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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Terminal Services
UK / England
Rank 558 588 515
Rank change year-on-year +30 -73  
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 25 29 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.060% 0.059% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 0.53% 0.55% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 32
Median daily rate £301 £317 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.05% -6.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £165 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £397 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £323 £325
% change year-on-year -3.02% -0.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.57% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £25.25

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 4688 5290 5001
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.22% 10.83% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2994 3256 2766
Median daily rate £410 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.12% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 426 578
Median hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.68% -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.38 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.05 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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
South East +23 10 £313 -2.26% 4
London +27 9 £235 -21.66% 2
South West - 3 £425 -
East of England -3 2 £450 +26.31% 2
West Midlands - 1 - -
Terminal Services
UK

Terminal Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 46 (85.19%) Active Directory
2 43 (79.63%) Windows
3 30 (55.56%) Windows Server
4 27 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 23 (42.59%) VMware
6 21 (38.89%) Citrix
7 19 (35.19%) MS Exchange
7 19 (35.19%) Firewall
8 18 (33.33%) Cisco
9 17 (31.48%) IIS
10 16 (29.63%) DNS
11 15 (27.78%) SharePoint
11 15 (27.78%) SQL Server
11 15 (27.78%) HP
12 14 (25.93%) WAN
12 14 (25.93%) DHCP
12 14 (25.93%) Migration
12 14 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (24.07%) Exchange Server 2010
13 13 (24.07%) SC Cleared
13 13 (24.07%) Security Cleared
13 13 (24.07%) PowerShell
13 13 (24.07%) Clustering
13 13 (24.07%) Linux
14 12 (22.22%) VPN
14 12 (22.22%) Hyper-V
15 11 (20.37%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (20.37%) Disaster Recovery
15 11 (20.37%) MS Excel

Terminal Services
Top Related 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 19 (35.19%) MS Exchange
2 17 (31.48%) IIS
3 15 (27.78%) SharePoint
4 13 (24.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (7.41%) Apache
8 3 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (20.37%) MS Excel
2 9 (16.67%) MS Office
3 3 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
2 6 (11.11%) Office 365
3 2 (3.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (35.19%) Firewall
2 16 (29.63%) DNS
3 14 (25.93%) DHCP
3 14 (25.93%) WAN
4 12 (22.22%) VPN
5 9 (16.67%) MPLS
5 9 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
5 9 (16.67%) SAN
5 9 (16.67%) SSL
6 8 (14.81%) VLAN
7 7 (12.96%) LAN
8 6 (11.11%) PuTTY
8 6 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 6 (11.11%) WinSCP
9 5 (9.26%) LDAP
10 4 (7.41%) Internet
11 3 (5.56%) IPsec
11 3 (5.56%) VoIP
12 2 (3.70%) SMTP
12 2 (3.70%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (12.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (11.11%) Oracle Database
4 6 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) HP UFT
1 6 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 6 (11.11%) Oracle APEX
1 6 (11.11%) Selenium
1 6 (11.11%) SpecFlow
1 6 (11.11%) TeamCity
2 4 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.70%) Back Office
2 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) Architect
2 11 (20.37%) Analyst
3 10 (18.52%) Support Analyst
4 7 (12.96%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (12.96%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (12.96%) Technical Architect
5 6 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 6 (11.11%) Active Directory Architect
5 6 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) IT Support
7 4 (7.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Administrator
7 4 (7.41%) Service Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Server Support
8 3 (5.56%) Active Directory Support
8 3 (5.56%) Exchange Support
8 3 (5.56%) Server Support
8 3 (5.56%) Services Delivery Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) .NET
2 5 (9.26%) XML
3 1 (1.85%) COM
3 1 (1.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.07%) Clustering
2 10 (18.52%) Replication
3 6 (11.11%) Data Centre
4 4 (7.41%) Blackberry
5 3 (5.56%) Fat Client
5 3 (5.56%) PKI
5 3 (5.56%) Thin Client
6 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.85%) CESG
7 1 (1.85%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.85%) iPhone
7 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.85%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.85%) NHS
7 1 (1.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 43 (79.63%) Windows
2 30 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 27 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (24.07%) Linux
6 9 (16.67%) Unix
6 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
8 6 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (7.41%) Windows XP
10 2 (3.70%) CentOS
10 2 (3.70%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.93%) Migration
2 11 (20.37%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (18.52%) ITIL
4 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (14.81%) Server Building
5 7 (12.96%) High Availability
6 6 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 6 (11.11%) BDD
6 6 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (11.11%) DevOps
6 6 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
6 6 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 6 (11.11%) Load Balancing
6 6 (11.11%) Scrum
6 6 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (9.26%) Change Management
8 4 (7.41%) Defect Tracking
8 4 (7.41%) Network Load Balancing
8 4 (7.41%) Regression Testing
8 4 (7.41%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) PowerShell
2 7 (12.96%) SQL
3 6 (11.11%) F#
4 4 (7.41%) VB
5 1 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (24.07%) SC Cleared
1 13 (24.07%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.81%) MCITP
2 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (9.26%) CCNA
3 5 (9.26%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (7.41%) CCIE
4 4 (7.41%) CCNP
4 4 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (7.41%) MCP
4 4 (7.41%) MCSE
5 2 (3.70%) Degree
5 2 (3.70%) MCTS
5 2 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) SLA
2 2 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.85%) BS7799
3 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (85.19%) Active Directory
2 12 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 11 (20.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (16.67%) vSphere
5 6 (11.11%) XenApp
6 5 (9.26%) Firmware
6 5 (9.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (7.41%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (5.56%) BitLocker
9 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.85%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) SCCM
1 6 (11.11%) vRealize
2 5 (9.26%) EdgeSight
2 5 (9.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (5.56%) SafeCom
4 2 (3.70%) PowerCLI
4 2 (3.70%) WMI
4 2 (3.70%) WSUS
5 1 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (42.59%) VMware
3 21 (38.89%) Citrix
4 18 (33.33%) Cisco
5 15 (27.78%) HP
6 9 (16.67%) Oracle
7 6 (11.11%) CheckPoint
7 6 (11.11%) Red Hat
7 6 (11.11%) Sophos
8 5 (9.26%) NetApp
9 3 (5.56%) Veeam
10 2 (3.70%) BT
10 2 (3.70%) Intel
10 2 (3.70%) IronPort
10 2 (3.70%) Rackspace
11 1 (1.85%) Apple
11 1 (1.85%) Dell
11 1 (1.85%) SonicWALL
11 1 (1.85%) Symantec
11 1 (1.85%) WatchGuard