Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 823 815 811
Rank change year-on-year -8 -4 -13
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 69 78 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.076% 0.091%
As % of the System Software category 0.44% 0.60% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 43 48
UK median daily rate £195 £288 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.17% -4.25% -14.21%
10th Percentile £130 £138 £147
90th Percentile £388 £538 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £274
% change year-on-year - +9.59% -15.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 30
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £13.73 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.56% -34.99% +10.89%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £28.25 £21.32 £29.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £13.72 £28.00
% change year-on-year +56.76% -51.02% +35.92%

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 15,743 12,894 13,157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.15% 12.53% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,270 8,355 8,233
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +8.84%
10th Percentile £181 £156 £173
90th Percentile £625 £605 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 889 725 894
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.70 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.19% +6.03% -1.56%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £46.70 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +2.32% +3.33% -6.25%

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 16 November 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 16 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Terminal Services in the UK

Terminal Services
Top 11 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 16 November 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 -51 50 £183 -33.64% 16
UK excluding London -42 40 £300 - 11
London +14 28 £193 -12.50% 5
Scotland +2 14 £350 -6.67%
West Midlands -16 11 £185 +64.44% 1
Midlands -17 11 £185 +18.40% 4
North of England -21 5 £160 -44.35% 3
North West - 5 £160 - 2
South East +1 4 £375 -31.82% 1
Wales -17 4 £100 -76.47%
South West - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 67 (97.10%) Windows
2 55 (79.71%) Active Directory
3 37 (53.62%) Windows Server
4 34 (49.28%) Microsoft
5 29 (42.03%) Citrix
5 29 (42.03%) ITIL
6 27 (39.13%) MS Exchange
7 25 (36.23%) DNS
7 25 (36.23%) VMware
7 25 (36.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (34.78%) Windows 7
9 23 (33.33%) Office 365
9 23 (33.33%) DHCP
10 20 (28.99%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (27.54%) VMware Infrastructure
11 19 (27.54%) Microsoft Office
12 17 (24.64%) SCCM
13 16 (23.19%) PowerShell
13 16 (23.19%) XenApp
13 16 (23.19%) VPN
13 16 (23.19%) HP
14 15 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
14 15 (21.74%) Windows 10
15 13 (18.84%) Security Cleared
15 13 (18.84%) TCP/IP
16 12 (17.39%) Cisco
16 12 (17.39%) MCP
16 12 (17.39%) Microsoft App-V
16 12 (17.39%) Hyper-V

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 (39.13%) MS Exchange
2 15 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (13.04%) Skype for Business
4 7 (10.14%) IIS
4 7 (10.14%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (27.54%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.90%) Acrobat
3 2 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (33.33%) Office 365
2 4 (5.80%) Mimecast
3 2 (2.90%) IaaS
3 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.90%) PaaS
4 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (36.23%) DNS
2 23 (33.33%) DHCP
3 16 (23.19%) VPN
4 13 (18.84%) TCP/IP
5 11 (15.94%) SAN
6 9 (13.04%) Skype
7 7 (10.14%) Firewall
7 7 (10.14%) VoIP
8 6 (8.70%) LAN
8 6 (8.70%) VSAN
8 6 (8.70%) WAN
9 5 (7.25%) Internet
9 5 (7.25%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (7.25%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (5.80%) IPsec
11 3 (4.35%) Ethernet
11 3 (4.35%) FTP
11 3 (4.35%) HTTP
11 3 (4.35%) PPTP
12 2 (2.90%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) Big Data
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) AdminStudio
1 4 (5.80%) MSI
2 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (10.14%) Retail
2 4 (5.80%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.35%) Finance
4 2 (2.90%) Law
5 1 (1.45%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (24.64%) Analyst
2 12 (17.39%) Desktop Support
3 11 (15.94%) Support Analyst
4 9 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (13.04%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Desktop Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Applications Packager
7 3 (4.35%) 1st Line Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.35%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 3 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) IT Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) Web Services
1 3 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (1.45%) .NET
2 1 (1.45%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.45%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (14.49%) Fat Client
2 10 (14.49%) Thin Client
3 9 (13.04%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.80%) Blackberry
5 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.90%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.45%) AS400
7 1 (1.45%) BYOD
7 1 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.45%) iPad
7 1 (1.45%) iSeries
7 1 (1.45%) PKI
7 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.45%) Replication
7 1 (1.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 67 (97.10%) Windows
2 37 (53.62%) Windows Server
3 25 (36.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (34.78%) Windows 7
5 20 (28.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (21.74%) Windows 10
7 7 (10.14%) Apple iOS
8 5 (7.25%) Android
9 4 (5.80%) Mac OS X
10 3 (4.35%) Linux
10 3 (4.35%) Unix
11 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.03%) ITIL
2 11 (15.94%) Service Delivery
3 9 (13.04%) Configuration Management
4 8 (11.59%) Mobile Device Management
4 8 (11.59%) Software Deployment
5 7 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (10.14%) Integration Testing
5 7 (10.14%) Line Management
6 6 (8.70%) Asset Management
6 6 (8.70%) Coaching
6 6 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (7.25%) Information Security
7 5 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (5.80%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (4.35%) Change Management
9 3 (4.35%) Data Protection
9 3 (4.35%) Deployment Automation
9 3 (4.35%) Service Management
10 2 (2.90%) Decision-Making
10 2 (2.90%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.19%) PowerShell
2 9 (13.04%) SQL
3 8 (11.59%) VBScript
4 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.45%) PHP
4 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (18.84%) Security Cleared
3 12 (17.39%) MCP
4 10 (14.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 10 (14.49%) SC Cleared
5 8 (11.59%) MCSE
6 5 (7.25%) MCSA
7 3 (4.35%) DBS Check
8 2 (2.90%) A+ Certification
8 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.45%) CCNA
9 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.90%) GDPR
3 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (79.71%) Active Directory
2 19 (27.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (23.19%) XenApp
4 12 (17.39%) Hyper-V
4 12 (17.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (11.59%) VMware Workstation
5 8 (11.59%) vSphere
6 6 (8.70%) VMware NSX
7 3 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.45%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.45%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.45%) IAG
Systems Management
1 17 (24.64%) SCCM
2 8 (11.59%) SafeCom
2 8 (11.59%) WSUS
3 5 (7.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (4.35%) PowerCLI
4 3 (4.35%) vRealize
5 2 (2.90%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.90%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.45%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.45%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.45%) SCOM
6 1 (1.45%) SCSM
6 1 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (49.28%) Microsoft
2 29 (42.03%) Citrix
3 25 (36.23%) VMware
4 16 (23.19%) HP
5 12 (17.39%) Cisco
6 8 (11.59%) Mitel
6 8 (11.59%) Wyse
7 6 (8.70%) NetApp
8 5 (7.25%) ServiceNow
8 5 (7.25%) Sophos
8 5 (7.25%) Symantec
9 3 (4.35%) Apple
9 3 (4.35%) ConnectWise
9 3 (4.35%) McAfee
10 2 (2.90%) Adobe
10 2 (2.90%) Aruba
10 2 (2.90%) IBM
10 2 (2.90%) Ivanti
10 2 (2.90%) NETGEAR
10 2 (2.90%) SolarWinds