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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 528 546 523
Rank change year-on-year +18 -23  
Contract jobs citing Thin Client 80 93 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.56% 0.56% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 53 65
Median daily rate £363 £320 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.28% -20.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £140 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £470 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £316 £388
% change year-on-year +3.08% -18.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 10
Median hourly rate £12.07 £19.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.47% -41.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.06 £13.40 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £20.75 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £16.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -25.72% -59.37%  

Thin Client is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14408 16675 16347
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.96% 31.12% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9314 10891 9856
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 564 695
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £18.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +21.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

Thin Client
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Thin Client as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 66 £400 +28.00% 10
South East +28 25 £470 +57.32% 3
London +15 13 £425 +26.86% 3
South West -10 10 £313 -
Milton Keynes - 10 £625 -
Buckinghamshire - 10 £625 -
Hampshire +16 9 £369 - 1
Bristol -1 7 £313 -1.18%
Belfast - 7 £326 - 1
Northern Ireland - 7 £326 - 1
County Antrim - 7 £326 - 1
Yorkshire +19 5 £195 -
West Midlands +17 5 £251 - 1
East of England -3 5 £344 -8.33%
North Yorkshire - 4 £195 -
Scotland +20 3 - -
Surrey +15 3 - - 1
Essex -3 3 £300 +71.42%
East Midlands - 3 £400 - 1
Birmingham - 3 £400 - 1
Dorking - 3 - -
Colchester - 3 £300 -
Portsmouth - 3 £363 -
Berkshire +26 2 £165 -42.10%
Coventry +2 2 £102 -
Hertfordshire -1 2 £388 +3.33%
City of London -8 2 £425 -
Derby - 2 £406 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £123 -
Havant - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 163 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 111 (68.10%) Windows
3 89 (54.60%) Active Directory
3 89 (54.60%) Citrix
4 85 (52.15%) Microsoft
5 70 (42.94%) VMware
6 56 (34.36%) Windows 7
7 55 (33.74%) XenApp
8 52 (31.90%) Windows Server
9 51 (31.29%) SCCM
10 50 (30.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 48 (29.45%) XenDesktop
11 48 (29.45%) MS Office
12 45 (27.61%) AppSense
13 44 (26.99%) Microsoft App-V
13 44 (26.99%) ITIL
13 44 (26.99%) DNS
14 43 (26.38%) Windows Server 2008
15 38 (23.31%) Security Cleared
16 34 (20.86%) DHCP
16 34 (20.86%) Wyse
17 33 (20.25%) Windows Server 2003
18 31 (19.02%) Cisco
18 31 (19.02%) Finance
19 30 (18.40%) HP
20 26 (15.95%) Virtual Desktop
21 24 (14.72%) MS Exchange
22 23 (14.11%) Windows XP
22 23 (14.11%) SQL
23 22 (13.50%) Linux

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 24 (14.72%) MS Exchange
2 14 (8.59%) Skype for Business
3 10 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (5.52%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (3.07%) Apache
7 3 (1.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.84%) Live Communications Server
7 3 (1.84%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.23%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.61%) IIS
9 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.61%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 48 (29.45%) MS Office
2 17 (10.43%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.84%) AutoCAD
3 3 (1.84%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 7 (4.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.84%) Teamcenter
3 2 (1.23%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.36%) Office 365
2 4 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (26.99%) DNS
2 34 (20.86%) DHCP
3 16 (9.82%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (8.59%) BIG-IP
4 14 (8.59%) VPN
5 13 (7.98%) LAN
6 12 (7.36%) SAN
7 11 (6.75%) Firewall
7 11 (6.75%) WAN
8 10 (6.13%) 3G
8 10 (6.13%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (6.13%) Internet
8 10 (6.13%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (5.52%) Network Security
10 7 (4.29%) SSL
11 6 (3.68%) IPsec
11 6 (3.68%) Remote Desktop
11 6 (3.68%) TCP/IP
12 5 (3.07%) VoIP
12 5 (3.07%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.36%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.91%) DB2
3 6 (3.68%) MS Access
4 3 (1.84%) Big Data
5 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.61%) Impala
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (3.07%) MSI
2 4 (2.45%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.23%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.61%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.61%) JIRA
4 1 (0.61%) Selenium
4 1 (0.61%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.61%) WebDriver
General
1 31 (19.02%) Finance
2 4 (2.45%) Back Office
2 4 (2.45%) Banking
2 4 (2.45%) Local Government
3 3 (1.84%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.23%) Military
4 2 (1.23%) Retail
4 2 (1.23%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (22.70%) Analyst
2 22 (13.50%) Architect
3 14 (8.59%) Citrix Analyst
4 13 (7.98%) Enterprise Architect
4 13 (7.98%) IT Support
4 13 (7.98%) Support Engineer
4 13 (7.98%) Support Technician
5 11 (6.75%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (6.75%) IT Technician
6 10 (6.13%) Desktop Support
6 10 (6.13%) IT Support Technician
6 10 (6.13%) Support Analyst
7 9 (5.52%) Service Analyst
7 9 (5.52%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (4.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (4.29%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (4.29%) Technical Architect
9 6 (3.68%) Active Directory Analyst
9 6 (3.68%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.29%) HTML
2 5 (3.07%) Web Services
3 4 (2.45%) Middleware
3 4 (2.45%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (2.45%) XML
4 3 (1.84%) DHTML
4 3 (1.84%) HTML5
4 3 (1.84%) Itk
4 3 (1.84%) RESTful
4 3 (1.84%) XSL
4 3 (1.84%) XSLT
5 2 (1.23%) .NET
5 2 (1.23%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.61%) REST
6 1 (0.61%) SAML
6 1 (0.61%) SOAP
6 1 (0.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 163 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 22 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.98%) Data Centre
4 10 (6.13%) Clustering
5 9 (5.52%) Management Information System
6 8 (4.91%) AS400
6 8 (4.91%) Handset
6 8 (4.91%) iSeries
7 7 (4.29%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (3.68%) Blackberry
9 4 (2.45%) Client/Server
9 4 (2.45%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.84%) CMDB
10 3 (1.84%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.84%) User Experience
11 2 (1.23%) CESG
11 2 (1.23%) Digital Signage
11 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.23%) NHS
11 2 (1.23%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 111 (68.10%) Windows
2 56 (34.36%) Windows 7
3 52 (31.90%) Windows Server
4 43 (26.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (20.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (14.11%) Windows XP
7 22 (13.50%) Linux
8 18 (11.04%) Windows 8
9 17 (10.43%) Windows 10
9 17 (10.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (6.75%) Unix
11 10 (6.13%) Mac OS X
12 6 (3.68%) Solaris
13 4 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.84%) CentOS
14 3 (1.84%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (1.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (26.99%) ITIL
2 20 (12.27%) Incident Management
3 17 (10.43%) DevOps
4 16 (9.82%) Migration
5 13 (7.98%) Service Management
6 11 (6.75%) Protective Monitoring
6 11 (6.75%) Software Delivery
7 10 (6.13%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (6.13%) Server Virtualisation
8 9 (5.52%) Application Virtualisation
8 9 (5.52%) Mobile Device Management
8 9 (5.52%) Performance Management
8 9 (5.52%) Project Management
9 8 (4.91%) Problem Management
9 8 (4.91%) Validation
10 7 (4.29%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.68%) Application Packaging
11 6 (3.68%) Network Architecture
11 6 (3.68%) PRINCE2
12 5 (3.07%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.11%) SQL
2 15 (9.20%) PowerShell
3 9 (5.52%) Java
3 9 (5.52%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.29%) C
5 5 (3.07%) C++
6 4 (2.45%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.84%) C#
7 3 (1.84%) Python
7 3 (1.84%) Tcl
7 3 (1.84%) XPath
8 2 (1.23%) VB
8 2 (1.23%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.23%) VBScript
9 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.61%) VB6
Qualifications
1 38 (23.31%) Security Cleared
2 22 (13.50%) SC Cleared
3 19 (11.66%) DV Cleared
4 15 (9.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (8.59%) Degree
6 9 (5.52%) MCDST
7 8 (4.91%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (3.68%) CCNA
8 6 (3.68%) MCSE
9 4 (2.45%) CCNP
9 4 (2.45%) MCP
10 3 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.23%) CCSA
11 2 (1.23%) CCSE
11 2 (1.23%) DBS Check
11 2 (1.23%) RHCE
11 2 (1.23%) RHCSS
12 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.75%) GPG13
2 7 (4.29%) JSP 440
3 5 (3.07%) SLA
4 4 (2.45%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 89 (54.60%) Active Directory
2 55 (33.74%) XenApp
3 50 (30.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 48 (29.45%) XenDesktop
5 44 (26.99%) Microsoft App-V
6 26 (15.95%) Virtual Desktop
7 17 (10.43%) VMware ESX
8 11 (6.75%) BitLocker
9 6 (3.68%) Hyper-V
9 6 (3.68%) Terminal Services
9 6 (3.68%) XenServer
10 4 (2.45%) GFS2
10 4 (2.45%) OCFS2
10 4 (2.45%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.61%) Docker
13 1 (0.61%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 51 (31.29%) SCCM
2 11 (6.75%) AppDNA
2 11 (6.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 8 (4.91%) NetBackup
3 8 (4.91%) Tivoli
4 7 (4.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (3.68%) Netcool
5 6 (3.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (3.68%) Unicenter
6 5 (3.07%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 4 (2.45%) Ansible
7 4 (2.45%) vRealize
8 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.84%) Puppet
9 1 (0.61%) DameWare
9 1 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 89 (54.60%) Citrix
2 85 (52.15%) Microsoft
3 70 (42.94%) VMware
4 45 (27.61%) AppSense
5 34 (20.86%) Wyse
6 31 (19.02%) Cisco
7 30 (18.40%) HP
8 15 (9.20%) Oracle
9 14 (8.59%) F5
10 13 (7.98%) CheckPoint
11 12 (7.36%) ThinPrint
12 11 (6.75%) Apple
12 11 (6.75%) Palo Alto
12 11 (6.75%) Symantec
13 10 (6.13%) Dell
14 9 (5.52%) CA
15 8 (4.91%) Hitachi
15 8 (4.91%) IBM
15 8 (4.91%) Remedy
15 8 (4.91%) Veritas
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