The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fat Client
Rank 194 179 216
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +37
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 14 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.34% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.63% 0.92% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 6
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£338 £335 £432
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.82% -22.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £213 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £280 £301
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £16.44 £17.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £17.00 £14.02
% change year-on-year
-6.70% +21.25%
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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 City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2208 2178 2715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.71% 37.53% 38.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1761 1581 1987
Average daily rate £475 £470 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 42 71
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £12.81 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £36.50 £47.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Fat Client Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Fat Client
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Fat Client Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Fat Client
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Fat Client across the City of London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Fat Client Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Fat Client
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Fat Client Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 32 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 22 (68.75%) Citrix
3 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
3 19 (59.38%) Windows
4 16 (50.00%) VMware
5 15 (46.88%) LAN
5 15 (46.88%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (43.75%) Cisco
6 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
6 14 (43.75%) ITIL
7 11 (34.38%) SAN
7 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
8 10 (31.25%) WAN
8 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (28.13%) MS Office
9 9 (28.13%) XenApp
10 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 8 (25.00%) Firewall
10 8 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (21.88%) ITSM
11 7 (21.88%) Blackberry
11 7 (21.88%) HP
11 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
12 6 (18.75%) BIG-IP
12 6 (18.75%) Xen
12 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (28.13%) MS Office
2 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (3.13%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (46.88%) LAN
2 11 (34.38%) SAN
3 10 (31.25%) WAN
4 8 (25.00%) Firewall
5 6 (18.75%) BIG-IP
6 4 (12.50%) MPLS
6 4 (12.50%) Ethernet
6 4 (12.50%) DSL
7 3 (9.38%) NAS
7 3 (9.38%) LDAP
7 3 (9.38%) DNS
7 3 (9.38%) DHCP
8 2 (6.25%) OSPF
8 2 (6.25%) BGP
8 2 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (6.25%) Network Security
8 2 (6.25%) iSCSI
8 2 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (6.25%) DMVPN
8 2 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.13%) OLTP
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.13%) TKPROF
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.13%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (3.13%) Subversion
1 1 (3.13%) Mercurial
General
1 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Swedish Language
2 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Systems Administrator
1 10 (31.25%) Administrator
2 6 (18.75%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Server Administrator
3 4 (12.50%) SAN Administrator
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) UNIX Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Network Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Security Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Network Security Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Monitoring Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Developer
5 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.25%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) XML
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) SOAP
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) XSD
2 1 (3.13%) XSLT
2 1 (3.13%) XML Schema
2 1 (3.13%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (3.13%) RESTful
2 1 (3.13%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 32 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 7 (21.88%) Blackberry
2 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (15.63%) Replication
4 4 (12.50%) Clustering
5 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
6 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
6 2 (6.25%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (6.25%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (3.13%) iPhone
7 1 (3.13%) iPad
7 1 (3.13%) BYOD
7 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
7 1 (3.13%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
4 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (15.63%) Linux
6 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 2 (6.25%) UNIX
7 2 (6.25%) Solaris
7 2 (6.25%) Ubuntu
7 2 (6.25%) CentOS
8 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) ITIL
2 8 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (21.88%) ITSM
4 5 (15.63%) Performance Management
5 4 (12.50%) Business Continuity
5 4 (12.50%) BCP
5 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 4 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
5 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 4 (12.50%) Server Building
6 3 (9.38%) Capacity Management
6 3 (9.38%) Change Management
6 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
6 3 (9.38%) Project Management
6 3 (9.38%) Service Management
6 3 (9.38%) ITIL V3
7 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
7 2 (6.25%) Migration
7 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) Python
2 3 (9.38%) Perl
2 3 (9.38%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.13%) C#
3 1 (3.13%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) XPath
3 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) MCSE
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (9.38%) Degree
4 3 (9.38%) CCNP
5 2 (6.25%) CCNA
5 2 (6.25%) RHCE
5 2 (6.25%) CCSE
5 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.13%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) HL7
2 1 (3.13%) DICOM
2 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (46.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
3 9 (28.13%) XenApp
4 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
4 6 (18.75%) Xen
5 4 (12.50%) NLBS
5 4 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (12.50%) VMware Server
5 4 (12.50%) vSphere
6 3 (9.38%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (6.25%) Terminal Services
7 2 (6.25%) ISA Server
8 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) WSUS
2 4 (12.50%) Tivoli
2 4 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (12.50%) HP SIM
3 3 (9.38%) Puppet
4 2 (6.25%) ZABBIX
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Data Guard
5 1 (3.13%) ARCserve
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 22 (68.75%) Citrix
2 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
3 16 (50.00%) VMware
4 14 (43.75%) Cisco
5 7 (21.88%) HP
6 6 (18.75%) CheckPoint
7 5 (15.63%) Remedy
8 4 (12.50%) IBM
8 4 (12.50%) 3PAR
9 3 (9.38%) F5
9 3 (9.38%) SAP
9 3 (9.38%) BMC
10 2 (6.25%) Dell
10 2 (6.25%) Oracle
10 2 (6.25%) Blue Coat
10 2 (6.25%) Infoblox
10 2 (6.25%) Imperva
11 1 (3.13%) McAfee
11 1 (3.13%) Clearswift
11 1 (3.13%) InterSystems