The first 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the City of London region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 204 196 206
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 11 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.51% 0.46% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 7
Average daily rate £350 £434 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.30% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £294 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £535 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £264 £423 £350
% change year-on-year
-37.63% +20.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -45.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2174 1975 2667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 32.81% 31.30% 32.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1624 1461 1990
Average daily rate £500 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 55 81
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £135.00 £46.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
Fat Client
London

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014, 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 25 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 15 (60.00%) Windows
3 14 (56.00%) Citrix
4 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
5 8 (32.00%) XenApp
6 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
7 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (24.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (24.00%) Migration
8 5 (20.00%) Finance
8 5 (20.00%) SQL
9 4 (16.00%) Linux
9 4 (16.00%) Cisco
9 4 (16.00%) ETL
9 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (16.00%) Wyse
9 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (16.00%) Data Migration
9 4 (16.00%) VMware
10 3 (12.00%) SCCM
10 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
10 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (12.00%) Release Management
10 3 (12.00%) Firewall
10 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
10 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
10 3 (12.00%) Agresso

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (24.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.00%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Agresso
2 2 (8.00%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Firewall
1 3 (12.00%) WAN
2 2 (8.00%) NetScaler
2 2 (8.00%) DHCP
2 2 (8.00%) VoIP
2 2 (8.00%) VPN
2 2 (8.00%) DNS
2 2 (8.00%) SAN
3 1 (4.00%) BIG-IP
3 1 (4.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (4.00%) MPLS
3 1 (4.00%) DSL
3 1 (4.00%) SSL
3 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) MySQL
2 2 (8.00%) EDRMS
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.00%) Essbase
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.00%) DTS
3 1 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) Developer
2 3 (12.00%) Data Migration Specialist
2 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) SCCM Specialist
3 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (8.00%) Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Deployment Specialist
3 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Citrix Specialist
4 1 (4.00%) Implementation Specialist
4 1 (4.00%) Network Specialist
4 1 (4.00%) Implementation Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Silverlight
2 1 (4.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.00%) Derivative
3 1 (4.00%) Equities
3 1 (4.00%) Contract for Difference
3 1 (4.00%) Spread Betting
3 1 (4.00%) EqualLogic
3 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (16.00%) Linux
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (8.00%) UNIX
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
7 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Migration
2 4 (16.00%) ETL
2 4 (16.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (12.00%) Release Management
3 3 (12.00%) High Availability
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 2 (8.00%) ERP
4 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.00%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (4.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) TDD
5 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) XPath
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.00%) PHP
2 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (32.00%) XenApp
3 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (12.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.00%) Xen
5 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) SCCM
2 2 (8.00%) WSUS
3 1 (4.00%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Citrix
2 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.00%) Cisco
3 4 (16.00%) Wyse
3 4 (16.00%) VMware
4 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (4.00%) AppSense
5 1 (4.00%) McAfee
5 1 (4.00%) NetApp
5 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.00%) Juniper
5 1 (4.00%) Clearswift
5 1 (4.00%) Dell
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle
5 1 (4.00%) Becrypt