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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 181 194 194
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 24 29 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.40% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.18% 1.05% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 22
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£400 £472 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.16% +22.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £257 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £290 £375
% change year-on-year
-31.89% -22.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +51.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -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
2034 2753 2758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.60% 37.91% 38.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1539 2078 2046
Average daily rate £470 £475 £498
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.05% -4.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 52 65
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £30.65 £39.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 45 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 29 (64.44%) Citrix
2 29 (64.44%) Windows
3 27 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 19 (42.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (42.22%) XenApp
4 19 (42.22%) Windows 7
5 18 (40.00%) VMware
6 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
6 17 (37.78%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (26.67%) Finance
9 11 (24.44%) Blackberry
9 11 (24.44%) MS Exchange
10 10 (22.22%) Java
10 10 (22.22%) MS Office
10 10 (22.22%) Cisco
11 9 (20.00%) HP
11 9 (20.00%) SAN
11 9 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (20.00%) ITIL
11 9 (20.00%) LAN
11 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (17.78%) SCCM
12 8 (17.78%) Hyper-V
12 8 (17.78%) Firewall
12 8 (17.78%) WAN
12 8 (17.78%) Web Services
12 8 (17.78%) MPLS

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 11 (24.44%) MS Exchange
2 9 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 4 (8.89%) WebSphere
4 4 (8.89%) WebLogic
4 4 (8.89%) JBoss
5 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.22%) MQSeries
6 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (11.11%) ION MarketView
1 5 (11.11%) RMDS
2 1 (2.22%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.00%) SAN
1 9 (20.00%) LAN
2 8 (17.78%) Firewall
2 8 (17.78%) WAN
2 8 (17.78%) MPLS
3 7 (15.56%) BIG-IP
4 6 (13.33%) DSL
5 3 (6.67%) DNS
5 3 (6.67%) NAS
6 2 (4.44%) DHCP
7 1 (2.22%) Internet
7 1 (2.22%) NetScreen
7 1 (2.22%) OSPF
7 1 (2.22%) BGP
7 1 (2.22%) FTP
7 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.22%) VPN
7 1 (2.22%) VoIP
7 1 (2.22%) Wireless
7 1 (2.22%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) EDRMS
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 12 (26.67%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Law
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Analyst
2 7 (15.56%) Developer
2 7 (15.56%) Support Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Java Swing Developer
4 4 (8.89%) HP Storage Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) SCCM Specialist
4 4 (8.89%) SAN Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) Storage Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) Server Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) Consultant
4 4 (8.89%) Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Deployment Specialist
6 2 (4.44%) SOA Architect
6 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) Web Services
2 5 (11.11%) Rendezvous
2 5 (11.11%) CSS
2 5 (11.11%) HTML
2 5 (11.11%) Swing
2 5 (11.11%) HTML5
2 5 (11.11%) RESTful
2 5 (11.11%) JavaFX
3 4 (8.89%) Java EE
3 4 (8.89%) REST
3 4 (8.89%) WebSockets
3 4 (8.89%) Ajax
3 4 (8.89%) SOAP
4 1 (2.22%) XML
4 1 (2.22%) XSD
4 1 (2.22%) XSLT
4 1 (2.22%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.22%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 45 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 11 (24.44%) Blackberry
3 5 (11.11%) Fixed Income
4 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.89%) Replication
4 4 (8.89%) Clustering
5 3 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.22%) Smartcard
6 1 (2.22%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 29 (64.44%) Windows
2 19 (42.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 19 (42.22%) Windows 7
3 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.67%) Linux
4 3 (6.67%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.44%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) ITIL
1 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (13.33%) Performance Management
2 6 (13.33%) TDD
2 6 (13.33%) Service Management
3 5 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 5 (11.11%) BDD
3 5 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 4 (8.89%) SOA
5 3 (6.67%) Workflow
5 3 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (6.67%) User Stories
6 2 (4.44%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.44%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.44%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.22%) BCP
7 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.22%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (2.22%) Perl
2 1 (2.22%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) VBScript
2 1 (2.22%) VBA
2 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.44%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.22%) CCNP
3 1 (2.22%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.22%) MCP
3 1 (2.22%) CCSE
3 1 (2.22%) MOS
3 1 (2.22%) MCDST
3 1 (2.22%) MCITP
3 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (42.22%) XenApp
3 17 (37.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (17.78%) Hyper-V
5 7 (15.56%) Xen
6 6 (13.33%) NLBS
6 6 (13.33%) vSphere
7 5 (11.11%) VMware Server
8 3 (6.67%) VMware ESX
8 3 (6.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) SCCM
2 6 (13.33%) WSUS
3 4 (8.89%) Tivoli
3 4 (8.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.22%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 29 (64.44%) Citrix
2 18 (40.00%) VMware
3 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
4 10 (22.22%) Cisco
5 9 (20.00%) HP
6 8 (17.78%) CheckPoint
7 7 (15.56%) Wyse
8 5 (11.11%) TIBCO
8 5 (11.11%) IBM
8 5 (11.11%) ION Trading
9 4 (8.89%) Veeam
9 4 (8.89%) 3PAR
10 3 (6.67%) Reuters
10 3 (6.67%) Bloomberg
10 3 (6.67%) F5
11 2 (4.44%) NetApp
12 1 (2.22%) Fidessa
12 1 (2.22%) Interwoven
12 1 (2.22%) Nokia
12 1 (2.22%) CQG