The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 3 months to 24 June 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
England / South West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 141
Contract jobs citing Terminal Services 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - - 0.097%
As % of the System Software category - - 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £201
% change year-on-year +11.82% +55.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.73 £28.50 £79.05
% change year-on-year -51.81% -63.94%  

Terminal Services is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 315 413 310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 11.77% 13.86% 9.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 238 162
Median daily rate £375 £393 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.45% +20.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £224 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £626 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 37 54
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +216.66% -25.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £11.09 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £34.70 £26.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

Terminal Services
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Terminal Services as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Terminal Services in the South West

Terminal Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Terminal Services in the South West

Terminal Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Terminal Services in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 across the South West region with a requirement for Terminal Services.

1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) HP UFT
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) F#
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) TeamCity
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) BDD

Terminal Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (66.67%) IIS
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) PuTTY
1 2 (66.67%) WinSCP
2 1 (33.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) HP UFT
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) SpecFlow
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (66.67%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
1 1 (33.33%) Lead Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Defect Tracking
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
1 2 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) F#
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Sophos