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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Terminal Services
Rank 566 537 536
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -1
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 59 79 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.099%
As % of the System Software category 1.03% 1.47% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 35 32
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£325 £263 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £104 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £250 £348
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 6
Average hourly rate £20.60 £18.00 £27.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.44% -34.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.52 £12.33 £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.50 £20.18 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.30 £18.00 £27.65
% change year-on-year
+235.00% -34.90%

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
5727 5375 5148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.78% 9.67% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3232 3008 2659
Average daily rate £360 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 623 594
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £31.50 £32.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -26 56 £325 +23.80% 26
East of England +16 21 £425 +54.54% 6
Hertfordshire +17 17 £425 +51.78% 2
Watford +11 17 £425 +51.78%
South East -28 13 £238 +48.43% 2
London +4 12 £285 +8.57% 6
Hampshire -5 5 £225 -
Surrey -3 4 £350 +118.75% 1
Reigate - 4 £350 -
Havant +9 3 £225 -
South West -13 3 £175 -30.00% 3
North West -33 3 £203 +15.71% 2
Yorkshire - 3 £233 - 4
West Yorkshire - 3 £233 - 2
Leeds - 3 £233 - 2
Norfolk +12 2 - -
Liverpool -4 2 - -
Scotland -8 2 £118 -
Merseyside -9 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £231 -
Bristol - 2 £175 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £118 -
Luton +15 1 £300 +9.09%
Bedfordshire +13 1 £300 +9.09% 1
Norwich +10 1 - -
City of London +4 1 £325 -
Cambridgeshire -6 1 - - 2
Berkshire -8 1 - - 1
West Sussex - 1 £300 -
Lancashire - 1 £203 -

Terminal Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 122 (96.06%) Windows
2 107 (84.25%) Active Directory
3 87 (68.50%) Microsoft
4 85 (66.93%) Citrix
5 59 (46.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (44.88%) VMware
7 53 (41.73%) MS Exchange
7 53 (41.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 48 (37.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 45 (35.43%) DNS
10 41 (32.28%) Windows 7
11 37 (29.13%) Hyper-V
12 36 (28.35%) VMware Infrastructure
13 35 (27.56%) PowerShell
14 34 (26.77%) SCCM
14 34 (26.77%) DHCP
15 33 (25.98%) MS Excel
16 28 (22.05%) SQL Server
17 26 (20.47%) MS Office
17 26 (20.47%) Symantec
18 22 (17.32%) WAN
18 22 (17.32%) Cisco
18 22 (17.32%) Microsoft Certification
18 22 (17.32%) SCOM
19 21 (16.54%) ITIL
19 21 (16.54%) Exchange Server 2010
20 20 (15.75%) Windows 8
20 20 (15.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
20 20 (15.75%) Data Centre
20 20 (15.75%) LAN

Terminal Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 53 (41.73%) MS Exchange
2 21 (16.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (13.39%) SharePoint
4 12 (9.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (6.30%) IIS
7 3 (2.36%) IBM Notes
7 3 (2.36%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.57%) GroupWise
8 2 (1.57%) Lync
8 2 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.79%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 33 (25.98%) MS Excel
2 26 (20.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) assyst
1 2 (1.57%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.45%) Office 365
2 4 (3.15%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 45 (35.43%) DNS
2 34 (26.77%) DHCP
3 22 (17.32%) WAN
4 20 (15.75%) LAN
5 18 (14.17%) Firewall
6 16 (12.60%) SAN
7 9 (7.09%) TCP/IP
7 9 (7.09%) VLAN
8 8 (6.30%) NAS
8 8 (6.30%) Internet
8 8 (6.30%) LDAP
9 7 (5.51%) VPN
10 6 (4.72%) PCoIP
10 6 (4.72%) iSCSI
11 5 (3.94%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (3.94%) VoIP
12 4 (3.15%) MPLS
13 3 (2.36%) TACACS
13 3 (2.36%) Wireless
13 3 (2.36%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (22.05%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.94%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.15%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.79%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Subversion
2 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.79%) MSI
General
1 12 (9.45%) Finance
2 7 (5.51%) Financial Institution
3 3 (2.36%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.57%) Dutch Language
4 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.57%) Publishing
5 1 (0.79%) Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Marketing
5 1 (0.79%) Electronics
5 1 (0.79%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 30 (23.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (13.39%) Analyst
3 13 (10.24%) Administrator
4 11 (8.66%) Support Engineer
5 10 (7.87%) Desktop Support
5 10 (7.87%) Support Analyst
6 7 (5.51%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (5.51%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (4.72%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (4.72%) Consultant
7 6 (4.72%) Desktop Administrator
8 5 (3.94%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) Desktop Analyst
9 4 (3.15%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) Rollout Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (3.15%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 3 (2.36%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.30%) .NET
2 5 (3.94%) XML
3 4 (3.15%) ODBC
4 3 (2.36%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.57%) WCF
5 2 (1.57%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.57%) SAML
5 2 (1.57%) JSON
5 2 (1.57%) HTML
6 1 (0.79%) WAP
6 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.75%) Data Centre
2 19 (14.96%) Thin Client
2 19 (14.96%) Fat Client
3 11 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.30%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.72%) Blackberry
6 5 (3.94%) PKI
6 5 (3.94%) Clustering
7 3 (2.36%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (2.36%) iPhone
7 3 (2.36%) Freedom of Information Act
7 3 (2.36%) Replication
8 2 (1.57%) iPad
8 2 (1.57%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.79%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.79%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.79%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 122 (96.06%) Windows
2 59 (46.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (41.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 48 (37.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (32.28%) Windows 7
6 20 (15.75%) Windows 8
7 9 (7.09%) Linux
8 8 (6.30%) Windows XP
8 8 (6.30%) Android
9 6 (4.72%) CentOS
9 6 (4.72%) Ubuntu
10 5 (3.94%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.36%) UNIX
11 3 (2.36%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (2.36%) Solaris
12 2 (1.57%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.79%) VMS
13 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.54%) ITIL
2 13 (10.24%) Migration
3 9 (7.09%) CRM
4 7 (5.51%) Service Management
4 7 (5.51%) Change Management
4 7 (5.51%) Server Building
5 6 (4.72%) Capacity Management
5 6 (4.72%) Asset Management
6 5 (3.94%) Project Management
6 5 (3.94%) Configuration Management
6 5 (3.94%) Build Automation
7 4 (3.15%) Patch Management
7 4 (3.15%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.15%) Workflow
7 4 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.15%) Load Balancing
7 4 (3.15%) Data Protection
7 4 (3.15%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (2.36%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (2.36%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (27.56%) PowerShell
2 19 (14.96%) SQL
3 7 (5.51%) T-SQL
3 7 (5.51%) VBScript
3 7 (5.51%) Python
4 6 (4.72%) C#
5 5 (3.94%) Java
5 5 (3.94%) Perl
5 5 (3.94%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.36%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.36%) VB
7 2 (1.57%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.79%) C
8 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (17.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (7.87%) MCSE
3 9 (7.09%) MCP
3 9 (7.09%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (6.30%) MCITP
5 7 (5.51%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.94%) Degree
7 4 (3.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (3.15%) Security Cleared
7 4 (3.15%) CCNA
8 3 (2.36%) MCSA
8 3 (2.36%) RHCE
9 2 (1.57%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.57%) MCTS
10 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.79%) MCSM
10 1 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.79%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.94%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 107 (84.25%) Active Directory
2 37 (29.13%) Hyper-V
3 36 (28.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (13.39%) XenApp
5 8 (6.30%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (6.30%) VMware ESX
6 6 (4.72%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (4.72%) vSphere
7 2 (1.57%) vCloud
7 2 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.57%) Firmware
7 2 (1.57%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.57%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 34 (26.77%) SCCM
2 22 (17.32%) SCOM
3 20 (15.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 10 (7.87%) Puppet
4 10 (7.87%) WSUS
5 6 (4.72%) SCOrch
5 6 (4.72%) ZABBIX
6 5 (3.94%) AppDNA
7 4 (3.15%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (3.15%) Backup Exec
8 3 (2.36%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.57%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (1.57%) ARCserve
9 2 (1.57%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.79%) EdgeSight
10 1 (0.79%) ZENworks
10 1 (0.79%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 87 (68.50%) Microsoft
2 85 (66.93%) Citrix
3 57 (44.88%) VMware
4 26 (20.47%) Symantec
5 22 (17.32%) Cisco
6 11 (8.66%) HP
7 10 (7.87%) Dell
8 6 (4.72%) EMC
8 6 (4.72%) CA
8 6 (4.72%) SolarWinds
9 5 (3.94%) ServiceNow
9 5 (3.94%) Oracle
10 4 (3.15%) McAfee
11 3 (2.36%) Altiris
11 3 (2.36%) 3PAR
11 3 (2.36%) Veeam
11 3 (2.36%) NetApp
11 3 (2.36%) Lotus
11 3 (2.36%) Apple
12 2 (1.57%) Juniper