The first table below looks at the demand for Terminal Services skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Terminal Services over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the England region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Terminal Services
Rank 518 445 476
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +31
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 72 58 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 1.49% 1.44% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 33 49
Average daily rate £200 £275 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £150 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £370 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £308 £340
% change year-on-year
-38.21% -9.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £15.40 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £18.60 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £12.61
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +19.00%
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4826 4033 4364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.40% 9.36% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2493 1988 2160
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 583 600 543
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.72 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Terminal Services
UK

Terminal Services
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Terminal Services across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Terminal Services Jobs Demand Trend in England

Terminal Services
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Terminal Services across the England region.

Terminal Services Daily Rate Trend in England

Terminal Services
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Terminal Services across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Terminal Services Daily Rate Histogram in England

Terminal Services
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Terminal Services across the England region.

Terminal Services Hourly Rate Trend in England

Terminal Services
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Terminal Services across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Terminal Services Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Terminal Services
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Terminal Services within the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East +4 34 £275 -15.38% 11
London -28 14 £250 -9.09% 2
Yorkshire -16 8 £175 - 1
East of England -27 7 £140 -54.47% 1
South West -19 3 - - 5
East Midlands - 3 £380 - 1
North West -16 2 £200 - 3
West Midlands - - - - 3
Terminal Services
UK

Terminal Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Terminal Services also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Terminal Services.

1 100 (84.75%) Windows
2 73 (61.86%) Active Directory
3 65 (55.08%) Microsoft
3 65 (55.08%) VMware
4 63 (53.39%) MS Exchange
5 56 (47.46%) Citrix
6 53 (44.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 46 (38.98%) VMware Infrastructure
8 37 (31.36%) Windows 7
9 31 (26.27%) Exchange Server 2010
10 30 (25.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 29 (24.58%) Exchange Server 2003
12 24 (20.34%) Firewall
13 22 (18.64%) DNS
13 22 (18.64%) SharePoint
14 21 (17.80%) Blackberry
15 20 (16.95%) SQL
15 20 (16.95%) Hyper-V
16 19 (16.10%) SQL Server
16 19 (16.10%) Cisco
17 17 (14.41%) SAN
18 16 (13.56%) MS Office
18 16 (13.56%) XenApp
19 15 (12.71%) Microsoft Certification
20 14 (11.86%) DHCP
20 14 (11.86%) IIS
20 14 (11.86%) Windows XP
20 14 (11.86%) Windows 8
21 13 (11.02%) Load Balancing
21 13 (11.02%) MS Excel

Terminal Services
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Terminal Services also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Terminal Services. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 63 (53.39%) MS Exchange
2 31 (26.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (24.58%) Exchange Server 2003
4 22 (18.64%) SharePoint
5 14 (11.86%) IIS
6 10 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (5.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2000
8 3 (2.54%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.85%) Lync
9 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.85%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 16 (13.56%) MS Office
2 13 (11.02%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.08%) Office 365
2 2 (1.69%) SaaS
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (20.34%) Firewall
2 22 (18.64%) DNS
3 17 (14.41%) SAN
4 14 (11.86%) DHCP
5 12 (10.17%) VPN
6 9 (7.63%) TCP/IP
7 8 (6.78%) SSH
8 6 (5.08%) IP Telephony
9 5 (4.24%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (4.24%) WAN
9 5 (4.24%) LAN
10 2 (1.69%) SMTP
10 2 (1.69%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.85%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (0.85%) NAS
11 1 (0.85%) VLAN
11 1 (0.85%) FTP
11 1 (0.85%) DMZ
11 1 (0.85%) WLAN
11 1 (0.85%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.10%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.39%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (3.39%) Cognos Impromptu
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (2.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (5.93%) Dutch Language
2 6 (5.08%) Finance
3 4 (3.39%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.39%) French Language
4 3 (2.54%) Retail
5 1 (0.85%) Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Marketing
5 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (17.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 21 (17.80%) Analyst
2 19 (16.10%) Support Engineer
3 17 (14.41%) Support Analyst
4 11 (9.32%) Administrator
4 11 (9.32%) Systems Administrator
5 9 (7.63%) Escalation Engineer
5 9 (7.63%) Architect
6 8 (6.78%) Technical Analyst
6 8 (6.78%) Network Engineer
6 8 (6.78%) Windows Support Engineer
7 7 (5.93%) Technical Support
7 7 (5.93%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (5.08%) Technical Support Analyst
8 6 (5.08%) Technical Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) IT Support
9 5 (4.24%) Wintel Architect
9 5 (4.24%) Service Desk Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.39%) .NET
2 3 (2.54%) Flash
3 1 (0.85%) WCF
3 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.80%) Blackberry
2 11 (9.32%) Fat Client
2 11 (9.32%) iPhone
2 11 (9.32%) Thin Client
3 7 (5.93%) Clustering
4 4 (3.39%) iPad
5 3 (2.54%) NHS
6 1 (0.85%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.85%) PKI
6 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.85%) AS400
6 1 (0.85%) Replication
6 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 100 (84.75%) Windows
2 53 (44.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (31.36%) Windows 7
4 30 (25.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (11.86%) Windows XP
5 14 (11.86%) Windows 8
6 8 (6.78%) Apple iOS
7 6 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.39%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.54%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (11.02%) Load Balancing
2 12 (10.17%) Service Delivery
3 10 (8.47%) ITIL
4 7 (5.93%) Migration
5 4 (3.39%) PRINCE2
6 3 (2.54%) Change Control
7 2 (1.69%) BCP
7 2 (1.69%) Business Continuity
7 2 (1.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (1.69%) Data Protection
7 2 (1.69%) Business Continuity Planning
7 2 (1.69%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (1.69%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (1.69%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (0.85%) Waterfall
8 1 (0.85%) Capacity Management
8 1 (0.85%) Email Management
8 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (0.85%) Business Analysis
8 1 (0.85%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.95%) SQL
2 4 (3.39%) Java
3 3 (2.54%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.69%) C
5 1 (0.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (12.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (8.47%) Security Cleared
3 9 (7.63%) MCITP
4 8 (6.78%) MCSA
5 6 (5.08%) Degree
5 6 (5.08%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.24%) MCP
7 4 (3.39%) MCSE
7 4 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.54%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.69%) CCA
9 2 (1.69%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.85%) CCAA
10 1 (0.85%) CCIA
10 1 (0.85%) MCTS
10 1 (0.85%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.85%) CCNA
10 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.24%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 73 (61.86%) Active Directory
2 46 (38.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (16.95%) Hyper-V
4 16 (13.56%) XenApp
5 11 (9.32%) XenServer
6 10 (8.47%) Forefront TMG
7 9 (7.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (2.54%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.54%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.69%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.69%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.69%) vSphere
11 1 (0.85%) vCloud
11 1 (0.85%) Xen
11 1 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.85%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.85%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 12 (10.17%) SCOM
2 11 (9.32%) WMI
3 10 (8.47%) SCCM
4 7 (5.93%) ARCserve
4 7 (5.93%) Backup Exec
5 6 (5.08%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (4.24%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (4.24%) WSUS
7 3 (2.54%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (2.54%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.69%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.69%) HP NNM
9 1 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.85%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 65 (55.08%) Microsoft
1 65 (55.08%) VMware
2 56 (47.46%) Citrix
3 19 (16.10%) Cisco
4 10 (8.47%) Symantec
5 9 (7.63%) HP
5 9 (7.63%) McAfee
6 8 (6.78%) CheckPoint
7 6 (5.08%) Apple
7 6 (5.08%) NetApp
7 6 (5.08%) Brocade
8 4 (3.39%) Cognos
8 4 (3.39%) Intel
8 4 (3.39%) F5
9 3 (2.54%) Veeam
9 3 (2.54%) Altiris
9 3 (2.54%) Lotus
10 2 (1.69%) AppSense
10 2 (1.69%) Dell
10 2 (1.69%) 3PAR
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