The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Thin Client in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Thin Client over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Thin Client
Rank 179 200 197
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -3
Contract jobs citing Thin Client 25 28 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.42% 0.38% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.22% 1.02% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 21
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£400 £473 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.47% +22.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £255 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £290 £361
% change year-on-year
-31.89% -19.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +51.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £13.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+23.63% -23.61%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2042 2745 2835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.37% 37.59% 37.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1529 2073 2103
Average daily rate £463 £475 £495
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 48 66
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.51% -11.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £35.90 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%

Thin Client
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Thin Client across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Thin Client Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Thin Client
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Thin Client across the City of London region.

Thin Client Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Thin Client
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Thin Client across the City of London region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Thin Client Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Thin Client
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Thin Client across the City of London region.

Thin Client Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Thin Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Thin Client 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 Thin Client.

1 45 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 29 (64.44%) Windows
2 29 (64.44%) Citrix
3 27 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 19 (42.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (42.22%) XenApp
4 19 (42.22%) Windows 7
5 18 (40.00%) VMware
6 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
6 17 (37.78%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (26.67%) Finance
9 11 (24.44%) Blackberry
9 11 (24.44%) MS Exchange
10 10 (22.22%) Java
10 10 (22.22%) MS Office
10 10 (22.22%) Cisco
11 9 (20.00%) HP
11 9 (20.00%) SAN
11 9 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (20.00%) ITIL
11 9 (20.00%) LAN
11 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (17.78%) SCCM
12 8 (17.78%) Hyper-V
12 8 (17.78%) Firewall
12 8 (17.78%) CheckPoint
12 8 (17.78%) WAN
12 8 (17.78%) Web Services

Thin Client
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Thin Client 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 Thin Client. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (24.44%) MS Exchange
2 9 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 4 (8.89%) WebSphere
4 4 (8.89%) WebLogic
4 4 (8.89%) JBoss
5 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.22%) MQSeries
6 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (11.11%) RMDS
1 5 (11.11%) ION MarketView
2 1 (2.22%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.00%) LAN
1 9 (20.00%) SAN
2 8 (17.78%) WAN
2 8 (17.78%) MPLS
2 8 (17.78%) Firewall
3 7 (15.56%) BIG-IP
4 6 (13.33%) DSL
5 3 (6.67%) DNS
5 3 (6.67%) NAS
6 2 (4.44%) DHCP
7 1 (2.22%) FTP
7 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.22%) VPN
7 1 (2.22%) Internet
7 1 (2.22%) VoIP
7 1 (2.22%) NetScreen
7 1 (2.22%) OSPF
7 1 (2.22%) BGP
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) EDRMS
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 12 (26.67%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Law
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Analyst
2 7 (15.56%) Developer
2 7 (15.56%) Support Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) Storage Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) Server Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) Architect
4 4 (8.89%) Consultant
4 4 (8.89%) SAN Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) Java Swing Developer
4 4 (8.89%) HP Storage Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) SCCM Specialist
5 3 (6.67%) Deployment Specialist
5 3 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) Web Services
2 5 (11.11%) Swing
2 5 (11.11%) Rendezvous
2 5 (11.11%) JavaFX
2 5 (11.11%) RESTful
2 5 (11.11%) HTML5
2 5 (11.11%) HTML
2 5 (11.11%) CSS
3 4 (8.89%) SOAP
3 4 (8.89%) REST
3 4 (8.89%) WebSockets
3 4 (8.89%) Ajax
3 4 (8.89%) Java EE
4 1 (2.22%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.22%) Silverlight
4 1 (2.22%) XML
4 1 (2.22%) XSD
4 1 (2.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 45 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 11 (24.44%) Blackberry
3 5 (11.11%) Fixed Income
4 4 (8.89%) Clustering
4 4 (8.89%) Replication
4 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.22%) Smartcard
6 1 (2.22%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 29 (64.44%) Windows
2 19 (42.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 19 (42.22%) Windows 7
3 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.67%) Linux
4 3 (6.67%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.44%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) ITIL
1 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (13.33%) Performance Management
2 6 (13.33%) Service Management
2 6 (13.33%) TDD
3 5 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 5 (11.11%) BDD
3 5 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 4 (8.89%) SOA
5 3 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (6.67%) Workflow
5 3 (6.67%) User Stories
6 2 (4.44%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.44%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.44%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.22%) BCP
7 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.22%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (2.22%) Perl
2 1 (2.22%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) VBScript
2 1 (2.22%) VBA
2 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.22%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.22%) CCSE
3 1 (2.22%) MOS
3 1 (2.22%) MCDST
3 1 (2.22%) MCITP
3 1 (2.22%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.22%) MCP
3 1 (2.22%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (42.22%) XenApp
3 17 (37.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (17.78%) Hyper-V
5 7 (15.56%) Xen
6 6 (13.33%) NLBS
6 6 (13.33%) vSphere
7 5 (11.11%) VMware Server
8 3 (6.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (6.67%) VMware ESX
9 1 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) SCCM
2 6 (13.33%) WSUS
3 4 (8.89%) Tivoli
3 4 (8.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.22%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 29 (64.44%) Citrix
2 18 (40.00%) VMware
3 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
4 10 (22.22%) Cisco
5 9 (20.00%) HP
6 8 (17.78%) CheckPoint
7 7 (15.56%) Wyse
8 5 (11.11%) TIBCO
8 5 (11.11%) IBM
8 5 (11.11%) ION Trading
9 4 (8.89%) Veeam
9 4 (8.89%) 3PAR
10 3 (6.67%) F5
10 3 (6.67%) Reuters
10 3 (6.67%) Bloomberg
11 2 (4.44%) NetApp
12 1 (2.22%) Nokia
12 1 (2.22%) Interwoven
12 1 (2.22%) Fidessa
12 1 (2.22%) CQG