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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Terminal Services
Rank 500 478 483
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +5
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 87 66 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 1.66% 1.50% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 38 52
Average daily rate £200 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £150 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £358 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £308 £340
% change year-on-year
-38.21% -9.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £15.40 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £18.60 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £12.61
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +19.00%
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5255 4391 4700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.33% 9.20% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2686 2123 2314
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 624 570
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.06 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -73 72 £200 -27.27% 27
South East +4 34 £275 -15.38% 11
London -28 14 £250 -9.09% 2
Berkshire +1 13 £425 +151.85% 4
Hampshire +7 11 £225 -30.76% 1
Reading +7 11 £400 +158.06% 2
Surrey -2 10 £128 -60.76% 6
Yorkshire -16 8 £175 - 1
South Wales -11 7 £400 +135.29% 2
Wales -13 7 £400 +135.29% 2
East of England -27 7 £140 -54.47% 1
Scotland -7 5 - -
Essex - 4 £140 -
Chelmsford - 4 £140 -
Dorking - 4 - - 3
Hertfordshire -8 3 - -
Cardiff -15 3 £175 +2.94% 2
Leeds -16 3 £135 -
West Yorkshire -17 3 £135 - 1
South West -19 3 - - 5
East Midlands - 3 £380 - 1
Manchester -13 2 £200 - 2
City of London -16 2 - -
North West -16 2 £200 - 3
Wiltshire -17 2 - - 3
Nottinghamshire - 2 £380 - 1
East Yorkshire - 2 £175 -
Hull - 2 £175 -
Bridgend - 2 £438 -
Nottingham - 2 £380 - 1

Terminal Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 120 (86.96%) Windows
2 81 (58.70%) Active Directory
2 81 (58.70%) Microsoft
3 75 (54.35%) VMware
4 73 (52.90%) Citrix
5 72 (52.17%) MS Exchange
6 61 (44.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 54 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
8 40 (28.99%) Windows 7
9 38 (27.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 35 (25.36%) Exchange Server 2010
11 33 (23.91%) Exchange Server 2003
12 30 (21.74%) DNS
13 27 (19.57%) XenApp
14 26 (18.84%) Firewall
15 24 (17.39%) SharePoint
15 24 (17.39%) SQL Server
16 23 (16.67%) Blackberry
16 23 (16.67%) Hyper-V
17 22 (15.94%) Security Cleared
17 22 (15.94%) SQL
18 21 (15.22%) MS Office
18 21 (15.22%) SAN
19 20 (14.49%) DHCP
20 19 (13.77%) Cisco
21 18 (13.04%) TCP/IP
22 17 (12.32%) HP
23 16 (11.59%) IIS
23 16 (11.59%) Windows XP
23 16 (11.59%) SC Cleared

Terminal Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 72 (52.17%) MS Exchange
2 35 (25.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (23.91%) Exchange Server 2003
4 24 (17.39%) SharePoint
5 16 (11.59%) IIS
6 10 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (6.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.17%) IBM Notes
8 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.72%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.72%) Lync
Applications
1 21 (15.22%) MS Office
2 14 (10.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.80%) Office 365
2 2 (1.45%) SaaS
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (21.74%) DNS
2 26 (18.84%) Firewall
3 21 (15.22%) SAN
4 20 (14.49%) DHCP
5 18 (13.04%) TCP/IP
6 14 (10.14%) VPN
7 8 (5.80%) SSH
7 8 (5.80%) LAN
7 8 (5.80%) WAN
8 6 (4.35%) IP Telephony
9 5 (3.62%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.45%) Wireshark
10 2 (1.45%) SMTP
11 1 (0.72%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (0.72%) Wireless
11 1 (0.72%) IPsec
11 1 (0.72%) DDNS
11 1 (0.72%) X.400
11 1 (0.72%) X.500
11 1 (0.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.07%) Cognos Impromptu
2 7 (5.07%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (6.52%) Dutch Language
2 6 (4.35%) Finance
3 4 (2.90%) French Language
3 4 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.17%) Retail
4 3 (2.17%) Local Government
5 2 (1.45%) Publishing
6 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.72%) Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (16.67%) Analyst
2 22 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (13.77%) Support Engineer
4 17 (12.32%) Support Analyst
5 11 (7.97%) Systems Administrator
5 11 (7.97%) Administrator
6 9 (6.52%) Architect
6 9 (6.52%) Technical Engineer
6 9 (6.52%) Escalation Engineer
7 8 (5.80%) Technical Analyst
7 8 (5.80%) Windows Support Engineer
7 8 (5.80%) Network Engineer
8 7 (5.07%) Technical Support
8 7 (5.07%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (4.35%) Technical Support Analyst
9 6 (4.35%) IT Support
10 5 (3.62%) Wintel Architect
10 5 (3.62%) Consultant
10 5 (3.62%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.62%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.90%) .NET
2 3 (2.17%) Flash
3 1 (0.72%) XML
3 1 (0.72%) MSMQ
3 1 (0.72%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 14 (10.14%) Thin Client
2 14 (10.14%) Fat Client
3 13 (9.42%) iPhone
4 9 (6.52%) Clustering
5 6 (4.35%) iPad
6 3 (2.17%) Replication
6 3 (2.17%) NHS
7 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.72%) AS400
7 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.72%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 120 (86.96%) Windows
2 61 (44.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (28.99%) Windows 7
4 38 (27.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (11.59%) Windows XP
6 14 (10.14%) Windows 8
7 10 (7.25%) Apple iOS
8 6 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.90%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (2.90%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.17%) UNIX
11 2 (1.45%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (10.87%) Service Delivery
2 13 (9.42%) Load Balancing
3 11 (7.97%) ITIL
4 7 (5.07%) Migration
4 7 (5.07%) PRINCE2
5 5 (3.62%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (2.90%) Change Control
7 2 (1.45%) Incident Management
7 2 (1.45%) Business Continuity
7 2 (1.45%) Data Protection
7 2 (1.45%) BCP
7 2 (1.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (1.45%) Business Continuity Planning
7 2 (1.45%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (1.45%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (1.45%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (0.72%) Build Automation
8 1 (0.72%) Capacity Management
8 1 (0.72%) Email Management
8 1 (0.72%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.94%) SQL
2 11 (7.97%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.35%) VB
4 4 (2.90%) Java
5 2 (1.45%) C
6 1 (0.72%) C#
6 1 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (15.94%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.59%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.52%) MCITP
5 8 (5.80%) MCSA
6 7 (5.07%) Degree
7 5 (3.62%) MCP
7 5 (3.62%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.90%) MCSE
9 3 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.45%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (1.45%) CCA
11 1 (0.72%) CCAA
11 1 (0.72%) CCIA
11 1 (0.72%) CCNA
11 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.72%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.72%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.62%) SLA
2 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 81 (58.70%) Active Directory
2 54 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (19.57%) XenApp
4 23 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 14 (10.14%) XenServer
6 11 (7.97%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (7.25%) Forefront TMG
8 6 (4.35%) XenDesktop
9 5 (3.62%) ISA Server
9 5 (3.62%) vSphere
9 5 (3.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (2.90%) VMware ESX
11 3 (2.17%) MetaFrame
11 3 (2.17%) DFS Replication
12 2 (1.45%) vCloud
13 1 (0.72%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.72%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (9.42%) SCOM
2 11 (7.97%) SCCM
2 11 (7.97%) WMI
3 10 (7.25%) ARCserve
4 8 (5.80%) Backup Exec
5 7 (5.07%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (3.62%) WSUS
8 4 (2.90%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (2.90%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.45%) HP NNM
9 2 (1.45%) SCVMM
9 2 (1.45%) Netcool
9 2 (1.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.72%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 81 (58.70%) Microsoft
2 75 (54.35%) VMware
3 73 (52.90%) Citrix
4 19 (13.77%) Cisco
5 17 (12.32%) HP
6 13 (9.42%) Symantec
7 12 (8.70%) McAfee
8 9 (6.52%) Dell
9 8 (5.80%) Apple
9 8 (5.80%) CheckPoint
10 7 (5.07%) Cognos
10 7 (5.07%) Intel
11 6 (4.35%) Brocade
11 6 (4.35%) NetApp
12 5 (3.62%) EMC
12 5 (3.62%) Altiris
13 4 (2.90%) AppSense
13 4 (2.90%) F5
14 3 (2.17%) Lotus
14 3 (2.17%) Veeam
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