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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fat Client
Rank 35 53 22
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -31
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 6 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.61% 0.39% 4.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.52% 1.64% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 9
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£300 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -26.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £308
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.86 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.69% +16.66%
Fat Client
East of England

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
92 122 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 24.66% 24.02% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 81 35
Average daily rate £350 £406 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.87% +23.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £537 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 4
Average hourly rate £26.00 £12.50 £19.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.00% -35.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.50 £13.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £12.50 £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +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
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Fat Client Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Fat Client
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fat Client within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +17 3 £300 +9.09%
Bedford - 2 £300 -
Dunstable - 1 - -
Fat Client
East of England

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 10 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 8 (80.00%) Cisco
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) Citrix
3 7 (70.00%) ITIL
3 7 (70.00%) IP Telephony
4 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (50.00%) VMware
5 4 (40.00%) VoIP
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
6 3 (30.00%) WAN
6 3 (30.00%) Windows
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (30.00%) CCNP
6 3 (30.00%) CCNA
6 3 (30.00%) LAN
6 3 (30.00%) SLA
6 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (30.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
7 2 (20.00%) Information Governance
7 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
7 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
7 2 (20.00%) Local Government
7 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (20.00%) Change Management
7 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
7 2 (20.00%) Project Management
7 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) IP Telephony
2 4 (40.00%) VoIP
3 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (10.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (10.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) SAN
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Network Specialist
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Network Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Customer Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Support
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Support
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Support
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
2 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 2 (20.00%) Information Governance
2 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CCNP
1 3 (30.00%) CCNA
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
2 1 (10.00%) TickIT
2 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) WSUS
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Citrix
3 5 (50.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) CommVault
4 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) Wyse