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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Terminal Services
Rank 121 128 138
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +10
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 16 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.11% 0.065%
As % of the System Software category 5.54% 1.02% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £263 £155
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +69.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £9.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +31.57%
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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
289 293 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.02% 10.64% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 123 126
Average daily rate £305 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £164 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £420 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 60 48
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.61% +37.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £41.11 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.80 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+4.43% -4.24%

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
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 27 November 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 15 £313 - 2
Cheshire +3 1 £338 +22.72%
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Terminal Services
England

Terminal Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 17 (80.95%) Citrix
2 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
3 11 (52.38%) Windows
3 11 (52.38%) Change Control
4 10 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (47.62%) VMware
4 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
5 9 (42.86%) Migration
5 9 (42.86%) Replication
6 8 (38.10%) SAN
6 8 (38.10%) IIS
7 7 (33.33%) Solaris
7 7 (33.33%) UNIX
7 7 (33.33%) EMC
7 7 (33.33%) VMware ESX
7 7 (33.33%) Clustering
7 7 (33.33%) Celerra
7 7 (33.33%) Hyper-V
7 7 (33.33%) NAS
7 7 (33.33%) iSCSI
7 7 (33.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 7 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (9.52%) Life Science
8 2 (9.52%) SCCM
8 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (9.52%) Veeam
8 2 (9.52%) vSphere
8 2 (9.52%) XenApp
8 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 8 (38.10%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) SAN
2 7 (33.33%) NAS
2 7 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 7 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (9.52%) VoIP
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.76%) Subversion
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Citrix Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Server Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Server Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) DevOps Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.76%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Technician
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Report Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Replication
2 7 (33.33%) Clustering
2 7 (33.33%) Celerra
3 2 (9.52%) Life Science
4 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Solaris
2 7 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Change Control
2 9 (42.86%) Migration
3 1 (4.76%) DevOps
3 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.76%) Scrum
3 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Python
1 1 (4.76%) Java
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
1 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
1 1 (4.76%) VB
1 1 (4.76%) VBA
1 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
1 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
System Software
1 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 10 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 7 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 7 (33.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (9.52%) vSphere
4 2 (9.52%) XenApp
5 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Citrix
2 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 10 (47.62%) VMware
4 7 (33.33%) EMC
5 2 (9.52%) Veeam
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco
6 1 (4.76%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) Wyse
6 1 (4.76%) Kofax