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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Terminal Services
Rank 508 501 493
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 92 94 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 1.70% 1.82% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 50 33
Average daily rate
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£288 £231 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.32% -15.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £112 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £263 £314
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -16.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 4
Average hourly rate £25.25 £18.13 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.31% +6.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.45 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £119.75 £23.40 £22.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+26.25% +33.33%

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
5417 5166 4554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.71% 9.48% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3020 2680 2197
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 638 610 631
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.01% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
- +3.93%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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 -6 81 £294 +46.87% 31
London +3 20 £275 +37.50% 9
South East -29 19 £313 -3.84% 5
North West -9 14 £488 +143.75% 4
Manchester -7 9 £475 +137.50% 2
Berkshire -12 8 £213 -50.00% 1
Hampshire -3 7 £388 +72.22% 1
Yorkshire -10 7 £288 +64.28% 1
Derbyshire +7 6 £225 -
East Midlands -3 6 £225 -40.78% 1
West Midlands -9 6 £175 -39.13% 5
East of England +4 5 £200 +42.85% 4
North Yorkshire +1 5 £288 +3.13%
Wiltshire +7 4 £338 -
South West +6 4 £338 - 1
Swindon +9 3 £325 -
Chesterfield +6 3 £225 -
Hertfordshire +3 3 £400 -
Warwickshire +1 3 £200 -30.43%
Reading -15 3 - -
Liverpool - 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 - -
Watford - 3 £400 -
Croydon -2 2 £325 -
Wales -9 2 £495 +23.75%
West Yorkshire -13 2 £231 +70.74%
Leeds -18 2 £231 +70.74%
Bracknell - 2 - - 1
Havant - 2 £425 -
Ipswich - 2 £200 -

Terminal Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

1 159 (92.44%) Windows
2 140 (81.40%) Active Directory
3 124 (72.09%) Citrix
4 94 (54.65%) Microsoft
5 89 (51.74%) VMware
6 78 (45.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 69 (40.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 66 (38.37%) MS Exchange
9 60 (34.88%) VMware Infrastructure
10 47 (27.33%) XenApp
11 46 (26.74%) Firewall
12 42 (24.42%) DNS
13 40 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
14 38 (22.09%) Exchange Server 2010
14 38 (22.09%) SQL Server
15 35 (20.35%) Hyper-V
16 34 (19.77%) SAN
17 33 (19.19%) Windows 7
18 31 (18.02%) PowerShell
19 30 (17.44%) MS Excel
20 29 (16.86%) IIS
21 28 (16.28%) MS Office
21 28 (16.28%) Disaster Recovery
21 28 (16.28%) Clustering
22 26 (15.12%) VMware ESX
22 26 (15.12%) WAN
22 26 (15.12%) Symantec
23 25 (14.53%) DHCP
24 24 (13.95%) Migration
24 24 (13.95%) Cisco

Terminal Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 66 (38.37%) MS Exchange
2 38 (22.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (16.86%) IIS
4 23 (13.37%) Exchange Server 2003
5 19 (11.05%) SharePoint
6 8 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2000
6 8 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (3.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (2.91%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.74%) Lync
9 3 (1.74%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.74%) Apache
9 3 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.58%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.58%) Site Server
Applications
1 30 (17.44%) MS Excel
2 28 (16.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.23%) Office 365
2 2 (1.16%) IaaS
2 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.16%) SaaS
2 2 (1.16%) PaaS
3 1 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (26.74%) Firewall
2 42 (24.42%) DNS
3 34 (19.77%) SAN
4 26 (15.12%) WAN
5 25 (14.53%) DHCP
6 24 (13.95%) NAS
7 23 (13.37%) TCP/IP
8 19 (11.05%) LAN
9 18 (10.47%) VoIP
10 16 (9.30%) VPN
11 14 (8.14%) Internet
11 14 (8.14%) iSCSI
12 12 (6.98%) VPLS
12 12 (6.98%) MPLS
13 11 (6.40%) Fibre Channel
13 11 (6.40%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (6.40%) DMZ
14 10 (5.81%) Wireless
14 10 (5.81%) OSPF
14 10 (5.81%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (22.09%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.65%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.74%) MySQL
6 2 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.16%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.16%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (4.65%) MSI
2 2 (1.16%) Subversion
3 1 (0.58%) JIRA
General
1 14 (8.14%) Finance
2 7 (4.07%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.91%) Banking
4 3 (1.74%) Dutch Language
4 3 (1.74%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.16%) Publishing
6 1 (0.58%) Marketing
6 1 (0.58%) Retail
6 1 (0.58%) Electronics
6 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.58%) Automotive
6 1 (0.58%) Law
6 1 (0.58%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (14.53%) Analyst
2 21 (12.21%) 2nd Line Support
3 19 (11.05%) Support Engineer
4 15 (8.72%) Administrator
5 13 (7.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (7.56%) Support Analyst
6 12 (6.98%) Architect
6 12 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 10 (5.81%) 1st Line Support
7 10 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (5.23%) Support Technician
9 8 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (4.07%) IT Support
10 7 (4.07%) Desktop Support
10 7 (4.07%) Wintel Support
10 7 (4.07%) Technical Architect
10 7 (4.07%) Consultant
10 7 (4.07%) Technical Support
11 6 (3.49%) Wintel Engineer
12 5 (2.91%) Citrix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.65%) .NET
2 5 (2.91%) Application Packaging
3 4 (2.33%) JSON
3 4 (2.33%) HTML
4 3 (1.74%) XML
5 2 (1.16%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (1.16%) Ajax
5 2 (1.16%) SAML
5 2 (1.16%) ODBC
5 2 (1.16%) CSS
5 2 (1.16%) CSS3
5 2 (1.16%) REST
5 2 (1.16%) HTML5
5 2 (1.16%) Play Framework
5 2 (1.16%) Django
6 1 (0.58%) Web Services
6 1 (0.58%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.28%) Clustering
2 18 (10.47%) Blackberry
3 16 (9.30%) Thin Client
3 16 (9.30%) Fat Client
4 11 (6.40%) Replication
5 10 (5.81%) Celerra
6 9 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (4.65%) iPhone
8 7 (4.07%) Management Information System
9 6 (3.49%) iPad
10 3 (1.74%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.16%) PKI
11 2 (1.16%) Mainframe
11 2 (1.16%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.16%) Visualisation
11 2 (1.16%) Open Source
12 1 (0.58%) CMDB
12 1 (0.58%) Freedom of Information Act
12 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.58%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 159 (92.44%) Windows
2 78 (45.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 69 (40.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 40 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (19.19%) Windows 7
6 20 (11.63%) Linux
7 16 (9.30%) UNIX
8 12 (6.98%) Windows XP
9 11 (6.40%) Windows 8
9 11 (6.40%) Solaris
10 10 (5.81%) Android
11 8 (4.65%) Apple iOS
12 6 (3.49%) Windows Mobile
12 6 (3.49%) Windows 2000
12 6 (3.49%) CentOS
13 4 (2.33%) Ubuntu
13 4 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (1.74%) Windows NT
14 3 (1.74%) Windows Vista
15 2 (1.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (16.28%) Disaster Recovery
2 24 (13.95%) Migration
3 23 (13.37%) ITIL
4 13 (7.56%) Configuration Management
5 12 (6.98%) Business Continuity
5 12 (6.98%) Change Control
6 9 (5.23%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (4.65%) Change Management
7 8 (4.65%) Project Management
8 7 (4.07%) Load Balancing
9 6 (3.49%) Service Delivery
9 6 (3.49%) Incident Management
10 5 (2.91%) Capacity Management
11 4 (2.33%) Service Management
11 4 (2.33%) Asset Management
11 4 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (1.74%) Network Load Balancing
12 3 (1.74%) Data Migration
12 3 (1.74%) Data Cleansing
12 3 (1.74%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (18.02%) PowerShell
2 13 (7.56%) SQL
3 10 (5.81%) VBScript
4 7 (4.07%) Python
5 6 (3.49%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.33%) Perl
6 4 (2.33%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.74%) Java
7 3 (1.74%) Ruby
8 2 (1.16%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.16%) VB
8 2 (1.16%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.58%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (12.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (11.05%) Security Cleared
3 14 (8.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 13 (7.56%) SC Cleared
4 13 (7.56%) MCSE
5 10 (5.81%) MCP
6 9 (5.23%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (4.07%) MCSA
8 6 (3.49%) Degree
8 6 (3.49%) MCITP
8 6 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.91%) DV Cleared
10 4 (2.33%) CCA
10 4 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (2.33%) CCNA
11 3 (1.74%) CCEE
12 2 (1.16%) CCSA
12 2 (1.16%) CCSE
12 2 (1.16%) A+ Certification
12 2 (1.16%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.23%) SLA
2 2 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 140 (81.40%) Active Directory
2 60 (34.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (27.33%) XenApp
4 35 (20.35%) Hyper-V
5 26 (15.12%) VMware ESX
6 13 (7.56%) vSphere
7 10 (5.81%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (5.81%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 8 (4.65%) XenDesktop
9 7 (4.07%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (3.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (2.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (2.91%) XenServer
12 4 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (2.33%) ISA Server
12 4 (2.33%) vCloud
13 2 (1.16%) Firmware
13 2 (1.16%) MetaFrame
13 2 (1.16%) Terminal Server
13 2 (1.16%) UAG
Systems Management
1 15 (8.72%) SCCM
2 13 (7.56%) SCOM
3 9 (5.23%) Backup Exec
4 8 (4.65%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (4.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 7 (4.07%) ARCserve
6 6 (3.49%) NetBackup
6 6 (3.49%) EdgeSight
7 5 (2.91%) Puppet
7 5 (2.91%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (2.33%) BladeLogic
8 4 (2.33%) Tivoli
8 4 (2.33%) ZABBIX
8 4 (2.33%) WSUS
8 4 (2.33%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (1.16%) WMI
9 2 (1.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.58%) Opsview
10 1 (0.58%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 124 (72.09%) Citrix
2 94 (54.65%) Microsoft
3 89 (51.74%) VMware
4 26 (15.12%) Symantec
5 24 (13.95%) Cisco
6 14 (8.14%) McAfee
6 14 (8.14%) CheckPoint
7 12 (6.98%) EMC
8 10 (5.81%) Altiris
8 10 (5.81%) HP
9 9 (5.23%) SolarWinds
9 9 (5.23%) Oracle
10 8 (4.65%) Dell
10 8 (4.65%) Nortel
11 6 (3.49%) AppSense
11 6 (3.49%) Intel
11 6 (3.49%) NetApp
11 6 (3.49%) Apple
12 4 (2.33%) Mitel
12 4 (2.33%) Veritas
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