Period
to 27 May 2020

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 27 May 2020 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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 114 182 183
Rank change year-on-year +68 +1 -20
Contract jobs citing Virtual Desktop 9 4 7
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.087% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 2.75% 0.58% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 8
Median daily rate £450 £425 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +36.99% -0.72%
10th Percentile £368 £338 £145
90th Percentile £585 £488 £435
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +66.67% -22.22% +71.16%

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 327 687 563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.69% 14.98% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 422 311
Median daily rate £428 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.71% +7.59% +1.94%
10th Percentile £135 £191 £155
90th Percentile £586 £550 £563
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 80
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% -1.69%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.70 £10.18
90th Percentile £35.00 £20.85 £27.25
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.86 £16.43
% change year-on-year +9.73% +2.62% +2.69%

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Virtual Desktop as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Virtual Desktop in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Virtual Desktop in the West Midlands

Virtual Desktop
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Virtual Desktop in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Virtual Desktop in the West Midlands

Virtual Desktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Virtual Desktop in the West Midlands.

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 27 May 2020. 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 +25 5 £650 -
Herefordshire -9 3 £450 +5.88%
Coventry - 1 £325 -
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) SCCM
4 5 (55.56%) DHCP
4 5 (55.56%) Windows 10
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
5 4 (44.44%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (44.44%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (33.33%) ArcSight
6 3 (33.33%) DFS Replication
6 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 3 (33.33%) WSUS
6 3 (33.33%) SCOM
6 3 (33.33%) SCVMM
6 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
6 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
6 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
6 3 (33.33%) ITIL
6 3 (33.33%) Dell
6 3 (33.33%) SAN
6 3 (33.33%) Clustering
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (33.33%) Application Virtualisation
6 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager

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 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) NetWeaver
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Azure
1 2 (22.22%) IaaS
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Azure ExpressRoute
2 1 (11.11%) PaaS
2 1 (11.11%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) DHCP
2 3 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) Network Security
4 1 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Designer
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Designer
2 1 (11.11%) Security Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Core
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 1 (11.11%) RESTful
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Clustering
1 3 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 10
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Application Virtualisation
1 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Secure Coding
3 1 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (11.11%) SIEM
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (44.44%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (33.33%) DFS Replication
3 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) vSphere
4 2 (22.22%) XenApp
4 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) SCCM
2 3 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (33.33%) SCDPM
2 3 (33.33%) SCOM
2 3 (33.33%) SCSM
2 3 (33.33%) SCVMM
2 3 (33.33%) WSUS
3 1 (11.11%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) ArcSight
2 3 (33.33%) Dell
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) NetApp