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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fat Client
Rank 166 202 178
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -24
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 25 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.48% 0.15% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.29% 0.37% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 10
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£413 £394 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £310 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £591 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £293 £381
% change year-on-year
+32.47% -23.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -6.66%
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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
1931 2408 2208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.23% 39.23% 37.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1467 1766 1669
Average daily rate £450 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 45 48
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.60% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.44 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £42.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 42 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 32 (76.19%) Citrix
3 23 (54.76%) Windows
3 23 (54.76%) VMware
4 22 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (45.24%) Cisco
6 18 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 18 (42.86%) DNS
7 16 (38.10%) Active Directory
8 15 (35.71%) HP
8 15 (35.71%) DHCP
8 15 (35.71%) Linux
9 13 (30.95%) ITIL
9 13 (30.95%) CheckPoint
9 13 (30.95%) Firewall
9 13 (30.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (30.95%) F5
10 12 (28.57%) BIG-IP
10 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (28.57%) LAN
11 11 (26.19%) E-Commerce
11 11 (26.19%) OSPF
11 11 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (26.19%) CCNP
11 11 (26.19%) BGP
11 11 (26.19%) NetScreen
11 11 (26.19%) Blue Coat
11 11 (26.19%) CCSE
11 11 (26.19%) Cisco IOS
11 11 (26.19%) Infoblox

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 8 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 6 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.76%) IIS
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.38%) Lync
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Office
2 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.38%) ION MarketView
2 1 (2.38%) RiskWrite
2 1 (2.38%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (42.86%) DNS
2 15 (35.71%) DHCP
3 13 (30.95%) Firewall
4 12 (28.57%) BIG-IP
4 12 (28.57%) LAN
5 11 (26.19%) Cisco IOS
5 11 (26.19%) Network Security
5 11 (26.19%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (26.19%) OSPF
5 11 (26.19%) BGP
5 11 (26.19%) NetScreen
5 11 (26.19%) DMVPN
5 11 (26.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 11 (26.19%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 10 (23.81%) SAN
7 6 (14.29%) WAN
8 4 (9.52%) Ethernet
9 3 (7.14%) Internet
9 3 (7.14%) Spanning Tree
10 2 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) MS Access
2 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MSI
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
1 3 (7.14%) Publishing
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Security Specialist
1 11 (26.19%) Network Security Specialist
1 11 (26.19%) Network Specialist
2 9 (21.43%) Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Systems Administrator
3 8 (19.05%) Administrator
4 4 (9.52%) SAN Administrator
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Administrator
4 4 (9.52%) Server Administrator
5 3 (7.14%) Citrix Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) HTML
1 2 (4.76%) XML
1 2 (4.76%) RESTful
2 1 (2.38%) HTML5
2 1 (2.38%) Itk
2 1 (2.38%) Swing
2 1 (2.38%) Rendezvous
2 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.38%) JavaFX
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) CSS
2 1 (2.38%) SOAP
2 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 42 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 11 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (23.81%) Blackberry
4 4 (9.52%) Replication
4 4 (9.52%) Clustering
5 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.76%) Smartphone
6 2 (4.76%) Smartcard
7 1 (2.38%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 23 (54.76%) Windows
2 15 (35.71%) Linux
3 13 (30.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (9.52%) Windows XP
7 3 (7.14%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.38%) Windows CE
8 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) ITIL
2 11 (26.19%) E-Commerce
3 7 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 5 (11.90%) Line Management
4 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
5 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (9.52%) ITSM
5 4 (9.52%) Migration
6 3 (7.14%) Change Management
6 3 (7.14%) ITIL V3
7 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.38%) E-business
8 1 (2.38%) Project Management
8 1 (2.38%) Service Management
8 1 (2.38%) UML
8 1 (2.38%) SSADM
8 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.38%) TDD
8 1 (2.38%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) C
2 3 (7.14%) SQL
3 2 (4.76%) C#
3 2 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.38%) Perl
4 1 (2.38%) VBScript
4 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.38%) Python
4 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) CCNP
1 11 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (26.19%) CCSE
2 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (11.90%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (9.52%) MCSE
5 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.14%) Degree
6 2 (4.76%) MCP
6 2 (4.76%) A+ Certification
6 2 (4.76%) MCDST
6 2 (4.76%) MCITP
7 1 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.38%) HL7
2 1 (2.38%) DICOM
System Software
1 22 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (38.10%) Active Directory
3 11 (26.19%) XenApp
4 5 (11.90%) vSphere
4 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V
4 5 (11.90%) Xen
5 4 (9.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (9.52%) VMware Server
6 2 (4.76%) Terminal Services
6 2 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.38%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.38%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Tivoli
1 4 (9.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 4 (9.52%) HP SIM
2 2 (4.76%) WSUS
3 1 (2.38%) SCCM
3 1 (2.38%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.38%) Puppet
3 1 (2.38%) SCOrch
3 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.38%) ARCserve
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.38%) WMI
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 32 (76.19%) Citrix
2 23 (54.76%) VMware
3 19 (45.24%) Cisco
4 18 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 15 (35.71%) HP
6 13 (30.95%) CheckPoint
6 13 (30.95%) F5
7 11 (26.19%) Blue Coat
7 11 (26.19%) Infoblox
7 11 (26.19%) Imperva
8 4 (9.52%) 3PAR
8 4 (9.52%) Remedy
8 4 (9.52%) IBM
9 3 (7.14%) SAP
9 3 (7.14%) BMC
10 2 (4.76%) McAfee
10 2 (4.76%) Reuters
10 2 (4.76%) Bloomberg
10 2 (4.76%) CQG
11 1 (2.38%) BT