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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Terminal Services
Rank 572 529 529
Rank change year-on-year
-43 0
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 48 82 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.15% 0.098%
As % of the System Software category 0.86% 1.56% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 41 29
Average daily rate
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£363 £190 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.78% -34.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £100 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £190 £318
% change year-on-year
+103.94% -40.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 7
Average hourly rate £100.00 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+400.00% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.48 £15.17 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £130.00 £20.70 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £100.00 £20.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+400.00% -27.27%

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
5607 5266 5034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.86% 9.64% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3207 2901 2540
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £170 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 619 628
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £28.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -48 46 £363 +90.78% 23
East of England +11 18 £425 +112.50% 2
Watford +9 13 £425 +32.81%
Hertfordshire +7 13 £425 +32.81%
South East -21 10 £338 +110.93% 3
London -25 8 £363 +61.11% 10
Surrey -4 4 £350 +118.75% 1
Hampshire -6 4 £225 - 1
North West -26 4 £203 +15.71% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £233 - 1
Reigate - 4 £350 - 1
Leeds - 4 £233 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £233 -
Liverpool -6 3 - -
Merseyside -10 3 - -
Bedfordshire +12 2 £294 -
Luton +10 2 £294 -
Havant +3 2 £225 - 1
Norfolk 0 2 - -
Berkshire -3 2 - -
South West -8 2 - - 3
City of London -10 2 £415 +20.28%
Norwich +12 1 - -
Somerset +2 1 - -
Reading -6 1 - -
Scotland -17 1 - - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 2
Bristol - 1 - - 2
Southampton - 1 - -

Terminal Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 136 (93.79%) Windows
2 120 (82.76%) Active Directory
3 100 (68.97%) Citrix
4 91 (62.76%) Microsoft
5 71 (48.97%) VMware
6 61 (42.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 57 (39.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 55 (37.93%) MS Exchange
9 46 (31.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 45 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
11 39 (26.90%) Windows 7
12 38 (26.21%) DNS
13 35 (24.14%) Hyper-V
14 34 (23.45%) MS Excel
14 34 (23.45%) Firewall
15 33 (22.76%) SQL Server
16 32 (22.07%) PowerShell
17 29 (20.00%) Cisco
18 28 (19.31%) WAN
18 28 (19.31%) XenApp
19 27 (18.62%) Symantec
19 27 (18.62%) SCCM
20 26 (17.93%) SAN
20 26 (17.93%) DHCP
20 26 (17.93%) MS Office
21 24 (16.55%) Data Centre
22 23 (15.86%) Exchange Server 2010
23 22 (15.17%) ITIL
23 22 (15.17%) Microsoft Certification
24 21 (14.48%) LAN

Terminal Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 55 (37.93%) MS Exchange
2 23 (15.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (13.10%) SharePoint
4 18 (12.41%) IIS
5 17 (11.72%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.38%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.69%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.69%) GroupWise
Applications
1 34 (23.45%) MS Excel
2 26 (17.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.97%) Office 365
2 4 (2.76%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (26.21%) DNS
2 34 (23.45%) Firewall
3 28 (19.31%) WAN
4 26 (17.93%) DHCP
4 26 (17.93%) SAN
5 21 (14.48%) LAN
6 18 (12.41%) NAS
7 14 (9.66%) iSCSI
8 13 (8.97%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (8.28%) Internet
9 12 (8.28%) MPLS
9 12 (8.28%) TCP/IP
10 11 (7.59%) DMZ
11 10 (6.90%) Wireless
12 9 (6.21%) VLAN
12 9 (6.21%) VoIP
13 8 (5.52%) LDAP
13 8 (5.52%) VPN
13 8 (5.52%) VPLS
13 8 (5.52%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (22.76%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.52%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.76%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.69%) DTS
Development Applications
1 6 (4.14%) MSI
2 2 (1.38%) Subversion
General
1 13 (8.97%) Finance
2 7 (4.83%) Financial Institution
2 7 (4.83%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.07%) Dutch Language
4 2 (1.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.38%) Publishing
4 2 (1.38%) Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Retail
5 1 (0.69%) Marketing
5 1 (0.69%) Electronics
5 1 (0.69%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (16.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (14.48%) Analyst
3 16 (11.03%) Administrator
4 13 (8.97%) Support Engineer
5 12 (8.28%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (7.59%) Support Analyst
7 10 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (6.21%) Desktop Support
8 9 (6.21%) Architect
8 9 (6.21%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (4.83%) Technical Architect
9 7 (4.83%) Support Technician
9 7 (4.83%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (4.83%) Desktop Administrator
10 6 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (4.14%) Wintel Support
11 5 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
12 4 (2.76%) Technical Support
12 4 (2.76%) Network Engineer
12 4 (2.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.90%) .NET
2 5 (3.45%) Application Packaging
2 5 (3.45%) XML
3 4 (2.76%) ODBC
4 2 (1.38%) SAML
4 2 (1.38%) JSON
4 2 (1.38%) WCF
4 2 (1.38%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.38%) HTML
5 1 (0.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.55%) Data Centre
2 21 (14.48%) Thin Client
2 21 (14.48%) Fat Client
3 15 (10.34%) Clustering
4 12 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (7.59%) Replication
6 10 (6.90%) EMC VNX
7 9 (6.21%) Blackberry
8 8 (5.52%) Management Information System
8 8 (5.52%) Celerra
9 7 (4.83%) iPhone
10 5 (3.45%) iPad
10 5 (3.45%) PKI
11 3 (2.07%) Freedom of Information Act
11 3 (2.07%) Data Structures
11 3 (2.07%) Freedom of Information
12 1 (0.69%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.69%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 136 (93.79%) Windows
2 61 (42.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (39.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 46 (31.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (26.90%) Windows 7
6 14 (9.66%) Windows 8
7 12 (8.28%) Android
8 11 (7.59%) UNIX
8 11 (7.59%) Solaris
9 10 (6.90%) Linux
9 10 (6.90%) Windows XP
10 8 (5.52%) Apple iOS
11 6 (4.14%) CentOS
11 6 (4.14%) Ubuntu
11 6 (4.14%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (2.07%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.38%) Windows Vista
13 2 (1.38%) VMS
14 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.17%) ITIL
2 19 (13.10%) Migration
3 15 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (8.97%) Configuration Management
5 10 (6.90%) Business Continuity
6 9 (6.21%) Change Control
6 9 (6.21%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (5.52%) Patch Management
7 8 (5.52%) Project Management
7 8 (5.52%) Service Management
8 7 (4.83%) Service Delivery
8 7 (4.83%) Change Management
8 7 (4.83%) Asset Management
8 7 (4.83%) Server Building
9 6 (4.14%) Capacity Management
10 5 (3.45%) Build Automation
11 4 (2.76%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (2.76%) Load Balancing
11 4 (2.76%) Data Protection
11 4 (2.76%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 32 (22.07%) PowerShell
2 16 (11.03%) SQL
3 9 (6.21%) VBScript
4 7 (4.83%) Python
5 6 (4.14%) C#
6 5 (3.45%) Java
6 5 (3.45%) Perl
6 5 (3.45%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.45%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.45%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.07%) VB
8 2 (1.38%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.69%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (15.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (6.90%) MCSE
3 9 (6.21%) Citrix Certification
3 9 (6.21%) MCITP
4 8 (5.52%) MCP
4 8 (5.52%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.45%) Degree
5 5 (3.45%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.76%) MCSA
6 4 (2.76%) CCNA
6 4 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.07%) RHCE
8 2 (1.38%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.38%) MCTS
8 2 (1.38%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.69%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.69%) CCEE
9 1 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.45%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 120 (82.76%) Active Directory
2 45 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (24.14%) Hyper-V
4 28 (19.31%) XenApp
5 15 (10.34%) VMware ESX
6 8 (5.52%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 8 (5.52%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (4.83%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (4.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (4.14%) vSphere
9 3 (2.07%) vCloud
9 3 (2.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.38%) Firmware
10 2 (1.38%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.38%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.69%) XenServer
11 1 (0.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (18.62%) SCCM
2 18 (12.41%) SCOM
3 16 (11.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 10 (6.90%) Puppet
5 6 (4.14%) SCOrch
5 6 (4.14%) EdgeSight
5 6 (4.14%) ZABBIX
5 6 (4.14%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.76%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (2.76%) WSUS
6 4 (2.76%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (2.07%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (2.07%) Tivoli
7 3 (2.07%) ARCserve
8 2 (1.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (1.38%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.38%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.69%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.69%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 100 (68.97%) Citrix
2 91 (62.76%) Microsoft
3 71 (48.97%) VMware
4 29 (20.00%) Cisco
5 27 (18.62%) Symantec
6 14 (9.66%) SolarWinds
6 14 (9.66%) EMC
7 10 (6.90%) Dell
7 10 (6.90%) Altiris
8 9 (6.21%) CheckPoint
9 8 (5.52%) Nortel
9 8 (5.52%) HP
9 8 (5.52%) Oracle
10 7 (4.83%) McAfee
11 6 (4.14%) Apple
11 6 (4.14%) NetApp
12 5 (3.45%) AppSense
12 5 (3.45%) ServiceNow
13 4 (2.76%) Veeam
13 4 (2.76%) Avaya
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