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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 179 200 174
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -26
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 20 24 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.34% 0.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.96% 0.89% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 30
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£360 £472 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.64% -18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £247 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £669
UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £224 £360
% change year-on-year
-3.91% -37.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £21.00 £14.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +40.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -16.66%
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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
2080 2701 2391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.83% 38.06% 36.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1622 2025 1781
Average daily rate £450 £475 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £630 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 48 59
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.67 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.23 £41.38 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 46 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 30 (65.22%) Windows
3 29 (63.04%) Citrix
4 26 (56.52%) Active Directory
5 21 (45.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (41.30%) Windows 7
6 19 (41.30%) Microsoft
7 18 (39.13%) VMware
7 18 (39.13%) XenApp
8 17 (36.96%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (30.43%) Blackberry
11 13 (28.26%) MS Exchange
12 11 (23.91%) Java
12 11 (23.91%) MS Office
12 11 (23.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 11 (23.91%) Finance
13 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (21.74%) SAN
13 10 (21.74%) ITIL
13 10 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (19.57%) Hyper-V
14 9 (19.57%) Web Services
14 9 (19.57%) LAN
14 9 (19.57%) HP
15 8 (17.39%) Cisco
15 8 (17.39%) SharePoint
15 8 (17.39%) Xen
16 7 (15.22%) TDD
16 7 (15.22%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 13 (28.26%) MS Exchange
2 11 (23.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (17.39%) SharePoint
4 4 (8.70%) WebLogic
4 4 (8.70%) JBoss
4 4 (8.70%) WebSphere
5 2 (4.35%) IIS
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.17%) MQSeries
Applications
1 11 (23.91%) MS Office
2 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (13.04%) RMDS
1 6 (13.04%) ION MarketView
2 1 (2.17%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.74%) SAN
2 9 (19.57%) LAN
3 7 (15.22%) WAN
3 7 (15.22%) MPLS
4 6 (13.04%) Firewall
5 5 (10.87%) BIG-IP
5 5 (10.87%) DSL
6 4 (8.70%) DNS
7 3 (6.52%) NAS
8 2 (4.35%) Internet
8 2 (4.35%) DHCP
8 2 (4.35%) FTP
8 2 (4.35%) Wireless
9 1 (2.17%) PABX
9 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
9 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
9 1 (2.17%) VPN
9 1 (2.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.17%) EDRMS
General
1 11 (23.91%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Banking
3 4 (8.70%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.35%) Publishing
5 1 (2.17%) Law
5 1 (2.17%) Legal
5 1 (2.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Analyst
2 8 (17.39%) Support Analyst
2 8 (17.39%) Developer
3 7 (15.22%) Java Developer
4 5 (10.87%) Java Swing Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Architect
5 4 (8.70%) Server Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) SAN Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) Storage Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) HP Storage Administrator
6 3 (6.52%) Citrix Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) SCCM Specialist
6 3 (6.52%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) Web Services
2 6 (13.04%) Rendezvous
2 6 (13.04%) Swing
2 6 (13.04%) CSS
2 6 (13.04%) HTML
2 6 (13.04%) JavaFX
2 6 (13.04%) RESTful
2 6 (13.04%) HTML5
3 4 (8.70%) SOAP
3 4 (8.70%) Ajax
3 4 (8.70%) Java EE
3 4 (8.70%) REST
3 4 (8.70%) WebSockets
4 1 (2.17%) Silverlight
4 1 (2.17%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.17%) XML
4 1 (2.17%) XSD
4 1 (2.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 46 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 14 (30.43%) Blackberry
3 6 (13.04%) Fixed Income
4 4 (8.70%) Replication
4 4 (8.70%) Clustering
4 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (4.35%) Smartcard
6 2 (4.35%) Smartphone
7 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 30 (65.22%) Windows
2 21 (45.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (41.30%) Windows 7
4 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.70%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.35%) Linux
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (21.74%) ITIL
1 10 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (15.22%) TDD
3 6 (13.04%) Automated Testing
3 6 (13.04%) BDD
4 5 (10.87%) Performance Management
4 5 (10.87%) Problem Management
4 5 (10.87%) Service Management
5 4 (8.70%) SOA
6 3 (6.52%) User Stories
6 3 (6.52%) Software Engineering
6 3 (6.52%) Workflow
7 2 (4.35%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.35%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.35%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.17%) Web Application Development
8 1 (2.17%) Change Control
8 1 (2.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.17%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) Java
2 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.17%) Perl
2 1 (2.17%) SQL
2 1 (2.17%) VBScript
2 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.35%) A+ Certification
2 2 (4.35%) MCP
2 2 (4.35%) MCDST
2 2 (4.35%) MCITP
3 1 (2.17%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 18 (39.13%) XenApp
3 17 (36.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (19.57%) Hyper-V
5 8 (17.39%) Xen
6 6 (13.04%) vSphere
7 5 (10.87%) VMware Server
7 5 (10.87%) NLBS
8 4 (8.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (6.52%) VMware ESX
10 2 (4.35%) Terminal Services
11 1 (2.17%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) SCCM
2 5 (10.87%) WSUS
3 4 (8.70%) Tivoli
3 4 (8.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.17%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 29 (63.04%) Citrix
2 19 (41.30%) Microsoft
3 18 (39.13%) VMware
4 9 (19.57%) HP
5 8 (17.39%) Cisco
6 6 (13.04%) TIBCO
6 6 (13.04%) CheckPoint
6 6 (13.04%) ION Trading
7 5 (10.87%) Wyse
7 5 (10.87%) IBM
8 4 (8.70%) Reuters
8 4 (8.70%) Bloomberg
8 4 (8.70%) Veeam
8 4 (8.70%) 3PAR
9 2 (4.35%) NetApp
9 2 (4.35%) CQG
9 2 (4.35%) F5
10 1 (2.17%) AppSense
10 1 (2.17%) Interwoven
10 1 (2.17%) Fidessa
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