Period
to 19 October 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 October 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 754 712 701
Rank change year-on-year -42 -11 -109
Contract jobs citing Thin Client 117 187 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 0.53% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 98 94
UK median daily rate £225 £344 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.55% +9.13% +5.00%
10th Percentile £123 £197 £148
90th Percentile £425 £549 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £208 £325 £288
% change year-on-year -36.15% +13.04% +9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 38 27
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £13.51 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £22.87 £19.05 £23.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.38 £15.86
% change year-on-year +13.82% -3.06% -3.88%

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 33369 35416 37014
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.57% 33.29% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 22055 23211 23399
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 997 1201 1453
UK median hourly rate £20.94 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.68% +5.26% +1.60%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.96 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.12 £20.92 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.80% +16.19% -1.96%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -29 114 £225 -35.71% 10
UK excluding London -2 77 £208 -36.15% 6
London -11 39 £239 -43.82% 5
Midlands +46 30 £175 -59.30% 1
West Midlands +36 17 £175 -59.30%
South East +1 15 £259 -20.46% 1
North of England +59 13 £200 -33.33% 2
East Midlands +12 13 £183 -57.80% 1
South West +10 12 £167 -46.13%
North West +16 6 £104 -80.24% 1
North East +60 5 £200 -9.09%
East of England -34 4 £298 -15.00% 1
Yorkshire +37 2 £248 - 1
Scotland +19 2 - - 1
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 117 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 70 (59.83%) Active Directory
3 65 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 65 (55.56%) Windows
4 56 (47.86%) Citrix
5 48 (41.03%) VMware
6 36 (30.77%) MS Exchange
7 34 (29.06%) SCCM
7 34 (29.06%) Data Centre
8 30 (25.64%) Windows Server
9 26 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
10 25 (21.37%) Security Cleared
10 25 (21.37%) Migration
10 25 (21.37%) Microsoft App-V
10 25 (21.37%) HP
11 23 (19.66%) Finance
12 20 (17.09%) Cisco
12 20 (17.09%) Windows 7
13 19 (16.24%) Exchange Server 2010
13 19 (16.24%) PowerShell
13 19 (16.24%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (15.38%) Windows 10
14 18 (15.38%) NetApp
14 18 (15.38%) Terminal Services
15 17 (14.53%) SAN
15 17 (14.53%) Microsoft Office
15 17 (14.53%) ITIL
15 17 (14.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 16 (13.68%) Blackberry
16 16 (13.68%) Windows Server 2008

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 36 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 19 (16.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (14.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (8.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (5.98%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.42%) IBM Notes
7 4 (3.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.56%) Skype for Business
9 2 (1.71%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 17 (14.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.85%) Shockwave
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.97%) Office 365
2 6 (5.13%) Azure Active Directory
2 6 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.71%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.71%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.53%) SAN
2 11 (9.40%) DNS
2 11 (9.40%) Remote Desktop
3 10 (8.55%) DHCP
4 9 (7.69%) LAN
5 8 (6.84%) WAN
6 7 (5.98%) NetScaler
7 6 (5.13%) TCP/IP
7 6 (5.13%) VPN
8 5 (4.27%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (3.42%) NAS
9 4 (3.42%) SSL
9 4 (3.42%) VoIP
10 3 (2.56%) 3G
10 3 (2.56%) VLAN
11 2 (1.71%) Internet
11 2 (1.71%) Skype
12 1 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.85%) Intranet
12 1 (0.85%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.98%) Hadoop
1 7 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.71%) MS Access
2 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.85%) MSBuild
General
1 23 (19.66%) Finance
2 14 (11.97%) Banking
3 7 (5.98%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.56%) Local Government
4 3 (2.56%) Publishing
5 2 (1.71%) Electronics
5 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.71%) Marketing
5 2 (1.71%) Retail
6 1 (0.85%) Front Office
6 1 (0.85%) Law
6 1 (0.85%) Legal
6 1 (0.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 28 (23.93%) Analyst
2 27 (23.08%) Desktop Support
3 12 (10.26%) Support Analyst
3 12 (10.26%) Support Engineer
4 10 (8.55%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (8.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (8.55%) Systems Engineer
4 10 (8.55%) Windows Engineer
5 9 (7.69%) Administrator
5 9 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
5 9 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 9 (7.69%) Server Engineer
5 9 (7.69%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 8 (6.84%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (5.98%) Server Administrator
7 7 (5.98%) Server Analyst
7 7 (5.98%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (5.98%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (5.98%) Windows Administrator
7 7 (5.98%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.71%) AngularJS
1 2 (1.71%) Flash
1 2 (1.71%) HTML
1 2 (1.71%) HTML5
1 2 (1.71%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 117 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 34 (29.06%) Data Centre
3 16 (13.68%) Blackberry
4 13 (11.11%) Management Information System
5 8 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (6.84%) CMDB
5 8 (6.84%) Cyber Defence
6 4 (3.42%) PKI
7 3 (2.56%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.71%) AS400
8 2 (1.71%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.71%) Clustering
8 2 (1.71%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.71%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.71%) iSeries
8 2 (1.71%) User Experience
9 1 (0.85%) iPad
9 1 (0.85%) iPhone
9 1 (0.85%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 65 (55.56%) Windows
2 30 (25.64%) Windows Server
3 20 (17.09%) Windows 7
4 19 (16.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (15.38%) Windows 10
6 16 (13.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (6.84%) Windows 8
9 7 (5.98%) Windows XP
10 5 (4.27%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.56%) Linux
11 3 (2.56%) Unix
12 1 (0.85%) Android
12 1 (0.85%) Solaris
12 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.37%) Migration
2 17 (14.53%) ITIL
3 15 (12.82%) Configuration Management
4 11 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (9.40%) Project Management
5 10 (8.55%) Mobile Device Management
5 10 (8.55%) Software Deployment
6 9 (7.69%) Service Management
7 8 (6.84%) Creative Thinking
7 8 (6.84%) Scrum
8 7 (5.98%) Application Packaging
8 7 (5.98%) Asset Management
8 7 (5.98%) Task Automation
9 6 (5.13%) Integration Testing
9 6 (5.13%) Line Management
9 6 (5.13%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (4.27%) Hardware Maintenance
10 5 (4.27%) PRINCE2
10 5 (4.27%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.24%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.98%) SQL
3 4 (3.42%) VBScript
4 2 (1.71%) C
4 2 (1.71%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.85%) C#
5 1 (0.85%) Perl
5 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (21.37%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.55%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.85%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.85%) CCEA
6 1 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.85%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.85%) Degree
6 1 (0.85%) ECDL
6 1 (0.85%) MCITP
6 1 (0.85%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.27%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 70 (59.83%) Active Directory
2 26 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (21.37%) Microsoft App-V
4 18 (15.38%) Terminal Services
5 16 (13.68%) XenDesktop
6 14 (11.97%) VMware Workstation
6 14 (11.97%) XenApp
7 12 (10.26%) Hyper-V
8 8 (6.84%) VMware Server
9 6 (5.13%) DFS Replication
10 5 (4.27%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (3.42%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.85%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (29.06%) SCCM
2 10 (8.55%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (8.55%) SafeCom
2 10 (8.55%) WSUS
3 7 (5.98%) SCOM
4 6 (5.13%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (3.42%) SCSM
5 4 (3.42%) SCVMM
5 4 (3.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (2.56%) AppDNA
6 3 (2.56%) Netcool
7 2 (1.71%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.71%) Unicenter
7 2 (1.71%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.85%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 1 (0.85%) Netcool/Webtop
8 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 65 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 56 (47.86%) Citrix
3 48 (41.03%) VMware
4 25 (21.37%) HP
5 20 (17.09%) Cisco
6 18 (15.38%) NetApp
7 13 (11.11%) Wyse
8 11 (9.40%) McAfee
9 10 (8.55%) IBM
9 10 (8.55%) Symantec
10 8 (6.84%) AppSense
10 8 (6.84%) Hortonworks
11 5 (4.27%) Meraki
12 4 (3.42%) Lotus
12 4 (3.42%) Oracle
12 4 (3.42%) SolarWinds
13 3 (2.56%) arcserve
13 3 (2.56%) Intel
13 3 (2.56%) ThinPrint
14 2 (1.71%) EMC