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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Terminal Services
Rank 598 528 535
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +7
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 21 73 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.14% 0.091%
As % of the System Software category 0.42% 1.45% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 29 18
Average daily rate £313 £344 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +52.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £187 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £450 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £225
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +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
5055 5023 4726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.83% 9.91% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2987 2742 2372
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 582 544
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 5 February 2016.

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 20 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -48 17 £325 -3.70% 34
London -11 9 £285 -28.97% 8
South East -16 4 £325 +103.12% 4
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 - - 2
Hertfordshire +4 2 £413 - 5
East of England -3 2 £413 - 9
Watford -4 2 £413 -
Berkshire -5 2 £325 - 1
Wokingham - 2 £325 -
Buckinghamshire +10 1 - -
North Yorkshire +2 1 £425 +47.82% 4
Surrey -4 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -19 1 £425 +47.82% 6
North West -20 1 £210 -43.62% 3
Lancashire - 1 £210 -
Hammersmith - 1 £150 -
Preston - 1 £210 -
Harrogate - 1 £425 - 4
Woking - 1 - -

Terminal Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 68 (93.15%) Windows
2 60 (82.19%) Active Directory
3 45 (61.64%) Microsoft
4 40 (54.79%) DNS
5 37 (50.68%) Citrix
6 32 (43.84%) Windows Server
7 29 (39.73%) VMware
8 25 (34.25%) MS Exchange
9 24 (32.88%) DHCP
9 24 (32.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (32.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (31.51%) Hyper-V
11 21 (28.77%) CA
12 20 (27.40%) Finance
12 20 (27.40%) Windows 7
13 18 (24.66%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (24.66%) Linux
13 18 (24.66%) DevOps
14 16 (21.92%) MS Excel
14 16 (21.92%) Puppet
15 15 (20.55%) Windows 8
15 15 (20.55%) ITIL
15 15 (20.55%) MS Office
16 14 (19.18%) SAML
16 14 (19.18%) Kerberos
16 14 (19.18%) Exchange Server 2010
16 14 (19.18%) XenApp
16 14 (19.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (19.18%) Atlassian
16 14 (19.18%) SCCM

Terminal Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 25 (34.25%) MS Exchange
2 14 (19.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (8.22%) IIS
4 3 (4.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.74%) Apache
5 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.74%) Lync
5 2 (2.74%) nginx
6 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.37%) GroupWise
6 1 (1.37%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (21.92%) MS Excel
2 15 (20.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) assyst
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.11%) Office 365
3 2 (2.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (54.79%) DNS
2 24 (32.88%) DHCP
3 14 (19.18%) Kerberos
4 12 (16.44%) WAN
5 9 (12.33%) Remote Desktop
6 8 (10.96%) Internet
7 7 (9.59%) Firewall
7 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
7 7 (9.59%) VPN
8 6 (8.22%) LAN
9 5 (6.85%) VoIP
10 4 (5.48%) NetScaler
10 4 (5.48%) Wireless
11 3 (4.11%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (4.11%) SAN
11 3 (4.11%) VLAN
12 2 (2.74%) 3G
12 2 (2.74%) Broadband
12 2 (2.74%) LDAP
12 2 (2.74%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.59%) Oracle Database
2 7 (9.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.74%) Couchbase
3 2 (2.74%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MSI
2 2 (2.74%) Artifactory
2 2 (2.74%) Gerrit
2 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.74%) Hudson
2 2 (2.74%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.74%) Selenium
3 1 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.37%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 20 (27.40%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Legal
3 4 (5.48%) Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.74%) Law
4 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.37%) Advertising
5 1 (1.37%) Electronics
5 1 (1.37%) Local Government
5 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (17.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (16.44%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (12.33%) Architect
4 7 (9.59%) Consultant
4 7 (9.59%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) AWS Infrastructure Lead
5 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (6.85%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (5.48%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) AWS Architect
7 4 (5.48%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.48%) Lead Architect
7 4 (5.48%) Migration Consultant
7 4 (5.48%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Windows Consultant
7 4 (5.48%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.18%) SAML
2 2 (2.74%) .NET
2 2 (2.74%) J2EE
2 2 (2.74%) Web Services
3 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.37%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.37%) Ajax
3 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (1.37%) HTML
3 1 (1.37%) JSON
3 1 (1.37%) SAP Basis
3 1 (1.37%) WAP
3 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.96%) Mobile App
2 6 (8.22%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.85%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.48%) Fat Client
4 4 (5.48%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.74%) Clustering
5 2 (2.74%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (2.74%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.74%) Replication
6 1 (1.37%) BYOD
6 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.37%) Fintech
6 1 (1.37%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 68 (93.15%) Windows
2 32 (43.84%) Windows Server
3 24 (32.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (32.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (27.40%) Windows 7
5 18 (24.66%) Linux
6 15 (20.55%) Windows 8
7 14 (19.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (10.96%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.74%) Android
10 2 (2.74%) CentOS
11 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.37%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) DevOps
2 15 (20.55%) ITIL
3 12 (16.44%) Analytics
3 12 (16.44%) Customer Analytics
3 12 (16.44%) Front End Development
4 9 (12.33%) Migration
5 8 (10.96%) CRM
6 5 (6.85%) Service Management
7 3 (4.11%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.74%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.74%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (2.74%) Change Management
8 2 (2.74%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (2.74%) Information Assurance
8 2 (2.74%) Load Balancing
8 2 (2.74%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.74%) TOGAF
8 2 (2.74%) Waterfall
8 2 (2.74%) Web Operations
8 2 (2.74%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.44%) SQL
2 10 (13.70%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.11%) Java
3 3 (4.11%) Python
4 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.74%) Perl
4 2 (2.74%) PHP
4 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.37%) C#
5 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.85%) MCSA
2 5 (6.85%) SC Cleared
2 5 (6.85%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (4.11%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.74%) CCA
5 2 (2.74%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.74%) MCP
5 2 (2.74%) VCP6
6 1 (1.37%) MCITP
6 1 (1.37%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) SLA
2 3 (4.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 60 (82.19%) Active Directory
2 23 (31.51%) Hyper-V
3 18 (24.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (19.18%) XenApp
5 4 (5.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (5.48%) vCloud
5 4 (5.48%) VMware ESX
5 4 (5.48%) vSphere
6 3 (4.11%) XenServer
7 2 (2.74%) DFS Replication
7 2 (2.74%) Docker
7 2 (2.74%) GlusterFS
7 2 (2.74%) pfSense
7 2 (2.74%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 16 (21.92%) Puppet
2 14 (19.18%) SCCM
3 9 (12.33%) WSUS
4 7 (9.59%) AppDNA
4 7 (9.59%) SCOM
5 4 (5.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (4.11%) WMI
7 2 (2.74%) Ansible
7 2 (2.74%) CFEngine
7 2 (2.74%) EdgeSight
7 2 (2.74%) HAProxy
7 2 (2.74%) Kibana
7 2 (2.74%) logstash
7 2 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.74%) Salt
7 2 (2.74%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (2.74%) ZABBIX
8 1 (1.37%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.37%) SCSM
Vendors
1 45 (61.64%) Microsoft
2 37 (50.68%) Citrix
3 29 (39.73%) VMware
4 21 (28.77%) CA
5 14 (19.18%) Atlassian
6 9 (12.33%) Oracle
7 8 (10.96%) Cisco
8 5 (6.85%) HP
8 5 (6.85%) Symantec
9 3 (4.11%) SAP
10 2 (2.74%) AppSense
10 2 (2.74%) Avaya
10 2 (2.74%) Google
10 2 (2.74%) IBM
10 2 (2.74%) iManage
10 2 (2.74%) LANDesk
10 2 (2.74%) McAfee
10 2 (2.74%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.74%) Remedy
10 2 (2.74%) SolarWinds
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