The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 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.

Microsoft Terminal Services
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 608 548
Rank change year-on-year +28 -60  
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 28 31 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.058% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 0.56% 0.53% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 36
Median daily rate £275 £317 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.11% -2.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £397 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £323 £313
% change year-on-year -3.02% +3.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.57% -24.75%  
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 with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5018 5842 5553
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.13% 10.90% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3194 3561 3055
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 452 637
Median hourly rate £16.88 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.46% -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.45% +4.10%  

Terminal Services
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

Terminal Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Terminal Services in the UK

Terminal Services
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Terminal Services in the UK

Terminal Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Terminal Services in the UK

Terminal Services
Top 26 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England +27 25 £301 -5.05% 19
South East +9 10 £313 -2.26% 4
London +23 9 £235 -21.66% 3
Hampshire +9 9 £301 -6.09% 1
City of London -7 4 £235 - 2
Andover - 4 £425 -
South West - 3 £425 -
East of England 0 2 £450 +26.31% 1
Essex - 2 £450 -
Wales - 2 £134 -
South Wales - 2 £134 -
Cardiff - 2 £134 -
Havant - 2 £325 -
Colchester - 2 £450 -
Berkshire +25 1 £463 +42.46% 2
Scotland +23 1 - -
Edinburgh +21 1 - -
Hook +3 1 £301 -9.48%
Fareham - 1 £275 -
Southampton - 1 £250 - 1
Croydon - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 £463 -
Exeter - 1 £135 -
Devon - 1 £135 -
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for Terminal Services.

1 52 (86.67%) Active Directory
2 49 (81.67%) Windows
3 34 (56.67%) Windows Server
4 32 (53.33%) Microsoft
5 31 (51.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (41.67%) MS Exchange
6 25 (41.67%) VMware
7 21 (35.00%) Citrix
8 19 (31.67%) Cisco
8 19 (31.67%) Firewall
9 17 (28.33%) DNS
9 17 (28.33%) IIS
9 17 (28.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (26.67%) HP
11 15 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 15 (25.00%) DHCP
11 15 (25.00%) SharePoint
11 15 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 14 (23.33%) Security Cleared
12 14 (23.33%) PowerShell
12 14 (23.33%) Hyper-V
12 14 (23.33%) WAN
12 14 (23.33%) MS Excel
12 14 (23.33%) MS Office
12 14 (23.33%) Clustering
12 14 (23.33%) Migration
13 13 (21.67%) Linux
13 13 (21.67%) VPN
13 13 (21.67%) SC Cleared
14 12 (20.00%) ITIL

Terminal Services
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 25 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 17 (28.33%) IIS
3 15 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 11 (18.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (6.67%) Apache
6 4 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.67%) Confluence
7 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (23.33%) MS Excel
1 14 (23.33%) MS Office
2 3 (5.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (15.00%) Office 365
2 6 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (31.67%) Firewall
2 17 (28.33%) DNS
3 15 (25.00%) DHCP
4 14 (23.33%) WAN
5 13 (21.67%) VPN
6 11 (18.33%) SAN
7 10 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
8 9 (15.00%) LAN
8 9 (15.00%) MPLS
8 9 (15.00%) SSL
9 8 (13.33%) VLAN
10 7 (11.67%) TCP/IP
11 6 (10.00%) PuTTY
11 6 (10.00%) WinSCP
12 5 (8.33%) LDAP
13 4 (6.67%) ADSL
13 4 (6.67%) Internet
13 4 (6.67%) NAS
14 3 (5.00%) VoIP
14 3 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 6 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) HP UFT
1 6 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (10.00%) Oracle APEX
1 6 (10.00%) Selenium
1 6 (10.00%) SpecFlow
1 6 (10.00%) TeamCity
2 4 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.67%) JIRA
General
1 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.33%) Back Office
2 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.33%) Publishing
3 1 (1.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (23.33%) Analyst
2 12 (20.00%) Architect
3 11 (18.33%) Support Analyst
4 8 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (11.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 7 (11.67%) Technical Architect
6 6 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (10.00%) Active Directory Architect
6 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) Service Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) IT Support
8 4 (6.67%) Administrator
8 4 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
9 3 (5.00%) Active Directory Support
9 3 (5.00%) Field Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) IT Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Server Support
9 3 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) Services Delivery Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) .NET
2 5 (8.33%) XML
3 1 (1.67%) COM
3 1 (1.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.33%) Clustering
2 10 (16.67%) Replication
3 6 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (10.00%) Fat Client
3 6 (10.00%) Thin Client
4 5 (8.33%) Blackberry
5 3 (5.00%) iPhone
5 3 (5.00%) PKI
6 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.33%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.67%) CESG
7 1 (1.67%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.67%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 49 (81.67%) Windows
2 34 (56.67%) Windows Server
3 31 (51.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (28.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (21.67%) Linux
6 10 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 9 (15.00%) Unix
7 9 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (6.67%) Windows XP
10 3 (5.00%) Android
11 2 (3.33%) CentOS
11 2 (3.33%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.33%) Migration
2 12 (20.00%) ITIL
3 11 (18.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (13.33%) Server Building
5 7 (11.67%) High Availability
6 6 (10.00%) Automation Testing
6 6 (10.00%) BDD
6 6 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (10.00%) DevOps
6 6 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
6 6 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 6 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 6 (10.00%) Scrum
6 6 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (8.33%) Change Management
8 4 (6.67%) Problem Management
8 4 (6.67%) Regression Testing
8 4 (6.67%) Service Management
8 4 (6.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.33%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.00%) F#
2 6 (10.00%) SQL
3 4 (6.67%) VB
4 2 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 13 (21.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (13.33%) MCITP
5 6 (10.00%) MCP
6 5 (8.33%) CCNA
6 5 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (8.33%) MCSE
7 4 (6.67%) CCIE
7 4 (6.67%) CCNP
7 4 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (3.33%) Degree
9 2 (3.33%) MCTS
10 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) SLA
2 3 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.67%) BS7799
3 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 52 (86.67%) Active Directory
2 14 (23.33%) Hyper-V
3 11 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (15.00%) vSphere
5 7 (11.67%) XenApp
6 5 (8.33%) Firmware
6 5 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (5.00%) BitLocker
8 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.67%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.67%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.67%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) SCCM
2 6 (10.00%) vRealize
3 5 (8.33%) EdgeSight
3 5 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (5.00%) SafeCom
5 2 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (3.33%) PowerCLI
5 2 (3.33%) WMI
5 2 (3.33%) WSUS
6 1 (1.67%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.67%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.67%) SCOM
6 1 (1.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 25 (41.67%) VMware
3 21 (35.00%) Citrix
4 19 (31.67%) Cisco
5 16 (26.67%) HP
6 9 (15.00%) Oracle
7 7 (11.67%) Sophos
8 6 (10.00%) CheckPoint
8 6 (10.00%) Red Hat
9 5 (8.33%) NetApp
10 4 (6.67%) Apple
11 3 (5.00%) Veeam
12 2 (3.33%) BT
12 2 (3.33%) Dell
12 2 (3.33%) Intel
12 2 (3.33%) IronPort
12 2 (3.33%) Rackspace
12 2 (3.33%) Symantec
13 1 (1.67%) Intel Security
13 1 (1.67%) Remedy