Period
to 23 May 2019

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 23 May 2019 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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 528 485 498
Rank change year-on-year -43 +13 +41
Contract jobs citing Thin Client 94 151 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.19% 0.28% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.65% 0.95% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 99 66
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £225 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.56% -30.77% -
10th Percentile £168 £127 £123
90th Percentile £475 £517 £538
UK median daily rate £395 £230 £320
% change year-on-year +71.74% -28.13% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 5
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £14.05 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.48% -19.73% -5.41%
10th Percentile £14.78 £10.48 £12.94
90th Percentile £24.53 £16.60 £24.70
UK median hourly rate £17.75 £14.15 £12.07
% change year-on-year +25.49% +17.19% -32.94%

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 14,529 15,938 14,872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 29.85% 30.03% 30.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,684 9,516 8,899
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £232 £225
90th Percentile £588 £569 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 740 719 785
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.61 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.24% +14.50% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.00 £11.06
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.25 £49.40
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £21.77 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.81% +8.83% -4.76%

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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019. 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 -1 36 £375 -11.76% 2
South West -11 30 £438 +66.67%
Wales - 9 £231 -
North of England -6 7 £425 +100.00% 3
East of England +13 6 £400 +207.69%
Yorkshire +13 4 £469 +167.86% 3
Midlands -7 4 £275 +60.58% 1
West Midlands -8 4 £275 +32.53% 1
North West +13 3 £325 +5.69%
Scotland -1 2 - -
Thin Client
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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 94 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 72 (76.60%) Windows
3 59 (62.77%) Active Directory
4 53 (56.38%) Microsoft
5 48 (51.06%) VMware
6 46 (48.94%) Citrix
7 45 (47.87%) SCCM
8 42 (44.68%) VMware Infrastructure
8 42 (44.68%) Windows 10
9 41 (43.62%) Windows Server
10 39 (41.49%) ITIL
11 38 (40.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 37 (39.36%) Office 365
13 36 (38.30%) Windows Server 2008
14 35 (37.23%) DHCP
14 35 (37.23%) DNS
14 35 (37.23%) VMware ESXi
15 33 (35.11%) XenApp
15 33 (35.11%) PowerShell
16 32 (34.04%) XenDesktop
17 26 (27.66%) NetScaler
17 26 (27.66%) Microsoft App-V
18 23 (24.47%) SAN
18 23 (24.47%) Hyper-V
19 22 (23.40%) Microsoft Azure
19 22 (23.40%) Skype for Business
20 21 (22.34%) Skype
20 21 (22.34%) Firewall
21 19 (20.21%) Application Packaging
21 19 (20.21%) VLAN

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 (23.40%) Skype for Business
2 13 (13.83%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.38%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.26%) IIS
5 3 (3.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (18.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 37 (39.36%) Office 365
2 22 (23.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (12.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (8.51%) Yammer
5 1 (1.06%) IaaS
5 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (37.23%) DHCP
1 35 (37.23%) DNS
2 26 (27.66%) NetScaler
3 23 (24.47%) SAN
4 21 (22.34%) Firewall
4 21 (22.34%) Skype
5 19 (20.21%) VLAN
6 10 (10.64%) Fibre Channel
6 10 (10.64%) iSCSI
7 9 (9.57%) VPN
8 4 (4.26%) LAN
8 4 (4.26%) WAN
9 3 (3.19%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (3.19%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (3.19%) Internet
9 3 (3.19%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (3.19%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.13%) VoIP
11 1 (1.06%) ADSL
11 1 (1.06%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.13%) AutoIt
1 2 (2.13%) JMeter
1 2 (2.13%) Rational Rose
2 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (5.32%) Finance
2 2 (2.13%) Local Government
3 1 (1.06%) Electronics
3 1 (1.06%) Legal
3 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.06%) Marketing
3 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (38.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (12.77%) Desktop Support
3 8 (8.51%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (8.51%) Support Engineer
4 7 (7.45%) Analyst
4 7 (7.45%) Designer
5 6 (6.38%) Desktop Support Technician
5 6 (6.38%) Desktop Technician
5 6 (6.38%) Support Technician
6 5 (5.32%) Architect
6 5 (5.32%) Windows Specialist
7 4 (4.26%) Citrix Specialist
7 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (4.26%) IT Manager
7 4 (4.26%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (3.19%) IT Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (3.19%) Server Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) .NET
2 2 (2.13%) jQuery
3 1 (1.06%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.06%) CSS
3 1 (1.06%) CSS3
3 1 (1.06%) HTML
3 1 (1.06%) JSON
3 1 (1.06%) NgRx
3 1 (1.06%) RESTful
3 1 (1.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 94 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 16 (17.02%) Clustering
2 16 (17.02%) Data Centre
3 11 (11.70%) PKI
4 9 (9.57%) Private Cloud
5 5 (5.32%) Blackberry
5 5 (5.32%) Driving Licence
6 4 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (2.13%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 72 (76.60%) Windows
2 42 (44.68%) Windows 10
3 41 (43.62%) Windows Server
4 36 (38.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (18.09%) Windows 7
6 12 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.19%) Android
7 3 (3.19%) CentOS
7 3 (3.19%) Linux
7 3 (3.19%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.13%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (41.49%) ITIL
2 38 (40.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 19 (20.21%) Application Packaging
4 12 (12.77%) High Availability
5 10 (10.64%) Application Virtualisation
5 10 (10.64%) Migration
6 9 (9.57%) Infrastructure Management
6 9 (9.57%) Software Engineering
7 8 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (8.51%) Service Management
8 7 (7.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (7.45%) ITSM
8 7 (7.45%) PRINCE
8 7 (7.45%) Service Design
9 6 (6.38%) Virtual Environments
10 5 (5.32%) Antivirus Management
10 5 (5.32%) Computer Science
10 5 (5.32%) Patch Management
10 5 (5.32%) Performance Optimisation
10 5 (5.32%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 33 (35.11%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.38%) SQL
3 5 (5.32%) VB
3 5 (5.32%) VBScript
4 3 (3.19%) C
4 3 (3.19%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.06%) C#
5 1 (1.06%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (10.64%) CCA
1 10 (10.64%) Citrix Certification
2 9 (9.57%) Security Cleared
3 7 (7.45%) DV Cleared
4 6 (6.38%) ECDL
4 6 (6.38%) MCP
5 5 (5.32%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.26%) A+ Certification
6 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.19%) MCSA
8 2 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.13%) DBS Check
8 2 (2.13%) NVQ Level 3
9 1 (1.06%) CCAA
9 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.06%) MCITP
9 1 (1.06%) MCSE
9 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.77%) SLA
2 4 (4.26%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 59 (62.77%) Active Directory
2 42 (44.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (37.23%) VMware ESXi
4 33 (35.11%) XenApp
5 32 (34.04%) XenDesktop
6 26 (27.66%) Microsoft App-V
7 23 (24.47%) Hyper-V
8 13 (13.83%) Virtual Desktop
9 12 (12.77%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 8 (8.51%) DFS Replication
11 7 (7.45%) vSphere
12 4 (4.26%) Terminal Server
12 4 (4.26%) vCloud
12 4 (4.26%) VMware NSX
13 1 (1.06%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 45 (47.87%) SCCM
2 14 (14.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (13.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (6.38%) WSUS
5 4 (4.26%) SCOM
6 3 (3.19%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (3.19%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (3.19%) SCOrch
6 3 (3.19%) SCSM
7 2 (2.13%) vCenter Server
8 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 53 (56.38%) Microsoft
2 48 (51.06%) VMware
3 46 (48.94%) Citrix
4 18 (19.15%) Dell
4 18 (19.15%) Wyse
5 14 (14.89%) McAfee
6 12 (12.77%) Cisco
7 11 (11.70%) HP
8 10 (10.64%) Ivanti
9 6 (6.38%) CA
10 4 (4.26%) Fortinet
10 4 (4.26%) Intel
10 4 (4.26%) Kaspersky
10 4 (4.26%) Meraki
10 4 (4.26%) Sophos
10 4 (4.26%) Veeam
10 4 (4.26%) Zerto
11 3 (3.19%) Avaya
11 3 (3.19%) Clearswift
11 3 (3.19%) F5