Period
to 20 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 692 727 735
Rank change year-on-year +35 +8 -70
Contract jobs citing Thin Client 211 124 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.60% 0.38% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 74 102
UK median daily rate £304 £311 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.41% -11.07% +6.06%
10th Percentile £128 £123 £195
90th Percentile £514 £532 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £320 £330
% change year-on-year -29.69% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 25
UK median hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.74% +6.06% -17.50%
10th Percentile £12.03 £11.87 £11.25
90th Percentile £24.05 £25.00 £19.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.62 £17.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year -16.44% +18.64% -30.59%

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 35,377 32,575 37,552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.95% 34.19% 34.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,003 21,170 24,586
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,118 1,109 1,237
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +18.42% -9.52% +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 20 July 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 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 July 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 +35 179 £335 +8.94% 16
UK excluding London +40 159 £225 -29.69% 11
London -34 51 £340 +36.00% 6
South East -8 41 £363 -19.44% 4
Scotland -14 31 £215 - 1
North of England -1 30 £210 +1.20% 2
Midlands -12 24 £135 -28.00% 3
South West +16 18 £488 +56.00% 1
West Midlands -19 18 £135 -6.09% 3
East of England +8 15 £380 +24.59%
North East +4 14 £213 +6.25%
North West 0 13 £165 -49.23% 2
East Midlands -4 5 £125 -52.38%
Yorkshire -23 3 £135 -47.57%

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 211 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 158 (74.88%) Windows
3 125 (59.24%) Citrix
4 117 (55.45%) Microsoft
5 109 (51.66%) VMware
6 105 (49.76%) Active Directory
7 98 (46.45%) VMware Infrastructure
8 97 (45.97%) Windows Server
9 83 (39.34%) Windows 10
10 80 (37.91%) Windows 7
11 79 (37.44%) SCCM
12 71 (33.65%) Windows Server 2008
13 70 (33.18%) DNS
14 62 (29.38%) DHCP
15 58 (27.49%) Microsoft App-V
15 58 (27.49%) XenApp
16 51 (24.17%) Windows Server 2003
17 50 (23.70%) Security Cleared
18 45 (21.33%) SC Cleared
18 45 (21.33%) Office 365
19 42 (19.91%) Software Delivery
20 40 (18.96%) ITIL
20 40 (18.96%) XenDesktop
21 39 (18.48%) Microsoft Office
22 38 (18.01%) Wi-Fi
22 38 (18.01%) VMware ESXi
23 37 (17.54%) Windows 8
24 36 (17.06%) Ivanti
25 35 (16.59%) 3G
26 34 (16.11%) Microsoft Azure

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 26 (12.32%) SharePoint
2 22 (10.43%) MS Exchange
3 21 (9.95%) Skype for Business
4 13 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (5.21%) IIS
5 11 (5.21%) Tomcat
6 9 (4.27%) JBoss
7 7 (3.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (3.32%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.37%) IBM Notes
8 5 (2.37%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.95%) Apache
9 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.95%) Live Communications Server
9 2 (0.95%) Mule
9 2 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.47%) CMS
10 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (18.48%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.42%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.47%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 45 (21.33%) Office 365
2 34 (16.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (6.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (6.16%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (4.27%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (4.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (3.79%) Yammer
7 5 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.37%) OpenShift
8 4 (1.90%) IaaS
9 3 (1.42%) SaaS
10 1 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 70 (33.18%) DNS
2 62 (29.38%) DHCP
3 38 (18.01%) Wi-Fi
4 35 (16.59%) 3G
5 28 (13.27%) Firewall
6 27 (12.80%) SAN
7 22 (10.43%) Skype
8 19 (9.00%) LAN
8 19 (9.00%) NetScaler
9 13 (6.16%) WAN
10 11 (5.21%) Network Security
11 9 (4.27%) VLAN
12 8 (3.79%) Fibre Channel
12 8 (3.79%) iSCSI
12 8 (3.79%) Unified Communications
12 8 (3.79%) VPN
13 6 (2.84%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (2.84%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (2.84%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (2.84%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.74%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.84%) Relational Database
2 6 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.90%) Big Data
4 3 (1.42%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.95%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.95%) DTS
5 2 (0.95%) HBase
5 2 (0.95%) MS Access
5 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.47%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.47%) MySQL
6 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (7.11%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.74%) Selenium
3 9 (4.27%) Ant
3 9 (4.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (4.27%) Travis CI
3 9 (4.27%) Vagrant
4 5 (2.37%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.37%) JIRA
5 4 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.42%) MSBuild
6 3 (1.42%) NUnit
6 3 (1.42%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.95%) Cobertura
7 2 (0.95%) JUnit
7 2 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.47%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 28 (13.27%) Finance
2 4 (1.90%) Law
2 4 (1.90%) Retail
3 2 (0.95%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.47%) Banking
4 1 (0.47%) Legal
4 1 (0.47%) Local Government
4 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 42 (19.91%) 2nd Line Support
2 31 (14.69%) Analyst
3 26 (12.32%) Desktop Support
3 26 (12.32%) Support Engineer
4 24 (11.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 19 (9.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 18 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (7.11%) IT Engineer
8 13 (6.16%) Consultant
9 12 (5.69%) Service Analyst
10 11 (5.21%) Citrix Engineer
11 10 (4.74%) Architect
11 10 (4.74%) Desktop Engineer
11 10 (4.74%) Developer
12 9 (4.27%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 9 (4.27%) DevOps Engineer
12 9 (4.27%) Project Manager
12 9 (4.27%) Service Desk Analyst
12 9 (4.27%) Support Analyst
13 8 (3.79%) Citrix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.64%) JSP
2 9 (4.27%) Node.js
2 9 (4.27%) Struts
3 7 (3.32%) Web Services
4 6 (2.84%) JSON
4 6 (2.84%) SOAP
5 5 (2.37%) jQuery
5 5 (2.37%) JSTL
5 5 (2.37%) REST
5 5 (2.37%) Vue.js
5 5 (2.37%) Web Services Management
6 4 (1.90%) Silverlight
7 3 (1.42%) .NET
7 3 (1.42%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.42%) CSS3
7 3 (1.42%) D3.js
7 3 (1.42%) HTML
7 3 (1.42%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 3 (1.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (1.42%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 211 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 23 (10.90%) Data Centre
3 19 (9.00%) Clustering
4 17 (8.06%) Computer Science
5 14 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (4.74%) PKI
7 7 (3.32%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.90%) Derivative
8 4 (1.90%) Smartcard
8 4 (1.90%) User Experience
8 4 (1.90%) Video\Live Streaming
8 4 (1.90%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.42%) CESG
9 3 (1.42%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (1.42%) NHS
9 3 (1.42%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.42%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.95%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 158 (74.88%) Windows
2 97 (45.97%) Windows Server
3 83 (39.34%) Windows 10
4 80 (37.91%) Windows 7
5 71 (33.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 51 (24.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 37 (17.54%) Windows 8
8 22 (10.43%) Linux
9 19 (9.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (5.21%) Windows XP
11 10 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (4.27%) Apple iOS
13 6 (2.84%) Unix
14 5 (2.37%) Android
15 2 (0.95%) Solaris
15 2 (0.95%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (19.91%) Software Delivery
2 40 (18.96%) ITIL
3 30 (14.22%) Migration
4 26 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (12.32%) DevOps
5 18 (8.53%) Configuration Management
5 18 (8.53%) Service Delivery
6 17 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (8.06%) Scrum
7 16 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (6.64%) Service Management
9 11 (5.21%) Application Virtualisation
9 11 (5.21%) Change Management
9 11 (5.21%) PRINCE2
10 10 (4.74%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (4.74%) Integration Testing
11 8 (3.79%) Application Packaging
11 8 (3.79%) High Availability
11 8 (3.79%) Project Management
12 7 (3.32%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (10.90%) PowerShell
2 22 (10.43%) Java
3 17 (8.06%) SQL
4 8 (3.79%) VBScript
5 5 (2.37%) C
6 4 (1.90%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.90%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.90%) Python
6 4 (1.90%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.42%) C#
7 3 (1.42%) TypeScript
7 3 (1.42%) VB
7 3 (1.42%) XAML
8 2 (0.95%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.95%) XPath
Qualifications
1 50 (23.70%) Security Cleared
2 45 (21.33%) SC Cleared
3 21 (9.95%) Degree
4 17 (8.06%) BPSS Clearance
4 17 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (7.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (5.69%) MCSE
7 11 (5.21%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (4.74%) CCA
8 10 (4.74%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (3.79%) CCNP
9 8 (3.79%) CCSE
10 6 (2.84%) CCNA
11 5 (2.37%) MCP
11 5 (2.37%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (1.42%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.42%) MCTS
13 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (5.21%) SLA
3 3 (1.42%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (1.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 105 (49.76%) Active Directory
2 98 (46.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (27.49%) Microsoft App-V
3 58 (27.49%) XenApp
4 40 (18.96%) XenDesktop
5 38 (18.01%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (10.90%) Hyper-V
7 13 (6.16%) Virtual Desktop
8 10 (4.74%) DFS Replication
8 10 (4.74%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (4.74%) XenServer
9 6 (2.84%) Terminal Services
10 5 (2.37%) vSphere
11 4 (1.90%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.95%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.95%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.95%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.47%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.47%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 79 (37.44%) SCCM
2 28 (13.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 14 (6.64%) Ansible
3 14 (6.64%) Puppet
3 14 (6.64%) vCenter Server
4 13 (6.16%) WSUS
5 10 (4.74%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (4.27%) Packer
6 9 (4.27%) Terraform
7 8 (3.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 7 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.90%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.90%) SafeCom
9 4 (1.90%) systemd
10 2 (0.95%) DameWare
10 2 (0.95%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.95%) Netcool
10 2 (0.95%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 2 (0.95%) vMotion
10 2 (0.95%) vRealize
Vendors
1 125 (59.24%) Citrix
2 117 (55.45%) Microsoft
3 109 (51.66%) VMware
4 36 (17.06%) Ivanti
5 30 (14.22%) ThinPrint
6 25 (11.85%) Wyse
7 24 (11.37%) Cisco
8 22 (10.43%) HP
9 17 (8.06%) Dell
10 10 (4.74%) Google
11 9 (4.27%) CheckPoint
11 9 (4.27%) EMC
11 9 (4.27%) MKS
12 5 (2.37%) Blue Coat
12 5 (2.37%) Clearswift
12 5 (2.37%) Lotus
12 5 (2.37%) McAfee
12 5 (2.37%) NetApp
12 5 (2.37%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.37%) Teradici