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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fat Client
Rank - 170 193
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 0 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.40% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 1.03% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 18 10
Average daily rate - £413 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £200
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +93.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+45.76% -4.83%
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
1257 1951 2283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 40.07% 38.76% 39.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 964 1522 1651
Average daily rate £500 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 36
Average hourly rate £19.99 £17.87 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.89% -10.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £27.37 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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
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 5 February 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (50.00%) Network Security
4 3 (50.00%) Infoblox
4 3 (50.00%) Imperva
4 3 (50.00%) DMVPN
4 3 (50.00%) F5
4 3 (50.00%) Line Management
4 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (50.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (50.00%) OSPF
4 3 (50.00%) BGP
4 3 (50.00%) Firewall
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (50.00%) NetScreen
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (50.00%) CCNP
4 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 3 (50.00%) DHCP
4 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco
5 2 (33.33%) Windows
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (33.33%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (16.67%) Lync
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) BGP
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (50.00%) DHCP
1 3 (50.00%) DMVPN
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
1 3 (50.00%) NetScreen
1 3 (50.00%) Network Security
1 3 (50.00%) OSPF
2 2 (33.33%) BIG-IP
2 2 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Check Point Specialist
1 3 (50.00%) Network Security Specialist
1 3 (50.00%) Network Specialist
1 3 (50.00%) Security Specialist
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Network Specialist
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Security Specialist
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Client Services Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (16.67%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Line Management
1 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCSE
3 1 (16.67%) CCIE
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) SCOrch
2 1 (16.67%) SCSM
2 1 (16.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Blue Coat
3 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) F5
3 3 (50.00%) Imperva
3 3 (50.00%) Infoblox
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft