Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 690 756 696
Rank change year-on-year +66 -60 -79
Contract jobs citing Remote Desktop 192 129 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.39% 0.78% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 86 102
UK median daily rate £244 £225 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -18.18% +11.11%
10th Percentile £108 £105 £110
90th Percentile £488 £481 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £263 £275
% change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% +14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 45
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.85% -7.14% -15.15%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.61 £9.92
90th Percentile £40.00 £32.95 £19.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £11.78 £14.00
% change year-on-year +10.40% -15.89% -22.22%

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 13803 16578 15882
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.78% 15.73% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8385 10062 9111
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £188 £220 £213
90th Percentile £577 £575 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +3.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 733 828 1035
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £23.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.09% +17.50% -
10th Percentile £11.36 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.44 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -22.24% +25.00% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +70 176 £252 +12.11% 20
UK excluding London +113 148 £250 -4.76% 14
London -8 47 £200 +12.68% 6
South East +36 46 £181 -38.30% 7
North of England +83 30 £162 +0.94% 2
Midlands +37 22 £250 +7.99% 4
South West -1 18 £425 +30.77% 1
North West +34 17 £166 +3.44% 1
East of England -16 17 £513 +290.48%
West Midlands +34 13 £323 -28.33% 3
Yorkshire +33 12 £158 -
Wales +18 10 £184 -36.17%
East Midlands +5 9 £250 +92.31% 1
Scotland +12 6 £128 -57.50%
North East +74 1 £275 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 159 (82.81%) Windows
2 135 (70.31%) Microsoft
3 102 (53.13%) Active Directory
4 67 (34.90%) ITIL
5 64 (33.33%) Citrix
6 63 (32.81%) Office 365
7 61 (31.77%) Windows 7
7 61 (31.77%) Windows Server
8 50 (26.04%) SCCM
8 50 (26.04%) Microsoft Office
8 50 (26.04%) DNS
9 49 (25.52%) Security Cleared
10 48 (25.00%) DHCP
11 47 (24.48%) Windows Server 2012
12 43 (22.40%) VMware
13 41 (21.35%) Windows 10
14 37 (19.27%) Hyper-V
15 36 (18.75%) SC Cleared
16 35 (18.23%) Incident Management
16 35 (18.23%) Blackberry
17 34 (17.71%) VMware Infrastructure
18 33 (17.19%) HP
19 27 (14.06%) MS Exchange
20 25 (13.02%) SCOM
21 24 (12.50%) PowerShell
21 24 (12.50%) Migration
22 23 (11.98%) Service Management
22 23 (11.98%) SQL Server
23 22 (11.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
24 21 (10.94%) 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 27 (14.06%) MS Exchange
2 22 (11.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 20 (10.42%) IIS
4 19 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (5.73%) SharePoint
6 8 (4.17%) Skype for Business
7 7 (3.65%) Apache
7 7 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (2.08%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.04%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.04%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.52%) nginx
Applications
1 50 (26.04%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (7.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (5.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.08%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.04%) Acrobat
5 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.08%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (1.56%) Eikon
3 2 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.52%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 63 (32.81%) Office 365
2 15 (7.81%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (5.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.13%) G Suite
5 5 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (26.04%) DNS
2 48 (25.00%) DHCP
3 20 (10.42%) TCP/IP
4 18 (9.38%) VPN
5 13 (6.77%) Internet
6 12 (6.25%) LDAP
6 12 (6.25%) SAN
7 11 (5.73%) LAN
8 10 (5.21%) Wireless
9 8 (4.17%) Firewall
9 8 (4.17%) IP Telephony
9 8 (4.17%) Kerberos
10 6 (3.13%) NAS
10 6 (3.13%) WAN
10 6 (3.13%) WebEx
10 6 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (2.60%) Skype
11 5 (2.60%) VoIP
12 3 (1.56%) Intranet
13 2 (1.04%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.98%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.13%) MySQL
4 5 (2.60%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.08%) EDRMS
6 2 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.60%) LoadRunner
2 4 (2.08%) JIRA
2 4 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.56%) JMeter
4 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (6.25%) Retail
2 10 (5.21%) Finance
3 8 (4.17%) Publishing
4 5 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.08%) Banking
5 4 (2.08%) Legal
6 3 (1.56%) Law
6 3 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.04%) Back Office
7 2 (1.04%) Electronics
7 2 (1.04%) Marketing
8 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.52%) Front Office
8 1 (0.52%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 42 (21.88%) 2nd Line Support
2 38 (19.79%) Support Engineer
3 30 (15.63%) Desktop Support
4 27 (14.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 25 (13.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 24 (12.50%) Analyst
7 15 (7.81%) Windows Engineer
8 14 (7.29%) Consultant
8 14 (7.29%) Systems Engineer
9 13 (6.77%) Service Analyst
9 13 (6.77%) Service Desk Analyst
10 12 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 11 (5.73%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 11 (5.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (4.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
12 9 (4.69%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
12 9 (4.69%) Support Analyst
13 8 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
13 8 (4.17%) SCCM Engineer
14 7 (3.65%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.69%) Web Services
2 4 (2.08%) LAMP
3 3 (1.56%) Spring
4 2 (1.04%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.52%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.23%) Blackberry
2 14 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.29%) Replication
3 12 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 11 (5.73%) Clustering
4 11 (5.73%) Fat Client
4 11 (5.73%) Thin Client
5 10 (5.21%) PKI
6 9 (4.69%) Management Information System
7 7 (3.65%) iPhone
8 6 (3.13%) Computer Science
8 6 (3.13%) Cyber Defence
8 6 (3.13%) Driving Licence
8 6 (3.13%) EPoS
8 6 (3.13%) NHS
8 6 (3.13%) Private Cloud
9 5 (2.60%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (2.08%) User Experience
11 3 (1.56%) PDA
11 3 (1.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 159 (82.81%) Windows
2 61 (31.77%) Windows 7
2 61 (31.77%) Windows Server
3 47 (24.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (21.35%) Windows 10
5 20 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (7.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (6.25%) Linux
8 9 (4.69%) Android
9 8 (4.17%) Apple iOS
10 7 (3.65%) Mac OS
10 7 (3.65%) Unix
10 7 (3.65%) Windows XP
11 6 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (2.08%) HPUX
12 4 (2.08%) Mac OS X
12 4 (2.08%) Solaris
12 4 (2.08%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.56%) Windows Phone
14 2 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (34.90%) ITIL
2 35 (18.23%) Incident Management
3 24 (12.50%) Migration
4 23 (11.98%) Service Management
5 14 (7.29%) Change Management
6 12 (6.25%) ITSM
6 12 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
7 11 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (5.73%) Mobile Device Management
7 11 (5.73%) Problem Management
7 11 (5.73%) Project Management
8 9 (4.69%) Creative Thinking
8 9 (4.69%) Information Security
9 7 (3.65%) Network Design
10 6 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (3.13%) Break/Fix
10 6 (3.13%) Network Virtualisation
10 6 (3.13%) Scrum
10 6 (3.13%) SEO
10 6 (3.13%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 10 (5.21%) SQL
3 8 (4.17%) VBScript
4 6 (3.13%) Java
5 5 (2.60%) Perl
6 2 (1.04%) C
6 2 (1.04%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.52%) PHP
7 1 (0.52%) Python
7 1 (0.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (25.52%) Security Cleared
2 36 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.77%) Degree
4 10 (5.21%) DV Cleared
5 9 (4.69%) CCNA
5 9 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (3.65%) MCSE
8 6 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.56%) CCA
9 3 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.56%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (1.56%) MCITP
9 3 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.04%) ACSA
10 2 (1.04%) CISA
10 2 (1.04%) CISM
10 2 (1.04%) CISSP
10 2 (1.04%) MCSA
10 2 (1.04%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.42%) SLA
2 3 (1.56%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.04%) GDPR
3 2 (1.04%) ISAE 3402
3 2 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.04%) SSAE 16
4 1 (0.52%) MiFID
4 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 102 (53.13%) Active Directory
2 37 (19.27%) Hyper-V
3 34 (17.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (9.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (8.33%) XenApp
6 11 (5.73%) vSphere
7 6 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (2.08%) NFS
8 4 (2.08%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.08%) VMware Server
8 4 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (2.08%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.56%) Firmware
9 3 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.04%) iptables
10 2 (1.04%) XenServer
11 1 (0.52%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.52%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 50 (26.04%) SCCM
2 25 (13.02%) SCOM
3 8 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (4.17%) WSUS
4 7 (3.65%) PowerCLI
5 6 (3.13%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.08%) DameWare
6 4 (2.08%) SCSM
6 4 (2.08%) SCVMM
7 3 (1.56%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.04%) Nagios
8 2 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.52%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.52%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.52%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.52%) MAILsweeper
9 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.52%) SafeCom
9 1 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 135 (70.31%) Microsoft
2 64 (33.33%) Citrix
3 43 (22.40%) VMware
4 33 (17.19%) HP
5 21 (10.94%) Cisco
6 14 (7.29%) Apple
7 10 (5.21%) Dell
8 8 (4.17%) McAfee
9 7 (3.65%) NetApp
9 7 (3.65%) Oracle
10 6 (3.13%) CyberArk
10 6 (3.13%) Google
10 6 (3.13%) Hortonworks
10 6 (3.13%) Sophos
10 6 (3.13%) Veritas
11 5 (2.60%) AppDynamics
11 5 (2.60%) Bloomberg
11 5 (2.60%) LANDesk
11 5 (2.60%) Reuters
11 5 (2.60%) SolarWinds