The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Thin Client in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Thin Client over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Thin Client
Rank 123 112 93
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -19
Contract jobs citing Thin Client 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 0.82% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
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£242 £80 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+202.50% -60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £263 £413
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £15.50 £14.51
% change year-on-year
+37.09% +6.82%
Thin Client
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
669 612 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.24% 26.45% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 284 192
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 50 47
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% +17.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -

Thin Client
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Thin Client across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Thin Client Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Thin Client
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Thin Client across the West Midlands region.

Thin Client Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Thin Client
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Thin Client across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Thin Client Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Thin Client
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Thin Client across the West Midlands region.

Thin Client Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Thin Client
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
Coventry - 2 £84 -
Birmingham -11 1 £400 +400.00% 2
Thin Client
England

Thin Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 5 (100.00%) MS Office
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (60.00%) Service Management
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) NHS
3 2 (40.00%) Terminal Server
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (40.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (40.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Office 365
4 1 (20.00%) NAS
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery

Thin Client
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (20.00%) NAS
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) Service Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Help Desk Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Services Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (40.00%) NHS
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Service Management
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Terminal Server
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) VMware