The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Terminal Services skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Terminal Services over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Terminal Services
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 563 561 579
Rank change year-on-year -2 +18  
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 20 59 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.046% 0.12% 0.086%
As % of the System Software category 0.41% 0.97% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 21
Median daily rate £208 £288 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.82% +4.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £317 £231
% change year-on-year +2.68% +37.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 2
Median hourly rate £13.73 £28.00 £79.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.95% -64.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £32.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.27 £33.30 £125.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.73 £28.00 £79.05
% change year-on-year -50.95% -64.57%  

Terminal Services is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4912 6089 5407
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.36% 12.31% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3155 3852 3099
Median daily rate £415 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 430 568
Median hourly rate £16.81 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.55% +5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.20 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

Terminal Services
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Terminal Services as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Terminal Services in England

Terminal Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Terminal Services in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Terminal Services in England

Terminal Services
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Terminal Services in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Terminal Services in England

Terminal Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Terminal Services in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Terminal Services in England

Terminal Services
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Terminal Services within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England +9 11 £206 -
West Midlands - 4 £113 - 3
London +2 3 £208 +3.75% 5
North East +54 1 £288 +10.57% 1
South East +15 1 £463 +54.07% 3
Terminal Services
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Terminal Services also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Terminal Services.

1 35 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 28 (62.22%) Windows
3 24 (53.33%) VMware
4 23 (51.11%) Microsoft
5 19 (42.22%) Windows Server
6 17 (37.78%) Cisco
7 15 (33.33%) HP
7 15 (33.33%) ITIL
8 14 (31.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (31.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (31.11%) Hyper-V
9 12 (26.67%) SharePoint
9 12 (26.67%) MS Exchange
10 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
10 11 (24.44%) Service Management
11 10 (22.22%) SLA
11 10 (22.22%) NetApp
12 9 (20.00%) Linux
12 9 (20.00%) Migration
12 9 (20.00%) ITSM
12 9 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (20.00%) Data Centre
13 8 (17.78%) Mobile Device Management
13 8 (17.78%) SCCM
13 8 (17.78%) Integration Testing
13 8 (17.78%) DameWare
13 8 (17.78%) Firewall
13 8 (17.78%) IIS
13 8 (17.78%) DHCP
13 8 (17.78%) DNS

Terminal Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (26.67%) MS Exchange
1 12 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 8 (17.78%) IIS
3 6 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.44%) Apache
5 2 (4.44%) MediaWiki
6 1 (2.22%) Confluence
6 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.22%) Shockwave
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (8.89%) Office 365
2 2 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) DHCP
1 8 (17.78%) DNS
1 8 (17.78%) Firewall
2 6 (13.33%) PuTTY
2 6 (13.33%) Remote Desktop
2 6 (13.33%) SAN
2 6 (13.33%) SSL
2 6 (13.33%) VPN
2 6 (13.33%) WinSCP
3 5 (11.11%) LDAP
3 5 (11.11%) WAN
4 4 (8.89%) Internet
4 4 (8.89%) IPsec
4 4 (8.89%) LAN
4 4 (8.89%) WebEx
5 2 (4.44%) MPLS
5 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.44%) VLAN
5 2 (4.44%) VoIP
5 2 (4.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (15.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (13.33%) Oracle Database
4 6 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (4.44%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) HP UFT
1 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
1 6 (13.33%) Oracle APEX
1 6 (13.33%) Selenium
1 6 (13.33%) SpecFlow
1 6 (13.33%) TeamCity
2 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 2 (4.44%) Finance
1 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (11.11%) Analyst
3 4 (8.89%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Architect
3 4 (8.89%) Coordinator
3 4 (8.89%) Technical Coordinator
4 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (6.67%) IT Support
4 3 (6.67%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Active Directory Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Active Directory Support
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) Lead Tester
5 2 (4.44%) Service Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) .NET
2 5 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (2.22%) Flash
3 1 (2.22%) HTML
3 1 (2.22%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (15.56%) Replication
3 6 (13.33%) Blackberry
3 6 (13.33%) Clustering
4 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (11.11%) Fat Client
4 5 (11.11%) Thin Client
5 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
6 3 (6.67%) NHS
6 3 (6.67%) Smartphone
7 2 (4.44%) Driving Licence
7 2 (4.44%) iPhone
7 2 (4.44%) PDA
7 2 (4.44%) PKI
8 1 (2.22%) CMDB
8 1 (2.22%) iPad
8 1 (2.22%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (2.22%) Smartcard
8 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (62.22%) Windows
2 19 (42.22%) Windows Server
3 14 (31.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (20.00%) Linux
5 7 (15.56%) Unix
6 6 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (13.33%) Windows 7
7 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (4.44%) Debian
8 2 (4.44%) Solaris
8 2 (4.44%) Ubuntu
8 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.22%) Android
9 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) ITIL
2 11 (24.44%) Service Management
3 9 (20.00%) ITSM
3 9 (20.00%) Migration
4 8 (17.78%) Integration Testing
4 8 (17.78%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.33%) BDD
5 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (13.33%) DevOps
5 6 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (13.33%) Scrum
5 6 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 5 (11.11%) Software Deployment
7 4 (8.89%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (8.89%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (8.89%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (8.89%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) F#
1 6 (13.33%) SQL
2 5 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.22%) Java
3 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 5 (11.11%) MCITP
4 4 (8.89%) Degree
4 4 (8.89%) MCP
5 3 (6.67%) CCNP
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.44%) MCSA
6 2 (4.44%) MCTS
6 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.22%) CCIE
7 1 (2.22%) CCNA
7 1 (2.22%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 14 (31.11%) Hyper-V
2 14 (31.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (13.33%) vSphere
4 4 (8.89%) BitLocker
4 4 (8.89%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (6.67%) XenApp
6 2 (4.44%) Firmware
6 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (4.44%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.22%) Terminal Server
7 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) DameWare
1 8 (17.78%) SCCM
2 6 (13.33%) vRealize
2 6 (13.33%) WSUS
3 5 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (8.89%) SafeCom
5 2 (4.44%) Backup Exec
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (4.44%) EdgeSight
5 2 (4.44%) PowerCLI
5 2 (4.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (4.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (4.44%) WMI
6 1 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 24 (53.33%) VMware
2 23 (51.11%) Microsoft
3 17 (37.78%) Cisco
4 15 (33.33%) HP
5 10 (22.22%) NetApp
6 8 (17.78%) Citrix
7 7 (15.56%) Oracle
7 7 (15.56%) Symantec
8 6 (13.33%) Red Hat
9 5 (11.11%) McAfee
10 4 (8.89%) CheckPoint
10 4 (8.89%) IBM
10 4 (8.89%) Veeam
10 4 (8.89%) Wyse
11 3 (6.67%) Apple
12 2 (4.44%) BT
12 2 (4.44%) IronPort
12 2 (4.44%) Meraki
13 1 (2.22%) Altiris
13 1 (2.22%) Polycom
City, London
EPAM Systems
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North East
Reed Technology
Rate: £260 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Smarterways Ltd.
Rate: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago