The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Terminal Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Terminal Server over the 3 months to 25 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.

Terminal Server
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 640 612
Rank change year-on-year +61 -28  
Contract jobs citing Terminal Server 8 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.023% 0.043%
As % of the System Software category 0.15% 0.18% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 20
Median daily rate £413 £288 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.47% +15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £110 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £403 £352
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £275
% change year-on-year -3.44% +31.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £16.28 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 - -

Terminal Server 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 with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5162 6689 5926
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.15% 12.61% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3309 4127 3352
Median daily rate £401 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.31% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 468 622
Median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% +25.71%  

Terminal Server
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Terminal Server in the UK

Terminal Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Terminal Server in the UK

Terminal Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Terminal Server over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Terminal Server in the UK

Terminal Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Terminal Server in the UK

Terminal Server
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Terminal Server within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England +42 7 £413 +43.47% 1
London -1 2 £488 +119.10%
West Midlands - 2 £400 -
Birmingham - 2 £400 -
Yorkshire +22 1 - -
East of England -8 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £300 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Terminal Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Terminal Server.

1 18 (90.00%) Citrix
2 17 (85.00%) Windows
3 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (70.00%) VMware
5 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
6 12 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (50.00%) Windows Server
8 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
9 8 (40.00%) ITIL
9 8 (40.00%) XenApp
9 8 (40.00%) XenDesktop
10 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
11 6 (30.00%) SQL
11 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (30.00%) SAN
11 6 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (30.00%) Server Virtualisation
11 6 (30.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
11 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (30.00%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (25.00%) Firewall
12 5 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
12 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (25.00%) Problem Management
12 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (25.00%) Office 365

Terminal Server
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (15.00%) IIS
3 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) IaaS
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) SAN
2 5 (25.00%) DNS
2 5 (25.00%) Firewall
3 4 (20.00%) DHCP
4 3 (15.00%) NAS
5 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
5 2 (10.00%) Internet
5 2 (10.00%) NetScaler
5 2 (10.00%) SMTP
5 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.00%) WAN
6 1 (5.00%) LAN
6 1 (5.00%) Network Security
6 1 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (5.00%) SMS
6 1 (5.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MSI
General
1 2 (10.00%) Back Office
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (15.00%) Administrator
1 3 (15.00%) Analyst
1 3 (15.00%) Citrix Administrator
1 3 (15.00%) Consultant
1 3 (15.00%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Architect
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix Architect
2 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Administrator
3 1 (5.00%) ICT Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Senior Database Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Server Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) EMC VNX
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) AS400
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.00%) Linux
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.00%) Solaris
6 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 6 (30.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 5 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 5 (25.00%) Service Management
4 4 (20.00%) Change Control
4 4 (20.00%) Change Management
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
5 3 (15.00%) Project Management
6 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity
6 2 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (10.00%) High Availability
6 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (5.00%) DevOps
7 1 (5.00%) Email Filtering
7 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) Test Planning
7 1 (5.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) VBScript
3 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (15.00%) CCNA
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.00%) MCITP
2 3 (15.00%) MCSE
3 2 (10.00%) CCA
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (5.00%) CCEA
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) MCTS
4 1 (5.00%) VCP4
4 1 (5.00%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (40.00%) XenApp
3 8 (40.00%) XenDesktop
4 6 (30.00%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (15.00%) XenServer
7 2 (10.00%) BitLocker
7 2 (10.00%) ISA Server
7 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
8 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) EdgeSight
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) WSUS
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.00%) PowerCLI
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) Citrix
2 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (70.00%) VMware
4 4 (20.00%) AppSense
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco
5 3 (15.00%) EMC
6 2 (10.00%) NetApp
7 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
7 1 (5.00%) CommVault
7 1 (5.00%) Genesys
7 1 (5.00%) HP
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle
7 1 (5.00%) SAP
7 1 (5.00%) Sun