The table below looks at the statistics for Terminal Services skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Terminal Services over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Terminal Services
Rank 141 127 122
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 7 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.033% 0.085%
As % of the System Software category 2.03% 0.30% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+137.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £200 £319
% change year-on-year
+43.75% -37.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.63 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-17.57% +30.95%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
344 338 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.37% 11.18% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 153 73
Average daily rate £300 £263 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £396 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 64 47
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.13 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +5.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.26 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £43.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

Terminal Services
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Terminal Services across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Terminal Services Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Terminal Services
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Terminal Services across the North West region.

Terminal Services Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Terminal Services
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Terminal Services across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Terminal Services Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Terminal Services
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Terminal Services across the North West region.

Terminal Services Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Terminal Services
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Terminal Services within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -9 3 £425 +112.50% 2
Merseyside - 3 - -
Terminal Services
England

Terminal Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Terminal Services also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Terminal Services.

1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (93.75%) Active Directory
2 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 15 (93.75%) VMware
3 13 (81.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (75.00%) WAN
4 12 (75.00%) Citrix
5 11 (68.75%) Firewall
6 10 (62.50%) Clustering
6 10 (62.50%) Migration
6 10 (62.50%) NAS
7 9 (56.25%) Fibre Channel
7 9 (56.25%) Business Continuity
7 9 (56.25%) iSCSI
7 9 (56.25%) Replication
7 9 (56.25%) SAN
7 9 (56.25%) CheckPoint
7 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
7 9 (56.25%) IIS
8 8 (50.00%) Solaris
8 8 (50.00%) Oracle
8 8 (50.00%) UNIX
8 8 (50.00%) Cisco
8 8 (50.00%) DMZ
8 8 (50.00%) Internet
8 8 (50.00%) EMC
8 8 (50.00%) Nortel
8 8 (50.00%) Wireless
8 8 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (50.00%) MPLS

Terminal Services
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Terminal Services also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Terminal Services. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (56.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) WAN
2 11 (68.75%) Firewall
3 10 (62.50%) NAS
4 9 (56.25%) Fibre Channel
4 9 (56.25%) iSCSI
4 9 (56.25%) SAN
5 8 (50.00%) DMZ
5 8 (50.00%) Internet
5 8 (50.00%) Wireless
5 8 (50.00%) MPLS
5 8 (50.00%) OSPF
5 8 (50.00%) BGP
5 8 (50.00%) EIGRP
5 8 (50.00%) VPLS
5 8 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (31.25%) DHCP
6 5 (31.25%) DNS
7 4 (25.00%) LAN
8 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
9 1 (6.25%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.25%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Architect
2 7 (43.75%) Technical Architect
3 4 (25.00%) Desktop Administrator
3 4 (25.00%) Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Clustering
2 9 (56.25%) Replication
3 8 (50.00%) Celerra
4 5 (31.25%) Thin Client
4 5 (31.25%) Fat Client
5 2 (12.50%) Data Structures
6 1 (6.25%) DTV
6 1 (6.25%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Solaris
2 8 (50.00%) UNIX
3 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Migration
2 9 (56.25%) Business Continuity
3 8 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 7 (43.75%) Change Control
5 6 (37.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) Data Management
6 2 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 2 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
7 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (6.25%) SIEM
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) VBScript
1 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (93.75%) Active Directory
2 13 (81.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (50.00%) VMware ESX
3 8 (50.00%) XenApp
3 8 (50.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 8 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (6.25%) NFS
5 1 (6.25%) iptables
5 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (6.25%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (12.50%) Tivoli
3 1 (6.25%) Nagios
3 1 (6.25%) MOM
3 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.25%) Opsview
3 1 (6.25%) Puppet
3 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (93.75%) VMware
3 12 (75.00%) Citrix
4 9 (56.25%) CheckPoint
5 8 (50.00%) Oracle
5 8 (50.00%) Cisco
5 8 (50.00%) EMC
5 8 (50.00%) Nortel
5 8 (50.00%) SolarWinds
6 4 (25.00%) Avaya
7 2 (12.50%) NetApp
8 1 (6.25%) SAP
8 1 (6.25%) ArcSight