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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Terminal Services
Rank 497 495 490
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 69 44 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.094% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 1.44% 0.96% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 25 45
Average daily rate
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£190 £200 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £150 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £310 £318
% change year-on-year
-38.70% -2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +111.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.71 £15.80 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.88 £32.50 £130.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +129.16%
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4792 4604 4434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.69% 9.88% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2677 2356 2159
Average daily rate £325 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 591 600
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.88 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.24% +7.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.29 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London +40 32 £225 +38.46% 6
South East -1 20 £160 -12.32% 8
East of England -20 7 £200 +11.11% 6
North West -5 4 £175 -51.72% 3
West Midlands -18 3 £300 +50.00% 1
South West -23 2 £150 - 2
East Midlands +2 1 - - 4
Yorkshire - - - - 6
Terminal Services
UK

Terminal Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 121 (81.21%) Windows
2 92 (61.74%) Microsoft
3 86 (57.72%) Active Directory
4 79 (53.02%) Citrix
5 72 (48.32%) VMware
6 56 (37.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 56 (37.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 54 (36.24%) MS Exchange
8 51 (34.23%) Windows 7
9 32 (21.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 31 (20.81%) Firewall
11 30 (20.13%) Hyper-V
12 29 (19.46%) Blackberry
13 28 (18.79%) SAN
14 27 (18.12%) MS Excel
15 26 (17.45%) DNS
16 25 (16.78%) SharePoint
16 25 (16.78%) MS Office
16 25 (16.78%) XenApp
17 24 (16.11%) Exchange Server 2010
18 22 (14.77%) Exchange Server 2003
18 22 (14.77%) Microsoft App-V
18 22 (14.77%) SQL Server
19 21 (14.09%) DHCP
19 21 (14.09%) TCP/IP
19 21 (14.09%) VPN
19 21 (14.09%) Microsoft Certification
20 19 (12.75%) Windows XP
21 18 (12.08%) LAN
21 18 (12.08%) WAN

Terminal Services
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 54 (36.24%) MS Exchange
2 25 (16.78%) SharePoint
3 24 (16.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (14.77%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (8.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (6.71%) IIS
6 10 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2000
8 3 (2.01%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.34%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.34%) Lync
10 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.67%) Apache
Applications
1 27 (18.12%) MS Excel
2 25 (16.78%) MS Office
3 2 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.05%) Office 365
2 3 (2.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (20.81%) Firewall
2 28 (18.79%) SAN
3 26 (17.45%) DNS
4 21 (14.09%) DHCP
4 21 (14.09%) TCP/IP
4 21 (14.09%) VPN
5 18 (12.08%) WAN
5 18 (12.08%) LAN
6 9 (6.04%) VoIP
6 9 (6.04%) IP Telephony
7 8 (5.37%) SMTP
8 5 (3.36%) NAS
9 3 (2.01%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (2.01%) DMZ
10 2 (1.34%) Wireless
10 2 (1.34%) Network Security
10 2 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.34%) SSH
11 1 (0.67%) VLAN
11 1 (0.67%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.77%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.37%) Crystal Reports
2 8 (5.37%) Cognos Impromptu
3 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.67%) IDOL
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (2.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (2.68%) MSI
2 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (10.74%) Finance
2 9 (6.04%) Dutch Language
3 8 (5.37%) Retail
4 7 (4.70%) Banking
5 4 (2.68%) French Language
6 3 (2.01%) Publishing
6 3 (2.01%) Law
7 2 (1.34%) Legal
7 2 (1.34%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.67%) Back Office
8 1 (0.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (19.46%) Analyst
2 25 (16.78%) Support Engineer
3 21 (14.09%) Support Analyst
4 14 (9.40%) Desktop Support
4 14 (9.40%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (7.38%) 3rd Line Support
5 11 (7.38%) 1st Line Support
5 11 (7.38%) Technical Engineer
6 10 (6.71%) Desktop Analyst
6 10 (6.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (6.71%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 9 (6.04%) Windows Support Engineer
7 9 (6.04%) Escalation Engineer
8 8 (5.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (4.70%) Technical Support
9 7 (4.70%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (4.03%) Technical Architect
10 6 (4.03%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (4.03%) Architect
10 6 (4.03%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.03%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.01%) Flash
3 2 (1.34%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.67%) Middleware
4 1 (0.67%) .NET
4 1 (0.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (19.46%) Blackberry
2 18 (12.08%) Clustering
3 16 (10.74%) iPhone
4 13 (8.72%) Fat Client
4 13 (8.72%) Thin Client
5 7 (4.70%) iPad
6 5 (3.36%) PKI
7 4 (2.68%) NHS
7 4 (2.68%) Replication
8 3 (2.01%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.34%) Handset
9 2 (1.34%) PDA
10 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.67%) Wiki
10 1 (0.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 121 (81.21%) Windows
2 56 (37.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (34.23%) Windows 7
4 32 (21.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (12.75%) Windows XP
6 14 (9.40%) Windows 8
7 10 (6.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (6.04%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.36%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (2.68%) Linux
11 3 (2.01%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.34%) Android
12 2 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.34%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.34%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.67%) UNIX
13 1 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (12.08%) ITIL
2 14 (9.40%) Service Delivery
3 8 (5.37%) PRINCE2
4 7 (4.70%) Waterfall
5 6 (4.03%) Migration
6 5 (3.36%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (3.36%) Load Balancing
7 4 (2.68%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (2.68%) Change Control
7 4 (2.68%) Service Management
7 4 (2.68%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.01%) Change Management
8 3 (2.01%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (2.01%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (2.01%) Problem Management
9 2 (1.34%) Data Protection
9 2 (1.34%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (1.34%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (1.34%) Business Continuity Planning
9 2 (1.34%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.40%) SQL
2 11 (7.38%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.68%) VBScript
3 4 (2.68%) Java
4 2 (1.34%) C
5 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.67%) VB
5 1 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (14.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (8.72%) Degree
2 13 (8.72%) Security Cleared
3 11 (7.38%) SC Cleared
4 9 (6.04%) MCP
4 9 (6.04%) MCSE
5 8 (5.37%) MCITP
6 7 (4.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (2.68%) MCTS
8 2 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.34%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.34%) MCSA
8 2 (1.34%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.67%) Avaya Certification
9 1 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.67%) CCNA
9 1 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.67%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.67%) CCAA
9 1 (0.67%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.03%) SLA
System Software
1 86 (57.72%) Active Directory
2 56 (37.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (20.13%) Hyper-V
4 25 (16.78%) XenApp
5 22 (14.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (7.38%) XenServer
7 7 (4.70%) vSphere
7 7 (4.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (4.03%) Terminal Server
8 6 (4.03%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.34%) Xen
10 2 (1.34%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.34%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (1.34%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.67%) vCloud
11 1 (0.67%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 16 (10.74%) SCCM
2 12 (8.05%) ARCserve
3 10 (6.71%) WMI
4 8 (5.37%) Backup Exec
4 8 (5.37%) SCOM
4 8 (5.37%) WSUS
5 7 (4.70%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.68%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.01%) SCVMM
7 3 (2.01%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.34%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (1.34%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.67%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.67%) OpenView
9 1 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.67%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 92 (61.74%) Microsoft
2 79 (53.02%) Citrix
3 72 (48.32%) VMware
4 18 (12.08%) Cisco
5 14 (9.40%) Symantec
6 13 (8.72%) McAfee
7 12 (8.05%) HP
8 11 (7.38%) Intel
9 10 (6.71%) Altiris
10 9 (6.04%) Apple
11 8 (5.37%) NetApp
11 8 (5.37%) Cognos
12 6 (4.03%) Veeam
13 5 (3.36%) Juniper
14 4 (2.68%) Oracle
14 4 (2.68%) Dell
15 3 (2.01%) Lotus
16 2 (1.34%) Red Hat
16 2 (1.34%) Veritas
16 2 (1.34%) Brocade
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