Period
to 18 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Thin Client in contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Thin Client over the 6 months to 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Thin Client
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 513 566 546
Rank change year-on-year +53 -20 +14
Contract jobs citing Thin Client 149 76 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.27% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.88% 0.48% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 38 66
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £208 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +75.90% -36.64% +13.91%
10th Percentile £120 £108 £202
90th Percentile £514 £388 £569
UK median daily rate £350 £225 £350
% change year-on-year +55.56% -35.71% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +4.07% -3.06%
10th Percentile £12.23 £13.51 £10.84
90th Percentile £28.25 £24.20 £27.18
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% -5.88%

Thin Client is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 16,845 15,849 19,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 30.71% 30.34% 32.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,967 9,532 11,572
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £240 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 794 827 974
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.62% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.58 £10.94 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.75 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £21.18 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.90% - +7.99%

Thin Client
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Thin Client as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Thin Client in the UK excluding London

Thin Client
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Thin Client in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Thin Client in the UK excluding London

Thin Client
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Thin Client in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Thin Client in the UK excluding London

Thin Client
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Thin Client in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Thin Client in the UK excluding London

Thin Client
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Thin Client in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Thin Client in the UK excluding London

Thin Client
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Thin Client within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 18 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +12 38 £375 +45.07% 8
South West +4 28 £425 +154.51% 2
Midlands -17 27 £135 -22.86% 5
North of England -18 24 £189 -5.63% 7
West Midlands -12 22 £135 -22.86% 3
East of England +6 16 £380 +27.73% 4
Scotland -3 15 £170 -
North West -9 15 £151 +45.78% 2
Yorkshire -15 5 £390 +57.58% 5
East Midlands -3 4 £160 -12.33% 2
North East -3 4 £230 +15.00%
Wales -15 1 £400 - 1
Thin Client
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Thin Client also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Thin Client.

1 149 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 124 (83.22%) Windows
3 86 (57.72%) Microsoft
4 76 (51.01%) Citrix
5 75 (50.34%) VMware
6 73 (48.99%) VMware Infrastructure
7 70 (46.98%) Active Directory
8 69 (46.31%) Windows 7
9 62 (41.61%) Windows 10
10 61 (40.94%) Windows Server
11 52 (34.90%) SCCM
12 46 (30.87%) Windows Server 2008
13 42 (28.19%) Office 365
13 42 (28.19%) ITIL
14 41 (27.52%) XenApp
15 36 (24.16%) DNS
16 35 (23.49%) Microsoft Office
16 35 (23.49%) Microsoft App-V
17 33 (22.15%) Microsoft Azure
18 31 (20.81%) VMware ESXi
19 30 (20.13%) XenDesktop
19 30 (20.13%) Security Cleared
19 30 (20.13%) Skype
20 29 (19.46%) DHCP
21 28 (18.79%) Skype for Business
22 27 (18.12%) Windows Server 2003
23 25 (16.78%) Wyse
24 24 (16.11%) Migration
25 23 (15.44%) Hyper-V
26 22 (14.77%) PowerShell

Thin Client
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (18.79%) Skype for Business
2 22 (14.77%) SharePoint
3 21 (14.09%) MS Exchange
4 9 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (6.04%) JBoss
4 9 (6.04%) Tomcat
5 6 (4.03%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (4.03%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (3.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (3.36%) IBM Notes
6 5 (3.36%) IIS
6 5 (3.36%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (2.01%) Apache
7 3 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.01%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (0.67%) CMS
Applications
1 35 (23.49%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 42 (28.19%) Office 365
2 33 (22.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (10.07%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (6.71%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (6.71%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (6.71%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (6.04%) Yammer
6 2 (1.34%) IaaS
6 2 (1.34%) SaaS
7 1 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.67%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 36 (24.16%) DNS
2 30 (20.13%) Skype
3 29 (19.46%) DHCP
4 22 (14.77%) NetScaler
4 22 (14.77%) SAN
5 21 (14.09%) LAN
6 19 (12.75%) WAN
7 16 (10.74%) Firewall
8 11 (7.38%) VLAN
8 11 (7.38%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (6.04%) Fibre Channel
9 9 (6.04%) iSCSI
10 8 (5.37%) 3G
11 6 (4.03%) VPN
12 5 (3.36%) Internet
12 5 (3.36%) TCP/IP
13 3 (2.01%) MPLS
13 3 (2.01%) Network Security
13 3 (2.01%) Unified Communications
13 3 (2.01%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.40%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.01%) MS Access
3 2 (1.34%) MySQL
3 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (6.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 10 (6.71%) Jenkins
1 10 (6.71%) Travis CI
1 10 (6.71%) Vagrant
2 9 (6.04%) Ant
2 9 (6.04%) Selenium
3 3 (2.01%) JMeter
4 2 (1.34%) JIRA
5 1 (0.67%) NeoLoad
General
1 11 (7.38%) Finance
2 6 (4.03%) Retail
3 2 (1.34%) Law
4 1 (0.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 28 (18.79%) Analyst
2 27 (18.12%) Desktop Support
3 21 (14.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (11.41%) Service Analyst
5 15 (10.07%) Service Desk Analyst
6 14 (9.40%) Desktop Engineer
6 14 (9.40%) Support Engineer
7 13 (8.72%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (7.38%) IT Engineer
8 11 (7.38%) IT Support
9 9 (6.04%) Citrix Specialist
9 9 (6.04%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (5.37%) Consultant
10 8 (5.37%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 8 (5.37%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (5.37%) Support Analyst
11 7 (4.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 7 (4.70%) Citrix Consultant
11 7 (4.70%) Infrastructure Manager
11 7 (4.70%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.71%) JSP
2 9 (6.04%) Struts
3 3 (2.01%) jQuery
3 3 (2.01%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 2 (1.34%) .NET
4 2 (1.34%) HTML
4 2 (1.34%) Web Services
4 2 (1.34%) Web Services Management
5 1 (0.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.67%) CSS
5 1 (0.67%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 149 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 19 (12.75%) Data Centre
3 10 (6.71%) Clustering
3 10 (6.71%) PKI
4 5 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.36%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.36%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.01%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (2.01%) NHS
5 3 (2.01%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.34%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.34%) iPad
6 2 (1.34%) iPhone
7 1 (0.67%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 124 (83.22%) Windows
2 69 (46.31%) Windows 7
3 62 (41.61%) Windows 10
4 61 (40.94%) Windows Server
5 46 (30.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (18.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (11.41%) Linux
8 14 (9.40%) Windows 8
8 14 (9.40%) Windows XP
9 11 (7.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (6.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (4.03%) Unix
12 2 (1.34%) Android
12 2 (1.34%) CentOS
12 2 (1.34%) Solaris
12 2 (1.34%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.34%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (28.19%) ITIL
2 24 (16.11%) Migration
3 21 (14.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 20 (13.42%) Service Delivery
5 16 (10.74%) Configuration Management
6 15 (10.07%) Application Virtualisation
6 15 (10.07%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (8.72%) Integration Testing
9 12 (8.05%) DevOps
10 11 (7.38%) Application Packaging
10 11 (7.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (7.38%) Scrum
10 11 (7.38%) Service Management
10 11 (7.38%) Software Delivery
11 10 (6.71%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (6.04%) Change Management
12 9 (6.04%) High Availability
12 9 (6.04%) Line Management
13 8 (5.37%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.77%) PowerShell
2 12 (8.05%) Java
3 11 (7.38%) SQL
4 4 (2.68%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.68%) VB
4 4 (2.68%) VBScript
5 2 (1.34%) C
6 1 (0.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (20.13%) Security Cleared
2 17 (11.41%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.38%) CCA
3 11 (7.38%) Citrix Certification
4 9 (6.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (5.37%) MCP
5 8 (5.37%) MCSE
6 6 (4.03%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (4.03%) DV Cleared
7 5 (3.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (2.68%) Degree
8 4 (2.68%) MCSA
9 3 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.67%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.67%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.70%) SLA
2 6 (4.03%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 73 (48.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (46.98%) Active Directory
3 41 (27.52%) XenApp
4 35 (23.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 31 (20.81%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (20.13%) XenDesktop
7 23 (15.44%) Hyper-V
8 17 (11.41%) Virtual Desktop
9 11 (7.38%) DFS Replication
10 10 (6.71%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (6.04%) XenServer
12 8 (5.37%) Terminal Services
12 8 (5.37%) vSphere
13 7 (4.70%) VMware NSX
14 6 (4.03%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (2.01%) ISA Server
15 3 (2.01%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
16 1 (0.67%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 52 (34.90%) SCCM
2 16 (10.74%) WSUS
3 10 (6.71%) Ansible
3 10 (6.71%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (6.71%) Packer
3 10 (6.71%) Puppet
3 10 (6.71%) Terraform
4 9 (6.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 8 (5.37%) NetBackup
5 8 (5.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (5.37%) vCenter Server
6 6 (4.03%) SafeCom
7 5 (3.36%) vMotion
7 5 (3.36%) vRealize
8 4 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (2.01%) Netcool
9 3 (2.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (2.01%) Unicenter
9 3 (2.01%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 86 (57.72%) Microsoft
2 76 (51.01%) Citrix
3 75 (50.34%) VMware
4 25 (16.78%) Wyse
5 17 (11.41%) HP
6 15 (10.07%) Ivanti
7 14 (9.40%) Cisco
8 10 (6.71%) Google
8 10 (6.71%) MKS
9 9 (6.04%) Dell
10 8 (5.37%) ThinPrint
11 7 (4.70%) CA
12 6 (4.03%) EMC
13 5 (3.36%) Clearswift
13 5 (3.36%) Lotus
13 5 (3.36%) Teradici
13 5 (3.36%) Xerox
14 4 (2.68%) Oracle
14 4 (2.68%) Symantec
15 3 (2.01%) NetApp