Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 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
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 727 668 714
Rank change year-on-year -59 +46 -111
Contract jobs citing Thin Client 141 185 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.42% 0.59% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 91 92
UK median daily rate £225 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.77% - -
10th Percentile £123 £139 £129
90th Percentile £517 £566 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £208 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -36.15% +8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 31 27
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -30.23% +53.57%
10th Percentile £10.97 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £21.00 £18.70 £23.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.69 £15.05 £21.50
% change year-on-year +4.24% -29.99% +50.88%

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 33,695 31,426 34,995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.51% 32.70% 32.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,566 20,508 22,333
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £254 £238
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £380
% change year-on-year +1.78% +3.42% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 968 1,106 1,415
UK median hourly rate £21.70 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.85% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.65 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.01 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.05% - +14.29%

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 23 January 2018.

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
Top 14 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 23 January 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
England -53 131 £225 -30.77% 47
UK excluding London -22 101 £208 -36.15% 32
South East -16 38 £500 +53.85% 9
London -38 38 £450 +28.57% 16
Midlands +14 27 £196 -50.94% 1
South West +6 17 £167 -46.82% 7
West Midlands +14 14 £208 -48.13%
East Midlands +11 13 £145 -66.47% 1
North of England +26 11 £188 -62.50% 7
Scotland -19 7 £123 +4.26% 1
North West +4 6 £104 -84.63% 5
Yorkshire +8 3 £188 -
North East +36 2 £200 -6.43% 2
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 with a requirement for Thin Client.

1 141 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 77 (54.61%) Microsoft
3 61 (43.26%) Windows
4 52 (36.88%) Active Directory
5 48 (34.04%) Citrix
6 37 (26.24%) VMware
7 31 (21.99%) SCCM
8 30 (21.28%) Scrum
9 29 (20.57%) DevOps
10 27 (19.15%) SQL Server
11 26 (18.44%) Security Cleared
12 25 (17.73%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (17.73%) Use Case
13 23 (16.31%) ITIL
13 23 (16.31%) Cisco
13 23 (16.31%) Data Centre
14 22 (15.60%) User Stories
14 22 (15.60%) Git (software)
14 22 (15.60%) Windows 7
14 22 (15.60%) MS Exchange
14 22 (15.60%) Java
14 22 (15.60%) VMware Infrastructure
15 21 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
16 20 (14.18%) Relational Database
16 20 (14.18%) JSON
17 19 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
17 19 (13.48%) Windows Server
18 18 (12.77%) Continuous Deployment
18 18 (12.77%) Windows 10
18 18 (12.77%) Remote Desktop

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 22 (15.60%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (7.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (4.96%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.55%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.42%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.71%) IIS
8 1 (0.71%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 16 (11.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (4.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (4.26%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (4.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Markit EDM
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.22%) OpenShift
2 10 (7.09%) Office 365
3 7 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.13%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.42%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.77%) Remote Desktop
2 15 (10.64%) VPN
3 12 (8.51%) DNS
3 12 (8.51%) WAN
4 10 (7.09%) DHCP
4 10 (7.09%) LAN
5 7 (4.96%) Firewall
5 7 (4.96%) SAN
5 7 (4.96%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.96%) VoIP
6 5 (3.55%) Internet
6 5 (3.55%) NetScaler
7 4 (2.84%) NAS
7 4 (2.84%) Skype
7 4 (2.84%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.13%) SSL
8 3 (2.13%) Telnet
8 3 (2.13%) VLAN
9 2 (1.42%) 3G
10 1 (0.71%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 20 (14.18%) Relational Database
3 13 (9.22%) Oracle Database
4 9 (6.38%) RDBMS
5 7 (4.96%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.71%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.71%) DTS
8 1 (0.71%) MS Access
8 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (15.60%) Git (software)
2 13 (9.22%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.67%) MSBuild
3 8 (5.67%) Visual Studio
4 7 (4.96%) NUnit
4 7 (4.96%) SpecFlow
4 7 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (10.64%) Finance
2 13 (9.22%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.67%) Banking
4 4 (2.84%) Publishing
5 2 (1.42%) Electronics
5 2 (1.42%) Local Government
5 2 (1.42%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.42%) Marketing
6 1 (0.71%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.71%) Front Office
6 1 (0.71%) Law
6 1 (0.71%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (19.15%) Desktop Support
2 24 (17.02%) Analyst
3 23 (16.31%) Developer
4 19 (13.48%) Support Engineer
5 13 (9.22%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (7.09%) Full Stack Developer
7 9 (6.38%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.96%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (4.96%) Architect
8 7 (4.96%) IT Support
8 7 (4.96%) WPF Developer
9 6 (4.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (4.26%) Business Test Analyst
9 6 (4.26%) C# Developer
9 6 (4.26%) C# WPF Developer
9 6 (4.26%) Desktop Specialist
9 6 (4.26%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.26%) Service Analyst
9 6 (4.26%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (4.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.18%) JSON
2 17 (12.06%) SOAP
3 15 (10.64%) AngularJS
3 15 (10.64%) CSS
3 15 (10.64%) CSS3
3 15 (10.64%) D3.js
3 15 (10.64%) Electron Framework
3 15 (10.64%) HTML
3 15 (10.64%) HTML5
3 15 (10.64%) jQuery
3 15 (10.64%) JSP
3 15 (10.64%) JSTL
3 15 (10.64%) Node.js
3 15 (10.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 13 (9.22%) Vue (Vue.js)
5 8 (5.67%) REST
6 7 (4.96%) LINQ
6 7 (4.96%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 7 (4.96%) Unity DI Container
6 7 (4.96%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 141 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 23 (16.31%) Data Centre
3 21 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (12.77%) Clustering
5 8 (5.67%) Blackberry
5 8 (5.67%) Cyber Defence
5 8 (5.67%) PKI
6 6 (4.26%) iPhone
7 5 (3.55%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.84%) Virtual Team
9 3 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (2.13%) Private Cloud
9 3 (2.13%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.42%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.42%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (1.42%) User Experience
11 1 (0.71%) Derivative
11 1 (0.71%) NHS
11 1 (0.71%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 61 (43.26%) Windows
2 22 (15.60%) Windows 7
3 19 (13.48%) Windows Server
4 18 (12.77%) Windows 10
5 15 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (9.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (7.80%) Android
8 7 (4.96%) Windows XP
9 6 (4.26%) Windows 8
10 5 (3.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.42%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.71%) Linux
12 1 (0.71%) Solaris
12 1 (0.71%) Unix
12 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.28%) Scrum
2 29 (20.57%) DevOps
3 25 (17.73%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (17.73%) Use Case
4 23 (16.31%) ITIL
5 22 (15.60%) User Stories
6 19 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (12.77%) Continuous Deployment
8 17 (12.06%) Multithreading
9 14 (9.93%) Project Management
10 13 (9.22%) Business Analysis
10 13 (9.22%) Migration
10 13 (9.22%) PRINCE2
11 10 (7.09%) Linear Programming
11 10 (7.09%) Mobile Device Management
12 9 (6.38%) Problem Management
12 9 (6.38%) Service Delivery
13 8 (5.67%) BDD
13 8 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (5.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.60%) Java
2 13 (9.22%) TypeScript
3 9 (6.38%) PowerShell
4 7 (4.96%) C#
4 7 (4.96%) XAML
5 5 (3.55%) SQL
6 3 (2.13%) VB
6 3 (2.13%) VBScript
7 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.71%) C
7 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.71%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (18.44%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.22%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.80%) Degree
4 10 (7.09%) Numerate Degree
5 8 (5.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.13%) CCEA
6 3 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (2.13%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.13%) MCITP
6 3 (2.13%) MCSE
7 2 (1.42%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.42%) CCNA
7 2 (1.42%) CCNP
7 2 (1.42%) CCSE
7 2 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.42%) MCSA
7 2 (1.42%) MCTS
7 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.26%) SLA
2 1 (0.71%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (0.71%) PMO
System Software
1 52 (36.88%) Active Directory
2 22 (15.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (12.06%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (9.22%) Terminal Services
4 13 (9.22%) XenApp
4 13 (9.22%) XenDesktop
5 10 (7.09%) Hyper-V
5 10 (7.09%) VMware Workstation
6 7 (4.96%) VMware Server
7 5 (3.55%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (2.84%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (2.13%) Docker
10 2 (1.42%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.42%) vSphere
11 1 (0.71%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 31 (21.99%) SCCM
2 16 (11.35%) Ansible
3 7 (4.96%) BladeLogic
4 6 (4.26%) WSUS
5 5 (3.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (3.55%) SafeCom
5 5 (3.55%) SCOM
5 5 (3.55%) SCSM
5 5 (3.55%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.13%) AppDNA
6 3 (2.13%) Kubernetes
6 3 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.13%) Packer
6 3 (2.13%) Puppet
6 3 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.42%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.71%) Netcool
8 1 (0.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.71%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 77 (54.61%) Microsoft
2 48 (34.04%) Citrix
3 37 (26.24%) VMware
4 23 (16.31%) Cisco
5 16 (11.35%) Oracle
6 12 (8.51%) HP
7 8 (5.67%) Hortonworks
7 8 (5.67%) Symantec
8 7 (4.96%) Wyse
9 6 (4.26%) Ivanti
9 6 (4.26%) McAfee
9 6 (4.26%) SolarWinds
10 5 (3.55%) IBM
10 5 (3.55%) NetApp
11 4 (2.84%) Apple
12 3 (2.13%) ThinPrint
13 2 (1.42%) CheckPoint
13 2 (1.42%) Lotus
13 2 (1.42%) Meraki
13 2 (1.42%) Palo Alto