The table below looks at the statistics for Terminal Services skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Terminal Services over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Terminal Services
Rank 523 522 521
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 106 59 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 1.89% 1.16% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 30 30
Average daily rate
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£275 £305 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% +43.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £200 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £364 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £270 £250
% change year-on-year
+6.48% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £15.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +54.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £91.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £15.38
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +54.47%

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

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5610 5078 4850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.63% 9.64% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3144 2622 2325
Average daily rate £350 £343 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 621 639
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £31.56 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £15.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+10.04% -0.80%

Terminal Services
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Terminal Services Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Terminal Services
Daily Rate Trend

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

Terminal Services Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Terminal Services
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Terminal Services within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Terminal Services Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Terminal Services
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Terminal Services Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Terminal Services
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Terminal Services within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Terminal Services Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Terminal Services
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 20 October 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
England +15 101 £275 -9.83% 40
South East -5 37 £273 -0.90% 11
London +20 19 £275 -15.38% 4
East of England -15 13 £275 +96.42%
Milton Keynes +4 12 £225 -40.00%
Buckinghamshire +1 12 £225 -33.33% 1
North West +1 12 £313 -13.79% 9
Manchester +2 11 £313 -13.79% 6
Surrey +3 9 £320 +28.00% 4
Hampshire -19 7 £189 -42.80% 1
South West -31 6 £275 - 5
Norfolk - 6 - -
Scotland -3 5 - -
Berkshire +1 4 £400 +60.00% 4
Yorkshire -3 4 £420 +76.84% 4
Kent - 4 £170 - 1
City of London +25 3 £275 -12.00% 1
Wiltshire -11 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £420 - 3
Bedfordshire - 3 £275 -
Luton - 3 £275 -
Leeds - 3 £420 - 2
Birmingham -4 2 £350 +14.75% 3
West Midlands -20 2 £350 +1.44% 4
Hertfordshire -24 2 £110 -
Watford - 2 £110 -
East Midlands - 2 - - 2
Dorking - 2 - - 2
Redhill - 2 £320 - 1
Crawley - 1 - -

Terminal Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 162 (84.38%) Windows
2 132 (68.75%) Microsoft
3 125 (65.10%) Active Directory
4 124 (64.58%) Citrix
5 99 (51.56%) VMware
6 79 (41.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 73 (38.02%) VMware Infrastructure
8 57 (29.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 56 (29.17%) DNS
10 53 (27.60%) MS Exchange
11 51 (26.56%) MS Excel
11 51 (26.56%) SAN
12 47 (24.48%) SQL Server
12 47 (24.48%) DHCP
13 43 (22.40%) ITIL
14 41 (21.35%) Windows 7
15 38 (19.79%) MS Office
15 38 (19.79%) Microsoft Certification
15 38 (19.79%) Firewall
16 36 (18.75%) IIS
16 36 (18.75%) XenApp
17 35 (18.23%) TCP/IP
18 34 (17.71%) HP
19 33 (17.19%) SQL
19 33 (17.19%) Clustering
20 32 (16.67%) VMware ESX
21 29 (15.10%) Cisco
22 28 (14.58%) Blackberry
23 27 (14.06%) SLA
24 26 (13.54%) WAN

Terminal Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 53 (27.60%) MS Exchange
2 36 (18.75%) IIS
3 23 (11.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (10.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 17 (8.85%) Apache
6 14 (7.29%) SharePoint
7 13 (6.77%) IBM Notes
7 13 (6.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (2.60%) Lync
10 4 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (1.56%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2000
12 2 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.52%) WorkSite
Applications
1 51 (26.56%) MS Excel
2 38 (19.79%) MS Office
3 2 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.69%) Office 365
2 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (29.17%) DNS
2 51 (26.56%) SAN
3 47 (24.48%) DHCP
4 38 (19.79%) Firewall
5 35 (18.23%) TCP/IP
6 26 (13.54%) WAN
7 23 (11.98%) LAN
7 23 (11.98%) VPN
8 22 (11.46%) NAS
9 15 (7.81%) VoIP
10 8 (4.17%) SMTP
11 7 (3.65%) Network Security
12 6 (3.13%) iSCSI
12 6 (3.13%) NetScaler
12 6 (3.13%) LDAP
13 5 (2.60%) Fibre Channel
13 5 (2.60%) IPsec
14 4 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
14 4 (2.08%) Broadband
14 4 (2.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (24.48%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.60%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (2.60%) Cognos Impromptu
3 5 (2.60%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.56%) SQL Server 7
6 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.04%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.04%) Redis
7 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.52%) IDOL
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (6.25%) MSI
2 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (9.38%) Finance
2 14 (7.29%) Banking
3 6 (3.13%) Retail
4 5 (2.60%) Dutch Language
5 4 (2.08%) Law
6 3 (1.56%) Publishing
7 2 (1.04%) Legal
7 2 (1.04%) Advertising
7 2 (1.04%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.52%) Back Office
8 1 (0.52%) Local Government
8 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 26 (13.54%) Analyst
2 24 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 19 (9.90%) 2nd Line Support
3 19 (9.90%) Citrix Engineer
4 15 (7.81%) 3rd Line Support
4 15 (7.81%) Support Analyst
5 13 (6.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (6.25%) Desktop Support
7 10 (5.21%) Administrator
8 9 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (4.69%) Server Engineer
8 9 (4.69%) Service Desk Engineer
9 8 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
9 8 (4.17%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 7 (3.65%) Technical Support Engineer
10 7 (3.65%) Technical Support
10 7 (3.65%) Architect
10 7 (3.65%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (3.65%) Technical Engineer
10 7 (3.65%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.77%) Middleware
2 10 (5.21%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.56%) X-Windows
4 2 (1.04%) .NET
4 2 (1.04%) Web Services
4 2 (1.04%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.19%) Clustering
2 28 (14.58%) Blackberry
3 17 (8.85%) Management Information System
4 12 (6.25%) Thin Client
4 12 (6.25%) Replication
4 12 (6.25%) Fat Client
5 9 (4.69%) iPhone
6 7 (3.65%) iPad
6 7 (3.65%) CMDB
7 5 (2.60%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.60%) PKI
7 5 (2.60%) PDA
7 5 (2.60%) Celerra
8 4 (2.08%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.56%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (1.04%) Handset
10 2 (1.04%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.04%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 162 (84.38%) Windows
2 79 (41.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (29.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 41 (21.35%) Windows 7
5 20 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (9.38%) Windows XP
7 14 (7.29%) UNIX
8 13 (6.77%) Windows 2000
9 12 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
10 11 (5.73%) Windows NT
11 9 (4.69%) Linux
11 9 (4.69%) Windows 8
12 6 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (2.60%) Apple iOS
13 5 (2.60%) Windows Vista
13 5 (2.60%) Solaris
14 2 (1.04%) Android
15 1 (0.52%) CentOS
15 1 (0.52%) Fedora
15 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (22.40%) ITIL
2 24 (12.50%) Change Management
3 18 (9.38%) Migration
4 14 (7.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (7.29%) Service Delivery
5 13 (6.77%) Incident Management
6 12 (6.25%) Change Control
7 10 (5.21%) Problem Management
7 10 (5.21%) E-Commerce
8 9 (4.69%) Knowledge Management
9 8 (4.17%) Validation
9 8 (4.17%) ITIL V3
10 7 (3.65%) Waterfall
10 7 (3.65%) Customer Engagement
10 7 (3.65%) Configuration Management
11 6 (3.13%) CRM
11 6 (3.13%) Load Balancing
11 6 (3.13%) Coaching
12 5 (2.60%) Kalman Filter
12 5 (2.60%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 33 (17.19%) SQL
2 23 (11.98%) PowerShell
3 12 (6.25%) VBScript
4 10 (5.21%) VB
5 6 (3.13%) C
6 2 (1.04%) Perl
6 2 (1.04%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.52%) VBA
7 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (19.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (13.02%) Security Cleared
3 23 (11.98%) SC Cleared
4 21 (10.94%) Degree
5 18 (9.38%) MCSE
6 8 (4.17%) MCITP
7 7 (3.65%) MCP
8 6 (3.13%) MCTS
9 5 (2.60%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (2.08%) CCEA
10 4 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.04%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.04%) RHCA
12 2 (1.04%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.04%) RHCE
12 2 (1.04%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.52%) Avaya Certification
13 1 (0.52%) MOS
13 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (14.06%) SLA
2 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 125 (65.10%) Active Directory
2 73 (38.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (18.75%) XenApp
4 32 (16.67%) VMware ESX
5 24 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 24 (12.50%) vSphere
6 22 (11.46%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (7.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 12 (6.25%) ISA Server
9 10 (5.21%) MetaFrame
10 9 (4.69%) Terminal Server
11 6 (3.13%) XenServer
11 6 (3.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 6 (3.13%) DFS Replication
12 5 (2.60%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 4 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (2.08%) XenDesktop
14 3 (1.56%) Novell eDirectory
14 3 (1.56%) UAG
15 2 (1.04%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 25 (13.02%) SCCM
2 15 (7.81%) WSUS
3 13 (6.77%) BladeLogic
3 13 (6.77%) SCOM
3 13 (6.77%) Backup Exec
4 12 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 11 (5.73%) OpenView
6 8 (4.17%) ARCserve
6 8 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (3.65%) NetBackup
7 7 (3.65%) HP SIM
8 6 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (2.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (2.08%) Tivoli
11 3 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (1.04%) WMI
12 2 (1.04%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 1 (0.52%) SCVMM
13 1 (0.52%) HP Data Protector
13 1 (0.52%) Netcool
Vendors
1 132 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 124 (64.58%) Citrix
3 99 (51.56%) VMware
4 34 (17.71%) HP
5 29 (15.10%) Cisco
6 21 (10.94%) Symantec
7 18 (9.38%) Intel
8 16 (8.33%) Oracle
9 14 (7.29%) McAfee
10 13 (6.77%) Lotus
10 13 (6.77%) Dell
11 11 (5.73%) EMC
12 8 (4.17%) Altiris
13 7 (3.65%) NetApp
14 6 (3.13%) Apple
14 6 (3.13%) CheckPoint
15 5 (2.60%) Red Hat
15 5 (2.60%) Wyse
15 5 (2.60%) CA
15 5 (2.60%) Cognos
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