Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 793 820 804
Rank change year-on-year +27 -16 -16
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 41 73 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.070% 0.056%
As % of the System Software category 0.28% 0.51% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 51 29
UK median daily rate £210 £270 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% -13.60% +1.87%
10th Percentile £181 £155 £138
90th Percentile £338 £400 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £300 £325
% change year-on-year -4.17% -7.69% +3.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 19 11
UK median hourly rate - £14.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.45% -50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.15 £13.73
% change year-on-year - +3.00% -51.82%

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 14,418 14,388 10,805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.53% 13.88% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,574 9,324 6,899
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £180 £185 £163
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 860 671
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.59%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.27 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.59% +5.00% -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 17 July 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
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 17 July 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 +22 36 £208 -23.15% 30
UK excluding London +2 28 £288 -4.17% 26
London +31 13 £200 -12.09% 5
South East +34 6 £210 -44.00% 10
Scotland +29 5 £425 +41.67% 1
Midlands +12 5 £250 - 4
South West -21 5 £300 +20.00%
East of England +5 4 £188 -40.48% 3
East Midlands +25 3 £200 -20.00% 2
North of England +17 3 £313 +4.17% 8
Yorkshire +17 2 £313 - 1
West Midlands +14 2 £300 +20.00% 2
North West +20 1 £263 +64.06% 7

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 38 (92.68%) Windows
2 35 (85.37%) Active Directory
3 30 (73.17%) VMware
4 25 (60.98%) Microsoft
5 23 (56.10%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (53.66%) Windows Server
7 20 (48.78%) HP
8 19 (46.34%) Citrix
9 18 (43.90%) Cisco
9 18 (43.90%) Office 365
10 17 (41.46%) MS Exchange
11 15 (36.59%) SCCM
12 14 (34.15%) VPN
12 14 (34.15%) DNS
12 14 (34.15%) Microsoft Office
12 14 (34.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 13 (31.71%) DHCP
14 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
14 12 (29.27%) VMware ESXi
15 11 (26.83%) PowerShell
15 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (26.83%) Windows 10
16 10 (24.39%) Hyper-V
17 9 (21.95%) Server Virtualisation
18 8 (19.51%) Firewall
18 8 (19.51%) SQL
18 8 (19.51%) LAN
18 8 (19.51%) WAN
18 8 (19.51%) XenApp
18 8 (19.51%) Exchange Server 2010

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 17 (41.46%) MS Exchange
2 8 (19.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (12.20%) IIS
3 5 (12.20%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (34.15%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.88%) Shockwave
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (43.90%) Office 365
2 7 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.44%) Dropbox
3 1 (2.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (34.15%) DNS
1 14 (34.15%) VPN
2 13 (31.71%) DHCP
3 8 (19.51%) Firewall
3 8 (19.51%) LAN
3 8 (19.51%) WAN
4 7 (17.07%) SAN
4 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
5 5 (12.20%) Internet
5 5 (12.20%) IPsec
5 5 (12.20%) VoIP
6 4 (9.76%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (9.76%) SSL
7 3 (7.32%) Skype
7 3 (7.32%) VSAN
8 2 (4.88%) PABX
8 2 (4.88%) Wireless
9 1 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (2.44%) VLAN
9 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MSI
General
1 6 (14.63%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.76%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Advertising
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (21.95%) Analyst
3 8 (19.51%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (19.51%) Support Engineer
4 7 (17.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 7 (17.07%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (17.07%) Desktop Support
4 7 (17.07%) Support Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 5 (12.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) IT Support
6 4 (9.76%) Windows Support Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) IT Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) Web Services
2 2 (4.88%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Data Centre
1 6 (14.63%) Fat Client
1 6 (14.63%) Thin Client
2 5 (12.20%) Replication
3 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.32%) Blackberry
3 3 (7.32%) Clustering
3 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.32%) Smartphone
3 3 (7.32%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.88%) iPad
4 2 (4.88%) iPhone
4 2 (4.88%) Reinsurance
5 1 (2.44%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 38 (92.68%) Windows
2 22 (53.66%) Windows Server
3 11 (26.83%) Windows 10
3 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (12.20%) Windows 7
6 4 (9.76%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.44%) Linux
8 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (21.95%) Server Virtualisation
3 7 (17.07%) ITIL
3 7 (17.07%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (12.20%) Change Control
5 4 (9.76%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (9.76%) Patch Management
5 4 (9.76%) Statistics
5 4 (9.76%) Systems Engineering
6 3 (7.32%) Application Packaging
6 3 (7.32%) Change Management
7 2 (4.88%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.88%) B2B
7 2 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.88%) Information Security
7 2 (4.88%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.88%) Preventative Maintenance
7 2 (4.88%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.88%) Re-Platforming
7 2 (4.88%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) PowerShell
2 8 (19.51%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) MCSE
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) CCNA
3 3 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.32%) MCP
3 3 (7.32%) MCSA
3 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) CCNP
4 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.44%) CCENT
5 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) GDPR
2 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (85.37%) Active Directory
2 23 (56.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (29.27%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (24.39%) Hyper-V
5 8 (19.51%) XenApp
6 6 (14.63%) vSphere
7 4 (9.76%) BitLocker
7 4 (9.76%) IAG
8 3 (7.32%) VMware NSX
9 2 (4.88%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (2.44%) Firmware
10 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (36.59%) SCCM
2 6 (14.63%) NetBackup
3 3 (7.32%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.88%) SCOM
4 2 (4.88%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.44%) EdgeSight
5 1 (2.44%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.44%) Netcool
5 1 (2.44%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (2.44%) Netcool/Webtop
5 1 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (2.44%) vCenter Server
5 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (73.17%) VMware
2 25 (60.98%) Microsoft
3 20 (48.78%) HP
4 19 (46.34%) Citrix
5 18 (43.90%) Cisco
6 7 (17.07%) NetApp
7 4 (9.76%) CheckPoint
7 4 (9.76%) Juniper
7 4 (9.76%) ServiceNow
8 3 (7.32%) Apple
8 3 (7.32%) Avaya
8 3 (7.32%) Barracuda Networks
8 3 (7.32%) McAfee
8 3 (7.32%) Meraki
8 3 (7.32%) Mitel
9 2 (4.88%) Adobe
9 2 (4.88%) Altiris
9 2 (4.88%) EMC
9 2 (4.88%) Ivanti
9 2 (4.88%) Remedy