The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Thin Client in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Thin Client over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Thin Client
Rank 488 409 457
Rank change year-on-year
-79 +48
Contract jobs citing Thin Client 121 177 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.32% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.71% 1.04% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 135 52
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£340 £260 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -38.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £113 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £430 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £263 £425
% change year-on-year
+23.57% -38.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 13
Average hourly rate £18.75 £16.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £14.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £35.15 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+158.06% +3.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16952 16963 14865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.32% 31.08% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10413 10531 8844
Average daily rate £420 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 649 663 636
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.78 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.74% -7.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Thin Client
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Thin Client Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Thin Client
Daily Rate Trend

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

Thin Client Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Thin Client
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Thin Client within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Thin Client Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Thin Client
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Thin Client Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Thin Client
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Thin Client within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Thin Client Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Thin Client
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Thin Client within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 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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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
England -74 108 £340 +36.00% 27
London +11 47 £413 +73.68% 1
City of London +17 18 £450 +28.57%
East of England +16 14 £288 -28.12% 2
South East -30 14 £300 -29.41% 6
North West -20 13 £325 +44.44% 8
Scotland -5 10 £300 -7.26%
Manchester +4 8 £325 +44.44% 3
Essex 0 8 £450 +12.50%
South West -3 8 £280 +60.00% 5
North Yorkshire -9 7 £401 -
York -10 7 £401 -
Yorkshire -32 7 £401 +0.12%
Glasgow -1 5 - -
Buckinghamshire -6 5 £351 -29.75%
Bedfordshire 0 4 £288 -21.76%
Merseyside -8 4 £130 -48.00%
Liverpool - 4 £130 -
Bristol +10 3 £280 -34.11%
Colchester +6 3 £425 +6.25%
Milton Keynes +3 3 £351 -29.75%
Devon -1 3 £213 +21.42% 2
Berkshire -5 3 £275 +40.12% 1
Ipswich +3 2 £200 - 1
Suffolk +3 2 £200 - 1
Surrey -5 2 £300 -14.28% 2
Birmingham -6 2 - - 3
East Midlands -17 2 £215 +19.44% 2
West Midlands -22 2 - - 3
Wiltshire - 2 £400 - 1

Thin Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 236 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 129 (54.66%) Windows
3 128 (54.24%) Citrix
4 113 (47.88%) VMware
5 98 (41.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 95 (40.25%) Microsoft
7 88 (37.29%) Active Directory
8 72 (30.51%) DNS
9 67 (28.39%) Windows 7
10 65 (27.54%) Cisco
10 65 (27.54%) ITIL
11 62 (26.27%) DHCP
12 59 (25.00%) Firewall
13 52 (22.03%) CheckPoint
13 52 (22.03%) MS Office
14 48 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
15 47 (19.92%) Linux
15 47 (19.92%) LAN
15 47 (19.92%) HP
16 44 (18.64%) MS Excel
16 44 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
17 43 (18.22%) BIG-IP
18 42 (17.80%) MS Exchange
19 41 (17.37%) E-Commerce
19 41 (17.37%) Windows Server 2003
20 38 (16.10%) Network Security
21 36 (15.25%) Cisco Certification
21 36 (15.25%) WAN
22 35 (14.83%) CCNP
22 35 (14.83%) Cisco ASA

Thin Client
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 42 (17.80%) MS Exchange
2 14 (5.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 13 (5.51%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (2.97%) Lync
8 5 (2.12%) WebLogic
8 5 (2.12%) WildFly
9 4 (1.69%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.69%) IIS
10 3 (1.27%) Site Server
11 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.85%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 52 (22.03%) MS Office
2 44 (18.64%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.85%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.42%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (2.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.85%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.85%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.42%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.69%) Office 365
2 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (30.51%) DNS
2 62 (26.27%) DHCP
3 59 (25.00%) Firewall
4 47 (19.92%) LAN
5 43 (18.22%) BIG-IP
6 38 (16.10%) Network Security
7 36 (15.25%) WAN
8 35 (14.83%) Cisco ASA
9 34 (14.41%) DMVPN
9 34 (14.41%) Cisco IOS
9 34 (14.41%) OSPF
9 34 (14.41%) BGP
9 34 (14.41%) NetScreen
9 34 (14.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 34 (14.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 30 (12.71%) SAN
11 16 (6.78%) VPN
12 14 (5.93%) Internet
13 12 (5.08%) TCP/IP
14 10 (4.24%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.12%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (2.12%) MySQL
2 5 (2.12%) Ingres
2 5 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (2.12%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.69%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.69%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.42%) DTS
5 1 (0.42%) MS Access
5 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.42%) Big Data
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.39%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.54%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.12%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.69%) MSI
5 3 (1.27%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.85%) Subversion
6 2 (0.85%) JIRA
6 2 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.42%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.42%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.42%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.42%) Selenium
General
1 30 (12.71%) Finance
2 8 (3.39%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.69%) Banking
4 3 (1.27%) Publishing
4 3 (1.27%) Law
4 3 (1.27%) Legal
5 2 (0.85%) Retail
5 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.42%) Electronics
6 1 (0.42%) Marketing
6 1 (0.42%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 36 (15.25%) Network Specialist
2 34 (14.41%) Security Specialist
2 34 (14.41%) Network Security Specialist
2 34 (14.41%) Analyst
3 26 (11.02%) Architect
4 20 (8.47%) Desktop Support
5 17 (7.20%) Administrator
6 16 (6.78%) Solutions Architect
7 14 (5.93%) Support Engineer
7 14 (5.93%) Consultant
8 13 (5.51%) 3rd Line Support
8 13 (5.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (5.51%) Systems Administrator
8 13 (5.51%) Support Analyst
8 13 (5.51%) Desktop Engineer
9 8 (3.39%) Technical Architect
10 7 (2.97%) Applications Manager
10 7 (2.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 7 (2.97%) Operations Analyst
10 7 (2.97%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.08%) Web Services
2 9 (3.81%) XML
3 7 (2.97%) .NET
4 5 (2.12%) J2EE
4 5 (2.12%) JMS
4 5 (2.12%) JSON
5 4 (1.69%) Application Packaging
6 3 (1.27%) Middleware
6 3 (1.27%) XSD
6 3 (1.27%) XSLT
7 2 (0.85%) HTML
8 1 (0.42%) XSL
8 1 (0.42%) CSS
8 1 (0.42%) SOAP
8 1 (0.42%) RESTful
8 1 (0.42%) Itk
8 1 (0.42%) WCF
8 1 (0.42%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 236 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 44 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (10.59%) Blackberry
4 10 (4.24%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.97%) Smartcard
5 7 (2.97%) BYOD
6 6 (2.54%) Smartphone
6 6 (2.54%) Clustering
7 4 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.69%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.69%) Replication
8 3 (1.27%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.27%) NHS
8 3 (1.27%) CMDB
8 3 (1.27%) CESG
9 2 (0.85%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.85%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (0.85%) SCADA
9 2 (0.85%) iPad
9 2 (0.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 129 (54.66%) Windows
2 67 (28.39%) Windows 7
3 48 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (19.92%) Linux
5 41 (17.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (10.17%) Windows XP
7 18 (7.63%) Windows 8
8 9 (3.81%) Windows Vista
9 7 (2.97%) UNIX
9 7 (2.97%) Solaris
10 6 (2.54%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.69%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.69%) CentOS
11 4 (1.69%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.27%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.42%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.42%) HPUX
14 1 (0.42%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (27.54%) ITIL
2 41 (17.37%) E-Commerce
3 27 (11.44%) Service Management
4 22 (9.32%) Line Management
4 22 (9.32%) Mentoring
5 21 (8.90%) ITSM
5 21 (8.90%) Load Balancing
6 20 (8.47%) Migration
7 19 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (6.78%) Project Management
9 14 (5.93%) Change Management
10 13 (5.51%) Business Continuity
11 12 (5.08%) Technical Architecture
11 12 (5.08%) Performance Management
11 12 (5.08%) Business Continuity Planning
12 11 (4.66%) PRINCE2
12 11 (4.66%) Problem Management
13 10 (4.24%) BCP
13 10 (4.24%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (9.75%) C
2 22 (9.32%) SQL
3 16 (6.78%) Java
4 15 (6.36%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.97%) Python
6 6 (2.54%) VBScript
7 5 (2.12%) Perl
8 4 (1.69%) C#
9 3 (1.27%) C++
9 3 (1.27%) VB
9 3 (1.27%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.27%) Ruby
10 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.42%) VBA
10 1 (0.42%) XPath
Qualifications
1 36 (15.25%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (14.83%) CCNP
3 34 (14.41%) CCSE
4 28 (11.86%) Security Cleared
5 20 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (6.36%) SC Cleared
7 13 (5.51%) Degree
8 12 (5.08%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (4.66%) MCSE
10 10 (4.24%) MCP
11 8 (3.39%) MCITP
12 7 (2.97%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (2.54%) DV Cleared
14 5 (2.12%) A+ Certification
14 5 (2.12%) MCDST
15 3 (1.27%) CCA
15 3 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 2 (0.85%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
16 2 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 2 (0.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.39%) QA
2 7 (2.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (2.97%) SLA
2 7 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.42%) TickIT
3 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.42%) HL7
3 1 (0.42%) DICOM
3 1 (0.42%) COBIT
System Software
1 98 (41.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (37.29%) Active Directory
3 33 (13.98%) Microsoft App-V
3 33 (13.98%) XenApp
4 25 (10.59%) Hyper-V
5 18 (7.63%) Xen
6 17 (7.20%) Terminal Services
7 16 (6.78%) vSphere
8 12 (5.08%) XenDesktop
8 12 (5.08%) BitLocker
9 11 (4.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 9 (3.81%) VMware Workstation
10 9 (3.81%) NLBS
11 6 (2.54%) VMware Server
11 6 (2.54%) VMware ESX
12 5 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (1.69%) VirtualBox
13 4 (1.69%) XenServer
14 3 (1.27%) Terminal Server
14 3 (1.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 32 (13.56%) SCCM
2 15 (6.36%) WSUS
3 7 (2.97%) HP SIM
4 6 (2.54%) Puppet
5 4 (1.69%) ZABBIX
5 4 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.69%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.27%) ARCserve
6 3 (1.27%) SCOM
6 3 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.42%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.42%) DameWare
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.42%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.42%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 128 (54.24%) Citrix
2 113 (47.88%) VMware
3 95 (40.25%) Microsoft
4 65 (27.54%) Cisco
5 52 (22.03%) CheckPoint
6 47 (19.92%) HP
7 35 (14.83%) F5
8 34 (14.41%) Infoblox
8 34 (14.41%) Imperva
8 34 (14.41%) Blue Coat
9 19 (8.05%) AppSense
10 17 (7.20%) Wyse
11 13 (5.51%) Oracle
12 10 (4.24%) Dell
12 10 (4.24%) Reuters
12 10 (4.24%) Bloomberg
13 9 (3.81%) SAP
14 8 (3.39%) Apple
14 8 (3.39%) McAfee
14 8 (3.39%) Symantec
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