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 3 months to 29 April 2017 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 518 550 539
Rank change year-on-year +32 -11  
Contract jobs citing Remote Desktop 78 99 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.21% 1.16% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 51 62
Median daily rate £253 £250 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £338
% change year-on-year - -11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 17
Median hourly rate £16.07 £12.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.91% -22.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.38 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.77 £15.50 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.07 £12.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +33.91% -20.00%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6457 8504 8228
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.70% 15.22% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3908 5141 4488
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +6.16% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 357 442
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

Remote Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Remote Desktop as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Remote Desktop in the UK

Remote Desktop
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +16 71 £253 +1.00% 38
London +38 33 £123 -51.00% 9
South West +1 13 £311 -39.41% 3
City of London -1 10 £110 -63.33% 2
East Midlands - 8 £255 - 2
Bristol +11 7 £360 - 1
North West +35 6 £150 -65.51% 11
Scotland +46 5 £340 - 4
Dorset +11 5 £300 -
Bournemouth +11 5 £300 -
East of England -5 5 £348 +208.88% 3
Leicestershire - 5 £255 - 1
South East +5 4 - - 4
Leicester - 4 £253 - 1
Manchester +15 3 £300 +155.31% 1
Shropshire +31 2 £425 -12.82%
Telford +27 2 £425 -12.82%
West Midlands +10 2 £425 +41.66% 1
Guildford +2 2 - -
Surrey -1 2 - - 1
Renfrew - 2 £340 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £123 -
Bedford - 2 £375 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £340 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £375 -
Cheshire +26 1 - - 9
Reading +20 1 - -
Berkshire +20 1 - - 1
Cardiff +14 1 - -
Hampshire +11 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Remote Desktop 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 Remote Desktop.

1 124 (77.99%) Windows
2 97 (61.01%) Active Directory
3 95 (59.75%) Microsoft
4 66 (41.51%) Windows Server
5 49 (30.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (28.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (26.42%) Windows 7
7 42 (26.42%) VMware
8 41 (25.79%) MS Exchange
9 40 (25.16%) Windows 10
10 39 (24.53%) SCCM
11 38 (23.90%) DNS
12 37 (23.27%) ITIL
13 36 (22.64%) PowerShell
14 31 (19.50%) Citrix
14 31 (19.50%) Office 365
15 30 (18.87%) DHCP
16 29 (18.24%) LAN
16 29 (18.24%) SQL Server
17 28 (17.61%) WAN
17 28 (17.61%) Microsoft Certification
18 25 (15.72%) Firewall
19 24 (15.09%) Migration
19 24 (15.09%) Cisco
19 24 (15.09%) MCSE
19 24 (15.09%) Windows 8
20 23 (14.47%) VMware Infrastructure
20 23 (14.47%) Hyper-V
20 23 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
20 23 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2010

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 41 (25.79%) MS Exchange
2 23 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (13.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (13.21%) IIS
5 20 (12.58%) SharePoint
6 13 (8.18%) Skype for Business
7 12 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (7.55%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.26%) Confluence
9 1 (0.63%) Moodle
9 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 22 (13.84%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (19.50%) Office 365
2 23 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.29%) IaaS
4 9 (5.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (2.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (1.26%) AWS OpsWorks
7 2 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.63%) G Suite
8 1 (0.63%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (23.90%) DNS
2 30 (18.87%) DHCP
3 29 (18.24%) LAN
4 28 (17.61%) WAN
5 25 (15.72%) Firewall
6 23 (14.47%) VPN
7 22 (13.84%) TCP/IP
8 13 (8.18%) MPLS
8 13 (8.18%) SAN
9 12 (7.55%) Skype
10 11 (6.92%) Wireless
11 9 (5.66%) SSL
11 9 (5.66%) VLAN
12 8 (5.03%) Internet
13 3 (1.89%) VoIP
13 3 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
14 2 (1.26%) HTTP
14 2 (1.26%) IP Telephony
14 2 (1.26%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.24%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (5.03%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.52%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (3.14%) MSI
2 4 (2.52%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.52%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.26%) JIRA
4 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (8.81%) Finance
2 6 (3.77%) Legal
2 6 (3.77%) Retail
3 4 (2.52%) Japanese Language
3 4 (2.52%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.52%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.26%) Electronics
5 2 (1.26%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.26%) Marketing
6 1 (0.63%) Advertising
6 1 (0.63%) Back Office
6 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.63%) Law
Job Titles
1 35 (22.01%) Analyst
2 22 (13.84%) Service Analyst
2 22 (13.84%) Service Desk Analyst
2 22 (13.84%) Support Engineer
3 19 (11.95%) 2nd Line Support
3 19 (11.95%) Architect
4 16 (10.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 16 (10.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 12 (7.55%) IT Support
5 12 (7.55%) Technical Architect
6 11 (6.92%) Desktop Support
6 11 (6.92%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (6.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (6.29%) Windows Engineer
8 9 (5.66%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 9 (5.66%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (5.66%) Server Engineer
9 8 (5.03%) Administrator
9 8 (5.03%) Consultant
9 8 (5.03%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.89%) .NET
2 2 (1.26%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.26%) WPF
3 1 (0.63%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.63%) Flash
3 1 (0.63%) HTML
3 1 (0.63%) Middleware
3 1 (0.63%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.18%) Clustering
2 9 (5.66%) Client/Server
2 9 (5.66%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.66%) EPoS
2 9 (5.66%) PKI
3 6 (3.77%) Fat Client
3 6 (3.77%) FlexPod
3 6 (3.77%) Replication
3 6 (3.77%) Thin Client
4 5 (3.14%) Smartphone
5 4 (2.52%) Enterprise Cloud
5 4 (2.52%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.89%) CESG
6 3 (1.89%) User Experience
7 2 (1.26%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.26%) Handset
7 2 (1.26%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.63%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 124 (77.99%) Windows
2 66 (41.51%) Windows Server
3 49 (30.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (28.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (26.42%) Windows 7
6 40 (25.16%) Windows 10
7 24 (15.09%) Windows 8
8 21 (13.21%) Windows XP
9 13 (8.18%) Linux
10 10 (6.29%) Mac OS X
10 10 (6.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (5.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (4.40%) Unix
13 6 (3.77%) Apple iOS
14 4 (2.52%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.89%) Android
16 1 (0.63%) Solaris
16 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.27%) ITIL
2 24 (15.09%) Migration
3 15 (9.43%) Application Packaging
4 12 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (6.92%) High Availability
6 8 (5.03%) ITSM
6 8 (5.03%) Mobile Device Management
6 8 (5.03%) Patch Management
6 8 (5.03%) Service Management
7 7 (4.40%) Identity Access Management
7 7 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (3.77%) ITIL V3
8 6 (3.77%) Load Balancing
8 6 (3.77%) PRINCE2
8 6 (3.77%) Problem Management
8 6 (3.77%) Server Building
9 5 (3.14%) Configuration Management
9 5 (3.14%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (22.64%) PowerShell
2 16 (10.06%) SQL
3 13 (8.18%) VBScript
4 5 (3.14%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.52%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.52%) Python
6 3 (1.89%) C#
7 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (17.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (15.09%) MCSE
3 21 (13.21%) Security Cleared
4 17 (10.69%) SC Cleared
5 14 (8.81%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (8.18%) CCNA
6 13 (8.18%) MCITP
7 11 (6.92%) MCP
8 5 (3.14%) CCNP
9 4 (2.52%) CCIE
9 4 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.52%) MCSA
9 4 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.26%) CCA
10 2 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.26%) Degree
10 2 (1.26%) MCTS
11 1 (0.63%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.63%) CCAA
11 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.66%) SLA
2 2 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 97 (61.01%) Active Directory
2 23 (14.47%) Hyper-V
2 23 (14.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (10.06%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (6.29%) Terminal Services
5 9 (5.66%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (5.66%) XenApp
6 8 (5.03%) DFS Replication
7 7 (4.40%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (4.40%) vSphere
8 4 (2.52%) BitLocker
8 4 (2.52%) UAG
9 2 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.63%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.63%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 39 (24.53%) SCCM
2 7 (4.40%) WSUS
3 5 (3.14%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (3.14%) Puppet
4 4 (2.52%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.52%) SCOM
5 2 (1.26%) DameWare
5 2 (1.26%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.26%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.26%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.63%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.63%) Cacti
6 1 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.63%) SCSM
6 1 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.63%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 95 (59.75%) Microsoft
2 42 (26.42%) VMware
3 31 (19.50%) Citrix
4 24 (15.09%) Cisco
5 18 (11.32%) HP
6 11 (6.92%) Dell
7 10 (6.29%) Red Hat
8 8 (5.03%) ServiceNow
9 7 (4.40%) Sun
10 6 (3.77%) Apple
11 5 (3.14%) Intel Security
12 4 (2.52%) Oracle
12 4 (2.52%) Veeam
13 3 (1.89%) SAP
14 2 (1.26%) Capita
14 2 (1.26%) CheckPoint
14 2 (1.26%) EMC
14 2 (1.26%) Google
14 2 (1.26%) Juniper
14 2 (1.26%) Sage
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