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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fat Client
Rank 537 472 440
Rank change year-on-year
-65 -32
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 71 106 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 0.71% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 72 71
Average daily rate £325 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £519 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £388 £200
% change year-on-year
-17.74% +93.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 16
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.87 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.69% -5.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+45.76% -4.83%
Fat Client
UK

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
15339 14868 14926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.49% 31.65% 33.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10028 9356 9179
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 641 619
Average hourly rate £22.06 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.54% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.61 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 9 February 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
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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -13 22 £490 +22.50% 1
South West 0 13 £235 +23.68% 1
South East -4 12 £313 -3.84% 6
North West -11 8 £325 +132.14% 1
East of England +1 7 £375 -36.17%
West Midlands - 5 £142 -
Yorkshire -32 2 - -
East Midlands -10 1 £210 -23.63% 1
North East -25 1 £95 -
Fat Client
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Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 129 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 91 (70.54%) Windows
3 68 (52.71%) Citrix
4 64 (49.61%) Active Directory
5 49 (37.98%) Windows Server
6 46 (35.66%) VMware
7 41 (31.78%) Microsoft
8 40 (31.01%) Windows 7
9 39 (30.23%) VMware Infrastructure
10 35 (27.13%) ITIL
11 31 (24.03%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (22.48%) Cisco
13 24 (18.60%) DNS
14 23 (17.83%) Data Centre
15 22 (17.05%) Windows Server 2003
15 22 (17.05%) Firewall
16 21 (16.28%) HP
16 21 (16.28%) XenApp
17 20 (15.50%) Windows XP
18 19 (14.73%) MS Office
18 19 (14.73%) CheckPoint
18 19 (14.73%) XenDesktop
19 18 (13.95%) SCCM
19 18 (13.95%) C
20 17 (13.18%) MS Exchange
20 17 (13.18%) DHCP
20 17 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
21 16 (12.40%) Wyse
21 16 (12.40%) Microsoft App-V
22 15 (11.63%) XML

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 17 (13.18%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (4.65%) Skype for Business
4 4 (3.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (3.10%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.55%) IIS
6 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.78%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.78%) JBoss
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (14.73%) MS Office
2 9 (6.98%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.33%) AutoCAD
3 3 (2.33%) Siemens NX
4 2 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.55%) PaintShop Pro
4 2 (1.55%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.98%) Office 365
2 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.55%) GitHub
4 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (18.60%) DNS
2 22 (17.05%) Firewall
3 17 (13.18%) DHCP
4 12 (9.30%) HTTP
4 12 (9.30%) LAN
4 12 (9.30%) NetScaler
5 11 (8.53%) DVB
6 10 (7.75%) Network Security
7 9 (6.98%) BGP
7 9 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (6.98%) Cisco IOS
7 9 (6.98%) OSPF
7 9 (6.98%) WAN
8 8 (6.20%) DMVPN
8 8 (6.20%) IP Telephony
8 8 (6.20%) NetScreen
8 8 (6.20%) SAN
9 7 (5.43%) BIG-IP
9 7 (5.43%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (4.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.20%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.78%) MS Access
2 1 (0.78%) OLTP
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.78%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 6 (4.65%) Cucumber
1 6 (4.65%) Maven
2 4 (3.10%) MSI
3 3 (2.33%) Subversion
4 1 (0.78%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (10.85%) Finance
2 6 (4.65%) Advertising
2 6 (4.65%) Billing
3 5 (3.88%) Back Office
3 5 (3.88%) Law
4 3 (2.33%) Retail
4 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.78%) Banking
5 1 (0.78%) German Language
5 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Legal
5 1 (0.78%) Local Government
5 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.78%) Military
5 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 30 (23.26%) Analyst
2 18 (13.95%) Desktop Support
3 13 (10.08%) Developer
4 12 (9.30%) Consultant
4 12 (9.30%) Support Analyst
5 11 (8.53%) Support Engineer
6 10 (7.75%) Network Specialist
7 9 (6.98%) Desktop Analyst
7 9 (6.98%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 9 (6.98%) Security Specialist
7 9 (6.98%) Support Consultant
8 8 (6.20%) Network Security Specialist
9 7 (5.43%) Citrix Support
9 7 (5.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (4.65%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 6 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (4.65%) Agile Developer
10 6 (4.65%) Citrix Analyst
10 6 (4.65%) Citrix Specialist
10 6 (4.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.63%) XML
2 12 (9.30%) XSD
3 10 (7.75%) HTML
4 6 (4.65%) Flash
4 6 (4.65%) HTML5
4 6 (4.65%) JSON
4 6 (4.65%) Spring
5 4 (3.10%) XSLT
6 3 (2.33%) DHTML
6 3 (2.33%) Itk
6 3 (2.33%) Web Services
6 3 (2.33%) XSL
7 2 (1.55%) Middleware
8 1 (0.78%) .NET
8 1 (0.78%) ODBC
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.78%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 129 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 23 (17.83%) Data Centre
3 11 (8.53%) Interactive TV
3 11 (8.53%) MPEG
4 8 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.65%) STB
5 6 (4.65%) User Experience
5 6 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (3.88%) Blackberry
7 4 (3.10%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.33%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.55%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.55%) Handset
9 2 (1.55%) iPhone
9 2 (1.55%) Replication
10 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.78%) iPad
10 1 (0.78%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.78%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 91 (70.54%) Windows
2 49 (37.98%) Windows Server
3 40 (31.01%) Windows 7
4 31 (24.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (17.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (15.50%) Windows XP
7 13 (10.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (9.30%) Linux
9 7 (5.43%) Windows 8
10 4 (3.10%) Unix
11 3 (2.33%) Android
12 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.55%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.55%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.78%) NetWare
13 1 (0.78%) Solaris
13 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.13%) ITIL
2 17 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (9.30%) Scrum
3 12 (9.30%) Service Management
4 10 (7.75%) Incident Management
4 10 (7.75%) Migration
4 10 (7.75%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (6.98%) Project Management
5 9 (6.98%) TDD
6 8 (6.20%) Mentoring
7 7 (5.43%) Configuration Management
7 7 (5.43%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (5.43%) ITIL V3
7 7 (5.43%) Kanban
8 6 (4.65%) Application Packaging
8 6 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (4.65%) ITSM
8 6 (4.65%) Load Balancing
8 6 (4.65%) MVC
8 6 (4.65%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.95%) C
2 11 (8.53%) ANSI C
3 9 (6.98%) C++
3 9 (6.98%) Java
3 9 (6.98%) JavaScript
3 9 (6.98%) SQL
4 6 (4.65%) ActionScript
5 4 (3.10%) XPath
6 3 (2.33%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.33%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.33%) Tcl
7 2 (1.55%) AWK
7 2 (1.55%) Perl
7 2 (1.55%) Python
7 2 (1.55%) sed
7 2 (1.55%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (10.08%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (8.53%) Security Cleared
3 10 (7.75%) CCNP
4 9 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (5.43%) CCNA
5 7 (5.43%) MCSE
6 6 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (3.88%) CCSE
8 3 (2.33%) Degree
8 3 (2.33%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.33%) MCSA
9 2 (1.55%) CCIE
9 2 (1.55%) HNC
9 2 (1.55%) MCP
9 2 (1.55%) RHCSA
9 2 (1.55%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.20%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.78%) HL7
2 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.78%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 64 (49.61%) Active Directory
2 39 (30.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (16.28%) XenApp
4 19 (14.73%) XenDesktop
5 16 (12.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (6.20%) vSphere
6 8 (6.20%) XenServer
7 5 (3.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (3.88%) Hyper-V
7 5 (3.88%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.55%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.55%) NLBS
8 2 (1.55%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.55%) Xen
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.78%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (13.95%) SCCM
2 4 (3.10%) SCOM
2 4 (3.10%) Windows Intune
3 2 (1.55%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.55%) Puppet
3 2 (1.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (1.55%) WSUS
4 1 (0.78%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.78%) DatAdvantage
4 1 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Flashback
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.78%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.78%) SCSM
4 1 (0.78%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.78%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 68 (52.71%) Citrix
2 46 (35.66%) VMware
3 41 (31.78%) Microsoft
4 29 (22.48%) Cisco
5 21 (16.28%) HP
6 19 (14.73%) CheckPoint
7 16 (12.40%) Wyse
8 11 (8.53%) OpenTV
9 10 (7.75%) AppSense
10 8 (6.20%) Blue Coat
10 8 (6.20%) F5
10 8 (6.20%) Imperva
10 8 (6.20%) Infoblox
11 5 (3.88%) Nortel
11 5 (3.88%) Remedy
11 5 (3.88%) Siemens
12 4 (3.10%) CA
12 4 (3.10%) NetApp
12 4 (3.10%) Symantec
13 3 (2.33%) Apple
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