The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 135 102 69
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -33
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 10 20 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.32% 0.83% 2.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.37% 3.55% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 26
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£315 £380 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.10% +4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £330 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £403 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £316 £355
% change year-on-year
-11.46% -10.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £13.50 £11.84
% change year-on-year
+24.07% +14.02%
Fat Client
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Miscellaneous Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
731 564 672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 23.24% 23.41% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 265 296
Average daily rate £325 £338 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £214 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 67 96
Average hourly rate £24.75 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.88 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -39.65%

Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Fat Client across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Fat Client Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Fat Client
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Fat Client across the East of England region.

Fat Client Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Fat Client
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Fat Client across the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Fat Client Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Fat Client
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Fat Client across the East of England region.

Fat Client Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Fat Client
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fat Client within the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire - 6 £343 -
Essex -10 2 £350 -9.67%
Bedfordshire -27 2 £275 -26.66%
Hertfordshire - - - - 3
Norfolk - - - -
Fat Client
England

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 20 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 14 (70.00%) Citrix
2 14 (70.00%) Windows
3 10 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 9 (45.00%) VMware
5 8 (40.00%) DHCP
5 8 (40.00%) DNS
5 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (35.00%) Cisco
6 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
7 6 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (25.00%) Network Security
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (25.00%) Infoblox
8 5 (25.00%) Imperva
8 5 (25.00%) BIG-IP
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (25.00%) Firewall
8 5 (25.00%) Blue Coat
8 5 (25.00%) CCSE
8 5 (25.00%) Linux
8 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
8 5 (25.00%) CCNP
8 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
8 5 (25.00%) OSPF
8 5 (25.00%) BGP

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.00%) IBM Notes
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (5.00%) Content Management Server
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) DHCP
1 8 (40.00%) DNS
2 5 (25.00%) OSPF
2 5 (25.00%) BGP
2 5 (25.00%) NetScreen
2 5 (25.00%) Firewall
2 5 (25.00%) BIG-IP
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (25.00%) Network Security
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (25.00%) DMVPN
2 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 4 (20.00%) SAN
3 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (15.00%) LAN
4 3 (15.00%) WAN
5 2 (10.00%) VPN
6 1 (5.00%) ADSL
6 1 (5.00%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (10.00%) Cognos Impromptu
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MSI
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.00%) Toad
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 5 (25.00%) Security Specialist
1 5 (25.00%) Network Specialist
1 5 (25.00%) Network Security Specialist
2 3 (15.00%) Applications Packager
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Support
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
1 1 (5.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (25.00%) Linux
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (15.00%) Migration
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.00%) Test Management
5 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.00%) Software Deployment
5 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Content Management
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.00%) OOP
5 1 (5.00%) OO
5 1 (5.00%) RAD
5 1 (5.00%) Email Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C#
1 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
1 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (5.00%) VB
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) CCNP
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (25.00%) CCSE
2 2 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (10.00%) ISEB
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (20.00%) Terminal Services
4 2 (10.00%) vSphere
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.00%) XenApp
5 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) SCOM
2 2 (10.00%) ARCserve
2 2 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Citrix
2 9 (45.00%) VMware
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (35.00%) Cisco
5 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 5 (25.00%) Blue Coat
5 5 (25.00%) Infoblox
5 5 (25.00%) Imperva
5 5 (25.00%) F5
6 4 (20.00%) AppSense
7 3 (15.00%) Wyse
8 2 (10.00%) CommVault
8 2 (10.00%) Lotus
8 2 (10.00%) Cognos
8 2 (10.00%) Dell
8 2 (10.00%) Intel
9 1 (5.00%) HP
9 1 (5.00%) Oracle
9 1 (5.00%) IBM
9 1 (5.00%) Mercator