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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 173 205 205
Rank change year-on-year
+32 0
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 26 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.45% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.52% 0.71% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 18
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£400 £525 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £282 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £308 £360
% change year-on-year
-8.94% -14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £20.38 £16.63 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.55% -20.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £11.84
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +14.02%
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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
1714 2380 2563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.50% 32.31% 32.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1199 1744 1936
Average daily rate £475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 63 58
Average hourly rate £18.18 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.75% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £44.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -39.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 37 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 23 (62.16%) Citrix
3 21 (56.76%) Windows
4 20 (54.05%) Active Directory
5 17 (45.95%) XenApp
6 16 (43.24%) Windows 7
7 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (35.14%) VMware
9 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
9 12 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (27.03%) Finance
11 9 (24.32%) Wyse
11 9 (24.32%) SCCM
12 7 (18.92%) Blackberry
12 7 (18.92%) SAN
12 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
12 7 (18.92%) MS Office
13 6 (16.22%) ITIL
13 6 (16.22%) Java
13 6 (16.22%) LAN
13 6 (16.22%) Cisco
13 6 (16.22%) WAN
13 6 (16.22%) HP
13 6 (16.22%) CheckPoint
13 6 (16.22%) Firewall
13 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (16.22%) BIG-IP
13 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (13.51%) Performance Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (18.92%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (10.81%) WebSphere
3 4 (10.81%) WebLogic
4 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
5 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.70%) MQSeries
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) RMDS
1 2 (5.41%) ION MarketView
2 1 (2.70%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) SAN
2 6 (16.22%) WAN
2 6 (16.22%) Firewall
2 6 (16.22%) BIG-IP
2 6 (16.22%) LAN
3 5 (13.51%) DSL
3 5 (13.51%) MPLS
4 2 (5.41%) VoIP
5 1 (2.70%) NetScreen
5 1 (2.70%) OSPF
5 1 (2.70%) BGP
5 1 (2.70%) DHCP
5 1 (2.70%) VPN
5 1 (2.70%) DNS
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.70%) Network Security
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.70%) NAS
5 1 (2.70%) PABX
5 1 (2.70%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) EDRMS
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Law
4 1 (2.70%) Legal
4 1 (2.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) Deployment Specialist
2 5 (13.51%) SCCM Specialist
3 4 (10.81%) HP Storage Administrator
3 4 (10.81%) Windows Administrator
3 4 (10.81%) SAN Administrator
3 4 (10.81%) Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Administrator
3 4 (10.81%) Storage Administrator
3 4 (10.81%) Server Administrator
4 3 (8.11%) Java Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Software Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Software Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
5 2 (5.41%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) Web Services
2 4 (10.81%) Ajax
2 4 (10.81%) Java EE
2 4 (10.81%) REST
2 4 (10.81%) WebSockets
2 4 (10.81%) SOAP
3 2 (5.41%) JavaFX
3 2 (5.41%) RESTful
3 2 (5.41%) HTML5
3 2 (5.41%) HTML
3 2 (5.41%) CSS
3 2 (5.41%) Swing
3 2 (5.41%) Rendezvous
4 1 (2.70%) XML
4 1 (2.70%) XSD
4 1 (2.70%) XSLT
4 1 (2.70%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.70%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 37 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 7 (18.92%) Blackberry
3 4 (10.81%) Replication
3 4 (10.81%) Clustering
4 2 (5.41%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.70%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 21 (56.76%) Windows
2 16 (43.24%) Windows 7
3 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.70%) Linux
6 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) ITIL
1 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (13.51%) Performance Management
2 5 (13.51%) Service Management
3 4 (10.81%) SOA
3 4 (10.81%) Problem Management
4 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
4 3 (8.11%) User Stories
4 3 (8.11%) Workflow
4 3 (8.11%) TDD
4 3 (8.11%) Asset Management
5 2 (5.41%) Automated Testing
5 2 (5.41%) BDD
6 1 (2.70%) Web Application Development
6 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.70%) BCP
6 1 (2.70%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.70%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) CCNP
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.70%) CCSE
2 1 (2.70%) MOS
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (54.05%) Active Directory
2 17 (45.95%) XenApp
3 12 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (13.51%) Hyper-V
4 5 (13.51%) Xen
4 5 (13.51%) NLBS
5 4 (10.81%) VMware Server
5 4 (10.81%) vSphere
6 3 (8.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) SCCM
2 5 (13.51%) WSUS
3 4 (10.81%) Tivoli
3 4 (10.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 23 (62.16%) Citrix
2 13 (35.14%) VMware
3 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
4 9 (24.32%) Wyse
5 6 (16.22%) HP
5 6 (16.22%) Cisco
5 6 (16.22%) CheckPoint
6 5 (13.51%) IBM
7 4 (10.81%) JBoss
7 4 (10.81%) Veeam
7 4 (10.81%) 3PAR
8 2 (5.41%) ION Trading
8 2 (5.41%) TIBCO
9 1 (2.70%) Interwoven
9 1 (2.70%) Nokia
9 1 (2.70%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.70%) F5
9 1 (2.70%) Infoblox
9 1 (2.70%) Imperva