The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Thin Client in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Thin Client over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Thin Client
Rank 89 75 80
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +5
Contract jobs citing Thin Client 3 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.21% 0.44% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.81% 1.68% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£145 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.38% -23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £175 £368
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -52.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £10.25 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.83% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.75 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-20.63% -13.69%
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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 Manchester region.

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
369 297 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.28% 25.98% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 163 174
Average daily rate £350 £319 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.71% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 24
Average hourly rate £14.63 £20.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.87% +48.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.11 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £32.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

Thin Client
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Thin Client Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Thin Client
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Thin Client Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Thin Client
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Thin Client Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Thin Client
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (75.00%) Line Management
2 3 (75.00%) CMDB
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) Dell
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Site Server
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Apple
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8

Thin Client
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (75.00%) Site Server
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (75.00%) CMDB
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
1 3 (75.00%) Line Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) Apple
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft