Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 692 685 768
Rank change year-on-year -7 +83 -58
Contract jobs citing Remote Desktop 194 197 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.43% 1.41% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 104 80
UK median daily rate £153 £208 £232
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.59% -10.36% -15.73%
10th Percentile £101 £106 £105
90th Percentile £475 £488 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £203 £269
% change year-on-year -31.03% -24.47% -2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 12
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £19.38 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.86% +49.08% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.00 £10.89
90th Percentile £17.63 £40.00 £37.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £14.00 £11.78
% change year-on-year +19.64% +18.90% -7.65%

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 13,543 13,991 15,962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.01% 13.56% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,159 8,534 9,668
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.36%
10th Percentile £200 £181 £213
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 745 816
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -19.15% +14.63%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.13 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.65 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.04 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.32% -27.84% +21.65%

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 21 November 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
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 21 November 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 +10 185 £163 -35.00% 56
UK excluding London -34 125 £140 -31.03% 51
London +37 68 £200 +5.26% 11
South West +2 33 £140 -66.06% 12
South East -26 30 £214 +0.47% 14
North of England -12 23 £131 -16.67% 8
East of England +2 17 £400 -27.27% 4
Midlands -18 14 £150 -40.59% 7
Yorkshire -11 11 £155 -1.59% 3
North West -27 11 £130 +30.00% 3
East Midlands +11 10 £145 -42.00% 3
Scotland -12 7 £120 -14.29% 5
West Midlands -29 4 £394 +22.09% 4
North East -1 1 - - 2
Wales -38 1 £182 -0.57% 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 151 (77.84%) Windows
2 126 (64.95%) Active Directory
3 116 (59.79%) Microsoft
4 68 (35.05%) Office 365
5 59 (30.41%) Windows 7
6 56 (28.87%) SCCM
7 54 (27.84%) Windows 10
8 51 (26.29%) Windows Server
9 49 (25.26%) DNS
10 42 (21.65%) ITIL
11 40 (20.62%) Microsoft Office
12 39 (20.10%) TCP/IP
12 39 (20.10%) DHCP
13 36 (18.56%) VPN
14 35 (18.04%) Citrix
15 34 (17.53%) VMware
16 31 (15.98%) PowerShell
17 29 (14.95%) Security Cleared
18 26 (13.40%) Firewall
18 26 (13.40%) ITSM
18 26 (13.40%) SQL
19 25 (12.89%) Windows Server 2012
20 24 (12.37%) SC Cleared
20 24 (12.37%) Microsoft Azure
20 24 (12.37%) SLA
21 23 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
22 22 (11.34%) Windows Server 2008
23 21 (10.82%) Microsoft Certification
24 20 (10.31%) HP
24 20 (10.31%) Linux

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 20 (10.31%) MS Exchange
2 19 (9.79%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (2.58%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.55%) IIS
6 2 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 40 (20.62%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (5.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.06%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.06%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.52%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 68 (35.05%) Office 365
2 24 (12.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (4.12%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (4.12%) IaaS
5 7 (3.61%) SaaS
6 5 (2.58%) OneDrive
7 4 (2.06%) Mimecast
8 3 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.55%) PaaS
9 1 (0.52%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 49 (25.26%) DNS
2 39 (20.10%) DHCP
2 39 (20.10%) TCP/IP
3 36 (18.56%) VPN
4 26 (13.40%) Firewall
5 16 (8.25%) LAN
5 16 (8.25%) WAN
6 15 (7.73%) Internet
7 11 (5.67%) SAN
8 8 (4.12%) HTTP
8 8 (4.12%) Skype
9 7 (3.61%) VoIP
10 6 (3.09%) NAS
10 6 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (2.58%) WebEx
12 4 (2.06%) NetScaler
12 4 (2.06%) PBX
12 4 (2.06%) SNMP
12 4 (2.06%) Wireless
13 3 (1.55%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.61%) Electronic Patient Records
3 6 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.52%) Power BI
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.03%) JIRA
1 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.52%) Chocolatey
2 1 (0.52%) MSI
2 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (8.76%) Finance
2 9 (4.64%) Law
3 5 (2.58%) Banking
4 4 (2.06%) Portuguese Language
5 3 (1.55%) Retail
6 2 (1.03%) Advertising
6 2 (1.03%) French Language
6 2 (1.03%) German Language
6 2 (1.03%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.52%) Electronics
7 1 (0.52%) Front Office
7 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) Marketing
7 1 (0.52%) Publishing
7 1 (0.52%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 49 (25.26%) Analyst
2 35 (18.04%) Desktop Support
3 32 (16.49%) 2nd Line Support
4 28 (14.43%) Support Engineer
5 27 (13.92%) Service Analyst
5 27 (13.92%) Service Desk Analyst
6 22 (11.34%) Desktop Engineer
7 20 (10.31%) IT Support
8 17 (8.76%) Architect
9 16 (8.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 14 (7.22%) Support Analyst
11 12 (6.19%) Service Desk Support
12 11 (5.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 10 (5.15%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
13 10 (5.15%) Windows Engineer
14 9 (4.64%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 9 (4.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 8 (4.12%) 1st Line Support
15 8 (4.12%) Consultant
15 8 (4.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.09%) REST
2 5 (2.58%) JSON
2 5 (2.58%) LAMP
3 2 (1.03%) Web Services
4 1 (0.52%) LDAP
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.52%) SAML
4 1 (0.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.15%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.64%) Blackberry
4 8 (4.12%) NHS
5 7 (3.61%) Driving Licence
5 7 (3.61%) e-Health
5 7 (3.61%) Fat Client
5 7 (3.61%) LIMS
5 7 (3.61%) PACS
5 7 (3.61%) Thin Client
6 6 (3.09%) iPhone
6 6 (3.09%) Over-the-Top Content
7 5 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (2.06%) Clustering
8 4 (2.06%) Device Driver
8 4 (2.06%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (2.06%) iPad
8 4 (2.06%) Smartphone
8 4 (2.06%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 151 (77.84%) Windows
2 59 (30.41%) Windows 7
3 54 (27.84%) Windows 10
4 51 (26.29%) Windows Server
5 25 (12.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (11.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (10.31%) Linux
8 18 (9.28%) Windows 8
9 16 (8.25%) Windows XP
10 15 (7.73%) Apple iOS
11 13 (6.70%) Mac OS X
12 12 (6.19%) Android
13 10 (5.15%) Unix
14 8 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (2.58%) Ubuntu
16 2 (1.03%) Solaris
16 2 (1.03%) VMS
16 2 (1.03%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.52%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (21.65%) ITIL
2 26 (13.40%) ITSM
3 23 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (9.28%) Migration
5 12 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (6.19%) Incident Management
6 11 (5.67%) Service Delivery
7 10 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 9 (4.64%) Application Virtualisation
8 9 (4.64%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (4.12%) CRM
9 8 (4.12%) Patch Management
10 7 (3.61%) Analytics
10 7 (3.61%) Data Migration
10 7 (3.61%) Health Informatics
10 7 (3.61%) Informatics
10 7 (3.61%) Service Management
10 7 (3.61%) Translating Business Requirements
10 7 (3.61%) UML
10 7 (3.61%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 31 (15.98%) PowerShell
2 26 (13.40%) SQL
3 7 (3.61%) Perl
3 7 (3.61%) VBA
4 2 (1.03%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.03%) C
5 1 (0.52%) Java
5 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (14.95%) Security Cleared
2 24 (12.37%) SC Cleared
3 21 (10.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.12%) MCSA
5 6 (3.09%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.09%) MCSE
6 5 (2.58%) MCP
7 3 (1.55%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.55%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.03%) CCA
8 2 (1.03%) Degree
8 2 (1.03%) MCDST
8 2 (1.03%) MCITP
8 2 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.52%) CISA
9 1 (0.52%) CISM
9 1 (0.52%) CISSP
9 1 (0.52%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.37%) SLA
2 7 (3.61%) HL7
3 2 (1.03%) GDPR
3 2 (1.03%) QA
4 1 (0.52%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.52%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 126 (64.95%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.73%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.19%) Docker
5 9 (4.64%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (4.64%) XenApp
6 8 (4.12%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (4.12%) vSphere
7 7 (3.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (3.09%) XenDesktop
9 5 (2.58%) Terminal Services
9 5 (2.58%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.55%) NFS
12 2 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.52%) Firmware
13 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 56 (28.87%) SCCM
2 17 (8.76%) SCOM
3 12 (6.19%) Kubernetes
4 10 (5.15%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (3.09%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.55%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (1.55%) XenMobile
7 2 (1.03%) Ansible
7 2 (1.03%) Automic
7 2 (1.03%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.03%) OpenView
7 2 (1.03%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.03%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.03%) WSUS
8 1 (0.52%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.52%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.52%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.52%) SCSM
8 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 116 (59.79%) Microsoft
2 35 (18.04%) Citrix
3 34 (17.53%) VMware
4 20 (10.31%) HP
5 15 (7.73%) ServiceNow
6 13 (6.70%) Cisco
7 10 (5.15%) Apple
8 9 (4.64%) Dell
9 8 (4.12%) SolarWinds
10 6 (3.09%) Avaya
10 6 (3.09%) Sony
10 6 (3.09%) Sophos
11 5 (2.58%) Canon
11 5 (2.58%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.06%) BMC
12 4 (2.06%) Polycom
12 4 (2.06%) Remedy
12 4 (2.06%) Xerox
13 3 (1.55%) NetApp
13 3 (1.55%) Oracle