The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 82 76 67
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.16% 0.30% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.63% 1.40% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£160 £163 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -53.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £295 £370
% change year-on-year
-33.05% -20.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 - -
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
319 215 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 25.50% 21.65% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 96 111
Average daily rate £350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 19
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.38 £11.80 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.65 £16.75 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Fat Client Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Fat Client
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Fat Client Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Fat Client
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Fat Client Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
3 4 (66.67%) LAN
3 4 (66.67%) WAN
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 4 (66.67%) MS Office
3 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (66.67%) MPLS
3 4 (66.67%) Blackberry
3 4 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (66.67%) DSL
3 4 (66.67%) SAN
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) BIG-IP
3 4 (66.67%) Xen
3 4 (66.67%) WSUS
3 4 (66.67%) NLBS
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (50.00%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (50.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (50.00%) EqualLogic
4 3 (50.00%) NAS

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) SAN
1 4 (66.67%) MPLS
1 4 (66.67%) DSL
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
1 4 (66.67%) BIG-IP
1 4 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) NAS
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN
3 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (66.67%) Blackberry
3 3 (50.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCP
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) MCSA
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 4 (66.67%) Xen
1 4 (66.67%) NLBS
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (16.67%) XenApp
3 1 (16.67%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) WSUS
2 3 (50.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (50.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
3 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco
4 3 (50.00%) Symantec
4 3 (50.00%) NetApp
5 1 (16.67%) Wyse
5 1 (16.67%) Veeam