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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fat Client
Rank 556 527 466
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -61
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 80 94 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.18% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.48% 0.55% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 47 97
Median daily rate £350 £323 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +12.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £160 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 12
Median hourly rate £14.75 £20.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.25% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £22.30 £20.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+4.03% -3.87%
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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
16766 16981 16271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.59% 32.84% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10939 10895 9966
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 679 657
Median hourly rate £20.78 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.36% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £46.21 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -9.75%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -3 29 £413 +13.01% 5
North East -25 13 £220 -
South East +9 12 £298 +3.65% 2
North West -5 9 £350 +55.55%
East of England +26 8 £350 +16.66% 1
South West +5 6 £344 -
West Midlands -37 3 £463 +15.62% 1
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Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 169 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 132 (78.11%) Windows
3 98 (57.99%) Active Directory
4 96 (56.80%) Citrix
5 87 (51.48%) Microsoft
6 79 (46.75%) Windows Server
7 75 (44.38%) VMware
8 66 (39.05%) Windows 7
9 58 (34.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 58 (34.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 54 (31.95%) XenApp
11 52 (30.77%) SCCM
12 50 (29.59%) MS Office
13 48 (28.40%) VMware Infrastructure
14 46 (27.22%) MS Exchange
15 44 (26.04%) Security Cleared
16 42 (24.85%) Windows Server 2012
17 39 (23.08%) AppSense
18 37 (21.89%) HP
19 35 (20.71%) Microsoft App-V
20 34 (20.12%) DHCP
20 34 (20.12%) DNS
20 34 (20.12%) ITIL
21 33 (19.53%) SQL Server
22 32 (18.93%) MS Excel
23 30 (17.75%) Wyse
24 29 (17.16%) PowerShell
25 27 (15.98%) Data Centre
25 27 (15.98%) SharePoint
26 25 (14.79%) Windows 10

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 46 (27.22%) MS Exchange
2 27 (15.98%) SharePoint
3 23 (13.61%) Skype for Business
4 18 (10.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (4.73%) Live Communications Server
7 7 (4.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.18%) IBM Domino
8 2 (1.18%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.18%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.59%) IIS
9 1 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 50 (29.59%) MS Office
2 32 (18.93%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.37%) PaintShop Pro
3 4 (2.37%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.65%) Office 365
2 4 (2.37%) GitHub
2 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.37%) SaaS
3 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (20.12%) DHCP
1 34 (20.12%) DNS
2 22 (13.02%) 3G
2 22 (13.02%) Wi-Fi
3 15 (8.88%) TCP/IP
4 13 (7.69%) Skype
5 12 (7.10%) LAN
5 12 (7.10%) NetScaler
5 12 (7.10%) SAN
5 12 (7.10%) WAN
6 11 (6.51%) HTTP
7 10 (5.92%) Internet
7 10 (5.92%) SMS
8 7 (4.14%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (3.55%) DVB
10 4 (2.37%) Firewall
10 4 (2.37%) Intranet
10 4 (2.37%) VPN
11 3 (1.78%) IP Telephony
12 2 (1.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (19.53%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.73%) MS Access
3 4 (2.37%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.78%) GIS
4 3 (1.78%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.78%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.59%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.59%) OLTP
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.59%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 5 (2.96%) Cucumber
1 5 (2.96%) Maven
1 5 (2.96%) Subversion
2 4 (2.37%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (2.37%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.18%) JBuilder
4 1 (0.59%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.59%) MSI
4 1 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (9.47%) Finance
2 8 (4.73%) Legal
3 7 (4.14%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.96%) Back Office
4 5 (2.96%) Military
5 3 (1.78%) Banking
5 3 (1.78%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Law
Job Titles
1 40 (23.67%) Analyst
2 26 (15.38%) Desktop Support
3 18 (10.65%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (8.88%) Support Engineer
5 12 (7.10%) Citrix Specialist
5 12 (7.10%) Developer
6 11 (6.51%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (5.92%) Citrix Support
7 10 (5.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (5.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 7 (4.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 7 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (4.14%) Incident Analyst
9 7 (4.14%) Project Manager
9 7 (4.14%) Service Analyst
9 7 (4.14%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.55%) Architect
10 6 (3.55%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (2.96%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (2.96%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.28%) XML
2 10 (5.92%) HTML
3 9 (5.33%) XSD
4 5 (2.96%) Flash
4 5 (2.96%) HTML5
4 5 (2.96%) JSON
4 5 (2.96%) Spring
5 4 (2.37%) .NET
6 3 (1.78%) Web Services
6 3 (1.78%) XSL
7 2 (1.18%) Middleware
7 2 (1.18%) SOAP
7 2 (1.18%) Struts
8 1 (0.59%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 169 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 27 (15.98%) Data Centre
3 11 (6.51%) Management Information System
4 9 (5.33%) Interactive TV
5 7 (4.14%) Computer Science
5 7 (4.14%) Freedom of Information
5 7 (4.14%) Statistics
6 6 (3.55%) Clustering
6 6 (3.55%) MPEG
7 5 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.96%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.96%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.96%) User Experience
8 4 (2.37%) Device Driver
8 4 (2.37%) PKI
9 3 (1.78%) Life Science
9 3 (1.78%) NHS
10 2 (1.18%) CMDB
10 2 (1.18%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.18%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 132 (78.11%) Windows
2 79 (46.75%) Windows Server
3 66 (39.05%) Windows 7
4 58 (34.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 58 (34.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (24.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (14.79%) Windows 10
7 16 (9.47%) Windows XP
8 14 (8.28%) Linux
8 14 (8.28%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.55%) Unix
10 5 (2.96%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.37%) Solaris
12 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.59%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.59%) HPUX
12 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (20.12%) ITIL
2 23 (13.61%) Migration
2 23 (13.61%) Problem Management
2 23 (13.61%) Software Delivery
3 19 (11.24%) Application Packaging
3 19 (11.24%) Service Management
4 16 (9.47%) Incident Management
5 14 (8.28%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (8.28%) Service Delivery
6 10 (5.92%) Information Management
6 10 (5.92%) Project Management
7 9 (5.33%) ITIL V3
7 9 (5.33%) Scrum
8 8 (4.73%) Information Security
9 7 (4.14%) Data Migration
9 7 (4.14%) Data Protection
9 7 (4.14%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (3.55%) Defect Management
10 6 (3.55%) Software Testing
10 6 (3.55%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (17.16%) PowerShell
2 22 (13.02%) SQL
3 14 (8.28%) Java
4 12 (7.10%) C
5 10 (5.92%) C++
6 9 (5.33%) ANSI C
7 8 (4.73%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.96%) ActionScript
9 4 (2.37%) VBScript
10 3 (1.78%) C#
11 2 (1.18%) Perl
11 2 (1.18%) VB
12 1 (0.59%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (26.04%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.65%) SC Cleared
3 17 (10.06%) DV Cleared
4 11 (6.51%) Degree
5 10 (5.92%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (5.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (5.33%) MCSE
7 6 (3.55%) ISEB
7 6 (3.55%) ISTQB
8 5 (2.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (2.37%) CCNA
9 4 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (2.37%) MCP
9 4 (2.37%) MCSA
10 3 (1.78%) CISSP
10 3 (1.78%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.59%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.59%) MCITP
11 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.83%) SLA
2 8 (4.73%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.18%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.18%) QA
4 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.59%) JSP 440
System Software
1 98 (57.99%) Active Directory
2 54 (31.95%) XenApp
3 48 (28.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (20.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 21 (12.43%) XenDesktop
6 14 (8.28%) Terminal Services
7 12 (7.10%) Hyper-V
8 11 (6.51%) VMware ESX
9 6 (3.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (2.96%) Terminal Server
10 5 (2.96%) vSphere
11 4 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (1.78%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (1.78%) XenServer
13 2 (1.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 1 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.59%) vCloud
14 1 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 52 (30.77%) SCCM
2 11 (6.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (5.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (5.33%) SCOM
5 8 (4.73%) NetBackup
5 8 (4.73%) Netcool
5 8 (4.73%) SCOrch
5 8 (4.73%) Unicenter
5 8 (4.73%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 5 (2.96%) HP SIM
7 4 (2.37%) Backup Exec
7 4 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (2.37%) Puppet
8 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.18%) WSUS
9 1 (0.59%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.59%) OpenView
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.59%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 96 (56.80%) Citrix
2 87 (51.48%) Microsoft
3 75 (44.38%) VMware
4 39 (23.08%) AppSense
5 37 (21.89%) HP
6 30 (17.75%) Wyse
7 22 (13.02%) Oracle
8 16 (9.47%) ThinPrint
9 14 (8.28%) Cisco
10 9 (5.33%) Dell
10 9 (5.33%) OpenTV
11 8 (4.73%) EMC
11 8 (4.73%) Meridio
11 8 (4.73%) Veritas
12 5 (2.96%) CheckPoint
12 5 (2.96%) Intel Security
12 5 (2.96%) LANDesk
13 4 (2.37%) Symantec
14 3 (1.78%) Hitachi
14 3 (1.78%) Sun
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