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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 525 564 532
Rank change year-on-year +39 -32  
Contract jobs citing Remote Desktop 90 81 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.42% 0.93% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 47 52
Median daily rate £260 £215 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.93% -18.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £110 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £460 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £350 £288
% change year-on-year -17.14% +21.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 31
Median hourly rate £19.17 £11.80 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.45% -21.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £13.50 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £11.80 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.16% -21.33%  

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 6351 8706 8089
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.55% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3763 5295 4556
Median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 422 468
Median hourly rate £27.38 £29.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.58% +22.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +58 87 £265 +26.19% 31
London +21 32 £140 -30.00% 4
North West +29 13 £300 -31.03% 7
West Midlands +31 11 - - 1
East of England -1 10 £398 +205.76% 2
Solihull - 10 - -
City of London +10 9 £125 -41.86% 1
Manchester - 9 £300 - 1
South West +6 8 £313 -21.87% 2
Hertfordshire - 8 £398 - 1
East Midlands - 6 £258 - 1
Leicestershire - 6 £258 - 1
Yorkshire +27 5 £158 -20.75% 5
Dorset +12 5 £300 -
Bournemouth +12 5 £300 -
Leicester - 5 £250 - 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £158 - 3
Cheshire +23 3 £301 -30.91% 5
Chester +19 3 £301 -30.91%
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £475 -
Watford - 3 £320 -
Wakefield - 3 £158 - 1
Scotland +35 2 £110 - 1
South East +18 2 - - 9
Cambridgeshire +1 2 - - 1
Bristol -4 2 £425 - 2
Leeds - 2 - - 2
Edinburgh +14 1 £105 - 1
Birmingham +11 1 - -
Cardiff -3 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 147 (83.52%) Windows
2 123 (69.89%) Microsoft
3 99 (56.25%) Active Directory
4 66 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 60 (34.09%) SCCM
6 58 (32.95%) Windows Server
7 55 (31.25%) Windows 10
8 54 (30.68%) Office 365
9 49 (27.84%) ITIL
10 48 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
11 43 (24.43%) Security Cleared
12 42 (23.86%) Windows Server 2012
13 40 (22.73%) Citrix
14 37 (21.02%) MS Exchange
15 36 (20.45%) DNS
15 36 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
16 34 (19.32%) SC Cleared
17 31 (17.61%) Microsoft App-V
17 31 (17.61%) PowerShell
18 30 (17.05%) DHCP
19 28 (15.91%) SQL Server
20 26 (14.77%) LAN
20 26 (14.77%) Blackberry
21 25 (14.20%) Microsoft Certification
21 25 (14.20%) HP
21 25 (14.20%) VMware
22 24 (13.64%) VPN
23 23 (13.07%) TCP/IP
24 22 (12.50%) Migration
24 22 (12.50%) 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 37 (21.02%) MS Exchange
2 22 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (11.93%) IIS
4 20 (11.36%) SharePoint
5 19 (10.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (10.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 13 (7.39%) Skype for Business
8 12 (6.82%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (2.27%) Apache
10 4 (2.27%) WebLogic
11 2 (1.14%) Confluence
12 1 (0.57%) Moodle
Applications
1 48 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Eikon
1 2 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 54 (30.68%) Office 365
2 19 (10.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (2.84%) IaaS
5 4 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.14%) AWS OpsWorks
6 2 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.14%) G Suite
7 1 (0.57%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (20.45%) DNS
2 30 (17.05%) DHCP
3 26 (14.77%) LAN
4 24 (13.64%) VPN
5 23 (13.07%) TCP/IP
6 21 (11.93%) WAN
7 14 (7.95%) SAN
7 14 (7.95%) Wireless
8 11 (6.25%) Skype
9 10 (5.68%) Internet
10 7 (3.98%) Firewall
11 6 (3.41%) VLAN
12 4 (2.27%) LDAP
12 4 (2.27%) MPLS
12 4 (2.27%) SSL
12 4 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.70%) VoIP
14 2 (1.14%) IP Telephony
14 2 (1.14%) WebEx
15 1 (0.57%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.27%) MySQL
4 4 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (2.27%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.27%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.70%) MSI
3 2 (1.14%) JIRA
4 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (7.95%) Finance
2 7 (3.98%) Legal
2 7 (3.98%) Retail
3 6 (3.41%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.27%) Japanese Language
4 4 (2.27%) Law
4 4 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.14%) Banking
5 2 (1.14%) Electronics
5 2 (1.14%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.14%) Marketing
5 2 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.57%) Advertising
6 1 (0.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 33 (18.75%) Analyst
2 32 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
3 31 (17.61%) Support Engineer
4 21 (11.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 21 (11.93%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 21 (11.93%) Desktop Support
5 20 (11.36%) Service Analyst
5 20 (11.36%) Service Desk Analyst
6 16 (9.09%) Architect
6 16 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (5.68%) Administrator
7 10 (5.68%) Windows Engineer
8 9 (5.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 9 (5.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (5.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 9 (5.11%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (5.11%) Technical Architect
9 8 (4.55%) EPoS Engineer
9 8 (4.55%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
10 7 (3.98%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.27%) LAMP
2 3 (1.70%) .NET
2 3 (1.70%) Spring
3 2 (1.14%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.14%) WPF
4 1 (0.57%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.57%) Flash
4 1 (0.57%) HTML
4 1 (0.57%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.77%) Blackberry
2 14 (7.95%) PKI
3 11 (6.25%) EPoS
4 10 (5.68%) Clustering
5 9 (5.11%) Client/Server
5 9 (5.11%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.98%) Replication
7 5 (2.84%) Smartphone
8 4 (2.27%) Driving Licence
8 4 (2.27%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (2.27%) Private Cloud
8 4 (2.27%) User Experience
8 4 (2.27%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.70%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.70%) CESG
10 2 (1.14%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.14%) Handset
10 2 (1.14%) Infotainment
10 2 (1.14%) NHS
10 2 (1.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 147 (83.52%) Windows
2 66 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 58 (32.95%) Windows Server
4 55 (31.25%) Windows 10
5 42 (23.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (10.80%) Windows 8
8 17 (9.66%) Linux
9 12 (6.82%) Windows XP
10 10 (5.68%) Mac OS X
11 9 (5.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (4.55%) Unix
13 7 (3.98%) Apple iOS
13 7 (3.98%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (3.98%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (2.84%) Android
14 5 (2.84%) Solaris
15 4 (2.27%) HPUX
16 2 (1.14%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.57%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (27.84%) ITIL
2 22 (12.50%) Migration
3 21 (11.93%) Incident Management
4 14 (7.95%) Knowledge Management
5 13 (7.39%) ITSM
6 11 (6.25%) Application Packaging
7 9 (5.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (5.11%) Problem Management
7 9 (5.11%) Service Management
8 8 (4.55%) Change Management
8 8 (4.55%) High Availability
8 8 (4.55%) Patch Management
9 7 (3.98%) ITIL V3
9 7 (3.98%) PRINCE2
9 7 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (3.41%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (3.41%) Configuration Management
10 6 (3.41%) Project Management
11 5 (2.84%) Mobile Device Management
11 5 (2.84%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 31 (17.61%) PowerShell
2 14 (7.95%) SQL
3 13 (7.39%) VBScript
4 6 (3.41%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.27%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.27%) Java
5 4 (2.27%) Perl
5 4 (2.27%) Python
6 3 (1.70%) C#
7 1 (0.57%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (24.43%) Security Cleared
2 34 (19.32%) SC Cleared
3 25 (14.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (11.36%) MCSE
5 12 (6.82%) CCNA
5 12 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (6.82%) MCITP
6 9 (5.11%) MCP
7 7 (3.98%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.27%) MCSA
9 3 (1.70%) Degree
10 2 (1.14%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.14%) CCA
10 2 (1.14%) CCIE
10 2 (1.14%) CCNP
10 2 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.14%) DBS Check
10 2 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.14%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.25%) SLA
2 2 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 99 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 31 (17.61%) Microsoft App-V
3 18 (10.23%) Hyper-V
4 13 (7.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (4.55%) DFS Replication
5 8 (4.55%) vSphere
6 7 (3.98%) Terminal Services
6 7 (3.98%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (3.41%) XenApp
8 5 (2.84%) BitLocker
9 4 (2.27%) NFS
9 4 (2.27%) UAG
10 2 (1.14%) Firmware
10 2 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.57%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 60 (34.09%) SCCM
2 14 (7.95%) WSUS
3 5 (2.84%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (2.84%) Puppet
4 4 (2.27%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.27%) SCOM
5 2 (1.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.14%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.14%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.14%) Nagios
5 2 (1.14%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.57%) Cacti
6 1 (0.57%) DameWare
6 1 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 123 (69.89%) Microsoft
2 40 (22.73%) Citrix
3 25 (14.20%) HP
3 25 (14.20%) VMware
4 14 (7.95%) Dell
5 13 (7.39%) Cisco
6 9 (5.11%) Apple
6 9 (5.11%) Red Hat
6 9 (5.11%) ServiceNow
7 8 (4.55%) Oracle
8 7 (3.98%) Sun
9 5 (2.84%) McAfee
9 5 (2.84%) Reuters
10 4 (2.27%) Bloomberg
10 4 (2.27%) Sophos
10 4 (2.27%) Veeam
11 3 (1.70%) Google
11 3 (1.70%) LANDesk
11 3 (1.70%) Remedy
11 3 (1.70%) SAP
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