Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 818 789 819
Rank change year-on-year -29 +30 -119
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 66 59 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.065% 0.064% 0.069%
As % of the System Software category 0.49% 0.55% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 37 49
UK median daily rate £270 £250 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -20.13% -3.69%
10th Percentile £130 £117 £190
90th Percentile £397 £454 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £320
% change year-on-year +9.09% -14.06% -3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 3 4
UK median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.43% -7.89% -5.00%
10th Percentile £10.16 £15.91 £18.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £23.75 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.75 - -

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 13,338 10,685 11,628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.18% 11.52% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,648 6,735 7,016
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +13.48%
10th Percentile £175 £163 £163
90th Percentile £625 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 742 737 968
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.18
90th Percentile £45.83 £46.94 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.64% -4.69% +6.67%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -26 57 £270 -1.82% 29
UK excluding London -17 43 £300 +9.09% 25
London -44 23 £225 -5.76% 5
North of England -1 13 £300 +140.00% 9
East of England +6 11 £300 -33.33% 4
Yorkshire -10 7 £288 - 3
Wales -11 5 - - 1
South East -28 5 £335 +3.08% 5
West Midlands +6 4 £250 -
Midlands -2 4 £250 -16.67%
North East - 4 £300 - 1
South West +4 3 £250 +85.19% 6
Scotland -33 3 £120 -15.79%
North West -18 2 - - 5
East Midlands +4 1 £250 -16.67%
Channel Islands - 1 £393 -

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 47 (71.21%) Active Directory
2 42 (63.64%) Windows
3 40 (60.61%) Microsoft
4 32 (48.48%) HP
5 30 (45.45%) Citrix
6 29 (43.94%) VMware
7 28 (42.42%) ITIL
8 27 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
9 23 (34.85%) DNS
10 22 (33.33%) DHCP
11 21 (31.82%) Windows Server
12 18 (27.27%) Cisco
12 18 (27.27%) SAN
13 17 (25.76%) VPN
13 17 (25.76%) MS Exchange
13 17 (25.76%) Hyper-V
14 16 (24.24%) SolarWinds
14 16 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (22.73%) SharePoint
15 15 (22.73%) TCP/IP
15 15 (22.73%) Windows 7
16 14 (21.21%) Data Centre
16 14 (21.21%) Replication
17 13 (19.70%) Internet
17 13 (19.70%) CheckPoint
17 13 (19.70%) SCCM
18 12 (18.18%) Problem Management
18 12 (18.18%) Office 365
18 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
19 11 (16.67%) SQL

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 (25.76%) MS Exchange
2 15 (22.73%) SharePoint
3 6 (9.09%) Skype for Business
4 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.18%) Office 365
2 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.55%) IaaS
4 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.52%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 23 (34.85%) DNS
2 22 (33.33%) DHCP
3 18 (27.27%) SAN
4 17 (25.76%) VPN
5 15 (22.73%) TCP/IP
6 13 (19.70%) Internet
7 11 (16.67%) Firewall
8 8 (12.12%) IPsec
8 8 (12.12%) NAS
8 8 (12.12%) SSL
9 6 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (9.09%) iSCSI
10 5 (7.58%) VLAN
11 4 (6.06%) ADSL
11 4 (6.06%) Ethernet
11 4 (6.06%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (4.55%) LAN
12 3 (4.55%) WAN
13 2 (3.03%) NetScaler
13 2 (3.03%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) MySQL
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (6.06%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.52%) Banking
2 1 (1.52%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (28.79%) Analyst
2 13 (19.70%) Support Engineer
3 12 (18.18%) IT Support
4 10 (15.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 9 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (13.64%) Support Analyst
5 9 (13.64%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 8 (12.12%) Data Centre Engineer
6 8 (12.12%) Data Centre Specialist
6 8 (12.12%) Service Analyst
6 8 (12.12%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (12.12%) Virtualisation Specialist
7 7 (10.61%) 1st Line Support
7 7 (10.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (9.09%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (9.09%) Desktop Support
8 6 (9.09%) IT Analyst
8 6 (9.09%) IT Engineer
8 6 (9.09%) Service Desk Support
8 6 (9.09%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.21%) Data Centre
1 14 (21.21%) Replication
2 7 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.09%) Clustering
3 6 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 6 (9.09%) NHS
4 5 (7.58%) Computer Science
5 4 (6.06%) Fat Client
5 4 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (6.06%) Thin Client
6 2 (3.03%) iSeries
6 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.03%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (1.52%) AS400
7 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.52%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 42 (63.64%) Windows
2 21 (31.82%) Windows Server
3 15 (22.73%) Windows 7
4 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (10.61%) Windows 10
7 3 (4.55%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.03%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.03%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.52%) Android
9 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (42.42%) ITIL
2 12 (18.18%) Problem Management
3 9 (13.64%) Service Management
4 8 (12.12%) ITSM
4 8 (12.12%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (12.12%) Server Virtualisation
5 6 (9.09%) ITIL V3
6 5 (7.58%) Change Management
6 5 (7.58%) Configuration Management
6 5 (7.58%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (7.58%) Network Design
6 5 (7.58%) Service Continuity Management
7 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (6.06%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (6.06%) Patch Management
7 4 (6.06%) TOGAF
8 3 (4.55%) Service Design
8 3 (4.55%) SFIA
8 3 (4.55%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.67%) SQL
2 8 (12.12%) PowerShell
3 6 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (15.15%) MCSE
3 8 (12.12%) Degree
4 6 (9.09%) MCSA
4 6 (9.09%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (6.06%) MCITP
6 1 (1.52%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.52%) ECDL
6 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (71.21%) Active Directory
2 27 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (25.76%) Hyper-V
4 8 (12.12%) BitLocker
4 8 (12.12%) XenApp
5 6 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (6.06%) IAG
6 4 (6.06%) XenDesktop
7 2 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (3.03%) vSphere
7 2 (3.03%) XenServer
8 1 (1.52%) Firmware
8 1 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (19.70%) SCCM
2 9 (13.64%) HP Data Protector
2 9 (13.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (9.09%) Backup Exec
3 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (9.09%) NetBackup
3 6 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (9.09%) SCOM
4 5 (7.58%) DameWare
5 2 (3.03%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (1.52%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.52%) WSUS
6 1 (1.52%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 40 (60.61%) Microsoft
2 32 (48.48%) HP
3 30 (45.45%) Citrix
4 29 (43.94%) VMware
5 18 (27.27%) Cisco
6 16 (24.24%) SolarWinds
7 13 (19.70%) CheckPoint
8 10 (15.15%) NetApp
9 8 (12.12%) 3PAR
10 7 (10.61%) Dell
10 7 (10.61%) IBM
11 6 (9.09%) CommVault
11 6 (9.09%) EqualLogic
11 6 (9.09%) Symantec
11 6 (9.09%) Veritas
12 5 (7.58%) Aruba
12 5 (7.58%) NETGEAR
13 3 (4.55%) Ivanti
14 2 (3.03%) BMC
14 2 (3.03%) McAfee