Period
to 18 September 2018

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 18 September 2018 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 669 674 748
Rank change year-on-year +5 +74 -58
Contract jobs citing Remote Desktop 214 185 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.56% 1.39% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 100 89
UK median daily rate £214 £252 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.26% +12.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £103 £108 £105
90th Percentile £410 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £265 £295
% change year-on-year -5.66% -10.17% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 20 16
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.17 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.71% +53.36% -16.67%
10th Percentile £13.45 £10.99 £9.50
90th Percentile £20.18 £40.00 £27.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £14.25 £11.80
% change year-on-year +19.30% +20.76% -21.33%

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 13,711 13,295 16,541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.31% 13.57% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,319 8,030 10,090
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £197 £220
90th Percentile £606 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 726 741 814
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +23.85%
10th Percentile £12.23 £10.96 £11.55
90th Percentile £47.92 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.70% -26.00% +23.85%

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 18 September 2018.

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 18 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Remote Desktop in the UK

Remote Desktop
Top 14 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 18 September 2018. 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 -1 203 £240 -10.28% 43
UK excluding London -31 137 £250 -5.66% 29
London -3 76 £200 +5.26% 14
South East +14 44 £305 +31.89% 6
Midlands -1 30 £250 - 4
North of England -22 24 £163 -26.55% 5
East Midlands +13 20 £143 -43.00% 4
South West -16 20 £250 -41.18% 11
North West -21 12 £133 -55.83% 1
East of England -11 11 £255 -35.97% 3
West Midlands -21 11 £338 +4.73%
Scotland -16 10 £120 +4.35%
Yorkshire -24 8 £215 +36.51% 2
North East -4 4 £180 -34.55% 2

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, 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 (79.44%) Windows
2 149 (69.63%) Active Directory
3 139 (64.95%) Microsoft
4 77 (35.98%) Office 365
5 76 (35.51%) DNS
6 69 (32.24%) Windows Server
7 68 (31.78%) SCCM
8 64 (29.91%) Windows 10
8 64 (29.91%) Microsoft Office
9 60 (28.04%) DHCP
10 52 (24.30%) PowerShell
11 47 (21.96%) TCP/IP
11 47 (21.96%) Windows 7
12 45 (21.03%) Microsoft Azure
13 42 (19.63%) Windows Server 2012
14 39 (18.22%) ITIL
15 36 (16.82%) VPN
15 36 (16.82%) VMware
16 33 (15.42%) Firewall
17 30 (14.02%) ITSM
17 30 (14.02%) Citrix
18 29 (13.55%) Amazon AWS
18 29 (13.55%) Security Cleared
19 27 (12.62%) Apple
19 27 (12.62%) MS Exchange
19 27 (12.62%) Apple iOS
19 27 (12.62%) Problem-Solving
20 26 (12.15%) SC Cleared
21 25 (11.68%) Microsoft Intune
21 25 (11.68%) LAN

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 27 (12.62%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (3.27%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.80%) IIS
5 5 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.87%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.93%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 64 (29.91%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.93%) Eikon
2 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 77 (35.98%) Office 365
2 45 (21.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (13.55%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (4.21%) G Suite
5 7 (3.27%) IaaS
6 4 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.87%) SaaS
7 3 (1.40%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.93%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.93%) PaaS
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 76 (35.51%) DNS
2 60 (28.04%) DHCP
3 47 (21.96%) TCP/IP
4 36 (16.82%) VPN
5 33 (15.42%) Firewall
6 25 (11.68%) LAN
7 20 (9.35%) WAN
8 14 (6.54%) Internet
8 14 (6.54%) SAN
9 10 (4.67%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (4.21%) NAS
11 7 (3.27%) Skype
11 7 (3.27%) VoIP
12 6 (2.80%) HTTP
13 5 (2.34%) NetScaler
13 5 (2.34%) WebEx
13 5 (2.34%) Wireless
14 4 (1.87%) PBX
15 3 (1.40%) Broadband
15 3 (1.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.48%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.47%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.47%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (2.34%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (1.40%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.93%) JIRA
3 2 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.47%) Chocolatey
4 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.47%) MSI
General
1 19 (8.88%) Finance
2 10 (4.67%) Banking
3 5 (2.34%) German Language
3 5 (2.34%) Law
4 4 (1.87%) Portuguese Language
5 3 (1.40%) Publishing
5 3 (1.40%) Retail
6 2 (0.93%) Advertising
6 2 (0.93%) Back Office
6 2 (0.93%) French Language
6 2 (0.93%) Front Office
6 2 (0.93%) Italian Language
6 2 (0.93%) Legal
6 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.47%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 50 (23.36%) Analyst
2 42 (19.63%) Support Engineer
3 37 (17.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 37 (17.29%) Desktop Support
4 28 (13.08%) Service Analyst
4 28 (13.08%) Service Desk Analyst
5 21 (9.81%) IT Support
5 21 (9.81%) Support Analyst
6 19 (8.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 16 (7.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (7.01%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 15 (7.01%) Architect
8 15 (7.01%) Desktop Engineer
9 14 (6.54%) Windows Engineer
10 12 (5.61%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
10 12 (5.61%) IT Analyst
10 12 (5.61%) Systems Engineer
11 11 (5.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 11 (5.14%) IT Support Analyst
11 11 (5.14%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.94%) Web Services
2 8 (3.74%) JSON
3 6 (2.80%) REST
4 5 (2.34%) LAMP
5 2 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.93%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.47%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.07%) iPhone
3 11 (5.14%) Data Centre
3 11 (5.14%) iPad
4 9 (4.21%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (3.74%) Blackberry
5 8 (3.74%) Fat Client
5 8 (3.74%) Thin Client
6 7 (3.27%) Driving Licence
7 6 (2.80%) Clustering
7 6 (2.80%) Over-the-Top Content
8 5 (2.34%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (2.34%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.87%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.87%) Device Driver
9 4 (1.87%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.40%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 170 (79.44%) Windows
2 69 (32.24%) Windows Server
3 64 (29.91%) Windows 10
4 47 (21.96%) Windows 7
5 42 (19.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (12.62%) Apple iOS
7 24 (11.21%) Mac OS
8 23 (10.75%) Mac OS X
9 21 (9.81%) Android
10 20 (9.35%) Linux
10 20 (9.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (6.07%) Windows 8
12 6 (2.80%) Unix
12 6 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (2.80%) Windows XP
13 5 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (2.34%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.93%) CentOS
15 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (18.22%) ITIL
2 30 (14.02%) ITSM
3 27 (12.62%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (9.35%) Application Packaging
5 18 (8.41%) Mobile Device Management
6 17 (7.94%) Data Protection
6 17 (7.94%) Migration
7 16 (7.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 11 (5.14%) Patch Management
8 11 (5.14%) Problem Management
8 11 (5.14%) Runbook
8 11 (5.14%) Service Management
8 11 (5.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (4.67%) Application Virtualisation
10 7 (3.27%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (3.27%) Break/Fix
10 7 (3.27%) Service Delivery
11 6 (2.80%) Change Management
11 6 (2.80%) DevOps
11 6 (2.80%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 52 (24.30%) PowerShell
2 24 (11.21%) SQL
3 4 (1.87%) Perl
3 4 (1.87%) VBA
4 3 (1.40%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.40%) VBScript
5 1 (0.47%) C
5 1 (0.47%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (13.55%) Security Cleared
2 26 (12.15%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (5.14%) A+ Certification
5 6 (2.80%) MCP
5 6 (2.80%) MCSE
6 5 (2.34%) MCSA
7 4 (1.87%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.40%) MCDST
8 3 (1.40%) MCITP
9 2 (0.93%) CCA
9 2 (0.93%) CCNA
9 2 (0.93%) Degree
10 1 (0.47%) CISA
10 1 (0.47%) CISM
10 1 (0.47%) CISSP
10 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.47%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.81%) SLA
2 15 (7.01%) GDPR
3 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.47%) HL7
4 1 (0.47%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.47%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 149 (69.63%) Active Directory
2 25 (11.68%) Microsoft App-V
3 19 (8.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (7.48%) Hyper-V
5 11 (5.14%) XenApp
6 9 (4.21%) Docker
7 8 (3.74%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (3.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (2.80%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (2.34%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (2.34%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.87%) vSphere
12 3 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.93%) NFS
13 2 (0.93%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.93%) XenServer
14 1 (0.47%) Firmware
14 1 (0.47%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 68 (31.78%) SCCM
2 25 (11.68%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (4.67%) SCOM
4 9 (4.21%) Kubernetes
5 7 (3.27%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.40%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.40%) Puppet
8 2 (0.93%) Ansible
8 2 (0.93%) OpenView
8 2 (0.93%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.47%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.47%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.47%) MaaS360
9 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.47%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.47%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 139 (64.95%) Microsoft
2 36 (16.82%) VMware
3 30 (14.02%) Citrix
4 27 (12.62%) Apple
5 22 (10.28%) Cisco
6 20 (9.35%) HP
7 18 (8.41%) ServiceNow
8 11 (5.14%) Dell
9 10 (4.67%) SolarWinds
10 5 (2.34%) Google
10 5 (2.34%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.87%) Polycom
11 4 (1.87%) Sony
11 4 (1.87%) Sophos
11 4 (1.87%) Veeam
12 3 (1.40%) Avaya
12 3 (1.40%) Bloomberg
12 3 (1.40%) Ivanti
12 3 (1.40%) Mitel
12 3 (1.40%) NetApp