Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 557 803 817
Rank change year-on-year +246 +14 -20
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 52 42 70
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.047% 0.070%
As % of the System Software category 0.75% 0.30% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 33 52
Median daily rate £408 £205 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +98.78% -31.67% -0.17%
10th Percentile £157 £157 £180
90th Percentile £469 £338 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £270 £300
% change year-on-year +48.15% -10.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 19
Median hourly rate £38.00 £15.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +145.16% +29.17% -38.80%
10th Percentile £16.63 £14.75 £10.16
90th Percentile £57.50 £16.25 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £15.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +145.16% +29.17% -15.58%

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 6,948 13,957 13,518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.54% 15.51% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,434 9,276 8,734
Median daily rate £470 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £184 £180 £185
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 599 789
Median hourly rate £19.08 £16.75 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.93% +5.61% -0.88%
10th Percentile £11.54 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.18 £47.50 £45.06
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.78 £15.20
% change year-on-year +10.88% +3.83% -1.94%

Terminal Services
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Terminal Services as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Terminal Services in the UK

Terminal Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Terminal Services.

Daily rate trend for Terminal Services in the UK

Terminal Services
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Terminal Services over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Terminal Services in the UK

Terminal Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Terminal Services.

Hourly rate trend for Terminal Services in the UK

Terminal Services
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Terminal Services over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

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 5 June 2020. 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
UK excluding London +204 40 £400 +48.15% 3
Scotland +71 30 £418 -1.76%
England +222 20 £338 +66.67% 4
London +163 12 £480 +152.63% 1
East of England +59 3 £228 +21.33%
North of England +94 2 £400 +29.03% 1
Wales +24 2 £90 -
South East +125 1 £150 -53.85% 1
West Midlands +64 1 - -
Yorkshire +63 1 £400 +28.00%
Midlands +62 1 - -
South West +55 1 £350 +27.27% 1
North East +31 1 - -

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 46 (88.46%) Windows
2 45 (86.54%) Citrix
3 43 (82.69%) Active Directory
4 37 (71.15%) PowerShell
4 37 (71.15%) Windows Server
5 34 (65.38%) XenApp
6 30 (57.69%) VMware Infrastructure
6 30 (57.69%) VMware
7 29 (55.77%) SC Cleared
7 29 (55.77%) Security Cleared
8 25 (48.08%) vRealize
8 25 (48.08%) vSphere
8 25 (48.08%) Configuration Management
8 25 (48.08%) NetApp
8 25 (48.08%) XML
8 25 (48.08%) PowerCLI
8 25 (48.08%) VSAN
8 25 (48.08%) VMware NSX
9 19 (36.54%) Deployment Automation
10 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
11 12 (23.08%) VBScript
11 12 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 9 (17.31%) SCCM
12 9 (17.31%) Azure
13 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
14 7 (13.46%) SQL
14 7 (13.46%) Firmware
14 7 (13.46%) Clustering
14 7 (13.46%) Microsoft App-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 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.85%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.31%) Azure
2 7 (13.46%) AWS
3 4 (7.69%) Office 365
4 3 (5.77%) IaaS
4 3 (5.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (48.08%) VSAN
2 3 (5.77%) LAN
2 3 (5.77%) VPN
2 3 (5.77%) WAN
3 2 (3.85%) Firewall
3 2 (3.85%) NetScaler
3 2 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (3.85%) SAN
4 1 (1.92%) DHCP
4 1 (1.92%) DNS
4 1 (1.92%) NAS
4 1 (1.92%) Skype
4 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.92%) VoIP
4 1 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
General
1 6 (11.54%) Banking
2 3 (5.77%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Police
3 1 (1.92%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (48.08%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 12 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) Automation Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) Process Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) VMware Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Citrix Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (1.92%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (1.92%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (1.92%) Design Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (48.08%) XML
2 1 (1.92%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Clustering
2 6 (11.54%) Client/Server
3 4 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.85%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.85%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.92%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.92%) NHS
5 1 (1.92%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.92%) Replication
5 1 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 46 (88.46%) Windows
2 37 (71.15%) Windows Server
3 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2019
6 4 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.85%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.92%) Android
8 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.92%) Linux
8 1 (1.92%) VMS
8 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (48.08%) Configuration Management
2 19 (36.54%) Deployment Automation
3 12 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (13.46%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (11.54%) Infrastructure Automation
5 6 (11.54%) Infrastructure Management
5 6 (11.54%) Robotic Process Automation
6 4 (7.69%) Application Packaging
7 2 (3.85%) Change Management
7 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.85%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.85%) ITIL
7 2 (3.85%) Service Management
8 1 (1.92%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.92%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 1 (1.92%) CRM
8 1 (1.92%) Migration
8 1 (1.92%) Project Planning
8 1 (1.92%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.92%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (71.15%) PowerShell
2 12 (23.08%) VBScript
3 7 (13.46%) SQL
4 6 (11.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (55.77%) SC Cleared
1 29 (55.77%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.92%) MCSA
3 1 (1.92%) MCSE
3 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (82.69%) Active Directory
2 34 (65.38%) XenApp
3 30 (57.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (48.08%) VMware NSX
4 25 (48.08%) vSphere
5 7 (13.46%) Firmware
5 7 (13.46%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (5.77%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 3 (5.77%) XenDesktop
7 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
7 2 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.92%) vCloud
8 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.92%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 25 (48.08%) PowerCLI
1 25 (48.08%) vRealize
2 9 (17.31%) SCCM
3 1 (1.92%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.92%) ThinApp
3 1 (1.92%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.92%) vMotion
Vendors
1 45 (86.54%) Citrix
2 30 (57.69%) VMware
3 25 (48.08%) NetApp
4 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
5 6 (11.54%) UiPath
6 2 (3.85%) Cisco
6 2 (3.85%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.92%) Aruba
7 1 (1.92%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.92%) Dell
7 1 (1.92%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.92%) HP
7 1 (1.92%) IBM
7 1 (1.92%) Mitel
7 1 (1.92%) NETGEAR