Period
to 20 June 2021

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 20 June 2021 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
20 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 603 484 689
Rank change year-on-year -119 +205 -15
Contract jobs citing Remote Desktop 110 105 175
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.54% 1.85% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 65 90
10th Percentile £189 £120 £106
25th Percentile £322 £130 £122
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £423 £235 £158
Median % change year-on-year +79.79% +49.21% -42.73%
75th Percentile £473 £350 £317
90th Percentile £538 £453 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £175 £150
% change year-on-year +135.71% +16.67% -46.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 19
10th Percentile £12.59 £11.13 £10.75
25th Percentile £15.50 £12.44 £12.60
Median hourly rate £17.60 £18.00 £14.85
Median % change year-on-year -2.22% +21.21% -15.14%
75th Percentile £18.27 £22.25 £16.65
90th Percentile £18.49 £24.50 £19.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.60 £18.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -2.22% +28.57% -20.00%

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 7,156 5,678 11,444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.45% 13.50% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,580 3,473 7,159
10th Percentile £237 £188 £203
25th Percentile £354 £318 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £429
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -0.93% +0.94%
75th Percentile £540 £538 £538
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £405 £413
% change year-on-year +1.85% -1.82% +4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 290 536
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.50 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.12 £16.25 £14.83
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year - +21.95% +9.19%
75th Percentile £50.00 £46.25 £43.75
90th Percentile £64.35 £53.08 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.19 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +10.93% +11.11% -3.33%

Remote Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Remote Desktop as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Remote Desktop in the UK

Remote Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Remote Desktop.

Daily rate trend for Remote Desktop in the UK

Remote Desktop
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Remote Desktop over the 6 months to 20 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Remote Desktop in the UK

Remote Desktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Remote Desktop.

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 20 June 2021. 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 -48 101 £423 +46.96% 40
UK excluding London -7 76 £413 +135.71% 35
Work from Home -245 29 £425 +80.85% 3
London -73 24 £400 +14.29% 6
South East -7 21 £428 +185.00% 4
South West +20 16 £359 +117.73% 8
East of England +11 15 £120 -72.57% 3
Midlands -7 11 £425 +466.67% 6
West Midlands -21 11 £425 +466.67% 6
North of England 0 9 £463 +164.29% 13
Scotland -43 9 £400 +213.73% 1
North East +10 3 £400 +220.00% 1
Yorkshire +8 3 £531 +88.05% 5
North West -1 3 - - 7
Northern Ireland -1 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 June 2021, 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 67 (60.91%) Windows
2 56 (50.91%) Microsoft
3 51 (46.36%) Active Directory
4 41 (37.27%) ITIL
5 39 (35.45%) Social Skills
6 37 (33.64%) VMware
7 33 (30.00%) Windows Server
8 32 (29.09%) Security Cleared
9 29 (26.36%) Microsoft 365
10 27 (24.55%) VMware Infrastructure
11 26 (23.64%) vSphere
12 23 (20.91%) Data Centre
13 22 (20.00%) Windows 10
14 21 (19.09%) SC Cleared
15 18 (16.36%) Terminal Services
16 17 (15.45%) Dell
16 17 (15.45%) Citrix
16 17 (15.45%) Azure
16 17 (15.45%) Analytical Skills
16 17 (15.45%) vRealize
17 16 (14.55%) PowerShell
17 16 (14.55%) VPN
18 15 (13.64%) Firewall
18 15 (13.64%) AWS
18 15 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
19 14 (12.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 14 (12.73%) vCenter Server
19 14 (12.73%) VMware ESXi
19 14 (12.73%) Windows Server 2012
19 14 (12.73%) Configuration Management

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 7 (6.36%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.64%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.73%) IIS
3 3 (2.73%) Jupyter
4 2 (1.82%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.91%) Confluence
5 1 (0.91%) Drupal
Applications
1 12 (10.91%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.91%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 29 (26.36%) Microsoft 365
2 17 (15.45%) Azure
3 15 (13.64%) AWS
4 6 (5.45%) Amazon EMR
5 5 (4.55%) IaaS
6 4 (3.64%) Amazon S3
6 4 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (2.73%) Amazon Cognito
7 3 (2.73%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (2.73%) PaaS
8 2 (1.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.82%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.82%) PowerApps
8 2 (1.82%) SaaS
8 2 (1.82%) Smartsheet
9 1 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.91%) Datadog
9 1 (0.91%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.55%) VPN
2 15 (13.64%) Firewall
3 11 (10.00%) VSAN
4 10 (9.09%) DHCP
4 10 (9.09%) DNS
4 10 (9.09%) VLAN
4 10 (9.09%) VoIP
5 9 (8.18%) Ethernet
6 6 (5.45%) WAN
7 4 (3.64%) NetScaler
7 4 (3.64%) SAN
7 4 (3.64%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (3.64%) Wireless
8 3 (2.73%) LAN
8 3 (2.73%) Skype
9 2 (1.82%) Cisco ICM
9 2 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.82%) Internet
9 2 (1.82%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.45%) Big Data
3 3 (2.73%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.73%) HBase
4 2 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.82%) MySQL
4 2 (1.82%) Power BI
4 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.73%) RStudio
2 1 (0.91%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.91%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.91%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.91%) JIRA
2 1 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (35.45%) Social Skills
2 17 (15.45%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (10.00%) Finance
4 7 (6.36%) Marketing
5 5 (4.55%) Public Sector
6 4 (3.64%) Banking
7 3 (2.73%) Law
8 2 (1.82%) Publishing
9 1 (0.91%) Billing
9 1 (0.91%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (0.91%) Legal
9 1 (0.91%) Police
9 1 (0.91%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.91%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (21.82%) Analyst
2 21 (19.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 20 (18.18%) Service Analyst
4 12 (10.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (10.91%) Support Engineer
4 12 (10.91%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 9 (8.18%) Architect
6 8 (7.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 8 (7.27%) Desktop Support
6 8 (7.27%) IT Manager
6 8 (7.27%) VMware Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) IT Support
8 6 (5.45%) IT Engineer
9 5 (4.55%) IT Analyst
10 4 (3.64%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.64%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
10 4 (3.64%) AWS Engineer
10 4 (3.64%) Data Centre Engineer
10 4 (3.64%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.64%) Mac Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.91%) JSON
2 11 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (0.91%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.91%) Web Services
3 1 (0.91%) XMPP
3 1 (0.91%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.91%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.36%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.36%) Replication
3 6 (5.45%) Clustering
3 6 (5.45%) NHS
4 5 (4.55%) CMDB
5 3 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.82%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (1.82%) PKI
7 1 (0.91%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.91%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.91%) PDA
7 1 (0.91%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.91%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 67 (60.91%) Windows
2 33 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 22 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 14 (12.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (11.82%) Linux
6 10 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 8 (7.27%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (6.36%) Mac OS
9 6 (5.45%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.91%) Android
11 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.91%) VMS
11 1 (0.91%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (37.27%) ITIL
2 15 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (12.73%) Configuration Management
3 14 (12.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (12.73%) Migration
4 12 (10.91%) Change Management
4 12 (10.91%) Deployment Automation
4 12 (10.91%) Storage Management
5 11 (10.00%) Service Management
6 9 (8.18%) Line Management
7 8 (7.27%) DevOps
7 8 (7.27%) Problem Management
8 7 (6.36%) Asset Management
8 7 (6.36%) Incident Management
9 6 (5.45%) ITIL V3
9 6 (5.45%) Password Management
10 5 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (4.55%) Use Case
10 5 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.55%) PowerShell
2 9 (8.18%) SQL
3 3 (2.73%) Python
3 3 (2.73%) R
4 2 (1.82%) Java
4 2 (1.82%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.91%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.91%) C#
5 1 (0.91%) C++
Qualifications
1 32 (29.09%) Security Cleared
2 21 (19.09%) SC Cleared
3 11 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 7 (6.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.64%) MCSE
6 3 (2.73%) Degree
7 2 (1.82%) MCITP
7 2 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.91%) CCA
8 1 (0.91%) CCNA
8 1 (0.91%) CCNP
8 1 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.91%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.91%) MCSA
8 1 (0.91%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.09%) SLA
2 4 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (46.36%) Active Directory
2 27 (24.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (23.64%) vSphere
4 18 (16.36%) Terminal Services
5 14 (12.73%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (10.00%) VMware NSX
7 7 (6.36%) Docker
8 6 (5.45%) XenApp
8 6 (5.45%) XenDesktop
9 4 (3.64%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 4 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (2.73%) Hyper-V
10 3 (2.73%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.82%) NFS
11 2 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.91%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.91%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (15.45%) vRealize
2 14 (12.73%) vCenter Server
3 11 (10.00%) PowerCLI
3 11 (10.00%) SCCM
4 8 (7.27%) Terraform
4 8 (7.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 7 (6.36%) SCOM
6 6 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (3.64%) Ansible
7 4 (3.64%) Avamar
8 3 (2.73%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.82%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.82%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (1.82%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.91%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.91%) Puppet
10 1 (0.91%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.91%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (50.91%) Microsoft
2 37 (33.64%) VMware
3 17 (15.45%) Citrix
3 17 (15.45%) Dell
4 14 (12.73%) HP
5 12 (10.91%) Cisco
6 8 (7.27%) IBM
6 8 (7.27%) ServiceNow
7 7 (6.36%) EMC
8 6 (5.45%) Apple
9 5 (4.55%) Adobe
9 5 (4.55%) CyberArk
9 5 (4.55%) Veeam
10 4 (3.64%) Meraki
11 3 (2.73%) Cloudera
11 3 (2.73%) Hortonworks
11 3 (2.73%) NetApp
12 2 (1.82%) Ivanti
12 2 (1.82%) Remedy
12 2 (1.82%) Zerto