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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Thin Client
Rank 451 414 385
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -29
Contract jobs citing Thin Client 151 171 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.33% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.87% 1.05% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 107 95
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£300 £290 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £137 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £475 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £235 £370
% change year-on-year
-8.51% -36.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 20
Average hourly rate £14.25 £15.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.88 £12.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.45 £22.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.91% -15.27%

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
17390 16344 15219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.15% 31.57% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11141 10201 8877
Average daily rate £410 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 680 680 844
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +1.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.48 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.35% -2.50%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014. 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 -72 139 £300 +3.44% 27
London -15 69 £340 +13.14% 6
City of London +21 20 £343 -19.41% 3
South West -18 20 £175 - 2
South East -38 17 £160 -31.91% 8
Devon -10 13 £170 -2.85%
Scotland -3 11 £350 -
North West +6 10 £240 +12.94% 4
East Midlands +5 8 £275 -17.91% 1
Yorkshire -1 8 £400 +3.29% 3
East of England -13 6 £588 +78.03% 2
Berkshire +2 5 £300 +3.44%
Hampshire -24 5 £160 +23.07% 5
Gloucestershire - 5 - -
Reading +9 4 £300 +3.44%
York +7 3 £401 +3.35%
North Yorkshire +2 3 £401 +3.35% 1
Kent - 3 £150 - 2
West Yorkshire - 3 £275 - 1
Cheshire +7 2 £315 +125.00% 1
South Yorkshire 0 2 £253 - 1
Sheffield -5 2 £253 - 1
Liverpool - 2 £150 -
Merseyside - 2 £150 -
Derbyshire +9 1 £275 -17.91%
Fareham -4 1 £160 +28.00% 1
Warrington -15 1 - - 1
Essex -16 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £375 - 1
Nottingham - 1 - - 1

Thin Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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.

1 283 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 202 (71.38%) Windows
3 154 (54.42%) Citrix
4 149 (52.65%) Microsoft
5 104 (36.75%) Windows 7
6 102 (36.04%) Active Directory
7 97 (34.28%) VMware
8 89 (31.45%) VMware Infrastructure
9 83 (29.33%) ITIL
10 76 (26.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 69 (24.38%) MS Office
12 66 (23.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 62 (21.91%) MS Excel
14 61 (21.55%) MS Exchange
14 61 (21.55%) HP
15 59 (20.85%) XenApp
16 58 (20.49%) DNS
17 57 (20.14%) SharePoint
18 56 (19.79%) Firewall
19 54 (19.08%) Cisco
20 49 (17.31%) DHCP
21 46 (16.25%) Finance
22 45 (15.90%) Blackberry
22 45 (15.90%) CheckPoint
23 44 (15.55%) SCCM
24 41 (14.49%) SLA
24 41 (14.49%) Windows XP
25 40 (14.13%) SAN
26 39 (13.78%) Security Cleared
27 36 (12.72%) LAN

Thin Client
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 61 (21.55%) MS Exchange
2 57 (20.14%) SharePoint
3 26 (9.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 18 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (3.89%) WebLogic
7 9 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (2.83%) IIS
9 6 (2.12%) Oracle Application Server
9 6 (2.12%) WebSphere
9 6 (2.12%) Lync
10 5 (1.77%) JBoss
11 4 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.71%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.35%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.35%) Content Management Server
13 1 (0.35%) Site Server
13 1 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 69 (24.38%) MS Office
2 62 (21.91%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.35%) MS Project
3 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.47%) ION MarketView
1 7 (2.47%) RMDS
2 4 (1.41%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 3 (1.06%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.35%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.06%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (20.49%) DNS
2 56 (19.79%) Firewall
3 49 (17.31%) DHCP
4 40 (14.13%) SAN
5 36 (12.72%) LAN
6 32 (11.31%) WAN
7 26 (9.19%) Cisco PIX
8 18 (6.36%) TCP/IP
8 18 (6.36%) BIG-IP
9 17 (6.01%) Internet
9 17 (6.01%) MPLS
10 15 (5.30%) DSL
10 15 (5.30%) Wireless
10 15 (5.30%) VPN
11 10 (3.53%) FTP
12 8 (2.83%) 3G
13 7 (2.47%) NetScaler
14 6 (2.12%) Network Security
14 6 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (1.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (3.89%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.47%) EDRMS
5 6 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.71%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.35%) Cognos Impromptu
9 1 (0.35%) DTS
9 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (2.47%) MSI
2 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.35%) Toad
General
1 46 (16.25%) Finance
2 12 (4.24%) Banking
3 10 (3.53%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.83%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.77%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.77%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.41%) Publishing
6 4 (1.41%) Law
7 3 (1.06%) Back Office
8 2 (0.71%) Retail
8 2 (0.71%) Legal
9 1 (0.35%) Advertising
9 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Marketing
9 1 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 71 (25.09%) Analyst
2 37 (13.07%) Consultant
3 32 (11.31%) Support Analyst
4 26 (9.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (7.42%) Support Engineer
6 20 (7.07%) Desktop Support
7 19 (6.71%) Desktop Engineer
8 15 (5.30%) Architect
8 15 (5.30%) Service Analyst
9 14 (4.95%) Technical Consultant
9 14 (4.95%) Service Desk Analyst
10 13 (4.59%) Help Desk Analyst
10 13 (4.59%) 1st Line Support
11 12 (4.24%) Developer
11 12 (4.24%) 3rd Line Support
12 11 (3.89%) Operations Analyst
12 11 (3.89%) Help Desk Support
12 11 (3.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 11 (3.89%) 2nd Line Support
13 10 (3.53%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.01%) Web Services
2 13 (4.59%) Application Packaging
2 13 (4.59%) Middleware
3 9 (3.18%) CSS
3 9 (3.18%) HTML
4 8 (2.83%) Swing
5 7 (2.47%) Rendezvous
5 7 (2.47%) RESTful
5 7 (2.47%) HTML5
5 7 (2.47%) JavaFX
6 5 (1.77%) SOAP
6 5 (1.77%) REST
6 5 (1.77%) WebSockets
6 5 (1.77%) Java EE
6 5 (1.77%) Ajax
7 3 (1.06%) XML
8 2 (0.71%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.71%) .NET
9 1 (0.35%) MSMQ
9 1 (0.35%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 283 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 45 (15.90%) Blackberry
3 35 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.65%) Smartphone
5 11 (3.89%) Smartcard
6 7 (2.47%) Fixed Income
6 7 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.47%) SWIFT
7 6 (2.12%) Open Source
7 6 (2.12%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.12%) Clustering
8 5 (1.77%) Replication
9 4 (1.41%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.06%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (1.06%) iPad
10 3 (1.06%) CMDB
10 3 (1.06%) PDA
11 2 (0.71%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.71%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 202 (71.38%) Windows
2 104 (36.75%) Windows 7
3 76 (26.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (23.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (14.49%) Windows XP
6 32 (11.31%) Solaris
7 25 (8.83%) Linux
8 22 (7.77%) Windows 8
9 21 (7.42%) UNIX
10 15 (5.30%) Windows Vista
11 11 (3.89%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (2.47%) AIX
14 6 (2.12%) HPUX
15 5 (1.77%) Windows 2000
16 4 (1.41%) Apple iOS
16 4 (1.41%) Android
17 2 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.71%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (29.33%) ITIL
2 28 (9.89%) Service Management
3 17 (6.01%) Migration
4 16 (5.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 16 (5.65%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (5.30%) Performance Management
5 15 (5.30%) Configuration Management
5 15 (5.30%) BCP
6 14 (4.95%) Problem Management
7 12 (4.24%) Business Continuity
7 12 (4.24%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (3.89%) PRINCE2
9 9 (3.18%) Service Delivery
9 9 (3.18%) E-Commerce
9 9 (3.18%) TDD
10 8 (2.83%) TOGAF
10 8 (2.83%) Load Balancing
10 8 (2.83%) Performance Testing
10 8 (2.83%) BDD
10 8 (2.83%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.30%) Java
1 15 (5.30%) SQL
2 12 (4.24%) Perl
2 12 (4.24%) C
2 12 (4.24%) VB
2 12 (4.24%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.18%) Bourne shell
3 9 (3.18%) Korn
4 3 (1.06%) VBScript
4 3 (1.06%) VBA
5 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.35%) C#
6 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 39 (13.78%) Security Cleared
2 31 (10.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (8.83%) ITIL Certification
3 25 (8.83%) SC Cleared
4 17 (6.01%) MCSE
5 13 (4.59%) MCITP
5 13 (4.59%) A+ Certification
5 13 (4.59%) Citrix Certification
5 13 (4.59%) MCP
6 12 (4.24%) MCDST
6 12 (4.24%) Degree
7 10 (3.53%) CCA
8 8 (2.83%) DV Cleared
9 7 (2.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (2.12%) HNC
11 4 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.06%) CCNP
12 3 (1.06%) CCNA
12 3 (1.06%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (14.49%) SLA
2 5 (1.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 102 (36.04%) Active Directory
2 89 (31.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (20.85%) XenApp
4 31 (10.95%) Microsoft App-V
5 27 (9.54%) Hyper-V
6 20 (7.07%) Xen
7 18 (6.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 15 (5.30%) NLBS
9 13 (4.59%) vSphere
10 12 (4.24%) VMware ESX
10 12 (4.24%) XenDesktop
11 11 (3.89%) Terminal Services
12 9 (3.18%) NFS
13 8 (2.83%) VMware Server
14 7 (2.47%) XenServer
14 7 (2.47%) Oracle RAC
15 6 (2.12%) RHEV
15 6 (2.12%) KVM
16 3 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 44 (15.55%) SCCM
2 16 (5.65%) WSUS
3 9 (3.18%) NetBackup
3 9 (3.18%) Nagios
3 9 (3.18%) Tivoli
3 9 (3.18%) SCOM
4 5 (1.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (1.41%) HP SIM
5 4 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.41%) DameWare
6 3 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (1.06%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 3 (1.06%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.71%) MOM
7 2 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.71%) OpenView
7 2 (0.71%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.35%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 154 (54.42%) Citrix
2 149 (52.65%) Microsoft
3 97 (34.28%) VMware
4 61 (21.55%) HP
5 54 (19.08%) Cisco
6 45 (15.90%) CheckPoint
7 21 (7.42%) Wyse
8 18 (6.36%) AppSense
9 15 (5.30%) Reuters
9 15 (5.30%) Bloomberg
9 15 (5.30%) Red Hat
10 14 (4.95%) Altiris
11 13 (4.59%) Oracle
12 12 (4.24%) Dell
13 10 (3.53%) EMC
13 10 (3.53%) IBM
13 10 (3.53%) CQG
14 9 (3.18%) Intel
14 9 (3.18%) Isilon
15 8 (2.83%) Veeam
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