Period
to 23 January 2018

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 6 months to 23 January 2018 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
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 797 784 789
Rank change year-on-year -13 +5 -100
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 71 68 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.071% 0.072%
As % of the System Software category 0.55% 0.58% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 37 53
UK median daily rate £288 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% -8.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £130 £117 £155
90th Percentile £498 £461 £915
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £250 £300
% change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 5
UK median hourly rate £12.50 £16.15 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.60% +13.73% -29.00%
10th Percentile £10.16 £11.25 £9.10
90th Percentile £22.14 £24.75 £115.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.75 £21.75 £13.75
% change year-on-year -45.99% +58.18% -31.25%

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

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12,890 11,783 10,746
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.82% 12.26% 10.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,372 7,406 6,212
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +6.80% +7.14%
10th Percentile £160 £165 £156
90th Percentile £619 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 834 1,132
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.05 £44.43 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +1.61%

Terminal Services
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Terminal Services over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Terminal Services in the UK

Terminal Services
Top 13 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 6 months to 23 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -19 64 £300 +9.09% 41
UK excluding London +24 49 £300 +20.00% 36
London -45 22 £205 -36.92% 7
East of England - 18 £300 - 6
North of England +50 8 £294 +135.00% 14
Midlands +8 8 £310 -4.62% 3
South East -24 8 £575 +108.90% 6
West Midlands +20 7 £395 - 1
Yorkshire +12 5 £288 - 7
Scotland -18 4 £120 -15.79% 1
Wales +11 3 £425 +209.09% 1
North East - 3 £300 - 1
East Midlands -1 1 £225 -30.77% 2

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Terminal Services also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Terminal Services.

1 55 (77.46%) Active Directory
2 50 (70.42%) Microsoft
3 44 (61.97%) Windows
4 38 (53.52%) Citrix
5 36 (50.70%) VMware
6 31 (43.66%) VMware Infrastructure
7 30 (42.25%) HP
8 27 (38.03%) ITIL
8 27 (38.03%) MS Exchange
8 27 (38.03%) Hyper-V
9 26 (36.62%) SCCM
10 23 (32.39%) DNS
11 22 (30.99%) DHCP
12 20 (28.17%) SharePoint
12 20 (28.17%) SAN
12 20 (28.17%) NetApp
13 19 (26.76%) Cisco
13 19 (26.76%) Skype for Business
14 18 (25.35%) SQL
14 18 (25.35%) Replication
15 17 (23.94%) TCP/IP
15 17 (23.94%) Symantec
15 17 (23.94%) Windows Server
16 16 (22.54%) Norton AntiVirus
16 16 (22.54%) IBM
16 16 (22.54%) Microsoft Certification
17 15 (21.13%) SQL Server
18 14 (19.72%) MCSE
18 14 (19.72%) VPN
18 14 (19.72%) Data Centre

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 27 (38.03%) MS Exchange
2 20 (28.17%) SharePoint
3 19 (26.76%) Skype for Business
4 6 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (7.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.82%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.41%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) Office 365
2 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.82%) IaaS
4 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.41%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (1.41%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (32.39%) DNS
2 22 (30.99%) DHCP
3 20 (28.17%) SAN
4 17 (23.94%) TCP/IP
5 14 (19.72%) VPN
6 12 (16.90%) iSCSI
7 11 (15.49%) Fibre Channel
7 11 (15.49%) NAS
8 10 (14.08%) Internet
9 8 (11.27%) Firewall
9 8 (11.27%) IPsec
9 8 (11.27%) Skype
9 8 (11.27%) SSL
10 4 (5.63%) NetScaler
10 4 (5.63%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (2.82%) LAN
11 2 (2.82%) VLAN
11 2 (2.82%) VoIP
11 2 (2.82%) WebEx
11 2 (2.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.41%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.41%) HDInsight
2 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.41%) MySQL
2 1 (1.41%) Power BI
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (4.23%) Banking
1 3 (4.23%) Finance
1 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.41%) Automotive
2 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (36.62%) Analyst
2 13 (18.31%) Support Engineer
3 12 (16.90%) Support Analyst
4 10 (14.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 9 (12.68%) IT Support
6 8 (11.27%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (11.27%) Infrastructure Support
6 8 (11.27%) Storage Analyst
7 7 (9.86%) 1st Line Support
7 7 (9.86%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 7 (9.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (9.86%) Service Analyst
7 7 (9.86%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (8.45%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 6 (8.45%) IT Analyst
8 6 (8.45%) IT Support Analyst
9 5 (7.04%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (7.04%) Architect
9 5 (7.04%) IT Engineer
9 5 (7.04%) Virtualisation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) CGI
2 1 (1.41%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.35%) Replication
2 14 (19.72%) Data Centre
3 13 (18.31%) Clustering
3 13 (18.31%) Fat Client
3 13 (18.31%) Thin Client
4 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (9.86%) Blackberry
6 4 (5.63%) Management Information System
6 4 (5.63%) NHS
7 2 (2.82%) iSeries
8 1 (1.41%) AS400
8 1 (1.41%) CESG
8 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.41%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.41%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 44 (61.97%) Windows
2 17 (23.94%) Windows Server
3 12 (16.90%) Windows 7
4 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.04%) Linux
5 5 (7.04%) Mac OS
5 5 (7.04%) SUSE
5 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.23%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.23%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.03%) ITIL
2 14 (19.72%) Problem Management
3 11 (15.49%) Infrastructure Management
3 11 (15.49%) Mobile Device Management
4 9 (12.68%) Service Management
5 8 (11.27%) ITSM
5 8 (11.27%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (11.27%) Server Virtualisation
6 7 (9.86%) Migration
7 5 (7.04%) Asset Management
7 5 (7.04%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (7.04%) Line Management
7 5 (7.04%) Service Delivery
7 5 (7.04%) Software Deployment
8 4 (5.63%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (5.63%) Integration Testing
8 4 (5.63%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.63%) Project Management
8 4 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.35%) SQL
2 12 (16.90%) PowerShell
2 12 (16.90%) VBScript
3 1 (1.41%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (22.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (19.72%) MCSE
3 11 (15.49%) MCSA
4 10 (14.08%) Degree
4 10 (14.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (12.68%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (4.23%) CCA
6 3 (4.23%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.82%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.82%) MCP
7 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.41%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) SLA
2 2 (2.82%) GDPR
3 1 (1.41%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 55 (77.46%) Active Directory
2 31 (43.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (38.03%) Hyper-V
4 11 (15.49%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (11.27%) BitLocker
5 8 (11.27%) XenApp
6 7 (9.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (8.45%) XenDesktop
8 5 (7.04%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (4.23%) IAG
9 3 (4.23%) vSphere
10 2 (2.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (2.82%) XenServer
11 1 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (36.62%) SCCM
2 16 (22.54%) Norton AntiVirus
3 12 (16.90%) Backup Exec
3 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Clustering
3 12 (16.90%) NetBackup
4 11 (15.49%) HP Data Protector
5 10 (14.08%) SCOM
6 7 (9.86%) DameWare
7 6 (8.45%) WSUS
8 5 (7.04%) SafeCom
8 5 (7.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (1.41%) EdgeSight
9 1 (1.41%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (1.41%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 50 (70.42%) Microsoft
2 38 (53.52%) Citrix
3 36 (50.70%) VMware
4 30 (42.25%) HP
5 20 (28.17%) NetApp
6 19 (26.76%) Cisco
7 17 (23.94%) Symantec
8 16 (22.54%) IBM
9 14 (19.72%) SolarWinds
10 11 (15.49%) 3PAR
10 11 (15.49%) Dell
11 10 (14.08%) CommVault
11 10 (14.08%) EqualLogic
11 10 (14.08%) Veritas
12 8 (11.27%) CheckPoint
13 7 (9.86%) McAfee
14 5 (7.04%) Wyse
15 3 (4.23%) arcserve
15 3 (4.23%) Ivanti
16 2 (2.82%) Remedy