Period
to 19 August 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Thin Client in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Thin Client over the 6 months to 19 August 2017 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
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 730 724 659
Rank change year-on-year -6 -65 -95
Contract jobs citing Thin Client 128 185 225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.51% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 105 105
UK median daily rate £263 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +7.69% +16.07%
10th Percentile £123 £199 £152
90th Percentile £490 £510 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £328 £295
% change year-on-year -11.45% +11.02% +11.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 32
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.25 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.62% -8.45% +7.58%
10th Percentile £12.70 £11.25 £11.08
90th Percentile £25.00 £19.58 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -8.57% +11.11%

Thin Client is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32201 36004 35954
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.40% 33.18% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 21043 23586 22446
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £265 £253 £238
90th Percentile £640 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 986 1203 1387
UK median hourly rate £21.45 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.14% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.23 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% +13.51% -7.50%

Thin Client
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Thin Client as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Thin Client in the UK

Thin Client
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Thin Client in the UK

Thin Client
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Thin Client over the 6 months to 19 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Thin Client in the UK

Thin Client
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Thin Client in the UK

Thin Client
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Thin Client over the 6 months to 19 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Thin Client in the UK

Thin Client
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 19 August 2017. 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
England -2 125 £259 -26.14% 14
UK excluding London +38 90 £290 -11.45% 9
London +3 36 £250 -41.18% 6
Midlands +53 28 £200 -50.00% 3
South East +28 27 £350 -6.67% 2
West Midlands +50 14 £175 -56.25% 1
East Midlands - 14 £213 - 2
North of England +24 13 £200 -27.60% 1
South West -3 12 £525 +64.06% 2
East of England -14 8 £305 -12.86%
North East +40 7 £200 -13.04%
North West +4 4 £325 -16.67% 1
Yorkshire +29 2 £258 -
Scotland +27 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £326 -

For the 6 months to 19 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Thin Client also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Thin Client.

1 128 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 79 (61.72%) Microsoft
3 72 (56.25%) Active Directory
4 70 (54.69%) Windows
5 67 (52.34%) Citrix
6 49 (38.28%) VMware
7 39 (30.47%) Security Cleared
7 39 (30.47%) Windows Server
8 33 (25.78%) MS Exchange
9 32 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 32 (25.00%) Data Centre
10 30 (23.44%) Microsoft App-V
10 30 (23.44%) SCCM
11 28 (21.88%) HP
11 28 (21.88%) XenDesktop
12 26 (20.31%) Migration
13 25 (19.53%) XenApp
14 24 (18.75%) Windows 10
14 24 (18.75%) ITIL
15 23 (17.97%) Cisco
15 23 (17.97%) PowerShell
16 22 (17.19%) Windows Server 2008
16 22 (17.19%) Windows 7
16 22 (17.19%) Exchange Server 2010
16 22 (17.19%) Microsoft Office
16 22 (17.19%) Finance
16 22 (17.19%) AppSense
17 21 (16.41%) DV Cleared
18 19 (14.84%) SAN
19 18 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012

Thin Client
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 33 (25.78%) MS Exchange
2 22 (17.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (10.94%) Exchange Server 2003
4 13 (10.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (7.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (6.25%) SharePoint
7 5 (3.91%) IBM Notes
7 5 (3.91%) Live Communications Server
7 5 (3.91%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (2.34%) Apache
8 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.34%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.56%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.78%) IIS
10 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.78%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 22 (17.19%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.78%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.38%) Office 365
2 6 (4.69%) Azure Active Directory
2 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.56%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.56%) Yammer
4 1 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.84%) SAN
2 16 (12.50%) DNS
3 13 (10.16%) DHCP
4 10 (7.81%) BIG-IP
4 10 (7.81%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (7.81%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (7.81%) Remote Desktop
5 9 (7.03%) NetScaler
5 9 (7.03%) SSL
6 6 (4.69%) LAN
6 6 (4.69%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.69%) VPN
6 6 (4.69%) WAN
6 6 (4.69%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (3.91%) 3G
8 4 (3.13%) Internet
8 4 (3.13%) IPsec
8 4 (3.13%) LDAP
8 4 (3.13%) Network Security
9 3 (2.34%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.47%) Hadoop
3 5 (3.91%) MS Access
4 2 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.78%) MSI
General
1 22 (17.19%) Finance
2 11 (8.59%) Banking
3 7 (5.47%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.13%) Retail
5 3 (2.34%) Local Government
5 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.34%) Publishing
6 2 (1.56%) Electronics
6 2 (1.56%) Marketing
7 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.78%) Back Office
7 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.78%) Front Office
7 1 (0.78%) Law
7 1 (0.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (24.22%) Analyst
2 24 (18.75%) Desktop Support
3 21 (16.41%) Architect
4 11 (8.59%) Support Analyst
5 10 (7.81%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (7.81%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (7.81%) Administrator
5 10 (7.81%) Enterprise Architect
5 10 (7.81%) Support Engineer
5 10 (7.81%) Windows Engineer
6 9 (7.03%) Desktop Analyst
6 9 (7.03%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 9 (7.03%) Server Engineer
6 9 (7.03%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (7.03%) Technical Architect
6 9 (7.03%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 8 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
7 8 (6.25%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.13%) Middleware
1 4 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
1 4 (3.13%) RESTful
2 3 (2.34%) HTML
3 2 (1.56%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.56%) Flash
3 2 (1.56%) HTML5
4 1 (0.78%) .NET
4 1 (0.78%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (0.78%) SOAP
4 1 (0.78%) Web Services
4 1 (0.78%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 128 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 32 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 16 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 13 (10.16%) Blackberry
5 10 (7.81%) CMDB
6 9 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (7.03%) Clustering
7 8 (6.25%) Cyber Defence
8 3 (2.34%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.34%) User Experience
8 3 (2.34%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.56%) AS400
9 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.56%) iSeries
9 2 (1.56%) PKI
10 1 (0.78%) Handset
10 1 (0.78%) iPad
10 1 (0.78%) iPhone
10 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 70 (54.69%) Windows
2 39 (30.47%) Windows Server
3 24 (18.75%) Windows 10
4 22 (17.19%) Windows 7
4 22 (17.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (11.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (10.94%) Windows XP
8 12 (9.38%) Windows 8
9 10 (7.81%) Unix
10 8 (6.25%) Linux
11 6 (4.69%) Apple iOS
12 4 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (3.13%) Solaris
13 3 (2.34%) CentOS
13 3 (2.34%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.78%) Android
14 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.31%) Migration
2 24 (18.75%) ITIL
3 15 (11.72%) DevOps
4 13 (10.16%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (10.16%) Configuration Management
5 12 (9.38%) Service Management
6 11 (8.59%) Project Management
6 11 (8.59%) Protective Monitoring
7 8 (6.25%) Scrum
7 8 (6.25%) Task Automation
8 7 (5.47%) Application Packaging
8 7 (5.47%) Mobile Device Management
8 7 (5.47%) Problem Management
9 6 (4.69%) Identity Management
9 6 (4.69%) Software Deployment
10 5 (3.91%) Change Control
10 5 (3.91%) High Availability
10 5 (3.91%) Service Delivery
10 5 (3.91%) Virtual Environments
11 4 (3.13%) Hardware Maintenance
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.97%) PowerShell
2 11 (8.59%) SQL
3 7 (5.47%) VBScript
4 4 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.13%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.34%) C
5 3 (2.34%) VB
6 2 (1.56%) C#
6 2 (1.56%) C++
6 2 (1.56%) Java
7 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.78%) Perl
7 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 39 (30.47%) Security Cleared
2 21 (16.41%) DV Cleared
3 15 (11.72%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.56%) Degree
5 2 (1.56%) RHCE
5 2 (1.56%) RHCSS
5 2 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.78%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.78%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.78%) ECDL
6 1 (0.78%) MCDST
6 1 (0.78%) MCP
6 1 (0.78%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.59%) GPG13
2 6 (4.69%) SLA
3 4 (3.13%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 72 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 32 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (23.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 28 (21.88%) XenDesktop
5 25 (19.53%) XenApp
6 12 (9.38%) Terminal Services
7 9 (7.03%) Hyper-V
8 8 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
9 6 (4.69%) DFS Replication
9 6 (4.69%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (4.69%) VMware Server
10 4 (3.13%) GFS2
10 4 (3.13%) OCFS2
10 4 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.78%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.78%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (23.44%) SCCM
2 14 (10.94%) AppDNA
3 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (4.69%) Netcool
3 6 (4.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (4.69%) SafeCom
3 6 (4.69%) WSUS
4 5 (3.91%) NetBackup
4 5 (3.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (3.91%) SCOM
4 5 (3.91%) Unicenter
4 5 (3.91%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 4 (3.13%) Ansible
5 4 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (3.13%) vRealize
6 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.56%) SCSM
7 2 (1.56%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.78%) Netcool/Webtop
Vendors
1 79 (61.72%) Microsoft
2 67 (52.34%) Citrix
3 49 (38.28%) VMware
4 28 (21.88%) HP
5 23 (17.97%) Cisco
6 22 (17.19%) AppSense
7 14 (10.94%) NetApp
8 12 (9.38%) Wyse
9 11 (8.59%) Oracle
10 10 (7.81%) F5
10 10 (7.81%) Palo Alto
11 8 (6.25%) Hortonworks
11 8 (6.25%) McAfee
12 6 (4.69%) IBM
12 6 (4.69%) Remedy
12 6 (4.69%) Symantec
13 5 (3.91%) EMC
13 5 (3.91%) Lotus
13 5 (3.91%) Meridio
13 5 (3.91%) Veritas