The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 45 - 48
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 6 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.22% - 0.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.38% - 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£343 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £308 £355
% change year-on-year
-8.94% -13.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £11.84
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +14.02%
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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 Cambridge region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
137 96 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 27.79% 26.37% 33.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 52 67
Average daily rate £325 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £164 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 15 40
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £11.40 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £60.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Fat Client Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Fat Client
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Fat Client Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Fat Client
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Fat Client across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Fat Client Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Fat Client
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Fat Client Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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%) Thin Client
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
3 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (66.67%) MSI
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (66.67%) AppSense
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) Content Management
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (16.67%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (16.67%) Content Management Server
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (16.67%) Remedy
5 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
5 1 (16.67%) OOP
5 1 (16.67%) OO
5 1 (16.67%) RAD
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (16.67%) Content Management Server
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) ADSL
1 1 (16.67%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Discoverer
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MSI
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) Toad
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Applications Packager
2 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
1 1 (16.67%) OOP
1 1 (16.67%) OO
1 1 (16.67%) RAD
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
1 1 (16.67%) Content Management
1 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) AppSense
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) Remedy
4 1 (16.67%) VMware