Period
to 23 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 706 693 716
Rank change year-on-year -13 +23 -93
Contract jobs citing Thin Client 171 145 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.50% 0.47% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 74 108
UK median daily rate £225 £325 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.77% -6.47% -10.32%
10th Percentile £130 £120 £140
90th Percentile £517 £545 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £218 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -33.08% - -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 17
UK median hourly rate £11.52 £15.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.23% -30.23% +26.47%
10th Percentile £10.29 £11.47 £11.10
90th Percentile £15.54 £29.50 £23.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.52 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -34.20% -18.60% +7.50%

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 34,266 30,905 35,344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.90% 33.59% 33.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,521 20,055 22,976
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £260 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,067 1,090 1,250
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £20.97 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.91% -1.73% +21.94%
10th Percentile £11.39 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.50 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.11 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.92% -9.02% +20.00%

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 April 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 April 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 -18 141 £230 -29.23% 16
UK excluding London -29 131 £218 -33.08% 17
South East +1 52 £480 +2.02% 4
London -40 37 £450 +38.46% 2
Scotland -11 27 £210 +61.54% 3
Midlands -1 22 £169 -57.81% 1
North of England -1 19 £210 -1.75% 3
East Midlands +8 12 £125 -52.38% 1
North East +28 11 £210 -1.18% 1
West Midlands +3 10 £208 -51.18%
South West -4 7 £140 -55.20% 3
North West -12 4 £308 +2.50% 1
East of England -12 4 £130 -56.67% 3
Yorkshire -14 4 £200 +2.56% 1

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 171 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 100 (58.48%) Microsoft
3 97 (56.73%) Windows
4 75 (43.86%) Citrix
5 72 (42.11%) Active Directory
6 55 (32.16%) SCCM
6 55 (32.16%) VMware
7 52 (30.41%) Windows Server
8 49 (28.65%) Windows 10
9 48 (28.07%) VMware Infrastructure
10 43 (25.15%) Security Cleared
11 42 (24.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 41 (23.98%) DNS
13 39 (22.81%) ITIL
13 39 (22.81%) SQL Server
14 38 (22.22%) DHCP
14 38 (22.22%) Windows 7
15 36 (21.05%) SC Cleared
15 36 (21.05%) DevOps
16 35 (20.47%) XenApp
17 32 (18.71%) Software Delivery
17 32 (18.71%) Java
18 31 (18.13%) Microsoft App-V
18 31 (18.13%) Continuous Integration
19 29 (16.96%) Use Case
19 29 (16.96%) Windows 8
20 28 (16.37%) Degree
20 28 (16.37%) Clustering
20 28 (16.37%) 3G
20 28 (16.37%) Wi-Fi

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 16 (9.36%) SharePoint
2 12 (7.02%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.68%) Skype for Business
5 7 (4.09%) IIS
6 4 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.34%) IBM Notes
6 4 (2.34%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.34%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.17%) Mule
7 2 (1.17%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.58%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (14.04%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (12.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (5.26%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (2.34%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.58%) OPENHousing
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.70%) Office 365
2 18 (10.53%) OpenShift
3 12 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (5.85%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (2.92%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (2.34%) Yammer
8 3 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.17%) IaaS
9 2 (1.17%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (23.98%) DNS
2 38 (22.22%) DHCP
3 28 (16.37%) 3G
3 28 (16.37%) Wi-Fi
4 14 (8.19%) SAN
5 13 (7.60%) Firewall
5 13 (7.60%) VPN
6 12 (7.02%) Remote Desktop
7 10 (5.85%) NetScaler
8 8 (4.68%) Skype
9 6 (3.51%) LAN
9 6 (3.51%) SMS
9 6 (3.51%) WAN
10 5 (2.92%) iSCSI
11 4 (2.34%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (2.34%) Internet
11 4 (2.34%) TCP/IP
11 4 (2.34%) VLAN
11 4 (2.34%) VoIP
12 3 (1.75%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (22.81%) SQL Server
2 25 (14.62%) Relational Database
3 12 (7.02%) Oracle Database
4 9 (5.26%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.34%) Big Data
6 4 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.75%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.17%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.17%) DTS
8 2 (1.17%) HBase
8 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.58%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.58%) MySQL
9 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (15.20%) Git (software)
2 19 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 10 (5.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (5.85%) Visual Studio
4 9 (5.26%) MSBuild
4 9 (5.26%) NUnit
5 7 (4.09%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.17%) Cobertura
6 2 (1.17%) JUnit
6 2 (1.17%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.58%) JIRA
7 1 (0.58%) Selenium
7 1 (0.58%) Subversion
General
1 21 (12.28%) Finance
2 11 (6.43%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.17%) Publishing
4 1 (0.58%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.58%) Banking
4 1 (0.58%) Law
4 1 (0.58%) Local Government
4 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 32 (18.71%) Analyst
3 31 (18.13%) Developer
4 28 (16.37%) Support Engineer
5 25 (14.62%) Desktop Support
6 20 (11.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 17 (9.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 15 (8.77%) Full Stack Developer
9 10 (5.85%) Deployment Engineer
9 10 (5.85%) Support Analyst
10 9 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
11 8 (4.68%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 8 (4.68%) C# Developer
11 8 (4.68%) Service Analyst
11 8 (4.68%) Service Desk Analyst
12 7 (4.09%) Business Test Analyst
12 7 (4.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (4.09%) WPF Developer
13 6 (3.51%) Technical Support
13 6 (3.51%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.62%) JSON
2 22 (12.87%) SOAP
3 20 (11.70%) jQuery
3 20 (11.70%) JSP
3 20 (11.70%) JSTL
3 20 (11.70%) Node.js
4 18 (10.53%) AngularJS
4 18 (10.53%) CSS
4 18 (10.53%) CSS3
4 18 (10.53%) D3.js
4 18 (10.53%) HTML
4 18 (10.53%) HTML5
4 18 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 18 (10.53%) Vue (Vue.js)
5 17 (9.94%) Electron Framework
6 13 (7.60%) REST
7 9 (5.26%) .NET
7 9 (5.26%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 9 (5.26%) Unity DI Container
7 9 (5.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 171 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 28 (16.37%) Clustering
3 23 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.02%) Computer Science
5 9 (5.26%) PKI
6 7 (4.09%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.51%) iPhone
8 5 (2.92%) Public Cloud
9 4 (2.34%) Blackberry
9 4 (2.34%) Derivative
9 4 (2.34%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.34%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.75%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.75%) Private Cloud
11 2 (1.17%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (1.17%) Equities
11 2 (1.17%) User Experience
12 1 (0.58%) CESG
12 1 (0.58%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 97 (56.73%) Windows
2 52 (30.41%) Windows Server
3 49 (28.65%) Windows 10
4 42 (24.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 29 (16.96%) Windows 8
7 27 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (9.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (8.77%) Android
10 10 (5.85%) Apple iOS
10 10 (5.85%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.17%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.58%) Linux
12 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.58%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (22.81%) ITIL
2 36 (21.05%) DevOps
3 32 (18.71%) Software Delivery
4 31 (18.13%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (16.96%) Use Case
6 27 (15.79%) Scrum
7 26 (15.20%) User Stories
8 22 (12.87%) Multithreading
9 21 (12.28%) Continuous Deployment
10 18 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (9.36%) Business Analysis
12 13 (7.60%) Project Management
12 13 (7.60%) Service Management
12 13 (7.60%) Unit Testing
13 12 (7.02%) Linear Programming
13 12 (7.02%) PRINCE2
13 12 (7.02%) Waterfall
14 11 (6.43%) BDD
14 11 (6.43%) Migration
15 10 (5.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 32 (18.71%) Java
2 18 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 16 (9.36%) TypeScript
4 9 (5.26%) C#
4 9 (5.26%) XAML
5 6 (3.51%) SQL
5 6 (3.51%) VBScript
6 2 (1.17%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.17%) VB
6 2 (1.17%) XPath
7 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 43 (25.15%) Security Cleared
2 36 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 28 (16.37%) Degree
4 15 (8.77%) Numerate Degree
5 13 (7.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (6.43%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (5.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (3.51%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (2.92%) CCA
9 5 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.75%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.75%) MCSE
11 2 (1.17%) CCNA
11 2 (1.17%) CCNP
11 2 (1.17%) CCSE
11 2 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.17%) MCITP
11 2 (1.17%) MCP
11 2 (1.17%) MCSA
11 2 (1.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.60%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (4.09%) SLA
3 2 (1.17%) PMO
4 1 (0.58%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 72 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 48 (28.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (20.47%) XenApp
4 31 (18.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 18 (10.53%) XenDesktop
6 12 (7.02%) Hyper-V
6 12 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.92%) DFS Replication
7 5 (2.92%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (2.92%) XenServer
8 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (2.34%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.75%) Docker
9 3 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.17%) BitLocker
10 2 (1.17%) vSphere
11 1 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.58%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.58%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 55 (32.16%) SCCM
2 21 (12.28%) Ansible
2 21 (12.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (4.09%) BladeLogic
3 7 (4.09%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (4.09%) vCenter Server
4 4 (2.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (2.34%) Puppet
5 3 (1.75%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.75%) Packer
6 2 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.58%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.58%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.58%) OfficeScan
7 1 (0.58%) SCOM
7 1 (0.58%) SCSM
7 1 (0.58%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.58%) Terraform
Vendors
1 100 (58.48%) Microsoft
2 75 (43.86%) Citrix
3 55 (32.16%) VMware
4 27 (15.79%) Ivanti
5 24 (14.04%) ThinPrint
6 17 (9.94%) Cisco
7 14 (8.19%) Oracle
8 11 (6.43%) HP
9 8 (4.68%) Dell
10 6 (3.51%) Apple
11 5 (2.92%) EMC
11 5 (2.92%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.34%) Lotus
13 3 (1.75%) Fujitsu
13 3 (1.75%) Symantec
13 3 (1.75%) Wyse
14 2 (1.17%) CheckPoint
14 2 (1.17%) McAfee
14 2 (1.17%) NetApp
14 2 (1.17%) Palo Alto