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 28 April 2015 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fat Client
Rank 176 203 194
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -9
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 17 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.86% 0.47% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 3
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£475 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £263 £423
% change year-on-year
+23.57% -37.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+158.06% +3.33%
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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
1981 2341 2337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 36.24% 37.69% 37.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1517 1760 1737
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 34 51
Average hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.88% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.26 £12.40 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.80 £43.09 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +3.52%

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 28 April 2015.

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 28 April 2015, 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 40 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 30 (75.00%) Citrix
3 22 (55.00%) VMware
4 21 (52.50%) Windows
4 21 (52.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
5 18 (45.00%) Cisco
6 17 (42.50%) DNS
7 15 (37.50%) Active Directory
8 14 (35.00%) HP
8 14 (35.00%) DHCP
8 14 (35.00%) Linux
9 13 (32.50%) ITIL
9 13 (32.50%) CheckPoint
9 13 (32.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (32.50%) Firewall
10 12 (30.00%) BIG-IP
10 12 (30.00%) LAN
10 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (30.00%) F5
11 11 (27.50%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (27.50%) Infoblox
11 11 (27.50%) Imperva
11 11 (27.50%) Cisco IOS
11 11 (27.50%) Network Security
11 11 (27.50%) DMVPN
11 11 (27.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 11 (27.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 11 (27.50%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (27.50%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
5 2 (5.00%) IIS
5 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.50%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Office
2 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.50%) ION MarketView
2 1 (2.50%) RiskWrite
2 1 (2.50%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (42.50%) DNS
2 14 (35.00%) DHCP
3 13 (32.50%) Firewall
4 12 (30.00%) LAN
4 12 (30.00%) BIG-IP
5 11 (27.50%) Cisco IOS
5 11 (27.50%) Network Security
5 11 (27.50%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (27.50%) DMVPN
5 11 (27.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 11 (27.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 11 (27.50%) NetScreen
5 11 (27.50%) OSPF
5 11 (27.50%) BGP
6 9 (22.50%) SAN
7 6 (15.00%) WAN
8 4 (10.00%) Ethernet
9 3 (7.50%) Spanning Tree
10 2 (5.00%) VoIP
10 2 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) MS Access
2 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MSI
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
1 3 (7.50%) Publishing
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Security Specialist
1 11 (27.50%) Network Security Specialist
1 11 (27.50%) Network Specialist
2 8 (20.00%) Analyst
2 8 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 8 (20.00%) Administrator
3 4 (10.00%) SAN Administrator
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
3 4 (10.00%) Server Administrator
4 3 (7.50%) Citrix Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Service Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) HTML
1 2 (5.00%) XML
1 2 (5.00%) RESTful
2 1 (2.50%) HTML5
2 1 (2.50%) Itk
2 1 (2.50%) Swing
2 1 (2.50%) Rendezvous
2 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.50%) JavaFX
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) CSS
2 1 (2.50%) SOAP
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 40 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 11 (27.50%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (25.00%) Blackberry
4 4 (10.00%) Replication
4 4 (10.00%) Clustering
5 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.50%) iPhone
6 1 (2.50%) iPad
6 1 (2.50%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.50%) Fixed Income
6 1 (2.50%) Smartcard
6 1 (2.50%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 21 (52.50%) Windows
2 14 (35.00%) Linux
3 13 (32.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (5.00%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.50%) Windows CE
9 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) ITIL
2 11 (27.50%) E-Commerce
3 6 (15.00%) Load Balancing
4 5 (12.50%) Line Management
4 5 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 4 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (10.00%) ITSM
5 4 (10.00%) Migration
6 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.50%) Change Management
6 3 (7.50%) ITIL V3
7 1 (2.50%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.50%) Service Desk Management
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.50%) Load Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.50%) Data Entry
7 1 (2.50%) BDD
7 1 (2.50%) Application Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) C
2 3 (7.50%) SQL
3 2 (5.00%) C#
3 2 (5.00%) Java
4 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.50%) Perl
4 1 (2.50%) VBScript
4 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.50%) Python
4 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) CCNP
1 11 (27.50%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (27.50%) CCSE
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (10.00%) MCSE
4 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.50%) Degree
5 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) MCP
5 1 (2.50%) MCDST
5 1 (2.50%) MCITP
5 1 (2.50%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.50%) HL7
2 1 (2.50%) DICOM
System Software
1 21 (52.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 9 (22.50%) XenApp
4 5 (12.50%) Xen
4 5 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 4 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (10.00%) VMware Server
5 4 (10.00%) vSphere
6 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (5.00%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.50%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.50%) NLBS
7 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Tivoli
1 4 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 4 (10.00%) HP SIM
2 2 (5.00%) WSUS
3 1 (2.50%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.50%) Puppet
3 1 (2.50%) SCOrch
3 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.50%) ARCserve
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.50%) WMI
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 30 (75.00%) Citrix
2 22 (55.00%) VMware
3 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 18 (45.00%) Cisco
4 14 (35.00%) HP
5 13 (32.50%) CheckPoint
6 12 (30.00%) F5
7 11 (27.50%) Blue Coat
7 11 (27.50%) Infoblox
7 11 (27.50%) Imperva
8 4 (10.00%) 3PAR
8 4 (10.00%) Remedy
8 4 (10.00%) IBM
9 3 (7.50%) SAP
9 3 (7.50%) BMC
10 2 (5.00%) McAfee
11 1 (2.50%) Clearswift
11 1 (2.50%) CQG
11 1 (2.50%) BT
11 1 (2.50%) InterSystems