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 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 460 416 378
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -38
Contract jobs citing Thin Client 132 155 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.30% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.80% 0.98% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 97 104
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£363 £290 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £132 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £450 £619
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £175 £368
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -52.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 10
Average hourly rate £13.87 £15.75 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.93% -14.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £12.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £30.00 £19.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.75 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-20.63% -13.69%

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
16471 15885 14405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.37% 31.03% 29.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10634 9829 8499
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 629 681 815
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
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

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -51 123 £360 +24.13% 21
London -20 52 £365 +18.69% 6
City of London +5 19 £413 +17.85% 1
Yorkshire +4 16 £394 +228.12%
South West -22 16 £170 -2.85% 1
North West -4 14 £240 +12.94% 4
South East -38 13 £185 -21.27% 7
North Yorkshire - 11 £401 -
York - 11 £401 -
Scotland -2 9 £384 -
East of England -13 7 £588 +30.55% 3
Hampshire -16 6 £160 +18.51% 1
Gloucestershire - 5 - -
East Midlands +8 4 £295 -
Cheshire +9 3 £315 - 2
Berkshire -6 3 £300 +3.44% 2
West Yorkshire -12 3 £275 +129.16%
Manchester -14 3 £145 -55.38% 1
Edinburgh -13 2 - -
Warrington -14 2 - - 1
Sheffield - 2 £253 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £253 -
Reading +12 1 £300 +3.44% 1
Essex -14 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £210 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £275 -
Dorset - 1 £375 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £150 -

Thin Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 273 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 185 (67.77%) Windows
3 151 (55.31%) Citrix
4 139 (50.92%) Microsoft
5 105 (38.46%) VMware
6 96 (35.16%) Active Directory
7 95 (34.80%) VMware Infrastructure
8 88 (32.23%) Windows 7
9 74 (27.11%) ITIL
10 71 (26.01%) Windows Server 2008
11 70 (25.64%) DNS
12 64 (23.44%) MS Office
12 64 (23.44%) Firewall
13 62 (22.71%) HP
14 61 (22.34%) Windows Server 2003
14 61 (22.34%) MS Excel
15 60 (21.98%) Cisco
16 58 (21.25%) MS Exchange
16 58 (21.25%) DHCP
17 56 (20.51%) SharePoint
18 54 (19.78%) XenApp
19 51 (18.68%) CheckPoint
20 44 (16.12%) Finance
21 42 (15.38%) SCCM
22 41 (15.02%) Analytical Skills
23 40 (14.65%) Windows XP
24 38 (13.92%) Blackberry
24 38 (13.92%) Linux
24 38 (13.92%) SLA
25 34 (12.45%) SAN

Thin Client
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 58 (21.25%) MS Exchange
2 56 (20.51%) SharePoint
3 20 (7.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 19 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (6.23%) Exchange Server 2003
6 13 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (2.56%) IIS
9 6 (2.20%) WebLogic
9 6 (2.20%) Lync
10 5 (1.83%) Oracle Application Server
11 4 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (1.10%) Site Server
13 2 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.73%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.37%) MQSeries
14 1 (0.37%) JBoss
14 1 (0.37%) Content Management Server
14 1 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 64 (23.44%) MS Office
2 61 (22.34%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.56%) RMDS
1 7 (2.56%) ION MarketView
2 3 (1.10%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.10%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.10%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 70 (25.64%) DNS
2 64 (23.44%) Firewall
3 58 (21.25%) DHCP
4 34 (12.45%) SAN
5 29 (10.62%) LAN
6 25 (9.16%) WAN
6 25 (9.16%) BIG-IP
7 24 (8.79%) Cisco PIX
8 21 (7.69%) Network Security
9 19 (6.96%) TCP/IP
10 17 (6.23%) VPN
11 16 (5.86%) Internet
11 16 (5.86%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (5.49%) DMVPN
12 15 (5.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 15 (5.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 15 (5.49%) NetScreen
12 15 (5.49%) OSPF
12 15 (5.49%) BGP
12 15 (5.49%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (3.66%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.56%) EDRMS
5 6 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.73%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.37%) DTS
8 1 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.37%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 7 (2.56%) MSI
2 3 (1.10%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.37%) Toad
General
1 44 (16.12%) Finance
2 10 (3.66%) Banking
3 9 (3.30%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.20%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.83%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.47%) Law
6 4 (1.47%) Publishing
7 3 (1.10%) Retail
8 2 (0.73%) Back Office
9 1 (0.37%) Legal
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (21.25%) Analyst
2 39 (14.29%) Consultant
3 28 (10.26%) Support Analyst
4 25 (9.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 22 (8.06%) Support Engineer
6 19 (6.96%) Desktop Support
7 16 (5.86%) Service Analyst
7 16 (5.86%) Desktop Engineer
7 16 (5.86%) Security Specialist
8 15 (5.49%) Service Desk Analyst
8 15 (5.49%) Architect
8 15 (5.49%) Network Specialist
8 15 (5.49%) Network Security Specialist
9 13 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
9 13 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
10 12 (4.40%) 1st Line Support
10 12 (4.40%) Developer
11 11 (4.03%) Help Desk Analyst
11 11 (4.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 10 (3.66%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.76%) Web Services
2 12 (4.40%) Application Packaging
3 10 (3.66%) Middleware
4 9 (3.30%) CSS
5 8 (2.93%) HTML
6 7 (2.56%) Swing
6 7 (2.56%) JavaFX
6 7 (2.56%) RESTful
6 7 (2.56%) HTML5
6 7 (2.56%) Rendezvous
7 3 (1.10%) .NET
7 3 (1.10%) XML
8 2 (0.73%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.37%) MSMQ
9 1 (0.37%) Ajax
9 1 (0.37%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 1 (0.37%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.37%) Java EE
9 1 (0.37%) XSD
9 1 (0.37%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 273 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 41 (15.02%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (13.92%) Blackberry
4 15 (5.49%) Smartphone
5 13 (4.76%) Smartcard
6 7 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.56%) SWIFT
6 7 (2.56%) Fixed Income
6 7 (2.56%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.20%) Clustering
8 5 (1.83%) Replication
8 5 (1.83%) Open Source
8 5 (1.83%) CMDB
9 4 (1.47%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.10%) iPad
10 3 (1.10%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.73%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.73%) AS400
11 2 (0.73%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 185 (67.77%) Windows
2 88 (32.23%) Windows 7
3 71 (26.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 61 (22.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 40 (14.65%) Windows XP
6 38 (13.92%) Linux
7 29 (10.62%) Solaris
8 20 (7.33%) UNIX
9 19 (6.96%) Windows 8
10 16 (5.86%) Windows Vista
11 14 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (2.56%) Windows 2000
14 5 (1.83%) AIX
14 5 (1.83%) HPUX
15 3 (1.10%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.73%) Android
16 2 (0.73%) NetWare
16 2 (0.73%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.37%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (27.11%) ITIL
2 23 (8.42%) E-Commerce
3 22 (8.06%) Service Management
4 18 (6.59%) Migration
5 17 (6.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (5.49%) BCP
7 14 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (5.13%) Load Balancing
8 12 (4.40%) Configuration Management
8 12 (4.40%) Business Continuity
9 10 (3.66%) PRINCE2
9 10 (3.66%) Problem Management
9 10 (3.66%) Performance Management
10 9 (3.30%) Service Delivery
10 9 (3.30%) TDD
10 9 (3.30%) Line Management
11 8 (2.93%) Project Management
11 8 (2.93%) BDD
11 8 (2.93%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (2.56%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.96%) C
2 17 (6.23%) SQL
3 15 (5.49%) PowerShell
4 12 (4.40%) Java
4 12 (4.40%) Perl
5 10 (3.66%) VB
6 9 (3.30%) Bourne shell
6 9 (3.30%) Korn
7 6 (2.20%) VBScript
8 3 (1.10%) VBA
9 2 (0.73%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.73%) C#
10 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 29 (10.62%) Security Cleared
2 28 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
4 19 (6.96%) SC Cleared
5 18 (6.59%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (5.49%) MCSE
6 15 (5.49%) CCNP
6 15 (5.49%) CCSE
7 14 (5.13%) Degree
8 13 (4.76%) MCITP
8 13 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
9 12 (4.40%) MCP
9 12 (4.40%) MCDST
10 11 (4.03%) A+ Certification
11 10 (3.66%) CCA
12 8 (2.93%) DV Cleared
13 6 (2.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (2.20%) HNC
14 3 (1.10%) CCNA
14 3 (1.10%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (13.92%) SLA
2 5 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 96 (35.16%) Active Directory
2 95 (34.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (19.78%) XenApp
4 25 (9.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 24 (8.79%) Hyper-V
6 17 (6.23%) vSphere
7 16 (5.86%) XenDesktop
8 15 (5.49%) Xen
9 14 (5.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 11 (4.03%) Terminal Services
10 11 (4.03%) VMware ESX
11 10 (3.66%) NLBS
12 9 (3.30%) NFS
13 8 (2.93%) VMware Server
13 8 (2.93%) XenServer
14 6 (2.20%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (1.83%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (1.83%) KVM
15 5 (1.83%) RHEV
16 1 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 42 (15.38%) SCCM
2 13 (4.76%) WSUS
3 9 (3.30%) SCOM
3 9 (3.30%) NetBackup
3 9 (3.30%) Tivoli
3 9 (3.30%) Nagios
4 6 (2.20%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (1.47%) HP SIM
7 3 (1.10%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 3 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (1.10%) DameWare
7 3 (1.10%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.73%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.73%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.73%) MOM
8 2 (0.73%) OpenView
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.37%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 151 (55.31%) Citrix
2 139 (50.92%) Microsoft
3 105 (38.46%) VMware
4 62 (22.71%) HP
5 60 (21.98%) Cisco
6 51 (18.68%) CheckPoint
7 19 (6.96%) Wyse
8 18 (6.59%) F5
9 17 (6.23%) Reuters
9 17 (6.23%) Bloomberg
10 15 (5.49%) Red Hat
10 15 (5.49%) AppSense
10 15 (5.49%) Blue Coat
10 15 (5.49%) Infoblox
10 15 (5.49%) Imperva
11 13 (4.76%) Altiris
12 11 (4.03%) Oracle
13 10 (3.66%) Dell
13 10 (3.66%) EMC
13 10 (3.66%) CQG
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