Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 818 803 784
Rank change year-on-year -15 -19 -54
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 73 55 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.057% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 0.50% 0.50% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 32 75
UK median daily rate £270 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -4.15% -3.69%
10th Percentile £155 £141 £170
90th Percentile £400 £462 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £313
% change year-on-year -7.69% +3.83% -3.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 26
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £13.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.45% -50.00% -12.70%
10th Percentile £10.43 £10.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £15.57 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.15 £13.73 £28.50
% change year-on-year +3.00% -51.82% +38.35%

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 14,510 10,909 13,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.93% 11.37% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,408 6,975 8,137
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £182 £163 £175
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 867 663 927
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.59% -1.56%
10th Percentile £11.06 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.61 £47.00 £41.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.96
% change year-on-year +5.73% -6.03% +6.42%

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 July 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 21 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Terminal Services in the UK

Terminal Services
Top 16 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 July 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 -15 63 £270 -1.82% 22
UK excluding London -16 45 £300 -7.69% 21
London -29 28 £228 -3.19% 2
North of England -3 14 £300 +4.35% 8
Midlands -6 9 £250 +122.22% 3
West Midlands -23 9 £250 +122.22% 3
Yorkshire - 8 £313 -
Wales -6 5 - -
East of England -13 5 £325 +18.18% 6
South East -21 5 £375 +15.38%
South West +5 4 £250 -41.52% 3
Scotland -38 4 £300 -20.00%
North West - 4 £160 - 8
North East -4 2 £300 +4.35%
East Midlands +5 1 £250 +25.00%
Channel Islands - 1 £393 -

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 61 (83.56%) Windows
2 48 (65.75%) Active Directory
3 41 (56.16%) Microsoft
4 35 (47.95%) Citrix
5 30 (41.10%) VMware
5 30 (41.10%) Windows Server
6 26 (35.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 26 (35.62%) ITIL
7 23 (31.51%) MS Exchange
8 21 (28.77%) Windows 7
9 19 (26.03%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (24.66%) HP
10 18 (24.66%) DNS
10 18 (24.66%) SCCM
11 17 (23.29%) Hyper-V
11 17 (23.29%) Office 365
12 16 (21.92%) DHCP
12 16 (21.92%) Cisco
13 15 (20.55%) Data Centre
14 14 (19.18%) XenApp
15 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (17.81%) SAN
16 12 (16.44%) TCP/IP
16 12 (16.44%) SharePoint
16 12 (16.44%) PowerShell
16 12 (16.44%) SolarWinds
17 11 (15.07%) Windows 10
17 11 (15.07%) Configuration Management
17 11 (15.07%) Microsoft App-V
18 10 (13.70%) VPN

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 23 (31.51%) MS Exchange
2 12 (16.44%) SharePoint
3 10 (13.70%) Skype for Business
4 8 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.74%) IIS
6 1 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (13.70%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.74%) Acrobat
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (1.37%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 17 (23.29%) Office 365
2 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.74%) IaaS
3 2 (2.74%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.37%) G Suite
4 1 (1.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (24.66%) DNS
2 16 (21.92%) DHCP
3 13 (17.81%) SAN
4 12 (16.44%) TCP/IP
5 10 (13.70%) VPN
6 8 (10.96%) Internet
7 6 (8.22%) Ethernet
7 6 (8.22%) Firewall
7 6 (8.22%) NAS
7 6 (8.22%) Skype
8 5 (6.85%) LAN
8 5 (6.85%) WAN
9 4 (5.48%) ADSL
9 4 (5.48%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (5.48%) IPsec
9 4 (5.48%) iSCSI
9 4 (5.48%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (5.48%) VLAN
9 4 (5.48%) VoIP
10 3 (4.11%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.37%) MySQL
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) AdminStudio
1 3 (4.11%) MSI
General
1 5 (6.85%) Retail
2 2 (2.74%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.37%) Banking
3 1 (1.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (21.92%) Analyst
2 12 (16.44%) Desktop Support
3 11 (15.07%) Support Engineer
4 9 (12.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 8 (10.96%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (10.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 7 (9.59%) Support Analyst
7 6 (8.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) IT Support
8 5 (6.85%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (6.85%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 5 (6.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Data Centre Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Data Centre Specialist
8 5 (6.85%) Network Team Leader
8 5 (6.85%) Team Leader
8 5 (6.85%) Virtualisation Specialist
9 4 (5.48%) Desktop Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) XML
2 1 (1.37%) LDAP
2 1 (1.37%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.55%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.59%) Replication
3 6 (8.22%) Fat Client
3 6 (8.22%) Thin Client
4 5 (6.85%) Clustering
4 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.85%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.48%) Blackberry
6 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.74%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (2.74%) NHS
7 2 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.37%) AS400
8 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.37%) iSeries
8 1 (1.37%) PDA
8 1 (1.37%) PKI
8 1 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 61 (83.56%) Windows
2 30 (41.10%) Windows Server
3 21 (28.77%) Windows 7
4 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (15.07%) Windows 10
6 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
8 3 (4.11%) Mac OS X
8 3 (4.11%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.74%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.37%) Android
10 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.62%) ITIL
2 11 (15.07%) Configuration Management
3 6 (8.22%) Change Management
3 6 (8.22%) ITIL V3
3 6 (8.22%) Network Design
3 6 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (6.85%) Asset Management
4 5 (6.85%) Incident Management
4 5 (6.85%) ITSM
4 5 (6.85%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (6.85%) Patch Management
4 5 (6.85%) Service Continuity Management
4 5 (6.85%) Service Delivery
4 5 (6.85%) Service Management
5 4 (5.48%) CRM
5 4 (5.48%) Integration Testing
5 4 (5.48%) Problem Management
5 4 (5.48%) Software Deployment
5 4 (5.48%) TOGAF
5 4 (5.48%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.44%) PowerShell
2 7 (9.59%) SQL
3 4 (5.48%) VBScript
4 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (26.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (13.70%) MCSE
3 5 (6.85%) MCP
3 5 (6.85%) MCSA
4 4 (5.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (5.48%) MCITP
4 4 (5.48%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.11%) A+ Certification
5 3 (4.11%) Degree
5 3 (4.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.74%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.37%) CCA
7 1 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.37%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.37%) ECDL
7 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.37%) MCTS
7 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) SLA
2 2 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 48 (65.75%) Active Directory
2 26 (35.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (23.29%) Hyper-V
4 14 (19.18%) XenApp
5 11 (15.07%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (8.22%) vSphere
7 5 (6.85%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (6.85%) XenDesktop
8 4 (5.48%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (5.48%) XenServer
9 3 (4.11%) BitLocker
9 3 (4.11%) VMware NSX
10 2 (2.74%) IAG
10 2 (2.74%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (1.37%) DFS Replication
11 1 (1.37%) Firmware
11 1 (1.37%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.37%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (24.66%) SCCM
2 7 (9.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (8.22%) Backup Exec
3 6 (8.22%) HP Data Protector
3 6 (8.22%) WSUS
4 5 (6.85%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (6.85%) SCOM
5 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (5.48%) NetBackup
5 4 (5.48%) SafeCom
6 3 (4.11%) PowerCLI
6 3 (4.11%) vRealize
7 2 (2.74%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (1.37%) DameWare
8 1 (1.37%) EdgeSight
8 1 (1.37%) HP SIM
8 1 (1.37%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.37%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.37%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (1.37%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 41 (56.16%) Microsoft
2 35 (47.95%) Citrix
3 30 (41.10%) VMware
4 18 (24.66%) HP
5 16 (21.92%) Cisco
6 12 (16.44%) SolarWinds
7 9 (12.33%) NetApp
8 8 (10.96%) CheckPoint
9 5 (6.85%) 3PAR
9 5 (6.85%) Aruba
9 5 (6.85%) Dell
9 5 (6.85%) IBM
9 5 (6.85%) NETGEAR
9 5 (6.85%) Symantec
10 4 (5.48%) CommVault
10 4 (5.48%) EqualLogic
10 4 (5.48%) Ivanti
10 4 (5.48%) Mitel
10 4 (5.48%) Veritas
10 4 (5.48%) Wyse