Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 530 567 552
Rank change year-on-year +37 -15 +39
Contract jobs citing Thin Client 140 76 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.25% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.84% 0.48% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 38 66
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £175 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +114.29% -46.15% +8.33%
10th Percentile £121 £108 £179
90th Percentile £488 £433 £713
UK median daily rate £375 £193 £325
% change year-on-year +94.81% -40.77% -1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 9
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +18.75% -8.57%
10th Percentile £13.78 £12.70 £13.45
90th Percentile £28.25 £24.20 £29.50
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -11.11%

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 16,652 15,788 17,325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 29.80% 29.68% 30.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,991 9,640 10,575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £250 £209 £215
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 744 745 913
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.75% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £11.41 £10.75 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.25 £47.50 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.48% +2.75% +5.10%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 0 38 £378 +40.47% 8
Midlands -11 25 £164 -6.07% 1
South West -22 24 £390 +133.55% 2
North of England -2 23 £301 +72.14% 3
West Midlands -11 20 £169 -8.78%
East of England - 19 £468 - 3
North West -4 14 £165 +59.04% 1
Scotland -13 10 £140 +12.00%
Yorkshire -6 8 £390 +108.00% 2
East Midlands 0 4 £160 +10.34% 1
North East -12 1 - -
Wales -22 1 £400 -
Thin Client
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 140 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 112 (80.00%) Windows
3 73 (52.14%) Microsoft
4 67 (47.86%) Active Directory
4 67 (47.86%) Windows 10
5 61 (43.57%) Windows 7
6 56 (40.00%) Citrix
7 52 (37.14%) VMware
8 51 (36.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 46 (32.86%) SCCM
10 44 (31.43%) Office 365
10 44 (31.43%) ITIL
11 42 (30.00%) Windows Server
12 33 (23.57%) Windows Server 2008
13 32 (22.86%) Microsoft App-V
14 29 (20.71%) Microsoft Azure
15 28 (20.00%) XenApp
16 27 (19.29%) PowerShell
17 25 (17.86%) Hyper-V
17 25 (17.86%) Skype
18 24 (17.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 24 (17.14%) XenDesktop
18 24 (17.14%) VMware ESXi
18 24 (17.14%) Wyse
19 23 (16.43%) Microsoft Office
19 23 (16.43%) Security Cleared
20 22 (15.71%) Skype for Business
21 21 (15.00%) Migration
22 20 (14.29%) DNS
22 20 (14.29%) WSUS

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 22 (15.71%) Skype for Business
2 18 (12.86%) SharePoint
3 16 (11.43%) MS Exchange
4 9 (6.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (4.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (4.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (3.57%) IBM Notes
8 4 (2.86%) IIS
8 4 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (2.14%) Apache
9 3 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (2.14%) JBoss
9 3 (2.14%) Live Communications Server
9 3 (2.14%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.71%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (16.43%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 44 (31.43%) Office 365
2 29 (20.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (5.71%) Yammer
5 4 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.71%) Datadog
6 1 (0.71%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (17.86%) Skype
2 20 (14.29%) DNS
2 20 (14.29%) NetScaler
3 18 (12.86%) DHCP
4 17 (12.14%) LAN
4 17 (12.14%) SAN
5 15 (10.71%) WAN
6 12 (8.57%) Firewall
7 9 (6.43%) Internet
7 9 (6.43%) VLAN
8 8 (5.71%) IP Telephony
8 8 (5.71%) MPLS
9 7 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (5.00%) iSCSI
10 4 (2.86%) VPN
11 3 (2.14%) Network Security
11 3 (2.14%) VoIP
12 2 (1.43%) NAS
12 2 (1.43%) VSAN
12 2 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.14%) MS Access
3 2 (1.43%) MySQL
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (5.00%) JMeter
2 6 (4.29%) JIRA
3 4 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (2.86%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.86%) Travis CI
3 4 (2.86%) Vagrant
4 3 (2.14%) Ant
4 3 (2.14%) Selenium
5 1 (0.71%) NeoLoad
General
1 10 (7.14%) Finance
2 6 (4.29%) Law
3 5 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (0.71%) Military
4 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (22.14%) Analyst
2 23 (16.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (15.00%) Service Analyst
3 21 (15.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 16 (11.43%) Desktop Support
5 13 (9.29%) Desktop Engineer
6 12 (8.57%) Project Manager
7 11 (7.86%) Infrastructure Manager
7 11 (7.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 9 (6.43%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (6.43%) IT Engineer
8 9 (6.43%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (6.43%) Support Analyst
8 9 (6.43%) Support Engineer
9 8 (5.71%) Citrix Specialist
9 8 (5.71%) Consultant
9 8 (5.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 7 (5.00%) Citrix Consultant
11 6 (4.29%) Administrator
11 6 (4.29%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.00%) jQuery
2 6 (4.29%) .NET
3 4 (2.86%) JSP
4 3 (2.14%) Struts
4 3 (2.14%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 2 (1.43%) HTML
6 1 (0.71%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.71%) CSS
6 1 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.71%) Web Services
6 1 (0.71%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 140 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 18 (12.86%) Data Centre
3 9 (6.43%) Blackberry
4 8 (5.71%) Clustering
4 8 (5.71%) PKI
5 7 (5.00%) iPhone
6 6 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.29%) iPad
7 5 (3.57%) Driving Licence
7 5 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.14%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.71%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 112 (80.00%) Windows
2 67 (47.86%) Windows 10
3 61 (43.57%) Windows 7
4 42 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 33 (23.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (10.00%) Windows XP
7 11 (7.86%) Linux
8 9 (6.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (5.71%) Android
10 7 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (4.29%) Unix
11 6 (4.29%) Windows 8
11 6 (4.29%) Windows Phone
12 4 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.43%) CentOS
13 2 (1.43%) Solaris
13 2 (1.43%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.71%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (31.43%) ITIL
2 24 (17.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 21 (15.00%) Migration
4 19 (13.57%) Service Delivery
5 14 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (9.29%) Mobile Device Management
6 13 (9.29%) Service Management
7 12 (8.57%) Application Packaging
7 12 (8.57%) Integration Testing
7 12 (8.57%) PRINCE2
8 10 (7.14%) Application Virtualisation
8 10 (7.14%) Configuration Management
8 10 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (7.14%) Line Management
8 10 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (6.43%) Email Migration
10 8 (5.71%) Asset Management
10 8 (5.71%) Virtual Environments
11 7 (5.00%) High Availability
12 6 (4.29%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 27 (19.29%) PowerShell
2 9 (6.43%) SQL
3 8 (5.71%) JavaScript
3 8 (5.71%) VB
3 8 (5.71%) VBScript
4 5 (3.57%) Java
5 2 (1.43%) C
6 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (16.43%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.14%) CCA
2 10 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
3 9 (6.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (5.71%) MCP
4 8 (5.71%) MCSE
5 7 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.57%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (2.86%) A+ Certification
7 4 (2.86%) MCSA
8 3 (2.14%) ECDL
9 2 (1.43%) Degree
9 2 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.43%) SLA
2 2 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 67 (47.86%) Active Directory
2 51 (36.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (22.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 28 (20.00%) XenApp
5 25 (17.86%) Hyper-V
6 24 (17.14%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (17.14%) XenDesktop
7 15 (10.71%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (6.43%) DFS Replication
9 8 (5.71%) Terminal Services
10 7 (5.00%) Terminal Server
10 7 (5.00%) VMware NSX
10 7 (5.00%) XenServer
11 6 (4.29%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (4.29%) vSphere
12 4 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (2.14%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.71%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 46 (32.86%) SCCM
2 20 (14.29%) WSUS
3 9 (6.43%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (5.71%) NetBackup
5 7 (5.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 6 (4.29%) AirWatch
6 6 (4.29%) SafeCom
6 6 (4.29%) vCenter Server
7 5 (3.57%) vMotion
7 5 (3.57%) vRealize
8 4 (2.86%) Ansible
8 4 (2.86%) Packer
8 4 (2.86%) Puppet
8 4 (2.86%) Terraform
9 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (2.14%) Netcool
9 3 (2.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (2.14%) Unicenter
9 3 (2.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 2 (1.43%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 73 (52.14%) Microsoft
2 56 (40.00%) Citrix
3 52 (37.14%) VMware
4 24 (17.14%) Wyse
5 17 (12.14%) Cisco
6 15 (10.71%) HP
7 9 (6.43%) Ivanti
8 8 (5.71%) CA
8 8 (5.71%) Dell
9 7 (5.00%) Symantec
10 6 (4.29%) IPFX
10 6 (4.29%) Palo Alto
10 6 (4.29%) Sony
11 5 (3.57%) Clearswift
11 5 (3.57%) Lotus
11 5 (3.57%) Teradici
11 5 (3.57%) Xerox
12 4 (2.86%) EMC
12 4 (2.86%) MKS
12 4 (2.86%) Oracle