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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fat Client
Rank 159 200 186
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -14
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 6 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.18% 0.24% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.44% 0.61% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 13
Median daily rate £275 £338 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +5.54%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
+23.63% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £16.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+4.03% -5.31%
Fat Client
London

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
1371 2283 2249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 40.79% 38.63% 38.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1105 1830 1631
Median daily rate £463 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 39 44
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £20.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -1.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -8.43%

Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Fat Client as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Fat Client also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Fat Client.

1 13 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
3 11 (84.62%) MS Exchange
4 10 (76.92%) ITIL
4 10 (76.92%) Citrix
5 9 (69.23%) SharePoint
5 9 (69.23%) Windows
5 9 (69.23%) MS Office
5 9 (69.23%) Terminal Services
5 9 (69.23%) Windows Server
6 5 (38.46%) HP
6 5 (38.46%) Service Management
6 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
6 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
6 5 (38.46%) VMware
6 5 (38.46%) Information Management
6 5 (38.46%) Incident Management
6 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
6 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
6 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (38.46%) ITIL V3
6 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (30.77%) SaaS
7 4 (30.77%) XenApp
7 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
7 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
7 4 (30.77%) HP SIM
7 4 (30.77%) Root Cause Analysis

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (84.62%) MS Exchange
2 9 (69.23%) SharePoint
3 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (69.23%) MS Office
2 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) DHCP
1 4 (30.77%) DNS
1 4 (30.77%) Internet
1 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) LAN
2 2 (15.38%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) OLTP
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.69%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Mercurial
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
1 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (30.77%) Legal
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Incident Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix Support
4 2 (15.38%) Service Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 1 (7.69%) Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Technician
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Rollout Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Rollout Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
3 4 (30.77%) Device Driver
3 4 (30.77%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
5 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
1 9 (69.23%) Windows Server
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Incident Management
2 5 (38.46%) Information Management
2 5 (38.46%) ITIL V3
2 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
2 5 (38.46%) Service Management
3 4 (30.77%) Asset Management
3 4 (30.77%) Data Management
3 4 (30.77%) Data Protection
3 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
3 4 (30.77%) Problem Management
3 4 (30.77%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (30.77%) Workflow
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) High Availability
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 9 (69.23%) Terminal Services
3 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (30.77%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (30.77%) XenApp
4 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Backup Exec
1 4 (30.77%) HP SIM
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
1 4 (30.77%) SCOM
1 4 (30.77%) SCOrch
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 10 (76.92%) Citrix
3 5 (38.46%) HP
3 5 (38.46%) VMware
4 4 (30.77%) Symantec
5 1 (7.69%) Bloomberg
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) FactSet
5 1 (7.69%) Fidessa
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle
5 1 (7.69%) Reuters