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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Terminal Services
Rank 500 506 450
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -56
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 77 52 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 1.57% 1.11% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 45
Average daily rate
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£350 £239 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.59% -0.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £140 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £300 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £238 £200
% change year-on-year
+42.10% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £83.45 £27.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -21.05%

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
4900 4701 4326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.64% 9.65% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2687 2406 2009
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £165 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 546 769
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -14.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £38.50
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

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +1 69 £338 +40.62% 36
South East -3 24 £160 +42.22% 4
London +4 17 £403 -19.50% 11
Yorkshire -11 10 £294 +30.55% 2
Berkshire +5 9 - - 1
North West -7 6 £338 +50.00% 7
South West -21 6 £435 +47.45% 6
Reading +12 5 - - 1
Hertfordshire +9 5 - -
East of England +1 5 - - 1
Manchester - 5 - - 5
Buckinghamshire - 5 £110 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £110 -
Wales - 4 £450 - 1
South Wales - 4 £450 - 1
Hampshire - 4 £160 -
City of London +20 3 - - 3
West Yorkshire -3 3 £288 +27.77%
Bristol - 3 £475 - 1
Leeds -7 2 £313 +38.88%
Wiltshire -10 2 £420 +48.67%
North Yorkshire -12 2 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 - -
Surrey -5 1 - - 2
Cheshire - 1 £338 - 2
Devon - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Middlesbrough - - - -
Kent - - - - 1

Terminal Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 160 (88.40%) Windows
2 138 (76.24%) Active Directory
2 138 (76.24%) Citrix
3 123 (67.96%) Microsoft
4 99 (54.70%) VMware
5 88 (48.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 78 (43.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 71 (39.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 60 (33.15%) MS Exchange
9 59 (32.60%) DNS
10 51 (28.18%) SAN
11 46 (25.41%) DHCP
11 46 (25.41%) SQL Server
12 43 (23.76%) Firewall
12 43 (23.76%) XenApp
13 42 (23.20%) IIS
13 42 (23.20%) ITIL
14 41 (22.65%) VMware ESX
15 37 (20.44%) MS Excel
16 36 (19.89%) Windows Server 2012
17 35 (19.34%) Exchange Server 2010
17 35 (19.34%) MS Office
17 35 (19.34%) Microsoft Certification
18 33 (18.23%) Clustering
19 32 (17.68%) SQL
19 32 (17.68%) TCP/IP
19 32 (17.68%) HP
19 32 (17.68%) Windows 7
20 31 (17.13%) PowerShell
21 30 (16.57%) SLA

Terminal Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 60 (33.15%) MS Exchange
2 42 (23.20%) IIS
3 35 (19.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (12.15%) Exchange Server 2003
5 19 (10.50%) Apache
6 13 (7.18%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (7.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 13 (7.18%) IBM Notes
7 11 (6.08%) SharePoint
8 8 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2000
9 7 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (3.87%) Lync
10 4 (2.21%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.66%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 3 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.55%) Site Server
12 1 (0.55%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.55%) WorkSite
Applications
1 37 (20.44%) MS Excel
2 35 (19.34%) MS Office
3 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.10%) SaaS
1 2 (1.10%) PaaS
1 2 (1.10%) IaaS
1 2 (1.10%) Office 365
1 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (32.60%) DNS
2 51 (28.18%) SAN
3 46 (25.41%) DHCP
4 43 (23.76%) Firewall
5 32 (17.68%) TCP/IP
6 26 (14.36%) NAS
7 22 (12.15%) VPN
8 21 (11.60%) WAN
9 20 (11.05%) VoIP
10 16 (8.84%) LAN
11 9 (4.97%) NetScaler
12 8 (4.42%) iSCSI
12 8 (4.42%) Internet
13 7 (3.87%) IPsec
13 7 (3.87%) LDAP
13 7 (3.87%) Fibre Channel
14 6 (3.31%) Network Security
15 5 (2.76%) MPLS
15 5 (2.76%) SNMP
16 4 (2.21%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (25.41%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.21%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 7
5 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.10%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.10%) Redis
6 2 (1.10%) MySQL
6 2 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (6.63%) MSI
2 1 (0.55%) JIRA
2 1 (0.55%) Subversion
General
1 16 (8.84%) Finance
2 11 (6.08%) Banking
3 2 (1.10%) Law
3 2 (1.10%) Advertising
3 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.10%) Retail
4 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 22 (12.15%) Analyst
2 21 (11.60%) Support Engineer
3 17 (9.39%) 2nd Line Support
3 17 (9.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (9.39%) Citrix Engineer
4 15 (8.29%) Administrator
5 12 (6.63%) Windows Administrator
6 10 (5.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 10 (5.52%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (4.97%) Support Analyst
7 9 (4.97%) Service Desk Engineer
8 8 (4.42%) Architect
9 7 (3.87%) Server Engineer
9 7 (3.87%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (3.87%) Consultant
10 6 (3.31%) IT Support
10 6 (3.31%) Wintel Engineer
10 6 (3.31%) Wintel Support
11 5 (2.76%) 1st Line Support
11 5 (2.76%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.18%) Middleware
2 4 (2.21%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.66%) X-Windows
3 3 (1.66%) Web Services
4 2 (1.10%) HTML5
4 2 (1.10%) CSS3
4 2 (1.10%) REST
4 2 (1.10%) Play Framework
4 2 (1.10%) Django
4 2 (1.10%) CSS
4 2 (1.10%) HTML
4 2 (1.10%) JSON
4 2 (1.10%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (1.10%) Ajax
5 1 (0.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 33 (18.23%) Clustering
2 28 (15.47%) Blackberry
3 20 (11.05%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.97%) Thin Client
4 9 (4.97%) Fat Client
5 8 (4.42%) Replication
6 7 (3.87%) CMDB
6 7 (3.87%) Celerra
7 6 (3.31%) Mainframe
8 5 (2.76%) Mathematics
8 5 (2.76%) iPhone
8 5 (2.76%) iPad
9 4 (2.21%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.66%) PDA
10 3 (1.66%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.66%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (1.10%) Open Source
11 2 (1.10%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.10%) Life Science
11 2 (1.10%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 160 (88.40%) Windows
2 88 (48.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 71 (39.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (19.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (17.68%) Windows 7
6 20 (11.05%) Linux
7 18 (9.94%) UNIX
8 15 (8.29%) Windows XP
8 15 (8.29%) Windows 2000 Server
9 14 (7.73%) Windows 2000
10 12 (6.63%) Windows NT
11 8 (4.42%) Windows 8
12 7 (3.87%) Solaris
13 4 (2.21%) CentOS
13 4 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.66%) Windows Vista
15 2 (1.10%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.55%) Fedora
16 1 (0.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (23.20%) ITIL
2 27 (14.92%) Disaster Recovery
3 23 (12.71%) Change Management
4 21 (11.60%) Migration
5 14 (7.73%) Change Control
5 14 (7.73%) Incident Management
6 10 (5.52%) E-Commerce
6 10 (5.52%) Configuration Management
6 10 (5.52%) Service Delivery
7 9 (4.97%) Knowledge Management
7 9 (4.97%) ITIL V3
7 9 (4.97%) Problem Management
8 8 (4.42%) Load Balancing
9 6 (3.31%) Load Testing
9 6 (3.31%) CRM
10 5 (2.76%) Project Management
11 4 (2.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (2.21%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (2.21%) Validation
12 3 (1.66%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.68%) SQL
2 31 (17.13%) PowerShell
3 11 (6.08%) VBScript
4 7 (3.87%) VB
4 7 (3.87%) C
5 2 (1.10%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.10%) Perl
5 2 (1.10%) Ruby
6 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.55%) Python
6 1 (0.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 35 (19.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (11.60%) MCSE
3 19 (10.50%) Security Cleared
4 17 (9.39%) SC Cleared
5 16 (8.84%) Degree
6 10 (5.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (4.97%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (3.87%) MCP
9 5 (2.76%) CCA
9 5 (2.76%) MCSA
10 4 (2.21%) CCEA
11 3 (1.66%) MCTS
11 3 (1.66%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.10%) VCAP
12 2 (1.10%) CCEE
12 2 (1.10%) VCP5
12 2 (1.10%) CCNP
12 2 (1.10%) CCNA
12 2 (1.10%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (16.57%) SLA
2 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 138 (76.24%) Active Directory
2 78 (43.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (23.76%) XenApp
4 41 (22.65%) VMware ESX
5 28 (15.47%) Hyper-V
5 28 (15.47%) vSphere
6 16 (8.84%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (8.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 13 (7.18%) ISA Server
9 11 (6.08%) XenDesktop
10 10 (5.52%) XenServer
10 10 (5.52%) MetaFrame
11 7 (3.87%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 6 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (3.31%) DFS Replication
13 5 (2.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (2.21%) vCloud
14 4 (2.21%) Terminal Server
15 3 (1.66%) Novell eDirectory
15 3 (1.66%) UAG
Systems Management
1 26 (14.36%) SCCM
2 18 (9.94%) SCOM
3 14 (7.73%) BladeLogic
4 12 (6.63%) WSUS
5 11 (6.08%) NetBackup
5 11 (6.08%) Backup Exec
5 11 (6.08%) OpenView
6 10 (5.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 10 (5.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 10 (5.52%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (4.42%) EdgeSight
8 6 (3.31%) HP SIM
9 5 (2.76%) ARCserve
9 5 (2.76%) Tivoli
10 4 (2.21%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (2.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (1.10%) WMI
12 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 138 (76.24%) Citrix
2 123 (67.96%) Microsoft
3 99 (54.70%) VMware
4 32 (17.68%) HP
5 29 (16.02%) Cisco
6 28 (15.47%) Symantec
7 14 (7.73%) Dell
7 14 (7.73%) Intel
7 14 (7.73%) Lotus
8 13 (7.18%) Oracle
9 11 (6.08%) EMC
10 10 (5.52%) CheckPoint
11 8 (4.42%) McAfee
12 7 (3.87%) IBM
13 6 (3.31%) NetApp
13 6 (3.31%) Wyse
14 5 (2.76%) Mitel
14 5 (2.76%) CA
14 5 (2.76%) Veritas
14 5 (2.76%) Kaseya
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