The first 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 48 25 35
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +10
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.22% 2.53% 0.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.10% 12.82% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate
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£410 £290 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.37% -18.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £12.89 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+24.17% -11.13%
Miscellaneous Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
91 39 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.31% 19.70% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 25 19
Average daily rate £425 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £265 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £550 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.00 - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -18.00%
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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 18 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 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%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) Lotus
1 4 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 4 (100.00%) Migration
1 4 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 4 (100.00%) Test Management
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Retail
3 2 (50.00%) Email Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Mercator

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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%) IBM Notes
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
General
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Management
1 4 (100.00%) Migration
1 4 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (50.00%) Email Migration
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) Lotus
2 1 (25.00%) Mercator