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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 557 557 519
Rank change year-on-year 0 -38  
Contract jobs citing Thin Client 57 92 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.52% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 49 51
Median daily rate £239 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.78% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £182 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £492 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £220 £350 £280
% change year-on-year -37.14% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 12
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.47% -11.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.51 £11.25 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £20.58 £22.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £15.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +34.42% -7.57%  

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 15670 17861 17809
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.26% 33.25% 31.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14461 16373 15825
Median daily rate £450 £425 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £630 £636
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 850 842
Median hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +21.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.61 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £47.83 £49.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +8.69% +27.77%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Thin Client in the UK

Thin Client
Top 8 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 29 June 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 -6 55 £239 -31.78% 10
UK excluding London +37 38 £220 -37.14% 7
London -3 18 £250 -41.17% 5
Midlands +27 17 £125 -72.97% 1
North of England +35 8 £215 -8.51% 2
South East +8 7 £247 -35.21% 2
East of England -9 5 £305 -12.85%
Scotland +34 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 135 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 79 (58.52%) Citrix
3 75 (55.56%) Windows
4 69 (51.11%) Active Directory
5 68 (50.37%) Microsoft
6 51 (37.78%) VMware
7 36 (26.67%) HP
7 36 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 35 (25.93%) Security Cleared
8 35 (25.93%) XenApp
8 35 (25.93%) XenDesktop
9 34 (25.19%) SCCM
10 33 (24.44%) Windows Server
11 30 (22.22%) Windows 7
11 30 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 29 (21.48%) ITIL
13 28 (20.74%) Microsoft Office
14 27 (20.00%) AppSense
15 26 (19.26%) Finance
16 25 (18.52%) MS Exchange
17 24 (17.78%) Wyse
18 23 (17.04%) Cisco
19 22 (16.30%) DV Cleared
20 21 (15.56%) Migration
21 20 (14.81%) Data Centre
21 20 (14.81%) Windows 10
22 19 (14.07%) PowerShell
22 19 (14.07%) Windows Server 2008
22 19 (14.07%) Windows Server 2003
22 19 (14.07%) DNS

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 25 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 13 (9.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (5.19%) SharePoint
6 6 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (3.70%) Apache
7 5 (3.70%) Live Communications Server
7 5 (3.70%) Skype for Business
8 4 (2.96%) IBM Notes
8 4 (2.96%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.48%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.74%) IIS
11 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.74%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 28 (20.74%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.48%) AutoCAD
2 2 (1.48%) Siemens NX
3 1 (0.74%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.48%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.89%) Office 365
2 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.74%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.07%) DNS
2 17 (12.59%) DHCP
3 14 (10.37%) SAN
4 13 (9.63%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (8.89%) BIG-IP
6 10 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (5.93%) VPN
8 6 (4.44%) Network Security
8 6 (4.44%) SSL
9 5 (3.70%) Firewall
9 5 (3.70%) Internet
9 5 (3.70%) LAN
9 5 (3.70%) NetScaler
9 5 (3.70%) WAN
10 4 (2.96%) 3G
10 4 (2.96%) IPsec
10 4 (2.96%) LDAP
10 4 (2.96%) TCP/IP
10 4 (2.96%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.44%) MS Access
3 3 (2.22%) Big Data
4 2 (1.48%) DB2
4 2 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.74%) Impala
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (3.70%) MSI
2 4 (2.96%) AdminStudio
3 3 (2.22%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.48%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.74%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.74%) JIRA
5 1 (0.74%) Selenium
5 1 (0.74%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.74%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (19.26%) Finance
2 9 (6.67%) Banking
3 4 (2.96%) Retail
4 3 (2.22%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.48%) Local Government
6 1 (0.74%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.74%) Back Office
6 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.74%) Law
6 1 (0.74%) Legal
6 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (27.41%) Analyst
2 23 (17.04%) Desktop Support
3 20 (14.81%) Architect
4 11 (8.15%) Desktop Analyst
4 11 (8.15%) Support Analyst
5 10 (7.41%) Enterprise Architect
6 9 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 9 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 7 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (5.19%) Developer
7 7 (5.19%) IT Support
7 7 (5.19%) Technical Architect
7 7 (5.19%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (4.44%) Administrator
8 6 (4.44%) Citrix Analyst
8 6 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (3.70%) Applications Packager
9 5 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.93%) HTML
2 5 (3.70%) HTML5
2 5 (3.70%) RESTful
3 4 (2.96%) Middleware
3 4 (2.96%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (2.96%) Web Services
4 3 (2.22%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.22%) XML
5 2 (1.48%) .NET
5 2 (1.48%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.48%) DHTML
5 2 (1.48%) Itk
5 2 (1.48%) XSL
5 2 (1.48%) XSLT
6 1 (0.74%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.74%) Flash
6 1 (0.74%) SAML
6 1 (0.74%) SOAP
6 1 (0.74%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 135 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 20 (14.81%) Data Centre
3 16 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (9.63%) Management Information System
5 12 (8.89%) CMDB
6 11 (8.15%) Blackberry
7 10 (7.41%) Clustering
8 5 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (2.96%) AS400
9 4 (2.96%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.96%) iSeries
9 4 (2.96%) User Experience
10 3 (2.22%) Handset
11 2 (1.48%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.48%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.74%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.74%) iPad
12 1 (0.74%) iPhone
12 1 (0.74%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 75 (55.56%) Windows
2 33 (24.44%) Windows Server
3 30 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 20 (14.81%) Windows 10
5 19 (14.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (14.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (12.59%) Windows XP
7 14 (10.37%) Windows 8
8 12 (8.89%) Linux
8 12 (8.89%) Unix
9 11 (8.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (3.70%) Apple iOS
10 5 (3.70%) Solaris
11 4 (2.96%) Mac OS X
11 4 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (2.22%) CentOS
12 3 (2.22%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (1.48%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.74%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.48%) ITIL
2 21 (15.56%) Migration
3 16 (11.85%) DevOps
4 14 (10.37%) Configuration Management
4 14 (10.37%) Service Management
5 11 (8.15%) Protective Monitoring
6 10 (7.41%) Incident Management
7 9 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (6.67%) Problem Management
8 8 (5.93%) Mobile Device Management
9 7 (5.19%) Validation
10 6 (4.44%) Identity Management
10 6 (4.44%) Project Management
11 5 (3.70%) Application Packaging
11 5 (3.70%) High Availability
11 5 (3.70%) Mentoring
11 5 (3.70%) Release Management
11 5 (3.70%) Server Virtualisation
11 5 (3.70%) Task Automation
12 4 (2.96%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.07%) PowerShell
2 14 (10.37%) SQL
3 10 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.44%) Java
4 6 (4.44%) VBScript
5 5 (3.70%) C
6 4 (2.96%) C++
6 4 (2.96%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.22%) C#
7 3 (2.22%) Python
8 2 (1.48%) Tcl
8 2 (1.48%) VB
8 2 (1.48%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.48%) XPath
9 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.74%) Perl
9 1 (0.74%) VB6
Qualifications
1 35 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 22 (16.30%) DV Cleared
3 12 (8.89%) SC Cleared
4 11 (8.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.44%) Degree
6 4 (2.96%) MCDST
7 2 (1.48%) CCNP
7 2 (1.48%) CCSE
7 2 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.48%) MCP
7 2 (1.48%) MCSE
7 2 (1.48%) RHCE
7 2 (1.48%) RHCSS
7 2 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.74%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.15%) GPG13
2 6 (4.44%) SLA
3 4 (2.96%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.48%) QA
5 1 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 69 (51.11%) Active Directory
2 36 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (25.93%) XenApp
3 35 (25.93%) XenDesktop
4 30 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 17 (12.59%) Virtual Desktop
6 8 (5.93%) Hyper-V
7 6 (4.44%) Terminal Services
7 6 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.96%) BitLocker
8 4 (2.96%) GFS2
8 4 (2.96%) OCFS2
8 4 (2.96%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (2.96%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (2.22%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.48%) XenServer
11 1 (0.74%) Docker
11 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (25.19%) SCCM
2 11 (8.15%) AppDNA
3 7 (5.19%) NetBackup
3 7 (5.19%) Netcool
4 6 (4.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (4.44%) Unicenter
5 5 (3.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 4 (2.96%) Ansible
6 4 (2.96%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.96%) SafeCom
6 4 (2.96%) vRealize
6 4 (2.96%) WSUS
7 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (2.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (2.22%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.48%) SCOM
9 1 (0.74%) Netcool/Webtop
9 1 (0.74%) Puppet
Vendors
1 79 (58.52%) Citrix
2 68 (50.37%) Microsoft
3 51 (37.78%) VMware
4 36 (26.67%) HP
5 27 (20.00%) AppSense
6 24 (17.78%) Wyse
7 23 (17.04%) Cisco
8 13 (9.63%) Oracle
9 12 (8.89%) F5
10 11 (8.15%) Palo Alto
11 10 (7.41%) NetApp
12 9 (6.67%) ThinPrint
13 7 (5.19%) Remedy
13 7 (5.19%) Symantec
13 7 (5.19%) Veritas
14 6 (4.44%) Apple
14 6 (4.44%) Dell
14 6 (4.44%) EMC
14 6 (4.44%) IBM
14 6 (4.44%) McAfee
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