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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 173 205 206
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +1
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 25 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.43% 0.33% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.24% 0.89% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 18 18
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£400 £531 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +44.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £212 £300 £358
% change year-on-year
-29.45% -16.08%
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 £14.00 £14.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-1.75% -20.83%
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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
2013 2702 2985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.62% 37.42% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1475 2008 2190
Average daily rate £470 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 54 65
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £36.25 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 1 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 1 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 46 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 29 (63.04%) Citrix
2 29 (63.04%) Windows
3 28 (60.87%) Active Directory
4 20 (43.48%) XenApp
4 20 (43.48%) Windows 7
5 19 (41.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
6 17 (36.96%) VMware
7 16 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (26.09%) Finance
10 11 (23.91%) Blackberry
10 11 (23.91%) MS Exchange
11 10 (21.74%) Java
11 10 (21.74%) MS Office
11 10 (21.74%) SCCM
12 9 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (19.57%) ITIL
12 9 (19.57%) LAN
12 9 (19.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 9 (19.57%) Cisco
12 9 (19.57%) SAN
12 9 (19.57%) Wyse
12 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (17.39%) Firewall
13 8 (17.39%) CheckPoint
13 8 (17.39%) HP
13 8 (17.39%) MPLS
13 8 (17.39%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 (23.91%) MS Exchange
2 9 (19.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.70%) WebLogic
3 4 (8.70%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.17%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (21.74%) MS Office
2 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (10.87%) RMDS
1 5 (10.87%) ION MarketView
2 1 (2.17%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) LAN
1 9 (19.57%) SAN
2 8 (17.39%) Firewall
2 8 (17.39%) MPLS
2 8 (17.39%) WAN
3 7 (15.22%) BIG-IP
4 6 (13.04%) DSL
5 2 (4.35%) VoIP
5 2 (4.35%) DNS
5 2 (4.35%) NAS
6 1 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.17%) Network Security
6 1 (2.17%) PABX
6 1 (2.17%) DMVPN
6 1 (2.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (2.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (2.17%) OSPF
6 1 (2.17%) BGP
6 1 (2.17%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.17%) EDRMS
General
1 12 (26.09%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Law
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Advertising
4 1 (2.17%) Publishing
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Analyst
2 7 (15.22%) Developer
3 6 (13.04%) Java Developer
3 6 (13.04%) Support Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Deployment Specialist
4 5 (10.87%) SCCM Specialist
5 4 (8.70%) SAN Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) Storage Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) Server Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) HP Storage Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) Java Swing Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) Web Services
2 5 (10.87%) JavaFX
2 5 (10.87%) RESTful
2 5 (10.87%) HTML5
2 5 (10.87%) Rendezvous
2 5 (10.87%) CSS
2 5 (10.87%) HTML
2 5 (10.87%) Swing
3 4 (8.70%) Ajax
3 4 (8.70%) SOAP
3 4 (8.70%) REST
3 4 (8.70%) WebSockets
3 4 (8.70%) Java EE
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 11 (23.91%) Blackberry
3 5 (10.87%) 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 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 29 (63.04%) Windows
2 20 (43.48%) Windows 7
3 19 (41.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.35%) Linux
6 2 (4.35%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
1 9 (19.57%) ITIL
1 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.04%) TDD
2 6 (13.04%) Service Management
2 6 (13.04%) Performance Management
3 5 (10.87%) Problem Management
3 5 (10.87%) BDD
3 5 (10.87%) Automated Testing
4 4 (8.70%) SOA
5 3 (6.52%) User Stories
5 3 (6.52%) Workflow
5 3 (6.52%) Asset Management
5 3 (6.52%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.17%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.17%) Web Application Development
6 1 (2.17%) Change Control
6 1 (2.17%) Service Desk Management
6 1 (2.17%) Line Management
6 1 (2.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) 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 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.17%) Degree
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.17%) CCNP
3 1 (2.17%) CCSE
3 1 (2.17%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 20 (43.48%) XenApp
3 16 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V
5 7 (15.22%) Xen
6 6 (13.04%) NLBS
7 5 (10.87%) VMware Server
7 5 (10.87%) vSphere
8 3 (6.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (4.35%) VMware ESX
10 1 (2.17%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) SCCM
2 6 (13.04%) 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 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
2 17 (36.96%) VMware
3 9 (19.57%) Cisco
3 9 (19.57%) Wyse
4 8 (17.39%) CheckPoint
4 8 (17.39%) HP
5 5 (10.87%) TIBCO
5 5 (10.87%) IBM
5 5 (10.87%) ION Trading
6 4 (8.70%) JBoss
6 4 (8.70%) 3PAR
6 4 (8.70%) Veeam
7 2 (4.35%) Reuters
7 2 (4.35%) Bloomberg
7 2 (4.35%) F5
8 1 (2.17%) Infoblox
8 1 (2.17%) Imperva
8 1 (2.17%) Interwoven
8 1 (2.17%) NetApp