Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 683 763 708
Rank change year-on-year +80 -55 +16
Contract jobs citing Thin Client 203 118 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.35% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 57 103
UK median daily rate £350 £225 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.56% -32.84% +6.35%
10th Percentile £122 £123 £198
90th Percentile £514 £425 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £208 £325
% change year-on-year +75.90% -36.15% +12.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 38
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £12.23 £13.51 £11.25
90th Percentile £28.25 £22.87 £19.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £15.38
% change year-on-year -14.29% +13.82% -3.06%

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 34,972 34,182 36,491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.17% 34.40% 34.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,898 22,524 23,822
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £660 £650 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,071 1,062 1,254
UK median hourly rate £21.18 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.90% - +6.89%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £47.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.09 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.43% - +11.11%

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 20 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Thin Client over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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 20 October 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 +62 186 £353 +56.67% 35
UK excluding London +51 147 £365 +75.90% 28
London +2 55 £338 +41.36% 8
South East +15 36 £375 +45.07% 9
South West -6 28 £425 +154.51% 2
Midlands -22 26 £135 -22.86% 6
North of England -12 24 £189 -5.63% 7
West Midlands -12 21 £135 -22.86% 4
East of England +20 17 £460 +54.62% 3
North West -3 15 £151 +45.78% 2
Scotland -8 15 £170 -
Yorkshire -17 5 £390 +57.58% 5
North East +3 4 £230 +15.00%
East Midlands -4 4 £160 -12.33% 2
Wales -19 1 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 203 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 160 (78.82%) Windows
3 107 (52.71%) Citrix
4 102 (50.25%) Microsoft
4 102 (50.25%) VMware
5 90 (44.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 90 (44.33%) Windows 7
6 88 (43.35%) Active Directory
7 82 (40.39%) Windows 10
7 82 (40.39%) Windows Server
8 68 (33.50%) SCCM
9 56 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 54 (26.60%) Office 365
11 49 (24.14%) Microsoft App-V
11 49 (24.14%) ITIL
12 42 (20.69%) DNS
12 42 (20.69%) XenApp
13 41 (20.20%) Microsoft Azure
14 38 (18.72%) VMware ESXi
14 38 (18.72%) XenDesktop
15 37 (18.23%) Wyse
16 36 (17.73%) Microsoft Office
17 35 (17.24%) Security Cleared
18 33 (16.26%) Hyper-V
18 33 (16.26%) Linux
18 33 (16.26%) DHCP
19 31 (15.27%) Firewall
20 30 (14.78%) Windows Server 2003
20 30 (14.78%) Skype for Business
20 30 (14.78%) Skype

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 30 (14.78%) Skype for Business
2 22 (10.84%) MS Exchange
2 22 (10.84%) SharePoint
3 11 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (5.42%) JBoss
3 11 (5.42%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.94%) IIS
5 6 (2.96%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (2.96%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (2.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (2.46%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.97%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.48%) Apache
8 3 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.48%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (0.49%) CMS
Applications
1 36 (17.73%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 54 (26.60%) Office 365
2 41 (20.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (8.87%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (6.90%) AWS CloudFormation
4 14 (6.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (6.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (3.94%) Yammer
6 5 (2.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (1.97%) Datadog
8 2 (0.99%) IaaS
8 2 (0.99%) SaaS
9 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.49%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 42 (20.69%) DNS
2 33 (16.26%) DHCP
3 31 (15.27%) Firewall
4 30 (14.78%) Skype
5 26 (12.81%) SAN
6 24 (11.82%) LAN
7 22 (10.84%) WAN
8 20 (9.85%) NetScaler
9 12 (5.91%) Network Security
10 11 (5.42%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (4.93%) Internet
11 10 (4.93%) VLAN
12 9 (4.43%) VPN
13 8 (3.94%) 3G
13 8 (3.94%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (3.94%) iSCSI
13 8 (3.94%) Unified Communications
14 7 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
15 6 (2.96%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.48%) MS Access
3 2 (0.99%) MySQL
3 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.49%) Power BI
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 14 (6.90%) Jenkins
1 14 (6.90%) Travis CI
1 14 (6.90%) Vagrant
2 11 (5.42%) Selenium
3 9 (4.43%) Ant
4 8 (3.94%) JIRA
5 3 (1.48%) JMeter
6 1 (0.49%) NeoLoad
General
1 21 (10.34%) Finance
2 6 (2.96%) Law
2 6 (2.96%) Retail
3 2 (0.99%) Advertising
3 2 (0.99%) Marketing
4 1 (0.49%) Banking
4 1 (0.49%) Legal
4 1 (0.49%) Military
4 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (16.26%) Analyst
2 32 (15.76%) Desktop Support
3 27 (13.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (9.36%) Service Analyst
4 19 (9.36%) Support Engineer
5 17 (8.37%) 2nd Line Support
6 16 (7.88%) Consultant
6 16 (7.88%) Desktop Engineer
6 16 (7.88%) Service Desk Analyst
7 13 (6.40%) Architect
7 13 (6.40%) Citrix Consultant
8 12 (5.91%) IT Engineer
9 11 (5.42%) Citrix Engineer
9 11 (5.42%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (5.42%) IT Support
10 10 (4.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 9 (4.43%) Support Analyst
12 8 (3.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 8 (3.94%) Infrastructure Manager
12 8 (3.94%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.90%) JSP
2 11 (5.42%) Struts
3 6 (2.96%) Node.js
4 5 (2.46%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (1.97%) HTML
6 3 (1.48%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.48%) CSS
6 3 (1.48%) jQuery
6 3 (1.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (1.48%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 2 (0.99%) .NET
8 1 (0.49%) Web Services
8 1 (0.49%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 203 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 24 (11.82%) Data Centre
3 12 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.91%) Clustering
4 9 (4.43%) PKI
5 6 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.96%) Smartcard
5 6 (2.96%) User Experience
5 6 (2.96%) Video\Live Streaming
6 5 (2.46%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.46%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.48%) CESG
7 3 (1.48%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (1.48%) NHS
7 3 (1.48%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.99%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.99%) HP StoreVirtual
8 2 (0.99%) iPad
8 2 (0.99%) iPhone
8 2 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 160 (78.82%) Windows
2 90 (44.33%) Windows 7
3 82 (40.39%) Windows 10
3 82 (40.39%) Windows Server
4 56 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (16.26%) Linux
6 30 (14.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (7.39%) Windows 8
8 14 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (6.90%) Windows XP
9 7 (3.45%) Unix
10 6 (2.96%) CentOS
10 6 (2.96%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.48%) Android
12 2 (0.99%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.99%) Solaris
12 2 (0.99%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (24.14%) ITIL
2 27 (13.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 27 (13.30%) Migration
3 26 (12.81%) Configuration Management
4 22 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (9.85%) Application Virtualisation
7 19 (9.36%) DevOps
7 19 (9.36%) Service Delivery
8 15 (7.39%) Service Management
9 14 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (6.40%) Scrum
11 12 (5.91%) Integration Testing
11 12 (5.91%) Software Delivery
12 10 (4.93%) Application Packaging
12 10 (4.93%) Change Management
12 10 (4.93%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (4.43%) Line Management
13 9 (4.43%) PRINCE2
14 8 (3.94%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.33%) PowerShell
2 16 (7.88%) Java
2 16 (7.88%) SQL
3 12 (5.91%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.45%) C
5 6 (2.96%) Bash Shell
5 6 (2.96%) Python
5 6 (2.96%) Shell Script
5 6 (2.96%) VBScript
6 4 (1.97%) VB
7 1 (0.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 21 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 17 (8.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (7.39%) MCSE
5 11 (5.42%) CCA
5 11 (5.42%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (5.42%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (3.94%) CCNP
6 8 (3.94%) CCSE
6 8 (3.94%) MCP
7 6 (2.96%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (2.96%) CCNA
7 6 (2.96%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.97%) Degree
9 4 (1.97%) MCITP
9 4 (1.97%) MCSA
10 3 (1.48%) MCTS
10 3 (1.48%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.45%) SLA
2 6 (2.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.97%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (1.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 90 (44.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (43.35%) Active Directory
3 49 (24.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 42 (20.69%) XenApp
5 38 (18.72%) VMware ESXi
5 38 (18.72%) XenDesktop
6 33 (16.26%) Hyper-V
7 20 (9.85%) Virtual Desktop
8 16 (7.88%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (4.93%) DFS Replication
10 9 (4.43%) vSphere
10 9 (4.43%) XenServer
11 8 (3.94%) Terminal Services
12 7 (3.45%) VMware NSX
13 6 (2.96%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (2.46%) VirtualBox
15 4 (1.97%) Terminal Server
16 3 (1.48%) ISA Server
17 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 68 (33.50%) SCCM
2 20 (9.85%) Puppet
3 18 (8.87%) WSUS
4 14 (6.90%) Ansible
4 14 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (6.90%) Packer
4 14 (6.90%) Terraform
5 9 (4.43%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (3.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 8 (3.94%) NetBackup
6 8 (3.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (3.94%) vCenter Server
7 6 (2.96%) SafeCom
7 6 (2.96%) systemd
8 5 (2.46%) vMotion
8 5 (2.46%) vRealize
9 3 (1.48%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.48%) Netcool
9 3 (1.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (1.48%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 107 (52.71%) Citrix
2 102 (50.25%) Microsoft
2 102 (50.25%) VMware
3 37 (18.23%) Wyse
4 28 (13.79%) Cisco
5 25 (12.32%) HP
6 19 (9.36%) Dell
7 16 (7.88%) Ivanti
8 14 (6.90%) Google
8 14 (6.90%) MKS
9 11 (5.42%) Splunk
10 9 (4.43%) CheckPoint
11 8 (3.94%) ThinPrint
12 7 (3.45%) CA
13 5 (2.46%) Blue Coat
13 5 (2.46%) Clearswift
13 5 (2.46%) EMC
13 5 (2.46%) Lotus
13 5 (2.46%) McAfee
13 5 (2.46%) Teradici