Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 675 659 750
Rank change year-on-year -16 +91 -63
Contract jobs citing Remote Desktop 228 193 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.65% 1.48% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 109 100
UK median daily rate £250 £260 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £103 £105 £105
90th Percentile £418 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £280 £325
% change year-on-year -1.70% -13.85% -1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 22
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.83% -20.00%
10th Percentile £13.45 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £20.37 £39.75 £15.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £11.90
% change year-on-year +25.00% +17.65% -20.67%

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 13,822 13,011 16,966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.27% 13.66% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,490 7,819 10,276
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £204 £224
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 776 767 788
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.65%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +19.05%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +8 210 £250 -9.09% 46
UK excluding London -35 127 £275 -1.70% 35
London -13 100 £200 +33.33% 11
South East +1 39 £300 +20.00% 7
Midlands -6 37 £250 -3.38% 5
North of England -21 24 £263 +61.86% 12
East Midlands +9 22 £150 -40.59% 3
West Midlands -23 17 £250 -41.18% 2
Scotland -37 14 £260 +103.92%
South West -7 11 £250 -41.18% 8
North West -20 11 £82 -51.05% 4
North East - 9 £269 - 4
Yorkshire -24 4 £325 +106.35% 4
Channel Islands - 3 £175 -
East of England -9 2 £109 -70.93% 3

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 185 (81.14%) Windows
2 146 (64.04%) Active Directory
3 129 (56.58%) Microsoft
4 80 (35.09%) DNS
5 78 (34.21%) Windows Server
6 73 (32.02%) Office 365
7 66 (28.95%) DHCP
8 60 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
9 59 (25.88%) SCCM
9 59 (25.88%) Windows 10
10 58 (25.44%) PowerShell
11 55 (24.12%) Citrix
12 54 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
13 52 (22.81%) Windows 7
14 48 (21.05%) ITIL
15 46 (20.18%) VPN
16 43 (18.86%) VMware
17 40 (17.54%) Firewall
17 40 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
18 37 (16.23%) TCP/IP
19 36 (15.79%) Apple
19 36 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
20 35 (15.35%) Security Cleared
21 34 (14.91%) Windows Server 2008
22 33 (14.47%) Mac OS
23 31 (13.60%) SC Cleared
24 30 (13.16%) Cisco
25 28 (12.28%) MS Exchange
26 27 (11.84%) SAN
26 27 (11.84%) ITSM

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 28 (12.28%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.82%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (3.51%) IIS
5 6 (2.63%) Confluence
6 4 (1.75%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 60 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.75%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.88%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.44%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.44%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Eikon
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 73 (32.02%) Office 365
2 40 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.39%) G Suite
5 3 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.32%) IaaS
6 2 (0.88%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.88%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.44%) Datadog
7 1 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.44%) PaaS
7 1 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.44%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 80 (35.09%) DNS
2 66 (28.95%) DHCP
3 46 (20.18%) VPN
4 40 (17.54%) Firewall
5 37 (16.23%) TCP/IP
6 27 (11.84%) SAN
7 22 (9.65%) LAN
8 15 (6.58%) NAS
8 15 (6.58%) WAN
9 12 (5.26%) Internet
9 12 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (4.82%) VoIP
10 11 (4.82%) VSAN
11 8 (3.51%) Skype
11 8 (3.51%) SSL
12 7 (3.07%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (3.07%) Wireless
13 5 (2.19%) DDNS
13 5 (2.19%) NetScaler
14 4 (1.75%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.02%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 8 (3.51%) JIRA
2 6 (2.63%) Bitbucket
3 5 (2.19%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (1.32%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.44%) MSI
General
1 17 (7.46%) Finance
2 12 (5.26%) Banking
3 7 (3.07%) German Language
4 4 (1.75%) Back Office
4 4 (1.75%) Law
4 4 (1.75%) Retail
5 3 (1.32%) Legal
5 3 (1.32%) Publishing
5 3 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.88%) French Language
6 2 (0.88%) Front Office
6 2 (0.88%) Italian Language
6 2 (0.88%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 51 (22.37%) Support Engineer
2 44 (19.30%) Analyst
3 41 (17.98%) Desktop Support
4 39 (17.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 30 (13.16%) Service Analyst
5 30 (13.16%) Service Desk Analyst
6 19 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
7 18 (7.89%) IT Support
8 16 (7.02%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 16 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 15 (6.58%) Architect
9 15 (6.58%) Systems Engineer
10 14 (6.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 13 (5.70%) Active Directory Engineer
11 13 (5.70%) Office 365 Engineer
11 13 (5.70%) Support Analyst
12 12 (5.26%) Active Directory Support
12 12 (5.26%) Applications Engineer
12 12 (5.26%) Consultant
12 12 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.89%) Web Services
2 8 (3.51%) JSON
3 4 (1.75%) Software Packaging
4 2 (0.88%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.44%) SAML
5 1 (0.44%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.77%) Self-Motivation
2 18 (7.89%) Data Centre
3 16 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.82%) PKI
5 10 (4.39%) iPad
5 10 (4.39%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (3.95%) Blackberry
6 9 (3.95%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.95%) iPhone
7 6 (2.63%) Clustering
7 6 (2.63%) Fat Client
7 6 (2.63%) Mobile Computing
7 6 (2.63%) RSA SecurID
7 6 (2.63%) Thin Client
8 5 (2.19%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.19%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.75%) EPoS
9 4 (1.75%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.32%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 185 (81.14%) Windows
2 78 (34.21%) Windows Server
3 59 (25.88%) Windows 10
4 54 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 52 (22.81%) Windows 7
6 34 (14.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (14.47%) Mac OS
8 25 (10.96%) Apple iOS
9 24 (10.53%) Mac OS X
10 20 (8.77%) Android
11 13 (5.70%) Linux
12 11 (4.82%) Windows 8
13 8 (3.51%) Windows XP
14 7 (3.07%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (1.32%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (21.05%) ITIL
2 36 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
3 27 (11.84%) ITSM
4 19 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 17 (7.46%) Application Packaging
5 17 (7.46%) Service Management
6 16 (7.02%) Data Protection
7 15 (6.58%) Migration
8 12 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (4.82%) Problem Management
9 11 (4.82%) Runbook
9 11 (4.82%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (3.51%) IT Strategy
11 7 (3.07%) Patch Management
11 7 (3.07%) Project Management
11 7 (3.07%) SDLC
12 6 (2.63%) Change Management
12 6 (2.63%) Coaching
12 6 (2.63%) Configuration Management
12 6 (2.63%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (25.44%) PowerShell
2 20 (8.77%) SQL
3 6 (2.63%) VBScript
4 5 (2.19%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.32%) C
6 2 (0.88%) AppleScript
6 2 (0.88%) Python
7 1 (0.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 35 (15.35%) Security Cleared
2 31 (13.60%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (4.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (3.95%) A+ Certification
5 9 (3.95%) Degree
6 6 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (2.63%) MCP
6 6 (2.63%) MCSA
6 6 (2.63%) MCSE
7 3 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.88%) CCNA
9 1 (0.44%) CCNP
9 1 (0.44%) CISA
9 1 (0.44%) CISM
9 1 (0.44%) CISSP
9 1 (0.44%) MCDST
9 1 (0.44%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.96%) SLA
2 15 (6.58%) GDPR
3 4 (1.75%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.44%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.44%) MiFID
5 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.44%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 146 (64.04%) Active Directory
2 27 (11.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (8.77%) XenApp
4 19 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 19 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (7.02%) XenDesktop
6 13 (5.70%) XenServer
7 11 (4.82%) VMware NSX
8 7 (3.07%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (1.75%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.75%) vSphere
10 3 (1.32%) NFS
10 3 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.88%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.44%) Firmware
12 1 (0.44%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 59 (25.88%) SCCM
2 21 (9.21%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (4.82%) PowerCLI
3 11 (4.82%) SafeCom
3 11 (4.82%) vRealize
4 8 (3.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (2.63%) HP ALM
5 6 (2.63%) SCOM
6 4 (1.75%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.32%) Puppet
7 3 (1.32%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.88%) Ansible
9 1 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.44%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.44%) MaaS360
9 1 (0.44%) Nagios
9 1 (0.44%) OpenView
9 1 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.44%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 129 (56.58%) Microsoft
2 55 (24.12%) Citrix
3 43 (18.86%) VMware
4 36 (15.79%) Apple
5 30 (13.16%) Cisco
6 25 (10.96%) HP
7 16 (7.02%) ServiceNow
8 12 (5.26%) ThinPrint
9 11 (4.82%) Dell
10 10 (4.39%) Juniper
11 9 (3.95%) SolarWinds
12 7 (3.07%) Google
13 6 (2.63%) Atlassian
14 4 (1.75%) Adobe
14 4 (1.75%) Bloomberg
14 4 (1.75%) Ivanti
14 4 (1.75%) NetApp
14 4 (1.75%) Sony
14 4 (1.75%) Veeam
15 3 (1.32%) IBM