The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fat Client
Rank 508 568 496
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -72
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 96 62 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.12% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.64% 0.37% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 38 88
Median daily rate £325 £388 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +17.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £168 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £705 £500 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
- +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 13
Median hourly rate £16.15 £17.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.71% +26.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.40 £9.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.94 £28.43 £19.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.05 £21.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-29.98% +72.00%
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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 England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14939 16848 16570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.58% 33.50% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9716 10747 10671
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+0.65% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 538 713 691
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.94 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.87% +14.70%

Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Fat Client as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Fat Client Jobs Demand Trend in England

Fat Client
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Fat Client Daily Rate Trend in England

Fat Client
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Fat Client across the England region over the 3 months to 11 December 2016.

Fat Client Daily Rate Histogram in England

Fat Client
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Fat Client Hourly Rate Trend in England

Fat Client
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Fat Client across the England region over the 3 months to 11 December 2016.

Fat Client Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Fat Client
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fat Client within the England region over the 3 months to 11 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +5 20 £268 -35.15% 3
South East +29 18 £325 - 5
North East - 14 £214 -
North West +16 13 £675 -
East of England +9 10 £213 -45.16% 1
South West +11 9 £325 +1.16% 1
West Midlands -7 9 £430 +203.88%
East Midlands +2 3 £750 +257.14%
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Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Fat Client also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Fat Client.

1 168 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 127 (75.60%) Windows
3 106 (63.10%) Active Directory
4 92 (54.76%) Citrix
5 84 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 80 (47.62%) VMware
7 66 (39.29%) Windows Server
8 63 (37.50%) Windows 7
9 58 (34.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 58 (34.52%) ITIL
10 55 (32.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 47 (27.98%) XenApp
12 44 (26.19%) DNS
13 43 (25.60%) MS Office
13 43 (25.60%) Windows Server 2003
14 42 (25.00%) SCCM
15 38 (22.62%) Security Cleared
16 34 (20.24%) MS Exchange
17 33 (19.64%) AppSense
18 31 (18.45%) Microsoft App-V
18 31 (18.45%) Wyse
19 27 (16.07%) DHCP
20 26 (15.48%) MS Excel
20 26 (15.48%) HP
21 25 (14.88%) Cisco
22 24 (14.29%) XenDesktop
22 24 (14.29%) Incident Management
23 23 (13.69%) SC Cleared
24 22 (13.10%) VMware ESX
24 22 (13.10%) Dell

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 34 (20.24%) MS Exchange
2 21 (12.50%) Skype for Business
3 19 (11.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (7.74%) SharePoint
5 11 (6.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.60%) CMS
9 1 (0.60%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.60%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 43 (25.60%) MS Office
2 26 (15.48%) MS Excel
3 7 (4.17%) PaintShop Pro
3 7 (4.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.55%) Office 365
2 8 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.17%) GitHub
4 2 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 44 (26.19%) DNS
2 27 (16.07%) DHCP
3 17 (10.12%) Firewall
4 15 (8.93%) Wi-Fi
5 14 (8.33%) 3G
6 12 (7.14%) SAN
7 10 (5.95%) Network Security
7 10 (5.95%) VoIP
8 9 (5.36%) HTTP
9 8 (4.76%) DVB
9 8 (4.76%) LAN
9 8 (4.76%) NetScaler
10 7 (4.17%) TCP/IP
10 7 (4.17%) VPN
11 5 (2.98%) Internet
11 5 (2.98%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (2.98%) VLAN
12 4 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (2.38%) NAS
12 4 (2.38%) PCoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.38%) GIS
3 3 (1.79%) DB2
4 2 (1.19%) MS Access
4 2 (1.19%) MySQL
5 1 (0.60%) OLTP
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.60%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 8 (4.76%) Subversion
2 7 (4.17%) Cucumber
2 7 (4.17%) Maven
3 1 (0.60%) JBuilder
3 1 (0.60%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (11.90%) Finance
2 12 (7.14%) Back Office
3 5 (2.98%) Local Government
3 5 (2.98%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.38%) Legal
5 3 (1.79%) Military
6 1 (0.60%) Advertising
6 1 (0.60%) Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Law
Job Titles
1 45 (26.79%) Analyst
2 23 (13.69%) Desktop Support
3 16 (9.52%) Support Engineer
4 15 (8.93%) Architect
5 13 (7.74%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 12 (7.14%) Support Analyst
7 11 (6.55%) Citrix Analyst
7 11 (6.55%) Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (5.36%) Developer
8 9 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 7 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
10 7 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 7 (4.17%) Enterprise Architect
10 7 (4.17%) Incident Analyst
11 6 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.36%) XML
2 8 (4.76%) HTML
2 8 (4.76%) XSD
3 7 (4.17%) Flash
3 7 (4.17%) HTML5
3 7 (4.17%) JSON
3 7 (4.17%) Spring
4 1 (0.60%) .NET
4 1 (0.60%) SOAP
4 1 (0.60%) Struts
4 1 (0.60%) Web Services
4 1 (0.60%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 168 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 16 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 15 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (8.33%) Blackberry
4 14 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 10 (5.95%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (4.76%) Client/Server
6 8 (4.76%) Interactive TV
6 8 (4.76%) MPEG
7 7 (4.17%) Clustering
8 5 (2.98%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.38%) CESG
10 3 (1.79%) AS400
10 3 (1.79%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (1.79%) iSeries
10 3 (1.79%) PDA
10 3 (1.79%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.19%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 127 (75.60%) Windows
2 66 (39.29%) Windows Server
3 63 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 55 (32.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (25.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (10.12%) Linux
6 17 (10.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (9.52%) Windows 10
8 15 (8.93%) Windows 8
9 10 (5.95%) Windows XP
10 6 (3.57%) Unix
11 5 (2.98%) Solaris
11 5 (2.98%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.79%) SUSE
13 2 (1.19%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.19%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (34.52%) ITIL
2 24 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 19 (11.31%) Service Delivery
3 19 (11.31%) Service Management
4 15 (8.93%) Migration
4 15 (8.93%) Software Delivery
5 12 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (7.14%) Information Security
5 12 (7.14%) Project Management
6 11 (6.55%) PRINCE2
7 10 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (5.95%) Performance Management
7 10 (5.95%) Technical Architecture
8 9 (5.36%) Application Virtualisation
8 9 (5.36%) Problem Management
8 9 (5.36%) Server Virtualisation
9 8 (4.76%) ITIL V3
9 8 (4.76%) Scrum
9 8 (4.76%) TDD
10 7 (4.17%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.93%) PowerShell
2 13 (7.74%) SQL
3 11 (6.55%) C
3 11 (6.55%) Java
4 8 (4.76%) ANSI C
4 8 (4.76%) C++
5 7 (4.17%) ActionScript
5 7 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.19%) Perl
7 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (22.62%) Security Cleared
2 23 (13.69%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.74%) DV Cleared
4 11 (6.55%) Degree
5 9 (5.36%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (4.17%) MCP
7 6 (3.57%) MCSE
7 6 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.98%) CCNA
8 5 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.98%) CISSP
8 5 (2.98%) PMI Certification
8 5 (2.98%) PMP
8 5 (2.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (2.38%) ISEB
10 3 (1.79%) DBS Check
11 2 (1.19%) CCNP
11 2 (1.19%) CCSA
12 1 (0.60%) CEH
12 1 (0.60%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.52%) SLA
2 8 (4.76%) PCI DSS
3 7 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (2.38%) COBIT
5 3 (1.79%) JSP 440
6 2 (1.19%) QA
7 1 (0.60%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.60%) RMADS
System Software
1 106 (63.10%) Active Directory
2 58 (34.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (27.98%) XenApp
4 31 (18.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 24 (14.29%) XenDesktop
6 22 (13.10%) VMware ESX
7 11 (6.55%) Virtual Desktop
8 10 (5.95%) BitLocker
8 10 (5.95%) Terminal Services
9 9 (5.36%) Hyper-V
10 7 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (3.57%) XenServer
12 5 (2.98%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (2.38%) Terminal Server
13 4 (2.38%) vSphere
14 3 (1.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 1 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.60%) Sendmail
15 1 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 42 (25.00%) SCCM
2 10 (5.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 9 (5.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (3.57%) DameWare
5 5 (2.98%) SCOM
6 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (2.38%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.79%) DatAdvantage
7 3 (1.79%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (1.79%) Netcool
8 2 (1.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.19%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.19%) Puppet
8 2 (1.19%) Unicenter
8 2 (1.19%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (0.60%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.60%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 92 (54.76%) Citrix
2 84 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 80 (47.62%) VMware
4 33 (19.64%) AppSense
5 31 (18.45%) Wyse
6 26 (15.48%) HP
7 25 (14.88%) Cisco
8 22 (13.10%) Dell
9 14 (8.33%) CheckPoint
10 10 (5.95%) Symantec
11 9 (5.36%) CA
11 9 (5.36%) Oracle
12 8 (4.76%) OpenTV
12 8 (4.76%) Remedy
12 8 (4.76%) ThinPrint
13 6 (3.57%) BMC
13 6 (3.57%) LANDesk
13 6 (3.57%) Sophos
14 4 (2.38%) Apple
14 4 (2.38%) Hitachi
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