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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 590 566 596
Rank change year-on-year -24 +30  
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 24 83 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.15% 0.086%
As % of the System Software category 0.45% 1.23% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 41 24
UK median daily rate £288 £320 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.15% +4.48%  
10th Percentile £119 £150 £152
90th Percentile £458 £425 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £317 £240
% change year-on-year +2.68% +31.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 2
UK median hourly rate £13.73 £28.00 £79.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.95% -64.57%  
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.25 £28.17
90th Percentile £15.11 £32.80 £142.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.73 £28.50 £79.05
% change year-on-year -51.81% -63.94%  

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

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5299 6753 5916
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.25% 12.57% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5048 7064 5766
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
10th Percentile £175 £200 £180
90th Percentile £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 680 796
UK median hourly rate £16.65 £20.00 £17.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.73% +13.31%  
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.19 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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
Top 9 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London +17 21 £325 +2.68% 18
England -12 19 £208 -27.82% 23
East of England +3 10 £206 -
Scotland +19 4 £403 +23.65%
Midlands +12 4 £113 -71.87% 6
London -4 3 £208 -24.54% 6
North of England +33 1 £288 - 8
South East +4 1 £463 +54.07% 3
Wales -3 1 £450 +12.50% 1

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 41 (78.85%) Active Directory
2 35 (67.31%) Windows
3 26 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 26 (50.00%) VMware
4 25 (48.08%) Windows Server
5 20 (38.46%) ITIL
6 19 (36.54%) HP
6 19 (36.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (32.69%) Cisco
8 15 (28.85%) SQL Server
8 15 (28.85%) MS Exchange
8 15 (28.85%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (28.85%) Hyper-V
9 13 (25.00%) DHCP
9 13 (25.00%) DNS
9 13 (25.00%) Citrix
10 12 (23.08%) SharePoint
11 11 (21.15%) SAN
11 11 (21.15%) Service Management
12 10 (19.23%) SLA
12 10 (19.23%) NetApp
12 10 (19.23%) SQL
12 10 (19.23%) PowerShell
12 10 (19.23%) Security Cleared
12 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (17.31%) SC Cleared
13 9 (17.31%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (17.31%) Data Centre
13 9 (17.31%) Linux
13 9 (17.31%) Firewall

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 15 (28.85%) MS Exchange
2 12 (23.08%) SharePoint
3 8 (15.38%) IIS
4 7 (13.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.85%) Apache
7 2 (3.85%) MediaWiki
8 1 (1.92%) Confluence
8 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.92%) Shockwave
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) Office 365
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.00%) DHCP
1 13 (25.00%) DNS
2 11 (21.15%) SAN
3 9 (17.31%) Firewall
4 6 (11.54%) LAN
4 6 (11.54%) PuTTY
4 6 (11.54%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (11.54%) SSL
4 6 (11.54%) VPN
4 6 (11.54%) WAN
4 6 (11.54%) WinSCP
5 5 (9.62%) LDAP
6 4 (7.69%) Internet
6 4 (7.69%) IPsec
6 4 (7.69%) WebEx
7 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
7 3 (5.77%) Wireless
8 2 (3.85%) ADSL
8 2 (3.85%) VoIP
8 2 (3.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.85%) SQL Server
2 9 (17.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (13.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (11.54%) Oracle Database
4 6 (11.54%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (11.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (5.77%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) HP UFT
1 6 (11.54%) Jenkins
1 6 (11.54%) Oracle APEX
1 6 (11.54%) Selenium
1 6 (11.54%) SpecFlow
1 6 (11.54%) TeamCity
2 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.92%) JIRA
General
1 2 (3.85%) Finance
1 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.92%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (9.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (9.62%) Analyst
2 5 (9.62%) Architect
3 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (7.69%) Coordinator
3 4 (7.69%) Technical Coordinator
3 4 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (5.77%) Consultant
4 3 (5.77%) IT Support
4 3 (5.77%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (5.77%) Support Analyst
4 3 (5.77%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (3.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (3.85%) Service Analyst
5 2 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) .NET
2 5 (9.62%) XML
3 1 (1.92%) Flash
3 1 (1.92%) HTML
3 1 (1.92%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Data Centre
2 7 (13.46%) Blackberry
2 7 (13.46%) Clustering
2 7 (13.46%) Replication
3 6 (11.54%) Fat Client
3 6 (11.54%) Thin Client
4 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
6 3 (5.77%) iPhone
6 3 (5.77%) NHS
6 3 (5.77%) Smartphone
7 2 (3.85%) Driving Licence
7 2 (3.85%) PDA
7 2 (3.85%) PKI
8 1 (1.92%) CMDB
8 1 (1.92%) iPad
8 1 (1.92%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (1.92%) Smartcard
8 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (67.31%) Windows
2 25 (48.08%) Windows Server
3 19 (36.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (17.31%) Linux
6 7 (13.46%) Unix
7 6 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (11.54%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.85%) Android
8 2 (3.85%) Debian
8 2 (3.85%) Solaris
8 2 (3.85%) Ubuntu
8 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) ITIL
2 11 (21.15%) Service Management
3 9 (17.31%) ITSM
3 9 (17.31%) Migration
4 8 (15.38%) Integration Testing
4 8 (15.38%) Mobile Device Management
5 7 (13.46%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (11.54%) BDD
6 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (11.54%) DevOps
6 6 (11.54%) Scrum
6 6 (11.54%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (11.54%) Test Automation
7 5 (9.62%) Software Deployment
8 4 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
8 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (7.69%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.23%) PowerShell
1 10 (19.23%) SQL
2 6 (11.54%) F#
2 6 (11.54%) VBScript
3 1 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 9 (17.31%) SC Cleared
3 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (9.62%) MCITP
5 4 (7.69%) Degree
5 4 (7.69%) MCP
6 3 (5.77%) CCNP
6 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.85%) MCSA
7 2 (3.85%) MCTS
7 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.92%) CCIE
8 1 (1.92%) CCNA
8 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.92%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.23%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (78.85%) Active Directory
2 15 (28.85%) Hyper-V
2 15 (28.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (15.38%) XenApp
4 6 (11.54%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (11.54%) vSphere
5 4 (7.69%) BitLocker
5 4 (7.69%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (5.77%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (5.77%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.85%) Firmware
8 1 (1.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.92%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.92%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) DameWare
1 8 (15.38%) SCCM
2 6 (11.54%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (11.54%) vRealize
2 6 (11.54%) WSUS
3 4 (7.69%) SafeCom
4 3 (5.77%) Backup Exec
5 2 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (3.85%) EdgeSight
5 2 (3.85%) PowerCLI
5 2 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (3.85%) WMI
6 1 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 26 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 26 (50.00%) VMware
2 19 (36.54%) HP
3 17 (32.69%) Cisco
4 13 (25.00%) Citrix
5 10 (19.23%) NetApp
6 8 (15.38%) Symantec
7 7 (13.46%) Oracle
8 6 (11.54%) McAfee
8 6 (11.54%) Red Hat
9 4 (7.69%) Apple
9 4 (7.69%) CheckPoint
9 4 (7.69%) IBM
9 4 (7.69%) Veeam
9 4 (7.69%) Wyse
10 2 (3.85%) BT
10 2 (3.85%) IronPort
10 2 (3.85%) Meraki
10 2 (3.85%) Remedy
10 2 (3.85%) Sophos
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