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 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 446 416 418
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +2
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 135 148 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.31% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.84% 0.97% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 99 73
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£300 £330 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £140 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £212 £300 £358
% change year-on-year
-29.45% -16.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 15
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £12.50 £12.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.00 £28.00
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 England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16134 15314 16339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.03% 31.82% 30.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10047 9678 9683
Average daily rate £420 £415 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 590 808
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.50 £45.00
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 England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Fat Client across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 October 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
London +15 66 £393 -1.87% 10
South East -11 21 £300 +27.65% 12
South West -22 18 £175 -12.50% 3
North West -13 11 £234 -15.00% 5
East Midlands +10 8 - - 3
East of England -34 7 £275 -26.66% 2
Yorkshire -8 2 £253 -34.77% 2
West Midlands - - - - 1
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Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 280 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 191 (68.21%) Windows
3 173 (61.79%) Citrix
4 130 (46.43%) Microsoft
5 107 (38.21%) Windows 7
6 104 (37.14%) Active Directory
7 94 (33.57%) VMware
8 86 (30.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 80 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 77 (27.50%) ITIL
11 70 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 69 (24.64%) Firewall
13 66 (23.57%) Cisco
14 62 (22.14%) XenApp
15 56 (20.00%) CheckPoint
16 55 (19.64%) MS Office
17 54 (19.29%) MS Exchange
17 54 (19.29%) DNS
18 52 (18.57%) HP
19 49 (17.50%) DHCP
20 45 (16.07%) LAN
21 44 (15.71%) MS Excel
21 44 (15.71%) WAN
22 43 (15.36%) SAN
22 43 (15.36%) Finance
23 39 (13.93%) SCCM
24 37 (13.21%) SLA
24 37 (13.21%) Windows XP
25 36 (12.86%) SharePoint
25 36 (12.86%) Blackberry

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 54 (19.29%) MS Exchange
2 36 (12.86%) SharePoint
3 26 (9.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 15 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (3.21%) IBM Notes
6 9 (3.21%) WebLogic
7 7 (2.50%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.79%) Lync
9 4 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.43%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.71%) Site Server
11 2 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.71%) IIS
12 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 55 (19.64%) MS Office
2 44 (15.71%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.07%) MS Project
4 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.14%) ION MarketView
1 6 (2.14%) RMDS
2 4 (1.43%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 2 (0.71%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.36%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.43%) Office 365
2 3 (1.07%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (24.64%) Firewall
2 54 (19.29%) DNS
3 49 (17.50%) DHCP
4 45 (16.07%) LAN
5 44 (15.71%) WAN
6 43 (15.36%) SAN
7 34 (12.14%) BIG-IP
8 23 (8.21%) MPLS
9 21 (7.50%) DSL
9 21 (7.50%) Cisco PIX
10 16 (5.71%) TCP/IP
11 15 (5.36%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (5.00%) Network Security
13 13 (4.64%) Cisco IOS
13 13 (4.64%) DMVPN
13 13 (4.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 13 (4.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 13 (4.64%) VPN
13 13 (4.64%) BGP
13 13 (4.64%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.50%) EDRMS
4 5 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (1.43%) Cognos Impromptu
5 4 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.36%) MySQL
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 7 (2.50%) MSI
2 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.36%) Toad
General
1 43 (15.36%) Finance
2 21 (7.50%) Banking
3 10 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.43%) Law
7 3 (1.07%) Retail
7 3 (1.07%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.07%) Back Office
8 2 (0.71%) Legal
8 2 (0.71%) Local Government
9 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Advertising
9 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (22.86%) Analyst
2 25 (8.93%) Desktop Support
2 25 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 24 (8.57%) Support Engineer
3 24 (8.57%) Support Analyst
4 22 (7.86%) Consultant
5 21 (7.50%) Desktop Engineer
6 17 (6.07%) 3rd Line Support
7 14 (5.00%) Service Analyst
7 14 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
8 13 (4.64%) Security Specialist
8 13 (4.64%) Network Specialist
8 13 (4.64%) Network Security Specialist
8 13 (4.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 13 (4.64%) Project Manager
9 11 (3.93%) Operations Analyst
9 11 (3.93%) Architect
10 10 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
10 10 (3.57%) Developer
11 9 (3.21%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.00%) Web Services
2 10 (3.57%) Middleware
3 9 (3.21%) Application Packaging
4 7 (2.50%) HTML
4 7 (2.50%) Swing
5 6 (2.14%) Rendezvous
5 6 (2.14%) CSS
5 6 (2.14%) RESTful
5 6 (2.14%) HTML5
5 6 (2.14%) JavaFX
6 5 (1.79%) Ajax
6 5 (1.79%) Java EE
6 5 (1.79%) REST
6 5 (1.79%) WebSockets
6 5 (1.79%) SOAP
7 2 (0.71%) XML
7 2 (0.71%) .NET
8 1 (0.36%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.36%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 1 (0.36%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 280 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 36 (12.86%) Blackberry
3 32 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.57%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.50%) SWIFT
5 7 (2.50%) Clustering
6 6 (2.14%) Fixed Income
6 6 (2.14%) Replication
6 6 (2.14%) Smartphone
7 5 (1.79%) Open Source
8 4 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.43%) Mobile Computing
9 3 (1.07%) PDA
9 3 (1.07%) EqualLogic
9 3 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.07%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.71%) AS400
10 2 (0.71%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.71%) iSeries
10 2 (0.71%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 191 (68.21%) Windows
2 107 (38.21%) Windows 7
3 80 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 70 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 37 (13.21%) Windows XP
6 32 (11.43%) Linux
7 26 (9.29%) Solaris
8 19 (6.79%) UNIX
9 16 (5.71%) Windows 8
10 8 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (2.14%) AIX
12 4 (1.43%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.43%) HPUX
12 4 (1.43%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.07%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.07%) Android
14 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (27.50%) ITIL
2 34 (12.14%) Migration
3 30 (10.71%) Service Management
4 18 (6.43%) PRINCE2
4 18 (6.43%) Performance Management
5 17 (6.07%) Service Delivery
6 16 (5.71%) Problem Management
7 15 (5.36%) BCP
8 14 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (5.00%) E-Commerce
9 12 (4.29%) Business Continuity
9 12 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (3.93%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (3.93%) Configuration Management
11 10 (3.57%) Load Balancing
12 8 (2.86%) ITSM
12 8 (2.86%) Project Management
12 8 (2.86%) Line Management
12 8 (2.86%) Mentoring
12 8 (2.86%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.71%) C
2 14 (5.00%) Java
3 12 (4.29%) SQL
4 11 (3.93%) Perl
5 9 (3.21%) VB
6 8 (2.86%) Bourne shell
6 8 (2.86%) Korn
7 7 (2.50%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.71%) VBA
8 2 (0.71%) VBScript
9 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.36%) C#
Qualifications
1 30 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 21 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
3 17 (6.07%) SC Cleared
4 16 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (4.64%) CCSE
5 13 (4.64%) CCNP
6 11 (3.93%) Degree
6 11 (3.93%) MCSE
7 10 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
8 8 (2.86%) CCA
9 7 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (1.79%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.79%) HNC
11 3 (1.07%) MCP
11 3 (1.07%) CCNA
12 2 (0.71%) ISEB
12 2 (0.71%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.71%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (13.21%) SLA
2 5 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 104 (37.14%) Active Directory
2 86 (30.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (22.14%) XenApp
4 29 (10.36%) Hyper-V
5 23 (8.21%) Xen
6 21 (7.50%) NLBS
7 17 (6.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 17 (6.07%) XenDesktop
7 17 (6.07%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (3.93%) vSphere
8 11 (3.93%) Terminal Services
9 9 (3.21%) VMware ESX
10 8 (2.86%) NFS
11 7 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (2.50%) VMware Server
12 4 (1.43%) XenServer
12 4 (1.43%) RHEV
12 4 (1.43%) KVM
13 2 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.36%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 39 (13.93%) SCCM
2 20 (7.14%) WSUS
3 9 (3.21%) Tivoli
4 8 (2.86%) NetBackup
4 8 (2.86%) Nagios
5 5 (1.79%) SCOM
5 5 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (1.43%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.43%) DameWare
6 4 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.43%) ARCserve
7 3 (1.07%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 3 (1.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (1.07%) WhatsUp Gold
7 3 (1.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.71%) MOM
8 2 (0.71%) OpenView
8 2 (0.71%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.36%) Netcool/Webtop
9 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 173 (61.79%) Citrix
2 130 (46.43%) Microsoft
3 94 (33.57%) VMware
4 66 (23.57%) Cisco
5 56 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 52 (18.57%) HP
7 28 (10.00%) Wyse
8 14 (5.00%) F5
9 13 (4.64%) Blue Coat
9 13 (4.64%) Infoblox
9 13 (4.64%) Imperva
9 13 (4.64%) Oracle
9 13 (4.64%) Red Hat
10 12 (4.29%) Avaya
10 12 (4.29%) IBM
11 11 (3.93%) Intel
12 10 (3.57%) Symantec
12 10 (3.57%) AppSense
12 10 (3.57%) Altiris
13 9 (3.21%) Veeam
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