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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Remote Desktop
UK
Rank 513 551 531
Rank change year-on-year +38 -20  
Contract jobs citing Remote Desktop 83 91 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.25% 1.16% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 49 59
Median daily rate £263 £250 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £139 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £295 £331
% change year-on-year +10.25% -10.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 12
Median hourly rate £15.26 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.38% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.73 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £16.00 £17.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year +16.66% -5.88%  

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 6618 7818 7780
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.75% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4078 4664 4242
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 334 431
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 24 March 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 +20 76 £263 +5.00% 29
London +32 32 £160 -36.00% 1
South West +2 16 £450 +136.84% 3
Bristol +16 13 £500 +143.90% 1
East Midlands - 9 £250 - 6
City of London +12 8 £110 -63.33%
South East +11 7 £225 -35.71% 3
North West +28 5 £150 +11.11% 6
Scotland - 5 £340 -
Leicestershire - 5 £250 - 2
West Midlands -7 4 £425 +41.66%
Leicester - 4 £253 - 2
Surrey +6 3 - -
Guildford +3 3 - -
East of England -1 3 £375 +50.00% 7
Manchester +9 2 £206 +75.53% 2
Hampshire +9 2 - -
Swindon -2 2 £388 -
Wiltshire -2 2 £388 -18.42% 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Croydon - 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £123 -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Renfrew - 2 £340 -
Telford - 2 £425 -
Bedford - 2 £375 -
Shropshire - 2 £425 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £340 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £375 -
Cheshire +31 1 - - 4

Remote Desktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 (80.52%) Windows
2 95 (61.69%) Active Directory
3 88 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 63 (40.91%) Windows Server
5 53 (34.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (25.97%) Windows 7
8 39 (25.32%) SCCM
9 37 (24.03%) VMware
9 37 (24.03%) DNS
10 36 (23.38%) Windows 10
11 34 (22.08%) MS Exchange
12 32 (20.78%) ITIL
13 31 (20.13%) PowerShell
14 30 (19.48%) MS Excel
14 30 (19.48%) Citrix
15 29 (18.83%) DHCP
15 29 (18.83%) MS Office
16 28 (18.18%) LAN
16 28 (18.18%) Firewall
17 26 (16.88%) WAN
17 26 (16.88%) Office 365
18 24 (15.58%) Microsoft Certification
18 24 (15.58%) Cisco
18 24 (15.58%) Migration
18 24 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
19 23 (14.94%) SQL Server
20 22 (14.29%) Windows XP
20 22 (14.29%) MCSE
20 22 (14.29%) TCP/IP

Remote Desktop
Top Related 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 34 (22.08%) MS Exchange
2 21 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 19 (12.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (12.34%) IIS
3 19 (12.34%) SharePoint
4 13 (8.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (8.44%) Skype for Business
5 12 (7.79%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.65%) Moodle
6 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 30 (19.48%) MS Excel
2 29 (18.83%) MS Office
3 3 (1.95%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (16.88%) Office 365
2 22 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (7.14%) IaaS
4 7 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.30%) AWS OpsWorks
6 2 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.30%) G Suite
6 2 (1.30%) PaaS
7 1 (0.65%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (24.03%) DNS
2 29 (18.83%) DHCP
3 28 (18.18%) Firewall
3 28 (18.18%) LAN
4 26 (16.88%) WAN
5 22 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 22 (14.29%) VPN
6 13 (8.44%) MPLS
6 13 (8.44%) Wireless
7 12 (7.79%) Skype
8 10 (6.49%) SSL
9 9 (5.84%) Internet
10 8 (5.19%) SAN
10 8 (5.19%) VLAN
11 4 (2.60%) VoIP
11 4 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.95%) Ethernet
12 3 (1.95%) HTTP
13 2 (1.30%) 3G
13 2 (1.30%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.94%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (5.19%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (3.25%) MSI
2 4 (2.60%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.60%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (8.44%) Finance
2 6 (3.90%) Legal
3 5 (3.25%) Retail
4 3 (1.95%) Japanese Language
4 3 (1.95%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.95%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.30%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.65%) Advertising
6 1 (0.65%) Back Office
6 1 (0.65%) Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Electronics
6 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (18.83%) Analyst
2 25 (16.23%) Support Engineer
3 20 (12.99%) Architect
4 18 (11.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 18 (11.69%) Service Analyst
4 18 (11.69%) Service Desk Analyst
5 15 (9.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 15 (9.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 15 (9.74%) Desktop Support
6 13 (8.44%) Technical Architect
7 12 (7.79%) IT Support
8 10 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (5.84%) Windows Engineer
10 8 (5.19%) Active Directory Architect
10 8 (5.19%) Deployment Engineer
10 8 (5.19%) Server Engineer
11 7 (4.55%) Consultant
11 7 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (4.55%) Support Analyst
11 7 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.30%) .NET
2 1 (0.65%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.65%) Flash
2 1 (0.65%) HTML
2 1 (0.65%) Middleware
2 1 (0.65%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.44%) Clustering
2 9 (5.84%) Client/Server
2 9 (5.84%) PKI
3 8 (5.19%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.19%) EPoS
4 6 (3.90%) Fat Client
4 6 (3.90%) FlexPod
4 6 (3.90%) Replication
4 6 (3.90%) Thin Client
5 5 (3.25%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.25%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.60%) Enterprise Cloud
6 4 (2.60%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.95%) CESG
7 3 (1.95%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.30%) Handset
8 2 (1.30%) User Experience
9 1 (0.65%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 124 (80.52%) Windows
2 63 (40.91%) Windows Server
3 53 (34.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 44 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (25.97%) Windows 7
6 36 (23.38%) Windows 10
7 22 (14.29%) Windows 8
7 22 (14.29%) Windows XP
8 14 (9.09%) Linux
9 10 (6.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (6.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (5.19%) Apple iOS
10 8 (5.19%) Unix
11 7 (4.55%) Mac OS
12 6 (3.90%) Mac OS X
13 5 (3.25%) Android
14 1 (0.65%) VMS
14 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.65%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.65%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.78%) ITIL
2 24 (15.58%) Migration
3 10 (6.49%) High Availability
4 9 (5.84%) Application Packaging
4 9 (5.84%) Mobile Device Management
5 8 (5.19%) Service Management
6 7 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (4.55%) Identity Access Management
6 7 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (3.90%) Load Balancing
7 6 (3.90%) Server Building
8 5 (3.25%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (3.25%) Application Virtualisation
8 5 (3.25%) Configuration Management
8 5 (3.25%) ITIL V3
8 5 (3.25%) ITSM
8 5 (3.25%) PRINCE2
8 5 (3.25%) Problem Management
9 4 (2.60%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (2.60%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.13%) PowerShell
2 14 (9.09%) SQL
3 12 (7.79%) VBScript
4 5 (3.25%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.60%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.60%) Python
6 2 (1.30%) C#
7 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (15.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (14.29%) MCSE
3 21 (13.64%) Security Cleared
4 17 (11.04%) SC Cleared
5 12 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (7.79%) MCITP
6 11 (7.14%) CCNA
6 11 (7.14%) MCP
7 5 (3.25%) CCNP
8 4 (2.60%) CCIE
8 4 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.60%) MCSA
8 4 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.30%) Degree
9 2 (1.30%) MCTS
10 1 (0.65%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.65%) CCA
10 1 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.65%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.19%) SLA
2 2 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 95 (61.69%) Active Directory
2 24 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 16 (10.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (6.49%) XenApp
6 9 (5.84%) Terminal Services
6 9 (5.84%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (5.19%) DFS Replication
7 8 (5.19%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (3.25%) vSphere
9 4 (2.60%) BitLocker
9 4 (2.60%) UAG
10 2 (1.30%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.65%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 39 (25.32%) SCCM
2 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (3.25%) Puppet
3 4 (2.60%) SCOM
4 3 (1.95%) DameWare
4 3 (1.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.30%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.30%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.30%) WSUS
6 1 (0.65%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.65%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.65%) Cacti
6 1 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.65%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.65%) SCSM
6 1 (0.65%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.65%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 88 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 37 (24.03%) VMware
3 30 (19.48%) Citrix
4 24 (15.58%) Cisco
5 19 (12.34%) HP
6 10 (6.49%) Red Hat
7 9 (5.84%) Dell
8 7 (4.55%) Apple
9 6 (3.90%) Sun
10 5 (3.25%) ServiceNow
11 4 (2.60%) Google
11 4 (2.60%) Remedy
12 3 (1.95%) Bloomberg
12 3 (1.95%) Reuters
13 2 (1.30%) Altiris
13 2 (1.30%) BMC
13 2 (1.30%) CheckPoint
13 2 (1.30%) Juniper
14 1 (0.65%) Blue Coat
14 1 (0.65%) Capita
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