The table below looks at the statistics 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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Terminal Services
Rank 493 501 465
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -36
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 96 59 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 1.92% 1.22% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 31 37
Average daily rate
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£320 £250 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £225 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £370 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £250 £155
% change year-on-year
+28.00% +61.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £23.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+23.45% +39.65%
Terminal Services
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4998 4853 4224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.89% 10.26% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2774 2539 1990
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £173 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 606 738
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £31.56 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -21 34 £225 -18.18% 4
London +34 16 £384 +53.50% 10
North West +4 16 £325 +30.00% 1
Yorkshire -18 11 £319 +41.66% 1
East of England 0 10 £270 -17.24% 2
South West -42 3 £379 +28.38% 6
East Midlands +7 1 - - 1
West Midlands -5 1 £350 -11.94% 1
Terminal Services
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Terminal Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 148 (85.06%) Windows
2 130 (74.71%) Active Directory
3 124 (71.26%) Microsoft
4 121 (69.54%) Citrix
5 91 (52.30%) VMware
6 80 (45.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 67 (38.51%) VMware Infrastructure
8 61 (35.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 59 (33.91%) DNS
10 52 (29.89%) MS Exchange
11 50 (28.74%) SAN
12 48 (27.59%) DHCP
12 48 (27.59%) SQL Server
13 43 (24.71%) IIS
14 41 (23.56%) ITIL
15 40 (22.99%) MS Office
15 40 (22.99%) MS Excel
16 39 (22.41%) Firewall
17 37 (21.26%) Microsoft Certification
18 35 (20.11%) SQL
18 35 (20.11%) VMware ESX
19 34 (19.54%) XenApp
20 33 (18.97%) Windows 7
21 32 (18.39%) Windows Server 2012
22 31 (17.82%) Clustering
22 31 (17.82%) TCP/IP
22 31 (17.82%) SLA
22 31 (17.82%) Cisco
23 29 (16.67%) HP
24 27 (15.52%) NAS

Terminal Services
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 52 (29.89%) MS Exchange
2 43 (24.71%) IIS
3 23 (13.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2003
4 18 (10.34%) Apache
5 15 (8.62%) SharePoint
6 14 (8.05%) IBM Notes
6 14 (8.05%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (5.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (4.02%) Lync
9 3 (1.72%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.57%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.57%) Site Server
11 1 (0.57%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 40 (22.99%) MS Office
1 40 (22.99%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.87%) Office 365
2 2 (1.15%) SaaS
2 2 (1.15%) PaaS
2 2 (1.15%) IaaS
2 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (33.91%) DNS
2 50 (28.74%) SAN
3 48 (27.59%) DHCP
4 39 (22.41%) Firewall
5 31 (17.82%) TCP/IP
6 27 (15.52%) NAS
7 25 (14.37%) WAN
8 23 (13.22%) VPN
9 20 (11.49%) LAN
9 20 (11.49%) VoIP
10 8 (4.60%) Internet
10 8 (4.60%) iSCSI
11 7 (4.02%) Network Security
11 7 (4.02%) Fibre Channel
11 7 (4.02%) NetScaler
11 7 (4.02%) LDAP
12 6 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (2.87%) MPLS
13 5 (2.87%) Broadband
13 5 (2.87%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.72%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 7
4 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.15%) Redis
6 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.57%) MySQL
6 1 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.57%) Cognos Impromptu
6 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (7.47%) MSI
2 1 (0.57%) Subversion
2 1 (0.57%) JIRA
General
1 17 (9.77%) Finance
2 11 (6.32%) Banking
3 3 (1.72%) Publishing
3 3 (1.72%) Retail
4 2 (1.15%) Law
4 2 (1.15%) Advertising
4 2 (1.15%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.57%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (12.07%) Analyst
1 21 (12.07%) Support Engineer
2 15 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (8.62%) Administrator
3 14 (8.05%) Citrix Engineer
3 14 (8.05%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (7.47%) 3rd Line Support
5 12 (6.90%) Windows Administrator
6 10 (5.75%) Support Analyst
7 9 (5.17%) Service Desk Engineer
8 8 (4.60%) 1st Line Support
8 8 (4.60%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (4.60%) Server Engineer
8 8 (4.60%) Architect
9 7 (4.02%) IT Support
10 6 (3.45%) Wintel Support
10 6 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (2.87%) Technical Support
11 5 (2.87%) IT Support Analyst
11 5 (2.87%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.05%) Middleware
2 8 (4.60%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.72%) X-Windows
3 3 (1.72%) Web Services
4 1 (0.57%) Django
4 1 (0.57%) Play Framework
4 1 (0.57%) REST
4 1 (0.57%) CSS3
4 1 (0.57%) HTML5
4 1 (0.57%) JSON
4 1 (0.57%) Ajax
4 1 (0.57%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.57%) HTML
4 1 (0.57%) .NET
4 1 (0.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.82%) Clustering
2 26 (14.94%) Blackberry
3 21 (12.07%) Management Information System
4 10 (5.75%) Replication
4 10 (5.75%) Thin Client
4 10 (5.75%) Fat Client
5 7 (4.02%) Celerra
5 7 (4.02%) CMDB
5 7 (4.02%) iPhone
6 6 (3.45%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.87%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.87%) iPad
8 4 (2.30%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.72%) Mobile Computing
9 3 (1.72%) PDA
10 2 (1.15%) NHS
10 2 (1.15%) PKI
10 2 (1.15%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 148 (85.06%) Windows
2 80 (45.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (35.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (18.97%) Windows 7
5 32 (18.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (10.92%) Windows XP
7 16 (9.20%) UNIX
7 16 (9.20%) Windows 2000 Server
8 15 (8.62%) Windows 2000
9 13 (7.47%) Windows NT
10 12 (6.90%) Linux
11 9 (5.17%) Windows 8
12 7 (4.02%) Solaris
13 4 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.72%) CentOS
14 3 (1.72%) Windows Vista
15 2 (1.15%) Android
15 2 (1.15%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.57%) Fedora
16 1 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (23.56%) ITIL
2 21 (12.07%) Migration
2 21 (12.07%) Change Management
2 21 (12.07%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (7.47%) Service Delivery
3 13 (7.47%) Incident Management
4 12 (6.90%) Change Control
5 11 (6.32%) E-Commerce
6 10 (5.75%) Knowledge Management
7 9 (5.17%) Problem Management
7 9 (5.17%) ITIL V3
7 9 (5.17%) Configuration Management
8 6 (3.45%) CRM
8 6 (3.45%) Load Balancing
8 6 (3.45%) Load Testing
9 5 (2.87%) Project Management
10 4 (2.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (2.30%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (2.30%) Coaching
11 3 (1.72%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 35 (20.11%) SQL
2 21 (12.07%) PowerShell
3 11 (6.32%) VBScript
4 7 (4.02%) VB
5 6 (3.45%) C
6 2 (1.15%) Perl
6 2 (1.15%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.57%) Ruby
7 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.57%) Java
7 1 (0.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 37 (21.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (12.64%) MCSE
3 17 (9.77%) Degree
4 9 (5.17%) Security Cleared
5 8 (4.60%) SC Cleared
6 7 (4.02%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (2.87%) MCTS
8 4 (2.30%) CCEA
8 4 (2.30%) MCITP
8 4 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.72%) CCA
9 3 (1.72%) MCSA
9 3 (1.72%) MCP
10 2 (1.15%) CCNP
10 2 (1.15%) CCNA
10 2 (1.15%) CCDA
10 2 (1.15%) CCDP
10 2 (1.15%) RHCE
10 2 (1.15%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (17.82%) SLA
2 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 130 (74.71%) Active Directory
2 67 (38.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (20.11%) VMware ESX
4 34 (19.54%) XenApp
5 25 (14.37%) Hyper-V
5 25 (14.37%) vSphere
6 19 (10.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (8.05%) ISA Server
7 14 (8.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 10 (5.75%) MetaFrame
9 9 (5.17%) XenServer
10 8 (4.60%) XenDesktop
11 7 (4.02%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 7 (4.02%) Terminal Server
12 5 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (2.30%) DFS Replication
13 4 (2.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (1.72%) Novell eDirectory
15 2 (1.15%) Xen
15 2 (1.15%) Samba
Systems Management
1 25 (14.37%) SCCM
2 18 (10.34%) SCOM
3 15 (8.62%) BladeLogic
4 14 (8.05%) WSUS
5 12 (6.90%) OpenView
6 11 (6.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (5.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 9 (5.17%) EdgeSight
7 9 (5.17%) NetBackup
7 9 (5.17%) Backup Exec
8 7 (4.02%) HP SIM
9 6 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (2.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 5 (2.87%) Tivoli
11 4 (2.30%) ARCserve
12 1 (0.57%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 124 (71.26%) Microsoft
2 121 (69.54%) Citrix
3 91 (52.30%) VMware
4 31 (17.82%) Cisco
5 29 (16.67%) HP
6 23 (13.22%) Symantec
7 16 (9.20%) Intel
8 15 (8.62%) Lotus
8 15 (8.62%) Dell
9 14 (8.05%) Oracle
10 11 (6.32%) EMC
11 10 (5.75%) CheckPoint
12 6 (3.45%) NetApp
12 6 (3.45%) Wyse
13 5 (2.87%) Kaseya
13 5 (2.87%) Veeam
13 5 (2.87%) Mitel
13 5 (2.87%) McAfee
13 5 (2.87%) Veritas
13 5 (2.87%) CA