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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Terminal Services
Rank 519 511 519
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 87 63 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 1.58% 1.26% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 39 41
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£273 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.80% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £150 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £328 £275
% change year-on-year
-16.03% +19.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 5
Average hourly rate £15.50 £25.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.00% +61.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.59 £17.70 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.78 £27.59 £105.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £25.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-38.00% +61.29%

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
5495 5010 4844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.51% 9.49% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3060 2653 2331
Average daily rate £340 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 566 600
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.00 £16.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.94% +5.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.80 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +6.45%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 81 £273 -9.16% 49
South East +1 25 £275 +22.22% 15
London +10 24 £263 -16.00% 11
East of England -21 14 £275 - 3
Milton Keynes +7 10 £225 - 2
Buckinghamshire +6 10 £225 -25.00% 4
South West -30 7 £275 - 5
Berkshire +13 6 £400 +100.00%
Scotland -9 5 - -
Kent -3 4 £170 +13.33% 1
Wiltshire -7 3 - - 1
North West -8 3 - - 7
Birmingham -10 3 £300 -1.63%
Hampshire -14 3 - - 1
West Midlands -14 3 £300 -13.04% 2
Bedfordshire - 3 £275 -
Luton - 3 £275 -
City of London +21 2 £275 +69.23% 4
Surrey +1 2 - - 9
Hertfordshire -25 2 £280 -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Watford - 2 £280 -
Maidenhead - 2 £400 -
Dorking - 2 - - 6
Yorkshire -2 1 £375 +57.89% 2
Manchester -17 1 - - 3
Liverpool - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 3
Wales - 1 - -

Terminal Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 165 (87.30%) Windows
2 122 (64.55%) Microsoft
3 120 (63.49%) Citrix
4 112 (59.26%) Active Directory
5 91 (48.15%) VMware
6 83 (43.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 70 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
8 59 (31.22%) MS Exchange
9 55 (29.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 49 (25.93%) Windows 7
11 48 (25.40%) DNS
12 43 (22.75%) MS Excel
13 42 (22.22%) SAN
14 41 (21.69%) ITIL
15 39 (20.63%) XenApp
16 38 (20.11%) DHCP
17 36 (19.05%) Firewall
18 35 (18.52%) SQL Server
19 33 (17.46%) MS Office
19 33 (17.46%) TCP/IP
19 33 (17.46%) Microsoft Certification
20 32 (16.93%) Blackberry
20 32 (16.93%) Hyper-V
21 29 (15.34%) HP
21 29 (15.34%) Cisco
21 29 (15.34%) Clustering
21 29 (15.34%) Security Cleared
22 28 (14.81%) IIS
23 27 (14.29%) SQL
23 27 (14.29%) SCCM

Terminal Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 59 (31.22%) MS Exchange
2 28 (14.81%) IIS
3 26 (13.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (12.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 18 (9.52%) SharePoint
6 14 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (5.29%) IBM Notes
7 10 (5.29%) Apache
7 10 (5.29%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (2.65%) Lync
10 4 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2000
11 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 2 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.53%) WorkSite
Applications
1 43 (22.75%) MS Excel
2 33 (17.46%) MS Office
3 2 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.76%) Office 365
2 3 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (25.40%) DNS
2 42 (22.22%) SAN
3 38 (20.11%) DHCP
4 36 (19.05%) Firewall
5 33 (17.46%) TCP/IP
6 23 (12.17%) VPN
7 19 (10.05%) LAN
7 19 (10.05%) WAN
8 15 (7.94%) VoIP
9 11 (5.82%) NAS
10 9 (4.76%) SMTP
11 7 (3.70%) IP Telephony
12 6 (3.17%) Network Security
12 6 (3.17%) LDAP
13 5 (2.65%) IPsec
13 5 (2.65%) NetScaler
14 4 (2.12%) Wireless
15 3 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
15 3 (1.59%) DMZ
15 3 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.65%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (2.65%) Cognos Impromptu
3 5 (2.65%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 7
6 1 (0.53%) IDOL
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (5.82%) MSI
2 4 (2.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (10.58%) Finance
2 12 (6.35%) Banking
3 6 (3.17%) Retail
4 5 (2.65%) Dutch Language
5 4 (2.12%) Law
6 3 (1.59%) Local Government
6 3 (1.59%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.59%) French Language
6 3 (1.59%) Publishing
7 2 (1.06%) Legal
7 2 (1.06%) Advertising
8 1 (0.53%) Back Office
8 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (15.87%) Support Engineer
2 27 (14.29%) Analyst
3 19 (10.05%) Support Analyst
4 17 (8.99%) 2nd Line Support
5 16 (8.47%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (6.88%) Desktop Support
6 13 (6.88%) Citrix Engineer
7 12 (6.35%) Service Desk Engineer
8 11 (5.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (5.29%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
10 9 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 9 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
10 9 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
10 9 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (4.76%) Windows Support Engineer
10 9 (4.76%) Escalation Engineer
11 8 (4.23%) Technical Support Engineer
11 8 (4.23%) Administrator
11 8 (4.23%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.29%) Middleware
2 9 (4.76%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.06%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.06%) X-Windows
3 2 (1.06%) .NET
3 2 (1.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.93%) Blackberry
2 29 (15.34%) Clustering
3 16 (8.47%) Management Information System
4 14 (7.41%) Thin Client
4 14 (7.41%) Fat Client
5 12 (6.35%) iPhone
6 8 (4.23%) Replication
7 7 (3.70%) CMDB
7 7 (3.70%) iPad
8 5 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.65%) Mathematics
8 5 (2.65%) PKI
8 5 (2.65%) PDA
9 4 (2.12%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.59%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (1.06%) NHS
11 2 (1.06%) Handset
11 2 (1.06%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 165 (87.30%) Windows
2 83 (43.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (29.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 49 (25.93%) Windows 7
5 20 (10.58%) Windows XP
6 19 (10.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (8.47%) Windows 8
8 11 (5.82%) UNIX
9 10 (5.29%) Windows 2000
10 9 (4.76%) Windows NT
10 9 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
11 6 (3.17%) Windows Vista
12 5 (2.65%) Apple iOS
13 4 (2.12%) Linux
14 3 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (1.06%) Android
16 1 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (21.69%) ITIL
2 22 (11.64%) Change Management
3 15 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (6.88%) Service Delivery
5 12 (6.35%) Migration
5 12 (6.35%) Incident Management
6 9 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 9 (4.76%) E-Commerce
7 8 (4.23%) Validation
7 8 (4.23%) Knowledge Management
7 8 (4.23%) ITIL V3
7 8 (4.23%) Kalman Filter
8 7 (3.70%) Waterfall
8 7 (3.70%) Customer Engagement
9 6 (3.17%) Load Balancing
9 6 (3.17%) CRM
9 6 (3.17%) Configuration Management
9 6 (3.17%) Coaching
9 6 (3.17%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (2.65%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 27 (14.29%) SQL
2 23 (12.17%) PowerShell
3 10 (5.29%) VBScript
4 9 (4.76%) VB
5 7 (3.70%) C
6 1 (0.53%) VBA
6 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (17.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (15.34%) Security Cleared
3 26 (13.76%) SC Cleared
4 22 (11.64%) Degree
5 16 (8.47%) MCSE
6 9 (4.76%) MCP
7 8 (4.23%) MCITP
8 6 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (3.17%) MCTS
9 5 (2.65%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (2.12%) CCEA
10 4 (2.12%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (1.06%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.06%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (1.06%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.53%) Avaya Certification
13 1 (0.53%) MOS
13 1 (0.53%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.23%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 112 (59.26%) Active Directory
2 70 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (20.63%) XenApp
4 32 (16.93%) Hyper-V
5 24 (12.70%) vSphere
6 22 (11.64%) VMware ESX
6 22 (11.64%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (8.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 12 (6.35%) MetaFrame
8 12 (6.35%) ISA Server
9 10 (5.29%) Terminal Server
10 8 (4.23%) XenServer
11 6 (3.17%) XenDesktop
12 5 (2.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (2.65%) DFS Replication
13 4 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (1.59%) UAG
14 3 (1.59%) Novell eDirectory
15 2 (1.06%) Xen
15 2 (1.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 27 (14.29%) SCCM
2 17 (8.99%) WSUS
3 14 (7.41%) SCOM
4 12 (6.35%) Backup Exec
5 11 (5.82%) BladeLogic
5 11 (5.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 11 (5.82%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (5.29%) ARCserve
6 10 (5.29%) WMI
7 9 (4.76%) NetBackup
8 8 (4.23%) OpenView
9 6 (3.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 4 (2.12%) Tivoli
10 4 (2.12%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (2.12%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (2.12%) HP SIM
11 3 (1.59%) SCVMM
12 2 (1.06%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 2 (1.06%) Netcool
13 1 (0.53%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 122 (64.55%) Microsoft
2 120 (63.49%) Citrix
3 91 (48.15%) VMware
4 29 (15.34%) HP
4 29 (15.34%) Cisco
5 18 (9.52%) Symantec
6 16 (8.47%) Intel
7 15 (7.94%) McAfee
8 14 (7.41%) Oracle
9 13 (6.88%) Dell
10 10 (5.29%) Lotus
11 8 (4.23%) NetApp
12 7 (3.70%) Altiris
12 7 (3.70%) Veeam
13 6 (3.17%) Apple
14 5 (2.65%) CheckPoint
14 5 (2.65%) Veritas
14 5 (2.65%) Juniper
14 5 (2.65%) Cognos
15 4 (2.12%) EMC
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