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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fat Client
Rank 517 503 450
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -53
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 112 103 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.21% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.68% 0.64% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 46 111
Median daily rate £335 £335 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £169 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £499 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £280 £264
% change year-on-year
+16.96% +6.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 14
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +26.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £15.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.38 £21.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-37.05% +37.09%
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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
16523 15980 15613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.01% 32.34% 32.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10847 9949 9754
Median daily rate £434 £420 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 547 636 687
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.98 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.79% -10.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -13 35 £335 -27.56% 7
North West -4 27 £408 +143.28%
North East -29 17 £225 -54.54%
South East -17 14 £381 +27.08% 2
South West -10 8 £323 +15.17%
East of England +5 5 £250 +2.56% 1
West Midlands -10 4 £463 +91.11% 2
Yorkshire +9 1 - -
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Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 185 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 138 (74.59%) Windows
3 106 (57.30%) Active Directory
4 99 (53.51%) Citrix
5 84 (45.41%) Windows Server
6 82 (44.32%) Microsoft
7 76 (41.08%) VMware
8 66 (35.68%) Windows 7
9 60 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 58 (31.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 52 (28.11%) SCCM
12 51 (27.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 51 (27.57%) XenApp
13 45 (24.32%) HP
13 45 (24.32%) MS Office
14 44 (23.78%) AppSense
15 43 (23.24%) MS Exchange
16 41 (22.16%) Security Cleared
16 41 (22.16%) Data Centre
17 40 (21.62%) Microsoft App-V
18 39 (21.08%) DNS
18 39 (21.08%) Windows Server 2012
19 38 (20.54%) Wyse
20 37 (20.00%) ITIL
21 34 (18.38%) SQL Server
22 32 (17.30%) DHCP
23 29 (15.68%) Migration
24 27 (14.59%) MS Excel
24 27 (14.59%) XenDesktop
24 27 (14.59%) PowerShell

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 43 (23.24%) MS Exchange
2 21 (11.35%) SharePoint
3 20 (10.81%) Skype for Business
4 15 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (4.32%) Live Communications Server
8 7 (3.78%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.08%) IIS
10 1 (0.54%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.54%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.54%) JBoss
10 1 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.54%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 45 (24.32%) MS Office
2 27 (14.59%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.54%) PaintShop Pro
4 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.27%) Office 365
2 8 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.16%) SaaS
4 1 (0.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 39 (21.08%) DNS
2 32 (17.30%) DHCP
3 23 (12.43%) NetScaler
4 22 (11.89%) Wi-Fi
5 17 (9.19%) 3G
6 16 (8.65%) WAN
7 15 (8.11%) LAN
8 14 (7.57%) HTTP
9 13 (7.03%) TCP/IP
10 12 (6.49%) Internet
10 12 (6.49%) Remote Desktop
10 12 (6.49%) Skype
11 11 (5.95%) SAN
12 9 (4.86%) DVB
12 9 (4.86%) SMS
13 8 (4.32%) Firewall
14 7 (3.78%) IP Telephony
15 6 (3.24%) VPN
16 5 (2.70%) VLAN
17 4 (2.16%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (18.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.32%) MS Access
3 4 (2.16%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.08%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.54%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.54%) OLTP
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.54%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 5 (2.70%) Cucumber
1 5 (2.70%) Maven
2 4 (2.16%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (2.16%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.08%) MSI
3 2 (1.08%) Subversion
4 1 (0.54%) JBuilder
4 1 (0.54%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (9.19%) Finance
2 6 (3.24%) Billing
3 5 (2.70%) Advertising
3 5 (2.70%) Back Office
3 5 (2.70%) Legal
3 5 (2.70%) Military
4 4 (2.16%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.16%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.08%) Banking
6 1 (0.54%) Law
6 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 49 (26.49%) Analyst
2 30 (16.22%) Desktop Support
3 18 (9.73%) Support Engineer
4 17 (9.19%) Citrix Specialist
5 15 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (8.11%) Developer
6 13 (7.03%) Support Analyst
7 11 (5.95%) Desktop Analyst
7 11 (5.95%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 10 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (5.41%) Citrix Support
8 10 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (4.86%) Citrix Analyst
9 9 (4.86%) Service Analyst
10 7 (3.78%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 7 (3.78%) C Developer
10 7 (3.78%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (3.78%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 7 (3.78%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (3.78%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.65%) XML
2 12 (6.49%) XSD
3 9 (4.86%) HTML
4 5 (2.70%) Flash
4 5 (2.70%) HTML5
4 5 (2.70%) JSON
4 5 (2.70%) Spring
5 4 (2.16%) .NET
6 3 (1.62%) XSL
7 2 (1.08%) Middleware
7 2 (1.08%) Web Services
8 1 (0.54%) SOAP
8 1 (0.54%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 185 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 41 (22.16%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.49%) Interactive TV
4 9 (4.86%) MPEG
5 8 (4.32%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.78%) Statistics
6 7 (3.78%) User Experience
7 6 (3.24%) Blackberry
7 6 (3.24%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.24%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (2.70%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.70%) Smartphone
9 4 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (2.16%) Clustering
9 4 (2.16%) Device Driver
9 4 (2.16%) Life Science
9 4 (2.16%) PKI
9 4 (2.16%) STB
10 3 (1.62%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (1.08%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 138 (74.59%) Windows
2 84 (45.41%) Windows Server
3 66 (35.68%) Windows 7
4 60 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 58 (31.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (21.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (12.43%) Windows XP
8 21 (11.35%) Windows 10
9 14 (7.57%) Windows 8
10 13 (7.03%) Linux
11 4 (2.16%) Unix
11 4 (2.16%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.08%) Solaris
13 1 (0.54%) Android
13 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (20.00%) ITIL
2 29 (15.68%) Migration
3 23 (12.43%) Application Packaging
4 20 (10.81%) Problem Management
5 19 (10.27%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (10.27%) Service Management
5 19 (10.27%) Software Delivery
6 15 (8.11%) Incident Management
7 13 (7.03%) Scrum
8 12 (6.49%) Project Management
9 10 (5.41%) Data Migration
9 10 (5.41%) Service Delivery
10 9 (4.86%) Risk Management
10 9 (4.86%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (4.32%) Defect Management
11 8 (4.32%) Mentoring
12 7 (3.78%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (3.78%) ITIL V3
12 7 (3.78%) TDD
13 6 (3.24%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 27 (14.59%) PowerShell
2 18 (9.73%) SQL
3 14 (7.57%) C
4 12 (6.49%) ANSI C
4 12 (6.49%) Java
5 9 (4.86%) C++
6 8 (4.32%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.70%) ActionScript
8 4 (2.16%) VBScript
9 3 (1.62%) C#
9 3 (1.62%) Perl
10 2 (1.08%) AWK
10 2 (1.08%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.08%) Python
10 2 (1.08%) sed
10 2 (1.08%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.54%) VB
11 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (22.16%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.19%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.11%) DV Cleared
4 12 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (5.95%) MCSE
6 8 (4.32%) Degree
7 7 (3.78%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (3.24%) ISEB
8 6 (3.24%) ISTQB
9 5 (2.70%) CCNA
9 5 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (2.16%) MCSA
11 3 (1.62%) MCP
12 2 (1.08%) CCNP
12 2 (1.08%) DBS Check
12 2 (1.08%) HNC
12 2 (1.08%) RHCSA
13 1 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.19%) SLA
2 6 (3.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.08%) QA
4 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.54%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 106 (57.30%) Active Directory
2 51 (27.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (27.57%) XenApp
3 40 (21.62%) Microsoft App-V
4 27 (14.59%) XenDesktop
5 13 (7.03%) VMware ESX
6 9 (4.86%) Hyper-V
6 9 (4.86%) Terminal Services
7 7 (3.78%) vSphere
8 6 (3.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (2.16%) Terminal Server
10 3 (1.62%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (1.62%) XenServer
11 2 (1.08%) BitLocker
11 2 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 52 (28.11%) SCCM
2 11 (5.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (4.32%) NetBackup
3 8 (4.32%) Netcool
3 8 (4.32%) SCOM
3 8 (4.32%) SCOrch
3 8 (4.32%) Unicenter
3 8 (4.32%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 7 (3.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (3.24%) Puppet
6 4 (2.16%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.16%) HP SIM
6 4 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.62%) Windows Intune
8 2 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.08%) WSUS
9 1 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.54%) OpenView
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.54%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 99 (53.51%) Citrix
2 82 (44.32%) Microsoft
3 76 (41.08%) VMware
4 45 (24.32%) HP
5 44 (23.78%) AppSense
6 38 (20.54%) Wyse
7 24 (12.97%) Cisco
8 19 (10.27%) Oracle
9 13 (7.03%) ThinPrint
10 12 (6.49%) OpenTV
11 11 (5.95%) CheckPoint
12 8 (4.32%) EMC
12 8 (4.32%) Meridio
12 8 (4.32%) Veritas
13 7 (3.78%) Symantec
14 5 (2.70%) Dell
14 5 (2.70%) Intel Security
14 5 (2.70%) Nortel
14 5 (2.70%) Remedy
14 5 (2.70%) Siemens
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