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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Terminal Services
Rank 499 519 452
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -67
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 82 47 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.093% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 1.64% 1.00% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 45
Average daily rate
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£368 £200 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.75% -34.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £135 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £265 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £175 £315
% change year-on-year
+92.85% -44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 6
Average hourly rate £25.25 £16.25 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.38% -2.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £12.90 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £119.75 £57.20 £23.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £15.63 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+61.60% +7.75%

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
4996 4706 4331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.51% 9.29% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2788 2306 2069
Average daily rate £385 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £172 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.44% -1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 539 704
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -1.51%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +29 70 £350 +64.70% 39
South East -9 25 £369 +192.07% 7
London -1 13 £400 +100.00% 5
Berkshire +10 12 - - 3
North West -5 12 £488 - 10
Manchester -8 8 £488 - 2
Yorkshire -20 8 £288 +27.77% 3
Hampshire -10 7 £425 - 2
Reading +10 6 - -
East Midlands +7 4 - - 5
South Wales +3 4 £450 +157.14% 1
Wales -3 4 £450 +157.14% 1
South West -5 4 £450 - 5
East of England +7 3 £200 - 1
Bristol - 3 £475 -
Hertfordshire +9 2 - -
Watford - 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 - -
City of London +14 1 - -
Portsmouth -1 1 - -
Scotland -13 1 - -
Leeds -14 1 £338 +50.00% 1
West Yorkshire -23 1 £338 +50.00% 2
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £313 -
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Kent - 1 - - 1
Brighton - 1 £313 -
Liverpool - 1 - -

Terminal Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 161 (85.64%) Windows
2 147 (78.19%) Active Directory
3 141 (75.00%) Citrix
4 117 (62.23%) Microsoft
5 103 (54.79%) VMware
6 81 (43.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 76 (40.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 68 (36.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 57 (30.32%) MS Exchange
10 52 (27.66%) SQL Server
11 51 (27.13%) Firewall
12 49 (26.06%) XenApp
13 48 (25.53%) IIS
14 47 (25.00%) SAN
15 45 (23.94%) DNS
16 39 (20.74%) VMware ESX
16 39 (20.74%) Clustering
17 37 (19.68%) Exchange Server 2010
18 35 (18.62%) Hyper-V
18 35 (18.62%) DHCP
19 34 (18.09%) Windows Server 2012
20 33 (17.55%) MS Excel
20 33 (17.55%) MS Office
21 32 (17.02%) ITIL
21 32 (17.02%) Windows 7
21 32 (17.02%) NAS
22 31 (16.49%) Disaster Recovery
23 30 (15.96%) Symantec
24 29 (15.43%) SQL
24 29 (15.43%) WAN

Terminal Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 57 (30.32%) MS Exchange
2 48 (25.53%) IIS
3 37 (19.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (11.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 18 (9.57%) Apache
6 15 (7.98%) SharePoint
7 12 (6.38%) IBM Notes
8 10 (5.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2000
10 7 (3.72%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (2.66%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (2.13%) Lync
14 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
16 1 (0.53%) Lotus Domino
16 1 (0.53%) Site Server
16 1 (0.53%) WorkSite
Applications
1 33 (17.55%) MS Excel
1 33 (17.55%) MS Office
2 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.66%) Office 365
2 2 (1.06%) IaaS
2 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.06%) SaaS
2 2 (1.06%) PaaS
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (27.13%) Firewall
2 47 (25.00%) SAN
3 45 (23.94%) DNS
4 35 (18.62%) DHCP
5 32 (17.02%) NAS
6 29 (15.43%) WAN
7 24 (12.77%) TCP/IP
8 21 (11.17%) VPN
9 20 (10.64%) VoIP
10 16 (8.51%) LAN
10 16 (8.51%) Internet
10 16 (8.51%) Fibre Channel
10 16 (8.51%) iSCSI
11 13 (6.91%) MPLS
12 12 (6.38%) VPLS
13 11 (5.85%) BGP
13 11 (5.85%) OSPF
13 11 (5.85%) EIGRP
13 11 (5.85%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (5.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (27.66%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.26%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.13%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.60%) MySQL
6 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 7
6 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.06%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.06%) Redis
7 2 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (6.91%) MSI
2 1 (0.53%) Subversion
2 1 (0.53%) JIRA
General
1 18 (9.57%) Finance
2 9 (4.79%) Banking
3 6 (3.19%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.06%) Law
4 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.53%) Advertising
5 1 (0.53%) Publishing
5 1 (0.53%) Electronics
5 1 (0.53%) Retail
5 1 (0.53%) Marketing
5 1 (0.53%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (13.30%) Analyst
2 21 (11.17%) 2nd Line Support
2 21 (11.17%) Support Engineer
3 17 (9.04%) Architect
4 15 (7.98%) Administrator
4 15 (7.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (5.85%) 3rd Line Support
5 11 (5.85%) Citrix Engineer
5 11 (5.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 10 (5.32%) Wintel Support
6 10 (5.32%) Windows Administrator
6 10 (5.32%) Technical Architect
6 10 (5.32%) Support Analyst
7 8 (4.26%) IT Support
7 8 (4.26%) Server Engineer
7 8 (4.26%) Support Technician
8 7 (3.72%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (3.72%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (3.19%) Wintel Engineer
9 6 (3.19%) Citrix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.38%) Middleware
2 8 (4.26%) Application Packaging
3 4 (2.13%) .NET
4 3 (1.60%) X-Windows
5 2 (1.06%) Play Framework
5 2 (1.06%) CSS3
5 2 (1.06%) REST
5 2 (1.06%) HTML5
5 2 (1.06%) JSON
5 2 (1.06%) Django
5 2 (1.06%) HTML
5 2 (1.06%) CSS
5 2 (1.06%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (1.06%) Ajax
6 1 (0.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (20.74%) Clustering
2 23 (12.23%) Blackberry
3 17 (9.04%) Replication
4 15 (7.98%) Celerra
4 15 (7.98%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.79%) Thin Client
5 9 (4.79%) Fat Client
6 7 (3.72%) CMDB
7 6 (3.19%) iPhone
8 5 (2.66%) iPad
9 4 (2.13%) Mathematics
9 4 (2.13%) Client/Server
9 4 (2.13%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.60%) Life Science
11 2 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (1.06%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.06%) Visualisation
11 2 (1.06%) Open Source
11 2 (1.06%) NHS
12 1 (0.53%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 161 (85.64%) Windows
2 81 (43.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 68 (36.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 34 (18.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (17.02%) Windows 7
6 23 (12.23%) Linux
7 22 (11.70%) UNIX
8 15 (7.98%) Solaris
9 12 (6.38%) Windows 2000 Server
10 11 (5.85%) Windows 2000
10 11 (5.85%) Windows XP
11 8 (4.26%) Windows NT
12 7 (3.72%) Windows 8
13 4 (2.13%) Android
13 4 (2.13%) CentOS
13 4 (2.13%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (1.60%) Windows Vista
14 3 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.60%) Apple iOS
15 2 (1.06%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (17.02%) ITIL
2 31 (16.49%) Disaster Recovery
3 26 (13.83%) Migration
4 21 (11.17%) Change Control
5 18 (9.57%) Configuration Management
6 15 (7.98%) Incident Management
7 14 (7.45%) Change Management
8 12 (6.38%) Service Delivery
9 11 (5.85%) Business Continuity
10 9 (4.79%) Knowledge Management
10 9 (4.79%) E-Commerce
11 8 (4.26%) Problem Management
11 8 (4.26%) ITIL V3
12 7 (3.72%) Root Cause Analysis
13 6 (3.19%) Load Balancing
13 6 (3.19%) CRM
13 6 (3.19%) Project Management
14 4 (2.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 3 (1.60%) Scrum
15 3 (1.60%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (15.43%) SQL
2 28 (14.89%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.85%) VBScript
4 6 (3.19%) C
5 4 (2.13%) VB
6 3 (1.60%) Perl
6 3 (1.60%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.60%) Ruby
6 3 (1.60%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.06%) Python
8 1 (0.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (13.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (9.57%) Security Cleared
3 16 (8.51%) VCP4
4 15 (7.98%) SC Cleared
4 15 (7.98%) MCSE
5 10 (5.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (4.79%) Degree
7 8 (4.26%) MCP
8 6 (3.19%) MCSA
8 6 (3.19%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (2.13%) CCA
10 3 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.60%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.60%) CCEE
11 2 (1.06%) VCP5
11 2 (1.06%) VCAP
11 2 (1.06%) RHCE
11 2 (1.06%) CISSP
11 2 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.06%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.64%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 147 (78.19%) Active Directory
2 76 (40.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (26.06%) XenApp
4 39 (20.74%) VMware ESX
5 35 (18.62%) Hyper-V
6 20 (10.64%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (9.04%) vSphere
8 15 (7.98%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 10 (5.32%) XenServer
10 9 (4.79%) XenDesktop
10 9 (4.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (3.72%) ISA Server
12 6 (3.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (3.19%) DFS Replication
13 5 (2.66%) MetaFrame
13 5 (2.66%) vCloud
14 4 (2.13%) Terminal Server
15 3 (1.60%) Samba
15 3 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
16 2 (1.06%) UAG
Systems Management
1 17 (9.04%) SCCM
2 13 (6.91%) SCOM
3 11 (5.85%) NetBackup
4 10 (5.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 10 (5.32%) OpenView
4 10 (5.32%) Backup Exec
5 9 (4.79%) WSUS
6 8 (4.26%) BladeLogic
6 8 (4.26%) EdgeSight
7 7 (3.72%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (3.19%) HP SIM
8 6 (3.19%) Tivoli
8 6 (3.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (2.66%) ARCserve
9 5 (2.66%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (2.13%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (1.06%) WMI
12 1 (0.53%) Nagios
Vendors
1 141 (75.00%) Citrix
2 117 (62.23%) Microsoft
3 103 (54.79%) VMware
4 30 (15.96%) Symantec
5 26 (13.83%) Cisco
5 26 (13.83%) HP
6 20 (10.64%) Oracle
7 19 (10.11%) EMC
8 16 (8.51%) CheckPoint
9 13 (6.91%) Lotus
10 12 (6.38%) McAfee
11 10 (5.32%) Intel
11 10 (5.32%) Dell
12 9 (4.79%) Altiris
13 8 (4.26%) SolarWinds
13 8 (4.26%) Nortel
14 7 (3.72%) IBM
15 6 (3.19%) AppSense
16 5 (2.66%) Avaya
16 5 (2.66%) NetApp
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