Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 832 799 765
Rank change year-on-year -33 -34 +32
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 55 67 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.068% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 0.37% 0.57% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 36 65
UK median daily rate £195 £288 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.17% -8.15% +4.33%
10th Percentile £145 £138 £150
90th Percentile £373 £538 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £306 £301
% change year-on-year -2.04% +1.91% +0.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 32
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £13.75 £22.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.45% -37.85% +7.40%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £28.25 £21.00 £32.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £13.73 £28.25
% change year-on-year +38.36% -51.39% -53.15%

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 14,779 11,745 13,250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.62% 11.99% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,560 7,550 8,282
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £180 £160 £175
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 893 669 892
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.79% +3.16% +1.81%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.30 £40.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.64 £16.00
% change year-on-year +1.37% -2.25% +3.23%

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 23 September 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 23 September 2018.

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 23 September 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 -17 47 £195 -29.09% 17
UK excluding London -31 31 £300 -2.04% 15
London -7 24 £185 -14.94% 4
Midlands -20 8 £250 +60.00% 3
West Midlands -30 8 £250 +122.22% 2
North of England -17 7 £160 -44.35% 5
Scotland -6 5 £305 -18.67%
North West - 5 £160 - 2
South West -11 4 £250 -41.52% 2
Wales -14 3 - - 2
East of England -17 3 £335 +62.42% 2
Yorkshire -13 2 £413 +50.00% 3
South East -20 2 £285 -38.44% 1

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 50 (90.91%) Windows
2 39 (70.91%) Active Directory
3 28 (50.91%) Microsoft
4 26 (47.27%) Windows Server
5 24 (43.64%) MS Exchange
5 24 (43.64%) VMware
6 22 (40.00%) Citrix
7 20 (36.36%) ITIL
8 19 (34.55%) VMware Infrastructure
8 19 (34.55%) Windows 7
9 18 (32.73%) SCCM
10 16 (29.09%) Hyper-V
11 15 (27.27%) DNS
11 15 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (27.27%) Office 365
11 15 (27.27%) Windows 10
12 14 (25.45%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (23.64%) DHCP
13 13 (23.64%) Microsoft Office
14 12 (21.82%) VPN
14 12 (21.82%) HP
14 12 (21.82%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (21.82%) Exchange Server 2010
15 11 (20.00%) XenApp
15 11 (20.00%) Cisco
15 11 (20.00%) SharePoint
16 10 (18.18%) MCP
16 10 (18.18%) PowerShell
16 10 (18.18%) Skype for Business
17 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2012

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 (43.64%) MS Exchange
2 12 (21.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 10 (18.18%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.64%) IIS
6 1 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (23.64%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.64%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.82%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 15 (27.27%) Office 365
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.64%) Mimecast
2 2 (3.64%) PaaS
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.82%) IaaS
3 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.27%) DNS
2 13 (23.64%) DHCP
3 12 (21.82%) VPN
4 9 (16.36%) TCP/IP
5 7 (12.73%) Skype
6 6 (10.91%) Internet
6 6 (10.91%) IPsec
6 6 (10.91%) SAN
7 5 (9.09%) VoIP
8 4 (7.27%) Ethernet
9 3 (5.45%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (5.45%) iSCSI
9 3 (5.45%) LAN
9 3 (5.45%) NAS
9 3 (5.45%) PPTP
9 3 (5.45%) SSL
9 3 (5.45%) VLAN
9 3 (5.45%) VSAN
9 3 (5.45%) WAN
9 3 (5.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) Big Data
2 1 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.82%) MySQL
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) AdminStudio
1 5 (9.09%) MSI
General
1 6 (10.91%) Retail
2 3 (5.45%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Legal
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (29.09%) Analyst
2 12 (21.82%) Desktop Support
3 11 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (18.18%) Support Engineer
5 9 (16.36%) Support Analyst
6 6 (10.91%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 6 (10.91%) Desktop Analyst
6 6 (10.91%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 5 (9.09%) Applications Packager
8 4 (7.27%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (7.27%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 4 (7.27%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 4 (7.27%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) IT Support
9 3 (5.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) IT Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) XML
2 1 (1.82%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Fat Client
1 7 (12.73%) Thin Client
2 6 (10.91%) Replication
3 5 (9.09%) Data Centre
4 4 (7.27%) Clustering
5 3 (5.45%) Blackberry
5 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.64%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (3.64%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.82%) AS400
7 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.82%) iPad
7 1 (1.82%) iSeries
7 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.82%) NHS
7 1 (1.82%) PKI
7 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.82%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 50 (90.91%) Windows
2 26 (47.27%) Windows Server
3 19 (34.55%) Windows 7
4 15 (27.27%) Windows 10
4 15 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (7.27%) Mac OS X
7 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.82%) Linux
9 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.82%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (36.36%) ITIL
2 7 (12.73%) Configuration Management
2 7 (12.73%) Service Delivery
3 6 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (9.09%) Integration Testing
4 5 (9.09%) Line Management
4 5 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (9.09%) Software Deployment
4 5 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (7.27%) Asset Management
5 4 (7.27%) Coaching
5 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (7.27%) Server Virtualisation
6 3 (5.45%) CRM
6 3 (5.45%) Deployment Automation
6 3 (5.45%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.45%) Information Security
6 3 (5.45%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (3.64%) Migration
7 2 (3.64%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.09%) SQL
3 4 (7.27%) VBScript
4 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (25.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (18.18%) MCP
3 8 (14.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 6 (10.91%) MCSA
4 6 (10.91%) MCSE
5 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.45%) DBS Check
7 2 (3.64%) A+ Certification
7 2 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.82%) CCA
8 1 (1.82%) CCNA
8 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.82%) Degree
8 1 (1.82%) MCTS
8 1 (1.82%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.64%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 39 (70.91%) Active Directory
2 19 (34.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (29.09%) Hyper-V
4 12 (21.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (20.00%) XenApp
6 5 (9.09%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (7.27%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (7.27%) vSphere
8 3 (5.45%) BitLocker
8 3 (5.45%) IAG
8 3 (5.45%) VMware NSX
9 2 (3.64%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (3.64%) XenDesktop
9 2 (3.64%) XenServer
10 1 (1.82%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.82%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.82%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (32.73%) SCCM
2 6 (10.91%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (10.91%) WSUS
3 5 (9.09%) Backup Exec
3 5 (9.09%) SafeCom
4 4 (7.27%) SCOM
5 3 (5.45%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (5.45%) NetBackup
5 3 (5.45%) PowerCLI
5 3 (5.45%) vRealize
6 2 (3.64%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.82%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.82%) EdgeSight
7 1 (1.82%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (50.91%) Microsoft
2 24 (43.64%) VMware
3 22 (40.00%) Citrix
4 12 (21.82%) HP
5 11 (20.00%) Cisco
6 7 (12.73%) NetApp
7 6 (10.91%) Mitel
7 6 (10.91%) Symantec
8 5 (9.09%) SolarWinds
8 5 (9.09%) Wyse
9 4 (7.27%) IBM
10 3 (5.45%) 3PAR
10 3 (5.45%) Apple
10 3 (5.45%) CheckPoint
10 3 (5.45%) CommVault
10 3 (5.45%) Dell
10 3 (5.45%) EqualLogic
10 3 (5.45%) ServiceNow
10 3 (5.45%) Sophos
10 3 (5.45%) Veritas