Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 697 763 710
Rank change year-on-year +66 -53 +69
Contract jobs citing Thin Client 209 125 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.60% 0.36% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 59 95
UK median daily rate £378 £200 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +88.75% -38.46% -1.52%
10th Percentile £128 £122 £188
90th Percentile £550 £517 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £200 £325
% change year-on-year +83.75% -38.46% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 32
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £15.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.44% -19.60%
10th Percentile £13.80 £12.91 £11.25
90th Percentile £28.25 £21.27 £21.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.35 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.99% +8.41% -11.11%

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 34,703 34,707 34,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.08% 33.62% 33.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,888 23,074 22,186
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,036 1,004 1,207
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.92 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.24% +4.61% +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.32 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.75% - +7.99%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +83 196 £378 +71.59% 25
UK excluding London +25 139 £368 +83.75% 19
London +46 68 £473 +111.17% 6
South East +9 39 £375 -16.67% 7
Midlands -22 25 £164 -8.68% 1
North of England +3 23 £301 +72.14% 6
South West -23 22 £375 +124.75% 4
West Midlands -19 20 £169 -14.01% 1
East of England - 19 £468 - 1
North West -3 14 £165 +59.04% 2
Scotland -9 10 £140 +12.00%
Yorkshire -9 8 £390 +108.00% 4
East Midlands -1 4 £160 +10.34%
North East 0 1 - -
Wales -26 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 209 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 147 (70.33%) Windows
3 112 (53.59%) Microsoft
4 84 (40.19%) Windows 10
5 79 (37.80%) Active Directory
5 79 (37.80%) Citrix
6 75 (35.89%) Windows 7
7 72 (34.45%) VMware
8 68 (32.54%) Windows Server
9 67 (32.06%) VMware Infrastructure
10 60 (28.71%) SCCM
11 55 (26.32%) ITIL
12 53 (25.36%) Office 365
13 45 (21.53%) Windows Server 2008
13 45 (21.53%) Microsoft App-V
14 41 (19.62%) Microsoft Azure
15 40 (19.14%) Hyper-V
16 37 (17.70%) SQL Server
17 32 (15.31%) Clustering
17 32 (15.31%) Security Cleared
17 32 (15.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 31 (14.83%) PowerShell
18 31 (14.83%) Wyse
19 30 (14.35%) Java
19 30 (14.35%) XenApp
19 30 (14.35%) VMware ESXi
19 30 (14.35%) DevOps
20 29 (13.88%) Jenkins
20 29 (13.88%) XenDesktop
20 29 (13.88%) Continuous Integration

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 23 (11.00%) Skype for Business
2 19 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 18 (8.61%) MS Exchange
4 9 (4.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (3.83%) IIS
6 6 (2.87%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (2.87%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (2.39%) IBM Notes
7 5 (2.39%) JBoss
7 5 (2.39%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.91%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.44%) Apache
9 3 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.44%) Live Communications Server
10 1 (0.48%) CMS
Applications
1 24 (11.48%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (10.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 53 (25.36%) Office 365
2 41 (19.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (8.61%) OpenShift
4 16 (7.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (6.70%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (4.78%) AWS CloudFormation
6 10 (4.78%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (3.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 8 (3.83%) Yammer
8 7 (3.35%) Datadog
9 1 (0.48%) IaaS
9 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.96%) SAN
2 24 (11.48%) DNS
2 24 (11.48%) Skype
3 21 (10.05%) Firewall
3 21 (10.05%) NetScaler
4 20 (9.57%) DHCP
4 20 (9.57%) LAN
5 18 (8.61%) WAN
6 14 (6.70%) Internet
7 11 (5.26%) VLAN
8 9 (4.31%) Fibre Channel
8 9 (4.31%) iSCSI
8 9 (4.31%) MPLS
9 8 (3.83%) IP Telephony
10 7 (3.35%) Network Security
10 7 (3.35%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (3.35%) VPN
11 4 (1.91%) VoIP
12 2 (0.96%) TCP/IP
12 2 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (17.70%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.91%) MS Access
4 3 (1.44%) MySQL
5 1 (0.48%) DTS
5 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (13.88%) Jenkins
2 18 (8.61%) Git (software)
3 14 (6.70%) JIRA
4 10 (4.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (4.78%) Travis CI
4 10 (4.78%) Vagrant
5 8 (3.83%) JMeter
6 5 (2.39%) Selenium
7 2 (0.96%) Ant
8 1 (0.48%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.48%) Gatling
8 1 (0.48%) IBM UrbanCode
8 1 (0.48%) NeoLoad
8 1 (0.48%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (10.05%) Finance
2 10 (4.78%) Law
3 5 (2.39%) Retail
4 2 (0.96%) Advertising
4 2 (0.96%) Marketing
4 2 (0.96%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.48%) Legal
5 1 (0.48%) Military
Job Titles
1 34 (16.27%) Analyst
2 31 (14.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (11.00%) Developer
4 21 (10.05%) Angular Developer
4 21 (10.05%) Service Analyst
4 21 (10.05%) Service Desk Analyst
5 20 (9.57%) Desktop Support
6 18 (8.61%) Full Stack Developer
7 16 (7.66%) Desktop Engineer
7 16 (7.66%) Node.js Developer
8 14 (6.70%) Support Engineer
9 13 (6.22%) Consultant
9 13 (6.22%) Project Manager
10 12 (5.74%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (5.74%) Architect
10 12 (5.74%) Infrastructure Manager
10 12 (5.74%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 10 (4.78%) Citrix Consultant
11 10 (4.78%) IT Engineer
11 10 (4.78%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.40%) JSP
2 25 (11.96%) jQuery
3 24 (11.48%) CSS
3 24 (11.48%) HTML
4 23 (11.00%) AngularJS
4 23 (11.00%) Node.js
4 23 (11.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 18 (8.61%) CSS3
5 18 (8.61%) D3.js
5 18 (8.61%) Electron Framework
5 18 (8.61%) HTML5
5 18 (8.61%) JSON
5 18 (8.61%) JSTL
5 18 (8.61%) REST
5 18 (8.61%) SOAP
5 18 (8.61%) Vue.js
6 8 (3.83%) Elastic Stack
7 7 (3.35%) .NET
8 5 (2.39%) Struts
9 3 (1.44%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 209 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 32 (15.31%) Clustering
3 26 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (11.48%) Data Centre
5 10 (4.78%) PKI
6 9 (4.31%) Blackberry
7 8 (3.83%) User Experience
8 7 (3.35%) iPhone
8 7 (3.35%) Smartcard
8 7 (3.35%) Video\Live Streaming
9 6 (2.87%) iPad
9 6 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (2.39%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.44%) CESG
11 3 (1.44%) Freedom of Information
11 3 (1.44%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.96%) HP StoreVirtual
13 1 (0.48%) FlexPod
13 1 (0.48%) Private Cloud
13 1 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 147 (70.33%) Windows
2 84 (40.19%) Windows 10
3 75 (35.89%) Windows 7
4 68 (32.54%) Windows Server
5 45 (21.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (11.96%) Linux
7 14 (6.70%) Windows XP
8 10 (4.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (4.31%) CentOS
9 9 (4.31%) Ubuntu
9 9 (4.31%) Unix
9 9 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (3.83%) Android
10 8 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (3.35%) Windows 8
12 6 (2.87%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.96%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.96%) Solaris
14 1 (0.48%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (26.32%) ITIL
2 32 (15.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 30 (14.35%) DevOps
4 29 (13.88%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (11.48%) Migration
6 23 (11.00%) Configuration Management
6 23 (11.00%) Scrum
7 19 (9.09%) Service Delivery
8 18 (8.61%) Continuous Deployment
8 18 (8.61%) Multithreading
8 18 (8.61%) Use Case
8 18 (8.61%) User Stories
9 17 (8.13%) Service Management
10 15 (7.18%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (7.18%) Application Packaging
10 15 (7.18%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (6.70%) Application Virtualisation
12 13 (6.22%) Mobile Device Management
12 13 (6.22%) PRINCE2
13 11 (5.26%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (14.83%) PowerShell
2 30 (14.35%) Java
3 19 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 18 (8.61%) TypeScript
5 15 (7.18%) SQL
6 10 (4.78%) VBScript
7 8 (3.83%) VB
8 7 (3.35%) Bash Shell
8 7 (3.35%) Python
8 7 (3.35%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.96%) C
10 1 (0.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (15.31%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.57%) Degree
3 18 (8.61%) Numerate Degree
4 17 (8.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (7.18%) MCSE
6 14 (6.70%) SC Cleared
7 10 (4.78%) CCA
7 10 (4.78%) Citrix Certification
8 8 (3.83%) MCP
9 7 (3.35%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (2.87%) CCNA
10 6 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (2.87%) DV Cleared
10 6 (2.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (2.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (1.91%) A+ Certification
12 4 (1.91%) MCITP
12 4 (1.91%) MCSA
13 3 (1.44%) CCSE
13 3 (1.44%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.31%) SLA
2 4 (1.91%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (1.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 79 (37.80%) Active Directory
2 67 (32.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (21.53%) Microsoft App-V
4 40 (19.14%) Hyper-V
5 30 (14.35%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (14.35%) XenApp
6 29 (13.88%) XenDesktop
7 15 (7.18%) Virtual Desktop
8 13 (6.22%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (4.31%) XenServer
10 8 (3.83%) DFS Replication
10 8 (3.83%) Terminal Services
10 8 (3.83%) VirtualBox
11 7 (3.35%) Terminal Server
11 7 (3.35%) VMware NSX
11 7 (3.35%) vSphere
12 6 (2.87%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (1.44%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.48%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 60 (28.71%) SCCM
2 28 (13.40%) Ansible
3 22 (10.53%) WSUS
4 17 (8.13%) Puppet
5 15 (7.18%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (5.74%) Microsoft Intune
7 10 (4.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 10 (4.78%) Packer
7 10 (4.78%) Terraform
8 8 (3.83%) NetBackup
9 7 (3.35%) systemd
10 6 (2.87%) AirWatch
10 6 (2.87%) SafeCom
10 6 (2.87%) vCenter Server
11 5 (2.39%) vMotion
11 5 (2.39%) vRealize
12 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Clustering
13 3 (1.44%) Netcool
13 3 (1.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 3 (1.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 112 (53.59%) Microsoft
2 79 (37.80%) Citrix
3 72 (34.45%) VMware
4 31 (14.83%) Wyse
5 27 (12.92%) Cisco
6 18 (8.61%) Dell
6 18 (8.61%) HP
7 15 (7.18%) Splunk
8 10 (4.78%) Google
8 10 (4.78%) MKS
9 9 (4.31%) Ivanti
9 9 (4.31%) Palo Alto
10 8 (3.83%) CA
10 8 (3.83%) McAfee
10 8 (3.83%) New Relic
11 7 (3.35%) Symantec
12 6 (2.87%) IPFX
12 6 (2.87%) Sony
13 5 (2.39%) Teradici
13 5 (2.39%) Xerox