The first table below looks at the demand 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 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.

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 512 522 503
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -19
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 82 48 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.094% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 1.57% 0.96% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 28 49
Average daily rate
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£190 £270 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.62% -13.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £150 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £310 £318
% change year-on-year
-38.70% -2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +129.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.17 £15.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £32.50 £115.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +129.16%
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5223 4983 4739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.55% 9.75% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2889 2527 2269
Average daily rate £325 £345 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 610 610 629
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £33.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%

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 31 July 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
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 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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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 -2 69 £190 -5.00% 39
London +40 32 £225 +38.46% 6
South East -1 20 £160 -12.32% 8
Berkshire +10 9 £400 +119.17%
Scotland -17 8 - -
East of England -20 7 £200 +11.11% 6
Surrey -1 6 £160 - 3
North West -5 4 £175 -51.72% 3
Wales - 4 £450 -
South Wales - 4 £450 -
Reading - 4 £400 -
City of London +23 3 £345 +112.30% 2
Hampshire -10 3 - - 1
West Midlands -18 3 £300 +50.00% 1
Birmingham - 3 £300 -
Hertfordshire -4 2 £320 +77.77% 1
South West -23 2 £150 - 3
Merseyside - 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 1
Cheshire - 2 £175 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £190 -
Watford - 2 £320 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 - - 1
East Midlands +2 1 - - 4
Somerset -15 1 £150 -
Devon - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 2
Wilmslow - - - - 1

Terminal Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 149 (84.18%) Windows
2 112 (63.28%) Microsoft
3 99 (55.93%) Citrix
4 96 (54.24%) Active Directory
5 89 (50.28%) VMware
6 71 (40.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 71 (40.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 64 (36.16%) MS Exchange
8 51 (28.81%) Windows 7
9 47 (26.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 36 (20.34%) Hyper-V
11 35 (19.77%) SAN
11 35 (19.77%) XenApp
12 34 (19.21%) DNS
13 32 (18.08%) Security Cleared
14 31 (17.51%) TCP/IP
14 31 (17.51%) MS Office
14 31 (17.51%) Firewall
15 30 (16.95%) Blackberry
15 30 (16.95%) Exchange Server 2010
16 29 (16.38%) SQL Server
16 29 (16.38%) MS Excel
17 28 (15.82%) Exchange Server 2003
18 27 (15.25%) SC Cleared
18 27 (15.25%) SharePoint
19 26 (14.69%) DHCP
20 24 (13.56%) Microsoft App-V
21 23 (12.99%) LAN
21 23 (12.99%) WAN
22 22 (12.43%) HP

Terminal Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 64 (36.16%) MS Exchange
2 30 (16.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (15.82%) Exchange Server 2003
4 27 (15.25%) SharePoint
5 14 (7.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 12 (6.78%) IIS
7 11 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2000
9 4 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.69%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (1.13%) Lync
12 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.56%) Apache
Applications
1 31 (17.51%) MS Office
2 29 (16.38%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.78%) Office 365
2 3 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (19.77%) SAN
2 34 (19.21%) DNS
3 31 (17.51%) TCP/IP
3 31 (17.51%) Firewall
4 26 (14.69%) DHCP
5 23 (12.99%) WAN
5 23 (12.99%) LAN
6 21 (11.86%) VPN
7 9 (5.08%) VoIP
7 9 (5.08%) IP Telephony
8 8 (4.52%) SMTP
9 5 (2.82%) NAS
10 4 (2.26%) IPsec
11 3 (1.69%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (1.69%) DMZ
12 2 (1.13%) Wireless
12 2 (1.13%) Network Security
12 2 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (1.13%) SSH
13 1 (0.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (16.38%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.78%) Crystal Reports
2 12 (6.78%) Cognos Impromptu
3 4 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.56%) IDOL
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (2.26%) MSI
2 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (9.04%) Finance
2 9 (5.08%) Dutch Language
3 8 (4.52%) Retail
4 7 (3.95%) Banking
5 4 (2.26%) Local Government
5 4 (2.26%) French Language
6 3 (1.69%) Publishing
6 3 (1.69%) Law
7 2 (1.13%) Legal
7 2 (1.13%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.56%) Back Office
8 1 (0.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (17.51%) Analyst
2 27 (15.25%) Support Engineer
3 21 (11.86%) Support Analyst
4 16 (9.04%) Technical Engineer
5 14 (7.91%) Desktop Support
5 14 (7.91%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (7.34%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (6.21%) 1st Line Support
8 10 (5.65%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (5.65%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 10 (5.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (5.65%) Desktop Analyst
8 10 (5.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (5.08%) Technical Support
9 9 (5.08%) Windows Support Engineer
9 9 (5.08%) Escalation Engineer
10 8 (4.52%) Technical Support Engineer
10 8 (4.52%) Citrix Engineer
11 7 (3.95%) Wintel Engineer
11 7 (3.95%) 3rd Line Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.39%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.69%) Flash
3 2 (1.13%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.56%) Middleware
4 1 (0.56%) .NET
4 1 (0.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.95%) Blackberry
2 22 (12.43%) Clustering
3 18 (10.17%) Thin Client
3 18 (10.17%) Fat Client
4 16 (9.04%) iPhone
5 8 (4.52%) Replication
6 7 (3.95%) iPad
7 5 (2.82%) PKI
8 4 (2.26%) NHS
9 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.13%) Handset
10 2 (1.13%) PDA
11 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.56%) Wiki
11 1 (0.56%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 149 (84.18%) Windows
2 71 (40.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (28.81%) Windows 7
4 47 (26.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (11.86%) Windows XP
6 14 (7.91%) Windows 8
7 11 (6.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (5.08%) Apple iOS
9 6 (3.39%) UNIX
10 5 (2.82%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (2.82%) Windows Vista
11 4 (2.26%) Linux
12 2 (1.13%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.13%) Windows NT
12 2 (1.13%) Android
12 2 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (10.17%) ITIL
2 17 (9.60%) Service Delivery
3 12 (6.78%) PRINCE2
4 8 (4.52%) Customer Engagement
5 7 (3.95%) Waterfall
6 6 (3.39%) Change Management
6 6 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (3.39%) Validation
6 6 (3.39%) Migration
6 6 (3.39%) Incident Management
7 5 (2.82%) Load Balancing
7 5 (2.82%) Change Control
8 4 (2.26%) Build Automation
8 4 (2.26%) Service Management
9 3 (1.69%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (1.69%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (1.69%) Problem Management
9 3 (1.69%) Unit Testing
9 3 (1.69%) Performance Management
10 2 (1.13%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.86%) PowerShell
2 16 (9.04%) SQL
3 6 (3.39%) VB
4 5 (2.82%) VBScript
5 4 (2.26%) Java
6 2 (1.13%) C
7 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (18.08%) Security Cleared
2 27 (15.25%) SC Cleared
3 21 (11.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (7.34%) Degree
5 10 (5.65%) MCP
6 9 (5.08%) MCSE
7 8 (4.52%) MCITP
7 8 (4.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (2.82%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.26%) MCTS
10 3 (1.69%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (1.13%) A+ Certification
11 2 (1.13%) MCSA
11 2 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.13%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.56%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.56%) CCNA
12 1 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.56%) Avaya Certification
12 1 (0.56%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.39%) SLA
System Software
1 96 (54.24%) Active Directory
2 71 (40.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (20.34%) Hyper-V
4 35 (19.77%) XenApp
5 24 (13.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 15 (8.47%) XenServer
7 11 (6.21%) vSphere
8 9 (5.08%) VMware ESX
8 9 (5.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (3.39%) MetaFrame
9 6 (3.39%) Terminal Server
9 6 (3.39%) XenDesktop
10 5 (2.82%) DFS Replication
10 5 (2.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (2.26%) ISA Server
12 3 (1.69%) vCloud
13 2 (1.13%) Xen
13 2 (1.13%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (1.13%) UAG
13 2 (1.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 19 (10.73%) SCCM
2 17 (9.60%) ARCserve
3 11 (6.21%) Backup Exec
4 10 (5.65%) WMI
4 10 (5.65%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (5.65%) WSUS
5 8 (4.52%) SCOM
6 7 (3.95%) NetBackup
7 5 (2.82%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (2.26%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.69%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (1.13%) Netcool
10 2 (1.13%) BladeLogic
10 2 (1.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 1 (0.56%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.56%) Cisco IPCC
11 1 (0.56%) OpenView
Vendors
1 112 (63.28%) Microsoft
2 99 (55.93%) Citrix
3 89 (50.28%) VMware
4 22 (12.43%) HP
5 18 (10.17%) Cisco
6 17 (9.60%) Symantec
6 17 (9.60%) McAfee
7 16 (9.04%) Intel
8 12 (6.78%) Cognos
9 10 (5.65%) Dell
9 10 (5.65%) Altiris
10 9 (5.08%) Apple
11 8 (4.52%) NetApp
12 6 (3.39%) Oracle
12 6 (3.39%) Veeam
13 5 (2.82%) Juniper
14 4 (2.26%) EMC
14 4 (2.26%) Veritas
14 4 (2.26%) AppSense
15 3 (1.69%) Remedy
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