Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 822 820 803
Rank change year-on-year -2 -17 -1
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 56 69 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.069% 0.072%
As % of the System Software category 0.37% 0.54% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 43 39
UK median daily rate £200 £288 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.43% +4.55% -15.38%
10th Percentile £121 £131 £119
90th Percentile £401 £538 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £300 £250
% change year-on-year -23.33% +20.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 13
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £16.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -19.50% +1.89%
10th Percentile £12.95 £10.16 £11.25
90th Percentile £94.95 £22.37 £24.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £12.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year +32.00% -42.53% +24.29%

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 15,215 12,782 11,818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.29% 12.75% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,962 8,316 7,421
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £180 £160 £165
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 816 692 823
UK median hourly rate £16.05 £16.45 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.45% +2.83% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.63 £45.00 £44.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.70 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.67% - -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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 -34 39 £175 -40.43% 16
UK excluding London -23 37 £230 -23.33% 16
London +11 18 £175 -12.50% 3
Scotland +8 11 £380 +204.00% 2
Midlands -6 10 £225 - 2
West Midlands -16 10 £225 -43.04%
North of England -2 7 £150 -50.00% 8
Wales -8 5 £100 -76.47% 1
North West - 5 £150 - 5
South East -9 3 £320 -41.82%
North East -5 1 £105 -65.00%
Yorkshire -13 1 £310 +10.22% 3
South West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 54 (96.43%) Windows
2 42 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 34 (60.71%) Microsoft
4 30 (53.57%) Windows Server
5 26 (46.43%) Citrix
6 25 (44.64%) ITIL
7 23 (41.07%) DNS
8 22 (39.29%) DHCP
9 21 (37.50%) MS Exchange
10 19 (33.93%) Office 365
10 19 (33.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (33.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (33.93%) Windows 7
11 18 (32.14%) Microsoft Office
11 18 (32.14%) VMware
12 17 (30.36%) HP
13 16 (28.57%) VPN
14 15 (26.79%) Windows 10
15 14 (25.00%) XenApp
15 14 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (23.21%) SCCM
17 12 (21.43%) TCP/IP
18 11 (19.64%) SAN
18 11 (19.64%) PowerShell
18 11 (19.64%) Self-Motivation
19 10 (17.86%) Cisco
19 10 (17.86%) SQL
20 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
20 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Certification
20 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared

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 21 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 6 (10.71%) IIS
5 5 (8.93%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (32.14%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.57%) Shockwave
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.79%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 19 (33.93%) Office 365
2 2 (3.57%) IaaS
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.57%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.79%) PaaS
3 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (41.07%) DNS
2 22 (39.29%) DHCP
3 16 (28.57%) VPN
4 12 (21.43%) TCP/IP
5 11 (19.64%) SAN
6 8 (14.29%) Firewall
7 5 (8.93%) Internet
7 5 (8.93%) LAN
7 5 (8.93%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (8.93%) Skype
7 5 (8.93%) VLAN
7 5 (8.93%) VoIP
7 5 (8.93%) WAN
8 4 (7.14%) ADSL
8 4 (7.14%) Ethernet
8 4 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (5.36%) FTP
9 3 (5.36%) HTTP
9 3 (5.36%) IPsec
9 3 (5.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) Big Data
2 1 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) AdminStudio
1 2 (3.57%) MSI
2 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.14%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.57%) Law
3 2 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (23.21%) Analyst
2 9 (16.07%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (16.07%) Support Engineer
3 8 (14.29%) Desktop Support
4 7 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 6 (10.71%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (8.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 4 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.36%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) IT Manager
8 3 (5.36%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (5.36%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) Web Services
2 2 (3.57%) Flash
3 1 (1.79%) .NET
3 1 (1.79%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.79%) LDAP
3 1 (1.79%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 8 (14.29%) Thin Client
3 5 (8.93%) Data Centre
4 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.36%) Blackberry
5 3 (5.36%) iPad
5 3 (5.36%) Smartphone
6 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.57%) iPhone
6 2 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.79%) BYOD
7 1 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 54 (96.43%) Windows
2 30 (53.57%) Windows Server
3 19 (33.93%) Windows 7
3 19 (33.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (33.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (26.79%) Windows 10
5 5 (8.93%) Android
5 5 (8.93%) Apple iOS
6 3 (5.36%) Linux
6 3 (5.36%) Unix
7 2 (3.57%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (44.64%) ITIL
2 7 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 6 (10.71%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (10.71%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (7.14%) Change Management
4 4 (7.14%) Information Security
4 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 4 (7.14%) Software Deployment
5 3 (5.36%) Asset Management
5 3 (5.36%) Coaching
5 3 (5.36%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.36%) CRM
5 3 (5.36%) Data Protection
5 3 (5.36%) Integration Testing
5 3 (5.36%) ITIL V3
5 3 (5.36%) Line Management
5 3 (5.36%) Migration
5 3 (5.36%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.64%) PowerShell
2 10 (17.86%) SQL
3 8 (14.29%) VBScript
4 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.79%) PHP
4 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.50%) MCP
4 6 (10.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (7.14%) MCSE
6 2 (3.57%) DBS Check
6 2 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.57%) MCSA
7 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.79%) CCNA
7 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.57%) GDPR
3 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (25.00%) XenApp
3 6 (10.71%) Hyper-V
3 6 (10.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (8.93%) vSphere
5 4 (7.14%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (5.36%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.79%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.79%) IAG
7 1 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (23.21%) SCCM
2 4 (7.14%) SafeCom
2 4 (7.14%) WSUS
3 3 (5.36%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.79%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.79%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.79%) SCOM
5 1 (1.79%) SCSM
Vendors
1 34 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 26 (46.43%) Citrix
3 18 (32.14%) VMware
4 17 (30.36%) HP
5 10 (17.86%) Cisco
6 4 (7.14%) Apple
6 4 (7.14%) McAfee
6 4 (7.14%) Mitel
6 4 (7.14%) Sophos
6 4 (7.14%) Wyse
7 3 (5.36%) Symantec
8 2 (3.57%) Adobe
8 2 (3.57%) Altiris
8 2 (3.57%) Aruba
8 2 (3.57%) ConnectWise
8 2 (3.57%) NetApp
8 2 (3.57%) NETGEAR
8 2 (3.57%) Remedy
8 2 (3.57%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.79%) Lieberman