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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Terminal Services
Rank 526 527 504
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -23
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 80 52 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.099% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 1.48% 1.02% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 32 52
Average daily rate
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£263 £319 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +10.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £150 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £348 £288
% change year-on-year
-28.05% +20.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £27.65 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.90% +81.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.33 £20.25 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.18 £32.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £27.65 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-34.90% +81.31%

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
5388 5085 4819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.65% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3028 2629 2333
Average daily rate £325 £339 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% +0.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 580 588
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +5 71 £263 -9.48% 37
London +28 27 £263 -6.66% 6
South East -8 22 £160 -12.32% 7
East of England -23 8 £275 +52.77%
Buckinghamshire +3 7 - -
Milton Keynes - 7 - -
South West - 6 £250 - 3
Berkshire +12 5 £325 +78.08% 3
North West -13 5 £175 -51.72% 9
Scotland -15 5 - - 1
Surrey 0 4 £160 - 3
Birmingham 0 3 £300 -13.04% 2
West Midlands -10 3 £300 -13.04% 2
Wales - 3 £450 - 3
South Wales - 3 £450 - 3
Wiltshire - 3 - -
City of London +15 2 £275 +69.23% 1
Hampshire -16 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire -17 2 £280 +55.55%
Cheshire - 2 £175 - 4
Bedfordshire - 2 £275 -
Watford - 2 £280 -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Bridgend - 2 £450 -
Dorking - 2 - - 2
Luton - 2 £275 -
Manchester -17 1 - - 5
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Malmesbury - 1 - -

Terminal Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 171 (88.14%) Windows
2 124 (63.92%) Microsoft
3 119 (61.34%) Active Directory
4 116 (59.79%) Citrix
5 99 (51.03%) VMware
6 86 (44.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 78 (40.21%) VMware Infrastructure
8 73 (37.63%) MS Exchange
9 58 (29.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 55 (28.35%) Windows 7
11 49 (25.26%) DNS
12 43 (22.16%) XenApp
13 42 (21.65%) SAN
14 38 (19.59%) MS Excel
15 37 (19.07%) DHCP
15 37 (19.07%) Firewall
16 36 (18.56%) Hyper-V
17 35 (18.04%) Blackberry
18 34 (17.53%) TCP/IP
18 34 (17.53%) MS Office
19 33 (17.01%) ITIL
20 31 (15.98%) Security Cleared
21 30 (15.46%) Exchange Server 2010
22 29 (14.95%) SQL Server
22 29 (14.95%) Cisco
22 29 (14.95%) SCCM
23 28 (14.43%) Exchange Server 2003
23 28 (14.43%) Microsoft Certification
24 27 (13.92%) SC Cleared
25 26 (13.40%) Windows XP

Terminal Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 73 (37.63%) MS Exchange
2 30 (15.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (14.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 25 (12.89%) SharePoint
5 19 (9.79%) IIS
6 16 (8.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (4.12%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2000
9 5 (2.58%) Lync
9 5 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.55%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.03%) Apache
11 2 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 38 (19.59%) MS Excel
2 34 (17.53%) MS Office
3 2 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.67%) Office 365
2 3 (1.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (25.26%) DNS
2 42 (21.65%) SAN
3 37 (19.07%) DHCP
3 37 (19.07%) Firewall
4 34 (17.53%) TCP/IP
5 24 (12.37%) VPN
6 18 (9.28%) LAN
6 18 (9.28%) WAN
7 11 (5.67%) VoIP
8 9 (4.64%) SMTP
8 9 (4.64%) IP Telephony
8 9 (4.64%) NAS
9 6 (3.09%) IPsec
9 6 (3.09%) Network Security
10 5 (2.58%) NetScaler
11 3 (1.55%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.55%) Wireless
11 3 (1.55%) DMZ
12 2 (1.03%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (14.95%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.09%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (3.09%) Cognos Impromptu
4 4 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.52%) IDOL
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (4.12%) MSI
2 4 (2.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (9.28%) Finance
2 10 (5.15%) Banking
3 8 (4.12%) Retail
3 8 (4.12%) Dutch Language
4 4 (2.06%) French Language
4 4 (2.06%) Local Government
5 3 (1.55%) Law
5 3 (1.55%) Publishing
6 2 (1.03%) Legal
6 2 (1.03%) Advertising
6 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 31 (15.98%) Analyst
2 30 (15.46%) Support Engineer
3 21 (10.82%) Support Analyst
4 17 (8.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (7.22%) 3rd Line Support
5 14 (7.22%) Desktop Support
6 13 (6.70%) Citrix Engineer
7 12 (6.19%) 1st Line Support
7 12 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (6.19%) Service Desk Engineer
8 10 (5.15%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 10 (5.15%) Desktop Analyst
8 10 (5.15%) Technical Engineer
9 9 (4.64%) Administrator
9 9 (4.64%) Technical Support
9 9 (4.64%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (4.64%) Windows Support Engineer
9 9 (4.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (4.64%) Escalation Engineer
10 8 (4.12%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.09%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.03%) Software Packaging
2 2 (1.03%) .NET
2 2 (1.03%) Web Services
2 2 (1.03%) Flash
2 2 (1.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.04%) Blackberry
2 26 (13.40%) Clustering
3 17 (8.76%) iPhone
4 16 (8.25%) Thin Client
4 16 (8.25%) Fat Client
5 9 (4.64%) iPad
6 8 (4.12%) Replication
7 7 (3.61%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.58%) PKI
8 5 (2.58%) PDA
9 4 (2.06%) NHS
10 3 (1.55%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (1.03%) Mainframe
11 2 (1.03%) Handset
11 2 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (1.03%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.52%) Wiki
12 1 (0.52%) FMCG
12 1 (0.52%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 171 (88.14%) Windows
2 86 (44.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 58 (29.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 55 (28.35%) Windows 7
5 26 (13.40%) Windows XP
6 17 (8.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (8.25%) Windows 8
8 9 (4.64%) UNIX
9 8 (4.12%) Apple iOS
10 7 (3.61%) Windows 2000 Server
10 7 (3.61%) Windows 2000
11 6 (3.09%) Windows NT
11 6 (3.09%) Windows Vista
12 4 (2.06%) Linux
13 3 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (1.03%) Android
15 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.01%) ITIL
2 14 (7.22%) Migration
2 14 (7.22%) Change Management
3 12 (6.19%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (5.15%) Kalman Filter
5 9 (4.64%) Service Delivery
6 8 (4.12%) Validation
7 7 (3.61%) Waterfall
7 7 (3.61%) Load Balancing
7 7 (3.61%) Customer Engagement
8 6 (3.09%) Build Automation
8 6 (3.09%) PRINCE2
8 6 (3.09%) Incident Management
9 5 (2.58%) Service Management
9 5 (2.58%) Change Control
9 5 (2.58%) Performance Management
9 5 (2.58%) Unit Testing
9 5 (2.58%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (2.06%) Problem Management
10 4 (2.06%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.86%) PowerShell
2 21 (10.82%) SQL
3 9 (4.64%) VBScript
4 8 (4.12%) VB
5 3 (1.55%) C
5 3 (1.55%) Java
6 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (15.98%) Security Cleared
2 28 (14.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (13.92%) SC Cleared
4 19 (9.79%) Degree
5 13 (6.70%) MCSE
6 9 (4.64%) MCP
7 8 (4.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (3.61%) MCITP
9 6 (3.09%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (2.58%) DV Cleared
10 5 (2.58%) MCTS
11 4 (2.06%) CCEA
12 3 (1.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (1.03%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (1.03%) A+ Certification
13 2 (1.03%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.52%) Avaya Certification
14 1 (0.52%) CCNA
14 1 (0.52%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.76%) SLA
2 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 119 (61.34%) Active Directory
2 78 (40.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (22.16%) XenApp
4 36 (18.56%) Hyper-V
5 22 (11.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 22 (11.34%) vSphere
6 19 (9.79%) VMware ESX
7 15 (7.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 12 (6.19%) XenServer
9 10 (5.15%) ISA Server
9 10 (5.15%) MetaFrame
10 8 (4.12%) Terminal Server
11 7 (3.61%) XenDesktop
12 5 (2.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (2.58%) DFS Replication
13 4 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (1.55%) UAG
15 2 (1.03%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (1.03%) vCloud
15 2 (1.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 29 (14.95%) SCCM
2 14 (7.22%) SCOM
3 13 (6.70%) Backup Exec
3 13 (6.70%) WSUS
4 12 (6.19%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (5.67%) ARCserve
6 10 (5.15%) WMI
7 9 (4.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (4.12%) BladeLogic
9 6 (3.09%) NetBackup
10 4 (2.06%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (2.06%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (1.55%) SCVMM
11 3 (1.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 2 (1.03%) Netcool
12 2 (1.03%) OpenView
12 2 (1.03%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 1 (0.52%) HP SIM
13 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
13 1 (0.52%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 124 (63.92%) Microsoft
2 116 (59.79%) Citrix
3 99 (51.03%) VMware
4 29 (14.95%) Cisco
5 24 (12.37%) HP
6 18 (9.28%) Symantec
7 16 (8.25%) McAfee
8 14 (7.22%) Intel
9 11 (5.67%) NetApp
9 11 (5.67%) Dell
10 9 (4.64%) Apple
10 9 (4.64%) Altiris
11 8 (4.12%) Veeam
12 6 (3.09%) Oracle
12 6 (3.09%) Cognos
13 5 (2.58%) Juniper
13 5 (2.58%) AppSense
13 5 (2.58%) CheckPoint
14 4 (2.06%) Veritas
14 4 (2.06%) Avaya
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