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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 177 205 200
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -5
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 22 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.37% 0.31% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.08% 0.81% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 17
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£395 £538 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.51% +39.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £296 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £550 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £308 £363
% change year-on-year
-19.34% -15.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -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 City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2038 2706 2940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.62% 37.58% 37.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1469 2000 2151
Average daily rate £450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.21% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 56 67
Average hourly rate £17.93 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.03% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £48.00 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 41 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 25 (60.98%) Citrix
2 25 (60.98%) Windows
3 24 (58.54%) Active Directory
4 20 (48.78%) Windows 7
5 17 (41.46%) XenApp
5 17 (41.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
7 15 (36.59%) VMware
8 14 (34.15%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (29.27%) Finance
9 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (24.39%) Blackberry
10 10 (24.39%) MS Office
10 10 (24.39%) MS Exchange
10 10 (24.39%) SCCM
11 9 (21.95%) Wyse
12 8 (19.51%) ITIL
12 8 (19.51%) WAN
12 8 (19.51%) LAN
12 8 (19.51%) Java
12 8 (19.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (17.07%) CheckPoint
13 7 (17.07%) HP
13 7 (17.07%) SAN
13 7 (17.07%) Cisco
13 7 (17.07%) Firewall
13 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (17.07%) BIG-IP
13 7 (17.07%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (24.39%) MS Exchange
2 8 (19.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (9.76%) WebSphere
3 4 (9.76%) SharePoint
3 4 (9.76%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.88%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.44%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (24.39%) MS Office
2 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) RMDS
1 3 (7.32%) ION MarketView
2 1 (2.44%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) WAN
1 8 (19.51%) LAN
2 7 (17.07%) SAN
2 7 (17.07%) Firewall
2 7 (17.07%) BIG-IP
3 6 (14.63%) DSL
3 6 (14.63%) MPLS
4 2 (4.88%) VoIP
5 1 (2.44%) OSPF
5 1 (2.44%) BGP
5 1 (2.44%) NetScreen
5 1 (2.44%) DHCP
5 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.44%) VPN
5 1 (2.44%) DNS
5 1 (2.44%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.44%) NAS
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) EDRMS
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 12 (29.27%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.44%) Law
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Advertising
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Analyst
2 5 (12.20%) Developer
2 5 (12.20%) Support Analyst
2 5 (12.20%) Deployment Specialist
2 5 (12.20%) SCCM Specialist
3 4 (9.76%) HP Storage Administrator
3 4 (9.76%) SAN Administrator
3 4 (9.76%) Windows Administrator
3 4 (9.76%) Java Developer
3 4 (9.76%) Storage Administrator
3 4 (9.76%) Server Administrator
3 4 (9.76%) Administrator
4 3 (7.32%) Software Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Java Swing Developer
5 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) SOA Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) Web Services
2 4 (9.76%) REST
2 4 (9.76%) WebSockets
2 4 (9.76%) Java EE
2 4 (9.76%) Ajax
2 4 (9.76%) SOAP
3 3 (7.32%) Rendezvous
3 3 (7.32%) CSS
3 3 (7.32%) HTML
3 3 (7.32%) Swing
3 3 (7.32%) JavaFX
3 3 (7.32%) RESTful
3 3 (7.32%) HTML5
4 1 (2.44%) XML
4 1 (2.44%) XSD
4 1 (2.44%) XSLT
4 1 (2.44%) Silverlight
4 1 (2.44%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 41 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 10 (24.39%) Blackberry
3 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.76%) Replication
3 4 (9.76%) Clustering
4 3 (7.32%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.44%) EPoS
5 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 25 (60.98%) Windows
2 20 (48.78%) Windows 7
3 17 (41.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.32%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.44%) Linux
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) ITIL
2 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (14.63%) Performance Management
3 6 (14.63%) Service Management
4 5 (12.20%) Problem Management
5 4 (9.76%) TDD
5 4 (9.76%) SOA
6 3 (7.32%) Workflow
6 3 (7.32%) Automated Testing
6 3 (7.32%) Software Engineering
6 3 (7.32%) Asset Management
6 3 (7.32%) BDD
6 3 (7.32%) User Stories
7 1 (2.44%) BCP
7 1 (2.44%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.44%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.44%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) Java
2 1 (2.44%) Perl
2 1 (2.44%) SQL
2 1 (2.44%) VBScript
2 1 (2.44%) VBA
2 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) CCNP
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.44%) CCSE
2 1 (2.44%) MOS
2 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (58.54%) Active Directory
2 17 (41.46%) XenApp
3 14 (34.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (17.07%) Hyper-V
5 6 (14.63%) Xen
5 6 (14.63%) NLBS
6 5 (12.20%) VMware Server
7 4 (9.76%) vSphere
8 3 (7.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
9 1 (2.44%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) SCCM
2 6 (14.63%) WSUS
3 4 (9.76%) Tivoli
3 4 (9.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.44%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 25 (60.98%) Citrix
2 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
3 15 (36.59%) VMware
4 9 (21.95%) Wyse
5 7 (17.07%) CheckPoint
5 7 (17.07%) HP
5 7 (17.07%) Cisco
6 5 (12.20%) IBM
7 4 (9.76%) Veeam
7 4 (9.76%) 3PAR
7 4 (9.76%) JBoss
8 3 (7.32%) TIBCO
8 3 (7.32%) ION Trading
9 2 (4.88%) Reuters
9 2 (4.88%) Bloomberg
10 1 (2.44%) Nokia
10 1 (2.44%) Fidessa
10 1 (2.44%) Interwoven
10 1 (2.44%) AppSense
10 1 (2.44%) Blue Coat
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