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 29 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 605 638 620
Rank change year-on-year +33 -18  
Contract jobs citing Terminal Server 9 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.020% 0.043%
As % of the System Software category 0.17% 0.16% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 20
UK median daily rate £400 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +20.00%  
10th Percentile £313 £105 £209
90th Percentile £520 £428 £376
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
UK 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 5299 6753 5916
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.25% 12.57% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5048 7064 5766
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
10th Percentile £175 £200 £180
90th Percentile £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 680 796
UK median hourly rate £16.65 £20.00 £17.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.73% +13.31%  
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.19 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

Terminal Server
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Terminal Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 29 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 7 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 29 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 +25 8 £400 +33.33% 3
UK excluding London +68 7 £350 -3.44% 2
Midlands - 3 £350 -
London -1 2 £488 +77.27% 1
East of England -6 2 £350 -17.64% 1
North of England +59 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 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 17 (85.00%) Windows
1 17 (85.00%) Citrix
2 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (75.00%) VMware
3 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (45.00%) ITIL
6 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
7 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
7 8 (40.00%) XenDesktop
8 7 (35.00%) XenApp
9 6 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (30.00%) SQL
9 6 (30.00%) DNS
9 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (30.00%) SAN
9 6 (30.00%) Server Virtualisation
9 6 (30.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
9 6 (30.00%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (25.00%) Service Management
10 5 (25.00%) Firewall
10 5 (25.00%) DHCP
10 5 (25.00%) Problem Management
10 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
10 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010

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 4 (20.00%) IIS
3 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
5 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%) DNS
1 6 (30.00%) SAN
2 5 (25.00%) DHCP
2 5 (25.00%) Firewall
3 3 (15.00%) NAS
4 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (10.00%) Internet
4 2 (10.00%) NetScaler
4 2 (10.00%) SMTP
4 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (10.00%) WAN
5 1 (5.00%) LAN
5 1 (5.00%) LDAP
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security
5 1 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (5.00%) SMS
5 1 (5.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) 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
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
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
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (15.00%) Linux
5 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.00%) Solaris
7 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
7 1 (5.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) 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
4 4 (20.00%) Project Management
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity
6 2 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (10.00%) High Availability
6 2 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (5.00%) Database Mirroring
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
3 1 (5.00%) VB
3 1 (5.00%) VBScript
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 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (40.00%) XenDesktop
4 7 (35.00%) XenApp
5 6 (30.00%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (15.00%) XenServer
9 2 (10.00%) BitLocker
9 2 (10.00%) ISA Server
9 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
10 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
10 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 17 (85.00%) Citrix
2 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (75.00%) VMware
3 4 (20.00%) AppSense
3 4 (20.00%) Cisco
4 3 (15.00%) EMC
5 2 (10.00%) NetApp
6 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
6 1 (5.00%) CommVault
6 1 (5.00%) Genesys
6 1 (5.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle
6 1 (5.00%) SAP
6 1 (5.00%) Sun