Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 2019 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 656 702 685
Rank change year-on-year +46 -17 +86
Contract jobs citing Remote Desktop 184 216 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.58% 1.56% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 139 102
UK median daily rate £183 £250 £252
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.90% -0.89% +12.11%
10th Percentile £105 £103 £105
90th Percentile £450 £403 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £260 £268
% change year-on-year -38.46% -2.80% -10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 21
UK median hourly rate £15.76 £17.50 £18.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.94% -7.70% +60.68%
10th Percentile £11.44 £13.45 £10.88
90th Percentile £19.90 £20.37 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.76 £17.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -7.29% +30.77% +10.17%

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 11,627 13,821 13,141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.99% 13.43% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,067 8,445 7,892
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £200 £203 £200
90th Percentile £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 763 743
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +5.26% -24.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.83 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.01 £19.05 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.83% +8.83% -32.69%

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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019. 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 +49 172 £175 -30.00% 91
UK excluding London +31 122 £160 -38.46% 88
London +35 56 £190 -6.17% 9
South East +34 34 £325 +8.33% 21
South West -16 28 £140 -44.00% 6
North of England +34 23 £120 -50.00% 29
Midlands +20 21 £155 -38.00% 15
North West +26 16 £120 - 14
East of England +30 11 £275 -31.25% 11
West Midlands +18 11 £283 +7.52% 6
East Midlands +12 10 £153 +3.39% 9
Wales - 6 £483 - 3
Yorkshire +28 4 £110 -64.80% 11
North East +17 3 £110 -38.89% 4
Scotland +21 1 £125 -44.44% 2

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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.

1 141 (76.63%) Windows
2 116 (63.04%) Active Directory
3 94 (51.09%) Microsoft
4 75 (40.76%) Windows 10
5 67 (36.41%) Office 365
6 62 (33.70%) Microsoft Office
7 60 (32.61%) Windows 7
8 53 (28.80%) SCCM
9 47 (25.54%) Windows Server
10 35 (19.02%) ITIL
11 33 (17.93%) DNS
11 33 (17.93%) Problem-Solving
11 33 (17.93%) Windows Server 2008
12 30 (16.30%) SLA
13 29 (15.76%) Analytical Skills
14 26 (14.13%) ITSM
14 26 (14.13%) DHCP
14 26 (14.13%) MS Exchange
14 26 (14.13%) SQL
15 25 (13.59%) VPN
16 24 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
16 24 (13.04%) Security Cleared
16 24 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 23 (12.50%) PowerShell
17 23 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
18 22 (11.96%) Citrix
18 22 (11.96%) LAN
19 21 (11.41%) Azure
20 20 (10.87%) MCSE
21 19 (10.33%) Windows XP

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 26 (14.13%) MS Exchange
2 16 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 15 (8.15%) Skype for Business
4 9 (4.89%) IIS
5 4 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.63%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.63%) SAS
7 2 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.09%) nginx
7 2 (1.09%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.54%) CMS
Applications
1 62 (33.70%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (6.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (5.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (3.26%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (3.26%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.72%) FileZilla
6 3 (1.63%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.54%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (2.72%) assyst
1 5 (2.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (2.17%) Eikon
2 4 (2.17%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 2 (1.09%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 67 (36.41%) Office 365
2 21 (11.41%) Azure
3 9 (4.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.17%) AWS
4 4 (2.17%) IaaS
4 4 (2.17%) Mimecast
5 3 (1.63%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.09%) Dropbox
6 2 (1.09%) G Suite
6 2 (1.09%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.09%) SaaS
7 1 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.54%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.54%) PaaS
7 1 (0.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 33 (17.93%) DNS
2 26 (14.13%) DHCP
3 25 (13.59%) VPN
4 22 (11.96%) LAN
5 17 (9.24%) Firewall
6 16 (8.70%) TCP/IP
7 14 (7.61%) Internet
8 12 (6.52%) VoIP
8 12 (6.52%) WAN
9 11 (5.98%) Unified Communications
10 9 (4.89%) SAN
10 9 (4.89%) WebEx
10 9 (4.89%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (4.35%) Skype
11 8 (4.35%) SMTP
12 7 (3.80%) NAS
12 7 (3.80%) PBX
13 6 (3.26%) IP Telephony
14 5 (2.72%) SSH
14 5 (2.72%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.72%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.09%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.09%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (1.09%) MySQL
3 2 (1.09%) Power BI
4 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.54%) FileMaker
4 1 (0.54%) SQL CLR
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.72%) ClearCase
1 5 (2.72%) ClearQuest
2 3 (1.63%) JIRA
3 2 (1.09%) MSI
4 1 (0.54%) Hudson
4 1 (0.54%) JMeter
4 1 (0.54%) Selenium
4 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.54%) tSQLt
4 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (8.15%) Finance
2 12 (6.52%) Public Sector
2 12 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.35%) Banking
3 8 (4.35%) Publishing
4 4 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.63%) Electronics
5 3 (1.63%) Law
5 3 (1.63%) Marketing
6 1 (0.54%) Back Office
6 1 (0.54%) Legal
6 1 (0.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (17.39%) Support Engineer
2 29 (15.76%) Desktop Support
3 27 (14.67%) Analyst
4 24 (13.04%) Desktop Engineer
5 20 (10.87%) IT Support
6 18 (9.78%) 2nd Line Support
7 17 (9.24%) Architect
7 17 (9.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (7.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 11 (5.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 11 (5.98%) Service Analyst
10 10 (5.43%) IT Analyst
10 10 (5.43%) Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (5.43%) Support Analyst
11 9 (4.89%) IT Engineer
11 9 (4.89%) Wintel Engineer
12 7 (3.80%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 7 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support
12 7 (3.80%) Windows Engineer
13 6 (3.26%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.09%) .NET
1 2 (1.09%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (1.09%) XML
2 1 (0.54%) .NET Core
2 1 (0.54%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.54%) COM
2 1 (0.54%) CSS
2 1 (0.54%) HTML
2 1 (0.54%) Middleware
2 1 (0.54%) ODBC
2 1 (0.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.76%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (9.24%) Blackberry
3 13 (7.07%) Data Centre
3 13 (7.07%) Management Information System
3 13 (7.07%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (5.43%) Fat Client
4 10 (5.43%) Thin Client
5 9 (4.89%) NHS
5 9 (4.89%) PKI
6 6 (3.26%) iPhone
7 4 (2.17%) Clustering
7 4 (2.17%) iPad
8 3 (1.63%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.63%) PDA
8 3 (1.63%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.09%) e-Health
9 2 (1.09%) Handset
9 2 (1.09%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.09%) Replication
9 2 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 141 (76.63%) Windows
2 75 (40.76%) Windows 10
3 60 (32.61%) Windows 7
4 47 (25.54%) Windows Server
5 33 (17.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (10.33%) Windows XP
8 16 (8.70%) Linux
9 15 (8.15%) Windows 8
10 13 (7.07%) Apple iOS
11 12 (6.52%) Android
11 12 (6.52%) Mac OS
12 10 (5.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (3.80%) Windows Vista
14 6 (3.26%) Solaris
15 5 (2.72%) Mac OS X
15 5 (2.72%) Windows 2000
16 3 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (19.02%) ITIL
2 33 (17.93%) Problem-Solving
3 26 (14.13%) ITSM
4 24 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 16 (8.70%) Service Management
6 11 (5.98%) Migration
6 11 (5.98%) Preventative Maintenance
7 10 (5.43%) Information Security
7 10 (5.43%) ITIL V3
8 7 (3.80%) Change Management
8 7 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (3.80%) Patch Management
9 6 (3.26%) Hardware Maintenance
9 6 (3.26%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.26%) Server Management
9 6 (3.26%) Storage Management
10 5 (2.72%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (2.72%) Computer Science
10 5 (2.72%) Customer Requirements
10 5 (2.72%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 26 (14.13%) SQL
2 23 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.63%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.09%) C#
4 2 (1.09%) R
4 2 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 23 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (10.87%) MCSE
4 13 (7.07%) MCP
5 8 (4.35%) MCSA
6 7 (3.80%) DV Cleared
6 7 (3.80%) SC Cleared
7 6 (3.26%) A+ Certification
7 6 (3.26%) Degree
8 3 (1.63%) CCNA
8 3 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.54%) CCA
9 1 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.54%) HND
9 1 (0.54%) ISEB
9 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.54%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (16.30%) SLA
2 3 (1.63%) GDPR
2 3 (1.63%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.09%) HL7
3 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.09%) PMO
4 1 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 116 (63.04%) Active Directory
2 18 (9.78%) Hyper-V
3 16 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (8.15%) Virtual Desktop
5 10 (5.43%) XenDesktop
6 8 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (3.26%) XenApp
8 5 (2.72%) Terminal Services
9 4 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.63%) NDS
10 3 (1.63%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 2 (1.09%) KVM
11 2 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (1.09%) vSphere
12 1 (0.54%) Docker
12 1 (0.54%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.54%) vCloud
12 1 (0.54%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.54%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 53 (28.80%) SCCM
2 17 (9.24%) SCOM
3 13 (7.07%) WSUS
4 8 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (4.35%) SCVMM
4 8 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (2.17%) ServiceCenter
5 4 (2.17%) SmoothWall
6 2 (1.09%) Ansible
6 2 (1.09%) Kibana
6 2 (1.09%) logstash
6 2 (1.09%) OfficeScan
7 1 (0.54%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.54%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.54%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.54%) Nessus
Vendors
1 94 (51.09%) Microsoft
2 22 (11.96%) Citrix
3 19 (10.33%) Cisco
3 19 (10.33%) VMware
4 11 (5.98%) HP
5 10 (5.43%) McAfee
5 10 (5.43%) Remedy
6 9 (4.89%) Bomgar
7 8 (4.35%) Adobe
7 8 (4.35%) Apple
7 8 (4.35%) Dell
8 6 (3.26%) Bloomberg
9 5 (2.72%) Sophos
9 5 (2.72%) TOWER Software
10 4 (2.17%) Avaya
10 4 (2.17%) Kaspersky
10 4 (2.17%) Peregrine
10 4 (2.17%) Reuters
10 4 (2.17%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.63%) Veeam