The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 47 25 27
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +2
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 3 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.65% 3.51% 4.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.09% 12.05% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 8
Average daily rate
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£275 £353 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.98% +1.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £295 £370
% change year-on-year
-35.59% -20.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
97 83 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.91% 29.12% 29.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 53 60
Average daily rate £413 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £429 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £17.25 £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.26 £26.00 £92.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Fat Client across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Fat Client Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Fat Client
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Fat Client across the Bedfordshire region.

Fat Client Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Fat Client also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Fat Client.

1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) SCCM
2 3 (75.00%) SCOM
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) WSUS
2 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (75.00%) Terminal Services
2 3 (75.00%) Wyse
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) CommVault
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) SLA
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Lotus
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (25.00%) Migration

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Fat Client also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Fat Client. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (75.00%) VPN
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Support Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Email Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Terminal Services
1 3 (75.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) WSUS
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
1 3 (75.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) CommVault
1 3 (75.00%) Wyse
2 1 (25.00%) Lotus
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix