Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Virtual Desktop skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Desktop over the 6 months to 24 September 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.

Virtual Desktop
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 173 192
Rank change year-on-year -12 +19 -16
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 14 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.090% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 1.94% 0.80% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 2 12
West Midlands median daily rate £600 £200 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +200.00% -58.97% +30.00%
England median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.00 £16.81 £12.38
% change year-on-year +60.67% +35.80% -23.85%

Virtual Desktop is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 721 501 622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.19% 11.31% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 313 333
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.75% +17.30%
10th Percentile £155 £172 £158
90th Percentile £575 £545 £513
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +15.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 39 54
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.22 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +9.35% -13.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.40 £10.00
90th Percentile £27.00 £21.00 £20.03
England median hourly rate £16.05 £16.81 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.49% +5.03% -

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Virtual Desktop as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Desktop in the West Midlands

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Desktop in the West Midlands

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Desktop in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Desktop in the West Midlands

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Desktop in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Desktop in the West Midlands

Virtual Desktop
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Desktop within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 September 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
Birmingham +3 9 £600 - 1
Coventry - 4 £600 -
Herefordshire - 2 £323 -
Warwickshire - 1 £500 - 1
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (35.71%) Office 365
3 4 (28.57%) PaaS
3 4 (28.57%) Security Architecture
3 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 4 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (28.57%) SIEM
3 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (28.57%) OAuth
3 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
3 4 (28.57%) OAuth2
3 4 (28.57%) GitHub
3 4 (28.57%) SABSA
3 4 (28.57%) DevOps
3 4 (28.57%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (28.57%) GitLab
3 4 (28.57%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (28.57%) SDLC
3 4 (28.57%) Threat Management
3 4 (28.57%) Identity Access Management
3 4 (28.57%) Internal Audit
3 4 (28.57%) GDPR
3 4 (28.57%) Privileged Identity Management
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 4 (28.57%) CISSP
3 4 (28.57%) SAML
3 4 (28.57%) CISM
3 4 (28.57%) Identity Management
3 4 (28.57%) Manufacturing

Virtual Desktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (7.14%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (35.71%) Office 365
3 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (28.57%) GitHub
3 4 (28.57%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (28.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Network Security
2 3 (21.43%) NetScaler
3 2 (14.29%) DHCP
3 2 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (7.14%) SAN
4 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) GitLab
General
1 4 (28.57%) Aerospace
1 4 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Architect
1 4 (28.57%) Information Architect
1 4 (28.57%) Information Security Architect
1 4 (28.57%) Security Architect
1 4 (28.57%) Security Solutions Architect
1 4 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) IT Manager
3 2 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Rollout Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) OAuth
1 4 (28.57%) OAuth2
1 4 (28.57%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Hybrid Cloud
1 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
1 4 (28.57%) PKI
2 2 (14.29%) Clustering
2 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (28.57%) Cryptography
1 4 (28.57%) DevOps
1 4 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
1 4 (28.57%) Identity Access Management
1 4 (28.57%) Identity Management
1 4 (28.57%) Information Security
1 4 (28.57%) Internal Audit
1 4 (28.57%) Migration
1 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (28.57%) Privileged Identity Management
1 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
1 4 (28.57%) SABSA
1 4 (28.57%) SDLC
1 4 (28.57%) Security Architecture
1 4 (28.57%) SIEM
1 4 (28.57%) Threat Management
1 4 (28.57%) TOGAF
1 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
2 3 (21.43%) Application Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) CEH
1 4 (28.57%) CISM
1 4 (28.57%) CISSP
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 4 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (21.43%) DFS Replication
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (21.43%) XenApp
2 3 (21.43%) XenDesktop
3 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 2 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Server
4 1 (7.14%) vSphere
4 1 (7.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
1 3 (21.43%) SCOM
1 3 (21.43%) SCVMM
1 3 (21.43%) WSUS
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (14.29%) SCDPM
2 2 (14.29%) SCSM
3 1 (7.14%) EdgeSight
3 1 (7.14%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) SCOrch
3 1 (7.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Citrix
2 2 (14.29%) Apple
2 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Dell
3 1 (7.14%) Juniper
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft