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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Thin Client
Rank 464 441 449
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +8
Contract jobs citing Thin Client 142 151 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.81% 0.92% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 98 73
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£300 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £140 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £550 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £308 £358
% change year-on-year
-14.63% -13.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 13
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.20 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.25 £29.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+12.28% -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
17563 16365 17616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.55% 30.98% 29.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10675 10082 10211
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 735 654 892
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.88% -30.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -13 130 £300 -9.09% 37
London +20 57 £390 -13.33% 8
South East -1 23 £300 +20.00% 13
City of London +20 20 £395 -26.51% 5
South West -12 20 £175 -22.22% 5
Devon -6 16 £175 +6.06% 1
Berkshire +17 11 £300 -7.69% 1
East of England -41 10 £275 -26.66% 3
Reading +16 9 £300 - 1
Scotland -5 9 £347 +148.20%
East Midlands +9 8 - - 4
Leicestershire +10 7 - - 1
North West -11 7 £212 -23.03%
Leicester +9 4 - - 1
Surrey - 4 £344 - 4
Kent - 4 £150 -
Cardiff -6 3 £105 -72.00% 1
South Wales -9 3 £105 -72.00% 1
Wales -19 3 £105 -72.00% 1
Luton -19 3 £275 -
Bedfordshire -26 3 £275 -21.98%
Hampshire -5 2 £294 -30.88% 4
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Dorking - 2 - - 4
Cheshire +9 1 - -
York +2 1 £401 +3.35%
North Yorkshire -3 1 £401 +3.35%
Warrington -6 1 - -
Colchester -6 1 - -
Birmingham -8 1 £113 -16.66%

Thin Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 303 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 200 (66.01%) Windows
3 189 (62.38%) Citrix
4 130 (42.90%) Microsoft
5 108 (35.64%) VMware
6 106 (34.98%) Windows 7
7 102 (33.66%) Active Directory
8 99 (32.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 91 (30.03%) ITIL
10 76 (25.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 72 (23.76%) Firewall
12 70 (23.10%) DNS
13 68 (22.44%) Cisco
14 64 (21.12%) DHCP
14 64 (21.12%) Windows Server 2003
15 62 (20.46%) HP
16 57 (18.81%) XenApp
17 56 (18.48%) CheckPoint
17 56 (18.48%) MS Office
18 55 (18.15%) MS Exchange
19 52 (17.16%) SAN
20 47 (15.51%) LAN
21 44 (14.52%) MS Excel
21 44 (14.52%) WAN
21 44 (14.52%) Finance
22 42 (13.86%) Migration
23 41 (13.53%) Security Cleared
24 39 (12.87%) SCCM
24 39 (12.87%) SLA
24 39 (12.87%) Linux

Thin Client
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 55 (18.15%) MS Exchange
2 36 (11.88%) SharePoint
3 20 (6.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 20 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (3.63%) WebLogic
5 11 (3.63%) IBM Notes
6 9 (2.97%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (1.98%) Oracle Application Server
8 4 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.32%) IIS
8 4 (1.32%) Lync
9 3 (0.99%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.66%) Site Server
10 2 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.33%) Content Management Server
11 1 (0.33%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 56 (18.48%) MS Office
2 44 (14.52%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.32%) MS Project
4 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.32%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 3 (0.99%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.99%) RMDS
3 2 (0.66%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.33%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.65%) Office 365
2 3 (0.99%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 72 (23.76%) Firewall
2 70 (23.10%) DNS
3 64 (21.12%) DHCP
4 52 (17.16%) SAN
5 47 (15.51%) LAN
6 44 (14.52%) WAN
7 34 (11.22%) BIG-IP
8 22 (7.26%) Cisco PIX
9 20 (6.60%) TCP/IP
10 18 (5.94%) Cisco ASA
11 17 (5.61%) DMVPN
11 17 (5.61%) Network Security
11 17 (5.61%) Cisco IOS
11 17 (5.61%) VPN
11 17 (5.61%) MPLS
11 17 (5.61%) OSPF
11 17 (5.61%) BGP
11 17 (5.61%) DSL
11 17 (5.61%) NetScreen
11 17 (5.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.56%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.96%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.31%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (2.31%) EDRMS
5 5 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.65%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (1.65%) Cognos Impromptu
6 4 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.99%) MySQL
8 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.31%) MSI
2 1 (0.33%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.33%) Toad
General
1 44 (14.52%) Finance
2 18 (5.94%) Banking
3 10 (3.30%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.98%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.65%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.32%) Retail
7 3 (0.99%) Local Government
7 3 (0.99%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.99%) Back Office
8 2 (0.66%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) Law
9 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (19.80%) Analyst
2 26 (8.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (8.25%) Consultant
4 24 (7.92%) Support Engineer
5 21 (6.93%) Support Analyst
5 21 (6.93%) Desktop Support
6 19 (6.27%) Desktop Engineer
6 19 (6.27%) Security Specialist
7 17 (5.61%) Network Specialist
7 17 (5.61%) Network Security Specialist
7 17 (5.61%) 3rd Line Support
8 15 (4.95%) Service Desk Analyst
8 15 (4.95%) Service Analyst
9 14 (4.62%) Project Manager
10 13 (4.29%) Architect
11 11 (3.63%) 1st Line Support
12 10 (3.30%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 10 (3.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 9 (2.97%) Technical Consultant
14 7 (2.31%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.94%) Middleware
2 13 (4.29%) Web Services
3 10 (3.30%) Application Packaging
4 5 (1.65%) REST
4 5 (1.65%) WebSockets
4 5 (1.65%) Java EE
4 5 (1.65%) .NET
4 5 (1.65%) CSS
4 5 (1.65%) SOAP
4 5 (1.65%) Ajax
5 4 (1.32%) Swing
5 4 (1.32%) HTML
6 3 (0.99%) Rendezvous
6 3 (0.99%) JavaFX
6 3 (0.99%) RESTful
6 3 (0.99%) HTML5
7 2 (0.66%) XML
8 1 (0.33%) XSD
8 1 (0.33%) XSL
8 1 (0.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 303 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 34 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (10.56%) Blackberry
4 9 (2.97%) Client/Server
4 9 (2.97%) Replication
5 7 (2.31%) Clustering
5 7 (2.31%) Open Source
5 7 (2.31%) SWIFT
6 6 (1.98%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.32%) Mobile Computing
8 3 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.99%) EqualLogic
8 3 (0.99%) PDA
8 3 (0.99%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.99%) CMDB
8 3 (0.99%) Fixed Income
8 3 (0.99%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.99%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.66%) AS400
9 2 (0.66%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 200 (66.01%) Windows
2 106 (34.98%) Windows 7
3 76 (25.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 64 (21.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 39 (12.87%) Linux
6 32 (10.56%) Windows XP
7 29 (9.57%) Solaris
8 21 (6.93%) UNIX
9 16 (5.28%) Windows 8
10 12 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (2.64%) AIX
13 6 (1.98%) HPUX
14 4 (1.32%) Windows 2000
14 4 (1.32%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.32%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.99%) Android
16 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (30.03%) ITIL
2 42 (13.86%) Migration
3 33 (10.89%) Service Management
4 23 (7.59%) PRINCE2
5 19 (6.27%) Service Delivery
6 18 (5.94%) E-Commerce
7 14 (4.62%) Performance Management
8 13 (4.29%) Performance Testing
8 13 (4.29%) Configuration Management
8 13 (4.29%) Project Management
9 12 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (3.96%) Problem Management
10 11 (3.63%) Load Balancing
10 11 (3.63%) BCP
11 10 (3.30%) Line Management
11 10 (3.30%) Mentoring
12 9 (2.97%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (2.97%) Asset Management
13 8 (2.64%) TOGAF
13 8 (2.64%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.60%) C
1 20 (6.60%) SQL
2 12 (3.96%) VB
3 11 (3.63%) Java
4 9 (2.97%) Perl
5 8 (2.64%) Korn
5 8 (2.64%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.64%) Bourne shell
6 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.33%) C#
6 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (13.53%) Security Cleared
2 28 (9.24%) SC Cleared
3 26 (8.58%) ITIL Certification
4 24 (7.92%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (5.61%) CCSE
6 17 (5.61%) CCNP
7 16 (5.28%) MCSE
8 15 (4.95%) Degree
9 8 (2.64%) CCA
9 8 (2.64%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (2.31%) CCNA
11 6 (1.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (1.65%) HNC
13 4 (1.32%) ISEB
13 4 (1.32%) A+ Certification
13 4 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
13 4 (1.32%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.99%) MCDST
14 3 (0.99%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (12.87%) SLA
2 5 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.66%) QA
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 102 (33.66%) Active Directory
2 99 (32.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (18.81%) XenApp
4 26 (8.58%) Microsoft App-V
5 25 (8.25%) Hyper-V
6 20 (6.60%) Xen
7 17 (5.61%) NLBS
7 17 (5.61%) XenDesktop
8 16 (5.28%) VMware ESX
9 15 (4.95%) Terminal Services
10 13 (4.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 11 (3.63%) vSphere
11 11 (3.63%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (2.64%) NFS
13 6 (1.98%) KVM
13 6 (1.98%) RHEV
14 5 (1.65%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.99%) XenServer
16 1 (0.33%) DFS Replication
16 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 39 (12.87%) SCCM
2 17 (5.61%) WSUS
3 9 (2.97%) Tivoli
4 8 (2.64%) NetBackup
4 8 (2.64%) Nagios
5 6 (1.98%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.65%) ARCserve
6 5 (1.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (1.32%) SCOM
8 3 (0.99%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.99%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (0.99%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 3 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.99%) DameWare
9 2 (0.66%) OpenView
9 2 (0.66%) MOM
9 2 (0.66%) Netcool
9 2 (0.66%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 189 (62.38%) Citrix
2 130 (42.90%) Microsoft
3 108 (35.64%) VMware
4 68 (22.44%) Cisco
5 62 (20.46%) HP
6 56 (18.48%) CheckPoint
7 27 (8.91%) Wyse
8 17 (5.61%) IBM
8 17 (5.61%) Oracle
8 17 (5.61%) Blue Coat
8 17 (5.61%) Infoblox
8 17 (5.61%) Imperva
8 17 (5.61%) F5
9 15 (4.95%) Red Hat
10 14 (4.62%) AppSense
11 13 (4.29%) Intel
12 12 (3.96%) Avaya
13 11 (3.63%) Dell
13 11 (3.63%) Lotus
14 9 (2.97%) Symantec
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