Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 810 790 800
Rank change year-on-year -20 +10 -109
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 79 96 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.091% 0.091%
As % of the System Software category 0.62% 0.74% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 48 71
UK median daily rate £288 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.25% -14.21% +27.27%
10th Percentile £136 £147 £189
90th Percentile £538 £438 £825
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £274 £325
% change year-on-year +9.59% -15.77% +10.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 30 8
UK median hourly rate £13.73 £21.13 £19.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.99% +10.89% -4.75%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.25 £9.55
90th Percentile £21.32 £29.25 £163.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.72 £28.00 £20.60
% change year-on-year -51.02% +35.92% +3.00%

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 12821 13048 11740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.56% 12.35% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8312 8176 6685
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +9.63%
10th Percentile £158 £173 £160
90th Percentile £606 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 890 1253
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.94% -0.78% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.05 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +6.67%

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 18 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Terminal Services over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +20 70 £275 -8.33% 8
UK excluding London +43 63 £300 +9.59% 9
East of England +4 25 £300 -
London -33 16 £220 -45.10%
Midlands +33 14 £156 -60.94% 2
West Midlands +45 11 £113 - 1
South East +10 9 £550 +83.03% 1
Scotland +4 7 £350 -17.65% 1
North of England +49 6 £288 +10.58% 5
North East +55 3 £288 +10.58% 1
Yorkshire +20 3 £275 -4.35% 1
East Midlands +4 3 £213 -46.88% 1
Wales +12 2 £425 -5.56%

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 63 (79.75%) Active Directory
2 56 (70.89%) Microsoft
3 50 (63.29%) Windows
4 40 (50.63%) Citrix
5 39 (49.37%) VMware
6 31 (39.24%) ITIL
6 31 (39.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 29 (36.71%) Hyper-V
8 27 (34.18%) SCCM
9 25 (31.65%) MS Exchange
9 25 (31.65%) Cisco
10 23 (29.11%) Windows Server
11 22 (27.85%) NetApp
12 21 (26.58%) SAN
12 21 (26.58%) HP
12 21 (26.58%) SQL
13 20 (25.32%) SQL Server
13 20 (25.32%) DHCP
13 20 (25.32%) DNS
13 20 (25.32%) Symantec
14 19 (24.05%) Data Centre
15 18 (22.78%) Thin Client
15 18 (22.78%) Fat Client
16 17 (21.52%) IBM
16 17 (21.52%) Norton AntiVirus
17 16 (20.25%) Service Management
17 16 (20.25%) Skype for Business
18 15 (18.99%) Mobile Device Management
18 15 (18.99%) SharePoint
19 14 (17.72%) DameWare

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 (31.65%) MS Exchange
2 16 (20.25%) Skype for Business
3 15 (18.99%) SharePoint
4 11 (13.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.53%) Apache
7 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.53%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.53%) MediaWiki
8 1 (1.27%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (16.46%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.86%) Office 365
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.27%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.27%) Data Lake Analytics
3 1 (1.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (26.58%) SAN
2 20 (25.32%) DHCP
2 20 (25.32%) DNS
3 12 (15.19%) TCP/IP
4 10 (12.66%) Skype
5 8 (10.13%) Firewall
5 8 (10.13%) iSCSI
5 8 (10.13%) VPN
6 7 (8.86%) Fibre Channel
6 7 (8.86%) NAS
7 6 (7.59%) Internet
7 6 (7.59%) WebEx
8 5 (6.33%) IPsec
8 5 (6.33%) LAN
8 5 (6.33%) SSL
8 5 (6.33%) WAN
9 4 (5.06%) NetScaler
9 4 (5.06%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (2.53%) Unified Communications
10 2 (2.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.27%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.27%) HDInsight
3 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.27%) MySQL
3 1 (1.27%) Power BI
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (6.33%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Banking
3 1 (1.27%) Automotive
3 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (24.05%) Analyst
2 11 (13.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (13.92%) Support Engineer
3 10 (12.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 9 (11.39%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (11.39%) Infrastructure Support
4 9 (11.39%) Support Analyst
5 7 (8.86%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 7 (8.86%) Architect
6 6 (7.59%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (7.59%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 6 (7.59%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Service Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 4 (5.06%) IT Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Technical Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.53%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.05%) Data Centre
2 18 (22.78%) Fat Client
2 18 (22.78%) Thin Client
3 13 (16.46%) Blackberry
4 12 (15.19%) Replication
5 11 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (12.66%) Clustering
7 7 (8.86%) Management Information System
8 4 (5.06%) NHS
9 2 (2.53%) Driving Licence
9 2 (2.53%) PDA
10 1 (1.27%) CESG
10 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
10 1 (1.27%) iSeries
10 1 (1.27%) Private Cloud
10 1 (1.27%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (63.29%) Windows
2 23 (29.11%) Windows Server
3 13 (16.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (13.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (12.66%) Windows 7
6 7 (8.86%) Linux
7 5 (6.33%) Mac OS
7 5 (6.33%) SUSE
7 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (5.06%) Unix
9 2 (2.53%) Debian
9 2 (2.53%) Solaris
9 2 (2.53%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.53%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.53%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.24%) ITIL
2 16 (20.25%) Service Management
3 15 (18.99%) Mobile Device Management
4 13 (16.46%) ITSM
5 11 (13.92%) Infrastructure Management
6 10 (12.66%) Software Deployment
7 9 (11.39%) Problem Management
8 8 (10.13%) Line Management
9 7 (8.86%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (8.86%) Migration
9 7 (8.86%) Service Delivery
10 6 (7.59%) Asset Management
10 6 (7.59%) Configuration Management
10 6 (7.59%) Integration Testing
10 6 (7.59%) Project Management
11 5 (6.33%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (6.33%) PRINCE2
11 5 (6.33%) Server Virtualisation
12 4 (5.06%) Collaborative Working
12 4 (5.06%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.58%) SQL
2 13 (16.46%) PowerShell
2 13 (16.46%) VBScript
3 1 (1.27%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (16.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (12.66%) MCSE
3 9 (11.39%) MCSA
4 7 (8.86%) Degree
4 7 (8.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (6.33%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (5.06%) MCP
7 3 (3.80%) CCA
7 3 (3.80%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (3.80%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.53%) CCNP
8 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.53%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.27%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.39%) SLA
2 2 (2.53%) GDPR
3 1 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 63 (79.75%) Active Directory
2 31 (39.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (36.71%) Hyper-V
4 13 (16.46%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (15.19%) XenApp
6 10 (12.66%) VMware Workstation
7 8 (10.13%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (8.86%) XenDesktop
9 5 (6.33%) BitLocker
10 4 (5.06%) vSphere
10 4 (5.06%) XenServer
11 2 (2.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (1.27%) IAG
12 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (1.27%) Terminal Server
12 1 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 27 (34.18%) SCCM
2 17 (21.52%) Norton AntiVirus
3 14 (17.72%) DameWare
4 11 (13.92%) WSUS
5 10 (12.66%) Backup Exec
5 10 (12.66%) SafeCom
6 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (10.13%) NetBackup
7 7 (8.86%) SCOM
8 6 (7.59%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (3.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (2.53%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (1.27%) AirWatch
11 1 (1.27%) EdgeSight
11 1 (1.27%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 56 (70.89%) Microsoft
2 40 (50.63%) Citrix
3 39 (49.37%) VMware
4 25 (31.65%) Cisco
5 22 (27.85%) NetApp
6 21 (26.58%) HP
7 20 (25.32%) Symantec
8 17 (21.52%) IBM
9 12 (15.19%) McAfee
10 10 (12.66%) Wyse
11 7 (8.86%) 3PAR
11 7 (8.86%) Dell
12 6 (7.59%) CommVault
12 6 (7.59%) EqualLogic
12 6 (7.59%) Veritas
13 5 (6.33%) arcserve
13 5 (6.33%) CheckPoint
13 5 (6.33%) SolarWinds
14 4 (5.06%) Intel
14 4 (5.06%) Meraki