Period
to 29 March 2020

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 29 March 2020 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 562 705 720
Rank change year-on-year +143 +15 -29
Contract jobs citing Thin Client 131 175 165
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.65% 0.56% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 110 110
Median daily rate £375 £400 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +81.82% -32.31%
10th Percentile £143 £162 £127
90th Percentile £488 £550 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £386 £218
% change year-on-year -2.91% +77.59% -33.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 7
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +36.00% -15.25%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.00 £10.63
90th Percentile £25.13 £21.80 £17.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +36.00% -23.91%

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 20,097 30,980 33,096
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.86% 31.83% 32.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,493 20,114 21,737
Median daily rate £470 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £231 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 978 1,003 1,022
Median hourly rate £25.28 £20.75 £21.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.83% -4.49% +9.97%
10th Percentile £12.61 £11.85 £11.76
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.82% -7.14% +16.67%

Thin Client
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Thin Client in the UK

Thin Client
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Thin Client.

Daily rate trend for Thin Client in the UK

Thin Client
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Thin Client over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Thin Client in the UK

Thin Client
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Thin Client.

Hourly rate trend for Thin Client in the UK

Thin Client
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Thin Client over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020. 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 +121 114 £375 -11.76% 18
UK excluding London +100 90 £375 -2.91% 16
London +128 40 £188 -63.59% 4
South East +85 29 £375 - 3
South West +20 16 £375 -9.09% 2
North of England +59 15 £350 -11.45% 5
East of England +39 14 £588 +23.68% 2
Scotland +28 14 £250 - 2
North West +45 8 £315 -13.16% 4
North East - 4 £400 -
Yorkshire +52 3 £257 -36.87% 1
Midlands +52 2 - - 2
West Midlands +46 2 - - 1
Work from Home - 2 £400 -
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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.

1 131 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 78 (59.54%) Windows
3 57 (43.51%) Active Directory
4 53 (40.46%) Citrix
5 52 (39.69%) Microsoft
6 41 (31.30%) SCCM
7 38 (29.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 32 (24.43%) Windows 7
9 31 (23.66%) XenApp
9 31 (23.66%) ITIL
10 28 (21.37%) XenDesktop
10 28 (21.37%) Windows 10
11 23 (17.56%) DNS
11 23 (17.56%) VMware
12 20 (15.27%) Windows Server
12 20 (15.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (15.27%) Security Cleared
13 19 (14.50%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (14.50%) Office 365
13 19 (14.50%) Microsoft Office
14 16 (12.21%) DHCP
14 16 (12.21%) SLA
14 16 (12.21%) Migration
14 16 (12.21%) DFS Replication
15 15 (11.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 14 (10.69%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (10.69%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (10.69%) Windows Server 2016
17 13 (9.92%) Public Sector
17 13 (9.92%) Presales

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 9 (6.87%) Skype for Business
2 4 (3.05%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.53%) IIS
3 2 (1.53%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (14.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (14.50%) Office 365
2 6 (4.58%) Azure
3 3 (2.29%) Power Platform
4 2 (1.53%) iTunes
4 2 (1.53%) Yammer
5 1 (0.76%) AWS
5 1 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.76%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.76%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (17.56%) DNS
2 16 (12.21%) DHCP
3 12 (9.16%) NetScaler
3 12 (9.16%) SSL
4 11 (8.40%) Firewall
4 11 (8.40%) Skype
4 11 (8.40%) VLAN
5 9 (6.87%) SAN
6 6 (4.58%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (3.82%) LAN
7 5 (3.82%) TCP/IP
7 5 (3.82%) WAN
8 4 (3.05%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.53%) BIG-IP
9 2 (1.53%) Internet
9 2 (1.53%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.53%) MPLS
9 2 (1.53%) WebEx
10 1 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.82%) SQL Server 2016
2 5 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.29%) DTS
3 3 (2.29%) Essbase
3 3 (2.29%) OLAP
3 3 (2.29%) Oracle OLAP
3 3 (2.29%) Power BI
3 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.53%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.53%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Bitbucket
1 2 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (9.92%) Finance
1 13 (9.92%) Public Sector
1 13 (9.92%) Retail
2 9 (6.87%) Local Government
3 5 (3.82%) Banking
4 2 (1.53%) Electronics
4 2 (1.53%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.53%) Marketing
4 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (28.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (16.03%) IT Engineer
3 14 (10.69%) Desktop Support
4 13 (9.92%) Installations Engineer
5 12 (9.16%) Analyst
6 10 (7.63%) Citrix Engineer
7 9 (6.87%) Support Engineer
8 8 (6.11%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (6.11%) Architect
8 8 (6.11%) Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (5.34%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 6 (4.58%) Windows Engineer
11 5 (3.82%) Applications Developer
11 5 (3.82%) Citrix Support
11 5 (3.82%) Developer
11 5 (3.82%) Field Engineer
11 5 (3.82%) Senior Architect
11 5 (3.82%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (3.82%) Support Analyst
11 5 (3.82%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.82%) .NET
1 5 (3.82%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 131 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 13 (9.92%) EPoS
3 12 (9.16%) PKI
4 4 (3.05%) Clustering
5 3 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.29%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.53%) Handset
6 2 (1.53%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.53%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.76%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 78 (59.54%) Windows
2 32 (24.43%) Windows 7
3 28 (21.37%) Windows 10
4 20 (15.27%) Windows Server
4 20 (15.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (10.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (10.69%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (3.05%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (29.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 31 (23.66%) ITIL
3 16 (12.21%) Migration
4 13 (9.92%) Kalman Filter
4 13 (9.92%) Presales
5 12 (9.16%) Web Filtering
6 11 (8.40%) Infrastructure Management
6 11 (8.40%) Visualisation
7 10 (7.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (6.11%) ArchiMate
9 7 (5.34%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (4.58%) Project Delivery
11 5 (3.82%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (3.82%) Application Packaging
11 5 (3.82%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (3.82%) ITSM
11 5 (3.82%) Service Management
12 4 (3.05%) High Availability
12 4 (3.05%) Root Cause Analysis
13 3 (2.29%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.40%) PowerShell
2 9 (6.87%) SQL
3 5 (3.82%) VB
3 5 (3.82%) VB.NET
4 3 (2.29%) C#
4 3 (2.29%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.29%) VBA
5 2 (1.53%) C
6 1 (0.76%) C++
6 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (15.27%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (8.40%) DV Cleared
4 10 (7.63%) MCSE
5 9 (6.87%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.34%) CCA
6 7 (5.34%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (3.82%) A+ Certification
7 5 (3.82%) ECDL
7 5 (3.82%) MCP
8 3 (2.29%) MCITP
9 2 (1.53%) CCNA
9 2 (1.53%) CCNP
9 2 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.53%) Degree
10 1 (0.76%) CCIE
10 1 (0.76%) MCSA
10 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.76%) VCAP
10 1 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.21%) SLA
2 5 (3.82%) NIST
3 2 (1.53%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.76%) COBIT
4 1 (0.76%) GDPR
4 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.76%) NCSC
System Software
1 57 (43.51%) Active Directory
2 31 (23.66%) XenApp
3 28 (21.37%) XenDesktop
4 19 (14.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (12.21%) DFS Replication
6 15 (11.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 10 (7.63%) Hyper-V
8 9 (6.87%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (4.58%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (3.82%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.53%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 41 (31.30%) SCCM
2 2 (1.53%) DameWare
3 1 (0.76%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 53 (40.46%) Citrix
2 52 (39.69%) Microsoft
3 23 (17.56%) VMware
4 8 (6.11%) Dell
4 8 (6.11%) Ivanti
5 7 (5.34%) Cisco
5 7 (5.34%) Meraki
6 6 (4.58%) Wyse
7 4 (3.05%) HP
7 4 (3.05%) Oracle
8 3 (2.29%) Hyperion
8 3 (2.29%) Nimble Storage
8 3 (2.29%) Sybase
9 2 (1.53%) BT
9 2 (1.53%) F5
9 2 (1.53%) Intel
9 2 (1.53%) Mitel
9 2 (1.53%) SAP
9 2 (1.53%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.53%) WatchGuard