Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 803 780 788
Rank change year-on-year -23 +8 -116
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 72 104 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.098% 0.098%
As % of the System Software category 0.59% 0.79% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 49 75
UK median daily rate £300 £321 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.54% -8.29% +27.27%
10th Percentile £138 £150 £193
90th Percentile £539 £438 £825
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 33 8
UK median hourly rate £13.75 £22.50 £19.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.89% +18.11% -4.75%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.25 £9.55
90th Percentile £21.00 £32.60 £163.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.73 £28.00 £20.60
% change year-on-year -50.96% +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 12134 13139 11727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.22% 12.37% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7818 8236 6608
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.89% +5.93%
10th Percentile £158 £175 £160
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £338
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 677 900 1273
UK median hourly rate £16.66 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.06
90th Percentile £47.25 £40.30 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.46 £15.75
% change year-on-year +0.24% -1.83% +5.00%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +1 63 £275 -8.49% 8
UK excluding London +38 59 £300 - 8
East of England -1 22 £300 -
Midlands +42 14 £156 -60.94% 2
London -24 13 £223 -46.16% 1
West Midlands +40 11 £113 - 1
South East +10 8 £550 +83.03% 2
North of England +62 6 £288 +10.58% 3
Scotland +19 6 £375 -8.54%
North East +53 3 £288 +10.58%
Yorkshire +31 3 £275 -4.35%
Wales +13 3 £438 -2.78%
East Midlands -4 3 £213 -46.88% 1

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 55 (76.39%) Active Directory
2 52 (72.22%) Microsoft
3 48 (66.67%) Windows
4 40 (55.56%) Citrix
5 37 (51.39%) VMware
6 29 (40.28%) VMware Infrastructure
7 28 (38.89%) ITIL
8 25 (34.72%) SCCM
9 24 (33.33%) Hyper-V
9 24 (33.33%) MS Exchange
10 22 (30.56%) Cisco
10 22 (30.56%) Windows Server
11 20 (27.78%) Symantec
12 19 (26.39%) NetApp
12 19 (26.39%) Data Centre
13 18 (25.00%) Fat Client
13 18 (25.00%) SAN
13 18 (25.00%) Thin Client
13 18 (25.00%) SQL Server
14 17 (23.61%) SQL
14 17 (23.61%) DHCP
14 17 (23.61%) DNS
14 17 (23.61%) Norton AntiVirus
15 15 (20.83%) Blackberry
15 15 (20.83%) IBM
15 15 (20.83%) Skype for Business
16 14 (19.44%) HP
16 14 (19.44%) McAfee
16 14 (19.44%) Service Management
17 13 (18.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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 24 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 15 (20.83%) Skype for Business
3 13 (18.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 6 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.78%) Apache
8 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.78%) IBM Notes
8 2 (2.78%) MediaWiki
9 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (1.39%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.39%) Shockwave
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.33%) Office 365
2 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.39%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.39%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (25.00%) SAN
2 17 (23.61%) DHCP
2 17 (23.61%) DNS
3 12 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 10 (13.89%) Skype
5 7 (9.72%) iSCSI
6 6 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
6 6 (8.33%) NAS
6 6 (8.33%) WebEx
7 5 (6.94%) LAN
7 5 (6.94%) WAN
8 4 (5.56%) Firewall
8 4 (5.56%) NetScaler
8 4 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (4.17%) VoIP
9 3 (4.17%) VPN
9 3 (4.17%) Wireless
10 2 (2.78%) Internet
10 2 (2.78%) SSL
10 2 (2.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.39%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.39%) HDInsight
2 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.39%) MySQL
2 1 (1.39%) Power BI
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (6.94%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Automotive
3 1 (1.39%) Local Government
3 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (19.44%) Analyst
2 10 (13.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 10 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (9.72%) Architect
5 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
5 6 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 6 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 5 (6.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) Consultant
7 4 (5.56%) Coordinator
7 4 (5.56%) Technical Coordinator
7 4 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.78%) CGI
2 1 (1.39%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.39%) Data Centre
2 18 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 18 (25.00%) Thin Client
3 15 (20.83%) Blackberry
4 10 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (13.89%) Clustering
5 8 (11.11%) Replication
6 7 (9.72%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.78%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.78%) NHS
7 2 (2.78%) PDA
8 1 (1.39%) CESG
8 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.39%) iPad
8 1 (1.39%) iPhone
8 1 (1.39%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.39%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.39%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 48 (66.67%) Windows
2 22 (30.56%) Windows Server
3 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 7 (9.72%) Linux
7 5 (6.94%) Mac OS
7 5 (6.94%) SUSE
7 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (5.56%) Unix
9 2 (2.78%) Debian
9 2 (2.78%) Solaris
9 2 (2.78%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.78%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (38.89%) ITIL
2 14 (19.44%) Service Management
3 13 (18.06%) Mobile Device Management
4 11 (15.28%) ITSM
5 10 (13.89%) Software Deployment
6 9 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
7 8 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (11.11%) Line Management
8 7 (9.72%) Migration
8 7 (9.72%) Service Delivery
9 6 (8.33%) Asset Management
9 6 (8.33%) Configuration Management
9 6 (8.33%) Integration Testing
9 6 (8.33%) Problem Management
9 6 (8.33%) Project Management
10 5 (6.94%) PRINCE2
11 4 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (5.56%) Time Management
12 3 (4.17%) Change Management
12 3 (4.17%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.61%) SQL
2 13 (18.06%) PowerShell
2 13 (18.06%) VBScript
3 1 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (12.50%) MCSE
3 8 (11.11%) MCSA
4 6 (8.33%) Degree
4 6 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (5.56%) MCP
5 4 (5.56%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (4.17%) CCA
6 3 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (4.17%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.78%) CCNP
7 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.39%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.50%) SLA
2 2 (2.78%) GDPR
System Software
1 55 (76.39%) Active Directory
2 29 (40.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 13 (18.06%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (18.06%) XenApp
5 10 (13.89%) VMware Workstation
6 8 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (9.72%) XenDesktop
8 4 (5.56%) vSphere
8 4 (5.56%) XenServer
9 3 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (2.78%) BitLocker
10 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.39%) Terminal Server
11 1 (1.39%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (34.72%) SCCM
2 17 (23.61%) Norton AntiVirus
3 12 (16.67%) DameWare
4 11 (15.28%) WSUS
5 10 (13.89%) Backup Exec
5 10 (13.89%) SafeCom
6 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (11.11%) NetBackup
7 6 (8.33%) SCOM
8 5 (6.94%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (1.39%) AirWatch
11 1 (1.39%) EdgeSight
11 1 (1.39%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 52 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 40 (55.56%) Citrix
3 37 (51.39%) VMware
4 22 (30.56%) Cisco
5 20 (27.78%) Symantec
6 19 (26.39%) NetApp
7 15 (20.83%) IBM
8 14 (19.44%) HP
8 14 (19.44%) McAfee
9 10 (13.89%) Wyse
10 6 (8.33%) 3PAR
10 6 (8.33%) arcserve
10 6 (8.33%) Dell
11 5 (6.94%) CommVault
11 5 (6.94%) EqualLogic
11 5 (6.94%) Veritas
12 4 (5.56%) Meraki
12 4 (5.56%) Remedy
12 4 (5.56%) SolarWinds
13 3 (4.17%) Intel