Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 2017 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 798 769 752
Rank change year-on-year -29 -17 -74
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 60 130 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 0.53% 0.99% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 70 77
UK median daily rate £319 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.84% -3.69% +52.94%
10th Percentile £141 £195 £150
90th Percentile £463 £425 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year +3.83% -3.69% +36.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 10
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £21.75 £26.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.23% -16.51% +33.59%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.25 £14.46
90th Percentile £15.31 £33.60 £129.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £28.50 £26.05
% change year-on-year -54.39% +9.40% +33.59%

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 11346 13182 11939
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.83% 12.17% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7295 8237 6726
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £163
90th Percentile £588 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +2.74% +8.15% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 645 872 1288
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.58% +6.45% +3.33%

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 22 August 2017.

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
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 22 August 2017. 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 0 54 £288 -4.33% 13
UK excluding London +17 50 £325 +3.83% 5
East of England +6 20 £275 -8.33% 1
Midlands +26 10 £156 -60.94%
London -5 10 £306 -15.52% 8
South East +5 9 £350 +11.82% 1
West Midlands +45 7 £113 -
Scotland +9 5 £375 +15.21%
North East +33 3 £288 +10.58%
North of England +26 3 £288 +10.58% 3
East Midlands -16 3 £213 -46.88%
South West +2 2 £428 +48.70% 1
Wales 0 1 £450 +12.50%

For the 6 months to 22 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Terminal Services also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Terminal Services.

1 43 (71.67%) Active Directory
2 38 (63.33%) Windows
3 34 (56.67%) VMware
4 33 (55.00%) Microsoft
5 27 (45.00%) Windows Server
6 23 (38.33%) ITIL
7 22 (36.67%) Citrix
8 21 (35.00%) Cisco
8 21 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (33.33%) SQL Server
10 18 (30.00%) Hyper-V
11 17 (28.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (26.67%) Data Centre
13 15 (25.00%) HP
13 15 (25.00%) Service Management
14 14 (23.33%) MS Exchange
15 13 (21.67%) Thin Client
15 13 (21.67%) ITSM
15 13 (21.67%) Fat Client
16 12 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (20.00%) DameWare
16 12 (20.00%) SLA
17 11 (18.33%) SharePoint
17 11 (18.33%) SQL
17 11 (18.33%) Blackberry
17 11 (18.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 11 (18.33%) SCCM
18 10 (16.67%) Integration Testing
18 10 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
18 10 (16.67%) Migration

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 14 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 11 (18.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 11 (18.33%) SharePoint
3 7 (11.67%) IIS
4 6 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (3.33%) Apache
8 2 (3.33%) MediaWiki
8 2 (3.33%) Skype for Business
9 1 (1.67%) Confluence
9 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.67%) Shockwave
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.33%) Office 365
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.67%) DHCP
1 10 (16.67%) DNS
1 10 (16.67%) SAN
2 6 (10.00%) PuTTY
2 6 (10.00%) WebEx
2 6 (10.00%) WinSCP
3 5 (8.33%) LAN
3 5 (8.33%) LDAP
3 5 (8.33%) WAN
4 4 (6.67%) Firewall
4 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.00%) NetScaler
5 3 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (5.00%) Skype
6 2 (3.33%) Unified Communications
6 2 (3.33%) WLAN
7 1 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.67%) SSL
7 1 (1.67%) VoIP
7 1 (1.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 6 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) HP UFT
1 6 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (10.00%) Oracle APEX
1 6 (10.00%) Selenium
1 6 (10.00%) SpecFlow
1 6 (10.00%) TeamCity
2 4 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.67%) JIRA
General
1 4 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Local Government
3 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (11.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 7 (11.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (8.33%) Analyst
3 5 (8.33%) Consultant
4 4 (6.67%) Architect
4 4 (6.67%) Coordinator
4 4 (6.67%) Technical Coordinator
4 4 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Data Centre Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Data Centre Specialist
5 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support
5 3 (5.00%) Service Desk Support
5 3 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Virtualisation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) .NET
2 5 (8.33%) XML
3 1 (1.67%) Flash
3 1 (1.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 13 (21.67%) Fat Client
2 13 (21.67%) Thin Client
3 11 (18.33%) Blackberry
4 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (11.67%) Management Information System
6 5 (8.33%) Clustering
7 3 (5.00%) Replication
8 2 (3.33%) Driving Licence
8 2 (3.33%) NHS
8 2 (3.33%) PDA
8 2 (3.33%) PKI
8 2 (3.33%) Smartphone
9 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.67%) CMDB
9 1 (1.67%) iPad
9 1 (1.67%) iPhone
9 1 (1.67%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.67%) Smartcard
9 1 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 38 (63.33%) Windows
2 27 (45.00%) Windows Server
3 17 (28.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (13.33%) Linux
6 6 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (8.33%) Windows 7
8 4 (6.67%) Unix
9 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (3.33%) Debian
10 2 (3.33%) Solaris
10 2 (3.33%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.33%) ITIL
2 15 (25.00%) Service Management
3 13 (21.67%) ITSM
4 10 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 10 (16.67%) Migration
5 8 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (11.67%) Software Deployment
7 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (10.00%) BDD
7 6 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (10.00%) DevOps
7 6 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (10.00%) Line Management
7 6 (10.00%) Project Management
7 6 (10.00%) Scrum
7 6 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 5 (8.33%) Change Management
8 5 (8.33%) Service Delivery
9 4 (6.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.33%) SQL
2 8 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 6 (10.00%) F#
3 6 (10.00%) VBScript
4 1 (1.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (11.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.67%) Degree
3 4 (6.67%) MCITP
3 4 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (5.00%) MCP
5 2 (3.33%) CCNP
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.33%) MCSA
5 2 (3.33%) MCTS
5 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.67%) CCA
6 1 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (71.67%) Active Directory
2 21 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (30.00%) Hyper-V
4 9 (15.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (15.00%) XenApp
5 8 (13.33%) vSphere
6 7 (11.67%) VMware Workstation
7 5 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (8.33%) XenDesktop
7 5 (8.33%) XenServer
8 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (3.33%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.67%) BitLocker
10 1 (1.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 12 (20.00%) DameWare
2 11 (18.33%) SCCM
3 9 (15.00%) WSUS
4 8 (13.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (11.67%) SafeCom
6 6 (10.00%) vRealize
7 3 (5.00%) Backup Exec
7 3 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (3.33%) PowerCLI
8 2 (3.33%) WMI
9 1 (1.67%) AirWatch
9 1 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (1.67%) NetBackup
9 1 (1.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (56.67%) VMware
2 33 (55.00%) Microsoft
3 22 (36.67%) Citrix
4 21 (35.00%) Cisco
5 15 (25.00%) HP
6 10 (16.67%) NetApp
6 10 (16.67%) Symantec
7 9 (15.00%) McAfee
8 7 (11.67%) IBM
8 7 (11.67%) Wyse
9 6 (10.00%) Oracle
9 6 (10.00%) Red Hat
10 4 (6.67%) arcserve
11 3 (5.00%) AppSense
11 3 (5.00%) Intel
11 3 (5.00%) Meraki
12 2 (3.33%) Apple
12 2 (3.33%) Avaya
12 2 (3.33%) Remedy
12 2 (3.33%) Veeam