Period
to 12 November 2019

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 12 November 2019 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 770 830 822
Rank change year-on-year +60 -8 +14
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 35 68 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.066% 0.071%
As % of the System Software category 0.27% 0.44% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 42 40
UK median daily rate £320 £195 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +64.10% -35.00% -0.08%
10th Percentile £178 £129 £138
90th Percentile £423 £389 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 21
UK median hourly rate £15.76 £21.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.70% +56.36% -34.91%
10th Percentile £13.10 £12.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £40.25 £28.25 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.76 £21.50 £13.73
% change year-on-year -26.70% +56.56% -50.96%

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 13,035 15,577 12,666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.53% 15.15% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,574 10,170 8,199
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £163 £181 £156
90th Percentile £638 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 695 879 709
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.79% +6.70%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.20 £43.75 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.50
% change year-on-year +0.88% +2.32% +3.33%

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019. 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 +57 34 £320 +77.78% 45
UK excluding London +41 23 £310 +3.33% 43
London +49 12 £400 +107.79% 9
North of England +43 10 £320 +100.00% 13
South West +6 7 £350 - 1
Yorkshire - 6 £350 - 3
South East +37 3 £210 -44.00% 7
North East - 3 £320 - 4
Midlands +32 1 £350 +97.88% 7
West Midlands +30 1 £350 +97.88% 3
North West +23 1 £263 +64.06% 6
Scotland +11 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 - - 9

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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 24 (68.57%) Citrix
2 23 (65.71%) Windows
3 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
3 19 (54.29%) Office 365
4 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
5 15 (42.86%) VMware
6 12 (34.29%) Windows Server
7 11 (31.43%) SCCM
7 11 (31.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (31.43%) PowerShell
7 11 (31.43%) MS Exchange
8 10 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 9 (25.71%) Azure
9 9 (25.71%) SQL
10 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
10 8 (22.86%) ITIL
10 8 (22.86%) HP
10 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
11 7 (20.00%) Cisco
12 6 (17.14%) NetApp
12 6 (17.14%) VPN
12 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Office
12 6 (17.14%) Firewall
12 6 (17.14%) Windows 10
12 6 (17.14%) Skype
13 5 (14.29%) XenApp
13 5 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (14.29%) Hyper-V
13 5 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (14.29%) SharePoint

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 11 (31.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.86%) Apache
5 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.86%) IIS
5 1 (2.86%) nginx
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Magento
1 1 (2.86%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 19 (54.29%) Office 365
2 9 (25.71%) Azure
3 4 (11.43%) AWS
4 2 (5.71%) IaaS
4 2 (5.71%) OneDrive
4 2 (5.71%) PaaS
5 1 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.86%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) Firewall
1 6 (17.14%) Skype
1 6 (17.14%) VPN
2 5 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (8.57%) DNS
4 2 (5.71%) DHCP
4 2 (5.71%) LAN
4 2 (5.71%) SMTP
4 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.71%) WAN
5 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.86%) NAS
5 1 (2.86%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.86%) SAN
5 1 (2.86%) VLAN
5 1 (2.86%) VoIP
5 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MSI
1 1 (2.86%) WinDbg
General
1 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
1 3 (8.57%) Public Sector
2 2 (5.71%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Automotive
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 7 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (17.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (17.14%) Support Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 5 (14.29%) Desktop Support
6 4 (11.43%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Applications Packager
7 3 (8.57%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) IT Support
7 3 (8.57%) Technical Support
8 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Active Directory Consultant
8 2 (5.71%) Active Directory Migration Consultant
8 2 (5.71%) Azure Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Exchange Migration Consultant
8 2 (5.71%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (5.71%) Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) Flash
2 1 (2.86%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.71%) Fat Client
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.71%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.86%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) iPad
3 1 (2.86%) iPhone
3 1 (2.86%) NHS
3 1 (2.86%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (65.71%) Windows
2 12 (34.29%) Windows Server
3 6 (17.14%) Windows 10
4 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.57%) Linux
6 2 (5.71%) Android
6 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (22.86%) ITIL
3 4 (11.43%) Change Control
3 4 (11.43%) Migration
4 3 (8.57%) Line Management
4 3 (8.57%) Systems Engineering
5 2 (5.71%) Application Packaging
5 2 (5.71%) CRM
5 2 (5.71%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (5.71%) Task Automation
6 1 (2.86%) B2B
6 1 (2.86%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.86%) Change Management
6 1 (2.86%) ITSM
6 1 (2.86%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.86%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.86%) Service Management
6 1 (2.86%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) PowerShell
2 9 (25.71%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) VBA
4 1 (2.86%) VB
4 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.71%) MCSE
3 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.86%) MCP
3 1 (2.86%) MCSA
3 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 11 (31.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 5 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (14.29%) XenApp
4 4 (11.43%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.71%) NDS
5 2 (5.71%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.86%) vSphere
6 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (31.43%) SCCM
2 4 (11.43%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.86%) EdgeSight
3 1 (2.86%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.86%) SCOM
3 1 (2.86%) SCSM
3 1 (2.86%) ThinApp
3 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (68.57%) Citrix
2 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
3 15 (42.86%) VMware
4 8 (22.86%) HP
5 7 (20.00%) Cisco
6 6 (17.14%) NetApp
7 4 (11.43%) Avaya
8 3 (8.57%) Dell
8 3 (8.57%) Meraki
8 3 (8.57%) Mitel
8 3 (8.57%) Proofpoint
8 3 (8.57%) ServiceNow
9 2 (5.71%) Altiris
10 1 (2.86%) 3Com
10 1 (2.86%) Apple
10 1 (2.86%) CommVault
10 1 (2.86%) EMC
10 1 (2.86%) Ivanti
10 1 (2.86%) Sage
10 1 (2.86%) Veeam