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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Terminal Services
Rank 504 524 497
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -27
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 86 46 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.090% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 1.65% 0.92% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 27 50
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£196 £290 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.32% -7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £150 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £338 £321
% change year-on-year
-43.70% +5.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +115.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £15.40 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.53 £32.50 £12.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +115.90%
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5215 5018 4764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.84% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2868 2535 2268
Average daily rate £325 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 618 648
Average hourly rate £15.88 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.14% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.67% +4.41%

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 July 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
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 July 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 +14 72 £190 -10.58% 31
London +27 32 £225 +38.46% 8
South East +2 24 £160 -27.27% 6
Berkshire - 11 £425 -
Surrey -3 7 £160 - 2
Scotland -14 7 - -
East of England -21 6 £200 +11.11% 6
Wales - 6 £450 - 1
South Wales - 6 £450 - 1
Reading - 6 £425 -
North West -7 4 £175 -51.72%
Hampshire -11 4 - - 1
City of London +23 3 £345 +112.30% 1
West Midlands -11 3 £300 +50.00% 2
Birmingham - 3 £300 - 1
Milton Keynes +2 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -5 2 - -
Hertfordshire -6 2 £320 +77.77%
South West -26 2 £150 +36.36%
Merseyside - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £175 -
Watford - 2 £320 -
Cardiff - 2 £190 - 1
East Midlands +3 1 - - 2
Devon -7 1 - -
Somerset -17 1 £150 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 2
Dorking - 1 £110 - 1

Terminal Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 146 (83.91%) Windows
2 111 (63.79%) Microsoft
3 97 (55.75%) Citrix
4 93 (53.45%) Active Directory
5 86 (49.43%) VMware
6 69 (39.66%) VMware Infrastructure
6 69 (39.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 64 (36.78%) MS Exchange
8 51 (29.31%) Windows 7
9 45 (25.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 36 (20.69%) Hyper-V
10 36 (20.69%) XenApp
11 35 (20.11%) DNS
12 33 (18.97%) SAN
13 32 (18.39%) TCP/IP
13 32 (18.39%) Security Cleared
14 31 (17.82%) Firewall
15 30 (17.24%) Blackberry
15 30 (17.24%) MS Office
16 29 (16.67%) SQL Server
16 29 (16.67%) MS Excel
16 29 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
17 27 (15.52%) SharePoint
17 27 (15.52%) DHCP
17 27 (15.52%) SC Cleared
17 27 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2003
18 24 (13.79%) Microsoft App-V
19 22 (12.64%) PowerShell
19 22 (12.64%) LAN
19 22 (12.64%) WAN

Terminal Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 64 (36.78%) MS Exchange
2 29 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (15.52%) SharePoint
3 27 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (8.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (6.90%) IIS
5 12 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2000
7 4 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.72%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.15%) Lync
9 2 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.57%) Apache
10 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 30 (17.24%) MS Office
2 29 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.90%) Office 365
2 3 (1.72%) SaaS
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (20.11%) DNS
2 33 (18.97%) SAN
3 32 (18.39%) TCP/IP
4 31 (17.82%) Firewall
5 27 (15.52%) DHCP
6 22 (12.64%) LAN
6 22 (12.64%) WAN
7 21 (12.07%) VPN
8 9 (5.17%) IP Telephony
9 8 (4.60%) SMTP
10 7 (4.02%) VoIP
11 4 (2.30%) NAS
12 3 (1.72%) DMZ
12 3 (1.72%) IPsec
12 3 (1.72%) Cisco Nexus
13 2 (1.15%) Network Security
13 2 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (1.15%) SSH
13 2 (1.15%) Wireless
14 1 (0.57%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.90%) Crystal Reports
2 12 (6.90%) Cognos Impromptu
3 4 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.15%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.57%) IDOL
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.30%) MSI
1 4 (2.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (9.20%) Finance
2 9 (5.17%) Dutch Language
3 7 (4.02%) Banking
3 7 (4.02%) Retail
4 4 (2.30%) French Language
4 4 (2.30%) Local Government
5 3 (1.72%) Publishing
5 3 (1.72%) Law
6 2 (1.15%) Legal
6 2 (1.15%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.57%) Back Office
7 1 (0.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (17.82%) Analyst
2 26 (14.94%) Support Engineer
3 21 (12.07%) Support Analyst
4 15 (8.62%) Technical Engineer
5 14 (8.05%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (8.05%) Desktop Support
6 12 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (5.75%) Desktop Analyst
7 10 (5.75%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 10 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (5.75%) 1st Line Support
8 9 (5.17%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (5.17%) Escalation Engineer
8 9 (5.17%) Windows Support Engineer
9 8 (4.60%) Technical Support
10 7 (4.02%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (4.02%) Administrator
10 7 (4.02%) Technical Support Engineer
10 7 (4.02%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.45%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.72%) Flash
3 2 (1.15%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.57%) .NET
4 1 (0.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.24%) Blackberry
2 21 (12.07%) Clustering
3 19 (10.92%) Thin Client
3 19 (10.92%) Fat Client
4 16 (9.20%) iPhone
5 8 (4.60%) Replication
6 7 (4.02%) iPad
7 5 (2.87%) PKI
8 4 (2.30%) NHS
9 2 (1.15%) PDA
9 2 (1.15%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.57%) Handset
10 1 (0.57%) FMCG
10 1 (0.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 146 (83.91%) Windows
2 69 (39.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (29.31%) Windows 7
4 45 (25.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (11.49%) Windows XP
6 14 (8.05%) Windows 8
7 11 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (5.17%) Apple iOS
9 6 (3.45%) UNIX
10 5 (2.87%) Windows Vista
11 4 (2.30%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (2.30%) Linux
12 2 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.15%) Android
13 1 (0.57%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (10.92%) ITIL
2 17 (9.77%) Service Delivery
3 12 (6.90%) PRINCE2
4 9 (5.17%) Customer Engagement
5 7 (4.02%) Waterfall
6 6 (3.45%) Incident Management
6 6 (3.45%) Migration
7 5 (2.87%) Service Management
7 5 (2.87%) Validation
7 5 (2.87%) Load Balancing
7 5 (2.87%) Change Control
8 4 (2.30%) Change Management
8 4 (2.30%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (1.72%) Performance Management
9 3 (1.72%) Problem Management
9 3 (1.72%) Build Automation
9 3 (1.72%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (1.72%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (1.15%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (1.15%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.64%) PowerShell
2 16 (9.20%) SQL
3 7 (4.02%) VB
4 5 (2.87%) VBScript
5 4 (2.30%) Java
6 2 (1.15%) C
7 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (18.39%) Security Cleared
2 27 (15.52%) SC Cleared
3 19 (10.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (6.32%) Degree
5 10 (5.75%) MCP
6 8 (4.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (4.60%) MCITP
7 7 (4.02%) MCSE
8 5 (2.87%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.30%) MCTS
10 3 (1.72%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (1.15%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.15%) MCSA
11 2 (1.15%) A+ Certification
11 2 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.57%) CCNA
12 1 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.57%) Avaya Certification
12 1 (0.57%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.57%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.87%) SLA
2 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 93 (53.45%) Active Directory
2 69 (39.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (20.69%) Hyper-V
3 36 (20.69%) XenApp
4 24 (13.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (8.62%) XenServer
6 12 (6.90%) vSphere
7 9 (5.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 7 (4.02%) VMware ESX
9 6 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (3.45%) Terminal Server
9 6 (3.45%) MetaFrame
10 5 (2.87%) XenDesktop
10 5 (2.87%) DFS Replication
11 3 (1.72%) ISA Server
11 3 (1.72%) vCloud
12 2 (1.15%) UAG
12 2 (1.15%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (1.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (10.92%) SCCM
2 16 (9.20%) ARCserve
3 11 (6.32%) WSUS
3 11 (6.32%) Backup Exec
4 10 (5.75%) WMI
4 10 (5.75%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (4.02%) NetBackup
5 7 (4.02%) SCOM
6 5 (2.87%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (2.30%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (1.72%) SCVMM
9 2 (1.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.15%) Netcool
10 1 (0.57%) OpenView
10 1 (0.57%) Cisco IPCC
10 1 (0.57%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.57%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 111 (63.79%) Microsoft
2 97 (55.75%) Citrix
3 86 (49.43%) VMware
4 21 (12.07%) HP
5 18 (10.34%) Cisco
6 17 (9.77%) Symantec
6 17 (9.77%) McAfee
7 14 (8.05%) Intel
8 12 (6.90%) Cognos
9 10 (5.75%) Altiris
9 10 (5.75%) Dell
10 9 (5.17%) Apple
11 8 (4.60%) NetApp
12 6 (3.45%) Veeam
12 6 (3.45%) Oracle
13 5 (2.87%) EMC
13 5 (2.87%) Juniper
13 5 (2.87%) AppSense
14 4 (2.30%) Veritas
15 3 (1.72%) Lotus
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