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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Thin Client
Rank 456 422 420
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -2
Contract jobs citing Thin Client 139 156 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.29% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.97% 1.12% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 91 81
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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 £175 £166 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £316 £360
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -12.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 10
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.25 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -12.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £10.49 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £19.58 £29.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £13.50 £11.84
% change year-on-year
+20.37% +14.02%

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
14390 13929 14463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.53% 26.13% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8615 8533 8398
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 621 795
Average hourly rate £18.53 £19.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -51 122 £300 -9.09% 28
London +26 53 £388 -11.42% 5
City of London +43 27 £400 -23.07% 3
South West -22 20 £175 -22.22% 2
South East +3 18 £300 -11.76% 7
Devon +2 16 £175 +6.06% 1
Exeter -1 13 £175 +6.06% 1
Scotland -3 12 £346 +147.31%
Berkshire +13 10 £290 -10.76% 2
East of England -39 10 £315 -17.10% 3
North West -12 9 £211 -24.61% 3
Reading +20 7 £295 - 2
Cambridge - 6 £343 -
Cambridgeshire - 6 £343 -
Leicestershire +8 5 £450 +350.00% 1
East Midlands +4 5 £450 +50.00% 3
Surrey +6 4 £344 +1.10% 2
Leicester +3 4 £450 +350.00%
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Cheshire -2 2 - - 1
Essex -7 2 £350 -12.50%
Hampshire -9 2 £294 -30.88% 2
Warrington -12 2 - -
Dorking - 2 - - 2
York +7 1 £401 +3.35%
North Yorkshire +1 1 £401 +3.35%
Birmingham -4 1 £113 -67.85% 4
Yorkshire -5 1 £401 +3.35% 1
Colchester -6 1 - -
Manchester -8 1 £170 - 1

Thin Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 300 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 194 (64.67%) Citrix
3 190 (63.33%) Windows
4 124 (41.33%) Microsoft
5 118 (39.33%) VMware
6 109 (36.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 102 (34.00%) Windows 7
8 96 (32.00%) ITIL
9 94 (31.33%) Active Directory
10 80 (26.67%) DNS
10 80 (26.67%) Firewall
11 75 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 74 (24.67%) DHCP
13 73 (24.33%) Cisco
14 67 (22.33%) MS Office
15 66 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
16 65 (21.67%) HP
17 63 (21.00%) XenApp
18 62 (20.67%) MS Exchange
19 61 (20.33%) CheckPoint
20 59 (19.67%) SAN
21 53 (17.67%) Security Cleared
22 52 (17.33%) LAN
23 48 (16.00%) WAN
24 46 (15.33%) MS Excel
25 44 (14.67%) Finance
26 41 (13.67%) SQL Server
27 40 (13.33%) Linux
27 40 (13.33%) Migration
27 40 (13.33%) SC Cleared

Thin Client
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 62 (20.67%) MS Exchange
2 36 (12.00%) SharePoint
3 24 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (7.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 17 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (3.67%) WebLogic
6 11 (3.67%) IBM Notes
7 8 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (2.67%) WebSphere
8 7 (2.33%) Oracle Application Server
9 4 (1.33%) Lync
9 4 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.00%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.00%) IIS
11 2 (0.67%) Site Server
11 2 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.33%) Content Management Server
12 1 (0.33%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.33%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 67 (22.33%) MS Office
2 46 (15.33%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.33%) MS Project
4 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.00%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.67%) RMDS
2 2 (0.67%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 2 (0.67%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.33%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.67%) Office 365
2 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 80 (26.67%) DNS
1 80 (26.67%) Firewall
2 74 (24.67%) DHCP
3 59 (19.67%) SAN
4 52 (17.33%) LAN
5 48 (16.00%) WAN
6 40 (13.33%) BIG-IP
7 25 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
8 24 (8.00%) BGP
8 24 (8.00%) NetScreen
8 24 (8.00%) OSPF
8 24 (8.00%) DMVPN
8 24 (8.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 24 (8.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 24 (8.00%) Network Security
8 24 (8.00%) Cisco IOS
9 22 (7.33%) VPN
10 21 (7.00%) TCP/IP
11 20 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
12 16 (5.33%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (13.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 12 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (3.00%) Crystal Reports
3 9 (3.00%) Cognos Impromptu
3 9 (3.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.00%) EDRMS
5 3 (1.00%) MySQL
6 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.33%) MSI
2 1 (0.33%) Toad
2 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.33%) InstallShield
General
1 44 (14.67%) Finance
2 18 (6.00%) Banking
3 10 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.67%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.00%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.00%) Retail
5 3 (1.00%) Local Government
6 2 (0.67%) Legal
7 1 (0.33%) Advertising
7 1 (0.33%) Law
7 1 (0.33%) Back Office
7 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (16.33%) Analyst
2 26 (8.67%) Security Specialist
3 24 (8.00%) Support Engineer
3 24 (8.00%) Network Specialist
3 24 (8.00%) Network Security Specialist
4 23 (7.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 22 (7.33%) Consultant
6 20 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 20 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
7 17 (5.67%) Support Analyst
8 16 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support
9 15 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
10 14 (4.67%) Project Manager
11 11 (3.67%) Service Desk Analyst
11 11 (3.67%) Technical Engineer
11 11 (3.67%) Service Analyst
12 10 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 10 (3.33%) Architect
12 10 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 8 (2.67%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.00%) Middleware
2 13 (4.33%) Web Services
3 7 (2.33%) Application Packaging
4 6 (2.00%) .NET
5 5 (1.67%) CSS
6 4 (1.33%) Ajax
6 4 (1.33%) Java EE
6 4 (1.33%) REST
6 4 (1.33%) WebSockets
6 4 (1.33%) SOAP
7 3 (1.00%) Swing
7 3 (1.00%) HTML
8 2 (0.67%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.67%) JavaFX
8 2 (0.67%) RESTful
8 2 (0.67%) HTML5
8 2 (0.67%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.67%) XML
9 1 (0.33%) MSMQ
9 1 (0.33%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 300 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 38 (12.67%) Blackberry
3 9 (3.00%) Client/Server
3 9 (3.00%) Open Source
4 8 (2.67%) Smartphone
4 8 (2.67%) Replication
5 7 (2.33%) Clustering
6 6 (2.00%) iPad
7 5 (1.67%) iPhone
7 5 (1.67%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.33%) Smartcard
9 3 (1.00%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.00%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.00%) EqualLogic
9 3 (1.00%) Mobile Computing
9 3 (1.00%) PDA
9 3 (1.00%) CMDB
10 2 (0.67%) PKI
10 2 (0.67%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.67%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 190 (63.33%) Windows
2 102 (34.00%) Windows 7
3 75 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 40 (13.33%) Linux
6 36 (12.00%) Windows XP
7 29 (9.67%) Solaris
8 15 (5.00%) Windows 8
9 14 (4.67%) UNIX
10 10 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (3.33%) AIX
11 7 (2.33%) HPUX
12 4 (1.33%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.33%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.00%) Android
14 2 (0.67%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (32.00%) ITIL
2 40 (13.33%) Migration
3 35 (11.67%) Service Management
4 30 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 24 (8.00%) E-Commerce
6 20 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 20 (6.67%) Project Management
7 16 (5.33%) Configuration Management
8 15 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (5.00%) Performance Testing
9 13 (4.33%) Performance Management
10 11 (3.67%) Problem Management
10 11 (3.67%) Load Balancing
11 9 (3.00%) Asset Management
12 7 (2.33%) Change Data Capture
12 7 (2.33%) Kalman Filter
12 7 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (2.00%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (2.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (2.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.33%) SQL
2 18 (6.00%) C
3 10 (3.33%) PowerShell
4 9 (3.00%) VB
5 8 (2.67%) Java
6 5 (1.67%) Perl
7 4 (1.33%) Korn
7 4 (1.33%) Bourne shell
8 2 (0.67%) VBScript
9 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 53 (17.67%) Security Cleared
2 40 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 32 (10.67%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
5 24 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (8.00%) CCNP
5 24 (8.00%) CCSE
6 14 (4.67%) MCSE
7 11 (3.67%) Degree
8 8 (2.67%) CCNA
9 6 (2.00%) MCDST
9 6 (2.00%) MCP
9 6 (2.00%) CCA
9 6 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (2.00%) A+ Certification
10 4 (1.33%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (1.33%) MCITP
10 4 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.33%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (11.67%) SLA
2 4 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.00%) QA
4 1 (0.33%) COBIT
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 109 (36.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 94 (31.33%) Active Directory
3 63 (21.00%) XenApp
4 29 (9.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 21 (7.00%) Hyper-V
6 19 (6.33%) Xen
7 18 (6.00%) VMware ESX
7 18 (6.00%) Terminal Services
8 16 (5.33%) NLBS
9 15 (5.00%) XenDesktop
10 14 (4.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 13 (4.33%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (2.67%) vSphere
13 7 (2.33%) KVM
13 7 (2.33%) RHEV
14 4 (1.33%) VMware Server
14 4 (1.33%) NFS
15 2 (0.67%) DFS Replication
16 1 (0.33%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 35 (11.67%) SCCM
2 15 (5.00%) WSUS
3 10 (3.33%) ARCserve
4 6 (2.00%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.67%) Tivoli
5 5 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (1.67%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.33%) Nagios
6 4 (1.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (1.00%) MOM
7 3 (1.00%) Netcool
7 3 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.00%) DameWare
7 3 (1.00%) WhatsUp Gold
7 3 (1.00%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.00%) Data Guard
7 3 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.67%) SCOM
8 2 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.67%) OpenView
Vendors
1 194 (64.67%) Citrix
2 124 (41.33%) Microsoft
3 118 (39.33%) VMware
4 73 (24.33%) Cisco
5 65 (21.67%) HP
6 61 (20.33%) CheckPoint
7 25 (8.33%) Blue Coat
8 24 (8.00%) Infoblox
8 24 (8.00%) Imperva
8 24 (8.00%) F5
9 22 (7.33%) Wyse
10 19 (6.33%) AppSense
11 18 (6.00%) Oracle
12 14 (4.67%) IBM
13 13 (4.33%) Red Hat
14 12 (4.00%) Dell
15 11 (3.67%) Lotus
16 10 (3.33%) Intel
17 9 (3.00%) Cognos
18 8 (2.67%) Veeam
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