Period
to 21 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 706 720 692
Rank change year-on-year +14 -28 -39
Contract jobs citing Remote Desktop 172 129 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.31% 0.90% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 82 87
UK median daily rate £200 £250 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -4.76% -2.78%
10th Percentile £105 £108 £110
90th Percentile £475 £549 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £256 £225
% change year-on-year -29.76% +13.89% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 36
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.23% +8.33% -11.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.61 £9.25
90th Percentile £21.46 £16.50 £17.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £11.75 £12.00
% change year-on-year +19.15% -2.08% -13.48%

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 13,163 14,395 15,077
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.33% 14.99% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,132 8,760 8,723
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £180 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 745 911
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.25 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year -15.56% +5.88% -5.56%

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 January 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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 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 +34 163 £200 -20.00% 76
UK excluding London +63 115 £180 -29.76% 64
South East +18 59 £150 -64.71% 21
London -41 59 £200 -20.00% 15
North of England +62 21 £175 +9.53% 9
South West +12 14 £425 +226.92% 11
North West +19 12 £185 +15.63% 5
East of England -4 10 £550 +358.33% 9
Yorkshire +18 7 £158 - 4
Scotland -13 5 £288 -4.17%
Midlands -4 4 £145 -41.41% 11
Wales +15 3 £105 -53.33% 3
East Midlands -2 3 £145 -34.17% 6
North East - 2 £195 -
West Midlands +8 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 137 (79.65%) Windows
2 107 (62.21%) Active Directory
3 105 (61.05%) Microsoft
4 58 (33.72%) DNS
5 55 (31.98%) Office 365
6 54 (31.40%) Citrix
6 54 (31.40%) VMware
7 53 (30.81%) Windows Server
8 51 (29.65%) Windows 7
9 49 (28.49%) DHCP
10 45 (26.16%) ITIL
11 41 (23.84%) Windows Server 2012
12 38 (22.09%) VMware Infrastructure
13 35 (20.35%) Microsoft Office
14 34 (19.77%) MS Exchange
15 32 (18.60%) VPN
16 29 (16.86%) SCCM
16 29 (16.86%) Windows 10
17 26 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
18 25 (14.53%) Security Cleared
18 25 (14.53%) Finance
19 23 (13.37%) SLA
20 22 (12.79%) HP
20 22 (12.79%) Service Management
20 22 (12.79%) SCOM
20 22 (12.79%) Hyper-V
21 21 (12.21%) PowerShell
22 20 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
23 19 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
23 19 (11.05%) SC Cleared

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 34 (19.77%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (8.72%) IIS
4 7 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.33%) Apache
5 4 (2.33%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.33%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.74%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 35 (20.35%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (6.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (5.23%) MS Visio
4 8 (4.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (4.65%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.74%) CINEMA 4D
5 3 (1.74%) Vectorworks
6 2 (1.16%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.58%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.58%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.58%) Eikon
2 1 (0.58%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 55 (31.98%) Office 365
2 20 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.91%) G Suite
6 2 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (1.16%) IaaS
7 1 (0.58%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.58%) PaaS
7 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (33.72%) DNS
2 49 (28.49%) DHCP
3 32 (18.60%) VPN
4 11 (6.40%) Firewall
5 10 (5.81%) IP Telephony
5 10 (5.81%) TCP/IP
6 9 (5.23%) Internet
6 9 (5.23%) SAN
7 8 (4.65%) Kerberos
8 7 (4.07%) LAN
8 7 (4.07%) WAN
9 6 (3.49%) Intranet
10 5 (2.91%) NAS
10 5 (2.91%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (2.33%) BIG-IP
11 4 (2.33%) Skype
12 3 (1.74%) NetScaler
12 3 (1.74%) VSAN
12 3 (1.74%) WebEx
12 3 (1.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.40%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.91%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (2.91%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.33%) MySQL
3 4 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (3.49%) AutoIt
2 5 (2.91%) LoadRunner
3 4 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.74%) JIRA
4 3 (1.74%) JMeter
5 2 (1.16%) Cucumber
General
1 25 (14.53%) Finance
2 11 (6.40%) Legal
3 10 (5.81%) Retail
4 7 (4.07%) Publishing
5 6 (3.49%) Banking
6 3 (1.74%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.74%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.16%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.16%) Electronics
7 2 (1.16%) Marketing
8 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.58%) French Language
8 1 (0.58%) Front Office
8 1 (0.58%) Local Government
8 1 (0.58%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 47 (27.33%) Analyst
2 26 (15.12%) 2nd Line Support
3 25 (14.53%) Desktop Support
3 25 (14.53%) Service Analyst
3 25 (14.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 24 (13.95%) Support Engineer
5 17 (9.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 17 (9.88%) Support Analyst
6 16 (9.30%) 1st Line Support
7 15 (8.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 14 (8.14%) Consultant
9 13 (7.56%) Windows Engineer
10 12 (6.98%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 10 (5.81%) Architect
12 8 (4.65%) IT Analyst
12 8 (4.65%) IT Support
13 7 (4.07%) Desktop Engineer
13 7 (4.07%) Mac Engineer
13 7 (4.07%) Systems Engineer
14 6 (3.49%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.23%) Web Services
2 8 (4.65%) LDAP
3 4 (2.33%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.58%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (10.47%) Fat Client
2 18 (10.47%) Thin Client
3 16 (9.30%) Blackberry
4 11 (6.40%) Data Centre
5 10 (5.81%) Replication
6 8 (4.65%) Clustering
6 8 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (3.49%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.49%) Cyber Defence
7 6 (3.49%) PKI
8 5 (2.91%) Driving Licence
8 5 (2.91%) iPad
8 5 (2.91%) iPhone
8 5 (2.91%) Smartphone
9 4 (2.33%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.74%) User Experience
11 2 (1.16%) PDA
12 1 (0.58%) Biotechnology
12 1 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 137 (79.65%) Windows
2 53 (30.81%) Windows Server
3 51 (29.65%) Windows 7
4 41 (23.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (16.86%) Windows 10
6 26 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (8.72%) Apple iOS
7 15 (8.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (6.40%) Android
9 10 (5.81%) Mac OS X
10 8 (4.65%) Windows XP
11 7 (4.07%) Mac OS
12 4 (2.33%) Linux
13 3 (1.74%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.16%) Windows 2000
14 2 (1.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (26.16%) ITIL
2 22 (12.79%) Service Management
3 17 (9.88%) Incident Management
4 13 (7.56%) ITSM
5 12 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (6.40%) PRINCE2
6 11 (6.40%) Problem Management
7 10 (5.81%) Change Management
7 10 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (5.23%) Project Management
9 8 (4.65%) Creative Thinking
9 8 (4.65%) Migration
10 7 (4.07%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (3.49%) Network Design
11 6 (3.49%) Network Virtualisation
11 6 (3.49%) Scrum
11 6 (3.49%) SEO
11 6 (3.49%) Task Automation
11 6 (3.49%) Ticket Management
11 6 (3.49%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.21%) PowerShell
2 11 (6.40%) SQL
3 5 (2.91%) Python
4 3 (1.74%) AppleScript
4 3 (1.74%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.16%) C
6 1 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (14.53%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.05%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.98%) Degree
4 9 (5.23%) CCNA
4 9 (5.23%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (2.33%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (2.33%) MCSA
8 3 (1.74%) CCA
8 3 (1.74%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.16%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.16%) CISA
9 2 (1.16%) CISM
9 2 (1.16%) CISSP
9 2 (1.16%) MCITP
9 2 (1.16%) MCSE
9 2 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.58%) MCTS
10 1 (0.58%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.37%) SLA
2 3 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.16%) GDPR
3 2 (1.16%) ISAE 3402
3 2 (1.16%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.16%) SSAE 16
4 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.58%) MiFID
System Software
1 107 (62.21%) Active Directory
2 38 (22.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (12.79%) Hyper-V
4 11 (6.40%) XenApp
5 10 (5.81%) VMware Workstation
6 7 (4.07%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (4.07%) vSphere
6 7 (4.07%) XenDesktop
7 6 (3.49%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (3.49%) VMware Server
8 4 (2.33%) iptables
8 4 (2.33%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.74%) XenServer
10 2 (1.16%) Firmware
10 2 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.16%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.58%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.58%) NFS
11 1 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 29 (16.86%) SCCM
2 22 (12.79%) SCOM
3 8 (4.65%) PowerCLI
4 7 (4.07%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (3.49%) DameWare
5 6 (3.49%) SCSM
5 6 (3.49%) SCVMM
6 3 (1.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.16%) SafeCom
7 2 (1.16%) vRealize
7 2 (1.16%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.58%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.58%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 105 (61.05%) Microsoft
2 54 (31.40%) Citrix
2 54 (31.40%) VMware
3 22 (12.79%) HP
4 18 (10.47%) Cisco
5 15 (8.72%) Apple
6 13 (7.56%) SolarWinds
7 10 (5.81%) Altiris
8 8 (4.65%) Adobe
8 8 (4.65%) NetApp
9 7 (4.07%) McAfee
10 6 (3.49%) CyberArk
10 6 (3.49%) Hortonworks
11 5 (2.91%) AppDynamics
11 5 (2.91%) Avaya
11 5 (2.91%) Dell
11 5 (2.91%) Google
12 4 (2.33%) Lotus
12 4 (2.33%) Oracle
13 3 (1.74%) SAP