Period
to 24 August 2017

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 24 August 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
6 months to
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 662 744 690
Rank change year-on-year +82 -54 -94
Contract jobs citing Remote Desktop 190 148 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.44% 0.87% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 87 101
UK median daily rate £252 £225 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.11% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £105 £105 £108
90th Percentile £499 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £268 £295 £288
% change year-on-year -9.32% +2.61% +27.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 47
UK median hourly rate £17.94 £11.80 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.01% -21.33% -16.67%
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.10 £10.40
90th Percentile £40.00 £20.60 £20.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £11.80 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.17% -21.33% -16.67%

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 13223 17015 16114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.75% 15.74% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7922 10342 9084
UK median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £200 £223 £205
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 742 822 974
UK median hourly rate £18.98 £26.00 £20.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.00% +25.57% +6.18%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.26 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £27.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -35.19% +31.71% +5.13%

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 24 August 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 6 months to 24 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 August 2017. 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 +68 174 £268 +25.88% 24
UK excluding London +67 133 £268 -9.32% 18
London +28 58 £175 +6.06% 8
North of England +66 28 £168 -11.84% 5
Midlands +22 24 £255 -15.00% 7
South East +31 23 £145 -55.38% 1
South West +13 23 £425 +6.25% 2
East of England +7 20 £375 +188.46% 1
North West +36 17 £234 -46.26% 3
West Midlands +28 13 £323 +2.38% 4
East Midlands +5 11 £253 +94.23% 3
Yorkshire +42 10 £158 +21.15% 2
Wales +4 9 £192 -45.14% 2
Scotland +29 6 £128 -
North East +53 1 £275 +44.74%

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 (77.37%) Windows
2 132 (69.47%) Microsoft
3 95 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 67 (35.26%) Windows 7
5 66 (34.74%) ITIL
6 62 (32.63%) Citrix
7 57 (30.00%) Windows Server
8 54 (28.42%) Office 365
9 47 (24.74%) SCCM
9 47 (24.74%) Microsoft Office
10 44 (23.16%) Security Cleared
10 44 (23.16%) Windows 10
11 40 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 40 (21.05%) DNS
12 39 (20.53%) DHCP
13 37 (19.47%) HP
14 36 (18.95%) VMware
15 33 (17.37%) MS Exchange
16 32 (16.84%) Incident Management
17 31 (16.32%) SC Cleared
17 31 (16.32%) Blackberry
18 30 (15.79%) Hyper-V
19 29 (15.26%) PowerShell
19 29 (15.26%) SQL Server
20 27 (14.21%) Migration
21 26 (13.68%) TCP/IP
22 24 (12.63%) Windows Server 2008
23 23 (12.11%) VMware Infrastructure
23 23 (12.11%) Exchange Server 2010
23 23 (12.11%) Cisco

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 33 (17.37%) MS Exchange
2 23 (12.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (11.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 19 (10.00%) IIS
5 14 (7.37%) SharePoint
6 9 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (4.21%) Skype for Business
8 5 (2.63%) Apache
8 5 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (2.11%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.05%) Confluence
10 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.53%) Moodle
11 1 (0.53%) nginx
Applications
1 47 (24.74%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (3.16%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (1.05%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (1.05%) Eikon
2 2 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 54 (28.42%) Office 365
2 20 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.05%) G Suite
6 1 (0.53%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 40 (21.05%) DNS
2 39 (20.53%) DHCP
3 26 (13.68%) TCP/IP
4 22 (11.58%) VPN
5 19 (10.00%) SAN
6 18 (9.47%) LAN
7 13 (6.84%) WAN
8 12 (6.32%) Internet
9 11 (5.79%) Wireless
10 8 (4.21%) Firewall
11 6 (3.16%) IP Telephony
11 6 (3.16%) NAS
12 5 (2.63%) Skype
12 5 (2.63%) VoIP
12 5 (2.63%) WebEx
13 4 (2.11%) LDAP
14 3 (1.58%) VLAN
14 3 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
15 2 (1.05%) Broadband
15 2 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (15.26%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.63%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.11%) EDRMS
4 4 (2.11%) MySQL
5 2 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (3.16%) JIRA
2 5 (2.63%) LoadRunner
3 4 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.58%) JMeter
5 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.53%) MSI
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (5.26%) Finance
2 9 (4.74%) Retail
3 6 (3.16%) Publishing
3 6 (3.16%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.11%) Law
4 4 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.58%) Electronics
5 3 (1.58%) Japanese Language
5 3 (1.58%) Marketing
6 2 (1.05%) Back Office
6 2 (1.05%) Banking
6 2 (1.05%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.05%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (20.53%) 2nd Line Support
2 33 (17.37%) Analyst
2 33 (17.37%) Support Engineer
3 28 (14.74%) Desktop Support
4 24 (12.63%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 22 (11.58%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 16 (8.42%) Service Analyst
6 16 (8.42%) Service Desk Analyst
7 14 (7.37%) Systems Engineer
8 11 (5.79%) Consultant
8 11 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 10 (5.26%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 10 (5.26%) Administrator
10 9 (4.74%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
10 9 (4.74%) Support Analyst
10 9 (4.74%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (4.74%) Windows Engineer
11 8 (4.21%) Migration Engineer
11 8 (4.21%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.11%) LAMP
2 3 (1.58%) .NET
2 3 (1.58%) Spring
3 2 (1.05%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.05%) Web Services
3 2 (1.05%) WPF
4 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.53%) J2EE
4 1 (0.53%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.32%) Blackberry
2 13 (6.84%) Data Centre
3 11 (5.79%) PKI
4 10 (5.26%) Fat Client
4 10 (5.26%) Thin Client
5 8 (4.21%) EPoS
5 8 (4.21%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.68%) Driving Licence
6 7 (3.68%) NHS
6 7 (3.68%) Private Cloud
7 6 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.16%) Cyber Defence
8 5 (2.63%) iPhone
8 5 (2.63%) User Experience
9 4 (2.11%) Clustering
9 4 (2.11%) Replication
10 3 (1.58%) CESG
10 3 (1.58%) PDA
11 2 (1.05%) Infotainment
11 2 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 147 (77.37%) Windows
2 67 (35.26%) Windows 7
3 57 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 44 (23.16%) Windows 10
5 40 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (12.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (6.84%) Windows 8
8 11 (5.79%) Linux
8 11 (5.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (4.21%) Mac OS X
9 8 (4.21%) Windows XP
10 7 (3.68%) Unix
10 7 (3.68%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (2.63%) Solaris
12 4 (2.11%) Android
12 4 (2.11%) Apple iOS
12 4 (2.11%) HPUX
13 3 (1.58%) Windows Phone
14 2 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (1.05%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (34.74%) ITIL
2 32 (16.84%) Incident Management
3 27 (14.21%) Migration
4 18 (9.47%) Service Management
5 14 (7.37%) ITSM
5 14 (7.37%) Project Management
6 12 (6.32%) Knowledge Management
7 9 (4.74%) Information Security
8 8 (4.21%) Mobile Device Management
8 8 (4.21%) PRINCE2
9 7 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (3.68%) Application Packaging
9 7 (3.68%) Change Management
9 7 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (3.68%) Patch Management
9 7 (3.68%) Problem Management
10 6 (3.16%) Identity Management
10 6 (3.16%) Network Design
10 6 (3.16%) Release Management
10 6 (3.16%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 29 (15.26%) PowerShell
2 16 (8.42%) SQL
3 11 (5.79%) VBScript
4 6 (3.16%) Java
5 5 (2.63%) Perl
6 4 (2.11%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.58%) C#
8 1 (0.53%) C
8 1 (0.53%) PHP
8 1 (0.53%) Python
8 1 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 44 (23.16%) Security Cleared
2 31 (16.32%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (6.32%) CCNA
4 12 (6.32%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (6.32%) MCSE
5 10 (5.26%) DV Cleared
6 7 (3.68%) Degree
7 6 (3.16%) MCITP
8 3 (1.58%) CCA
8 3 (1.58%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.58%) MCP
8 3 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.05%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.05%) ACSA
9 2 (1.05%) CISA
9 2 (1.05%) CISM
9 2 (1.05%) CISSP
9 2 (1.05%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.42%) SLA
2 3 (1.58%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.05%) GDPR
3 2 (1.05%) ISAE 3402
3 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.05%) SSAE 16
4 1 (0.53%) MiFID
4 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 95 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 30 (15.79%) Hyper-V
3 23 (12.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 18 (9.47%) XenApp
6 13 (6.84%) vSphere
7 6 (3.16%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (2.11%) BitLocker
9 4 (2.11%) NFS
10 3 (1.58%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.05%) Firmware
11 2 (1.05%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (1.05%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.05%) XenServer
12 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.53%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.53%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 47 (24.74%) SCCM
2 15 (7.89%) WSUS
3 13 (6.84%) SCOM
4 6 (3.16%) NetBackup
4 6 (3.16%) PowerCLI
5 5 (2.63%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.11%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.58%) DameWare
7 3 (1.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.58%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.05%) Nagios
8 2 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.05%) SCSM
8 2 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.53%) SafeCom
9 1 (0.53%) Terraform
9 1 (0.53%) vRealize
Vendors
1 132 (69.47%) Microsoft
2 62 (32.63%) Citrix
3 37 (19.47%) HP
4 36 (18.95%) VMware
5 23 (12.11%) Cisco
6 11 (5.79%) Dell
7 9 (4.74%) Apple
7 9 (4.74%) Oracle
8 7 (3.68%) ServiceNow
8 7 (3.68%) Sophos
9 6 (3.16%) Hortonworks
9 6 (3.16%) NetApp
9 6 (3.16%) Veritas
10 5 (2.63%) AppDynamics
10 5 (2.63%) CyberArk
10 5 (2.63%) LANDesk
10 5 (2.63%) McAfee
10 5 (2.63%) Mitel
10 5 (2.63%) Reuters
10 5 (2.63%) Sun