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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Terminal Services
Rank 493 514 476
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -38
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 99 56 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 1.89% 1.08% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 30 44
Average daily rate
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£325 £250 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +61.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £250 £163
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +53.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 9
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £13.20 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.10 £21.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +13.43%

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
5242 5201 4496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.66% 10.16% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2903 2678 2109
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £171
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 639 622 757
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.52 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +11 93 £320 +28.00% 24
South East -15 33 £200 -27.27% 6
London +28 16 £384 +9.64% 9
North West +3 16 £325 +30.00% 1
Manchester - 15 £313 - 1
Yorkshire -14 12 £319 +41.66% 1
Hampshire -10 10 £178 -49.28% 1
Surrey - 8 £320 - 3
Milton Keynes -6 7 £168 -55.33%
Buckinghamshire -10 7 £168 -55.33%
East of England -9 6 £270 -17.24% 1
West Yorkshire -13 6 £338 +50.00%
Hertfordshire +10 5 - -
Leeds -14 5 £379 +68.33%
South West -32 4 £420 +42.37% 5
Wales - 4 £450 -
South Wales - 4 £450 -
City of London - 4 - - 3
West Sussex - 4 - -
Portsmouth - 4 £178 - 1
Berkshire -15 3 - - 1
Crawley - 3 - -
Reading +9 2 - -
North Yorkshire -11 2 - -
Wiltshire -15 2 £420 +48.67% 2
Redhill - 2 £320 -
Cheshire +8 1 £338 +22.72%
East Midlands +7 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £350 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 - - 1

Terminal Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 159 (85.48%) Windows
2 139 (74.73%) Active Directory
3 132 (70.97%) Citrix
4 127 (68.28%) Microsoft
5 102 (54.84%) VMware
6 86 (46.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 78 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
8 68 (36.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 59 (31.72%) DNS
10 57 (30.65%) MS Exchange
11 53 (28.49%) SAN
12 49 (26.34%) SQL Server
13 47 (25.27%) DHCP
14 44 (23.66%) IIS
15 43 (23.12%) Firewall
16 41 (22.04%) MS Office
16 41 (22.04%) ITIL
17 40 (21.51%) MS Excel
18 39 (20.97%) VMware ESX
18 39 (20.97%) XenApp
19 36 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
20 34 (18.28%) SQL
20 34 (18.28%) TCP/IP
21 33 (17.74%) Clustering
21 33 (17.74%) Windows 7
22 32 (17.20%) Windows Server 2012
22 32 (17.20%) Cisco
23 31 (16.67%) SLA
24 30 (16.13%) HP
25 29 (15.59%) Blackberry

Terminal Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 57 (30.65%) MS Exchange
2 44 (23.66%) IIS
3 29 (15.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 19 (10.22%) Apache
6 14 (7.53%) SharePoint
6 14 (7.53%) IBM Notes
6 14 (7.53%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (6.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (3.76%) Lync
9 5 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2000
10 4 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (1.61%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 2 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.54%) WorkSite
13 1 (0.54%) Site Server
13 1 (0.54%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 41 (22.04%) MS Office
2 40 (21.51%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.15%) Office 365
2 2 (1.08%) IaaS
2 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.08%) SaaS
2 2 (1.08%) PaaS
3 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (31.72%) DNS
2 53 (28.49%) SAN
3 47 (25.27%) DHCP
4 43 (23.12%) Firewall
5 34 (18.28%) TCP/IP
6 27 (14.52%) WAN
6 27 (14.52%) NAS
7 24 (12.90%) VPN
8 22 (11.83%) LAN
9 19 (10.22%) VoIP
10 9 (4.84%) IPsec
11 8 (4.30%) Internet
11 8 (4.30%) iSCSI
11 8 (4.30%) NetScaler
12 7 (3.76%) Fibre Channel
12 7 (3.76%) Network Security
12 7 (3.76%) LDAP
13 6 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (2.69%) Broadband
14 5 (2.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (26.34%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.61%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 7
4 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.08%) Redis
6 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.54%) MySQL
6 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.54%) Cognos Impromptu
6 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (6.99%) MSI
2 1 (0.54%) Subversion
2 1 (0.54%) JIRA
General
1 16 (8.60%) Finance
2 11 (5.91%) Banking
3 3 (1.61%) Retail
4 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.08%) Law
4 2 (1.08%) Advertising
4 2 (1.08%) Publishing
5 1 (0.54%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 23 (12.37%) Analyst
2 22 (11.83%) Support Engineer
3 19 (10.22%) Citrix Engineer
4 15 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (8.06%) Administrator
5 14 (7.53%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (6.99%) 3rd Line Support
7 12 (6.45%) Windows Administrator
8 10 (5.38%) Support Analyst
9 9 (4.84%) Service Desk Engineer
10 8 (4.30%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (4.30%) Architect
10 8 (4.30%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (3.76%) Server Engineer
11 7 (3.76%) IT Support
12 6 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 6 (3.23%) Wintel Support
12 6 (3.23%) Technical Support
12 6 (3.23%) Consultant
13 5 (2.69%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.53%) Middleware
2 8 (4.30%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.61%) X-Windows
3 3 (1.61%) Web Services
4 1 (0.54%) HTML
4 1 (0.54%) .NET
4 1 (0.54%) CSS
4 1 (0.54%) Ajax
4 1 (0.54%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.54%) JSON
4 1 (0.54%) Django
4 1 (0.54%) HTML5
4 1 (0.54%) REST
4 1 (0.54%) CSS3
4 1 (0.54%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.74%) Clustering
2 29 (15.59%) Blackberry
3 21 (11.29%) Management Information System
4 11 (5.91%) Thin Client
4 11 (5.91%) Fat Client
5 10 (5.38%) Replication
6 7 (3.76%) CMDB
6 7 (3.76%) Celerra
6 7 (3.76%) iPhone
7 6 (3.23%) Mainframe
8 5 (2.69%) Mathematics
8 5 (2.69%) iPad
9 4 (2.15%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.61%) PDA
10 3 (1.61%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (1.08%) Visualisation
11 2 (1.08%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.08%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 159 (85.48%) Windows
2 86 (46.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 68 (36.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (17.74%) Windows 7
5 32 (17.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (10.22%) Windows XP
7 17 (9.14%) UNIX
8 16 (8.60%) Windows 2000 Server
9 15 (8.06%) Linux
9 15 (8.06%) Windows 2000
10 13 (6.99%) Windows NT
11 9 (4.84%) Windows 8
12 7 (3.76%) Solaris
13 4 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.61%) CentOS
14 3 (1.61%) Windows Vista
15 2 (1.08%) Android
15 2 (1.08%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.54%) Fedora
16 1 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (22.04%) ITIL
2 26 (13.98%) Change Management
3 25 (13.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (10.75%) Migration
5 14 (7.53%) Incident Management
6 13 (6.99%) Service Delivery
6 13 (6.99%) Change Control
7 11 (5.91%) E-Commerce
8 10 (5.38%) Knowledge Management
9 9 (4.84%) Problem Management
9 9 (4.84%) Configuration Management
9 9 (4.84%) ITIL V3
10 7 (3.76%) Load Balancing
11 6 (3.23%) Validation
11 6 (3.23%) Load Testing
11 6 (3.23%) CRM
12 5 (2.69%) Project Management
12 5 (2.69%) Unit Testing
12 5 (2.69%) Performance Management
12 5 (2.69%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 34 (18.28%) SQL
2 27 (14.52%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.91%) VBScript
4 7 (3.76%) VB
5 6 (3.23%) C
6 2 (1.08%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.08%) Perl
7 1 (0.54%) Java
7 1 (0.54%) Python
7 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (11.83%) MCSE
3 17 (9.14%) Security Cleared
3 17 (9.14%) Degree
4 16 (8.60%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (4.30%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (3.23%) MCP
7 4 (2.15%) CCA
7 4 (2.15%) CCEA
7 4 (2.15%) MCSA
8 3 (1.61%) MCTS
8 3 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.08%) RHCA
9 2 (1.08%) VCP5
9 2 (1.08%) MCITP
9 2 (1.08%) VCAP
9 2 (1.08%) CCEE
9 2 (1.08%) CCNP
9 2 (1.08%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 139 (74.73%) Active Directory
2 78 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (20.97%) XenApp
3 39 (20.97%) VMware ESX
4 28 (15.05%) Hyper-V
4 28 (15.05%) vSphere
5 20 (10.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 15 (8.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 14 (7.53%) ISA Server
8 10 (5.38%) MetaFrame
8 10 (5.38%) XenServer
9 9 (4.84%) XenDesktop
10 7 (3.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 7 (3.76%) Terminal Server
11 5 (2.69%) DFS Replication
11 5 (2.69%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (2.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (1.61%) Novell eDirectory
14 2 (1.08%) Samba
14 2 (1.08%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (13.98%) SCCM
2 18 (9.68%) SCOM
3 15 (8.06%) BladeLogic
4 12 (6.45%) WSUS
4 12 (6.45%) OpenView
5 11 (5.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 10 (5.38%) NetBackup
6 10 (5.38%) Backup Exec
7 9 (4.84%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (4.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 9 (4.84%) EdgeSight
8 7 (3.76%) HP SIM
9 5 (2.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (2.69%) ARCserve
9 5 (2.69%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.54%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.54%) WMI
Vendors
1 132 (70.97%) Citrix
2 127 (68.28%) Microsoft
3 102 (54.84%) VMware
4 32 (17.20%) Cisco
5 30 (16.13%) HP
6 26 (13.98%) Symantec
7 17 (9.14%) Intel
8 15 (8.06%) Lotus
8 15 (8.06%) Dell
9 14 (7.53%) Oracle
10 11 (5.91%) EMC
11 10 (5.38%) CheckPoint
12 9 (4.84%) McAfee
13 6 (3.23%) Wyse
13 6 (3.23%) NetApp
14 5 (2.69%) CA
14 5 (2.69%) IBM
14 5 (2.69%) Veritas
14 5 (2.69%) Mitel
14 5 (2.69%) Veeam