The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 112 128 145
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +17
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 11 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.45% 0.12% 0.032%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.59% 0.47% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
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£300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £308 £363
% change year-on-year
-19.34% -15.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -25.00%
Fat Client
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
693 635 742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.24% 24.61% 23.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 311 294
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 27
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.77 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £41.10 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Fat Client Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Fat Client
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Fat Client Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Fat Client
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Fat Client Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Fat Client
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Reading +23 9 £300 -
Bracknell - - - -
Fat Client
South East

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 21 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 20 (95.24%) Citrix
3 18 (85.71%) Windows
4 12 (57.14%) Windows 7
5 11 (52.38%) HP
6 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
6 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (42.86%) Perl
8 8 (38.10%) VB
8 8 (38.10%) C
8 8 (38.10%) UNIX
8 8 (38.10%) Linux
8 8 (38.10%) Red Hat
8 8 (38.10%) EMC
8 8 (38.10%) DHCP
8 8 (38.10%) NFS
8 8 (38.10%) DNS
8 8 (38.10%) Nagios
8 8 (38.10%) NetBackup
8 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (38.10%) Isilon
8 8 (38.10%) Bourne shell
8 8 (38.10%) Korn
9 7 (33.33%) Finance
9 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (28.57%) Lotus
10 6 (28.57%) IBM Notes
10 6 (28.57%) Client/Server
10 6 (28.57%) LAN
10 6 (28.57%) WAN

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 6 (28.57%) IBM Notes
2 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) DHCP
1 8 (38.10%) DNS
2 6 (28.57%) LAN
2 6 (28.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Linux Support
4 2 (9.52%) Linux Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Linux Server Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Server Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Release Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
4 2 (9.52%) Server Support
4 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 21 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 6 (28.57%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (38.10%) UNIX
4 8 (38.10%) Linux
4 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
3 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 2 (9.52%) Service Management
4 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.76%) Release Management
5 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) Perl
2 8 (38.10%) VB
2 8 (38.10%) C
2 8 (38.10%) Bourne shell
2 8 (38.10%) Korn
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (23.81%) HNC
2 5 (23.81%) MCSE
2 5 (23.81%) CCA
2 5 (23.81%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 8 (38.10%) NFS
3 4 (19.05%) XenApp
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) Nagios
1 8 (38.10%) NetBackup
2 2 (9.52%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) Tivoli
3 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (4.76%) Netcool
3 1 (4.76%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (4.76%) Netcool/Webtop
Vendors
1 20 (95.24%) Citrix
2 11 (52.38%) HP
3 8 (38.10%) Red Hat
3 8 (38.10%) EMC
3 8 (38.10%) Isilon
4 6 (28.57%) Lotus
5 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
5 5 (23.81%) Altiris
6 3 (14.29%) AppSense
6 3 (14.29%) Veritas
7 2 (9.52%) CA
7 2 (9.52%) NetIQ
8 1 (4.76%) Becrypt