cisco
22 26 (12.21%) SC Cleared
22 26 (12.21%) Microsoft Azure

Remote Desktop
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 32 (15.02%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (4.69%) IIS
3 9 (4.23%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.82%) Confluence
5 3 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.41%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.94%) Apache
6 2 (0.94%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.94%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 54 (25.35%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.69%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (4.69%) MS Visio
3 7 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (2.35%) CINEMA 4D
5 5 (2.35%) Vectorworks
6 1 (0.47%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.47%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 63 (29.58%) Office 365
2 26 (12.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (10.33%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (4.23%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (4.23%) G Suite
5 2 (0.94%) IaaS
5 2 (0.94%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.47%) Datadog
6 1 (0.47%) PaaS
6 1 (0.47%) SaaS
6 1 (0.47%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 70 (32.86%) DNS
2 54 (25.35%) DHCP
3 51 (23.94%) VPN
4 30 (14.08%) Firewall
5 23 (10.80%) SAN
6 22 (10.33%) TCP/IP
7 19 (8.92%) LAN
8 12 (5.63%) VSAN
8 12 (5.63%) WAN
9 11 (5.16%) NAS
10 10 (4.69%) Internet
11 9 (4.23%) VoIP
11 9 (4.23%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (4.23%) Wireless
12 8 (3.76%) Skype
13 7 (3.29%) Cisco IOS
14 6 (2.82%) Intranet
14 6 (2.82%) SSL
15 5 (2.35%) DDNS
16 4 (1.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.45%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.94%) MySQL
4 2 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (3.29%) JIRA
2 6 (2.82%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.94%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 29 (13.62%) Finance
2 12 (5.63%) Banking
3 11 (5.16%) Legal
4 5 (2.35%) Retail
5 4 (1.88%) Back Office
5 4 (1.88%) German Language
6 3 (1.41%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.94%) Publishing
8 1 (0.47%) French Language
8 1 (0.47%) Front Office
8 1 (0.47%) Local Government
8 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 57 (26.76%) Analyst
2 44 (20.66%) Support Engineer
3 34 (15.96%) Service Analyst
3 34 (15.96%) Service Desk Analyst
4 32 (15.02%) 2nd Line Support
5 29 (13.62%) Desktop Support
6 18 (8.45%) Support Analyst
7 17 (7.98%) IT Support
8 16 (7.51%) Desktop Engineer
8 16 (7.51%) Systems Engineer
9 15 (7.04%) Architect
10 14 (6.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 14 (6.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 14 (6.57%) Mac Engineer
11 13 (6.10%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 12 (5.63%) IT Analyst
12 12 (5.63%) Office 365 Engineer
13 11 (5.16%) Administrator
14 10 (4.69%) Active Directory Engineer
14 10 (4.69%) Active Directory Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.57%) Web Services
2 3 (1.41%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.47%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.47%) SAP PI
3 1 (0.47%) XMPP
3 1 (0.47%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.80%) Self-Motivation
2 18 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.04%) Blackberry
4 13 (6.10%) Data Centre
5 12 (5.63%) Fat Client
5 12 (5.63%) PKI
5 12 (5.63%) Thin Client
6 9 (4.23%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.76%) iPad
8 6 (2.82%) iPhone
8 6 (2.82%) Mobile Computing
8 6 (2.82%) RSA SecurID
8 6 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (2.35%) Clustering
9 5 (2.35%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.88%) EPoS
10 4 (1.88%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.94%) PDA
12 1 (0.47%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 174 (81.69%) Windows
2 65 (30.52%) Windows Server
3 57 (26.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 55 (25.82%) Windows 7
5 50 (23.47%) Windows 10
6 36 (16.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (13.62%) Mac OS
8 28 (13.15%) Apple iOS
9 17 (7.98%) Mac OS X
10 15 (7.04%) Android
11 11 (5.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (3.76%) Windows XP
13 7 (3.29%) Linux
14 4 (1.88%) Windows 8
15 3 (1.41%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.47%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (23.00%) ITIL
2 27 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (10.33%) ITSM
4 21 (9.86%) Service Management
5 16 (7.51%) Mobile Device Management
6 15 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (5.63%) Application Packaging
7 12 (5.63%) Data Protection
7 12 (5.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (5.16%) Problem Management
9 10 (4.69%) PRINCE2
10 9 (4.23%) Business Analysis
10 9 (4.23%) Project Management
10 9 (4.23%) Waterfall
11 8 (3.76%) IT Strategy
11 8 (3.76%) Migration
11 8 (3.76%) Runbook
11 8 (3.76%) Service Delivery
12 7 (3.29%) Change Management
12 7 (3.29%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (21.13%) PowerShell
2 17 (7.98%) SQL
3 7 (3.29%) Python
3 7 (3.29%) VBScript
4 6 (2.82%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.35%) AppleScript
6 3 (1.41%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (15.02%) Security Cleared
2 26 (12.21%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (5.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (5.16%) Degree
6 9 (4.23%) MCSA
7 6 (2.82%) A+ Certification
7 6 (2.82%) CCNA
7 6 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (2.82%) MCSE
8 5 (2.35%) MCP
9 3 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.41%) MCITP
10 2 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.94%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.94%) MCTS
11 1 (0.47%) CCA
11 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.47%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.33%) SLA
2 12 (5.63%) GDPR
3 3 (1.41%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.94%) MiFID
5 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 121 (56.81%) Active Directory
2 30 (14.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (9.39%) XenApp
4 19 (8.92%) Hyper-V
5 16 (7.51%) XenDesktop
6 15 (7.04%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (6.57%) XenServer
8 12 (5.63%) VMware NSX
9 6 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (2.82%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.88%) Terminal Services
12 3 (1.41%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.94%) iptables
13 2 (0.94%) NFS
13 2 (0.94%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.47%) Firmware
14 1 (0.47%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 51 (23.94%) SCCM
2 15 (7.04%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (5.63%) PowerCLI
3 12 (5.63%) SafeCom
3 12 (5.63%) vRealize
4 9 (4.23%) SCOM
5 7 (3.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (2.82%) HP ALM
7 3 (1.41%) DameWare
7 3 (1.41%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.94%) Puppet
8 2 (0.94%) SCSM
8 2 (0.94%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.47%) Ansible
9 1 (0.47%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.47%) Nagios
9 1 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.47%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 119 (55.87%) Microsoft
2 68 (31.92%) Citrix
3 49 (23.00%) VMware
4 34 (15.96%) Apple
5 27 (12.68%) Cisco
6 24 (11.27%) HP
7 13 (6.10%) SolarWinds
7 13 (6.10%) ThinPrint
8 10 (4.69%) Juniper
8 10 (4.69%) ServiceNow
9 9 (4.23%) Dell
10 7 (3.29%) Adobe
10 7 (3.29%) Altiris
10 7 (3.29%) Google
10 7 (3.29%) NetApp
11 6 (2.82%) Atlassian
11 6 (2.82%) Ivanti
12 5 (2.35%) Avaya
12 5 (2.35%) Bloomberg
13 3 (1.41%) Remedy