The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Thin Client in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Thin Client over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Thin Client
Rank 45 26 42
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +16
Contract jobs citing Thin Client 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.72% 1.03% 0.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.27% 4.55% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£240 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £295 £370
% change year-on-year
-33.05% -20.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%
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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 Lancashire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
132 44 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 31.58% 22.56% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 18 36
Average daily rate £360 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £179 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £341 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 6
Average hourly rate £31.40 £12.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+161.66% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.99 £10.00 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.00 £20.50 £32.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

Thin Client
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Thin Client Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Thin Client
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Thin Client Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Thin Client
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Thin Client Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Thin Client
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 11 (100.00%) Citrix
1 11 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (81.82%) Windows 7
4 8 (72.73%) 3G
4 8 (72.73%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (63.64%) DHCP
5 7 (63.64%) DNS
6 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
7 4 (36.36%) SCCM
7 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
7 4 (36.36%) SMS
7 4 (36.36%) XenApp
8 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
8 1 (9.09%) NHS

Thin Client
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) 3G
1 8 (72.73%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (63.64%) DHCP
2 7 (63.64%) DNS
3 4 (36.36%) SMS
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Desktop Support
2 6 (54.55%) Support Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (81.82%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Citrix