Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 666 705 721
Rank change year-on-year +39 +16 -23
Contract jobs citing Remote Desktop 203 181 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.62% 1.36% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 116 94
UK median daily rate £150 £200 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -25.58% +2.38%
10th Percentile £107 £105 £106
90th Percentile £475 £454 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £143 £175 £300
% change year-on-year -18.57% -41.67% +17.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 11 19
UK median hourly rate £14.85 £16.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.88 £10.50
90th Percentile £17.70 £21.46 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £15.25 £11.80
% change year-on-year -2.62% +29.24% -1.67%

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 12,567 13,333 14,303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.77% 13.16% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,603 8,225 8,738
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% -
10th Percentile £200 £185 £213
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 565 698 753
UK median hourly rate £18.76 £19.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.79% -9.30% -4.44%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.04 £11.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.25 £49.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.41 £19.66 £21.50
% change year-on-year -11.44% -8.56% -2.27%

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 16 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Remote Desktop over the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 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 +33 191 £150 -25.00% 64
UK excluding London +35 147 £143 -18.57% 53
London -17 53 £180 -10.00% 12
South West -4 39 £130 - 10
South East -11 37 £307 +44.47% 7
North of England -4 30 £131 -20.69% 11
Yorkshire +13 21 £143 -9.52% 5
East of England +25 20 £283 - 6
Midlands +1 12 £158 +8.62% 18
East Midlands +15 10 £148 +1.72% 8
North West -16 8 £131 -25.11% 4
Scotland -3 7 £133 -53.91% 1
Wales -3 2 £279 +165.45%
West Midlands -12 2 £348 - 10
North East -8 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 16 February 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.

1 155 (76.35%) Windows
2 126 (62.07%) Active Directory
3 125 (61.58%) Microsoft
4 73 (35.96%) Office 365
5 65 (32.02%) Windows 7
6 57 (28.08%) Microsoft Office
7 48 (23.65%) DNS
7 48 (23.65%) Windows Server
8 44 (21.67%) SCCM
9 42 (20.69%) Windows 10
10 40 (19.70%) DHCP
11 37 (18.23%) Citrix
12 35 (17.24%) VPN
13 29 (14.29%) ITIL
14 28 (13.79%) VMware
15 27 (13.30%) SLA
15 27 (13.30%) Windows Server 2012
16 26 (12.81%) Windows 8
16 26 (12.81%) ITSM
16 26 (12.81%) Microsoft Certification
16 26 (12.81%) Security Cleared
17 25 (12.32%) PowerShell
18 24 (11.82%) SQL
18 24 (11.82%) MS Exchange
19 23 (11.33%) TCP/IP
19 23 (11.33%) Windows Server 2008
20 21 (10.34%) Windows XP
21 20 (9.85%) SharePoint
21 20 (9.85%) SC Cleared
21 20 (9.85%) Data Centre

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 24 (11.82%) MS Exchange
2 20 (9.85%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.97%) IIS
3 4 (1.97%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 57 (28.08%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (5.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (3.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 73 (35.96%) Office 365
2 16 (7.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.94%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (3.94%) IaaS
4 7 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.45%) SaaS
5 3 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.48%) Mimecast
5 3 (1.48%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (23.65%) DNS
2 40 (19.70%) DHCP
3 35 (17.24%) VPN
4 23 (11.33%) TCP/IP
5 17 (8.37%) Internet
6 16 (7.88%) Firewall
7 15 (7.39%) LAN
8 14 (6.90%) WAN
9 10 (4.93%) VoIP
10 8 (3.94%) HTTP
11 7 (3.45%) SNMP
12 6 (2.96%) Skype
12 6 (2.96%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (1.97%) SAN
13 4 (1.97%) WebEx
14 3 (1.48%) Broadband
14 3 (1.48%) Intranet
14 3 (1.48%) PBX
14 3 (1.48%) VLAN
14 3 (1.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.43%) Electronic Patient Records
1 9 (4.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 2 (0.99%) JIRA
2 1 (0.49%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.49%) MSI
2 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (7.88%) Finance
2 12 (5.91%) Law
3 7 (3.45%) Banking
4 4 (1.97%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.48%) Electronics
5 3 (1.48%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.48%) Marketing
6 2 (0.99%) Advertising
6 2 (0.99%) German Language
6 2 (0.99%) Retail
6 2 (0.99%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Publishing
7 1 (0.49%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 42 (20.69%) Analyst
2 31 (15.27%) Support Engineer
3 29 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 27 (13.30%) Desktop Support
5 24 (11.82%) Service Analyst
5 24 (11.82%) Service Desk Analyst
6 20 (9.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 19 (9.36%) IT Support
8 15 (7.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 15 (7.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 15 (7.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (6.90%) Architect
10 13 (6.40%) Service Desk Support
11 12 (5.91%) 1st Line Support
11 12 (5.91%) Windows Engineer
12 11 (5.42%) IT Engineer
13 9 (4.43%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 9 (4.43%) Support Analyst
14 7 (3.45%) Field Engineer
14 7 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.96%) REST
2 5 (2.46%) LAMP
3 3 (1.48%) .NET
4 2 (0.99%) JSON
5 1 (0.49%) EDI
5 1 (0.49%) LDAP
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.49%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.85%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.87%) NHS
3 15 (7.39%) Management Information System
4 14 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (5.91%) Video Conferencing
6 11 (5.42%) iPhone
7 10 (4.93%) Blackberry
7 10 (4.93%) iPad
8 9 (4.43%) e-Health
8 9 (4.43%) LIMS
8 9 (4.43%) PACS
9 7 (3.45%) Virtual Team
10 6 (2.96%) Over-the-Top Content
11 5 (2.46%) User Experience
12 4 (1.97%) Mobile App
13 3 (1.48%) BYOD
13 3 (1.48%) Clustering
13 3 (1.48%) Driving Licence
13 3 (1.48%) Fat Client
13 3 (1.48%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 155 (76.35%) Windows
2 65 (32.02%) Windows 7
3 48 (23.65%) Windows Server
4 42 (20.69%) Windows 10
5 27 (13.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (12.81%) Windows 8
7 23 (11.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (10.34%) Windows XP
9 19 (9.36%) Apple iOS
10 18 (8.87%) Linux
11 15 (7.39%) Android
12 10 (4.93%) Unix
13 8 (3.94%) Mac OS X
13 8 (3.94%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (2.46%) Mac OS
15 5 (2.46%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.99%) Solaris
16 2 (0.99%) VMS
16 2 (0.99%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.29%) ITIL
2 26 (12.81%) ITSM
3 20 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (8.87%) Migration
5 17 (8.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 15 (7.39%) Incident Management
7 13 (6.40%) Service Delivery
8 12 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (5.42%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (4.93%) CRM
11 9 (4.43%) Analytics
11 9 (4.43%) Break/Fix
11 9 (4.43%) Data Migration
11 9 (4.43%) Health Informatics
11 9 (4.43%) Informatics
11 9 (4.43%) Service Management
12 8 (3.94%) Coaching
12 8 (3.94%) Data Protection
12 8 (3.94%) Knowledge Management
12 8 (3.94%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 25 (12.32%) PowerShell
2 24 (11.82%) SQL
3 7 (3.45%) Perl
3 7 (3.45%) VBA
4 2 (0.99%) VBScript
5 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.49%) C
5 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (12.81%) Microsoft Certification
1 26 (12.81%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.85%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.91%) MCSA
4 10 (4.93%) MCSE
5 7 (3.45%) A+ Certification
5 7 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.45%) MCP
6 4 (1.97%) CCA
6 4 (1.97%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.99%) Degree
7 2 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.99%) MCDST
7 2 (0.99%) MCITP
7 2 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.49%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (13.30%) SLA
2 9 (4.43%) HL7
3 6 (2.96%) GDPR
4 2 (0.99%) QA
5 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 126 (62.07%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.91%) Docker
4 11 (5.42%) Hyper-V
5 10 (4.93%) Virtual Desktop
5 10 (4.93%) XenApp
6 7 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 7 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (3.45%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.46%) Terminal Services
7 5 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (2.46%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (1.97%) vSphere
9 2 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.49%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.49%) Cygwin
10 1 (0.49%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.49%) NFS
10 1 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 44 (21.67%) SCCM
2 19 (9.36%) SCOM
3 12 (5.91%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.97%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.97%) SCVMM
4 4 (1.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.48%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.99%) Ansible
6 2 (0.99%) Automic
6 2 (0.99%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.49%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.49%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.49%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.49%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.49%) Nagios
7 1 (0.49%) SCSM
7 1 (0.49%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.49%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 125 (61.58%) Microsoft
2 37 (18.23%) Citrix
3 28 (13.79%) VMware
4 19 (9.36%) Apple
5 16 (7.88%) HP
6 10 (4.93%) Cisco
6 10 (4.93%) ServiceNow
7 9 (4.43%) SolarWinds
8 8 (3.94%) Avaya
9 6 (2.96%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.96%) Sony
9 6 (2.96%) Sophos
10 5 (2.46%) Canon
10 5 (2.46%) Xerox
11 4 (1.97%) BMC
11 4 (1.97%) Bomgar
11 4 (1.97%) Dell
11 4 (1.97%) Remedy
12 3 (1.48%) Oracle
12 3 (1.48%) SAP