Period
to 25 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 547 687 709
Rank change year-on-year +140 +22 +22
Contract jobs citing Remote Desktop 201 210 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.04% 1.66% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 114 109
UK median daily rate £156 £161 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.10% -19.38% -21.95%
10th Percentile £105 £105 £107
90th Percentile £350 £462 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £140 £185
% change year-on-year - -24.32% -29.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 11
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £14.85 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.95% -4.19% +19.23%
10th Percentile £15.23 £11.49 £11.25
90th Percentile £20.00 £17.70 £21.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £14.85 £14.00
% change year-on-year +34.68% +6.07% +23.08%

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 9,871 12,688 13,412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.78% 12.75% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,926 7,656 8,285
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £183 £200 £181
90th Percentile £600 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 590 687
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.32% - -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £46.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.30 £17.41 £19.00
% change year-on-year +16.61% -8.37% -15.56%

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 January 2020.

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
Top 15 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 January 2020. 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 +102 167 £165 - 118
UK excluding London +73 138 £140 - 109
London +121 59 £175 -12.50% 15
South East +74 39 £120 -68.00% 28
Scotland +41 25 £130 +4.00% 2
South West -3 25 £325 +150.00% 7
North of England +34 22 £120 -8.57% 36
North West +31 15 £105 -20.00% 24
Midlands +56 12 £200 +21.21% 21
East of England +29 12 £230 -18.58% 11
East Midlands +25 9 £195 +30.00% 5
Wales +36 6 £180 -35.42% 4
Yorkshire +31 5 £250 +75.44% 4
West Midlands +48 3 £355 +2.16% 16
North East +20 2 £120 - 8

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, 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.

1 170 (84.58%) Windows
2 129 (64.18%) Active Directory
3 93 (46.27%) Windows 7
4 91 (45.27%) Windows 10
5 79 (39.30%) Microsoft
6 77 (38.31%) Office 365
7 65 (32.34%) Microsoft Office
8 60 (29.85%) Windows Server
9 48 (23.88%) Windows XP
10 42 (20.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 40 (19.90%) ITSM
12 38 (18.91%) SLA
12 38 (18.91%) Problem-Solving
13 36 (17.91%) MS Exchange
14 35 (17.41%) SCCM
15 34 (16.92%) Internet
15 34 (16.92%) VPN
15 34 (16.92%) HP
16 31 (15.42%) ITIL
17 27 (13.43%) Microsoft Excel
17 27 (13.43%) Windows Server 2012
18 26 (12.94%) Incident Management
18 26 (12.94%) VMware
19 25 (12.44%) Remedy
19 25 (12.44%) WebEx
20 24 (11.94%) Windows Server 2003
21 23 (11.44%) Blackberry
21 23 (11.44%) Bomgar
22 21 (10.45%) Windows Vista
22 21 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2007

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 36 (17.91%) MS Exchange
2 21 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 19 (9.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (6.97%) SharePoint
5 9 (4.48%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.49%) IIS
7 4 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.00%) Confluence
9 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.50%) CMS
10 1 (0.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 65 (32.34%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (13.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (10.45%) MS Visio
4 20 (9.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (9.95%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (8.46%) Acrobat
6 13 (6.47%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.50%) FileZilla
Business Applications
1 21 (10.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (2.99%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 77 (38.31%) Office 365
2 19 (9.45%) Azure
3 10 (4.98%) Mimecast
4 5 (2.49%) AWS
4 5 (2.49%) GCP
4 5 (2.49%) Google Compute Engine
5 2 (1.00%) IaaS
5 2 (1.00%) PaaS
6 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (16.92%) Internet
1 34 (16.92%) VPN
2 25 (12.44%) WebEx
3 16 (7.96%) LAN
4 15 (7.46%) DNS
5 13 (6.47%) DHCP
5 13 (6.47%) TCP/IP
5 13 (6.47%) WAN
6 10 (4.98%) Skype
7 8 (3.98%) Wireless
8 6 (2.99%) Firewall
8 6 (2.99%) VoIP
9 5 (2.49%) Intranet
9 5 (2.49%) SAN
10 4 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.49%) IP Telephony
11 3 (1.49%) NAS
11 3 (1.49%) NetScaler
11 3 (1.49%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.49%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.50%) MySQL
2 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.00%) JIRA
2 1 (0.50%) AutoIt
2 1 (0.50%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.50%) ClearQuest
General
1 17 (8.46%) Telecoms
2 15 (7.46%) Finance
3 13 (6.47%) Public Sector
4 6 (2.99%) Electronics
4 6 (2.99%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.99%) Marketing
5 5 (2.49%) Banking
6 3 (1.49%) Legal
7 2 (1.00%) Law
7 2 (1.00%) Military
7 2 (1.00%) Publishing
7 2 (1.00%) Retail
8 1 (0.50%) Avionics
8 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (17.91%) Analyst
2 32 (15.92%) Support Engineer
3 28 (13.93%) 2nd Line Support
4 27 (13.43%) Service Analyst
5 25 (12.44%) Desktop Engineer
5 25 (12.44%) Desktop Support
6 23 (11.44%) Service Desk Analyst
7 22 (10.95%) IT Support
8 15 (7.46%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 15 (7.46%) Floorwalker
8 15 (7.46%) Windows Engineer
9 13 (6.47%) Help Desk Support
10 11 (5.47%) 1st Line Support
10 11 (5.47%) Consultant
11 10 (4.98%) Service Desk Support
12 9 (4.48%) Field Engineer
13 8 (3.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 8 (3.98%) IT Analyst
13 8 (3.98%) Support Analyst
14 7 (3.48%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.49%) Spring
2 2 (1.00%) CSS
3 1 (0.50%) HTML
3 1 (0.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.44%) Blackberry
2 19 (9.45%) PDA
3 10 (4.98%) Driving Licence
4 9 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.98%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (2.49%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.49%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.99%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.99%) NHS
7 4 (1.99%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.49%) iPad
8 3 (1.49%) iPhone
9 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.00%) FMCG
9 2 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.50%) CMDB
10 1 (0.50%) PKI
10 1 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 170 (84.58%) Windows
2 93 (46.27%) Windows 7
3 91 (45.27%) Windows 10
4 60 (29.85%) Windows Server
5 48 (23.88%) Windows XP
6 42 (20.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (13.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (11.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (10.45%) Windows Vista
10 20 (9.95%) Linux
10 20 (9.95%) Windows 2000
10 20 (9.95%) Windows 8
11 15 (7.46%) Android
12 13 (6.47%) Apple iOS
13 10 (4.98%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.00%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.50%) Solaris
15 1 (0.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (19.90%) ITSM
2 38 (18.91%) Problem-Solving
3 31 (15.42%) ITIL
4 26 (12.94%) Incident Management
5 15 (7.46%) Break/Fix
6 12 (5.97%) Patch Management
7 11 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 8 (3.98%) Hardware Maintenance
8 8 (3.98%) Mobile Device Management
8 8 (3.98%) Password Management
8 8 (3.98%) Service Delivery
8 8 (3.98%) Service Management
9 7 (3.48%) Data Encryption
9 7 (3.48%) Server Management
9 7 (3.48%) Time Management
10 6 (2.99%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (2.99%) Digital Marketing
10 6 (2.99%) Programme Management
10 6 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (2.49%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.97%) PowerShell
2 5 (2.49%) Java
2 5 (2.49%) Python
3 4 (1.99%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (9.45%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.98%) DV Cleared
2 10 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (4.48%) MCSE
4 4 (1.99%) MCITP
4 4 (1.99%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.49%) A+ Certification
5 3 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (1.49%) MCSA
6 2 (1.00%) MCP
7 1 (0.50%) ACMT
7 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.50%) CCA
7 1 (0.50%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.50%) Degree
7 1 (0.50%) HNC
7 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (18.91%) SLA
2 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 129 (64.18%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.46%) Hyper-V
2 17 (8.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.48%) XenApp
3 7 (3.48%) XenDesktop
4 5 (2.49%) BitLocker
4 5 (2.49%) Terminal Services
4 5 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.99%) vSphere
6 3 (1.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 3 (1.49%) Firmware
6 3 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.00%) NDS
7 2 (1.00%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.50%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.50%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 35 (17.41%) SCCM
2 20 (9.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 19 (9.45%) ServiceCenter
4 10 (4.98%) SCOM
4 10 (4.98%) WSUS
5 6 (2.99%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (2.49%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (1.49%) HP SIM
7 3 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.00%) Ansible
9 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.50%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.50%) SCSM
9 1 (0.50%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 79 (39.30%) Microsoft
2 34 (16.92%) HP
3 26 (12.94%) VMware
4 25 (12.44%) Remedy
5 23 (11.44%) Bomgar
6 19 (9.45%) Peregrine
7 18 (8.96%) Adobe
8 15 (7.46%) Citrix
9 14 (6.97%) Dell
10 8 (3.98%) Cisco
10 8 (3.98%) Polycom
11 7 (3.48%) Apple
11 7 (3.48%) MobileIron
11 7 (3.48%) SAP
12 5 (2.49%) Canon
12 5 (2.49%) Google
12 5 (2.49%) Juniper
12 5 (2.49%) ServiceNow
13 4 (1.99%) SolarWinds
13 4 (1.99%) Zscaler