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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Terminal Services
Rank 142 129 118
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -11
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% 0.066% 0.040%
As % of the System Software category 1.19% 0.65% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£203 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £380 £180
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +111.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £79.05 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+295.25% +5.26%
Terminal Services
England

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
419 307 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.52% 10.19% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 145 91
Average daily rate £300 £275 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £351 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 45 64
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.14 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

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 6 July 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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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
Merseyside - 4 - -
Lancashire - 1 £203 -
Terminal Services
England

Terminal Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (95.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (95.00%) Windows
3 18 (90.00%) VMware
4 16 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (75.00%) WAN
5 15 (75.00%) Citrix
6 11 (55.00%) Firewall
6 11 (55.00%) Clustering
7 10 (50.00%) Migration
7 10 (50.00%) NAS
8 9 (45.00%) iSCSI
8 9 (45.00%) Fibre Channel
8 9 (45.00%) Business Continuity
8 9 (45.00%) Replication
8 9 (45.00%) SAN
8 9 (45.00%) CheckPoint
8 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
8 9 (45.00%) ITIL
8 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
8 9 (45.00%) IIS
9 8 (40.00%) Oracle
9 8 (40.00%) UNIX
9 8 (40.00%) Solaris
9 8 (40.00%) DHCP
9 8 (40.00%) DNS
9 8 (40.00%) Cisco
9 8 (40.00%) DMZ
9 8 (40.00%) Internet
9 8 (40.00%) EMC

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (45.00%) IIS
2 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (35.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) WAN
2 11 (55.00%) Firewall
3 10 (50.00%) NAS
4 9 (45.00%) iSCSI
4 9 (45.00%) Fibre Channel
4 9 (45.00%) SAN
5 8 (40.00%) DMZ
5 8 (40.00%) Internet
5 8 (40.00%) MPLS
5 8 (40.00%) OSPF
5 8 (40.00%) BGP
5 8 (40.00%) EIGRP
5 8 (40.00%) DNS
5 8 (40.00%) DHCP
5 8 (40.00%) VPLS
5 8 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (40.00%) Wireless
6 7 (35.00%) LAN
7 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
8 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (40.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) MySQL
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Architect
2 7 (35.00%) Technical Architect
2 7 (35.00%) Administrator
2 7 (35.00%) Desktop Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Clustering
2 9 (45.00%) Replication
3 8 (40.00%) Thin Client
3 8 (40.00%) Fat Client
3 8 (40.00%) Celerra
3 8 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (40.00%) EMC VNX
4 2 (10.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (5.00%) DTV
5 1 (5.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Solaris
2 8 (40.00%) UNIX
3 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 2000
6 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Migration
2 9 (45.00%) Business Continuity
2 9 (45.00%) ITIL
3 8 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 8 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (35.00%) Change Control
5 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Data Management
5 2 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.00%) SIEM
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) VBScript
1 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.00%) Ruby
2 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.00%) Python
2 1 (5.00%) Perl
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) MCP
1 7 (35.00%) Citrix Certification
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (95.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 8 (40.00%) XenApp
3 8 (40.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 8 (40.00%) VMware ESX
4 7 (35.00%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (5.00%) Samba
5 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.00%) iptables
5 1 (5.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (10.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (5.00%) MOM
3 1 (5.00%) Nagios
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) Puppet
3 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.00%) Opsview
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (90.00%) VMware
3 15 (75.00%) Citrix
4 9 (45.00%) CheckPoint
5 8 (40.00%) Cisco
5 8 (40.00%) EMC
5 8 (40.00%) Nortel
5 8 (40.00%) Oracle
5 8 (40.00%) SolarWinds
6 4 (20.00%) Avaya
7 2 (10.00%) NetApp
8 1 (5.00%) SAP
8 1 (5.00%) ArcSight