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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Thin Client
Rank 471 432 432
Rank change year-on-year
-39 0
Contract jobs citing Thin Client 146 163 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.31% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.83% 0.99% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 106 76
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£300 £330 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £140 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £550 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £212 £300 £358
% change year-on-year
-29.45% -16.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 15
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.50 £12.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £21.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-1.75% -20.83%

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
17525 16502 17427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.63% 31.32% 30.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10780 10232 10133
Average daily rate £413 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 720 646 880
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.81 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -27.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 1 October 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
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 1 October 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 -30 135 £300 -9.09% 39
London +15 66 £393 -1.87% 11
City of London +32 25 £400 -24.70% 4
South East -11 21 £300 +27.65% 12
South West -22 18 £175 -12.50% 3
Devon -10 14 £175 +2.94%
North West -13 11 £234 -15.00% 4
Berkshire +23 10 £300 +3.44%
Reading +25 9 £300 +14.28%
East Midlands +10 8 - - 3
Scotland -1 8 £231 +65.17% 2
East of England -34 7 £275 -26.66% 2
Leicestershire - 7 - - 1
Kent - 4 £150 -
Leicester - 4 - - 1
Hampshire -15 3 £300 +9.09% 3
Bedfordshire -21 3 £275 -21.98%
Merseyside - 3 £335 - 1
Surrey - 3 £388 - 6
Liverpool - 3 £335 - 1
Luton - 3 £275 -
Edinburgh -4 2 - -
Yorkshire -8 2 £253 -34.77% 2
Dorking - 2 - - 6
Cheshire +4 1 - - 2
South Yorkshire +4 1 £105 -53.07%
York +2 1 £401 +3.35%
North Yorkshire +1 1 £401 +3.35%
Sheffield 0 1 £105 -53.07%
Colchester -6 1 - - 1

Thin Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 308 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 208 (67.53%) Windows
3 187 (60.71%) Citrix
4 140 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 116 (37.66%) Windows 7
6 111 (36.04%) Active Directory
7 106 (34.42%) VMware
8 96 (31.17%) VMware Infrastructure
9 91 (29.55%) ITIL
10 82 (26.62%) Windows Server 2008
11 72 (23.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 70 (22.73%) Firewall
13 66 (21.43%) Cisco
14 64 (20.78%) MS Office
15 63 (20.45%) DNS
16 62 (20.13%) HP
16 62 (20.13%) XenApp
17 61 (19.81%) MS Exchange
18 58 (18.83%) DHCP
19 56 (18.18%) CheckPoint
20 52 (16.88%) SAN
21 48 (15.58%) LAN
22 47 (15.26%) WAN
23 46 (14.94%) MS Excel
24 44 (14.29%) SCCM
25 43 (13.96%) Security Cleared
25 43 (13.96%) Finance
26 39 (12.66%) Blackberry
26 39 (12.66%) SharePoint
26 39 (12.66%) SLA

Thin Client
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (19.81%) MS Exchange
2 39 (12.66%) SharePoint
3 26 (8.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 19 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (3.25%) WebLogic
7 9 (2.92%) IBM Notes
8 7 (2.27%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.62%) IIS
9 5 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.62%) Oracle Application Server
9 5 (1.62%) Lync
10 4 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.65%) Site Server
12 2 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.32%) Content Management Server
13 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.32%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 64 (20.78%) MS Office
2 46 (14.94%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.97%) MS Project
4 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.95%) ION MarketView
1 6 (1.95%) RMDS
2 4 (1.30%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 2 (0.65%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.32%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.30%) Office 365
2 3 (0.97%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 70 (22.73%) Firewall
2 63 (20.45%) DNS
3 58 (18.83%) DHCP
4 52 (16.88%) SAN
5 48 (15.58%) LAN
6 47 (15.26%) WAN
7 34 (11.04%) BIG-IP
8 23 (7.47%) MPLS
9 21 (6.82%) DSL
9 21 (6.82%) Cisco PIX
10 20 (6.49%) TCP/IP
11 15 (4.87%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (4.55%) Network Security
12 14 (4.55%) VPN
13 13 (4.22%) BGP
13 13 (4.22%) NetScreen
13 13 (4.22%) OSPF
13 13 (4.22%) DMVPN
13 13 (4.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 13 (4.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.06%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 10 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.27%) EDRMS
5 6 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.62%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (1.62%) Cognos Impromptu
7 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Discoverer
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.32%) MySQL
10 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.27%) MSI
2 1 (0.32%) Toad
2 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (13.96%) Finance
2 21 (6.82%) Banking
3 10 (3.25%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.60%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.62%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.30%) Law
7 3 (0.97%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.97%) Back Office
7 3 (0.97%) Retail
8 2 (0.65%) Local Government
8 2 (0.65%) Legal
9 1 (0.32%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Publishing
9 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (22.40%) Analyst
2 28 (9.09%) Consultant
3 26 (8.44%) Support Engineer
4 25 (8.12%) Support Analyst
4 25 (8.12%) Desktop Support
4 25 (8.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 22 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
6 19 (6.17%) 3rd Line Support
7 17 (5.52%) Service Analyst
7 17 (5.52%) Service Desk Analyst
8 15 (4.87%) Security Specialist
9 13 (4.22%) Project Manager
9 13 (4.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 13 (4.22%) Network Specialist
9 13 (4.22%) Network Security Specialist
10 12 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
11 11 (3.57%) Architect
11 11 (3.57%) Operations Analyst
12 10 (3.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.52%) Middleware
2 15 (4.87%) Web Services
3 10 (3.25%) Application Packaging
4 7 (2.27%) Swing
4 7 (2.27%) HTML
4 7 (2.27%) CSS
5 6 (1.95%) JavaFX
5 6 (1.95%) RESTful
5 6 (1.95%) HTML5
5 6 (1.95%) Rendezvous
6 5 (1.62%) SOAP
6 5 (1.62%) Java EE
6 5 (1.62%) Ajax
6 5 (1.62%) REST
6 5 (1.62%) WebSockets
7 2 (0.65%) XML
7 2 (0.65%) .NET
8 1 (0.32%) MSMQ
8 1 (0.32%) JMS
8 1 (0.32%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 308 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 39 (12.66%) Blackberry
3 33 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.25%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.27%) Clustering
5 7 (2.27%) SWIFT
6 6 (1.95%) Open Source
6 6 (1.95%) Smartphone
6 6 (1.95%) Replication
6 6 (1.95%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.30%) Mobile Computing
7 4 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.97%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.97%) CMDB
8 3 (0.97%) PDA
8 3 (0.97%) EqualLogic
9 2 (0.65%) iSeries
9 2 (0.65%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.65%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 208 (67.53%) Windows
2 116 (37.66%) Windows 7
3 82 (26.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 72 (23.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 37 (12.01%) Windows XP
6 33 (10.71%) Linux
7 27 (8.77%) Solaris
8 20 (6.49%) UNIX
9 19 (6.17%) Windows 8
10 9 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (2.27%) AIX
13 5 (1.62%) HPUX
14 4 (1.30%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.30%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.30%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.97%) Android
16 2 (0.65%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.32%) NetWare
17 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (29.55%) ITIL
2 37 (12.01%) Service Management
3 36 (11.69%) Migration
4 19 (6.17%) PRINCE2
4 19 (6.17%) Service Delivery
5 18 (5.84%) Performance Management
6 16 (5.19%) Problem Management
7 15 (4.87%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (4.87%) BCP
8 14 (4.55%) E-Commerce
9 13 (4.22%) Configuration Management
10 12 (3.90%) Performance Testing
10 12 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (3.90%) Business Continuity
11 11 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (3.25%) Load Balancing
13 8 (2.60%) Line Management
13 8 (2.60%) Mentoring
13 8 (2.60%) Incident Management
13 8 (2.60%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.17%) SQL
2 16 (5.19%) C
3 14 (4.55%) Java
4 11 (3.57%) Perl
4 11 (3.57%) VB
5 9 (2.92%) PowerShell
6 8 (2.60%) Bourne shell
6 8 (2.60%) Korn
7 2 (0.65%) VBA
7 2 (0.65%) VBScript
8 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.32%) C#
Qualifications
1 43 (13.96%) Security Cleared
2 30 (9.74%) SC Cleared
3 25 (8.12%) ITIL Certification
4 21 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (5.84%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (4.55%) MCSE
7 13 (4.22%) CCNP
7 13 (4.22%) CCSE
8 11 (3.57%) Degree
9 10 (3.25%) Citrix Certification
10 8 (2.60%) CCA
11 7 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (1.62%) CCNA
12 5 (1.62%) HNC
12 5 (1.62%) DV Cleared
13 4 (1.30%) A+ Certification
14 3 (0.97%) MCP
14 3 (0.97%) MCDST
15 2 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
15 2 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (12.66%) SLA
2 5 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 111 (36.04%) Active Directory
2 96 (31.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (20.13%) XenApp
4 30 (9.74%) Hyper-V
5 25 (8.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 23 (7.47%) Xen
7 21 (6.82%) NLBS
8 17 (5.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 17 (5.52%) XenDesktop
9 16 (5.19%) VMware ESX
10 13 (4.22%) Terminal Services
11 11 (3.57%) vSphere
12 8 (2.60%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (2.60%) NFS
13 7 (2.27%) VMware Server
14 5 (1.62%) RHEV
14 5 (1.62%) KVM
15 4 (1.30%) XenServer
16 2 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
17 1 (0.32%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 44 (14.29%) SCCM
2 20 (6.49%) WSUS
3 9 (2.92%) Tivoli
4 8 (2.60%) NetBackup
4 8 (2.60%) Nagios
5 5 (1.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (1.62%) ARCserve
5 5 (1.62%) SCOM
6 4 (1.30%) DameWare
6 4 (1.30%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.97%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 3 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.97%) WhatsUp Gold
8 2 (0.65%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.65%) MOM
8 2 (0.65%) OpenView
9 1 (0.32%) Netcool
9 1 (0.32%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 187 (60.71%) Citrix
2 140 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 106 (34.42%) VMware
4 66 (21.43%) Cisco
5 62 (20.13%) HP
6 56 (18.18%) CheckPoint
7 30 (9.74%) Wyse
8 16 (5.19%) AppSense
9 14 (4.55%) F5
9 14 (4.55%) Oracle
9 14 (4.55%) Red Hat
10 13 (4.22%) Intel
10 13 (4.22%) Infoblox
10 13 (4.22%) Imperva
10 13 (4.22%) Blue Coat
11 12 (3.90%) IBM
11 12 (3.90%) Avaya
12 11 (3.57%) Dell
13 10 (3.25%) Altiris
13 10 (3.25%) Symantec
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