Period
to 24 January 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 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.

Virtual Desktop
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - 187 176
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 0 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.073% 0.082%
As % of the System Software category - 0.90% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
West Midlands median daily rate - £469 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% -
England median daily rate £450 £365 £450
% change year-on-year +23.29% -18.89% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £25.00 £14.13 £12.25
% change year-on-year +76.99% +15.31% -38.75%

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 519 444 422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.02% 8.13% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 244 176
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £340 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £152 £121 £150
90th Percentile £548 £517 £491
England median daily rate £450 £413 £385
% change year-on-year +9.09% +7.14% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 50 73
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £14.88 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +10.19% +3.85%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £22.00 £21.47 £32.04
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.15 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.19% -

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 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